Global and China Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Industry Report, 2018-2023
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In 2017, the automated guided vehicle (AGV) sales soared 93.7% year on year and reached 22,000 units in China, and the figure would rise to 36,000 units or so in 2018. In the upcoming five years, the growing demand from production & logistics market of automobiles and home appliances as well as emerging industries like intelligent logistics will give impetus to the Chinese AGV market with an expected average annual growth rate of about 49%. AGV sales is anticipated to report 269,000 units in 2023.


Among them, the manufacturing and logistics of automobile and home appliances have huge demand for AGV in China, together consuming more than 50% of AGVs in 2017. The demand from traditional AGV applications, where AGV gets vigorously promoted in an all-round manner, remains stable. The application of AGV in emerging fields like power patrol inspection, intelligent parking, automated ports, and digital stages also gains greater popularity. For instance, the intelligent parking AGV projects are being carried out. The robotic stereo garage was unveiled at Nanjing Confucius Temple in early 2018, using “laser navigation + comb exchange” car-handling AGV with independent intellectual property rights. Beijing-based Wukesong Underground Parking Lot set up over 60 AGV intelligent parking spaces in July 2018.

Navigation technology is a key integral of AGV products. Although magnetic-tape navigation and electromagnetic navigation are still the main navigation modes used by Chinese AGV products, technologies like hybrid navigation, outdoor navigation, free navigation and contour navigation have been increasingly mature in recent years and are expected to become mainstream ones.

The AGV products of domestic-funded enterprises, represented by SIASUN Robot & Automation, Yunnan KSEC Intelligent Equipment, Machinery Technology Development, and Hubei Sanfeng Intelligent Conveying Equipment, dominate in the Chinese AGV market, accounting for 86% of the country’s total sales in 2017. Foreign companies, such as JBT, Daifuku, Dematic, Swisslog, and Meidensha, make their presence in the middle and high-end market in China by relying on superior technologies.

The Chinese AGV capital market was full of vigor with annual financing exceeding RMB1 billion in 2017, and some startups expedited their foray by aggressive research and development of technologies so that competition among AGV companies pricks up. With maturity of intelligent technologies, the capital market will be more flourishing in 2018.

Global and China Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) Industry Report, 2018-2023 by ResearchInChina highlights the following:
20120114.gifGlobal AGV market (size, demand structure, competitive landscape and development in regions like Japan, Europe and the United States);
20120114.gifChinese AGV market (size, product structure, demand structure, prices, competition and development trends);
20120114.gifMarket development of core AGV components like AGV system, on-board control system, drive system (electric motor, reducer, etc.), navigation system (magnetic navigation sensor, laser navigation, laser scanner, etc.), and charging system;
20120114.gifThe development of such key downstream sectors as automobile, parking, electric power, tobacco, and the demand for AGV;
20120114.gif23 global and Chinese AGV manufacturers (operation, AGV business, development strategy, etc.

1 Overview
1.1 Definition
1.2 Classification
1.3 Industry Chain

2 Global AGV Market
2.1 Market Size
2.2 Demand Structure
2.3 Competitive Landscape
2.4 Regional Development
2.4.1 Japan
2.4.2 Europe
2.4.3 United Sates
2.4.4 India

3. Chinese AGV Market
3.1 Development Overview
3.2 Market Situation
3.2.1 Market Size
3.2.2 Ownership
3.2.3 Sales Volume
3.3 Market Structure
3.3.1 By Navigation Technology
3.3.2 By Product
3.3.3 By Market
3.3.4 Others
3.4 Price
3.5 Competitive Pattern
3.5.1 By Region
3.5.2 By Type of Company
3.5.3 Ranking of Companies
3.6 Development Trend

4 Upstream and Downstream Industries of AGV
4.1 AGV Core Parts
4.1.1 Development Overview
4.1.2 Drive Device System
4.1.3 AGV On-board Control System
4.1.4 Navigation/Guidance System
4.1.5 AGV Battery/Energy System
4.1.6 AGV Master Control System
4.2 Downstream Industries of AGV
4.2.1 Automobile Manufacturing
4.2.2 Parking
4.2.3 Power Patrol Inspection
4.2.4 Tobacco Logistics
4.2.5 Heavy Load

5 Major Global AGV Players
5.1 JBT
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 AGV Business
5.1.4 Presence in China
5.2 Daifuku
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 AGV Business
5.2.4 Presence in China
5.3 Dematic
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Operation
5.3.3 Presence in China
5.4 Swisslog
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 AGV Business
5.4.4 Presence in China
5.5 Meidensha
5.5.1 Profile
5.5.2 Operation
5.5.3 AGV Business
5.5.4 Presence in China
5.6 Oceaneering AGV Systems
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Operation
5.6.3 AGV Business
5.7 Grenzebach Corporation
5.7.1 Operation
5.7.2 Presence in China
5.8 Elettric 80
5.9 Rocla

6 Key Chinese AGV Companies
6.1 Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation Co., Ltd.
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 AGV Robot Business
6.1.4 Development Strategy
6.2 Yunnan KSEC Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd.
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.3 Machinery Technology Development Co. Ltd.
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 AGV Business
6.4 Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd.
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 AGV Business
6.5 Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 AGV Business
6.5.4 Prospects
6.6 Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Operation
6.6.3 AGV Business
6.6.4 Output and Sales Volume
6.6.5 Development Strategy
6.7 CSG Smart Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Operation
6.7.3 AGV Business
6.8 Guangzhou Jingyuan Mechano-Electric Equipment Co., Ltd.
6.8.1 Profile
6.8.2 Operation
6.9 Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery Co., Ltd.
6.9.1 Profile
6.9.2 Operation
6.9.3 AGV Business
6.10 Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot Co., Ltd.
6.10.1 Profile
6.10.2 Operation
6.10.3 AGV Business
6.11 Yonegy Logistics Automation Technology Co., Ltd.
6.12 Guangzhou Sinorobot Technology Co., Ltd.
6.13 Shenzhen OKAGV Co., Ltd.
Architecture Diagram of AGV
Composition of AGV System
Operating Scene and Communication Mode of AGV
Classification of AGV
Structure of AGV Software
AGV Industry Chain
AGV Production Line VS Traditional Production Line
Global AGV Sales Volume and YoY Growth, 2011-2023E
Global AGV Market Size, 2014-2023F
Global AGV Market share by Application, 2017
Financing and M&As of Major Global AGV Companies, 2016-2018
Revenue of Major Domestic and Foreign AGV Producers, 2014-2018
AGVS/AGV Sales Volume in Japan, 2000-2023E
AGVS Sales Structure in Japan by Category, 2014-2023F
AGV Market Size in Japan, 2014-2023F
Newly Installed AGVS and AVGs by European Integrators, 2000-2013
AGV Installations in Europe, 2011-2015
AGVS Installations of Major European and American AGV Producers, 2015
AGV (by Type) Market Size in India, 2014-2025E
Development History of AGV in China
AGV Patent Filings in China, 2005-2016
Development Model of Major AGV Producers in China, 2018
AGV Market Size and YoY Growth in China, 2014-2023E
AGV Ownership and YoY Growth in China, 2014-2023E
AGV Sales Volume and YoY Growth in China, 2011-2018
AGV Structure in China by Navigation Mode, 2017 
Difference between AGV and AGC
AGV Sales Structure in China by Product, 2015-2023E
AGV Demand Structure in China by Sector, 2017&2023E
Average Price of AGV in China, 2014-2023E
AGV Price of Major Global and Chinese Producers in China, 2018
Regional Structure of AGV Producers in China, 2017
Market Share of AGV Companies in China by Country, 2014-2022E
Top10 Chinese AGV Producers, 2018
Presence of Major Global AGV Producers in China, 2018
Major Global and Chinese AGC Producers, 2018
Financing and M&As of Major AGV Producers in China, 2014-2018
AGV Sales Volume and YoY Growth in China, 2017-2023E
Development Trends of AGV
Number of Motors, Drivers and Speed Reducers of Per Unit AGV Drive System by Drive Mode
New Demand for AGV Motors in China, 2016-2023E
New Demand for AGV Speed Reducers in China, 2016-2023E
Composition of Laser Guided AGV On-board Control System
New Demand for AGV On-board Controllers in China, 2016-2023F
Major Chinese Controller Producers, 2018
Classification of AGV Navigation Modes and Core Components
New Demand for AGV Laser Scanners in China, 2016-2023E
Main AGV Obstacle Avoidance Sensors in China
Major Chinese AGV Sensor Companies, 2018
Operating Principle of Magnetic Navigation Sensor for AGV System
Cycles of AGV Batteries
Contactless Power Supply AGV System
Supercapacitor Power Supply AGV System
Batteries as a Percentage of AGV Projects in Europe, 2015
Structure of AGV Batteries in China by Product, 2015
Main Charging Methods of AGV Batteries
Classification of Global AGV Software Systems
AGV Software Systems Used by Global and Chinese AGV Producers
Ownership of Automobiles in China, 2012-2023E
Production and Sales of Automobiles in China, 2012-2023E
Production and Sales of New Energy Vehicle in China, 2011-2017
Features and Configurations of AGV Systems for Car Production Lines
Density of Use of Car AGVs in Major Countries
Major Car AGV Producers in China
Car AGV Sales Volume in China, 2017-2023E
Global and Chinese AGV Products for Parking
Global and Chinese AGV for Parking Projects, 2018
Merits of Patrol Robot
Power Industry’s Demand for AGVs in China, 2017-2023E
Acquisition Mode of Power Patrol Robots in China, 2015-2017
State Grid’s Tenders for Intelligent Patrol Robot in Recent Years
Performance Comparison of Products of Key Chinese Producers of Power Patrol Robot
Development History of Tobacco Logistics in China, 2003-2018
Competitive Pattern of AGV for Tobacco Logistics
Use of AGVs in Some Tobacco Factories in China
Heavy Load AGV Producers by Purpose
Businesses of JBT
Subsidiaries of JBT, 2018
Revenue and Net Income of JBT, 2010-2018
Order Backlog of JBT by Product, 2013-2018
Revenue Breakdown of JBT by Product, 2010-2018
Revenue Breakdown of JBT by Region, 2012-2017
Revenue of JBT by Region, 2017
AGV Locations of JBT
JBT’s Subsidiaries in China, 2017
Business Structure of Daifuku
Revenue Breakdown of Daifuku by Region, 2020E
Net Sales and Net Income of Daifuku, FY2010-FY2018
Order Intake of Daifuku, FY2014-FY2017
Orders Structure of Daifuku by Sector, FY2014-FY2018
Sales Structure of Daifuku by Sector, FY2014-FY2018
Sales Structure of Daifuku by Region, FY2013-FY2018
Main AGV Clients of Daifuku
AGV Systems of Daifuku
Daifuku’s Sales in China, FY2013-FY2018
Daifuku’s Presence in China
M&As of Dematic, 2010-2018
Revenue of Dematic, 2014-2017
Typical Customers of Dematic in China
Milestones of Dematic’s Suzhou Plant
Businesses and Products of Swisslog
Operation Data of Swisslog, 2014-2017
Orders, Revenue and Operating Margin of Swisslog, 2016-2017
Orders and Revenue Structure (by Business) of Swisslog, 2010-2017
Revenue Structure (by Region) of Swisslog, 2014
WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions) Orders and Sales of Swisslog, 2010-2014
WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions) Revenue Structure of Swisslog by Business, 2013-2014
WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions) Orders of Swisslog by Industry
Swisslog’s Development Strategy for WDS (Warehouse & Distribution Solutions)
AGVs of Swisslog
Business Structure of Meidensha
Net Sales and Net Income of Meidensha, FY2011-FY2018
Orders of Meidensha, FY2016-FY2017
Net Sales Structure of Meidensha by Business, FY2012-FY2018
Net Sales Breakdown of Meidensha by Region, FY2012-FY2017
Main Products and Clients of Meidensha’s Industrial Systems
AGV Systems of Meidensha
Meidensha’s Subsidiaries in Mainland China, 2018
Business Segments of Oceaneering
Revenue and Net Income of Oceaneering, 2016-2018
Revenue Structure of Oceaneering by Business, 2016-2017
Revenue Structure of Oceaneering by Region, 2016-2017
AGVs of Oceaneering AGV Systems
Grenzebach’s Facts, 2018
Business Members of Grenzebach
Grenzebach’s Subsidiaries by Country/Region
Elettric 80’s Fact, 2018
Development Course of Rocla
Revenue and Net Income of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation, 2012-2018
Operating Revenue Structure of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation by Product, 2014-2018
Operating Revenue Structure of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation by Region, 2014-2018
Gross Margin of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation by Product, 2013-2018
AGVs of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation
Main Partners of Shenyang Siasun Robot & Automation
AGVs of Yunnan KSEC Intelligent Equipment
Revenue and Net Income of Machinery Technology Development, 2013-2018
Revenue Structure of Machinery Technology Development by Business, 2013-2015
Revenue Structure of Machinery Technology Development by Business, 2016-2018
Revenue Structure of Machinery Technology Development by Region, 2013-2015
AGV Business Performance of Machinery Technology Development
Revenue and Net Income of Hangzhou Great Star Industrial, 2013-2018
Revenue Structure of Hangzhou Great Star Industrial by Product, 2014-2018
Operating Revenue Breakdown of Hangzhou Great Star Industrial by Region, 2014-2018
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Guozi Robotics, 2012-2018
Characteristics of Zhejiang Guozi Robotics’ AGV Systems
Strategic Layout of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology
Revenue and Net Income of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology, 2012-2018
Revenue Structure of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology by Product, 2014-2018
Operating Revenue Structure of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology by Region, 2014-2017
Milestones in AGV-related Logistics System Business of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology
Operation Operation of Main AGV Subsidiaries of Guangdong Dongfang Precision Science & Technology, 2015-2018
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment, 2011-2018
Operating Revenue Breakdown of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Product, 2013-2017
Operating Revenue Breakdown of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Region, 2013-2017
Gross Margin of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Product, 2013-2017
Milestones in AGV-related Business of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment, 2015-2018
Capacity, Output and Sales Volume of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment by Product, 2011-2017
Revenue and Net Income of CSG Smart Science & Technology, 2013-2018
Revenue Structure of CSG Smart Science & Technology by Product, 2015-2018
Revenue Structure of CSG Smart Science & Technology by Region, 2015-2018
Revenue and Net Income of Huaxiao Precision (Suzhou), 2013-2018
Revenue Structure of Huaxiao Precision (Suzhou) by Product, 2013-2015
AGVs of Huaxiao Precision (Suzhou)
Revenue and Net Income of Guangzhou Jingyuan Mechano-Electric Equipment, 2013-2017
Revenue and Net Income of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery, 2012-2018
Revenue Structure of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery by Product, 2014-2017
Revenue Breakdown of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery by Region, 2012-2017
Gross Profit and Gross Margin of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery by Product, 2012-2016
Applications of Shanghai Triowin Automation Machinery’s AGV Robots and Main Clients
Revenue and Net Income of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot, 2013-2018
Revenue Structure of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot by Product, 2016-2017
Revenue Breakdown of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot by Region, 2013-2015
Gross Margin of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot by Product, 2013-2017
Applications of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot’s AGVs and Main Clients
Main Automotive Clients of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot
Main Clients of Shenzhen Casun Intelligent Robot in Electronic and Home Appliances Industries
Main Clients of Yonegy Logistics Automation Technology
AGV Products of Yonegy Logistics Automation Technology
AGV Business Milestones of Guangzhou Sinorobot Technology, 2014-2018

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