Since 2008, the dramatic increase in global e-commerce activity – which revolutionized the delivery of goods to consumers and businesses – has had a major impact on the global material handling equipment market.
As new warehouses, order fulfillment centers, and other facilities were built by companies involved in e-commerce, associated material handling equipment sales surged. Most material handling equipment is utilized in this market.
The result of all of this is that the distribution material handling equipment market is forecast to expand 5.2% per annum through 2023 to $19.7 billion.. according to a report, Global Material Handling Equipment from The Freedonia Group.
The distribution material handling equipment market is forecast to expand 5.2% per annum through 2023 to $19.7 billion.
Distribution is expected to register the fastest rate of growth among markets because of:
- increasing international trade, which will spur sales of material handling equipment used in warehouses and export and import facilities
- surging global e-commerce and the construction of new order fulfillment centers
- the growing use of state-of-the-art technologies in distribution applications, including advanced storage and retrieval systems
- the expansion of the global logistics and transportation sector