Automated material handling systems increase productivity, automate tasks, augment jobs, and create new ones. It ensures efficient conveyance of materials from one place to another in the manufacturing area or warehouses by eliminating the need for humans. It also helps to produce and ship product to customers faster, cheaper, and with increased quality.

The steady growth of the automated material handling systems market is mainly attributed to the increasing deployment of robotic systems for warehouse automation, the advent of Industry 4.0, continuous technological advancements, and the growing focus of companies on cost reduction and sustainability. Although the impact of COVID-19 may hinder the growth of this market, the rapidly booming e-commerce sector, the companies’ willingness to increase automation investments, and favorable government initiatives to support the growth of the industrial sector are expected to propel the growth of the automated material handling systems market in the coming years.

The Automated Material Handling Systems (AMHS) Market is expected to reach $57.6 billion, at a CAGR of 6.6% during the forecast period (2021-2028). 

Top 10 companies leading in Automated Material Handling Systems Market

Daifuku Co. Ltd.

Daifuku is a leading provider of material handling systems. The company develops, manufactures, and provides wide-ranging automation & logistic solutions to several industries, including automotive, airport, manufacturing, clean rooms, and public & other sectors across the globe. The company also offers many aftermarket services, such as maintenance, regular inspections, and retrofits. Daifuku continuously develops and introduces innovative products, such as manufacturing & distribution systems, semiconductor product line systems, flat panel display production line systems, automobile production line systems, and airport technologies. Daifuku offers material handling solutions that meet automation and labor-saving needs in virtually any manufacturing sector.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company is present across North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. The company currently has affiliate companies and offices operating in 26 countries & regions and also has 53 consolidated subsidiaries and affiliates.


Founded in 1937 and headquartered in Neunkirch, Germany, SSI SCHÄFER AG is the leading material handling product and solution provider. The company provides cutting-edge modular warehousing and logistics solutions. The company’s wide-ranging portfolio comprises design, planning, consulting, and customer-specific aftersales services and maintenance. The company also provides a broad systems portfolio ranging from manual to highly automated storing, conveying, and picking systems, including a comprehensive software portfolio.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. The company upholds an excellent international position with five competence centers in Neunkirchen (DE), Giebelstadt (DE), Graz (AT), Friesach (AT), and Neunkirch (CH), as well as many production facilities together with over 70 operating companies across the globe.

Dematic (Part of KION Group AG)

Dematic is a leading provider of material handling systems. It is a global engineering company that designs, builds, & life cycle supports logistics solutions that optimize material & information flow from receiving to shipping within factories, warehouses, or distribution centers. The company’s products and software can be configured to meet the supply chain needs of companies large and small across various industries, from manufacturing and e-commerce to wholesale and healthcare. Dematic offers training and consultancy to support its systems, modernization and upgrades, and field service operations. The company has installed over 6,000 material handling systems around the world.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across North America, Europe, China, and Australia. The company also has 60 engineering centers and manufacturing facilities in 25 countries globally.

Honeywell Intelligrated

Honeywell Intelligrated is a leading North American-based, single-source provider of intelligent automated material handling solutions. The company designs, manufactures, integrates, and installs comprehensive material handling automation solutions, such as conveyors, sortations, palletizers & robotics, and automated storage and retrieval systems. Through an extensive portfolio of automation equipment, warehouse execution system software, services, and support, the company provides businesses with a competitive edge and optimizes operational performance that drives fulfillment productivity mainly for retailers, manufacturers, and logistics providers across the globe.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across North America, South America, Mexico, Brazil, China, and the United Kingdom.

Toyota Industries Corporation

Toyota Industries is a leading manufacturer of lift trucks. The company manufactures textile machinery, car air-conditioning compressors, automobiles, engines, car electronics, and materials handling equipment. The company develops, sells, and provides services for a wide portfolio of material handling equipment products, ranging from lift trucks to material handling systems. The company’s material handling equipment business is operated under a two-organization structure: Toyota Material Handling Group (TMHG) and Toyota Advanced Logistics Group (TALG).

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Some of its subsidiaries are Bastian Solutions LLC, Vanderlande Industries Holding B.V., Toyota L&F, Toyota Material Handling, Toyota Material Handling Europe, Raymond Corporation, Aichi Corporation, and Advanced Logistics Solutions Co., Ltd.

A report into the projected growth of the current Automated Material Handling Systems (AMHS) Market  by Meticulous Research® has produced some incredible forecasts for the industry. By 2028, it’s expected to have grown at a CAGR of 6.6%, reaching over $57.6 billion.

Murata Machinery Ltd.

Murata Machinery manufactures a broad variety of machinery ranging from factory automation products to communication equipment. The company offers advanced logistics & automation systems mainly focused on automated storage and transportation systems and automated material handling systems for cleanrooms designed particularly for semiconductor fabs.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across Asia, North America, Latin America, and Europe. Some of its subsidiaries are AGVE AB, NIPPON SHOOTER, LTD., CIMCORP OY, and MURATEC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, LTD.


KNAPP is one of the global market leaders for integrated intralogistics solutions and offers turnkey systems in warehouse automation and warehouse logistics. The company develops customized solutions such as robotics & handling, storage, picking, and conveying & sorting with the help of cutting-edge technology, particularly for warehouse logistics.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Middle-East & Africa. Some of its subsidiaries are Appstore GmbH, KHT GmbH, and ivii GmbH and operates in 40 locations worldwide.


Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Deutschland, Germany, BEUMER Group is a global leader in designing and manufacturing intralogistics systems, mainly for conveying, loading, palletizing, packaging, sortation, and distribution. The company offers cutting edge solutions & services of material handling equipment in several industries, such as airport, cement, building, materials, chemical, retail & e-commerce, food & beverage, mining & minerals, port & terminals, and power plants.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and representatives in more than 70 countries across the globe. The company and its affiliated companies provide superior system solutions and a widespread customer support network worldwide. The company has a headcount of over 4,500 employees worldwide.

Swisslog Holding AG

Swisslog Holding is a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions. The company has a broad product portfolio consisting of key technologies, such as conveyor systems, ASRS, AGVs, shuttle systems, monorails, robotics, and warehouse management software. The company also provides innovative solutions & services, including consulting, project implementation, customer service, best-in-class technologies, and software. Swisslog offers a wide range of traditional and advanced technologies for automated storage and retrieval of pallets and smaller goods, such as cartons or bins. These fully automated systems boost warehouse quality, flexibility, and efficiency.

With its subsidiaries and a strong distribution network, the company has its presence across the Americas, Europe, Asia & Oceania, Africa, the Middle East, and ten development and production hubs.

Material Handling Systems

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Washington, U.S., Material Handling Systems is a full-service modern material handling system provider that solves distribution and fulfillment operation challenges. The company offers a comprehensive, customer-centric approach, including custom engineering, design, manufacturing, and turnkey integration services. The company provides innovative solutions that leverage a wide range of controls and automated equipment along with responsive support to maintain systems for peak performance, with predictive analytics and local technicians.

The company is continuously working on expanding its industry leadership position and extending its global reach. The company has a global installed base of over USD 5 billion projects for small to large distribution and fulfillment in various industries, such as e-commerce, parcel, third-party logistics, and outside integrators.

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