Shuttle Systems Drive Growth in Automated Storage and Retrieval Market According to New ARC Research

Industry: Ecommerce

New ARC Advisory Group research on the Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) market reveals that shuttle systems now represent the primary growth engine of the global AS/RS market.

Dedham, MA (PRUnderground) January 17th, 2020

New ARC Advisory Group research on the Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) market reveals that shuttle systems now represent the primary growth engine of the global AS/RS market.  E-commerce fulfillment requirements are driving demand for warehouse automation, and shuttle systems offer the exceptional throughput, storage density, and agility that these operations require for success in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace.

Shuttle and cube-based automated storage and retrieval systems well-suited for direct-to-consumer fulfillment operations

“Although the installed base of traditional unit-load and mini-load AS/RS is extensive, shuttle systems and cube-based automated storage systems are experiencing the greatest growth.  Shuttle systems are well-established technologies that are well-suited to the needs of high-throughput, highly variable direct-to-consumer fulfillment operations,” according to Clint Reiser, Director of Supply Chain Research at ARC Advisory Group and author of ARC’s Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems Global Market Research report.

“A number of new entrants to the market also provide innovative hybrid systems, which offer the benefits of shuttles and robotics.  These innovations are poised to accelerate the market’s growth,” added Reiser.

About the automated storage and retrieval systems research

This ARC research explores current market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year forecasts for the AS/RS market and its segments.  This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database and extensive primary and secondary research.  The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by region, AS/RS subcategory (unit-load, mini-load, shuttle systems, cube-based storage), end user industry, revenue category, and end user tier.

This new research is available in a variety of formats to meet the specific research and budgetary requirements of a wide variety of organizations.  These include a:

  • Market Intelligence Workbook (Excel) – personalized spreadsheet includes the current base year market data and five-year market forecast.  This workbook enables licensed users to freely manipulate the data to make it easier to analyze the latest data for business intelligence and generate custom reports.
  • Concise Market Analysis Report (PDF) – provides an executive-level summary of the current market dynamics, market forecasts, and competitive analysis, plus an overview of strategic issues.  The PDF is available with or without detailed charts.

For more information on this and other available ARC market research, go to

About ARC Advisory Group

Founded in 1986, ARC Advisory Group is the leading technology research and advisory firm for industry, infrastructure, and cities. ARC stands apart due to our in-depth coverage of both operational technologies (OT) and engineering technologies (ET) and associated business trends. Our analysts and consultants have the industry knowledge and the first-hand experience to help our clients find the best answers to the complex business issues facing organizations today. We provide our technology supplier clients with strategic market research, and help our end user clients develop appropriate adoption strategies and select the best technology solutions for their needs.

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