The global Pharmaceutical Robots Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 13.9% by 2025. Automation in pharmaceutical industry includes automated inspection and packaging, which is one of the most important part of pharmaceutical manufacturing industry. The robotic systems contain various types that include multiple axes of motion and can be programmed to perform a particular function. Robot are providing advantageous functions such as filling, packaging, and assisting in manufacturing of personalized medicines.
These automatic robots enable organization with benefits such as efficiency, reducing training overheads, saving workers from hazardous environment, elimination of human errors and potential human contamination along with increased reliability. According, to Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, exponential growth was reported in the adoption of robots in the pharma manufacturing units, which would account approximately 34% of primary pharmaceutical packaging operations in North America by 2018.
Pharmaceutical Robots Market Share by Application, 2017 - 2025
Inside circle shows data for 2017 and outer circle shows data for 2025
The global pharmaceutical robots market growth is primarily driven by the expanding pharmaceutical industry, and rising need for automation in the pharma industries. Moreover, increasing number of laboratory automation robots providing the capability to reduce human interventions and errors is expected to further boost the growth of pharmaceutical robots market. Additionally, usage of robots provides cost reduction in human labor, that directly results in minimization of production cost is also influencing the market growth.
The global pharmaceutical robots market is segmented on the basis of production, application, end use and geography.
On the basis of product type, the global pharmaceutical robots market is segmented into traditional robots, and collaborative robots. Traditional robots is observed be the dominating segment in terms of market share However, collaborative Robot segment is anticipated to grow at a faster rate, owing to its ease of maintenance compared to the traditional ones.
Traditional robots are further sub-segmented into articulated robots, SCARA robots, delta/parallel robots, cartesian robots, and dual-arm robots. Articulated robot is the leading sub-segment due to their ability to inspect packing of pharmaceutical products in the manufacturing companies. On the other hand, SCARA robot sub-segment is expected to showcase a positive growth over the forecast period as machines for these types of robots are cheaper in comparison to other robot categories.
North America Pharmaceutical Robots market by Application, 2017 - 2025
Based on the application type, the global pharmaceutical robots market covers picking and packaging, laboratory applications, and inspection of pharmaceutical drugs. Inspection of pharmaceutical drugs segment to is expected hold the domination position during the forecast period. The growth in this segment is majorly attributed to rising number of government interventions and adherence to stringent policies for approving any type of drugs. Inspection robots are majorly used in inspecting cracks on the tablets, color inspection, shape recognition, counting of tablets, and also for inspecting the packaging of tablets for recognition of leakage. However, laboratory application is projected to grow at a faster rate owing to increasing need for reducing human intervention in the process of drug manufacturing.
End use segment comprises of biopharmaceutical companies, and research laboratories. Biopharmaceutical companies to hold the largest share, owing to increasing drug discovery along with rise in awareness for its usage in manufacturing process of personalized medicines, and ongoing clinical trials.
By geography, the global pharmaceutical robots market is segmented into five major regions, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific pharmaceutical robots market is expected to grow at a faster rate due to the factors such as increasing company expenditure for the adoption of various processes in pharma manufacturing industry. Additionally, increase in domestic industrial robot companies, flourishing pharmaceutical industry, increasing number of conferences and exhibitions, investment and funding in the robots industry also support the growth of this market in Asia Pacific. Considering, the entire robots market, North American region is also expected to witness strong growth during forecast period. Additionally, International Federation of Robotics reported 10-15% of growth in the region for this sector that would indirectly influence this market in the near future. Furthermore, rising number of pharmaceutical companies and their R&D activities for introducing new drugs and various personalized medicines are other factors responsible for the progress of North America Pharmaceutical robots market.
Some of the major key players operating in global pharmaceutical robots market includes FANUCA America Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Denso Wave Inc., ABB Ltd., Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Universal Robot A/S, Seiko Epson Corporation, Marchesini Group S.P.A., Kuka AG, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.