$1,6804.7 Million Projected for automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) market, CAGR: 8.1%

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) Market Size Worth $1,6804.7 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 8.1%

The global automated storage and retrieval system market size is expected to reach USD 1,6804.7 Million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Unit Load, Mid Load, VLM, Carousel, Mini Load, Others); By Industry; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.  

The Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) market refers to the industry focused on providing automated solutions for the storage and retrieval of goods and materials within warehouses and distribution centers. ASRS technology is designed to improve the efficiency, accuracy, and productivity of inventory management and order fulfillment processes.

Several key factors have contributed to the growth of the AS/RS market. One of the primary drivers is the rising demand for space optimization. As urban areas become more congested, businesses are compelled to make the most out of limited storage spaces. AS/RS systems, with their ability to utilize vertical space efficiently, address this need perfectly. Additionally, the need for faster order fulfillment and accurate inventory tracking has led companies to invest in AS/RS technology. Automation not only reduces human errors but also accelerates the pace of operations, meeting the demands of the fast-paced market.

Another driving factor is the increasing labor costs. AS/RS systems significantly reduce dependency on manual labor for tasks such as picking and packing. As labor costs continue to rise in many parts of the world, businesses are turning to automation to maintain their competitiveness. Moreover, the advancements in technology, such as the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning, have made AS/RS systems smarter and more adaptable to different warehouse environments, further fueling their adoption.

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Furthermore, it emerged as a pivotal solution for modern warehouses and distribution centers, revolutionizing the way businesses handle inventory management. One of the driving factors behind the increasing demand for ASRS is the pressing need for efficient space utilization. Warehouses, particularly in urban environments, often need more resources in terms of available space. Traditional shelving and storage systems, though functional, often need to make the most of vertical space, due to inefficient use of the warehouse area. 

The global trend toward e-commerce and rapid delivery services has intensified the demand for ASRS. Online retailers, in particular, face the challenge of managing vast inventories to meet customer demands swiftly and accurately. ASRS systems, equipped with advanced software and sensors, can swiftly identify, retrieve, and dispatch items, ensuring timely deliveries. This speed is paramount in the competitive e-commerce landscape, where customers expect fast shipping and accurate order fulfillment. ASRS not only meets these expectations but also enhances customer satisfaction, due to increased loyalty and repeat business.

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) Market Report Highlights

  • In 2022, the unit load segment held the largest revenue share. By adopting Unit-Load ASRS systems, businesses can benefit from streamlined warehouse operations, heightened safety, space optimization, increased accuracy, and enhanced versatility. These systems have become invaluable assets in modern warehouse management strategies.
  • The e-commerce segment is expected to witness the fastest market during the forecast period. The exponential growth of online shopping has led to an increased demand for streamlined logistics solutions. ASRS, with its capacity to handle a diverse array of products and SKUs (Stock Keeping Units), effectively caters to the varied inventory needs of e-commerce businesses.
  • In 2022, North America dominated the largest market. The convergence of a robust retail sector, rapid e-commerce expansion, industry partnerships, and a focus on technological innovation makes North America a key player in the automation of storage and retrieval systems, which are crucial for modern supply chain and warehousing operations.
  • Major players operating in the global market are Beumer Group, Daifuku, Honeywell International Inc., Kardex, UNARCO Material Handling, Inc., KNAPP, Swisslog, Mecalux, Murata Machinery, Ltd, SSI Schaefer, System Logistics, TGW Logistics Group, Toyota Material Handling, Vanderlande, Witron.  

Polaris Market Research has segmented the Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) market report based on type, industry, and region:

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Unit Load
  • Mid Load
  • VLM
  • Carousel
  • Mini Load
  • Others

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), Industry Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Automotive
  • Metals & Heavy Machinery
  • Food & Beverages
  • Chemicals
  • Healthcare
  • Semiconductor & Electronics
  • Retail
  • Aviation
  • E-Commerce
  • Others

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS), Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) Market Report Scope  

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 8346.5 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 1,6804.7 million


8.1% from 2023 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2021

Forecast period

2023 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Type, By Industry, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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