AGV technology is the first driving force for development. Each technological revolution will bring about great social development. Innovation in every technological field will also promote continuous economic growth.
At present, the intelligent logistics solution, the intelligent warehousing robot, which is highly sought after, is popular all over the world. As one of the important equipment in the intelligent logistics system, AGV robots occupy an increasingly important position in the logistics market.
Generally speaking, AGV refers to a transport cart equipped with an automatic guidance device such as magnetic or optical, which can travel along a prescribed guidance path, and has safety protection and various transfer functions.
From the perspective of system composition, the AGV system mainly includes two major parts, namely the control system and the basic hardware. Among them, the control system mainly includes the main control system, on-board controller and navigation system; the basic hardware mainly includes the car body, driver, sensor, battery and other parts.
Proportion of AGV applications
At present, the demand for AGV robots in China is strong, and the demand fields are relatively concentrated. The application of AGV in manufacturing, logistics, inspection and other industries is increasingly widespread. At present, the automotive industry, home appliance manufacturing and other manufacturing fields are still the main demand markets for China's AGV. The two industries have a stable demand for AGV, but they have higher and higher requirements for intelligent product automation.
Detailed map of the main areas of AGV application Data source
Among the applications of China's AGV in 2018, the automotive industry accounted for the highest proportion, reaching 23.8%, followed by the home appliance manufacturing sector, accounting for 21.2%; the third was the logistics sector, accounting for 15.8%. The proportion of the first three fields exceeded 50%, reaching 60.8%.
Statistics and Analysis of AGV Sales in China
China's AGV sales have reached 29,600 units in 2018, an increase of 119% year-on-year compared with 13,500 units in 2017. In 2018, China's AGV market size reached 4.25 billion yuan, and the increase in the AGV robot-related product market increased by 42.5% compared with 2017. .
The explosive growth in 2018 is still attributable to the tidal wave of logistics in China. In the face of such a tens of billions of market space, let alone domestic leading companies such as Ali and Suning are engaged in the construction of intelligent logistics systems, and many domestic industrial companies have also entered the game. For example: Geek +, Shuiyan Technology, Road Innovation, Kuangshi Technology, Xianzhi Robot, Quick Warehouse, Hikvision and other star companies.
Domestic brand share is nearly 90%
There are about 70 domestic AGV robotics companies, of which nearly 30 are newly-entered companies in the last two or three years, mainly because the domestic AGV application market has really opened in recent years.
At present, there is no monopoly of foreign robot giants in the industry, and the domestic brand market share is close to 90%.