Robotics in Packaging – Thematic Intelligence

Pages: 60 Published: December 22, 2022 Report Code: GDCG-TR-S073

Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots. Innovations in robotics enable more areas of the packaging industry to be automated. For example, the assembly of packaging products such as boxes, cartons, and cans typically can be (and historically has been) automated using non-autonomous machines that execute a set of pre-determined motions and tasks. Robots can automate these and more complicated tasks,
such as equipment maintenance and warehousing, because they can sense the environment in which they operate and react.


Caged industrial robots, industrial co-bots, inspection, cleaning, and maintenance robots, and logistics robots are the types of robot with the most relevance to the packaging sector.

Robots can be expensive investments for packaging companies. To maximize efficiencies, robots need to be integrated throughout packaging lines, and

multiple cells must be able to communicate with each other for optimized coordination.

The robotics industry was worth $45.3 billion in 2020. By 2030, it will have grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29% to $568.1 billion,

according to GlobalData forecasts.

Reasons to Buy

Understand the robotics theme in the packaging marketplace

Understand multiple trends and company responses in order to tap into what is really impacting the industry.

Access valuable strategic take-outs to help direct future decision-making and inform new product development.

Key Players

Tetra Laval
Crown Holdings
Pactiv Evergreen
Stora Enso
Smurfit Kappa
Gecko Robotics
MSK Covertech

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Robotics Value Chain

• Robot manufacturing

• Hardware components

• Software components

• Robotics as a service

Packaging Challenges

The Impact of Robotics on Packaging

Case Studies

Data Analysis

• Market size and growth forecasts

• Mergers and acquisitions

• Patent trends

• Company filings trends

• Hiring trends

• Social media trends

• Robotics timeline


• Leading robotics adopters in packaging

• Leading robotics vendors

• Specialist robotics vendors in packaging

Sector Scorecard

• Packaging sector scorecard


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