Robotics in Foodservice – Thematic Intelligence

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Robotics in Foodservice Thematic Overview

Technological, economic, and demographic conditions have prompted the growth of the robotics industry recently. Cloud computing and AI enable robots to collaborate and access huge amounts of data uninterruptedly and automation helps improve productivity. As a result, most of the large foodservice operators have implemented some level of robotics within their supply chains. The push towards greater adoption of robotic technology has been driven by the very largest consumer sector companies. The likes of McDonald’s, KFC, and Chipotle have heavily invested in robotic efficiency throughout their supply chains. For instance, McDonald’s has integrated robotic technology throughout its distribution network, consumer-facing order systems, and kitchens.

The Robotics in Foodservice thematic intelligence report assesses how robotics, combined with other emerging technologies, can be used across the foodservice value chain. It provides an overview of the current landscape, as well as key players, while also highlighting opportunities for the use of robotics in the future. The report provides an industry-specific analysis based on GlobalData databases and surveys.

Report Pages 74
Regions Covered Global
Market Size (2020) $45.3 billion
CAGR (2020-2030) >28%
Value Chains Hardware Components, Software Components, Robot Manufacturing, and Robotics as a Service
Leading Robotics Vendors Cognex, Cyberdyne, and Estun Automation
Leading Robotics Adopters Chipotle Mexican Grill, Delivery Hero, and Domino’s Pizza
Specialist Robotics Vendors, Chowbotics, and Keenon Robotics

Robotics in Foodservice – Key Trends

The main trends shaping the robotics industry are classified into four categories: technology trends, macroeconomic trends, regulatory trends, and industry trends.

  • Technology trends: Some of the key technology trends impacting the robotics theme are AI, edge computing, cybersecurity, industrial internet, cloud robotics, robotics centers of excellence (CoEs), open process automation (OPA), lightweight design and doing less with more, customizable robots, and soft and self-healing robots.
  • Macroeconomic trends: The key macroeconomic trends impacting the robotics theme are China’s global economic and industrial impact, Japan’s industrial robot density, robotics revolution in Europe, the future of work, and industry diversification.
  • Regulatory trends: Drones, China’s regulatory landscape, and the impact of AI on work ethics are a part of the regulatory trends impacting foodservice.
  • Industry trends: Understaffing and efficiency, health and wellness, and delivery and digitalization are a part of the industry trends impacting foodservice.

Robotics in Foodservice – Industry Analysis

The robotics industry was worth $45.3 billion in 2020. The market is expected to achieve a CAGR of more than 28% between 2020 and 2030. Industrial robots will drive growth in robotics, and the innovation coming from applications in manufacturing will spill over to areas such as logistics and healthcare. For manufacturers, automation is still the fastest way to improve productivity. The greater cost-efficiency of robots will be another important factor. In addition, robots will become smarter but also more lightweight. Furthermore, the widespread adoption of cloud computing will give industrial robots continuous access to data and improve the interaction between robots on the factory floor, further enhancing performance and contributing to the segment’s growth.

The robotics in foodservice industry analysis also covers:

  • Case studies
  • Patent trends
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Timeline

Service and Industrial Robot Revenue 2020-2030 ($ billion)

Service and Industrial Robot Revenue 2020-2030 ($ billion)

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Robotics in Foodservice - Value Chain Analysis

The robotics value chain consists of four segments: hardware components, software components, robot manufacturing, and robotics as a service.

Robot manufacturing: Industrial robots are typically housed in safety cages as they lack sensory intelligence, making them too dangerous to be placed near workers for fear of injury. China is the key growth driver for the industrial robot sector due to the accelerating automation in the Chinese manufacturing sector and the retooling of its automotive factories. Growth in the market is also driven by increasing demand for automation in industries other than automotive.

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

Robotics Value Chain Analysis

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Leading Robotics Vendors

Some of the leading vendors in the robotics theme:

  • Cognex
  • Cyberdyne
  • Estun Automation

Leading Robotics Adopters in Foodservice

Some of the leading foodservice operators that are currently deploying robotics:

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Delivery Hero
  • Domino’s Pizza

Specialist Robotics Vendors in Foodservice

Some of the leading specialist robotics vendors in the foodservice sector:

  • ai
  • Chowbotics
  • Keenon Robotics

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Foodservice Sector Scorecard

At GlobalData, we use a scorecard approach to predict tomorrow’s leading companies within each sector. Our foodservice sector scorecard has three screens: a thematic screen, a valuation screen, and a risk screen.

  • The thematic screen ranks companies based on overall leadership in the 10 themes that matter most to their industry, generating a leading indicator of future performance.
  • The valuation screen ranks our universe of companies within a sector based on selected valuation metrics.
  • The risk screen ranks companies within a particular sector based on overall investment risk.

Foodservice Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

Foodservice Sector Scorecard – Thematic Screen

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Segments Covered in the Report

Robotics in Foodservice Value Chain Outlook (Value, $ billion, 2020-2030)

  • Hardware Components
  • Software Components
  • Robot Manufacturing
  • Robotics as a Service

Reasons to Buy

  • Understand how global trends are driving foodservice towards robotics
  • Learn about the ways in which major foodservice brands are using robotics for preparation, sales, and delivery of food
  • Find out where the technology hot-spots are and how the European markets are trying to catch-up
  • Discover how robotics is impacting the foodservice industry’s ability to innovate and embrace multi-channel delivery effectively

Jack in the Box
Miso Robotics
Hiro Ramen & Tea
Keenon Robots
Undercurrent Coffee
Tiny Mile
Big Table Group
Bella Italia

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Players
  • 3. Technology Briefing

    • 3.1. Defining a robot
    • 3.2. From automata to modern robotics
    • 3.3. Robot ethics and the socio-economic impact of automation
    • 3.4. Types of robots

  • 4. Trends

    • 4.1. Technology trends
    • 4.2. Macroeconomic trends
    • 4.3. Regulatory trends
    • 4.4. Industry trends

  • 5. Industry Analysis

    • 5.1. Market size and growth forecasts
    • 5.2. Case studies

      • 5.2.1. Jack in the Box tests two Miso robots
      • 5.2.2. Hiro Ramen & Tea uses robotic servers
      • 5.2.3. City of Charlotte and Tiny Mile test robots for Undercurrent Coffee delivery
      • 5.2.4. Bella Italia trials robot service

    • 5.3. Patent trends
    • 5.4. Mergers and acquisitions
    • 5.5. Timeline

  • 6. The Impact of Robotics on Foodservice

    • 6.1. How robotics helps during COVID-19
    • 6.2. How robotics helps digitalization
    • 6.3. How robotics helps growth
    • 6.4. How robotics helps innovation
    • 6.5. How robotics helps channel management

  • 7. Value Chain

    • 7.1. Robot manufacturing

      • 7.1.1. Caged industrial robots
      • 7.1.2. Industrial co-bots
      • 7.1.3. Logistics robots (excluding drones)
      • 7.1.4. Medical robots
      • 7.1.5. Exoskeletons
      • 7.1.6. Consumer robots
      • 7.1.7. Drones
      • 7.1.8. Inspection, cleaning, and maintenance robots
      • 7.1.9. Field robots
      • 7.1.10. Defense and security robots (excluding drones)

    • 7.2. Hardware components

      • 7.2.1. Precision mechanical parts
      • 7.2.2. Semiconductors

    • 7.3. Software components

      • 7.3.1. Robotic intelligence

    • 7.4. Robotics as a service

      • 7.4.1. Cloud robotics

  • 8. Companies

    • 8.1. Leading robotics vendors
    • 8.2. Leading robotics adopters in foodservice
    • 8.3. Specialist robotics vendors in foodservice

  • 9. Sector Scorecard

    • 9.1. Foodservice sector scorecard

      • 9.1.1. Who’s who
      • 9.1.2. Thematic screen
      • 9.1.3. Valuation screen
      • 9.1.4. Risk screen

  • 10. Glossary
  • 11. Further Reading
  • 12. Our Thematic Research Methodology
  • 13. About GlobalData
  • 14. Contact Us

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