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Frost & Sullivan says industry demand for automation boosts machine vision market

Frost & Sullivan recommends that vendors wanting to tap into vision growth opportunities should self-optimize manufacturing and use Robotic-as-a-service providers.

January 27, 2022   by CM Staff

Industry-Driven Demand for Automation to Boost Operations and Productivity Spurs Global Machine Vision Market

SAN ANTONIO — Frost & Sullivan’s stated that its recent analysis, Global Machine Vision Growth Opportunities, found that a rising demand for automation across industries to enhance operations and productivity is driving the global machine vision market.

According to their research, the industry will likely garner $14.02 billion in revenue by 2025 from $10.28 billion in 2020, an uptick at a compound annual growth rate of 6.4 per cent. The company also noted that with supply chain disruptions brought by COVID-19, the sector will cross 2019 levels by 2022.

The company stated that previous trends seen in pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing and packaging, electronics and semiconductors,  automotive will be crucial to prompt the market expansion.

From a regional perspective, Asia-Pacific will remain the largest and fastest-growing market for machine vision systems over the forecast period. Industrialization—especially in automotive, pharmaceuticals, and electronics and semiconductors—is the primary reason to leverage the market in the region, according to Frost & Sullivan.

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The company’s stated that North America and Europe will register moderate growth. Demand for automation in manufacturing—food processing, pharmaceutical, automotive, and medical devices—will accelerate the machine vision systems industry in the regions.

“The demand for machine vision systems will witness a surge as the manufacturing industry worldwide makes a transformational shift toward Industry 5.0, which will be fully autonomous with human-to-machine interfaces and zero waste,” said Sujan Sami, Industrial Program Manager at Frost & Sullivan in a statement.

“Further, the change in consumer eating habits and lifestyles due to pandemic has resulted in the growth of food and beverage manufacturing, processing, and packaging companies. As food safety regulations grow stricter globally, food processing and manufacturing industries increasingly depend on machine vision systems for quality control.”

The company recommends that vendors wanting to tap into vision growth opportunities should self-optimize manufacturing and use Robotic-as-a-service providers. Additionally, the company recommends that machine vision vendors expand their solutions through Deep Learning and AI.