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Robotics in Consumer – Thematic Research

This thematic research report takes an in-depth look at robotics in the FMCG space, and presents related technology, macro-economic, regulatory, and consumer products trends. An industry analysis is also included, highlighting the market size and mergers and acquisitions for this respective theme. The report assesses the impact of robotics on consumer brands outlining specific case studies, assessing how individual companies from various consumer goods industries are focused on robotics, and presenting key recommendations for FMCG firms looking to implement robotics.


The global robotics market reached $131bn in 2020.

The push towards greater adoption of robotic technology has been driven by the very largest consumer sector companies.

Industrial robotics use within the consumer sector will continue to grow in the coming years.

Reasons to buy

Understand the impact of robotics on various FMCG industries using key trends and examples to help companies understand how they can adapt and understand this theme.

Discover key recommendations on how to utilize and invest in robotics to maximize operational efficiency.

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Companies mentioned

Nestlé, PepsiCo, Proctor & Gamble, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez International, Unilever, Tyson Foods, JBS, Japan Tobacco International, Coca-Cola Co, Pernod Ricard, J.M Smucker Co.

Table of Contents

| Contents

Executive summary

Robotics value chain

Robot manufacturers

Software components – the brains

Hardware components

Consumer challenges

The impact of robotics on consumer

Case studies

Market size and growth forecasts

Mergers and acquisitions

Robotics timeline


Leading robotics adopters in consumer

Leading robotics vendors

Specialist robotics vendors in consumer


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