UAE Warehousing Automation Market Outlook to 2026F

Increasing demand of E-commerce sector and rapid integration of automation technology support the market growth

Region:Middle East

Author(s):Rishov Mondal

Product Code:KR1262

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December 2022

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About the Report

About the Report

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the potential of Warehouse Automation industry in UAE. The report covers an overview and genesis of the industry, market size in terms of revenue.
Its market segmentations include by product category and component, by automated technology, by end-user; growth enablers and drivers; challenges and bottlenecks; trends and developments; regulatory framework; end-user analysis, industry analysis, competitive landscape including competition scenario and market shares of major players. The report concludes with future market projections of each market segmentation and analyst recommendations.

Market Overview:
According to Ken Research estimates, the UAE Warehouse Automation Market expanded at a CAGR of 19.4% in between 2016 and 2021 on the basis of revenue generated. The market faced rapid growth owing to surge in manufacturing activities, burgeoning international trade, rising domestic consumption and ease in government regulation. UAE Warehouse Automation Market is estimated to grow at a positive CAGR of 13.4% in between 2021E and 2026F. 
  • Increasing demand for fresh foods and quality products resulting from greater spending power, increases the demand for warehousing automation within the country.
  • The UAE FDI law now allows up to 100 per cent foreign ownership in more than 122 economic activities across 13 sectors including transport and storage, agriculture, space, manufacturing industry, renewable energy, hospitality and food services, among others
Key Trends by Market Segments:
By Product Category: Most of the warehouses in UAE are semi-automated. Very few companies have installed fully automated warehouses, for example Dubai duty free has installed a semi-automated warehouse. Major retailers/distributors in warehouse automated market such as Alshaya group & Chalhoub group have highly automated warehouses.
By Product Component:  In 2021, conveyor system/sortation system accumulated the majority of the market share.  The deployment of these systems reduces the need for additional warehouse workers, which further reduces spending on labor or reallocate those employees to other critical tasks. While, WMS has been observed to be an essential part of any automated warehouse in UAE to manage operations, including storage, replenishment, picking, etc.
Future Outlook
The UAE Warehouse Automation Market witnessed significant growth during the period 2016-2021, owing Ease in policies, investment in R&D, growth in e-commerce, adoption of 4.0 industry technology and government initiatives.
It is expected that UAE Warehouse Automation market will grow at a CAGR of ~13.4% for the 2021-2026F forecasted period.

Scope Of The Report

Scope of the Report

By Product Category

  • Semi-Automated
  • Fully Automated


By Product Component

  • Conveyor System
  • Automated Storage & Retrieval System
  • Sortation System
  • Warehouse Management System
  • Others


By Automated Technology

  • Hardware
  • Software

By End-User

  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • 3PL/Logistics
  • Others
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Key Target Audience – Organizations and Entities Who Can Benefit by Subscribing This Report

  • International Domestic Freight Forwarders
  • Warehousing Companies
  • Logistics Companies
  • Logistics Consultants
  • Government Bodies & Regulating Authorities

Time Period Captured in the Report

  • Historical Period: 2016-2021
  • Base Period: 2022
  • Forecast Period: 2022-2026F


Major Players Mentioned in the Report

  • Acme Intralog Fzco
  • Savoye Designs
  • Kardex
  • Honeywell
  • Infor Designs
  • Swisslog Designs

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1Executive Summary of UAE Warehousing Automation Market

2. Country Overview

2.1 Country Overview of UAE

2.2 Socio-Economic Landscape of UAE

3. Market Overview

3.1 Ecosystem of UAE Warehousing Automation Market

3.2 Business Cycle and Genesis of UAE Warehousing Automation Market

3.3 UAE Warehousing Market Size, FY’16-FY’26F

3.4 Commercial Models in UAE Warehousing Market

3.5 Demand Supply Scenario of UAE Warehousing Automation Market

3.6 Economic Zones in UAE

3.7 Logistics Infrastructure in UAE

3.8 Initiatives for the Growth of Logistics in the UAE

4. UAE Industry Analysis

4.1 Growth Drivers of UAE Warehousing Automation Industry

4.2 Trends and Developments of UAE Warehousing Automation Industry

4.3 SWOT Analysis of UAE Warehousing Automation Industry

4.4 Impact of Covid-19 on UAE Warehouse Automation Industry

4.5 Challenges in the UAE Warehousing Automation Industry

4.6 Warehousing Automation Ecosystem in UAE

4.7 Government Warehouse Rules and Procedures

4.8 Technological Innovations in Warehousing Automation Market

4.9 Porter’s Five Force Analysis of the UAE Warehouse Automation Industry

5. UAE Warehousing Automation Market Size

5.1 Market Sizing of UAE Warehousing Automation Market Size, FY’16-21

6. UAE Warehousing Automation Market Segmentation

6.1 By Product Category and Components, 2021

6.2 By Automated Technology, 2021

6.3 By End Users, 2021

7. Future Sizing outlook and Projections

7.1 UAE Warehousing Automation Market Future Overview

8. Future Segmentation outlook and Projections

               8.1 By Product Category and Automated Technology, 2021-2026F

    8.2By End User and Components, 2021-2026F

9. Competition Scenario

   9.1 Cross Comparison between major players in the Market

   9.2 Strength of Major Players In The Market

10. Analyst Recommendation

11. Industry Speaks

   11.1 Jaboy Varghese, Operation Manager at Global Logistics & Shipping

   11.2 Georges Ghoussoub, Indirect Sales Manager at kardex

12. Research Methodology

   12.1 Market Definitions and Assumptions

   12.2 Market Sizing Approach- Philippines Auto Finance Industry

   12.3 Consolidated Research Approach

   12.4 Primary Research Approach

   12.5 Sample Size Inclusion

   12.6 Research Limitations and Future Conclusion


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Research Methodology

Research Methodology

Step 1: Identifying Key Variables: The research team framed a hypothesis about the market through an analysis of existing industry factors obtained from company reports, magazines, journals, online articles, ministries, government associations and data from the NMIS, IMF and World Bank, among others.

Validating and Finalizing: Computer-assisted telephonic interviews conducted (CATIs) with several industry veterans including decision makers from Emirates logistics, Verks Global logistics, Ceva Logistics, Al-Futtaim Logistics and others in the ecosystem to get their insights on market and justify the hypothesis framed by the team.

Research output: “Top down” approach, based on Gross Transaction Value for the Financial Years under consideration. This was calculated through triangulating No. of Transactions that have been carried out in the market coupled with Average Order Value for the same. With regards to this, annual growth and CAGR has been taken into consideration modelled for the previous years, sanity checked via secondary and primary sources. Both public and proprietary databases were referred to define each market and collect data points about the same.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Study Period of this Market Report?

The UAE Warehouse Automation Market is covered from 2016–2026F in this report, including a forecast for 2021F-2026F.

What is the Future Growth Rate of the UAE Warehouse Automation Market?

The UAE Warehouse Automation Market is expected to witness a CAGR of 13.4% over the next five years.

What are the Key Factors Driving the UAE Warehouse Automation Market?

The Surge in manufacturing activities, burgeoning international trade, rising domestic consumption and ease in government regulationare the key factors driving the UAE Warehouse Automation market.

Which is the largest region for the UAE Warehouse Automation Market?

Abu Dhabi and Dubai as the largest region for UAE Warehouse Automation Market in 2021.

Who are the Key Players in the UAE Warehouse Automation Market?

Acme Intralog Fzco, Savoye Designs, Kardexand Honeywellare the major player in UAE Warehouse Automation market.

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