Daifuku remains #1 in material handling.
At a Glance
"In total across all 20 suppliers who made the list this year, the tally is $31.9 billion, up from $25.9 billion from the vendors in last year’s Top 20, an increase of 23%. This year’s chart shows a different tally for 2020 revenue because different vendors are on the list this year, but this year’s total of $31.9 billion is 19.1% higher compared to the Top 20 last year."
The Top 10
"Daifuku remains No. 1 on the list, reporting $4.39 billion in revenue for 2021, down from $4.54 billion in 2020."
“Underpinned by a strong order backlog, sales have remained firm overall,” says Stuart Oliphant, a spokesperson in Daifuku’s corporate communications department. “This is largely attributable to the semiconductor sector, which is on an upward trend as a result of the global semiconductor shortage, as well as the e-commerce sector, which is seeing significant growth in Japan and North America.”