Pharmacy Automation Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Pharmacy Automation Market Information By Product Type (Automated Medication Dispensing Systems, Automated Packaging, Labeling Systems, Automated Table-top Counters, Automated Storage, and Retrieval Systems) By End User (Inpatient Pharmacies, Outpatient Pharmacies, and Retail Pharmacies) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/HC/7303-HCR | 90 Pages | Published By Kinjoll Dey on March 2023         

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Global Pharmacy Automation Market Research (MRFR Insights)

The Pharmacy Automation Market is projected to reach USD 5.31 Billion by 2030 at 7.50% CAGR during the forecast period 2022-2030. Worldwide, the retail pharmacy system is evolving due to the use of pharmacy automation equipment, analytics, and software. The sector is now much more efficient and profitable thanks to automation. Automation has significantly reduced the amount of medicine wasted, which has reduced the cost per dose. Additionally, it has made it possible for pharmacists to simply manage workflow while putting a stronger emphasis on patient happiness. The increasing need for equipment that helps to reduce pharmaceutical mistakes is fueling the market size of pharmacy automation in the coming years. Additionally, the aging population and the rising use of automated equipment and cutting-edge technology are both boosting the pharmacy automation market growth.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled many companies in the pharmacy automation sector. The COVID-19 pandemic raised the need for manufacturing and testing, boosting the need for automated solutions. In the fight against COVID-19, the pharmaceutical industry has switched from ad hoc automation installations to using robots. The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the need for robot arms for testing viral DNA. Many pharmaceutical businesses have also swiftly embraced robots and automation for automated COVID-19 testing. Pharmaceutical businesses have successfully tapped into the benefits of automation to maintain or boost output without sacrificing quality or safety. Automation has made it possible for pharmaceutical businesses to develop manufacturing lines more quickly and scalable while also ramping up output safely. Flexible automation, digitization, batch manufacturing, and personalization are a few themes that the COVID-19 pandemic has advanced.

Pharmacy Automation Market Dynamics

The market for pharmacy automation is expected to rise significantly over the next few years. The market is expanding primarily due to rising automation efforts to cut labor costs and rising specialty medicine dispensing. Additionally, pharmacy automation businesses are expanding their reach into emerging nations in search of new business opportunities. It is anticipated that the implementation of automation in pharmaceutical production will rise in response to the rising demand for vaccinations. The use of robots will rise if the effects of vaccination are transient due to viral mutations because the pharmaceutical sector will devote more resources to automation and robotics. However, the market may be hindered by the high cost of deploying pharmacy automation systems and restrictions that delay product introductions.

Market Drivers

  • Rising demand to reduce medication mistakes

The rising demand to reduce medication mistakes is majorly caused due to hospital readmissions are acknowledged to be medication and distribution mistakes. During the manufacture, distribution, or administration of drugs, misunderstandings resulting from identical labels and prescriptions, unsafe pharmacy storage procedures, and poor order communication between doctors and pharmacists are some of the major contributing reasons for medication mistakes. One of the most effective ways to reduce the mistake is being considered by automotive systems.

Market Restraints:

  • The need for high-capital investments constrains market expansion.:

While IT-based methods of pharmacy administration have many advantages, some healthcare professionals and providers are hesitant to use or accept them. This is very obvious when cultural boundaries are present, especially in emerging economies. As a result, many pharmacists are reluctant to use pharmacy automation systems as part of their dispensing routine since they do not want help. Although there are many advantages to automated pharmacy systems, as evidenced by the widespread adoption of technology, only high-volume pharmacies and hospitals have historically demonstrated the financial benefits of installing these automated systems, which has posed a challenge to the market's overall expansion.

Market Opportunities:

  • Growing emerging markets

The market for pharmacy automation equipment is anticipated to develop rapidly in emerging nations. Developing nations have a sizable elderly population. Eastern and south-eastern Asia are predicted to have a two-fold rise in the number of geriatric people with a population aged 65 years or older, citing the UN report on world population aging (2019). In numerous Asian countries, this demographic trend is expected to increase the number of patients and fuel demand for high-quality patient care and effective pharmaceutical delivery. As a result, it is expected that in the following years, demand for pharmacy automation systems will rise in several Asian nations.

Pharmacy Automation Market Segmentation

Product Type Insights

Based on design type, the pharmacy automation market segmentation is automated medication dispensing systems, automated packaging, labeling systems, automated table-top counters, automated storage, and retrieval systems. In 2021, the medication dispensing system segment led the market with the highest revenue share in the market. A large share can be ascribed to these systems' better safety features and drug distribution precision, reducing the likelihood of patients receiving incorrect prescriptions. Additionally, it aids in efficient inventory management and lowers costs by controlling storage. Patients who get the wrong prescriptions risk harm to their health and face huge financial consequences.

End User Insights

Based on end user, the pharmacy automation market segmentation is inpatient pharmacies, outpatient pharmacies, and retail pharmacies. The retail pharmacy segment accounted for the majority of revenue share in the market. The rise of retail pharmacies across all nations is responsible for this. Automation in retail pharmacies is revolutionizing how expenses are reduced on many levels. Aside from that, automation makes workflow management simple and is more effective than human counterparts. By managing the inventory for these retail pharmacies, there is less medicine waste.

Global Pharmacy Automation Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)
Pharmacy Automation Market Share, By Region, 2021
Pharmacy Automation Market Overview, by Region

By region, the market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2021. Asia-Pacific is to register a significant growth rate over the forecast period.

North America

North America is a pharmacy automation leader with the highest revenue share in 2021. The developed healthcare system, advancements in patient management, and hospital management systems are some of the key drivers of the region's growth. Technology providers also state that pharmacy automation and technology adoption are the future, and the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the growth. Furthermore, the presence of major pharmacy chains and large patient volumes has been driving the regional market's growth. Minimizing medicines waste and cutting costs have also pushed the region's growth.


The Asia-Pacific market for pharmacy automation is expected to grow rapidly during the projected period. The growing elderly population who require medicine for chronic diseases is a contributing factor in this rise. The demand for lower drug prices, reduced medication mistakes, and effective workflow management in hospital pharmacies and standalone facilities have all contributed to the region's expansion. Due to the enormous unmet demands in terms of sophisticated healthcare systems and management systems, this area has been offering the sector tremendous development potential.

Pharmacy Automation Market Competitive Landscape

The market includes tier-1, tier-2, and local players. The tier-1 and tier-2 players have reach with diverse product portfolios. Companies such as Capsa Healthcare, Parata Systems, and Arxium Inc. dominate the market due to product differentiation, financial stability, strategic developments, and diversified regional presence. The players are concentrating on supporting R&D. Furthermore, they embrace strategic growth initiatives, such as development, product introduction, joint ventures, and partnerships, to strengthen their market position and capture an extensive customer base.

Prominent players in the pharmacy automation market research include Amerisource Bergen Corp., Accu Chart Plus Healthcare Systems, Inc., Omnicell, Inc., McKesson Co., Capsa Healthcare, Parata Systems, Arxium Inc., Omnicell Inc., RxSafe LLC, and Scriptpro LLC.

Scope of the Pharmacy Automation Market Report

Product Type Outlook

  • Automated Medication Dispensing Systems

  • Automated Packaging

  • Labeling Systems

  • Automated Table-top Counters

  • Automated Storage

  • Retrieval Systems

End User Outlook

  • Inpatient Pharmacies

  • Outpatient Pharmacies

  • Retail Pharmacies

Region Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

Pharmacy Automation Market Forecast and Size:

To identify and estimate the market size for the pharmacy automation report segmented by product type, by end user, and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers in the pharmacy automation market forecast between 2020 and 2030

Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the market growth of pharmacy automation.

Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the pharmacy automation market size among consumers

Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the market affected by the pandemic

Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

  • Pharmacy Automation Manufacturers

  • Raw Material Suppliers

  • Retailers, Wholesalers, and Distributors

  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies

  • Investors and Trade Experts

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 5,313.28 million
  CAGR   7.50% CAGR (2021-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Product Type, End-User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Amerisource Bergen Corp., Accu Chart Plus Healthcare Systems, Inc., Omnicell, Inc., McKesson Co., Capsa Healthcare, Parata Systems, Arxium Inc., Omnicell Inc., RxSafe LLC, and Scriptpro LLC
  Key Market Opportunities   Growing emerging markets
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing acceptance and popularity of pharmacy automation

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The pharmacy automation market forecast period is 2020 - 2030

The market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.50% over the next 10 years, according to the pharmacy automation market research.

Europe is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2022- 2030

The major companies operating in the market include Amerisource Bergen Corp., Accu Chart Plus Healthcare Systems, Inc., Omnicell, Inc., McKesson Co., Capsa Healthcare, Parata Systems, Arxium Inc., Omnicell Inc., RxSafe LLC, and Scriptpro LLC.