The global warehousing and storage market reached a value of USD451.9bn in 2021. Looking forward, research company IMARC Group expects the market to reach USD605.6bn by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.9% during 2022-2027.
Warehouses and storages are required by every business owner for an efficient and smooth set up of the inventory. A warehouse may be defined as a place that is used for the storage or accumulation of finished products, raw materials, semi-finished goods, goods that are imported or exported, etc. There is a need for storing the goods in order to make them available to the end users as and when required.
Certain amount of goods are stored at every stage during the value chain of any product. Appropriate arrangements to retail the goods in the right condition are vital for success in marketing. Storage ensures an organization to carry on production in anticipation of demand in the future. Warehouses enable the organization to continue its production throughout the year and to sell their goods, whenever there is sufficient demand. In general, warehouses can be divided into three categories which include general warehousing and storage, farm product warehousing and storage, and refrigerated warehousing and storage.