This Hidden Play Is Bringing The Best Tech In Shipping Right Into American Homes

When it comes to moving packages, FedEx Corp. (FDX) isn’t willing to stay stuck in the 20th century.

Their largest shipping hub is a marvel of modern robotics. Every day, it takes in 1.4 million parcels, and, with automation technology, can have each one of them ready to ship out again in only 15 minutes.

This cutting-edge facility is even capable of sorting out half a million packages in just one hour. It’s that technology that makes FedEx willing to offer shipping between New York City and Los Angeles in less than 24 hours.

That’s a distance of nearly 2,500 miles covered in just one night. Back during the mid-1800s, it took ten days to send a message by Pony Express over a shorter route.

But this high-tech miracle doesn’t plan on stopping with FedEx. The same robotics technology that makes this possible is coming right to American homes.

No wonder the sector is on pace to have a value of $158 billion.

I’ve identified a small-cap leader that is a great pure play on this growing field.

Let’s have a look at why it’s on pace to double in value in three years…

At the Center of Things

Now then, I had a front-row seat at the dawn of industrial robots here in the U.S.

That was in the early 1980s when I was an award-winning reporter at the Detroit News, then the nation’s sixth-largest daily.

I actually went on several factory tours to watch robots being used to help paint cars and perform quality-control checks. It was the advent of robotics that helped US carmakers compete with the flood of Japanese vehicles.

Since that time, we’ve seen continued advancing in the field as computer processing power improved and software also became more robust.

Today, research firm Mordor Intelligence forecasts that the field of robotics will grow by 25.4% a year, all the way through 2025. That means robotics sales would double twice, reaching about $158 billion by the end of that period.

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