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Forklift Market by Application (Manufacturing, Wholesale & Retail Distribution, Freight, & Logistics), Fuel (Diesel, Electric, and Gasoline & LPG/CNG), Tonnage (<5, 5-10, 11-36, and >36), Class (1, 2, 3, and 4/5), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: January 2017
Report Code: AT 4882

 

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The global forklift market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.93%, from USD 16.00 Billion in 2016 to USD 17.61 Billion by 2021. The base year for the report is 2015 and the forecast year is 2021.The global market is driven by the less than 5 ton capacity forklifts which accounts for major market share in terms of volume. The less than 5 ton capacity majorly includes battery-electric forklifts as well as Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) forklifts but the battery-electric forklifts penetration in this segment is highest.

The objective of the study is to analyze and forecast (2016 to 2021) the market size, in terms of volume (‘000 units) and value (USD billion), of the global forklift market. The report segments the market by class, by tonnage, by application, and by fuel based on region namely, the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). A detailed study of various market leaders has been done and opportunity analysis has been provided in the report.

Various secondary sources, such as company annual reports/presentations, press releases, industry association publications, forklift magazine articles, encyclopedias, directories, technical handbooks, world economic outlook, trade websites, technical articles, and databases have been used to identify and collect information useful for an extensive study of the global forklift market. The primary sources experts from related industries, forklift manufacturers, and forklift suppliers–have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information, as well as to assess future prospects and market estimations. Bottom-up and top-down, both the approaches have been used for market estimation and calculating the global forklift market size.

The figure given below illustrates the break-up of the profile of industry experts who participated in primary discussions.

Forklift Market

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The global forklift market consists of various major manufacturers such as Toyota Industries Corporation (Japan), KION Group AG (Germany), Hyster-Yale Material handling Inc. (U.S.), Jungheinrich group (Germany), Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Corporation (Japan), Crown Equipment Corporation (U.S), Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea) and Komatsu Limited (Japan).

Target Audience

  • Forklift manufacturers
  • Forklift engine manufacturers
  • Forklift attachment manufacturers
  • Forklift battery manufacturers

Scope of the Report

  • By Region
    • Americas
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • RoW
  • By Class & Region
    • Class 1
    • Class 2
    • Class 3
    • Class 4&5
  • By Tonnage Capacity & Region
    • <5 ton
    • 5 ton - 10 ton
    • 11 ton - 36 ton
    • >36 ton
  • By Application & Region
    • Manufacturing
    • Wholesale & Retail distribution
    • Freight & logistics
    • Others
  • By Fuel Type & Region
    • Diesel
    • Battery-Electric
    • Gasoline & LPG/CNG

Available Customizations

  • Global forklift market, by region & country (in value)
  • Global forklift market, by application & region (in value)
  • Profiling of additional market players (Up to 3)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 12)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 15)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Secondary Sources
           2.2.2 Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Sampling Techniques & Data Collection Methods
           2.3.1 Primary Participants
    2.4 Factor Analysis
           2.4.1 Introduction
           2.4.2 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.4.2.1 Expected Rise in Trade of Goods
                    2.4.2.2 Favorable Economic Environment
                    2.4.2.3 Automation and Safety Concern
           2.4.3 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.4.3.1 Technological Advancements
    2.5 Market Size Estimation
    2.6 Data Triangulation
    2.7 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in this Market
    4.2 Global Forklift Market, By Region, 2016 & 2021
    4.3 Global Forklift Market Share, By Region & Class, 2016
    4.4 Global Forklift Market, By Application, 2016 & 2021
    4.5 Global Forklift Market, By Fuel Type, 2016 & 2021
    4.6 Global Forklift Market, By Tonnage
    4.7 Global Forklift Market: Rise in Demand for Forklifts in Emerging Economies

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 38)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Global Forklift Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Increasing Trend in E-Commerce and Warehouse Segment
                    5.3.1.2 Technological Advancements Aimed at Increasing Productivity
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Increase in Third Party Logistics (3PL) Services
                    5.3.2.2 High Cost of Battery Operated and Fuel Cell Forklift
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Increasing Demand for Battery-Operated Forklifts
                    5.3.3.2 Emerging Market Fueling the Growth
           5.3.4 Challenges
                    5.3.4.1 Stringent Safety and Emission Regulations
                    5.3.4.2 Volatility in Global Market
    5.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.4.1 Global Forklift Market
                    5.4.1.1 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
                    5.4.1.2 Threat of Substitutes
                    5.4.1.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
                    5.4.1.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
                    5.4.1.5 Threat of New Entrants

6 Global Forklift Market, By Fuel Type (Page No. - 55)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Diesel Forklift: Global Forklift Market, By Region
    6.3 Battery-Electric Forklift Market
    6.4 Gasoline & Lpg/Cng Forklift Market

7 Global Forklift Market, By Tonnage (Page No. - 61)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Below 5 Ton :Global Forklift Market, By Region
    7.3 5 to 10 Ton :Global Forklift Market, By Region
    7.4 11 to 36 Ton, By Region
    7.5 36 Ton and Above, By Region

8 Global Forklift Market, By Application (Page No. - 68)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Manufacturing: Global Forklift Market, By Region
    8.3 Wholesale & Retail Distribution: Global Forklift Market, By Region
    8.4 Freight & Logistics Market, By Region
    8.5 Other Forklift Applications Market, By Region

9 Global Forklift Market, By Region (Page No. - 73)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
    9.3 Europe
    9.4 Americas
    9.5 Rest of the World

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 99)
     10.1 Competitive Situation & Trends
     10.2 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launches Was the Key Strategy
     10.3 New Product Launches
     10.4 Mergers & Acquisitions
     10.5 Supply Contracts/Joint Ventures/Collaborations/Partnerships
     10.6 Expansions

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 106)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     11.1 Toyota Industries Corporation
     11.2 Kion Group AG
     11.3 Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
     11.4 Jungheinrich AG
     11.5 Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd.
     11.6 Crown Equipment Corporation
     11.7 Clark Material Handling Company
     11.8 Anhui Heli Co., Ltd.
     11.9 Komatsu Ltd.
     11.10 Hangcha Group Co., Ltd.

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 131)
     12.1 Key Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
             12.5.1 Global Forklift Market, By Region & Country (In Value)
                        12.5.1.1 Introduction
                               12.5.1.1.1 Americas, By Country
                               12.5.1.1.2 Europe, By Country
                               12.5.1.1.3 Asia-Pacific, By Country
                               12.5.1.1.4 RoW, By Region
             12.5.2 Global Forklift Market, By Application and By Region (In Value)
                        12.5.2.1 Manufacturing, By Region
                        12.5.2.2 Wholesale & Retail Distribution, By Region
                        12.5.2.3 Freight & Logistics, By Region
                        12.5.2.4 Others, By Region
             12.5.3 Company Information
                        12.5.3.1 Profiling of Additional Market Players (Up to 3)
     12.6 Related Reports
     12.7 Author Details


List of Tables (67 Tables)

Table 1 Global Forklift Market : Class Wise Classification
Table 2 Global Forklift Market: Average Selling Price
Table 3 Global Forklift Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Table 4 Global Forklift Market, By Fuel Type, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 5 Global Forklift Market, By Fuel Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 6 Diesel Forklift: Global Forklift Market, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 7 Diesel Forklift: Market, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 Battery-Electric: Global Forklift Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 9 Battery-Electric: Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 Gasoline & Lpg/Cng: Global Forklift Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 11 Gasoline & Lpg/Cng: Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Global Forklift Market, By Tonnage, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 13 Market, By Tonnage, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Below 5 Ton Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 15 Below 5 Ton Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 5 to 10 Ton Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 17 5 to 10 Ton Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 11 to 36 Ton Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 19 11 to 36 Ton Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 36 Ton and Above Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 21 36 Ton and Above Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Global Forklift Market, By Application, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 23 Manufacturing: Global Forklift Market, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 24 Wholesale & Retail Distribution Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 25 Freight & Logistics Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 26 Other Forklift Applications Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 27 Global Forklift Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 28 Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 29 Global Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 30 Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: Forklift Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, (USD Million)
Table 33 Asia-Pacific: Forklift Market Size, By Class (000’ Units)
Table 34 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Class (USD Million)
Table 35 China: Asia-Pacific Forklift Market Size, By Class (‘000 Units)
Table 36 Japan: Forklift Market Size, By Class (‘000 Units)
Table 37 India: Forklift Market Size, By Class (‘000 Units)
Table 38 South Korea: Forklift Market Size, By Class (‘000 Units)
Table 39 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Forklift Market Size, By Class (‘000 Units)
Table 40 Europe: Forklift Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 41 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 Europe: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (000’ Units)
Table 43 Europe: Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 Germany: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (000’ Units)
Table 45 France: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (000’ Units)
Table 46 United Kingdom: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (000’ Units)
Table 47 Italy : Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (000’ Units)
Table 48 Rest of Europe: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (000’ Units)
Table 49 Americas: Forklift Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 50 Americas: Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 Americas: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 52 Americas: Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 U.S. : Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 54 Mexico: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 55 Canada: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 56 Brazil: Forklift Market Size, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 57 Rest of the Americas: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 58 RoW: Forklift Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 59 RoW: Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 RoW: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 61 RoW: Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 Africa: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 63 Oceania: Forklift Market Size, By Class, 2014–2021 (‘000 Units)
Table 64 New Product Launches, 2015–2016
Table 65 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015–2016
Table 66 Supply Contracts/Joint Ventures/Collaborations/Partnerships, 2015–2016
Table 67 Expansions, 2015–2016


List of Figures (57 Figures)

Figure 1 Segmentations Covered: Global Forklift Market
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Research Design Model
Figure 4 Global Forklift Market: Secondary Sources
Figure 5 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, & Region
Figure 6 Global Forklift Market: Export of Goods and Services
Figure 7 Global Forklift Market: Import of Goods and Services
Figure 8 Global Forklift Market: Relation Between Forklift Sales Grwoth and GDP Growth Rate
Figure 9 Global Forklift Market: Revenue of Automation System Suppliers
Figure 10 Top Down Approach
Figure 11 Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 12 Global Forklift Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 13 Global Forklift Market: Assumptions
Figure 14 Battery-Electric Segment to Drive the Growth of Global Forklift Market
Figure 15 Manufacturing Segment to Be the Largest Contributor to Global Forklift Market, By Application (2016 - 2021)
Figure 16 Below 5 Ton to Be the Largest Contributor to the Global Forklift Market, By Tonnage (2016 & 2021)
Figure 17 Asia-Pacific to Hold the Largest Share in the Global Forklift Market, By Region, in 2016
Figure 18 Battery-Operated Forklift Segment is Expected to Drive the Global Forklift Market
Figure 19 Asia-Pacific is Estimated to Be the Largest Market for Forklifts
Figure 20 Class 4 & 5 to Hold the Largest Market for Forklifts
Figure 21 Manufacturing Segment to Hold the Largest Size, By Volume, in the Global Forklift Market, By Application, in 2016
Figure 22 Battery-Electric Segment is Estimated to Occupy the Largest Size, By Value, in the Global Forklift Market, By Fuel Type, From 2016 to 2021
Figure 23 Below 5 Ton Segment to Hold the Largest Share, By Value, in the Global Forklift Market, By Tonnage in 2016
Figure 24 Rise in Demand for Forklifts in Developing Regions, 2016
Figure 25 Global Forklift Market: Market Dynamics
Figure 26 Fuel Cell Powered Forklift Market in North America
Figure 27 Market Shift From Ice Forklifts to Battery Electric Forklifts
Figure 28 Global Forklift Market: Number of Forklift Used Per 1 Million People
Figure 29 Global Forklift Market: Emission Tier Slabs
Figure 30 Global Forklift Market: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 31 Competitive Rivalry is High in Global Forklift Market
Figure 32 Large Number of Players in Markets Leads to High Degree of Competition in the Global Forklift Market
Figure 33 Limited Availability of Substitutes Makes the Threat of the Same Low
Figure 34 Large Number of Suppliers and Concentration of Buyers Makes the Buyer’s Bargaining Power High
Figure 35 Intense Competition Among Existing Suppliers Makes the Bargaining Power of Suppliers Low
Figure 36 Established Firms and High Initial Cost Making the Threat of New Entrants Low
Figure 37 Battery-Electric Forklifts to Be the Fastest Growing Segment of the Global Forklift Market
Figure 38 Below 5 Ton to Constitute the Fastest Growing Segment of the Global Forklift Market
Figure 39 Wholesale & Retail Distribution Segment to Constitute the Fastest Growing Segment of the Global Forklift Market
Figure 40 Region-Wise Snapshot of the Global Forklift Market, By Volume (2016): Asia- Pacific Estimated to Account for the Largest Market Share
Figure 41 China Estimated to Be the Largest Contributor to the Asia-Pacific Forklift Market
Figure 42 Germany is Estimated to Be the Largest Market for Forklift Market in Europe During the Forecast Period (USD Million)
Figure 43 U.S. Projected to Lead Americas Forklift Market By 2021
Figure 44 Companies Adopted New Product Launches as the Key Growth Strategy From 2013 to 2016
Figure 45 Market Evaluation Framework: New Product Launches Fuelled Market Growth From 2013–2016
Figure 46 Toyota Industries Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Toyota Industries Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Kion Group AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Kion Group AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 51 Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Jungheinrich AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Jungheinrich AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 56 Anhui Heli Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Komatsu Ltd.: Company Snapshot

The global forklift market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.93%, from USD 16.00 Billion in 2016 to USD 17.61 Billion by 2021.The base year for the report is 2015 and the forecast year is 2021. The market size in terms of volume is estimated to reach 1.5 Million by 2021. The Increasing trend in e-commerce & warehouse segment and the technological advancements are the major driving factors for this market.

The battery-electric segment is estimated be the fastest growing during the forecast period. With the increased focus on fuel efficiency and emission norms, a majority of the forklift manufactures are focusing on battery operated and fuel cell powered forklifts in order to provide better efficiency.

The manufacturing segment is estimated to hold largest market size of forklifts in 2016, Owing to rise in demand for infrastructural development. However warehouse segment is expected to lead the market by 2021 majorly due to increasing number of warehouses being set up across the regions, reducing trade barriers between various regions, and preference towards low cost alternatives. The wholesale and retail distribution is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2021.

The below 5 ton capacity segment is estimated to record the largest market size, growing at a CAGR mentioned in the report. The below 5 ton capacity forklifts includes all type of fuel but are majorly battery-electric forklift. These electric forklifts are being adopted rapidly as they are environment friendly and relatively silent during operation, have low operational & maintenance costs, and are easier to operate than the ICE forklifts.

Asia-Pacific market is estimated to be the largest market with a highest market share of the global forklift market by value and volume. As of 2016, the adoption of forklift in the Indian and Chinese market is estimated to be low, but this trend is projected to increase rapidly in the near future.

The Class 3 type of forklift is estimated to be the fastest growing in forklift market. The class 3 includes electric warehouse pedestrian trucks. It is estimated to grow at CAGR as mentioned in the report. This is due to the increasing trend of electric forklift being used by the material handling departments and warehouses, as electric forklift are environment friendly and more efficient than ICE forklift along with cost advantage.

Forklift Market

The major restraint considered in the study is the increase in Third Party Logistics (3PL) services. The increase in 3PL services will further reduce the demand from end users like manufacturing companies, logistic companies among others. High cost of battery operated and fuel cell forklift is another restraint for forklift manufacturers. The global forklift market is dominated by many international as well as domestic players, and some of them are Toyota Industrial Corporation (Japan), KION Group AG (Germany), Hyster-Yale Material Handling Inc. (U.S.) and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. (Japan).

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