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World Material Handling Products
NEW Forecasts for 2016 & 2021 in 29 countries

  • Publication Date:August 2012
  • Publisher:Freedonia Group
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:383

World Material Handling Products NEW Forecasts for 2016 & 2021 in 29 countries

Global demand to rise 4% annually through 2016

Global demand for material handling products is forecast to climb 4.0 percent annually through 2016 to $123.6 billion. Suppliers of automated equipment, such as automated guided vehicles and automated storage and retrieval systems, will see the strongest gains. These newer technologies enable companies to reduce labor costs, particularly in developed nations. Even in countries with low labor costs, automated technology offers improved efficiency and a limited manufacturing footprint, which has helped boost popularity of these products.

Asia/Pacific region to be fastest growing market

The Asia/Pacific region will post the fastest growth rate of any regional market through 2016, advancing 6.1 percent per year, accounting for nearly half of global increases in demand in value terms. In addition, sales of material handling equipment will benefit from recovery in the economies of many large, developed markets, which will rebound from poor performances in 2011.

Among national markets, India and China will see the fastest gains, in large part because of rising manufacturing output, which will spur demand for material handling equipment to facilitate distribution and production. The US market, which accounted for 23 percent of global sales in 2011, is expected to remain the dominant consumer through 2016. After a period of sluggish gains between 2006 and 2011, demand in the US will perform better through 2016, bolstered by improved manufacturing conditions, especially in the motor vehicle industry. Japan and Germany both possess sizeable markets for material handling products, although both countries have seen extremely modest sales growth in recent years. However, these markets are forecast to post stronger gains through 2016, enabling these countries to maintain their position among the global leaders in material handling demand.

Durable goods market to outpace nondurables

In 2011, durable goods manufacturers represented nearly 40 percent of material handling sales worldwide. This market is expected to outperform its nondurable goods counterpart through 2016, in large part because of improved conditions in several important markets, most notably the motor vehicle industry. Nevertheless, sales of material handling products to nondurable goods manufacturers will see solid gains through 2016, reflecting strong outlooks for the chemical and the food and beverage markets. Other markets, including trade and distribution companies, will see growth above the global average through 2016, spurred by the rising prevalence of international trade.

Automated products to register strongest growth

Automated storage and retrieval system and automated guided vehicles will register the strongest growth of any product types through 2016. Strong gains in automated equipment demand will reflect a shift in manufacturers' preference for products that can enhance productivity and are amenable to integration into larger-scale factory automation and automated warehouse-type environments. Sales of the more conventional material handling products will post solid gains as well, benefiting from improved economic conditions in developed countries throughout the world.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Material Handling Products, is priced at $6300. It presents historical demand data (2001, 2006 and 2011) plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product, market, world region and for 29 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles 43 competitors in the industry worldwide.

  • INTRODUCTION
  • I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Outlook
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
    • World Industrial Outlook
    • Manufacturing Value Added Trends
    • Fixed Investment Trends
    • Motor Vehicle Production
    • World Consumer Sector Trends
    • Personal Income & Expenditure Trends
    • Demographic Trends
    • World Trade/Distribution Sector Trends
    • Material Handling Cost & Pricing Trends
    • Material Handling Technology Trends
  • III. OVERVIEW
    • General
    • World Material Handling Demand
    • Demand by Region
    • Demand by Product
    • Industrial Trucks & Lifts
    • Conveying Equipment
    • Hoists, Cranes, & Monorails
    • Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems
    • AGVs & Other
    • Demand by Market
    • Durable Goods Manufacturing
    • Nondurable Goods Manufacturing
    • Other Industries
    • World Material Handling Production
    • International Trade Flows
  • IV. NORTH AMERICA
    • General
    • Supply & Demand
    • Outlook & Suppliers
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • V. WESTERN EUROPE
    • General
    • Supply & Demand
    • Outlook & Suppliers
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • Sweden
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Other Western Europe
    • Switzerland
    • Finland
    • Denmark
    • All Other Western Europe
  • VI. ASIA/PACIFIC
    • General
    • Supply & Demand
    • Outlook & Suppliers
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Taiwan
    • Australia
    • Thailand
    • Other Asia/Pacific
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • All Other Asia/Pacific
  • VII. OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
    • Supply & Demand
    • Outlook & Suppliers
    • Brazil
    • Other South & Central America
    • Eastern Europe
    • Supply & Demand
    • Outlook & Suppliers
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Other Eastern Europe
    • Africa/Mideast
    • Supply & Demand
    • Outlook & Suppliers
    • Turkey
    • South Africa
    • Other Africa/Mideast
  • VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
    • Market Share
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, & Industry Restructuring
    • Cooperative Agreements
    • Product Development & Manufacturing
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Company Profiles
    • Acco Material Handling Solutions, see Melrose plc
    • Amazon.com Incorporated
    • Anhui HeLi Company Limited
    • Beewen GmbH & Company KG, see Vanderlande
    • Industries BV
    • BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Company KG
    • Cargotec Corporation
    • Caterpillar Incorporated
    • CLARK Material Handling Company
    • Columbus McKinnon Corporation
    • Constructor Group AS
    • Crown Equipment Corporation
    • Daifuku Company Limited
    • Demag Cranes AG
    • Dematic Holding Sarl
    • Dürr AG
    • EISENMANN AG
    • FANUC Corporation
    • FMC Technologies Incorporated
    • Gehl Company, see Manitou BF SA
    • Hiab Oy, see Cargotec Corporation
    • Hitachi Limited
    • Ingersoll-Rand plc
    • Interlake Mecalux Incorporated, see Mecalux SA
    • Jervis B. Webb Company, see Daifuku Company Limited
    • Jungheinrich AG
    • Kalmar Industries Oy AB, see Cargotec Corporation
    • Kardex AG
    • KION Group GmbH
    • KITO Corporation
    • KNAPP AG
    • Komatsu Limited
    • Konecranes plc
    • Linde Material Handling GmbH, see KION Group GmbH
    • Logan Teleflex UK Limited, see Daifuku Company
    • Limited
    • MacGREGOR Group AB, see Cargotec Corporation
    • Manitou BF SA
    • Mecalux SA
    • Melrose plc
    • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited
    • Murata Machinery Limited
    • NACCO Industries Incorporated
    • Nissan Motor Company Limited
    • Rexnord LLC
    • Sabal Medical Incorporated, see Swisslog Holding AG
    • Sandvik AB
    • Schäfer (Fritz) GmbH
    • SDI Group plc
    • Servus Intralogistics GmbH, see Swisslog Holding AG
    • Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Company Limited
    • Siemens AG
    • SSI Schaefer Systems International Incorporated, see
    • Schäfer (Fritz) GmbH
    • STILL, see KION Group GmbH
    • Swisslog Holding AG
    • TCM Corporation, see Hitachi Limited
    • Toyota Industries Corporation
    • Vanderlande Industries BV
    • Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Incorporated
    • Zhejiang Hangcha Engineering Machinery
    • Company Limited
    • Additional Companies in the Study
  • LIST OF TABLES
  • SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Summary Table
  • SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • 1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
    • 2 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
    • 3 World Fixed Investment by Region
    • 4 World Motor Vehicle Production by Region
    • 5 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region
    • 6 World Population by Region
    • 7 World Material Handling Price Index
  • SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
    • 1 World Material Handling Product Demand by Region
    • 2 World Material Handling Demand by Product
    • 3 World Industrial Truck & Lift Demand by Region
    • 4 World Conveying Equipment Demand by Region
    • 5 World Hoist, Crane, & Monorail Demand by Region
    • 6 World Automated Storage/Retrieval System Demand by Region
    • 7 World AGVs & Other Product Demand by Region
    • 8 World Material Handling Demand by Market
    • 9 World Material Handling Shipments by Region
    • 10 World Material Handling Net Exports by Region
  • SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
    • 1 North America: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 2 North America: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 3 United States: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 4 United States: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 5 Canada: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 6 Canada: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 7 Mexico: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 8 Mexico: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
  • SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
    • 1 Western Europe: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 2 Western Europe: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 3 Germany: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 4 Germany: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 5 United Kingdom: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 6 United Kingdom: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 7 France: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 8 France: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 9 Italy: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 10 Italy: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 11 Spain: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 12 Spain: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 13 Netherlands: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 14 Netherlands: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 15 Sweden: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 16 Sweden: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 17 Austria: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 18 Austria: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 19 Belgium: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 20 Belgium: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 21 Other Western Europe: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 22 Other Western Europe: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 23 Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand by Country
  • SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
    • 1 Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 2 Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 3 China: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 4 China: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 5 Japan: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 6 Japan: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 7 South Korea: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 8 South Korea: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 9 India: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 10 India: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 11 Taiwan: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 12 Taiwan: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 13 Australia: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 14 Australia: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 15 Thailand: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 16 Thailand: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 17 Other Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 18 Other Asia/Pacific: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 19 Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand by Country
  • SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
    • 1 Central & South America: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 2 Central & South America: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 3 Brazil: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 4 Brazil: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 5 Other Central & South America: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 6 Other Central & South America: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 7 Eastern Europe: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 8 Eastern Europe: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 9 Russia: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 10 Russia: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 11 Poland: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 12 Poland: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 13 Other Eastern Europe: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 14 Other Eastern Europe: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 15 Africa/Mideast: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 16 Africa/Mideast: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 17 Turkey: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 18 Turkey: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 19 South Africa: Material Handling Supply & Demand
    • 20 South Africa: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
    • 21 Other Africa/Mideast: Material Handling Supply & Demand 22 Other Africa/Mideast: Material Handling Demand by Type & Market
  • SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • 1 World Material Handling Sales by Company, 2011
    • 2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
    • 3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
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