Freedonia Focus on Material Handling Products: United States

Freedonia Focus on Material Handling Products: United States

  • September 2014 •
  • 27 pages •
  • Report ID: 2466820 •
  • Format: PDF
This report forecasts US material handling product demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of industrial trucks and lifts; conveying equipment; hoists, cranes, and monorails; automated storage/retrieval systems; and automated guided vehicles and other material handling products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: durable goods manufacturing, nondurable goods manufacturing, and other industries.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2003, 2008, and 2013; shipments and the various demand segments are reported for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trends in technology and NAFTA demand.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.