Material Handling Equipment Market (By Product: Storage and Handling Equipment, Automated Storage and Retrieval System, Industrial Trucks, Bulk Material Handling Equipment, Others; By End Use: Automotive, Food & Beverages, Chemical, Semiconductor & Electronics, E-commerce, Aviation, Pharmaceutical, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2021 - 2030


The global material handling equipment market was estimated at USD 27 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 46.38 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% during the forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Material Handling Equipment Market Size 2021 to 2030

Growth Factors

The surge in investments for the development of power and battery technology will foster the market growth. Apart from that, favorable government initiatives worldwide encourage new infrastructure development, resulting in growth prospects in the material handling equipment market over the forecast period.

The developing economies such as India and China attract foreign investments promoting infrastructure and industrial development; this is expected to drive the market growth. Also, the development of public infrastructure such as rail networks, airports, seaports and power plants, and others are estimated to foster the market growth.

The development of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by China is anticipated to create lucrative opportunities that will fuel the growth of the materials handling equipment market. This initiative focuses on connecting a network of rail and road routes from China to Europe via the Middle East.

The material Handling Equipment Market has benefited greatly from the rapid rise of the ecommerce industry. Furthermore, in reaction to the COVID-19 epidemic, the imposition of social distance rules, lockdowns, and other measures has prompted consumers to turn to internet shopping, which has helped market growth.

The increase in labor cost and safety concerns has led many industries to choose the equipment’s in order to improve work efficiency and time reduction and this factor will foster the market growth. Also, with the enhancement of technology there will be demand for automation and productivity and this will trigger the market growth. Furthermore, the increasing requirement for efficient material movement necessitates automated processes, which is expected to fuel market growth.

Product Insights

Based on the product, the industrial trucks product segment is expected to lead the market with largest market share of over 30.5% in 2020. These trucks are a desirable choice due to their wide area of application in an industrial setting. The transportation of heavy containers or crates in several end use markets is undertaken using industrial trucks and this attribute accelerates the market growth. As the logistics industries are shifting towards sustainable products, the demand for battery-operated trucks will be surged over the forecast period. For instance, On 8th July 2021, KION Group AG has announced that manufacture of forklift trucks would begin near the German-Polish border in order to balance equipment for all KION Industrial Trucks &Services brand firms. The goal of this initiative is to increase the level of automation and digitization at these locations.

The automated storage and retrieval system segment accounted for a remarkable revenue share of 28.4% in 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast periodowing to the COVID-19 pandemic's implementation of social distancing standards During this time, these systems were preferred because they emphasized efficiency and corresponded with social distancing norms. Also, during the projection period, the investments in automated equipment will surge which is anticipated to create lucrative opportunities that will drive the growth of the material handling equipment market.

End Use Insights

Based on the End use, the Material Handling Equipment Market is divided into Automotive, Food & Beverages, Chemical, Semiconductor & Electronics, E-commerce, Aviation, Pharmaceutical and Others. The e-commerce sector will dominate the market with a revenue share of 23.4% in 2020 and is estimated to grow significantly during the forecast period. During the lockdown limitations, an unforeseen need for distribution and transportation of basic supplies, particularly groceries, fueled market expansion. The impact of the coronavirus will not be a short-term boost to the market; rather, it will have a long-term impact on industrial demand, offering enormous prospects for material handling equipment vendors. It is also estimated the revenue share of ecommerce sector will cross USD 10.5 billion by 2030. 

Material Handling Equipment Market Share, By End User, 2020 (%)

The retail sector has always offered massive profit opportunities, and this trend is expected to continue in the future. The convenience of online shopping has encouraged retailers to build micro-fulfillment centres that allow for quick product deliveries, and this attribute will boost the growth of material handling equipment market. For instance, On 28th September 2021, The Italian Calzedonia Group, a prominent player in worldwide fashion retail marketplaces, has chosen BEUMER Group, a leading global producer of automated material handling systems. to put its pouch-making technology to work Calzedonia Group has seen a rapid expansion in its Direct to Consumer (DTC) business as a result of the boom in e-commerce, and it needed to improve its dispatch operations to account for this growth while improving efficiency and customer service.

The automotive segment dominated remarkable revenue share in 2020. This segment is accounted for more than USD 5.2 billion by 2030.

Geographical Coverage

Europe is expected to dominate the market with a revenue share of more than 34.5% in 2020 and is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. It's due to the employment of innovative products to support the region's large-scale industrial presence. Europe has a diverse range of industries, from food and beverage to electronics manufacturing, all of which offer sales opportunities. Furthermore, the e-commerce sector led by same-day delivery models has contributed remarkably towards market growth. For instance, On 14th October 2021, LogsticaCarosan, a Spanish storage and transportation company, has stated that it has rebuilt its Talavera de la Reina (Spain) facility in order to improve customer service. The company will adopt Mecalux's Easy WMS warehouse management system to streamline all of its logistical procedures. The technology will allow LogsticaCarosan to keep a close eye on its clients’ entire inventory.

Material Handling Equipment Market Share, By Region, 2020 (%)

Asia Pacific region is also estimated to grow significantly over the forecast period and it has witnessed a CAGR growth of 9.8% in 2020. It is because the developing economies has provided ample opportunities, subsequently helping OEMs reach broader end user markets. Moreover, the rapid growth of the ecommerce industry in this region is anticipated to boost the market growth.

Key Companies Profiled

The global material handling equipment market is characterized by the presence of various small and big players. The major market player includes BEUMER Group; Daifuku Co., Ltd.; Honeywell International Inc.; Kion Group AG; Mecalux, S.A; Murata Machinery Ltd.; SSI Schaefer AG; Swisslog Holding AG; Toyota Material Handling Group; and Vanderlande Industries B.V. As the market is competitive in nature, the players are indulged in rapid adoption of advanced technologies to improve the material handling operationsand in raising their competitive share by means of strategic initiatives like mergers, new product and acquisitions.

Report Scope of the Material Handling Equipment Market

Report Highlights Details
Market Size USD 46.38 Billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 7.5% from 2021 to 2030
Largest Market Europe
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Product, End User, Region
Companies Mentioned BEUMER Group; Daifuku Co., Ltd.; Honeywell International Inc.; Kion Group AG; Mecalux, S.A; Murata Machinery Ltd.; SSI Schaefer AG; Swisslog Holding AG; Toyota Material Handling Group; and Vanderlande Industries B.V.

 

Segments Covered in the Report

By Product

  • Storage and Handling Equipment
  • Automated Storage and Retrieval System
  • Industrial Trucks
  • Bulk Material Handling Equipment
  • Others

By End Use

  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverages
  • Chemical
  • Semiconductor & Electronics
  • E-commerce
  • Aviation
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of material handling equipment market?
The global material handling equipment market size was reached at USD 27 billion in 2021 and is projected to hit USD 46.38 billion by 2030.
The global material handling equipment market is expanding growth at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2021 to 2030.
Development of public infrastructure and rapid growth of ecommerce industry fosters the market growth.
The major market player includes BEUMER Group; Daifuku Co., Ltd.; Honeywell International Inc.; Kion Group AG; Mecalux, S.A; Murata Machinery Ltd.; SSI Schaefer AG; Swisslog Holding AG; Toyota Material Handling Group; and Vanderlande Industries B.V.
Europe is expected to dominate the market with a revenue share of more than 34.5% in 2020 and is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period.

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