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Excavator Market in Japan 2017-2021

About Excavator

Excavators are used to excavate, discharge, and elevate materials with the help of a bucket fitted to the boom. These are self-propelled machines that move using crawlers or wheels. These heavy construction machineries are highly versatile and can be used for above and below ground-level operations. Some of the main applications of excavators include leveling, trench digging, and well sinking.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the excavator market in Japan to grow at a CAGR of 17.87% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the excavator market in Japan for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales of excavators and the number of units produced by the leading vendors like Hitachi Construction Machinery, Komatsu, and Kobelco Construction Machinery.Technavio's report, Excavator Market in Japan 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors

  • Hitachi Construction Machinery
  • Kobelco Construction Machinery
  • Komatsu
Market driver
  • Development of healthcare facilities and disaster prevention projects.
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Market challenge
  • Stringent emission control regulations.
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Market trend
  • High demand for remote monitoring systems in excavators.
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Excavator Market in Japan 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the excavator market in Japan: Hitachi Construction Machinery, Kobelco Construction Machinery, and Komatsu.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is high demand for remote monitoring systems in excavators. Manufacturers are incorporating Global Positioning System (GPS) and other satellite remote monitoring systems in excavators to monitor the performance and efficiency of equipment outside of the construction site. Operators can track multiple machines from any location and guide them to perform tasks such as accelerating, steering, braking, and avoiding obstacles. The remote monitoring system helps the excavator owners such as construction companies and contractors to monitor machine location via GPS, machine history, current machine hours, machine idle time, maintenance information, and alarm fault history.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is large-scale infrastructure development. Japan is set to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. This has resulted in a rise in large-scale construction activities in the country, which includes construction and improvement of Olympic stadiums, arenas, integrated sports complexes, transit systems, and modernization of airports. The cost of these construction activities is expected to be $6 billion. The Japanese government is planning to combine legacy buildings with new facilities to house athletes and host events, as also specified under the Tokyo Vision 2020. The Tokyo Vision 2020 is a long-term infrastructure development program implemented by the Government of Japan in 2015.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is assurance of customer satisfaction. Construction companies in Japan are working toward improving their cost-effectiveness. Ever since the economic slowdown of 2011-2012, construction companies and contractors in Japan are focusing on the utility of the equipment procured. In addition, construction companies in Japan tend to procure their equipment based on the scope of the work assigned to them. They prefer customized equipment that suits their work profile to minimize machine idle time and make the most out of their investment. Therefore, equipment manufacturers in Japan need to address the needs of customers by providing them with customization options. However, most of the established vendors in the market do not provide an option for customizing equipment, which leads to customer dissatisfaction, in turn, affecting the sales.

Companies Mentioned

Hitachi Construction Machinery, Kobelco Construction Machinery, Komatsu.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Standard currency conversion rates
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Excavator market in Japan 2010-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Excavator market in Japan 2010-2015 (units)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Excavator market in Japan 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Excavator market in Japan 2016-2021 (units)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation
    • Market segmentation by type of excavator
      • Table Market segmentation by type of excavator 2016 (%)
      • Table Market segmentation by type of excavator 2021 (%)
      • Table Market segmentation by type of excavator 2017-2020 ($ billions)
    • Market segmentation by engine rated output
      • Table Market segmentation by engine rated output 2016 (%)
    • Market segmentation by machine mass
      • Table Market segmentation by machine mass 2016 (%)
    • Market segmentation by bucket capacity
      • Table Market segmentation by bucket capacity 2016 (%)
  • Other leading country - South Korea
    • Excavator market in South Korea
      • Table Excavator market in South Korea 2010-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Excavator market in South Korea 2010-2015 (units)
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Excavator market in South Korea 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Excavator market in South Korea 2016-2021 (units)
  • Market drivers
    • Large-scale infrastructure development
      • Table Key infrastructure projects in Japan 2016
    • Vertical growth in construction industry
      • Table Major high-rise construction projects in Japan 2016
    • Development of healthcare facilities and disaster prevention projects
      • Table Healthcare and disaster management projects in Japan 2016
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Emission standards for construction equipment in Japan
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
      • Table Excavator type by company 2016
      • Table Engine rating by company 2016 (Engine rated output in kW)
      • Table Bucket capacity by company 2016 (meter cube)
      • Table Machine mass by company 2016 (tons)
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Table Hitachi Construction Machinery: Product portfolio
    • Table Hitachi Construction Machinery: Segmentation by product
    • Table Kobelco Construction Machinery: Product portfolio
    • Table Kobelco Construction Machinery: Segmentation by product
    • Table Komatsu: Product portfolio
    • Table Komatsu: Segmentation by product
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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