Construction Equipment Market Size By Product (Earthmoving & Road Building Equipment [Backhoes, Excavators, Loaders, Compaction Equipment, Others], Material Handling & Cranes [Storage & Handling Equipment, Engineered Systems, Industrial Trucks, Bulk Material Handling Equipment], Concrete Equipment [Concrete Pumps, Crushers, Transit Mixers, Asphalt Pavers, Batching Plants]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa), Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 - 2024
Construction Equipment Market is anticipated to exceed USD 170 billion by 2024. The globally flourishing construction sector is surging the demand for high-performance machinery that aids in reducing human involvement in the construction process. The rapid growth in the number of construction activities is exerting pressure on the existing human resources. The demand for sophisticated construction equipment that reduces the overall capital investment will contribute to the construction equipment market growth.
Infrastructure refurbishment and modernization being the most significant factors responsible for the overall development of an economy are compelling several government organizations to invest heavily in the construction sector. Increasing government investments in the construction sector will surge the demand for sturdy construction machinery. Large-scale road and rail construction projects undertaken by government organizations will further stress the demand for construction equipment market. Tight project completion schedules are throwing light on the significance of the use of the advanced construction machinery.
The high initial and maintenance costs of the machinery discouraging the adoption of the equipment for small-scale construction projects will hinder the construction equipment market growth. Construction projects with limited monetary resources are still preferring traditional manual construction techniques over modern machinery. Equipment incorporated with the latest technologies, such as GPS and IoT, is further increasing the overall equipment cost, thereby restricting the construction equipment market growth.
The incorporation of sensor systems and modern technologies into the material handling equipment will surge the demand for these machines. Bulk material handling systems facilitate fast and easy transfer of large volume of goods that are difficult to manage using human resources. Industrial trucks that are sturdy enough to enable the smooth transfer of heavy materials will propel the construction equipment market growth. Storage equipment enables accurate buffering and holding of materials over a period of time. The demand for automated storage and material handling equipment in warehouses will drive the construction equipment market growth. Furthermore, the rise in the number of tall buildings and skyscrapers across various regions will surge the demand for cranes over the forecast timespan. For instance, in August 2017, Hapman, a material handling equipment manufacturer, announced an initiative with Dattus, an IIoT platform, to offer enhanced solutions to its customers.
The Asia Pacific construction equipment market will witness a strong growth owing to the growing government focus toward the construction sector. Initiatives, such as Make in India and Made in China 2025, supporting the infrastructure sector will favor the industry growth. Initiation of projects, such as South-North Water Transfer Project in China, will propel the industry demand in the region. The development of smart city projects in Singapore will surge the demand for high-performance machinery.
The major players operating in the construction equipment market include Volvo Construction Equipment, Caterpillar, Inc., Komatsu Ltd., Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., CNH Industrial, Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., Terex Corporation, Liebherr, and Sany Group. The industry is characterized by new product launches and expansion of product portfolio to enhance its market presence. Competitive pressure in the industry is compelling the industry participants to invest in new technologies, which will favor the construction equipment market growth.