Global demand for material handling products will rise 6.5 percent annually through 2014. The US will be among the fastest growing markets, along with India and China. Conventional products will benefit from recovery in developed areas while advanced/automated types will post the best gains.
This study analyzes the $82 billion global material handling product industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by type (e.g., industrial trucks and lifts; conveying equipment; hoists, cranes and monorails; automated storage/retrieval systems), market (e.g., durables goods manufacturers, nondurable goods manufacturers), world region and for 37 countries.
This study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 49 industry participants, including Toyota Industries, KION and Cargotec.