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With rapid industrialization and growth in technology, the way an industry operates has revolutionized tremendously. Use of automated equipment and upgraded technique of production has become the need of the hour to facilitate timely manufacture of quality goods. This has promoted use of mechanical handling equipment recognized as conveyor systems or conveying equipment which are largely utilized for transportation, shipments and other related manufacturing activities. The key areas of application for conveying equipment are durable goods industry, non durable goods industry and capital intensive industry. In addition, the market for conveying equipment can also be classified as conventional and automated conveyors both of which can be further segmented into bulk handling and unit handling. The parts and attachments required for maintenance of conveyors also comprise of conveying equipment.

Unit handling equipment was the largest product segment and accounted for more than 44% in 2011, signifying the substantial need of such conveying equipment in different industries. The demand for bulk handling equipment varies from one industry to another; however due to its limited application, the global bulk handling market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.8% from 2012 and 2018. With increasing industrialization, the market for parts and attachments is slated to remain highly attractive and is expected to exceed USD 8,235 million by 2018.

Europe dominated the conveyor equipment market with nearly 35.5% of the global market in 2011. The demand for conveyor equipment grew until 2011 owing to the concentration of leading automobile manufacturer including Mercedes, Audi, Ducati and BMW in the region. Germany and France are some of the major markets owing to presence of some of the leading automobile manufacturers in the world. The accelerated demand for conveyor systems particularly in the automobile industry bolstered the conveyor equipment market. With the emerging economies of China and India, Asia Pacific is expected to acquire a market share of approximately 32% by 2018. The U.S. market is expected to reach above USD 7,498 million by 2018.
The U.S. is a hub for various manufacturing activities leading to high demand for conveying equipment. With stabilization of the U.S. economy after recession and industrialization returning to a steady pace, the U.S. conveying equipment market is expected to grow at a marginal rate over the forecast period. The U.S. unit handling conveying equipment market was valued at nearly USD 3,102 million in 2011. The unit handling equipment has been primarily used for handling small batches which are most widely applicable in industries such as food & beverage processing, shipments and manufacturing of automotive industries besides other durable goods industries. Bulk handling equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.9% from 2012 to 2018, with slight fluctuations in demand due to limited product differentiation in this equipment market. Parts and attachment segment is expected to show a significant rise as compared to other product segments due to its widespread application as intermediate and final goods.

The conveying equipment market is highly fragmented as large number of manufacturers account for almost equal market share. Rexnord and Dematic together accounted for nearly 26% of the U.S. market in 2011. Some firms are specialized only in designing and installing, while few others in manufacturing of conveying equipment. In such a situation those firms which are able to achieve forward integration in the value chain get an advantage of low cost production with greater market share. Some of the key participants in the industry include Dematic, Fenner Dunlop, Intelligrated Inc., Nordstrong Equipment Ltd., Rexnord, Sandvik AB and Webster Industries among others. 


Conveyors are utilized in manufacturing to reduce the production time, which further raises the production capacity of the manufacturing plants, hence helping the plants achieve a high operation efficiency. Technological advancements as well as expanding industrial production promote demand for customized conveying equipment.

This report provides the latest information on the global conveying equipment market. The report describes the components that are responsible for the development of the market, along with stating the factors impeding the market’s growth. Additionally, an analysis of up-and-coming opportunities in the market have also been presented in this report. Inputs and suggestions from prominent industry experts have been employed in this report.

To provide a more extensive view of the conveying equipment market, the report presents value chain analysis as well as Porter’s five forces analysis of the market to provide a know-how of the industry structure, coupled with an overview of the competitive landscape of the market. 

Overview of the Conveying Equipment Market

The utilization of advanced techniques of production as well as automated equipment has become a vital need in order to achieve timely manufacture of quality goods. This has facilitated the utilization of mechanical handling equipment, also known as conveying equipment or conveyor systems, which are majorly used for shipment, transportation, and various related manufacturing activities.

Based on product segmentation analysis, the global conveying equipment market is segmented into unit handling, parts and attachments, and bulk handling. The demand for bulk handling equipment deviates from one industry to other. Nonetheless, owing to its limited application, the global market for bulk handling is predicted to expand at a 1.8% CAGR between 2012 and 2018. 

Major uses of unit handling equipment include the controlling of small batches that are most broadly applicable in industries such as shipments, food and beverage processing, and other industries for durable goods. The market for bulk handling equipment is expected to expand at a 1.9% CAGR between 2012 and 2018.

To facilitate analysis, the global conveying equipment market has been segmented in terms of geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). In 2011, Europe led the market for conveyor equipment, with a 35.5% share in the global market. Owing to the developing economies of India and China, Asia Pacific is predicted to attain a market share of about 32% by 2018. The U.S. is the nucleus for numerous manufacturing activities, resulting in increased demand for conveying equipment. The U.S. market for unit handling conveying equipment was estimated at about US$3,102 million in 2011. This market is likely to reach US$7,498 million by 2018. The demand for conveyor equipment from North America is expected to rise due to the presence of prominent automobile manufacturers.

Key players in the Conveying Equipment Market

Some of the major conveying equipment market players mentioned in this report are Fenner Dunlop, Dematic, Intelligrated Inc., Rexnord, Nordstrong Equipment Ltd., Webster Industries, and Sandvik AB.

Major geographies analyzed under this research report are: 
  • Global Conveying Equipment Market: Product Segment Analysis
    • Unit handling
    • Bulk handling
    • Parts and attachments
  • Global Conveying Equipment Market: Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World
  • U.S. Conveying Equipment Market: Product Segment Analysis
    • Unit handling
    • Bulk handling
    • Parts and attachments
  • U.S. Conveying Equipment Market: Application Analysis
    • Durable goods
    • Non-durable goods
    • Other Manufacturing goods (Including mining, construction, etc.)
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
  • Market growth drivers 
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends 
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 
Key highlights of this report:
  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth 
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors 
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments 
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis 
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments

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