Crane Rail Sole Plate Market: Introduction
- Crane rail sole plate, also called as rail tie plate or rail base plate, is an important component in railroading construction of a crane rail. Crane rails cannot normally be directly mounted onto a concrete surface due to operational safety issues; hence, it is mounted on sole plates.
- These crane rail sole plates are used not only to support the rails, but also to fix the entire rail fastening systems
Key Drivers of Crane Rail Sole Plate Market
- Construction activities are on a rise worldwide. Investment from government agencies in infrastructure development to increase the number of ports, shipyards, container yards, and other facilities boosts trade and logistics and subsequently, drives the economy, which is a major factor fueling the demand for crane systems. Crane rail systems integrated at these locations are designed to lift heavy loads and hence, they are not directly mounted on concrete surfaces. The surface of concrete is soft and wears out by the movement of the crane and rail, which creates concerns about operational safety. The upper surface of cast concrete tends to be weak as a result of the casting process. It may also not be flat to the accuracy required for the crane rail. Thus, these crane rails are fixed on metal support plate, called sole plate, which also facilitates the fastening of rails. Therefore, a rise in number of infrastructure projects is boosting the global crane rail sole plate market.
- Increase in population is augmenting their disposable income. Rise in consumption of goods is increasing the number of industries who cater to this increasing demand. These industries are major end-use customers of gantry cranes, crane rails, and other types of crane systems that employ sole plates. Mining activities is also on the rise, which further drives the demand for crane systems and their components including sole plates. Thus, an increase in demand from end-use industries is driving the crane rail sole plate market across the globe.
Challenges in Crane Rail Sole Plate Market
- Complications and high cost involved in setup and relocation of crane rails are prompting an increasing number of customers to prefer mobile crane systems, which in turn hampers the global crane rail sole plate market
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Crane Rail Sole Plate Market
- The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted multiple industries and their supply chains, creating a shortage at both demand and supply side. This disruption has restrained the global crane rail sole plate market.
North America and Europe to Hold Significant Share of Crane Rail Sole Plate Market
- Asia Pacific accounted for a significant share of the global crane rail sole plate market due to an increase in number of infrastructure projects such as China–Pakistan Economic Corridor project and Tanjung Pelepas port project. Governments of countries such as China, India, and Japan are investing in the development of infrastructure in Asia Pacific to strengthen their strategic alliance and trade activities. This, in turn, is driving the crane rail sole plate market.
Key Players Operating in Crane Rail Sole Plate Market
The global crane rail sole plate market is highly concentrated due to the presence of top manufacturers. A few of the key players operating in the crane rail sole plate market are:
- ASECOM Rails
- Bemo Rail BV
- Crane Rail Installations (UK) Ltd.
- Gantry Railing Ltd
- Global Smart Rail Limited
- Lafek Ceska republika
- Molyneux Industries, Inc.
- Wuxi Taihang Rail Fastening Technology Co., Ltd
- Zhongxiang Inc.
Global Crane Rail Sole Plate Market: Research Scope
Global Crane Rail Sole Plate Market, by Material
- S235 Steel
- S355 Steel
- Q235 Steel
- Q345 Steel
Global Crane Rail Sole Plate Market, by Type
- Discontinuous/ Individual Soleplates
- Continuous Soleplates
Global Crane Rail Sole Plate Market, by Sole Plate Thickness
- 10 to 15 mm
- 15 to 20 mm
- Above 20 mm
Global Crane Rail Sole Plate Market, by Region
- North America
- Nordic Region
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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