Railcar Mover Market: Overview

Growth in industrialization and rapid increment in economic activities all over the world are estimated to be a major factor churning the demand for railcar mover in the global market. A railcar mover is attached with couplers in order to mobilize certain amount of railroad cars within a mall premises and railing side. These railcar movers are able to function on roads as well as rail tracks. The major reason behind the wide usage of the railcars are its economic factors that are more convenient and pocket friendly as compared with locomotives. These railcar movers are light weight. However, efforts are been made to build the cars in such a way that the weight is transferred on the wheels and increase their effective weight for better efficiency. The report also focuses on several drivers, restraints, and market figures that are anticipated to either support or pull down the railcar mover market on a global scale. It also provides a clear view of the future scope growth for the firms willing to invest in the market. 

If figures are to be believed the global railcar mover market is anticipated to experience a significant growth in coming years. The market CAGR is expected to grow modestly with 1.02% in forecast period from 2014 to 2020. 

Growing Demand in Oil and Gas Industry to Fuel up the Demand for Railcar Mover Market

The railcar mover manufacturers play a crucial role in deciding the technological modification, pricing of the product, and reliability in terms of value chain in railcar mover market. The soaring demand in oil and gas and mining industry, along with manufacturing sector are some of the major domains which are supporting the growth of railcar movers in the global market. According to the research the railroad transportations are quite energy-efficient due to which it becomes an automatic favorite and high in demand in the market. The railroad transport that are collaborating with railcar mover are far more efficient and effective, being capable of handling a huge amount of cargo in comparatively less amount of time. Unlike earlier times, the railcar mover now are designed with hybrid engines that are unaffected by the fluctuation in the prices of crude oil. This in turn impacts the cost by causing a reduction, influencing the growth of railcar driver in global market. These railcar movers are capable to consume less amount of fuel and easy movement on and off the track as well. 

Asia Pacific to Over-Power North America Owing to Growth in Economic Conditions

Based on end-users the global railcar mover market is segmented into oil and gas industry and metal and minerals industry. The latter industry is the prime consumer of the technology, owing to improvement in mining industry. This fuels the demand in railcar mover market by rising the demand in order to transport metals and minerals. Africa region is known to have huge amount of mineral reserves, which acts as great scope of being explored and expanded for railcar movers industry. Based on geographical regions, the market is divided broadly into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World. North America region held the major market shares in year 2013, owing to rise in investment by well-known firms and more efforts being taken on research and development programs. Moreover, the growth in production of natural gas, oil, coals, and other biofuels are also responsible for the propelling of the demand in the market. However, the regional market is expected to flourish with a minimal CAGR of 0.69% within the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. As a result, the leading position will be acquired by Asia Pacific region due to growth in economy and disposable income of the people. Rail King, Unilokomotive, Shuttlewagon, Trackmobile are some of the key players in the global market.

The Railcar Mover market research study analyzes the market on a global level, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD million) from 2014 to 2020. It recognizes the drivers and restraints affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecast period. Moreover, it identifies the significant opportunities for market growth in the next few years.
A railcar mover is fitted with couplers for moving small number of railroad cars around in a small yard and rail siding. It is capable of travelling on both rail tracks and roads. Railcar movers are used extensively, as they are more economic and convenient compared to locomotives.
Railcar movers are usually light weight; however, with the increase in demand, they are gaining more tractive effort by transferring weight from the car they are hauling onto their wheels, in order to increase their effective weight. Due to technological advancements, the market for railcar mover in mid segment tractive effort is growing significantly. Increasing demand for rail equipment and services further boosted the market for railcar movers. In addition, growth in chemical, construction, and agricultural industries and railroads, and manufacturing sectors is driving demand for railcar movers in Europe, the U.S., and parts of Asia Pacific, creating opportunities in these regions.
Railcar mover manufacturers play a decisive role in pricing, technological modification, and reliability in the value chain of the railcar mover market. Manufacturers in this industry are driven by demand from mining, oil and gas and manufacturing sectors. Manufacturers compete with each other and continue to exert price pressure on raw material suppliers of local railcar movers. Brandt Road Rail, Corporation, Railquip, Inc., Shuttlewagon, Inc., Stewart & Stevenson, LLC, and Trackmobile, Inc. are some of the major railcar mover manufacturers in this industry, who supply products to end-user industries.
The global railcar mover market is segmented by region into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW). Ability to move on and off the rail track, low fuel consumption, are the major factors driving the railcar mover market. Reliability and low penetration rate in nationalized railway network are other factors driving this market. Moreover, with the rise in economic prosperity, GDP gains and rapid industrialization in developed countries in APAC and RoW poised the growth of the market.
This report provides strategic analysis of the global railcar mover market, and the growth forecast for the period 2014 to 2020. The span of the report includes competitive analysis of various market segments based on the types, module and in-depth cross sectional analysis of the railcar mover market across different geographic segments. To support the strategic decision making, the report also includes profiling of leading players in the industry, their market share and various strategies adopted by them. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis and market attractiveness analysis included in the report provide insight into market dynamics and industry competition.
The report also provides company market share analysis of the various industry participants with company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis, and recent developments in the field of Railcar Mover market. Major market participants profiled in this report include Trackmobile, Shuttlewagon, and Railking among others.
The report segments the global railcar mover market as:
Railcar Mover Market: By geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
The report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to the above mentioned regions.

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