Global Scaffolding Market - Snapshot

Globally, increasing demand from the construction industry dominated by high rise commercial buildings and improvement in residential infrastructure along with new constructions will support the demand for scaffolding over the forecast timeline. Maintenance activities which involve cleaning, repairs, painting jobs, electrical installations, and other activities is expected to drive the demand for supported or suspended scaffoldings over the forecast period.

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Scaffolding is an integral part of construction, ship building, oil & gas, and other industries. There is no substitute for scaffolding products. Manufacturers are providing innovative, light weight scaffolding products with latest software to end-use industries, leading to growth of the organized scaffolding market. Wood & bamboo are the prominent materials used for scaffolding. Currently, aluminium and steel are widely used. Recently, high strength steel is being used to make light weight scaffoldings. The global scaffolding industry consists of scaffolding component suppliers, scaffolding manufacturers, contractors, sub-contractors, and end-use industries using scaffolding products and services. The industry is highly competitive in nature with constant pressure on manufacturers for profit margins.

Shipbuilding is a major industry where scaffolding is extensively greatly. Globally, new shipbuilding orders are anticipated to increase from US$ 34.0 Bn in 2016 to US$ 100 Bn in 2021, expanding at a CAGR of 24.1%. Scaffolding is used in surface protection, engine replacement, and steel and welding among others in the shipbuilding industry. Asia Pacific is the dominant shipbuilding market in the world. China is the largest shipbuilding nation in the world, followed by South Korea and Japan. There is good opportunity for global and local scaffolding manufacturers to increase their market share in the China, Australia, and New Zealand cruise ship-building industry. The construction sector in emerging countries also presents a good opportunity to global and local scaffolding manufacturers. Rising demand for shipbuilding across countries in Asia Pacific and other regions across the world is projected to consequently increase the demand for scaffolding products over the forecast timeline.

In emerging markets such as BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the scaffolding market is majorly controlled by unorganized players. In India, about 95.0% of the scaffolding market uses conventional scaffolding. Construction business in emerging economies is capital intensive; hence, customers prefer low-cost conventional scaffolding to reduce cost. This is a major bottleneck in the expansion plans of global scaffolding manufacturers in emerging economies. With comparatively low cost of products and large number of market players, there is high pressure on profit margins which also affects the global scaffolding market.

The North American construction equipment industry is driven by the growth in U.S. construction equipment sales. In the U.S. market, share of rental construction equipment has risen from 35% in 2007 to 55% in 2017 which is driving the construction equipment industry in the U.S. Rising demand for construction equipment across the world is subsequently increasing the demand for scaffolding and scaffolding accessories.

About 80% of the cost of scaffolding is consumed in installing, dismantling, and transportation of scaffolding products. Light weight scaffoldings greatly increases the productivity of scaffolding products and enhances their transportation efficiency. The scaffolding industry is fragmented across the world. Companies are developing innovative products to retain their market share. For instance, German scaffolding manufacturer Layher Holding GmbH & Co. KG developed a light-weight scaffolding, branded as “Allround” scaffolding in 1974. In an Allround scaffolding system, a scaffold connector can support up to eight steel or aluminum tubes at various angles. It takes less time to install Allround scaffolding due to its light weight. The company has developed dedicated software known as LayPLAN CLASSIC and LayPLAN CAD for Allround scaffold products. In 2013, the company used high strength steel and a new design and production process and developed fourth-generation “Allround” scaffolding without reducing load capacity.

Global Scaffolding Market: Overview

This report on the global scaffolding market provides analysis for the period 2016–2026, wherein 2017 is the base year and 2018 to 2026is the forecast period. Data for 2016 has been included as historical information. The report covers market dynamics including drivers, restraints, opportunities, and trends expected to influence the growth of the scaffolding market during the said period. The study provides a comprehensive analysis on market growth throughout the above forecast period in terms of value estimates (US$ Mn) across different geographies.

Global Scaffolding Market: Trends and Opportunities

Scaffolding is a temporary structure either outside or inside a building used by construction workers while building, cleaning, or repairing the building. Scaffoldings are usually made of wooden planks and metal poles (steel or aluminum). These are widely used on-site to gain access to heights or areas which would otherwise be hard to reach. Scaffoldings are also used in an adapted form for shoring and formwork, concert stages, grandstand seating, exhibition stands, access/viewing towers, ski ramps, art projects, and half pipes.

Global Scaffolding Market: Key Segments

The scaffolding market has been segmented on the basis of product, material, location, end-use, and geography. Based on material, the market has been segmented into wood scaffolding, bamboo scaffolding, steel scaffolding, and aluminum scaffolding. By location, the market is classified into external and internal scaffolding. Based on end-use, it is segmented into construction, ship building, electrical maintenance, and others (temporary stage, etc.).

Geographically, the report classifies the market into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America; the regions are analyzed in terms of value shipments of the scaffolding industry. Furthermore, region wise prominent countries covered in the report include the U.S, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, ASEAN countries, GCC, South Africa, and Brazil.

Global scaffolding Market: Scope of the Study

The report also includes key developments in the scaffolding market. Porter’s Five Force Analysis which identifies bargaining power of suppliers, bargaining power of buyers, threat from new entrants, threat from substitutes, and degree of competition is included in the report. Value chain analysis which shows workflow in the scaffolding market and identifies raw material service providers and distribution channels are also covered in the report. Segment trends and regional trends are part of the report. It also covers segment-wise comparison matrix, incremental opportunity analysis, and market positioning of key players for all regions covered in the scope of study.

Incremental opportunity analysis identifies and compares attractiveness of segments based on CAGR and market share index across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America along with all the countries included in these regions. The same has also been provided for each segment i.e. by product, material, location, and end-use.

Global Scaffolding Market: Competitive Landscape

The report includes competition landscape which covers competition matrix, market share analysis of major players in the global scaffolding industry based on their 2017 revenues, and profiles of major players. Competition matrix benchmarks leading players based on their capabilities and potential to grow. Factors including market position, offerings, and R&D focus are attributed toa company’s capabilities. Top line growth, market share, segment growth, infrastructure facilities, and future outlook are attributed to a company’s potential to grow. This section also identifies and includes various recent developments carried out by leading players of the scaffolding market.

Company profiling includes company overview, major business strategies adopted, and key developments. The companies profiled in the global scaffolding market include ADTO Group, Altrad Group, Brand Industrial Services, Inc., Cangzhou Weisitai Scaffolding Co. Ltd., Entrepose Echafaudages, Gowe Holding, Guangdong Youying Group, Layher Holding GmbH & Co. KG, MJ-Gerüst GmbH, PERI Group, Rapid Scaffolding (Engineering) Co. Ltd, Rizhao Fenghua Tools Co., Ltd., Tianjin Wellmade Scaffold Co. Ltd., ULMA Construction, Waco Kwikform Ltd, and Universal Building Supply, Inc. (UBS)

The global scaffolding market is segmented as below:

Global Scaffolding Market, by Product

  • Supported Scaffolding
  • Suspended Scaffolding
  • Rolling Scaffolding

Global Scaffolding Market, by Material

  • Wood Scaffolding
  • Bamboo Scaffolding
  • Steel Scaffolding
  • Aluminum Scaffolding

Global Scaffolding Market, by Location

  • External Scaffolding
  • Internal Scaffolding

Global Scaffolding Market, by End-Use

  • Construction
  • Ship Building
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Others

Global Scaffolding Market, by Geography

  • North America
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    • Scaffolding Market, by Material
    • Scaffolding Market, by Location
    • Scaffolding Market, by End-use
    • Scaffolding Market, by Country
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Scaffolding Market, by Product
    • Scaffolding Market, by Material
    • Scaffolding Market, by Location
    • Scaffolding Market, by End-use
    • Scaffolding Market, by Country
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Scaffolding Market, by Product
    • Scaffolding Market, by Material
    • Scaffolding Market, by Location
    • Scaffolding Market, by End-use
    • Scaffolding Market, by Country
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Scaffolding Market, by Product
    • Scaffolding Market, by Material
    • Scaffolding Market, by Location
    • Scaffolding Market, by End-use
    • Scaffolding Market, by Country
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Scaffolding Market, by Product
    • Scaffolding Market, by Material
    • Scaffolding Market, by Location
    • Scaffolding Market, by End-use
    • Scaffolding Market, by Country
      • Brazil
      • Rest of South America