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Global Scaffolding Market: Snapshot

A temporary structure used to support the work crew and helps in transporting raw material at the time of construction, repair of building, maintenance, and other man-made structures is known as scaffolding.  Scaffolding is widely used on sites to get access to heights and areas where it is hard to reach. In addition, scaffolding is used in adapted forms for grandstand seating, formwork and shoring, concert stages, ski ramps, exhibition stands, access/viewing towers, half pipes and art projects

According to the type of construction, different raw materials are used for scaffolding. Wood, bamboo, steel, and aluminum are some of the widely used raw material for scaffolding.  Renting of scaffolding products is an important source for revenue generation for the players in the scaffolding market. About 80% of the cost of scaffolding is consumed in dismantling, installing, and transportation of scaffolding products. Moreover, lightweight scaffolding is used greatly and helps increasing the productivity of scaffolding products. It also enhances their transportation efficiency.

The global scaffolding market is prophesied to rise at 6.1% of CAGR during the forecast period between 2018 and 2026. The valuation for the market is expected to reach US$ 78.4 by the end of 2026.

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Rapid Growth of Construction Industry to Fuel Scaffolding Market in Developing Regions

The global scaffolding market is categorized on the basis of material, product, location, end-use, and geography. Based on material, the market is segmented into bamboo scaffolding, wood scaffolding, steel scaffolding, and aluminum scaffolding. Of these, the aluminum scaffolding segment is expected to have the highest growth during the forecast tenure. Aluminum is lighter in weight as compared to steel and is required at a high rate in scaffolding that can be manually lifted and placed. Moreover, scaffolding can be built faster with aluminum than steel, thereby reducing labor cost. In developing countries where the labor cost is that expensive, thus, in these countries wooden poles and bamboo are used at a large scale. Several countries in Asia Pacific the use of bamboo scaffolding is high and is favored due to its strength, flexibility, and eco-friendliness.   

Based on location, the market is bifurcated in external and internal scaffolding. In 2016, the external scaffolding segment accounted for 83% of the market globally and is projected to continue to dominate over the forecast period. This segment is expected to reach a valuation of US$68.27 bn by the end of 2026. Moreover, external scaffolding present in up to 50% of overall construction of building and ship and on the other hand internal scaffolding is mostly used for maintenance requirements. 

High Sales of Construction Equipment in U.S. of Boost Market in North America

On the regional front, North America is leading the global scaffolding market during the forecast period. One of the major reasons is increasing sales of construction equipment in the U.S. Moreover, in the U.S., the share of rental construction equipment was 35% in 2007 that have risen to 55% in 2017. Thus, this will help in driving the construction industry in the country as well as benefit the regional growth of this market.

On the other hand, in emerging markets such as Russia, Brazil, China, India, and South Africa large number of unorganized players are working in the scaffolding market. About 95.0% of scaffolding market uses traditional scaffolding in India Itself. As the construction business in developing economies is capital intensive, customer prefer low-cost traditional scaffolding that involves a reduced cost. Thus, these factors adversely affect the scaffolding market in emerging economies and are affecting the growth of scaffolding market.  

The report has also examined some of the leading players and their contribution to the global scaffolding market. Some of the leading players are PERI Group, Waco Kwikform Ltd., Brand Industrial Services Inc., ULMA Construction, and Universal Building Supply, Inc.

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:


  • Supported Scaffolding
  • Suspended Scaffolding
  • Rolling Scaffolding


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


  • External Scaffolding
  • Internal Scaffolding


  • Construction
  • Ship Building
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Others


  • North America
    • Scaffolding Market, by Product
    • 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

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