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Crane Market Size By Product (Mobile Crane [All Terrain Crane, Crawler Crane, Rough Terrain Crane, Truck Loader Crane], Fixed Crane [Monorail Crane, Stiffleg Crane, Tower Crane, Gantry Crane], By Application (Construction & Mining, Utility [Electric, Telecom, Water], Manufacturing, Transport/Shipping, Oil & Gas/Energy), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GMI2398
  • Published Date: Jun 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Crane Market size valued at USD 19 billion in 2018 and will grow at a CAGR of 6% from 2019 to 2025. The global shipments are expected to exceed 35 thousand units by 2025.

North America mobile crane market, by application, 2018 & 2025 (USD Million)

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The rising global population and the requirement of new commercial & residential structures to address the population demand serve as major factors, driving the crane market growth. The rapid development of the infrastructure & building sector due to several new construction & refurbishment projects is creating a high demand for these machines. Increasing government and private investments in the new construction & building projects to provide better infrastructure facilities are supporting the crane market expansion. Additionally, the need for enhanced structures across various industry verticals including telecommunication, oil & gas, manufacturing, etc. is further supporting the market. These machines at gaining demand across application industries owing to the enhanced performance and efficiency benefits compared to the conventional options. Moreover, the increased automated safety features added in newly developed machines will add up to the product demand.

A major factor impacting the market share is high initial cost required in purchasing these new machines. The maintenance & servicing cost associated with these cranes is high due to the costly replacement of parts and unavailability of certified servicing facilities in several regions. High initial investments in procuring these machines have discouraged several businesses, manufacturers, and enterprises in purchasing them. As a result, customers are moving toward rental & leasing options that provide machines on daily, weekly, and monthly rents along with well-maintained products. These rental options reduce equipment maintenance and servicing cost, allowing customers to procure advanced machines whenever required.

Crane Market, By Product

In the crane market, mobile models had a revenue share of over 70% in 2018 and are gaining a high demand across various applications due to technical & safety features offered in new machines. These machines have several benefits such as high material handling & lifting capacities, fast set up operations, and easy handling features compared to other models. Recently developed mobile machines offer compact & energy-efficient features that support high adoption in every application. Intelligent crane models save several sensing and connected systems, allowing users to change features depending on business needs. Sensing components alert operators in potential system failures and save them from workplace fatalities. The market participants are experiencing a high demand for mobile models from the manufacturing and oil & gas industries due to intelligent machine control and powerful boom technologies.

The crane market products are experiencing an increased demand from the construction & energy sectors due to high material lifting capacities in rough terrains. These machines have the ability to travel and move around work sites, carrying heavy loads and requiring less set up time. The tracks in crawler models provide increased stability & support by eliminating the need for outriggers. Additionally, enhanced mobility & flexibility offered by these models in complex work areas is supporting their adoption in the global market. Manufacturers are developing new machines & systems that enhance operator safety & emission control features. For instance, in January 2019, Liebherr announced the launch of its new crawler cranes LR 1300 SX consisting of simplified handling & safety features. These new machines have a new assistance system that stops operations automatically in case of entry into unsafe zones.

Crane Market, By Application

Global crane industry by application

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Construction sector in the crane market is expected to reach over USD 13 billion by 2025. The growth in this sector is attributed to the rapid development in the construction industry and the establishment of several infrastructure transformation projects globally. The European and North American countries are witnessing huge government & private infrastructure investments and have low labor availability, creating the need for efficient equipment. Additionally, the construction of complex residential & commercial structures to address the increasing consumer demand requires operationally complaint machines, supporting the market growth. Major construction companies and contractors procure a large number of equipment from various manufacturers, increasing their adoption in a variety of projects.

Crane Market, By Region

The North America crane market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% by 2025 and is witnessing a high equipment demand due to the expansion of utility and infrastructure sectors. The increasing disposable income and high spending capacities of the U.S. citizens are fueling the smart city developments in the country. Additionally, the growing consumer awareness related to digitization and enhanced broadband network is creating a high demand for cranes to set up new telecommunication infrastructures. The region is witnessing a high utilization of the mobile & fixed cranes due to the availability of trained operators and the presence of several enhanced training providers.

Competitive Market Share

The prominent players operating in the crane market include Liebherr Group, Komatsu Ltd., Comansa, XCMG Ltd., Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd., Terex Corporation, Sany Group, Tadano Ltd., Manitowoc, Palfinger AG, etc. The companies are continuously launching new products with connectivity & safety technologies to offer operational safety at worksites. The manufacturers are focused on developing highly efficient products to cater to various application industries. Moreover, these players are engaged in providing cost-efficient equipment to gain a competitive advantage and a major market share. For instance, in November 2018, Comansa announced the launch of its two new luffing jib machines at Bauma’ 18. With the launch of CML310 and CML280, the company aims at addressing the demand for 18- & 24-ton machines, mainly in Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions.

Crane Industry Background

The crane industry is highly competitive with the presence of several manufacturers across the globe that offer a variety of mobile & fixed cranes. The industry players are undergoing new product developments and launching strategies to cater to the increasing demand from various application industries. The companies are focusing on launching machines with high lifting capacities and stabilization features to be utilized in complex construction applications. Additionally, the manufacturers are engaged in providing machines with sensing features to enhance performance. The rapid development of manufacturing and oil & gas sectors in various regions is creating a high demand for these machines, further driving the industry growth.

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Prasenjit Saha

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of crane was valued at USD 19 billion in 2018.

The industry share of crane will grow at a CAGR of 6% from 2019 to 2025.

Cranes are a key equipment deployed at construction sites owing to their efficiency and high performances in moving materials as compared to other alternatives. Growth in public and private infrastructure spending worldwide has fueled major construction as well as renovation projects.

The need to lift or move heavy loads in remote and uneven terrains will drive the adoption of the equipment in energy applications. Cranes are easy to set up at location and are flexible to operate around the work sites as and when required.

Mobile crane equipment are garnering significant demand from all kinds of customers, including construction companies, energy firms, mining and shipping companies owing to high flexibility and material handling capacity.

North America crane market is projected to record substantial gains with the fast expanding infrastructure and utility applications. Smart city projects are taking pace across the U.S. and the equipment is deployed countrywide for the erection of critical telecommunication infrastructure.

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  • Base Year: 2018
  • Companies covered: 32
  • Tables & Figures: 2142
  • Countries covered: 16
  • Pages: 890

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