With the progress of modern logistics as well as the growth in demand for replacing workforce by machinery, forklifts have become the most widely used tools for handling materials in logistics industry. In 2014, global forklift sales volume exceeded one million sets for the first time, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.5%; wherein, China sold 360,000 ones, up 9.4% year on year, still ranking first worldwide.
In 2015, European and American forklift markets continue to maintain steady growth. Chinese forklift market has re-entered the adjustment phase since 2012 as the economic slowdown pulls down the demand of traditional industries for forklifts; therefore, the annual sales volume in the country will return to the level in 2013, but it will maintain its position as the world's largest market.
With the development of Chinese forklift market, the forklift product mix also changes. All along, internal combustion forklifts occupy roughly 80% market share in China. However, in recent years, electric forklifts have been growing radically thanks to the demand for energy saving and environmental protection. In 2014, electric forklifts accounted for 30.6% of China’s forklift sales volume, 3.5 percentage points higher than the previous year, marking the fastest growth in recent years. During 2015, internal combustion forklifts continue to decline, while electric forklifts, especially electric warehouse forklifts, grow significantly at the estimated above 10%.
At the same time, major manufacturers have been intensifying R & D of electric warehouse forklifts and new energy forklifts, like HeLi develops LNG and LPG internal combustion forklifts; BYD researches lithium battery forklifts; EP Equipment, Noblelift and Ruyi develop electric warehouse vehicles.
Regarding enterprises, domestic brands seize approximately 80% market share, of which Anhui HeLi and Hangcha hold about 45%. In foreign brands, Kion Group enjoys the highest share, with 6.3% in 2014. In addition, Toyota, Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift and UniCarriers also act as major players.
In recent years, China's manufacturing industry has stepped into the transition phase. On the one hand, forklift companies speed up the upgrading of their product structure and gradually transfer to the medium-end economical forklift market; on the other hand, they enhance competitiveness through mergers and acquisitions and other means. For instance, UniCarriers obtained 70% stake in Anhui Hecha; TICO acquired Tailift’s forklift business. In the next five to ten years, mergers and acquisitions in the forklift industry or across industries will continue to occur.
Global and China Forklift Industry Report, 2015-2017 released by ResearchInChina focuses on the followings:
- Status quo of global forklift market, forklift development of major countries, as well as top 20 global forklift enterprises, etc.
- Production, sale, and import & export of forklifts in China
- Status quo and key players in electric and internal combustion forklift markets in China
- Product, regional, and corporate structure of forklifts in China
- Operation and forklift business of 10 global and 29 Chinese enterprises
- Development trend and prospects of China’s forklift industry. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
1 Overview of Forklift
1.3 Upstream & Downstream
2 Status Quo of Global Forklift Industry
2.1.1 Order Intake
2.1.2 Sales Volume
2.2 Forklift Development in Major Countries
2.2.1 United States
2.3 Key Global Forklift Manufacturers
3 Forklift Market in China
3.2.2 Output and Structure
3.3.1 Sales Volume
3.3.2 Sales Volume Structure
3.4 Import & Export
4 Forklift Market Segments in China
4.1 Internal Combustion Forklift
4.1.2 Key Manufacturers
4.2 Electric Forklift
4.2.2 Major Products
4.2.3 Key Manufacturers
5 Competitive Landscape of Forklift Market in China
5.1 Product Competition
5.2 Enterprise Competition
5.3 Regional Competition
6 Key Global Forklift Manufacturers
6.1 Toyota Industrial Corp
6.1.3 Forklift Business
6.1.4 Forklift Business in China
6.1.5 Forklift Business Development Plan
6.2 Kion Group
6.2.3 Forklift Business
6.2.4 Forklift Business in China
6.2.5 Development Strategy
6.3 Jungheinrich Group
6.3.3 Forklift Business
6.3.4 Forklift Business in China
6.4 Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
6.4.3 Forklift Business
6.4.4 Forklift Business in China
6.5 Crown Equipment Corp.
6.5.3 Forklift Business in China
6.6 Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift
6.6.3 Forklift Business in China
6.7 UniCarriers Corporation
6.7.3 Forklift Business in China
6.8 Komatsu Ltd.
6.8.3 Forklift Business
6.9 CLARK Material Handling International
6.9.3 Forklift Business in China
6.10 Dooan Industrial Vehicle
6.10.3 Forklift Business in China
7 Key Forklift Manufacturers in China
7.1 Anhui HeLi Co., Ltd.
7.1.3 Revenue Structure
7.1.4 Gross Margin
7.1.5 R&D Capability
7.1.6 Development Strategy
7.2 Hangcha Group Co., Ltd.
7.2.3 Revenue Structure
7.2.4 Major Clients
7.2.5 Development Strategy
7.3 Lonking (Shanghai) Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.4 Tailift Qingdao Co., Ltd.
7.4.3 Development Strategy
7.5 Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.5.3 Forklift Business
7.6 Sino-American-Zhejiang Maximal Foklift Co., Ltd.
7.7 EP Equipment Co., Ltd.
7.8 Anhui Jianghuai-Yinlian Heavy-Duty Construction Machine Co., Ltd.
7.8.3 R&D Capability
7.9 Dalian Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.10 Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd
7.11 Zhejiang Goodsense Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.12 Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
7.12.3 Development Strategy
7.13 Zoomlion Anhui Industrial Vehicles Co., Ltd.
7.13.3 Development Strategy
7.14 Anhui Hecha Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.15 Hyundai (Beijing) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.16 Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.16.3 Forklift Business
7.17 BYD Forklift (Shaoguan) Co., Ltd
7.18 Anhui TEU Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.19 Shandong Shantui Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.20 Other Enterprises
7.20.1 Hangzhou Good Friend Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.20.2 Vita-Wheel Holdings Ltd.
7.20.3 YTO (Luoyang) transportation Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.20.4 Jiangsu Jingjiang Forklift Truck Co., Ltd.
7.20.5 Shandong Wecan Technology Co., Ltd.
7.20.6 Wuxi KIPOR Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.20.7 Zhejiang Huahe Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.20.8 Hefei Banyitong Science & Technology Developing Co., Ltd
7.20.9 Zhejiang UN Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.20.10 Suzhou Pioneer Logistics Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd.
8. Development Trend of China's Forklift Industry
8.1 Energy-saving and Environment-friendly Forklift
8.2 Forklift After-market
9. Summary and Forecast
Features of Forklift by Type
Composite Price Index of Steel in China, 2011-2015
Forklift Distribution in Downstream Sectors
Order Intake and YoY Growth of Global Forklifts, 2008-2015
Order Intake of Global Forklifts by Region, 2013-2015
Order Intake of Global Forklifts by Product, 2009-2015
Sales Volume and YoY Growth of Global Forklifts, 2008-2015
Sales Volume of Global Forklifts by Region, 2010-2015
Sales Volume of Global Forklifts by Product, 2010-2015
Sales Volume of Forklifts in USA and % of Global Total, 2009-2015
Forklift Output in Japan by Product, 2005-2015
Domestic Forklift Sales Volume in Japan by Product, 2005-2015
Forklift Export Volume in Japan by Product, 2005-2015
Top 20 Forklift Manufacturers Worldwide, 2014
Domestic Sales Volume of Forklifts in China and % of Global Total, 2008-2015
Export Volume of Forklifts and % of Total Sales Volume in China, 2007-2015
Major Forklift Manufacturers in China, 2015
Top 40 Forklift Enterprises in China, 2014
Output of Forklifts in China, 2007-2015
Output of Forklifts in China by Product, 2011-2015
Sales Volume and YoY Growth of Forklifts in China, 2005-2015
Domestic Sales Volume of China’s Forklifts and % of Total Sales Volume, 2008-2015 Sales Volume of Forklifts in China by Product, 2010-2015
Import Volume and YoY Growth of Forklift in China, 2008-2015
Import Volume of Forklifts in China by Product, 2008-2015
Import Volume of Forklifts (by Country) and % of Total Import Volume in China, 2014
Average Import Price of Forklifts in China by Product, 2009-2015
Export Volume and YoY Growth of Forklifts in China, 2008-2015
Export Volume of Forklifts in China by Product, 2008-2015
Export Volume of Forklifts (by Region) and % of Total Export Volume in China, 2014
Average Export Price of Forklifts in China by Product, 2009-2015
Sales Volume of Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Forklifts in China, 2008-2015
Top 5 Enterprises in China by Sales Volume of Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Ride-on Forklifts, 2010-2014
Sales Volume of Electric Forklifts in China, 2008-2015
Sales Volume of Electric Warehouse Forklifts in China, 2008-2015
Top 6 Enterprises in China by Sales Volume of Electric Counterbalanced Ride-on Forklifts and Electric Warehouse Forklifts, 2014
Proportion of Sales of Electric Forklifts and Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Forklifts in China, 2008-2015
Forklift Sales Structure of Major Regions Worldwide by Product, 2013
Forklift Market Concentration in China by Sales Volume, 2014
Competition Pattern in Chinese Forklift Market, 2013-2014
Market Share of Two Major Forklift Groups in China, 2009-2015
Subsidiaries in China of Key Overseas Forklift Manufacturers, 2015
Sales Structure of Forklift in China by Region, 2013-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Toyota, FY2010-FY2016
Revenue of Toyota by Business, FY2010- FY2016
Global Presence of Toyota’s Forklift Business
Sales Volume of Toyota’s Forklifts, FY2010-FY2016
Sales Volume of Toyota’s Forklifts by Region, FY2010-FY2016
Major Forklift Companies of Toyota in China
Sales Network of Toyota (Shanghai)
Kion Group’s Products and Services
Global Market Share of Kion Group by Region, 2014
Development History of Kion Group
Kion Group’s Equity Structure, 2015
Major Financial Indicators of Kion Group, 2011-2015
Revenue of Kion Group by Business, 2013-2015
Revenue of Kion Group by Product, 2013-2015
Revenue of Kion Group by Region, 2013-2015
Forklift Series of Kion Group
Kion Group’s Forklift Production Bases Worldwide, 2015
Global Forklift Sales Network of Kion Group, 2015
Forklift Order Intake of Kion Group by Region, 2010-2014
Kion Group’s Forklift Subsidiaries in China
Major Financial Indicators of Jungheinrich, 2008-2015
Revenue of Jungheinrich by Region, 2010-2015
Revenue of Jungheinrich by Business, 2013-2015
Growth Strategy of Jungheinrich
Global Factory Distribution of Jungheinrich, 2015
Forklift Output of Jungheinrich, 2008-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Hyster-Yale, 2009-2015
Revenue of Hyster-Yale by Region, 2010-2015
Forklift Series of Hyster-Yale
Hyster-Yale’s Production and Sales Bases, 2014
Forklift Revenue Structure of Hyster-Yale, 2014
Major Forklift Customers of Hyster-Yale, 2015
Forklift Business Development Strategy of Hyster-Yale, 2015
Global Business Layout of Crown Equipment, 2015
Revenue of Crown Equipment, 2010-2015
Stockholder Structure of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift, FY2014
Planning of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift, FY2014-FY2017E
Revenue and Net Income of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift, FY2010-FY2015
Revenue of Mitsubishi Nichiyu (by Region) and % of Total Revenue, FY2014
Business Layout of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift in China, 2015
UniCarriers’ Forklift Products
Revenue of UniCarriers, FY2011-FY2015
Development History of UniCarriers, 2011-2015
Main Products of Komatsu
Revenue and Net Income of Komatsu, FY2009- FY2015
Revenue of Komatsu by Business, FY2009- FY2015
Major Production Bases and Modes of Komatsu’s Construction and Mining Equipment Business
Revenue Structure of Komatsu’s Construction, Mining and Utility Equipment Business (by Region), FY2014
Main Forklift Products of Komatsu
CLARK’s Main Forklift Products
CLARK’s Global Network
Revenue of CLARK, 2011-2015
Development History of Dooan Industrial Vehicle, 2011-2015
Global Business Distribution of Dooan Industrial Vehicle, 2014
Revenue of Dooan Industrial Vehicle, 2011-2015
Dooan Industrial Vehicle’s Forklift Subsidiaries in China
Revenue and Net Income of Anhui HELI, 2009-2015
Operating Revenue of Anhui HELI by Product, 2009-2015
Operating Revenue of Anhui HELI by Region, 2010-2015
Gross Margin of Anhui HELI, 2009-2015
Gross Margin of Major Products of Anhui HELI, 2009-2015
Capacity of Hangcha Group by Product, 2011-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Hangcha Group, 2011-2015
Sales Volume of Hangcha Group’s Forklifts by Product, 2011-2014
Operating Revenue of Hangcha Group by Product and % of Total Revenue, 2011-2014
Hangcha Group’s Revenue from Top 5 Clients and % of Total Revenue, 2011-2014
Output and Sales Volume of Lonking, 2009-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, 2011-2015
Operating Revenue of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery by Region, 2011-2015
Main Forklift Products of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery
Development History of Forklift Business of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery
Forklift Sales Volume of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, 2011-2015
Sales Volume and Revenue of Zhejiang Maximal Forklift, 2010-2014
Domestic Marketing Network of Anhui Jianghuai-Yinlian Heavy-Duty Construction Machine
Forklift Sales Volume of Dalian Forklift, 2009-2015
New Products of Goodsense, 2014-2015
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock, 2011-2015
Operating Revenue of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock by Product, 2012-2015
Operating Revenue of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock by Region, 2011-2015
Fundraising Projects of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock, 2014
Forklift Sales Network of Zoomlion
Forklift Sales Network of Beijing Hyundai
Revenue and Net Income of Xiamen XGMA Machinery, 2011-2015
Forklift Sales Volume of Xiamen XGMA Machinery, 2009-2015
Forklift Sales Volume of Jiangsu Jingjiang Forklift Truck, 2009-2014
R & D of New Energy Forklifts of Major Domestic and Foreign Enterprises
Ownership of Forklift Market in China, 2012-2018E
Sales Volume of Forklifts in China, 2011-2017E
Market Share of Major Forklift Companies Worldwide, 2014
Market Share of Major Forklift Companies in China, 2014
- Anhui HeLi Co., Ltd.
- Anhui Hecha Forklift Co., Ltd.
- Anhui Jianghuai-Yinlian Heavy-Duty Construction Machine Co., Ltd.
- Anhui TEU Forklift Co., Ltd.
- BYD Forklift (Shaoguan) Co., Ltd
- CLARK Material Handling International
- Crown Equipment Corp.
- Dalian Forklift Co., Ltd.
- Dooan Industrial Vehicle
- EP Equipment Co., Ltd.
- Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Hangcha Group Co., Ltd.
- Hangzhou Good Friend Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Hefei Banyitong Science & Technology Developing Co., Ltd
- Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
- Hyundai (Beijing) Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Jiangsu Jingjiang Forklift Truck Co., Ltd.
- Jungheinrich Group
- Kion Group
- Komatsu Ltd.
- Lonking (Shanghai) Forklift Co., Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift
- Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd
- Shandong Shantui Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Shandong Wecan Technology Co., Ltd.
- Sino-American-Zhejiang Maximal Foklift Co., Ltd.
- Suzhou Pioneer Logistics Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd.
- Tailift Qingdao Co., Ltd.
- Toyota Industrial Corp
- UniCarriers Corporation
- Vita-Wheel Holdings Ltd.
- Wuxi KIPOR Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd.
- YTO (Luoyang) transportation Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Goodsense Forklift Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Huahe Forklift Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang UN Forklift Co., Ltd.
- Zoomlion Anhui Industrial Vehicles Co., Ltd.