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Powder-Actuated Tools Market - Global Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027

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  • 206 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5699648
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The global powder-actuated tools market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.19% during 2021-2027. Increasing demand for convenient and effective tools in the construction industry to lessen total lead time and enhance effectiveness is anticipated to drive market growth. Easy accessibility to the powder-actuated tools market through e-commerce and retail channels will likely attract more consumers and drive industry growth. Powder-actuated tools are generally used in industrial and household applications such as renovation, maintenance and repair work, and others. Efficient and effortless operations are key factors that propel the demand for powder-actuated tools worldwide.

Powder-actuated tools, also known as explosive-actuated fastening tools, are used to attach materials to solid bases such as concrete, steel, or masonry. Their operation is similar to a gun and must be operated with at most care. In addition, only an individual with proper training in the particular tool shall be allowed to operate a powder-actuated tool. Factors such as technological transformation along with essential changes in designs and installation, rising complexity of building projects, stringent norms, and many other factors are supporting the growth of the construction industry. In addition, rising urbanization, growing population, and enhancing domestic and regional economic conditions indirectly drive the construction industry. Thus, such developments stimulate the global demand for powder-actuated tools during the forecast period.

Key Winning Imperatives in the Global Powder Actuated Tools Market

  • The construction and manufacturing industries are the significant drivers of powder-actuated tools.
  • The appropriate use of direct fastening methods can increase productivity by almost five times, depending on the procedure used and the type of application.
  • The powder-actuated tools are fast, reliable, and inexpensive. These are light and medium weighted objects. These tools save up to 80% on in-place fastening costs.


Growing Demand For Prefabricated Buildings

The high accuracy in the production of the prefabrication construction allows joists, trusses, and walls to be prefabricated off-site at a fast speed. Onsite, the space needs are minimal, allowing easy and quick assembly. Such factors strongly reflect that the prefabricated building industry has become one of the most significant sectors for vendors to cater to such demands. Such factors are anticipated to propel the demand for the powder-actuated tools market during the forecast period.

Increasing Opportunity In Insulating Fastening

Through proper training, insulation fastening crews can be demonstrated the right techniques and the care and operation of the latest equipment to become more productive on the job. Such factors can create better opportunities for the powder-actuated tools market players to develop better insulation fastening designs.

Growing Construction Industry

Factors such as the increasing complexity of building projects, stringent policies governing employee safety, the use of advanced tools, the need for energy efficiency, and better productivity have emerged as major concerns in the construction industry. The growth is more concentrated in the real estate and residential sectors, which are majorly supported by low-interest rates and rising disposable incomes among populations. Such developments stimulate the growth of the global powder-actuated tools market during the forecast period.


Fluctuations In Raw Materials Pricing

Raw material costs comprise approximately 50% to 60% of the overall cost of production. The prices of major raw materials used to manufacture powder-actuated tools have been volatile over the last few years. The volatility of raw material prices poses a serious threat to vendor margins. Other operating expenses, such as labor wages, also sharply increase. Chinese manufacturers add more worries to the company’s top line. These factors burden the vendors striving to produce efficient powder-actuated tools at affordable costs to cope with the competition in the market



The automatic segment dominates the global powder-actuated tools market and accounts for a revenue share of 49.50% in 2021, and is expected to witness an absolute growth of 17.11% by the end of 2027. In automatic powder-actuated tools, automatic piston returns and load advancement for fast application speed are available. Such tools drive into concrete and steel substrates for application versatility. Also, such devices have adjustable power settings. They can be used for interior and exterior framing, mechanical installation, electrical installations, insulation and surface preparation, and concrete framing. This segment's revenue is expected to reach USD 329.27 million by 2027, the fastest growing at a CAGR of 2.67% during the forecast period.

Segmentation by Type of Operation

  • Manual
  • Semi-automatic
  • Automatic


The construction segment dominated the global powder-actuated tools market and accounted for a revenue share of 62.56% in 2021 and is expected to witness an absolute growth of 15.91% by the end of 2027. Powder-actuated tools are used to bond several construction materials, such as wood to concrete, steel to concrete, metal to concrete, and steel to steel. This segment's revenue is expected to reach USD 411.86 million by 2027, the fastest growing at a CAGR of 2.49% during the forecast period. In North America, the segment is expected to add an additional revenue of USD 26.19 million, growing at a CAGR of 3.03% during the forecast period.

Segmentation by End-user

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing


In 2021, North America emerged as the largest powder-actuated tools market, with a revenue share of 37.87%. Large-scale industries, such as construction, are driving the market for powder-actuated tools in the region. Furthermore, the DIY culture is highly predominant in North America, so tools such as compact and strong powder-actuated tools could have greater demand in the region. However, proper certification is required for powder-actuated tools before using the tool.

Geographically, Europe is the second-largest industry for powder-actuated tools since the region is home to world-class manufacturing facilities, accounting for approximately 28.54% of the global powder-actuated tools market in 2021. APAC comes after Europe and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.76% during the forecast period owing to the rapid rise in the number of construction and infrastructural development projects, automotive, and in growing economies of India, China, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Segmentation by Geography

  • APAC
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • South Africa


The global powder-actuated tools market is fragmented, with many small and medium-sized manufacturers accounting for a significant industry share. Some prominent players with a dominant presence in the industry include Hilti, Illinois Tool Works, DEWALT, and Simpson Strong-Tie. Many major vendors are adopting innovative and safe technologies to retain their position. The industry's future will rely on developing new products and safety features. For instance, key companies have designed automatic powder-actuated tools that are safer than manual powder-actuated tools. However, to use such tools, proper certification is needed. Thus, the launch of such advanced products has enabled global vendors to capture market attention.

Company Profiles

  • Hilti
  • Ramset
  • Tapcon
  • Simpson Strong-Tie
  • CS Industries
  • Walter Machine
  • Allfasteners
  • Powers Fasteners
  • Alma Bolt Company (ABC) Fastener
  • Hsin Ho
  • Pregun Industrial
  • S.Johnston
  • United Fasteners
  • Superfix
  • Tarboya
  • Ronix


1. What is the revenue from the global powder-actuated tools market?
2. What is the growth rate of the global powder-actuated tools market?
3. What is the projected market size of the global powder-actuated tools market by 2027?
4. Which region dominates the global powder-actuated tools market?
5. What are the key driving factors in the powder-actuated tools market?

Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.1.3 Market Estimation Caveats
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the Study
4.4 Market Segmentation
4.4.1 Market by Type
4.4.2 Market by End-User
4.4.3 Market Segmentation by Geography

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Premium Insights
7.1 Market Overview
7.2 Market Trends
7.3 Market Opportunities
7.4 Market Drivers
7.5 Market Challenges
7.6 Segment Review
7.7 Company & Strategies
7.8 Company Profiles

8 Introduction
8.1 Overview
8.2 History of Powder-Actuated Tools
8.3 Velocity
8.3.1 High-Velocity
8.3.2 Low-Velocity
8.4 Power Load
8.5 Fastener Types
8.5.1 Drive Pins
8.6 Requirements for Using Powder-Actuated Tools
8.6.1 Requirements for Qualified Operators
8.7 Restrictions Applied to Use Powder-Actuated Tools
8.7.1 Osha Rules for Powder-Actuated Tools
8.8 Type
8.8.1 Automatic Powder-Actuated Tools
8.8.2 Semi-Automatic Powder-Actuated Tools
8.8.3 Manual Powder-Actuated Tools
8.9 Value Chain Analysis
8.9.1 Material Suppliers
8.9.2 Manufacturers
8.9.3 Distributors
8.9.4 Application
8.11 Frequently Asked Questions (Faq)
8.11.1 What Are Fasteners Used in Powder-Actuated Tools Called?
8.11.2 is a Powder-Actuated Tool a Firearm?
8.11.3 What is the Highest & Lowest Power Load Level for a Powder-Actuated Tool?
8.11.4 Are Powder-Actuated Tools the Same as Gas-Actuated Tools?
8.11.5 When Shall a Powdered Actuated Tool Be Loaded?
8.11.6 How to Dispose of Live Powder Loads?
8.11.7 is It Necessary to Be Certified to Operate a Powder-Actuated Tool?
8.11.8 is One Certification Applicable to All Brands?
8.11.9 What Hazards Are Associated With Powder-Actuated Tools?
8.11.10 How to Handle a Misfire When Using a Powder-Actuated Tool?
8.11.11 What Are the Safety Rules for Using a Powder-Actuated Tool?
8.11.12 What is the Minimum Distance That Must Be Kept Clear Using a Powder-Actuated Tool on a Wall?
8.12 Construction Industry
8.12.1 Residential Construction
8.12.2 Commercial Construction
8.12.3 Public Infrastructural Construction
8.13 Global Economic Overview
8.13.1 Macroeconomic Overview
8.13.2 Real Gdp Growth
8.14 Us-China Trade Issues
8.15 Covid-19 Scenario

9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 Growing Demand for Prefabricated Buildings
9.2 Increasing Opportunities in Insulating Fastenings
9.3 Increasing Prominence of Asian Manufacturing

10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Cost-Efficient Powder-Actuated Tools
10.2 Growing Construction Industry
10.3 Growth in the Use of Fasteners

11 Market Restraints
11.1 Fluctuations in Raw Material Pricing
11.2 Low-Cost Labor in Developing Economies
11.3 Stringent Regulatory Standards & Safety Concerns
11.4 Growing Popularity of Gas-Actuated and Other Tools

12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Five Forces Analysis
12.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
12.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
12.3.5 Competitive Rivalry

13 Type
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Manual
13.3.1 Market Overview
13.3.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.3.3 Market by Geography
13.4 Semi-Automatic
13.4.1 Market Overview
13.4.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.4.3 Market by Geography
13.5 Automatic
13.5.1 Market Overview
13.5.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.5.3 Market by Geography

14 End-User
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Construction
14.3.1 Market Overview
14.3.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.3.3 Market by Geography
14.4 Manufacturing
14.4.1 Market Overview
14.4.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.4.3 Market by Geography

15 Geography
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Geographic Overview

16 North America
16.1 Market Overview
16.2 Market Size & Forecast
16.3 Type
16.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.4 End-User
16.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.5 Key Countries
16.5.1 Us: Market Size & Forecast
16.5.2 Canada: Market Size & Forecast

17 Europe
17.1 Market Overview
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.3 Type
17.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.4 End-User
17.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.5 Key Countries
17.5.1 Uk: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.2 France: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.3 Germany: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.4 Italy: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.5 Spain: Market Size & Forecast

18 Apac
18.1 Market Overview
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.3 Type
18.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.4 End-User
18.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.5 Key Countries
18.5.1 China: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.2 India: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.3 Japan: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.4 South Korea: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.5 Australia: Market Size & Forecast

19 Latin America
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.3 Type
19.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.4 End-User
19.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.5 Key Countries
19.5.1 Brazil: Market Size & Forecast
19.5.2 Mexico: Market Size & Forecast

20 Middle East & Africa
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.3 Type
20.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.4 End-User
20.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.5 Key Countries
20.5.1 Saudi Arabia: Market Size & Forecast
20.5.2 Uae: Market Size & Forecast
20.5.3 South Africa: Market Size & Forecast

21 Competitive Landscape
21.1 Competition Overview

22 Company Profiles
22.1 Hilti
22.1.1 Business Overview
22.1.2 Product Offerings
22.2 Ramset (Illinois Tool Works)
22.2.1 Business Overview
22.2.2 Product Offerings
22.3 Tapcon (Illinois Tool Works)
22.3.1 Business Overview
22.3.2 Product Offerings
22.4 Dewalt (Stanley Black & Decker)
22.4.1 Business Overview
22.4.2 Product Offerings
22.5 Simpson Strong-Tie
22.5.1 Business Overview
22.5.2 Product Offering
22.6 Cs Industries
22.6.1 Business Overview
22.6.2 Product Offerings
22.7 Walter Machine
22.7.1 Business Overview
22.7.2 Product Offerings
22.8 Allfasteners
22.8.1 Business Overview
22.8.2 Product Offerings
22.9 Powers Fasteners
22.9.1 Business Overview
22.9.2 Product Offerings
22.10 Alma Bolt Company (Abc) Fastener
22.10.1 Business Overview
22.10.2 Product Offerings
22.11 Hsin Ho
22.11.1 Business Overview
22.11.2 Product Offerings
22.12 Pregun Industrial
22.12.1 Business Overview
22.12.2 Product Offerings
22.13 R.S.Johnston
22.13.1 Business Overview
22.13.2 Product Offerings
22.14 United Fasteners
22.14.1 Business Overview
22.14.2 Product Offerings
22.15 Superfix
22.15.1 Business Overview
22.15.2 Product Offerings
22.16 Tarboya
22.16.1 Business Overview
22.16.2 Product Offerings
22.17 Ronix
22.17.1 Business Overview
22.17.2 Product Offerings

23 Report Summary
23.1 Key Takeaways
23.2 Strategic Recommendations

24 Quantitative Summary
24.1 Type
24.2 End-User
24.3 Market by Geography
24.4 North America
24.4.1 Type
24.4.2 End-User
24.5 Europe
24.5.1 Type
24.5.2 End-User
24.6 Apac
24.6.1 Type
24.6.2 End-User
24.7 Latin America
24.7.1 Type
24.7.2 End-User
24.8 Middle East & Africa
24.8.1 Type
24.8.2 End-User

25 Appendix
25.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • Hilti
  • Ramset
  • Tapcon
  • Simpson Strong-Tie
  • CS Industries
  • Walter Machine
  • Allfasteners
  • Powers Fasteners
  • Alma Bolt Company (ABC) Fastener
  • Hsin Ho
  • Pregun Industrial
  • S.Johnston
  • United Fasteners
  • Superfix
  • Tarboya
  • Ronix


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.



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