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UK Construction Equipment Rental Market - Strategic Assessment & Forecast 2023-2029

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  • 141 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5766527
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The UK construction equipment rental market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.54% during 2022 to 2029.


  • The material handling segment accounted for nearly 50% share of the UK construction equipment rental market overall. Aerial platforms accounted for the largest market share of material handling rental equipment. The growing logistics & warehouse industry, due to investment in warehouse expansion projects, supports renting of material handling equipment.
  • In 2021, the government introduced the National Infrastructure Plan to overcome the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a rise in investment in roadways, and railway infrastructure under the National Road Construction and National Railway's programs, respectively. In 2022, the government also invested in modernizing the railway infrastructure.
  • The affordable housing scheme and investment in transport infrastructure such as roadways and new railway lines are expected to support demand for construction equipment renting in the UK. Warehouse expansion projects and growth in the logistics market due to consumer focus on online shopping post-pandemic are expected to drive demand for forklifts & telehandlers in the UK construction equipment rental market.


Segmentation by Type

  • Earthmoving Equipment:
  • Excavator
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Wheeled Loaders
  • Other Earthmoving Equipment (Other loaders, Bulldozers, Trenchers)
  • Road Construction Equipment
  • Road Rollers
  • Asphalt Pavers
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Crane
  • Forklift & Telescopic Handlers
  • Aerial Platforms (Articulated Boom Lifts, Telescopic Boom lifts, Scissor lifts)
  • Other Construction Equipment
  • Dumper
  • Tipper
  • Concrete Mixture
  • Concrete Pump Truck
  • End Users
  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Warehouse & Logistics
  • Others


Increasing Investment In The Housing Sector

In 2021, the government introduced an affordable housing delivery plan for 2022-2025 in Bristol City. The project aims to build 1,000 new affordable housing units in 2024. This project is an updated version of the previous housing delivery plan for 2017-2020. In addition, the government planned to invest USD 4.8 billion over five years in affordable homes in London in 2021-2026. The country’s housing sector is expected to witness growth in 2023. According to Savills report, housing prices in the UK are expected to fall by 10% in 2023, supporting housing demand across the country in 2023. Major housing projects such as building modular homes in Manchester, a regeneration project in Northern London Council, & building of Notting Hill Genesis housing association are underway in 2023.

Investment in Housing & Infrastructure Development Projects

The UK Construction equipment rental market is expected to grow robustly during the forecast period (2023-2029). The government investment in housing, public infrastructure, and transport facilities will grow in 2023. In 2020, UK Government planned to build 300,000 new homes annually under the affordable housing scheme. However, the government missed its yearly housing target, and only 216,000 housing units were constructed between 2020 and 2021. The housing projects in the country is affected by rising labor and building material cost, which pushes overall construction cost.

Investment In National Healthcare Plan Prompts Hospital Constructions

The government has also developed a national healthcare plan to construct and upgrade new hospitals, projected to support the UK construction equipment rental market. The government is expected to invest USD 4.3 billion in constructing 40 hospitals by 2030. Moreover, the government is implementing new guidelines that will help standardize the design of new hospitals and use modular construction methods to accelerate the building program. The government also announced USD 1 billion to upgrade its facilities in the 20 existing hospitals. In 2021, the UK government introduced the Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP), a five-year program for investment in health infrastructure, including capital to build new hospitals. In 2022, the administration planned to invest more than USD 2 billion in healthcare in the next four years.

Government Building Decarbonization Investment Prompts Renting of Electric & Hybrid Equipment

The UK government introduced new building regulations to reduce carbon emissions from buildings and homes to achieve zero-carbon emissions by 2050. Under new regulations, CO2 emissions from new homes must be around 30% lower than current standards, and emissions from other buildings, including offices and shops, must be reduced by 27%. The government focuses on installing low-carbon technology, such as solar panels and heat pumps, on reducing building carbon emissions. In 2021, the government invested USD 6.6 billion to install low-carbon technology under the Social Housing Decarbonization Fund.


Labor Shortage & Rising Building Material Prices Can Hamper Construction Market

In 2022, the UK construction market faced severe labor shortages and rising building material prices, such as iron, steel, timber, and glass. In 2020, the labor shortage in the industry witnessed major issues post-Brexit. In 2021, several infrastructure projects were planned by the UK government for economic recovery post-pandemic, which are expected to be hindered due to a shortage of construction labor and rising material prices. Changes in immigration laws following Brexit in 2020 restricted labor migration from other European countries to the UK. Other factors limiting the construction industry's growth include raw material supply chain disruption and rising inflation, low labor availability due to an aging population, and a weak economy in the UK. Such factors are anticipated to hamper the growth of the UK construction equipment rental market during the forecast period.

Rising Fuel Prices Impact Large Equipment Renting

In 2022, UK fossil fuel prices sharply grew after OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) reduced oil production by 2 million barrels daily. Moreover, a reduction in oil supply in European countries after Russia's invasion of Ukraine resulted in a surge in petrol & diesel prices in European countries, including the UK. According to government data, Fuel prices in the UK went up more than 27% in 2022.


  • JCB, Caterpillar, Volvo Construction Equipment, Komatsu, Manitou, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Kubota, & Kobelco are prominent UK construction equipment rental market vendors.
  • Other prominent vendors are Liebherr, Hyundai Construction Equipment, Yanmar, & Liu Gong.

Prominent Vendors

  • Caterpillar
  • Komatsu
  • JCB
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery
  • Kubota
  • Manitou
  • Kobelco

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Hyundai Construction Machinery
  • Liebherr
  • Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Yanmar

Rental Companies Profile

  • Ashtead Group plc.
  • Loxam
  • Boels Rental
  • GAP Hire Solutions
  • Flannery
  • Ainscough
  • Stevens Equipment Rentals


1. How big is the UK construction equipment rental market?
2. What is the growth rate of the UK construction equipment rental market?
3. Which are the prominent rental companies in the UK construction equipment rental market?
4. What are the key trends in the UK construction equipment rental market?
5. Who are the key players in the UK construction equipment rental market?

Table of Contents

1. Research Methodology

2. Research Objective

3. Research Process

4. Introduction
4.1. Market Coverage
4.2. Report Scope

5. Market at a Glance
5.1. Snapshot

6. Executive Summary

7. Market Landscape
7.1. PESTEL Analysis
7.2. Economic Scenario
7.3. Market Dynamic
7.4. Key Economic Region
7.5. Rental Construction Equipment Circular Economy Model
7.6. Advantage of Rental Construction Equipment Over New Equipment
7.7. Parameter Required to Consider Before Renting Construction Equipment

8. Segmentation
8.1. By Equipment Type
8.1.1. By Equipment Type Earthmoving Equipment Excavator Backhoe Loader Wheeled Loader Other Earthmoving Equipment (Other Loaders, Bulldozers, Trenchers, Etc.)
8.1.2. Equipment Definition (Road Construction) Road Construction Road Roller Asphalt Paver
8.1.3. Equipment Definition Material Handling Equipment Cranes Forklifts & Telehandlers Aerial Platforms
8.1.4. Equipment Definition Other Equipment Dumpers Tippers Concrete Mixtures Concrete Pump Trucks
8.2. By End-Users
8.2.1. End-User Definition
8.2.2. Construction
8.2.3. Manufacturing
8.2.4. Mining
8.2.5. Others (Waste Management, Agriculture, Oil & Gas Extraction, Utilities & Energy, Power Generation, Disaster Management and Water Management)

9. Geographical Analysis

10. Technology Development

11. Competitive Landscape
11.1. Competitive Landscape Overview
11.2. Vendors (Caterpillar | Volvo Construction Equipment| Komatsu | Hitachi Construction Machinery |Liebherr | Jcb | Hyundai Construction Equipment | Liugong| Kobelco| Kubota |Manitou |Yanmar)
11.3. Other Prominent Vendors
11.4. Rental Companies Profile

12. Report Summary
12.1. Key Insights
12.2. Abbreviation
12.3. Exhibits
12.4. Related Report
12.5. Database
12.6. Global Reach
12.7. Offerings

Companies Mentioned

  • Caterpillar
  • Komatsu
  • JCB
  • Volvo Construction Equipment
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery
  • Kubota
  • Manitou
  • Kobelco
  • Hyundai Construction Machinery
  • Liebherr
  • Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd.
  • Yanmar
  • Ashtead Group plc.
  • Loxam
  • Boels Rental
  • GAP Hire Solutions
  • Flannery
  • Ainscough
  • Stevens Equipment Rentals


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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