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Europe Construction Equipment Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 70 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Europe
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5025568
UP TO OFF until Sep 30th 2023
The Europe Construction Equipment Market was valued at USD 7 billion and is expected to reach USD 10 Billion over the next five years, registering a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period.

The COVID-19 pandemic hurt the market. Construction activity had naturally come to a halt due to the global shutdown caused by lockdown and social distancing norms implemented worldwide. Although construction equipment was no longer in use, some of it was still useful in the mining sector, which faced European restrictions. This prevented the industry from bankruptcy, but the economic consequences were severe. However, the industry is expected to rebound with the increased demand for sustainable construction and mining following the pandemic and new product launches by the players. For instance,

Key Highlights

  • September 2022: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has introduced t The Next Generation eCanter is now available in 42 different configurations. The PTO (power take-off) unit allows the eCanter to operate as a tow truck, tipper, or with rear cranes to support construction businesses. IAA Transportation's Next Generation eCanter.

Developing economies are investing heavily in infrastructure development to combat major issues such as traffic congestion, population growth, high manufacturing costs, and aging transportation infrastructure. Developed economies are investing in technologies such as earthquake-proof buildings, hyperloop, and so on to improve their current infrastructure. These factors are boosting the global construction machinery market's sales.

The demand for cost-effective machines, combined with regulatory pressures for lower emissions, is pressuring construction-equipment manufacturers to choose electric and hybrid vehicles over traditional hydraulic and mechanical vehicles. As a result, progress in the electrification of construction equipment is accelerating. For instance,

Key Highlights

  • March 2022: Mack Trucks has expanded its medium-duty offering by announcing the Allison 3000 RDS transmission availability for Mack MD Series models. With a higher Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR), the Allison 3000RDS transmission provides greater versatility for customers in 4x2 refuse, tank, and dump applications, allowing customers to drive the Mack MD Series model and pull utility trailers with small excavators.

Europe Construction Equipment Market Trends

Electrification of Construction Equipment

An increase in construction activities across the globe has resulted in increased diesel consumption. Although diesel has a higher energy density than gasoline, its combustion releases dangerous exhausts into the environment. Governments and pollution regulatory bodies across Europe have established regulations requiring diesel engines to produce almost negligible NOx and SOx emissions. For instance,
  • October 2022: According to the European Commission, the new Euro 7 standards will result in cleaner vehicles on the road and better air quality. It also helps the Commission meet the new stricter air quality standards proposed. The limits will be tightened for lorries and buses, while the lowest existing limitations for cars and vans will now apply regardless of the fuel used by the vehicle. The new rules also set emission limits for previously unregulated pollutants, such as nitrous oxide emissions from heavy-duty vehicles.

Electric construction equipment is a zero-emission machine and produces very little heat, noise, and vibrations. This has opened the doors for OEMs to switch to hybrid and pure electric vehicles in the future. The market for electric construction equipment is growing steadily, with nearly half of 2022 launches being electric and as many as 140 non-combustion machines introduced in the last 14 months. So far, in 2022, 860 devices have been updated, with approximately 75 being entirely new products. Thirty-six of them are powered by electricity.

Electric construction equipment uses fewer parts than diesel equipment, and the use of electricity brings down the total cost of operations for both the equipment provider and the customer. Key construction equipment manufacturers across the globe have launched their electric construction equipment to mitigate the use of conventional fuel vehicles, in line with their sustainability policies.

Infrastructure Development on Rise

The construction industry contributes more than 9% to European Union's current GDP. Europe is witnessing a major growth in construction owing to the rapid development of transport infrastructure. Projects such as the London Crossrail (worth more than EUR 17 billion) and Germany and Denmark's Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link which is 18 kilometers long world's longest immersed road and rail tunnel are driving the growth of the market.

Europe ranks top in the usage of wheeled excavators when compared to the United States. As most of the work done in Europe takes place in urbanized areas, demand for construction equipment grew in almost every country after the economic slowdown during 2008-10. This can be credited to the factors such as residential construction activities in Germany and France and low-interest rates and infrastructure development in South European nations. The big city plan will increase the size of Birmingham city of England by 25%. With an estimated cost of USD 17 billion, this plan aims at constructing 5000 new houses and revamping New Street Station at an estimated cost of 600 million euros.

Also, the construction industry is getting smarter. Digitalization, connectivity, and automation are driving development forward, leaving a substantial impact on construction projects. Tech companies like Iotic, construction company BAM Nutall of the UK and researchers from Cranfield University have developed an AI-based twin technology system that gives live updates of the progress at the construction site. This technology increases on-site productivity and operational efficiency while leaving behind, a minimal carbon footprint, and a considerably lower environmental impact.

Europe Construction Equipment Market Competitor Analysis

The European construction equipment market is consolidated, with players such as Liebherr, Volvo Equipment, etc., dominating the market. New products to improve the operational efficiency of the entire industry, which are being developed with partnerships with other companies, have been on the rise lately.
  • August 2022: At Bauma 2022, XCMG displayed its largest exhibition, including a new fully electric all-terrain crane, excavator, and loader. The most recent products are expected to provide competitive advantages in large-capacity batteries, fast charging, and zero emissions.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in USD Billion)
5.1 Machinery Type
5.1.1 Cranes
5.1.2 Telescopic Handling
5.1.3 Excavator
5.1.4 Loaders and Backhoe
5.1.5 Motor Graders
5.1.6 Others
5.2 Drive Type
5.2.1 IC Engine
5.2.2 Electric & Hybrid
5.3 Country
5.3.1 Germany
5.3.2 United Kingdom
5.3.3 France
5.3.4 Russia
5.3.5 Spain
5.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles*
6.2.1 Liebherr Group
6.2.2 JCB Limited
6.2.3 Volvo CE
6.2.4 CNH Industrial NV
6.2.5 Metso Oyj
6.2.6 Wirtgen Group
6.2.7 Atlas Copco Group
6.2.8 Manitou Group
6.2.9 Wacker Neuson SE
6.2.10 Fayat Group
6.2.11 Sandvik Group
6.2.12 Pon Equipment AB

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Liebherr Group
  • JCB Limited
  • Volvo CE
  • CNH Industrial NV
  • Metso Oyj
  • Wirtgen Group
  • Atlas Copco Group
  • Manitou Group
  • Wacker Neuson SE
  • Fayat Group
  • Sandvik Group
  • Pon Equipment AB