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Retail and Freight Services Driving Growth for Pallet Trucks; Manufacturers up Their Equipment Innovation Game


Retail and Freight Services Driving Growth for Pallet Trucks; Manufacturers up Their Equipment Innovation Game

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Deployed in almost all kinds of industrial and logistic workplaces, pallet trucks have witnessed increased adoption in recently years owing to effective maneuverability and material handling operations. According to a recent study by Future Market Insights, a leading market foresight company delivering actionable insights to key leaders, the prospects of the pallet trucks market continue to be positive, representing a robust CAGR of 6.8% over the forecast period of 2018-2028. In terms of value, the global consumption of pallet trucks is likely to stand at a promising market valuation of US$ 57.6 Bn by the end of 2028.

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Other factors that are likely to augur well for the future expansion of the pallet trucks market over the forecast period includes development of large scale industrial projects that requires constant shipping of new products and orders, coupled with safe and smooth heavy load puling and reduced operator downtime. Furthermore, demand for pallet trucks is estimated to increase in manufacturing warehouses, retail storage and marine ports owing to its ergonomic handling and robust designs. Although silent pallet trucks are likely to dominate the global market, weighing pallet trucks and silent pallet trucks are gaining popularity at a significant pace-especially in retail sector.

China and Japan are likely to dominate the global pallet trucks market as most of the key players are present in these regions such as Toyota Motor Corporation. On the other hand, India and South East Asia are projected to be the fastest growing electric pallet truck market owing to growing manufacturing activities and rapid industrialization. North America is likely to witness augmented demand for electric pallet trucks due to growing demand from warehouse and retail stores.

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Pallet Trucks Market: Electric Pallet Trucks to Take Control over Conventional Fuel Driven Trucks 

As commercial vehicles come under stricter emissions regulation purview enforced by several local and national governments across the globe, industries that involve maneuvering operations are looking for ways to incentivize fleets and invest into fuel efficient technologies as well as cleaner burning fuels. The adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in the freight sector appears to be progressing faster than expected, potentially presenting major challenges for conventional fuel-driven pallet trucks. Additionally, through a combination of electric and hydraulic trucks, industrial operations such as lifting and transporting heavy pallets is likely to ease maneuvering for those in the freight sector.

The overall shift in the market from internal combustion engines toward electric powered forklifts reflects changing business needs. As a result, the companies are working closely with end users to develop products to suit particular applications and markets. Companies are also finding alternative battery systems that are energy efficient and offer quick charging or refueling. New technologies like these will mean longer run time of electric pallet trucks, reduced charging time and increased.

According to an expert analyst of Future Market Insights, "CNG is a viable option that can provide comparable power to diesel engines with clean powered trucks. CNG fuel being readily available, incentives offered by agencies, and several weight classes available are some factors that are likely to provide long-term value for the investors by increasing revenues from the alternative fuel pallet trucks globally."

Preview Analysis Pallet Trucks Market Segmentation: By Control - Manual, Semi Electric, Electric, Diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Others; Type - Standard, Quarter, Silent, Weighing, Scissor ; Capacity - Below 2000 KG, 2000-4000 KG, 4000-6000 KG, Above 6000 KG; End use - Food & Beverage, Retail Stores, Wholesale Distribution, Freight & Logistics, Manufacturing, Others:

Pallet Truck Market: Ecommerce to Change Warehousing Landscape as Demand for Both Increasing  

Internet, e-commerce, mobile communication and, urbanization are revolutionizing the retail sector and as a result, changing the nature of the warehouses. On the other hand, overall economic growth and improved manufacturing means that a diverse array of companies and customers will need more warehouse space. Ecommerce boom and the need for more warehouse space is reshaping the entire supply chain-creating demand for pallet trucks and changing the way businesses store goods. The transportation, logistics, and distribution industries continues to be primary market drivers for the pallet trucks market.

As technology is evolving, key players are making pallet trucks more energy efficient, cost effective, and appropriate for a wider range of application-- with increased operator comfort and protection. Key manufacturers including Toyota, Kion, Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Jungheinrich AG, Crown Equipment, Hyster-Yale, and Kalmar are focusing on equipment's design and capabilities. Pallet trucks overall have been getting smaller and lighter, with lower capacities. Raw materials including thermo elastomers, ductile iron, and high strength low-alloy are being used to improve strength and durability without increasing the weight of the truck.

Market players are adopting strategies to expand sales and distribution capability in the existing as well as untapped regions. To know more about other market strategies likely to change the pallet trucks market landscape, write to the expert analysts at

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