Global Forklift Market Sales Increase of 15.7% Year on Year, Reached a Record of 1.334 Million Units

Global Forklift Market Sales Increase of 15.7% Year on Year, Reached a Record of 1.334 Million Units

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PUNE, India, December 21, 2018

PUNE, India, December 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

ReportsnReports adds Global and China Forklift Industry Report, 2018-2023 study to its online research database. In 2017, global forklift Market sales reached a record high of 1.334 million units with a year-on-year increase of 15.7%; wherein, China's sales rose 34.2% year on year to 497,000 units, still ranking first worldwide. In 2018, the Chinese market maintained rapid growth, with the fork sales outnumbering 500,000 units in the first ten months of 2018 and expectedly approaching 600,000 units throughout the year. In the future, the Chinese Forklift Market will still have huge growth potentials and forklift sales in 2023 will double that in 2018.

Major Global Forklift Market Companies: 

Major Forklift Companies in China: 

Anhui HeLi Co., Ltd, Hangcha Group Co.,Ltd, Anhui VMAX Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., Lonking (Shanghai) Forklift Co., Ltd., Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd., Noblelift Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd., Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd, Tailift Machinery & Equipment (Qingdao) Co., Ltd., Hyster-Yale Maximal Forklift (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd, EP Equipment Co., Ltd., Anhui Jianghuai-Yinlian Heavy-Duty Construction Machine Co., Ltd., Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co.,Ltd, Zhejiang Goodsense Forklift Co., Ltd. and 18 more company profiles.

Electric forklifts, particularly electric warehouse forklifts, saw the highest growth rates in 2017 and 2018, namely 48.4% and 49.8% respectively (Jan-Oct). This is largely due to intensive introduction of environmental protection policies, increased fuel costs, and robust demand for warehousing logistics. Moreover, the demand picks up in the new energy forklift market to which more and more entrants have accessed. BYD lithium battery forklifts have been promoted by annual sales of 10,000 units; Anhui HeLi, Hangcha Group, EP Equipment, Noblelift, Ningbo Ruyi and Tailift have without exception produced their own lithium battery forklifts. A total of 8,681 lithium battery forklifts were sold in China in 2017, according to China Forklift Association. Although with a small share in electric forklifts, lithium battery forklifts are growing rapidly with its sales volume in 2018 expected to double that in 2017. As logistics go automated and intelligent, AGV sales have soared. Major forklift producers like Hangcha Group, LiuGong and Linde have rolled out forklift AGV to seize the market.

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The burgeoning market in China has prompted many overseas companies to speedily get their business optimized and integrated for competitive edges. In January 2018, KION Group entered into a strategic partnership with Zhejiang EP Equipment; the partnership will focus on joint product development and supply chain synergies and is expected to make both parties more competitive in terms of their product offerings. In June 2018, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling completed its acquisition of 75% shares in Zhejiang Maximal Forklift. In July 2018, the subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Logisnext -- MF (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Nichiyu Forklift Manufacturing Co., Ltd. were integrated into Mitsubishi Logisnext Forklift (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., which will be responsible for marketing and services of all forklift brands of Mitsubishi Logisnext in China with a sales target of more than 10,000 units in 2020. In addition, Hyundai announced its return to the Chinese market in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in June 2018 after exiting the market in 2016, and launched a number of new products.

Meanwhile, two Chinese forklift giants integrate resources to be more competitive in key components. In February 2018, Hangcha Group invested in Zhengzhou Jiachen Instrument Co., Ltd.; in the same month, ZF set up a joint venture named ZF-HELI Drivetech (Hefei) Co., Ltd. with Anhui Heli.

The report highlights the followings: 

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Table of Contents: 

1 Overview of Forklift

2 Global Forklift Industry

3 Chinese Forklift Market

4 Chinese Forklift Market Segments

5 Chinese Forklift Aftermarket

6 Major Global Forklift Companies

7 Major Forklift Companies in China

Another Related Research Report "Global and Chinese Electric Forklift Industry, 2018 Market Research Report" report provides key statistics on the market status of the Electric Forklift manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.

The companies include: Toyota, Kion Group AG, Jungheinrich AG, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Crown Equipment, Mitsubishi Nichiyu, UniCarriers Corp, Komatsu, Anhui Heli, Clark Material Handling Company, Hangcha, Doosan Ind et al. In this part, the report presents the company profile, product specifications, capacity, production value, and 2013-2018 market shares for each company. Order a Copy of this Research Report at

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