The proliferation of do-it-yourself (DIY) culture owing to the rising labor costs in developed countries such as the UK, U.S., and Germany is anticipated to play a pivotal role in increasing the demand for hand tools. A study by Future Market Insights (FMI) has predicted the global hand tools market to reach ~US$ 25.6 Bn by the end of 2031, growing at a CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast years (2021-2031).
Customers have been increasingly adopting self-help approaches to modify and repair their homes. Furthermore, the primary factor driving the growth of the hand tool market is the increasing use of hand tools in the automotive industry for repair & maintenance purposes. Moreover, the increase in the use of hand tools in industrial applications is another driver of overall hand tools market growth. As per FMI, the industrial segment will account for over 60% of hand tools sales through the course of the report’s forecast period.
Key Takeaways of Hand Tools Market Study
- After recording negative growth in 2020 amid COVID-19, 2021 will be a year of recovery for the market, as it is forecast to exhibit over 3% Y-o-Y growth
- The U.S. will remain a highly lucrative market, accounting for 80% of hand tools sold in North America
- Within Europe, the U.K. will emerge as an important market, exhibiting a little above 3% Y-o-Y growth in 2021
- Germany and France also will record consistently rising demand for hand tools through the forecast period
- South Korea and Japan will emerge as attractive markets for sales in East Asia
“The hand tools market has been exhibiting consistent growth, despite temporary lull witnessed amid COVID-19. Factors such as the rapidly growing urbanization in developing economies and the adoption of technologically sound and innovative hand tools have been encouraging market players to focus on innovations. Moreover, increase in practice of DIY activities is expected to create positive prospects for hand tools market growth over the forecast period,” said a lead analyst at FMI.
According to FMI, the market for hand tools is growing primarily due to the versatile features of hand tools such as the reduced size of the tool kit, maintenance & weight, and the increasing preference for multiple tools for multiple applications across various industries. Increasing customer preference towards DIY activities to surge the hand tools market globally.
Furthermore, high cost of maintenance and repair services for auto parts has created an urge among customers to execute do-it-yourself activities on their vehicles for short-term maintenance & repair. This has provided the manufacturers tremendous potential to manufacture hand tools and launch new & innovative products in the market.
Who is winning?
The hand tools market is a very competitive owing to presence of large number of small and medium sized manufacturers in the market. Leading manufacturers are gradually concentrating on positioning innovative technologies to design hand tools to improve the operating efficiency of commercial and industrial facilities. There is a fair amount of emphasis on innovation. Businesses functional in the hand tools market seek strategic collaborations with regional end-users and distributors to meet the needs of a growing consumer base.
Some of the leading players operating in the market are Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Snap-on Incorporated, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC., Apex Tool Group, KLEIN TOOLS INC., Emerson Electric Co., Akar Tools Limited, Channellock, Inc., JK Files (India) Limited, Kennametal Inc., Wera Tools
Scope of the Report
|Historical Data Available for||2016-2020|
|Market Analysis||USD Million for value and Units for Volume|
|Key Regions Covered||North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Middle East & Africa|
|Key Countries Covered||US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa|
|Key Segments Covered||By Application, By Product Type, By Sales Channels|
|Key Companies Profiled||Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.Snap-on IncorporatedIDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.Apex Tool Group, LLC.KLEIN TOOLS INCEmerson Electric Co.Akar Tools LimitedChannellock, Inc.JK Files (India) LimitedKennametal Inc.Wera Tools|
|Report Coverage||Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives|
|Customization & Pricing||Available upon Request|