Global Mini Crane Market Is Expected To Expand At A CAGR Of 6.0% During The Forecast Period From 2021 To 2031

The growing demand compact cranes in various industries such as steel industry, oil & gas, automotive sector, construction, and others is anticipated to drive the mini crane market. Application in glass glazing activities will create growth opportunities. According to a study by Future Market Insights, the global mini crane market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.0% during the forecast period from 2021 to 2031.

Among various types of mini cranes sold, spider cranes will remain highly sought-after. Their application is forecast to increase in various industries due to their compact size and impressive maneuverability. Construction sector is anticipated to remain one of the key end users.  Nearly 65% of mini cranes sold in 2021, will concentrate in this sector.

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Mini cranes are considered ideal solutions for carrying materials during residential construction. It is their specialty to easily access edge of cliffs while navigating through courtyards, which bigger cranes cannot do. Within plants and factories, mini cranes are used for material lifting in places where bigger cranes cannot enter.

While demand from various industries will continue rising, maximum users are likely to prefer rented mini cranes than directly owned ones. This is seen as an ideal solution for cost-saving while getting the job done. With expansion of industries forecast to continue, despite hitting a roadblock amid pandemic outbreak, sales of mini cranes are expected to surge in the near future.

Key Takeaways of Global Mini Crane Market Study

  • Mini cranes sales will continue rising, enabling the market to reach a valuation of US$ 408.1 Mn in 2021
  • Government stimulus towards construction activities is presenting growth opportunities in the U.S., which will account for over 68% of sales in North America
  • Recovering industrial activities is favoring sales in the U.K., which will account for over one-fourth sales in Europe
  • Germany and France will emerge as other key markets for sale within Europe
  • Presence of some of the leading companies will seal Japan’s dominance in East Asia

“Companies operating in the market are introducing advanced technologies to keep pace with evolving industries. Implementation of connected technologies is one such example that facilitated remote access and monitor. These developments are anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for growth in the future.” says an FMI Analyst.

Demand from various end-use sectors is projected to boost the mini crane sales. Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. are anticipated to remain some of the most lucrative markets around the world. In the coming years, demand is poised to surge as application in disaster management and electrical material handling increases.

However, owing to the pandemic impact in the year 2020, mini crane market witnessed a significant drop in sales due to disruption in the supply chain and decrease in demand. Nonetheless, with industrial activities recovering, albeit gradually, mini cranes sales will surge in response.

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Competitive Landscape

Key Players are focusing on research and development activities to introduce new and innovative products and technologies. Some of the leading companies strategically partnering with regional dealers to expand their footprint in the market.  Besides this, product launches remain a chief strategy adopted by the market players to gain competitive edge. For instance:

  • In September 2020, Palazzani Industrie, an Italian manufacturer, best known for their aerial work platforms, launched a wide range of mini crawler cranes with the RPG2900 as their first machine model.
  • In August 2020, Jekko, also an Italian mini crane manufacturer, launched a versatile, medium-sized mini crane – SPX650.

List of some of the key companies operating in the market includes:

Application across Diverse Sectors Fuelling Demand

The increasing demand for mini cranes from several end-use industries, including construction, steel industry, oil & gas, and power generation among others is expected to drive the market. Dozens of businesses rely on mini cranes to perform heavy lifts in small and hard-to-get-to spaces. Their compact dimensions make them easy to function and move. As a result, they can often replace the need for much bigger cranes. Mini crawler cranes are often used in activities such as steel erection, glazing works, curtain wall installation, and others.

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By Segment:

By Lifting Capacity

  • Up to 1 ton
  • 1 to 1.8 ton
  • 2 to 2.4 ton
  • 2.5 to 4.9 ton
  • 5 to 10 ton
  • 11 to 22 ton

By Type

  • Spider Crane
  • Crawler Crane
    • Articulated
    • Telescopic
  • Pick and Carry Cranes

By Operation

  • Fuel Operated
  • Battery Operated

By End Use Sector

  • Industrial
    • Foundries
    • Power Plants
    • Others
  • Railway Depots
  • Construction
    • Residential & Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Civic Infrastructure
  • Facility Management
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
  • Marine
  • Timber & Lumber
  • Material Handling & Logistics

By Ownership

  • Direct Owned
  • Rented

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • MEA

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