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Frost & Sullivan | New Mega Trends

Frost & Sullivan | New Mega Trends

Frost & Sullivan has just completed a New Mega Trends analysis to provide companies with the tools to not only identify and evaluate these game-changing trends, but also to translate them into market opportunities for everyday business and personal activities. These Mega Trends include: e-Mobility – By 2020, we will have globally over 45 million annual sales of electric vehicles which will include electric two and four wheelers. 2018 will be the great tipping year for the automotive industry; when electric vehicles replace gasoline-powered vehicles as the heart of their business. Health, Wellness and Well-being – Sustainability was one of the major trends of the last decade. Health, Wellness and Well-being will be the most important factor of discussion and differentiation in this decade. Healthcare spending will tip over 15% of GDP by middle of this decade (20 to 30% by 2050) and government’s inability to make the necessary investments will lead to a paradigm shift in the concept of healthcare. Connectivity and Convergence – With over 80 billion connected devices, 9 billion mobile phones, 5 billion Internet users, 5 connected devices for every individual, 10 connected devices for every household and 500 devices with unique digital IDs (Internet of things) per square kilometre, we will pave way to a digital planet by 2020. Connectivity will see wide-spread convergence of technologies, products and even industries. Planes to Trains: The era of high speed rail – In the next 10 years, we predict huge increases globally in high-speed rail and in the vast white space opportunities it brings with it. All regions of the world, including the Middle East and... read more
World Industrial Truck Statistics (WITS) 2009-2011

World Industrial Truck Statistics (WITS) 2009-2011

The 2012 World Industrial Truck Statistics (WITS) give an overview of figures for 2011, showing a world market growth of over 27%. The main growth came from America, followed by Europe and then Asia, so growth returned to the old world. The distribution over classes was nearly the same as in 2010 so there was no structural change in the world market level.     WITS is a worldwide statistical reporting program tracking Orders and Shipments of Industrial Trucks across the globe. Six trade groups report Monthly and Quarterly Statistics on forklift trucks to produce the WITS Reports: ABIMAQ –Associacao Brasileira de la Maquinas e Equipamentos (Brazil) CITA – China Industrial Truck Association FEM IT – European Federation of Materials Handling (Europe), Product Group Industrial Trucks ITA – Industrial Truck Association (North America) JIVA – Japanese Industrial Vehicles Association KOCEMA – Korean Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association   The following categories are used in the reporting program: Class 1 – Electric Rider Trucks – Counterbalanced Class 2 – Electric Warehouse Rider Trucks Class 3 – Electric Warehouse Pedestrian Trucks Classes 4 and 5 – Internal Combustion Trucks, Cushion and Pneumatic Tires, Counterbalanced     Source: http://www.fem-eur.com/index.php/news/en/nid=167/ ... read more
Global UPS market

Global UPS market

According to recent quarterly tracker results of the global UPS market from IMS Research, year-over-year growth slowed to 5% in Q4 2011 following three consecutive quarters of double digit growth. As part of its ongoing UPS market analysis, IMS Research shows 2011 revenues roughly in line with what was forecast. The year started out relatively strongly, ending with a nearly 12 point gain year-to-date over 2010. However, fourth quarter’s sales slumped and this is a trend likely to continue rather than be just a seasonal slowdown in the market. America’s UPS sales performed as projected in 2011, with mid-range and large UPS sales growing faster than single-phase UPS. 2012 growth rates for the region are forecast to be soft, as North America’s economy is still a risk despite recent more upbeat news. Strained budgets and uncertain future investments are consequences of the US’s financial woes. While Latin America’s market is projected to show double-digit growth, the market size is only a quarter of that of the US. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) also saw faster growing sales in the mid-range to large UPS after being flat in 2010, though favorable currency exchange helped the situation to some extent. Unfortunately, EMEA’s signs of improvement appear to be short-lived, as problems with economic stability continue and the region slides back into recession. IMS Research market analyst Lori Lewis explains, “Europe’s financial health has been very dependent on the outcome of the European debt crisis. Since there have been no resolutions to the problems and many countries are faced with credit rating downgrades, it is likely that EMEA’s UPS market... read more
Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers (2010)

Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers (2010)

With sales on the rise for the second consecutive year, the worldwide industrial lift truck market is revved up. According to ITA’s worldwide industrial truck figures, shipments were up 132% in 2010. Last year, shipments were up around the globe. Asia experienced the biggest jump, with a 152% increase in shipments. The region went from a 23% decline in 2009 shipping 207,207 units to shipping 314,307 units in 2010. Africa was right up there with an increase of 143%. After shipping 9,953 units in 2009 and experiencing a 40% decline, the African region shipped 14,243 units in 2010. Europe shipped 245,512 units in 2010, which resulted in 119% increase after experiencing a decline of 48% in 2009. The Americas also experienced a 119% increase in 2010 after a decline of 43% in 2009. The region shipped 152,160 units in 2010, compared to 128,246 in 2009. Oceania also overcame a 48% decline. In 2009 the region shipped 12,451 units, compared to 14,468 units in 2010, resulting in a 116% increase. In total, worldwide shipments rose from 561,939 in 2009 to 740,690 in 2010, an impressive 132% increase. With the numbers calculated and each of the worldwide regions performing well, the Top 20 lift truck suppliers also performed well independently.   The Top 10 The top suppliers are at the top of the list again this year and almost in the exact order. Last year’s leading suppliers­—Toyota, Kion, Jungheinrich, NACCO and Crown—continue to own the top five positions. Toyota, which manufactures Toyota and Raymond brands, remains at No. 1 with $5.9 billion in revenue, up from $4.6 billion in 2009. The Kion Group, which includes... read more
Global Market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

Global Market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)

The global market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) continues to recover swiftly from the economic downturn, as revenues in Q4 2010 were 10.8% higher than the same period in 2009. Data from IMS Research’s continuing analysis of the market shows that the second half of 2010 grew twice as fast as the first, helping to push the total annual value past $7 billion. IMS Research predicts demand for UPS to return to pre-recessionary levels by 2012. Jason dePreaux, a Senior Analyst with IMS Research, is cautiously optimistic that a sustained recovery has taken hold. “Spending on critical power upgrades such as UPS has come back, notably in the small and medium business segment where power requirements are lower and projects are less capital intensive.” dePreaux adds, “big data-center jobs also appear to be coming back; though this sector is highly dependent on the availability of credit to move forward with major upgrades or new construction.” Critical power protection is a big business, as digital information becomes ubiquitous and sensitive for business operations. At its peak in 2008, sales of UPS earned suppliers over $8 billion, half of which went to industry heavyweights Schneider Electric, Eaton, and Emerson Network Power. IMS Research’s projections for key markets suggest that the industry will be back to a 2008-like clip by 2012, in part because of the developing markets in the “BRIC” nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China. As market conditions improve, dePreaux notes some of the challenges the industry will face this year. “UPS vendors will have to skillfully manage shortages of critical components like IGBTs. In addition, rising raw material and labor costs in... read more