“Portable Tools Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking – Global Review 2018 to 2026” is a comprehensive source of information and insights for stakeholders not only in the portable tools landscape, but also in the broader industrial and residential tools landscape. The exhaustive study offers qualitative and quantitative insights, spread over 19 chapters and 426 pages. Market forecast is offered in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume. Stakeholders in the portable tools market can expect a wealth of information, including but not limited to macro-economic analysis, market volume projections, impact analysis, historical analysis, comprehensive segment-wise forecast, market attractive index by segments, regional & country-wise outlook, and in-depth competitive profiling.
Direct co-relation between macroeconomic growth and portable tools sales
Portable tools sales are significantly impacted by macroeconomic factors, most notably, GDP, urbanization, economic growth, and industry value. According to OECD, world real GDP has shown a consistent surge since 2016, and the ascendancy is likely to be sustained in the long run. According to United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs, 68% of world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, up from 55% currently. The direct co-relation between macroeconomic growth and portable tools sales is likely to augur well for the stakeholders in this market. The steadiness in automotive sales, especially in North America and Asia Pacific, and the long-term positive outlook on the automotive industry is likely to create opportunities for portable tool manufacturers. Growth in automotive sales directly impacts investments in repair and maintenance tools, especially among garage owners.
DIY trend complementing growth from traditional end users
DIY trend is steadily gaining ground, thanks to a range of factors ranging from doorstep delivery through e-commerce, free how-to content on popular video streaming sites, and conscious cost-cutting measures. Pursuing DIY projects as a hobby has also led to a surge in demand for portable tools in the residential segment.
Sustained demand from metal fabrication industry
Sustained demand from metal fabrication industry has traditionally offered support to global portable tools sales; the status quo is unlikely to change over the course of the forecast period. The metal fabrication industry is likely to maintain its y-o-y growth rate of over 2% in the long term. Demand for specialized tools that do not pose challenges in terms of inventory and storage overheads is likely to augur well for the growth of the market.
E-commerce offering greater visibility and reach
Availability of portable tools on e-commerce platforms has offered manufacturers new ways of reaching out to their target audience. Doorstep delivery, discounts, and detailed instructions on using portable products are key USPs of e-commerce sellers. The growing DIY ethic is also influencing online sales positively, as a significant percentage of first-timers look for specific information on instructions.
Regulations on occupational safety fuel adoption
Government mandates pertaining to occupational health safety continue to fuel adoption of personal protective equipment. The adoption is particularly impressive in industries where workers are at relatively higher risk. Increasing awareness on the importance of personal protective equipment, combined with growing preference towards efficient and low-maintenance products continue to induce momentum in the market.
Rising raw material costs and intense fragmentation continue to create challenges
Rising raw material costs are eating into the profit margins of portable tool manufacturers. The impact of rising raw material prices is widespread, as entire supply chains are plunged into uncertainty. Rising cost of nickel cadmium and mercury substitutes has had a mitigating effect on cordless power tools in particular. The challenges are compounded owing to the intense fragmentation in the portable tools market, with Asia Pacific in particular witnessing proliferation of new entrants.
The portable tools landscape remains highly fragmented, with only a few market leaders accounting for significant revenue share. Considering the nature of the market, local players/regional players have a sizeable presence, especially in developing regions. Among the market leaders, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. has nearly 6.5% to 7% market share from portable tools. Robert Bosch GmbH has nearly 4.7% to 5% revenue share from portable tools.
The competitive landscape section of the report includes information on market share by company, product strategy, business strategy, and go-to-market strategy, relative strength of markets across regions, including information on headquarters and major manufacturing locations.