Belt Loader Market

Belt Loader Market

Belt Loader Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product Type (Self-Propelled, Electric, Towable, Diesel, Gas and Other Product Types), Material (Metal, Polymers and Other Materials), Ownership (New Delivery, Resale and Lease/Rent), Loading Capacity, Working Height, Application, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23603

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Belt Loader Market is accounted for $1.52 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $3.08 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 10.56% during the forecast period. A belt loader is a form of ground support equipment that assists in the loading and unloading of cargo and luggage for the aircraft. A loader is furnished with mechanical conveyor belts that make it simple to load and unload luggage and freight. The cargo or baggage is loaded onto the belt and hauled to the opening, where it is loaded by the loader, who is positioned at the baggage compartment's entrance. There are many different types of loaders, including self-propelled, electric, towable, diesel, and gas models.

According to the data by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in 2019, Germany spent USD 1.88 billion for construction of airports, while France spent USD 1.029 billion for the same

Market Dynamics:


Increased adoption of self-propelled loaders

A self-propelled loader moves, propels, and operates without manual or outside assistance. Due to their remote control capabilities, self-propelled loaders were in high demand throughout the pandemic. Since there is little to no human involvement in jobs other than remote handling, they are also employed and requested for a number of additional reasons, including effectiveness, cost savings, and performance perfection. Self-propelled loaders are therefore in great demand and will continue to dominate the market during the anticipated timeframe.


The high cost of purchasing and maintaining loader systems

Operation and maintenance of ground support systems are heavily influenced by cost. Since a modern loader is made up of many small parts that must be handled and maintained by experts, as well as regular checks, the cost of maintenance is very high. In addition, there are a lot of rules that must be followed when operating an airplane. As a result, manufacturing belt loaders requires both time and money. On the other hand, due to a backlog in supplies and the high price of the loader, procurement is challenging. Given that a loader has a lengthy lifespan of 10 to 15 years, the cost is substantial. The process of purchasing and maintaining aircraft is not economical for airlines and aircraft operators, which restrains market expansion.


Increased passenger air traffic

The number of travelers has increased globally in the post-pandemic environment. The number of tourists globally has increased in the short time since the lockdown was lifted and the COVID-19 instances decreased. Additionally, a report by the International Air Travel Association, or IATA, predicted that by 2024, both the number of travelers and the aviation sector will increase and reach their pre-pandemic levels, demonstrating a full recovery from the pandemic's effects. A consequent result of this is that better ground support machinery, such as loaders, will be required as passenger air traffic increases.


Fluctuating fuel prices

Fluctuating fuel prices pose a threat to the belt loader market due to their direct impact on operational costs in the aviation industry. As fuel prices rise, airlines may delay fleet expansions or equipment upgrades, including the purchase of new belt loaders. Higher fuel costs also lead airlines to seek cost-cutting measures, potentially reducing demand for conventional fuel-powered loaders. To counter this threat, manufacturers must focus on developing fuel-efficient and eco-friendly solutions to help airlines and airports reduce operational expenses.

Covid-19 Impact:

The global economy has been severely hit by the COVID-19 epidemic, which began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. This has had a significant effect on the global aviation industry. The pandemic's disruption of the supply chain and lack of competent labor caused delays in aircraft deliveries, which put a heavy burden on OEMs and made the aircraft manufacturing industry the worst-hit sector. The aviation industry has also been adversely affected by the global lockdown due to stalled aircraft deliveries. The COVID-19 epidemic entirely halted airport operations, which had a significant negative effect on the ground support equipment business as a whole and restrained its expansion.

The aviation segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The aviation segment held the largest share in the market owing to the increasing demand, as air travel continues to grow globally, the need for reliable and high-performance belt loaders increases in tandem. Belt loaders serve as indispensable ground handling equipment at airports, facilitating the efficient loading and unloading of baggage, cargo, and supplies onto aircraft. Airlines and airports strive to enhance operational efficiency and passenger satisfaction, making investments in modern and technologically advanced belt loaders a priority.

The electric segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

During the projection period, the electric segment is expected to have the greatest CAGR. Electric belt loaders offer numerous benefits, such as lower operating costs and reduced carbon emissions, making them an attractive choice for environmentally-conscious airlines and airports. By utilizing electric power sources, these loaders minimize the industry's carbon footprint and align with sustainability goals. Additionally, the transition to electric belt loaders enhances operational efficiency and reduces dependence on fluctuating fuel prices, providing long-term cost savings for airlines.

Region with largest share:

The North America region market is estimated to witness the highest share of the global Belt Loader market during the forecast period. The region's major airports, airlines, and cargo carriers have a high demand for efficient ground handling equipment, driving the need for advanced belt loaders. The presence of major aviation hubs, such as those in the United States and Canada, fosters a continuous requirement for reliable and technologically advanced equipment to streamline airport operations. Additionally, with a mature aviation sector and a focus on operational efficiency, North America remains a pivotal market for belt loader manufacturers.

Region with highest CAGR:

The Asia Pacific region is expected to have the highest growth rate over the forecast period. As air travel continues to surge in countries like China, India, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations, the demand for efficient ground handling equipment, including belt loaders, is on the rise. The region's burgeoning aviation industry, driven by increasing passenger traffic and cargo movements, necessitates modern and reliable loading solutions. Additionally, several airports are undergoing expansion and modernization projects, further propelling the demand for advanced belt loaders to accommodate growing aircraft fleets. Manufacturers in the Belt Loader Market are actively targeting the Asia Pacific region to capitalize on the immense growth opportunities it offers.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Belt Loader market include Aero Specialties Inc., Charlatte Manutention SA, Continental AG, Daifuku Co., Ltd., Darmec Technologies Srl, Emerson Electric Co., Ersel Technology, Fast Global Solutions (WASP Inc.), Honeywell Intelligrated, Interroll Group, Jiangsu Tianyi Aviation Industry Corporation Limited, Siemens AG, Sinfonia Technology Co. Ltd., Swisslog Holding AG, Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc., TGW Logistics Group GmbH, TLD Group, Vanderlande Industries B.V. and Weihai Guangtai Airport Equipment Co. Ltd.

Key Developments:

In January 2023, Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc. launched an addition to their loaders category with a high-performance energy efficient, lithium-ion electric deviant that ensures low cost of operation- the new TUG 660Li Belt Loader

In December 2022, Jiangsu Tianyi Aviation Industry Corporation Limited appointed Aero Connections, which specialized in the stocking and selling of aircraft spare parts, components, consumables, and ground service equipment, as their authorized agent in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe regions

In April 2022, Charlatte Manutention SA partnered with NAVYA, a France based autonomous mobility systems manufacturer to unveil CE certification of AUTONOM TRACTAT 135, towards the safety and commercialization of autonomous operation

Product Types Covered:
• Self-Propelled
• Electric
• Towable
• Diesel
• Gas
• Other Product Types

Materials Covered:
• Metal
• Polymers
• Other Materials

Ownerships Covered:
• New Delivery
• Resale
• Lease/Rent

Loading Capacities Covered:
• Less than 1000 lbs
• 1000 lbs – 2000 lbs
• Above 2000 lbs

Working Heights Covered:
• Less than 4m
• 4m and above

Applications Covered:
• Heavy Weight
• Medium Weight
• Light Weight
• Other Applications

End-Users Covered:
• Mining
• Construction
• Supply Chain
• Aviation
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Belt Loader Market, By Product Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Self-Propelled
5.3 Electric
5.4 Towable
5.5 Diesel
5.6 Gas
5.7 Other Product Types

6 Global Belt Loader Market, By Material
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Metal
6.3 Polymers
6.4 Other Materials

7 Global Belt Loader Market, By Ownership
7.1 Introduction
7.2 New Delivery
7.3 Resale
7.4 Lease/Rent

8 Global Belt Loader Market, By Loading Capacity
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Less than 1000 lbs
8.3 1000 lbs – 2000 lbs
8.4 Above 2000 lbs

9 Global Belt Loader Market, By Working Height
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Less than 4m
9.3 4m and above

10 Global Belt Loader Market, By Application
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Heavy Weight
10.3 Medium Weight
10.4 Light Weight
10.5 Other Applications

11 Global Belt Loader Market, By End User
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Mining
11.3 Construction
11.4 Supply Chain
11.5 Aviation
11.6 Other End Users

12 Global Belt Loader Market, By Geography
12.1 Introduction
12.2 North America
12.2.1 US
12.2.2 Canada
12.2.3 Mexico
12.3 Europe
12.3.1 Germany
12.3.2 UK
12.3.3 Italy
12.3.4 France
12.3.5 Spain
12.3.6 Rest of Europe
12.4 Asia Pacific
12.4.1 Japan
12.4.2 China
12.4.3 India
12.4.4 Australia
12.4.5 New Zealand
12.4.6 South Korea
12.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
12.5 South America
12.5.1 Argentina
12.5.2 Brazil
12.5.3 Chile
12.5.4 Rest of South America
12.6 Middle East & Africa
12.6.1 Saudi Arabia
12.6.2 UAE
12.6.3 Qatar
12.6.4 South Africa
12.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

13 Key Developments
13.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
13.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
13.3 New Product Launch
13.4 Expansions
13.5 Other Key Strategies

14 Company Profiling
14.1 Aero Specialties Inc.
14.2 Charlatte Manutention SA
14.3 Continental AG
14.4 Daifuku Co., Ltd.
14.5 Darmec Technologies Srl
14.6 Emerson Electric Co.
14.7 Ersel Technology
14.8 Fast Global Solutions (WASP Inc.)
14.9 Honeywell Intelligrated
14.10 Interroll Group
14.11 Jiangsu Tianyi Aviation Industry Corporation Limited
14.12 Siemens AG
14.13 Sinfonia Technology Co. Ltd.
14.14 Swisslog Holding AG
14.15 Textron Ground Support Equipment Inc.
14.16 TGW Logistics Group GmbH
14.17 TLD Group
14.18 Vanderlande Industries B.V.
14.19 Weihai Guangtai Airport Equipment Co. Ltd.

List of Tables
1 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Product Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Self-Propelled (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Electric (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Towable (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Diesel (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Gas (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Other Product Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Material (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Metal (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Polymers (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Other Materials (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Ownership (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By New Delivery (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Resale (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Lease/Rent (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Loading Capacity (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Less than 1000 lbs (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By 1000 lbs – 2000 lbs (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Above 2000 lbs (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Working Height (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Less than 4m (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By 4m and above (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Heavy Weight (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Medium Weight (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Light Weight (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Mining (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Construction (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Supply Chain (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Aviation (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global Belt Loader Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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