Material Handling Cart Market: Introduction
Understanding operations in the manufacturing industry gave rise to industrial engineering and optimization. As the manufacturing industry flourished and the volume of manufacturing kept on increasing, the science of optimization also improved to achieve economical practices throughout the industry, giving rise to the concept of material handling.
Material handling involves the movement of goods and materials economically either in batches or in units throughout the process of manufacturing, testing, distributing, consuming and disposing of. Material handling as an industrial concept has grown and is applied in a number of the different industry for various applications and its equipment have evolved in various forms and sizes.
Surface finish and criticality of the component, size of the component, load subjected by the component, ergonomics and reduction in operational cost are some of the key factors considered for designing an industrial material handling cart whereas commercial ones are generalized, come in defined shapes and sizes and have fixed load-carrying capacity.
Tyres used in carts also play a significant role in material handling and hence 3 different types of tyres are used namely pneumatic rubber, filled rubber and solid. Pneumatic rubber carts are filled with air and are employed in industrial applications where shock absorbing is important, filled rubber requires less maintenance at the compromise of shock-absorbing but provides excellent traction.
Solid ones are either made from plastic, urethane or metal provide no shock-absorbing, require a plain surface and are used in commercial applications like shopping malls.
Material Handling Cart Market: Dynamics
Material handling cart is one of the most popular types of bulk material handling instrument. Its popularity can be linked to its extensive use in industrial as well as commercial industries. From raw material or equipment handling in manufacturing industries to handling of various commodities in a shopping mall, material handling carts can be observed wherever the defined capacity of the bulk load is to be transported easily and effectively and hence its demand is expected to grow.
Hand carts which are used for moving freight over a certain distance by application of force through hands are the most popular type of carts. However, a new trend of use of motor-driven material handling carts can be seen extensively in the industrial sector where the load to be carried is very high and beyond the ergonomic capacity of a human operator.
Aluminium, Plastic, Steel, Stainless steel and wire are the most commonly used materials for material handling carts and are selected depending upon the type of material to be handled. Carts handling solid wastes which high chemical reactivity use plastic, steel carts are used for heavy solid materials in a mesh form which requires less material, whereas aluminium is a soft and light metal is employed for industrial applications to freight of finished goods with no effect on surface finish.
Technology-integrated shopping carts are a new trend developed by amazon, is an example of material handling with technology integration. Material put in the cart is automatically identified by the cart cup and is displayed on the screen attached with the price thereby eliminating the process on standing in queue to scan barcodes. However, the technology is in its early phase and is not completely implemented across global locations.
Material Handling Cart Market: Segmentation of basis of functionality
- Hand Operated
- Motor Operated Material
- Stainless Steel
tyre material used
- Pneumatic Rubber
- Filled Rubber
Material Handling Cart Market: Regional Outlook
East Asia is expected to dominate the material handling cart market due to increasing industrial sectors like electronic manufacturing, automotive and more. The cumulative population in the region is also high and has a well-established e-commerce industry which facilitates warehousing and logistics operations.
North America is another prominent E-commerce hub with major e-commerce industries based in the region. South Asia and the Pacific are anticipated to show considerable growth due to emerging developing countries showing growth potential for both industrial as well as E-commerce and warehousing industries.
The construction industry in this region is also rapidly growing which will further contribute to use of material handling carts. Europe is expected to show steady growth due to its already well-established industrial & construction industries. The Middle East and Africa share is estimated to show steady growth due to increasing urbanization and construction activities, whereas Latin America is expected to offer slow growth as end-use markets are yet to establish.
Material Handling Carts Market: Key Participants
Some of the key market participants in the global material handling cart market, identified across the value chain include:
• Beumer Group
• Crown Equipment Corporation
• American Grinding and Machining Co
• Qingado Benco Industry Co. Ltd
• Sharp Industries.
• Yash Systems Pvt Ltd
• Vimal Industries material handling
These insights are based on a report on Material Handling Carts Market by persistence market research : https://bit.ly/3Qbl59a