At present, there are more than 30 internal combustion forklift enterprises, about 20 electric forklift enterprises, more than 30 warehouse forklift and light-small industrial trucks enterprises, as well as more than 10 wholly foreign-owned enterprises and joint ventures in China.
In 2012, the accumulative sales volume of forklifts in China was 288,662 units, decreased by 8% over 2011. In the first quarter of 2013, the accumulative sales volume was 45,720 units, of which, Anhui Forklift Truck Group accounted for 42.92% of the total sales volume and Hangcha Group accounted for 41.05%.
Although China’s forklift industry develops rapidly, there are very few high-tech forklift manufacturers in China; some Sino-foreign joint ventures and foreign well-known forklift manufacturers have occupied China’s high-end forklift market, and the high-end is mainly reflected in the aspects of intelligent, informatization, as well as automation, while most of China’s forklift manufacturers occupy the medium and low-end forklift market. Currently, the foreign-funded enterprises compete fiercely in the medium-end forklift market, and some domestic forklift manufacturers begin to fight for high-end market instead of staying in low-end market, and foreign-funded forklift manufacturers begin to pay more attention to medium and high-end market.
As for the low-lift forklift and hydraulic carrying vehicle fields, overcapacity situation appears in China’s forklift industry. In 2013, some forklift manufacturers make production adjustment through market regulation; as for the domestic backward technology in high-lift electric forklift field, some China’s forklift manufacturers may cooperate with foreign forklift manufacturers so as to make up for this shortcoming and strive to achieve breakthrough in this respect. At the same time, the electric forklifts higher than 8 meters begin to take shape in China, therefore, more domestic forklift manufacturers will develop electric warehouse forklifts with high lift and large tonnage in the future.
Stimulated by national macro-environment and related policy, China’s forklift industry will show an upward trend in the next few years, especially in the high-end and special forklift fields, the growth of market demand will be relatively large; it is estimated that the sales volume will reach 350,000 units by 2017.
1. Overview of Forklift
1.1 Basic Concepts and Features
1.1.2 Construction Features
1.2 Vehicle Type Classification
1.2.1 Internal Combustion Forklift
1.2.2 Electric Forklift
1.2.3 Warehouse Forklift
2. Environment of China’s Forklift Industry
2.1 Economic Development Environment
2.2 Related Policies
3. Development Status of Global Forklift Industry
3.1 Operation Status
3.2 Market Growth Condition in Different Regions
3.3 Market Condition of Global Main Forklift Manufacturing Enterprises
3.4 Prospect Forecast
4. Situation Analysis and Development Trend of China’s Forklift Industry
4.1 Industry Background
4.1.1 Domestic Industry Background
4.1.2 Industry Cycle
4.1.3 Level and Status
4.2 Industry Status
4.3 Existing Problems
4.3.2 Blank in High-end Field
4.4 Industry Development Trend
4.4.1 Development Trend of Product and Market
4.4.2 Changes in Market Regions and Fields
4.4.3 The Volume of Involved Foreign Capital in China’s Forklift Industry will be Further Increased
5. Analysis and Forecast of China’s Forklift Market Situation
5.1 Production Situation, 2012
5.1.1 Internal Combustion Forklift
5.1.2 Electric Forklift
5.2 Sales Situation
5.3 Forecast of Supply and Demand, 2013-2017
6. Import and Export of China’s Forklift Industry
6.3 Sources of Import and Destinations of Export
6.3.1 Sources of Import
6.3.2 Destinations of Export
7. Overall Development of China’s Forklift Industry, 2009-2012
7.1 Industry Scale
7.1.1 Enterprise Scale
7.1.2 Staff Scale
7.1.3 Asset Scale
7.2 Production and Sales
7.2.1 Output Value
7.2.2 Sales Revenue
7.3 Financial Capacity
7.3.1 Analysis and Forecast of Profitability
7.3.2 Analysis and Forecast of Debt Paying Ability
7.3.3 Analysis of Investment Income
8. Key Enterprises in China’s Forklift Industry
8.1 Anhui HeLi Co., Ltd.
8.1.1 Company Profile
8.1.2 Business Performance
8.2 Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd.
8.2.1 Company Profile
8.2.2 Business Performance
8.3 Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd.
8.3.1 Company Profile
8.3.2 Business Performance
8.4 Lonking Machinery Co., Ltd.
8.4.1 Company Profile
8.4.2 Business Performance
8.5 Hangcha Group Co., Ltd.
8.5.1 Company Profile
8.5.2 Business Performance
9. Investment Opportunity and Risk in China’s Forklift Industry
9.1 Investment Opportunity
9.2 Investment Risk
9.3 Risk Counter Measure
9.4 Experts’ Suggestions on Industry Development and Investment