Global and China Forklift Industry Report, 2014-2016
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A forklift is a tool that is most widely used to move or lift materials in logistics industry. After a short span of adjustment in 2012, the global forklift industry rebounded in 2013, with the orders exceeding 1 million units for the first time. Moreover, the sales volume surpassed the highest level before the financial crisis. This was mainly attributed to the factors including further development of logistics industry and growth in demand for machinery substituting for manual work.

As the world's largest forklift consumer market, China saw a forklift sales volume of 329,000 units in 2013, up 13.9% from a year earlier, accounting for 33.2% of the global total. Among them, the exported forklifts amounted to 113,000 units, up 15.3% year on year, reaching a record high. In future, China’s forklift industry will maintain steady growth. It is projected that by 2015 the forklift sales volume will exceed 400,000 units, and the exports are very likely to approach 150,000 units.

Forklifts primarily fall into two categories: electric forklift and internal combustion forklift (mainly petrol and diesel-powered). Due to the problems of petrol and diesel-powered internal combustion forklifts such as exhaust emissions and noise pollution, electric forklifts have long been widely used in the United States and some European countries, with the market share in Europe close to 80%, nearly 60% in the Americas, but less than 30% in China.

In addition to vigorous development of electric forklifts, new-energy forklifts like natural gas, lithium battery, liquefied petroleum gas, and fuel cell have captured extensive attention and found wide applications over recent years. At present, the companies such as Hyster-Yale, Toyota Industrial Corp, Linde Material Handling, Jungheinrich Group, Anhui Heli, and BYD have launched energy-saving and environmentally friendly forklifts.

Global and China Forklift Industry Report, 2014-2016 released by ResearchInChina mainly focuses on the followings:
20120114.gifMarket status of global forklifts, development of major countries, as well as top 20 global enterprises, etc.;
20120114.gifProduction, sales, and import & export of forklifts in China;
20120114.gifMarket status and key enterprises in electric and internal combustion forklifts in China;
20120114.gifProduct, regional, and corporate structure of forklifts in China;
20120114.gifOperation and forklift business of top 10 global and 21 Chinese enterprises;
20120114.gifDevelopment trend and prospects of China’s forklift industry.

For a long time, Toyota Industrial Corp, Kion Group, Jungheinrich Group, Hyster-Yale, and Crown Equipment Corp. have been among the top 5 global forklift enterprises, and this ranking remained unchanged in 2013. In April 2013, Mitsubishi merged with Nichiyu’s Forklift Segment, which made the new joint venture—Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift rank sixth in global forklift industry. Meanwhile, that was followed by UniCarriers jointly established by TCM and Nissan as the 7th player. These enterprises all have set up forklift production bases in China.

Then what came the 8th and 9th were Anhui Forklift and Hangcha Group, the two largest forklift companies in China. In 2013, the forklift sales volume of the two companies accounted for 47% of the total in China, holding an absolutely leading position. In October 2014, Hangcha Group announced its proposed listing in Shanghai Stock Exchange, with the funds raised mainly into 50,000 units/a Complete Electric Industrial Vehicle and Frame Project, 200 units/a container forklift project, and 800 units/a Intelligent Industrial Vehicle R&D and Manufacturing Project, etc.

In addition, the enterprises like Lonking (Shanghai) Forklift and Guangxi LiuGong Machinery had ranked among the top 20 global forklift enterprises. In April 2014, Guangxi LiuGong Machinery founded the second forklift company—Shandong Liugong Forklift Co., Ltd. (the other: Shanghai Liugong Forklift Co., Ltd.).

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1 Overview of Forklift 
1.1 Definition
1.2 Classification
1.3 Upstream & Downstream

2 Status Quo of Global Forklift Industry 
2.1 Development
2.1.1 Order Intake
2.1.2 Sales Volume
2.2 Forklift Development in Major Countries
2.2.1 United States
2.2.2 Japan
2.3 Key Global Forklift Manufacturers

3 Forklift Market in China
3.1 Overview
3.2 Production
3.3 Sales
3.3.1 Sales Volume
3.3.2 Sales Volume Structure
3.4 Import & Export
3.4.1 Import
3.4.2 Export

4 Forklift Market Segments in China
4.1 Internal Combustion Forklift
4.1.1 Development 
4.1.2 Key Manufacturers
4.2 Electric Forklift
4.2.1 Development
4.2.2 Major Products
4.2.3 Key Manufacturers

5 Competitive Landscape of Forklift Market in China
5.1 Product Competition
5.2 Enterprise Competition
5.3 Regional Competition

6 Key Global Forklift Manufacturers
6.1 Toyota Industrial Corp
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.1.3 Forklift Business
6.1.4 Forklift Business in China
6.2 Kion Group
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 Forklift Business in China
6.3 Jungheinrich Group
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 Forklift Business in China
6.4 Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc.
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 Forklift Business in China
6.5 Crown Equipment Corp.
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 Forklift Business in China
6.6 Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Operation
6.6.3 Forklift Business in China
6.7 UniCarriers Corporation
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Operation
6.7.3 Forklift Business in China
6.8 Komatsu Ltd.
6.8.1 Profile
6.8.2 Operation
6.8.3 Forklift Business
6.9 CLARK Material Handling International
6.9.1 Profile
6.9.2 Operation
6.9.3Forklift Business in China
6.10 Dooan Industrial Vehicle
6.10.1 Profile
6.10.2 Operation
6.10.3 Forklift Business in China

7 Key Forklift Manufacturers in China
7.1 Anhui HeLi Co., Ltd.
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 Revenue Structure
7.1.4 Gross Margin
7.1.5 R&D Capability
7.2 Hangcha Group Co., Ltd.
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 Revenue Structure
7.2.4 Major Clients
7.2.5 Development Strategy
7.3 Lonking (Shanghai) Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 R&D
7.4 Tailift Qingdao Co., Ltd.
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 Operation
7.4.3 Development Strategy
7.5 Guangxi LiuGong Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 Operation
7.5.3 Forklift Business
7.6 Sino-American-Zhejiang Maximal Foklift Co., Ltd.
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 Operation
7.6.3 R&D
7.7 Shanghai Hytsu Group
7.7.1 Profile
7.7.2 Operation
7.8 Anhui Jianghuai-Yinlian Heavy-Duty Construction Machine Co., Ltd.
7.8.1 Profile
7.8.2 Operation
7.8.3 R&D Capability
7.9 Dalian Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.9.1 Profile
7.9.2 Operation
7.9.3 R&D
7.10 Xiamen XGMA Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.10.1 Profile
7.10.2 Operation
7.10.3 Forklift Business
7.11 EP Equipment Co., Ltd.
7.11.1 Profile
7.11.2 Operation
7.11.3 R&D
7.12 Zhejiang Goodsense Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.12.1 Profile
7.12.2 Operation
7.12.3 Development Strategy
7.13 Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock Co., Ltd.
7.13.1 Profile
7.13.2 Operation
7.13.3 Development Strategy
7.14 Chery DETANK Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Anhui Industrial Vehicle Co., Ltd.
7.14.1 Profile
7.14.2 Operation
7.14.3 Development Strategy
7.15 Shandong Shantui Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.15.1 Profile
7.15.2 Operation
7.15.3 R&D
7.16 Other Enterprises 
7.16.1 Hangzhou Good Friend Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
7.16.2 Zhejiang UN Forklift Co., Ltd.
7.16.3 Jiangsu Jingjiang Forklift Truck Co., Ltd.
7.16.4 Wuxi KIPOR Machinery Co., Ltd. 
7.16.5 Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd.

8. Development Trend of China's Forklift Industry 

9. Summary and Forecast
9.1 Market
9.2 Enterprise
Characteristics of Forklift by Type
Composite Price Index of Steel in China, 2011-2014
Forklift Downstream Industry Distribution
Order Intake and YoY Growth of Global Forklifts, 2008-2014 
Order Intake of Global Forklifts by Region, 2011-2013 
Order Intake of Global Forklifts by Product, 2009-2014
Sales Volume and YoY Growth of Global Forklifts, 2008-2014
Sales Volume of Global Forklifts by Region, 2010-2013
Sales Volume of Global Forklifts by Product, 2010-2013
Sales Volume of Forklifts in USA and % of Global Total, 2009-2013
Forklift Output in Japan by Product, 2005-2014 
Domestic Forklift Sales Volume in Japan by Product, 2005-2014
Forklift Export Volume in Japan by Product, 2005-2014 
Top 20 Global Forklift Manufacturers, 2013
Domestic Sales Volume of Forklifts in China and % of Global Total, 2008-2014 
Export Volume of Forklifts and % of Total Sales Volume in China, 2007-2014
Output of Forklifts in China, 2007-2014
Output of Forklifts in China by Product, 2011-2013
Sales Volume and YoY Growth of Forklifts in China, 2005-2014 
Domestic Sales Volume of China’s Forklifts and % of Total Sales Volume, 2008-2014 
Sales Volume of Forklifts in China by Product, 2010-2014
Import Volume and YoY Growth of Forklift in China, 2005-2014  
Import Volume of Forklifts in China by Product, 2008-2014
Import Volume of Forklifts (by Country) and % of Total Import Volume in China, 2013
Average Import Price of Forklifts in China by Product, 2009-2014 
Export Volume and YoY Growth of Forklifts in China, 2005-2014 
Export Volume of Forklifts in China by Product, 2008-2013
Export Volume of Forklifts (by Region) and % of Total Export Volume in China, 2013 
Average Export Price of Forklifts in China by Product, 2009-2014 
Sales Volume of Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Forklifts in China, 2005-2014
Top 5 Enterprises in China by Sales Volume of Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Ride-on Forklifts, 2010-2013  
Sales Volume of Electric Forklifts in China, 2005-2014 
Sales Volume of Electric Warehouse Forklifts in China, 2005-2014
Top 6 Enterprises in China by Sales Volume of Electric Counterbalanced Ride-on Forklifts and Electric Warehouse Forklifts, 2013
Proportion of Sales of Electric Forklifts and Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Forklifts in China, 2005-2014 
Forklift Sales Structure of Major Regions Worldwide by Product, 2013
Forklift Market Concentration in China by Sales Volume, 2013
Competition Pattern of Forklift Enterprises in China, 2013 
Market Share of Two Major Forklift Companies in China, 2009-2014 
Subsidiaries in China of Key Overseas Forklift Manufacturers, 2014 
Sales Structure of Forklift in China by Region, 2009-2013 
Major Financial Indicators of Toyota Industrial Corp., FY 2010-FY 2014
Revenue Breakdown of Toyota Industrial Corp. by Business, FY 2010- FY 2014
Global Presence of Toyota’s Forklift Business
Sales Volume of Toyota’s Forklifts, FY 2010-FY 2014
Sales Volume of Toyota’s Forklifts by Region, FY 2009-FY 2014
Market Share of Kion Group by Region, 2013
Kion Group’s Products and Services
Development History of Kion Group
Kion Group’s Equity Structure in Early 2014
Major Financial Indicators of Kion Group, 2011-2014  
Revenue Structure of Kion Group by Business, 2013 
Revenue Breakdown of Kion Group by Product, 2012-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Kion Group by Region, 2012-2014
Kion Group’s Forklift Production Bases Worldwide
Kion Group’s Forklift Subsidiaries in China
Global Plant Distribution of Jungheinrich Group
Major Financial Indicators of Jungheinrich Group, 2008-2014  
Revenue Breakdown of Jungheinrich Group by Region, 2009-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Jungheinrich Group by Business, 2012-2014
Hyster-Yale’s Production and Sales Bases, 2013 
Revenue and Net Income of Hyster-Yale, 2009-2014
Revenue Breakdown of Hyster-Yale by Region, 2010-2014 
Global Business Layout of Crown Equipment Corp
Revenue of Crown Equipment Corp., 2010-2013
Stockholder Structure of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift, FY 2013 
Revenue and Net Income of Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift, FY 2009-FY 2013 
Revenue of Mitsubishi Nichiyu (by Region) and % of Total Revenue, FY 2013
UniCarriers’ Prodcuts
Revenue of UniCarriers, 2011-2013
Revenue and Net Income of Komatsu, FY 2007- FY 2014
Revenue Breakdown of Komatsu by Business, FY 2007- FY 2013
Major Prodcution Bases and Modes of Komatsu’s Construction and Mining Equipment Business
Revenue Structure of Komatsu by Region, FY 2013
CLARK’s Global Network 
Revenue of CLARK, 2011-2013 
Global Business Distribution of Dooan Industrial Vehicle
Revenue of Dooan Industrial Vehicle, 2011-2013
Dooan Industrial Vehicle’s Forklift Subsidiaries in China
Revenue and Net Income of Anhui HELI, 2008-2014  
Operating Revenue of Anhui HELI by Product, 2008-2014 
Operating Revenue of Anhui HELI by Region, 2010-2014 
Gross Margin of Anhui HELI, 2008-2014  
Gross Margin of Major Products of Anhui HELI, 2008-2014  
Capacity of Hangcha Group by Product, 2011-2014 
Revenue and Net Income of Hangcha Group, 2011-2014 
Sales Volume of Hangcha Group’s Forklifts by Product, 2011-2014 
Operating Revenue of Hangcha Group by Product and % of Total Revenue, 2011-2014  
Operating Revenue of Hangcha Group by Region, 2011-2014
Hangcha Group’s Revenue from Top 5 Clients and % of Total Revenue, 2011-2014 
Output and Sales Volume of Lonking, 2009-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, 2011-2014 
Development History of Forklift Business of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery
Forklift Output and Sales Volume of Guangxi LiuGong Machinery, 2011-2014
Sales Volume and Revenue of Zhejiang Maximal Forklift, 2010-2013
Domestic Marketing Network of Anhui Jianghuai-Yinlian Heavy-Duty Construction Machine
Forklift Output and Sales Volume of Dalian Forklift, 2009-2014 
Revenue and Net Income of Xiamen XGMA Machinery, 2011-2014 
Forklift Sales Volume of Xiamen XGMA Machinery, 2009-2014
Revenue and Net Income of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock, 2011-2013 
Operating Revenue of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock by Product and % of Total Revenue, 2011-2013
Operating Revenue of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock by Region and % of Total Revenue, 2011-2013 
Fundraising Projects of Zhejiang Noblelift Equipment Joint Stock, 2014 
Forklift Sales Volume of Jiangsu Jingjiang Forklift Truck, 2009-2014
Ownership of Forklift Market in China, 2012-2018E 
Sales Volume of Forklifts in China, 2011-2016E
Top10 Enterprises in China by Forklift Revenue, 2013

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