The global door and window handles market size was valued at USD 14.02 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 17.70 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 3.97% during the forecast period. The market is mainly driven by their installations in new buildings and the renovation or replacement activities in existing structures. In the construction and home improvement industry, door and window handles are vital. These handles are integral to building hardware, serving aesthetic and functional purposes. An extensive range of materials and designs that cater to the specific consumer requirements and preferences of several architectural styles are available in the market. With the growing trends in the construction industry, manufacturers constantly innovate to improve the door and window handle's design, security, and durability. The growth in security concerns has fuelled the market for door-related hardware, including prosperity, urbanization, and increasing construction output with high demand for doors and related accessories and components.
The global trend of smart homes is driving the research and development (R&D) of advanced solutions with improvements in the door and window handles market. With the growing significance of security, manufacturers are constantly developing handles with advanced features and locking mechanisms. This caters to the growing need for improved protection and safety in residential and commercial applications. Additionally, there is an increasing focus on eco-friendly and sustainable solutions in the doors and windows handle market. The door and window handle market players are exploring production processes and materials that lessen the environmental impact. Furthermore, the growth of the door and window handles market in North America is supported by installations in new construction activities and renovations. Both the U.S. and Canada registered strong growth in 2023. Stable economic growth, the establishment of new businesses, company expansions, and increased construction activities are mainly driving the demand for door and window handles in the region.
MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Rising Home Improvement and Renovation Activities
The home improvement industry is growing globally, increasing sales of building materials, appliances, décor, and other elements. In addition, rental housing is also increasing, which is creating opportunities for home remodeling and renovation. It has been observed that in recent years, most of the homeowners residing in their homes tend to renovate their houses instead of moving into new ones. The demand for single-family rental houses has increased in recent years; thus, homeowners are shifting towards redesigning and renovating their homes for rental purposes. The increased spending on single-family homes and renovation activities is expected to drive the sales of doors and window handles during the forecast period. The door and window handles market are majorly derived from building construction in the residential segment and rising investments in renovations, replacements, retrofits, and home improvement activities.
Rising Real Estate and Construction Sector
The growth of commercial spaces such as shopping malls, retail areas, and offices is expected to support the growth of the global door and window handles market. Most commercial spaces are implementing the latest infrastructures and technologies to improve the overall aesthetics of spaces and ensure maximum security and convenience. Door and window handles are highly beneficial for commercial spaces and are installed in almost all commercial facilities. Similarly, door and window handles are considered crucial components of doors and windows in large commercial spaces. With the rise in residential construction projects, there was a surge in non-residential or commercial construction activities. For instance, the fast-growing population of China, strong economic growth, and consumer spending have attracted investors in the construction of commercial spaces such as shopping malls, hotels, apartments, offices, and industrial spaces.
Fluctuating Raw Material Prices
The cost of raw materials accounts for a large portion of the overall manufacturing cost. Moreover, raw materials account for 50%-60% of the overall cost of the final products. The prices of major raw materials, such as plastic, aluminum, and steel used to manufacture doors and window handles, have increased significantly over the last few years. The volatility of raw material prices seriously threatens the vendor's profit margins. The price volatility and availability of such raw materials can pose a serious operational risk to vendors. Fluctuations in the prices of raw materials could reduce their profit margins, thereby affecting the overall door and window handles market growth. However, low-cost countries gradually lose their advantages due to rising labor costs.
INSIGHTS BY TYPE
The door handle type segment is expected to be the largest revenue segment in the global door and window handles market. In recent years, the demand for door lever handles has experienced steady growth due to the increasing focus on ergonomics and accessibility, changing architectural preferences, and the desire for trendy, functional door solutions. In the global door handle market, door lever handles have become a prominent choice. Increasing prominence on universal design and accessibility is a significant driver of the demand for door lever handles. Also, increasing consciousness of accommodating elderly and disabled people has increased demand for door lever handles because of their easy use. These handles need less grip strength and manual adroitness, are user-friendly, and are suitable for people of all abilities and ages.
INSIGHTS BY DOOR HANDLE
The global door and window handles market by door handle is segmented into lever handles, door knobs, pull handles, sliding door handles, and others. Lever handles, also called door levers, are widely used in residential, commercial, and public buildings. The door Lever handle design is mainly helpful for people with mobility issues, as it requires less grip dexterity and strength, which makes it more accessible. These handles are available in various materials, styles, and finishes, enabling them to complement several interior design aesthetics. They can be prepared from materials such as stainless steel, brass, or even wood, and their finishes are available from polished chrome to antique bronze. Increasing prominence on universal design and accessibility is one of the significant drivers of the door lever-handling demand. In the global door handle market, door lever handles have become a prominent choice, helping the segment hold the most significant market share.
INSIGHTS BY WINDOW HANDLE
The global door and window handles market by window handle are segmented into espagnolette, cockspur, tilt & turn, sash windows & lifts, and others. The espagnolette window segment holds the most significant global market share in 2023. Espagnolette handles are one of the most prevalent types of window handles and are generally used with casement windows, such as aluminum windows. This type of handle is fixed inside the window frame and is mainly the embellished and operational lever comprising a multi-point espagnolette locking system hidden inside the window. Espagnolette handles are the key component of the global building hardware and construction market. Several factors, such as regional building practices, architectural trends, and security concerns, influence these handling demands. Moreover, the global construction industry is driving the demand for espagnolette handles.
INSIGHTS BY MATERIAL
The global door and window handles market by material is segmented into metal, plastic, wood, and glass. The metal material segment dominated the global market share in 2023. Aluminum and steel have a high preference for making doors and window handles. It is lighter than iron and has a higher recycling rate. Metal door handles also have higher use in industrial segments, currency mints, labs, and other places where doors are paramount to providing security. The demand for the metal for manufacturing door handles has surpassed wood. Further, the demand for metallic doors and window handles is relatively higher in southern Italy and Spain in Europe.
INSIGHTS BY APPLICATION
The residential application segment is expected to be the largest revenue segment of the global door and window handles market. Home renovation and reconstruction activities drive the growth of residential doors and window handles globally. In terms of new constructions in the residential segment, the demand is currently driven by new government-funded housing projects, especially due to the rising immigrant population. Government-funded projects are focused on high-cost efficiency, thus increasing the demand for windows and door handles. The demand for home renovation is higher among millennials since they prefer spending more on exterior renovations, which will likely drive the growth of doors and window handles in the region. Thus, there is a high demand for residential doors and window handles globally.
INSIGHTS BY INSTALLATION
The new construction installation segment is expected to be the largest revenue segment of the global door and window handles market. The new construction activities are growing across the globe. Many new commercial projects worldwide have enabled a steady demand for new doors and window handles, especially in hotels. New residential construction projects and the mushrooming growth of corporate coworking offices also favor the demand for doors and window handles in new construction. Coworking spaces are significantly boosting the demand for door handles in non-residential segments. Different concepts, such as intelligent facilities enabled through technological advances, have emerged as the industry norm. In addition, stylish yet functional door handles in these spaces will likely rise with these developments.
APAC holds the most prominent global door and window handles market share in 2023 and is projected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. India, China, Australia, South Korea, and Japan mainly drive APAC's market growth. Strong economic growth coupled with rising construction activities and increasing disposable income has primarily supported the market's growth in the region in recent years. Further, with the rapid economic growth in this region, per-capita income has drastically increased over the past couple of years, which has increased consumers' purchasing power. In addition, with increased economic growth, several countries in the region have been actively spending on infrastructure and industrial development. The region can be viewed as one of the largest potential markets for door and window handles due to the vibrant economic situation of countries in this region.
Europe holds a significant position in the global door and window handles market, driven by the growth in installation in new buildings and high demand due to renovations of doors and retrofit activities. The European construction growth is broad-based and is expected to occur across all sectors, including residential, non-residential, and civil engineering, for both new construction and renovation activities, thereby driving the growth of the region's door and window handle market. Infrastructural development, renovations, and remodeling of existing commercial and residential buildings will also support market growth. In mature markets such as Europe, the growth is mainly driven by product innovations introduced by the key players.
The global door and window handles market is highly competitive, with the presence of many public and private companies. These vendors typically compete on key parameters such as product design, quality, reliability, services, and price. The key players in the global door and window handles market are ASSA ABLOY, Allegion, dormakaba, Internorm, and Hafele. Further, companies with better technical and financial resources can develop innovative products that could threaten competitor products, making them non-competitive and even obsolete before recovering their R&D and commercialization costs. Therefore, vendors in the door and window handles market must develop new technologies and remain abreast with upcoming innovations to have a competitive advantage. The existing global players are increasing their investment in R&D facilities to ensure continuous customer-centric product innovation.
Rapid technological advances adversely impact market vendors as consumers expect continuous innovations and product upgrades. The present scenario drives vendors to alter and refine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong market presence. Diversified global and regional vendors characterize the global door and window handles market. As international players increase their market footprint, regional vendors will likely find it increasingly difficult to compete with global players. The market competition is expected to intensify further with increased product/service extensions, technological innovation growth, and mergers and acquisitions. Arizton believes global players will grow inorganically by acquiring regional or local players in future years.
ABOUT THE REPORT
The global door and window handles market are provided for the forecast years 2024 to 2029 and the base year 2023. The market is segmented by type, material, application, installation, and geography. The report provides a holistic approach to the global door and window handles market, enabling customers to analyze the market thoroughly.