The global hand tools market size to reach USD 30 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 4% during the forecast period. The global hand tools market is expected to grow 1.3X times during the forecast period. The market is expected to witness a considerable growth post-2020. Rapid industrialization and increasing applications in household and commercial sectors are primarily driving the market. Automobile, aerospace, construction, electronics, and shipbuilding are the major end-use of these devices. The tool industry landscape is moving toward sophistication and customization that can determine market leadership in a competitive scenario. Advancements in technology and the extensive usage of battery-driven devices have fueled the adoption of cordless power tools and related accessories that are light and durable. This growth factor for the substitutes is expected to challenge the potential of hand tools. The DIY culture can be one of the major drivers for these devices in the coming years with a high scope for penetration in growing economies.
The global hand tools market suffered a downfall during the COVID-19 crisis as most economic activities were halted during Q1 and Q2 in 2020. Most major revenue-generating end-users such as construction, automotive, commercial renovation, and home improvement activities were affected, leading to a decline in the market sales. Curfews and lockdowns prevented the extensive application of hand tools by workers and contractors, thereby affecting the overall revenue generation for the market during the period.
- The hand tools market in India is projected to reach a revenue share of $1.60 billion by 2025 due to a steady demand from construction and automotive along with aerospace, defense, energy, shipbuilding sectors and manufacturing industries.
- The wrenches segment is likely to reach revenue of close to $4 billion by 2025 on account of affordability, user-friendly nature, and increased penetration in the residential sector.
- The chisel and files segment is projected to reach a revenue of $2.15 billion by 2025 because of the increased application of chisel in manufacturing and refurbishing of turbine blades in the aviation industry.
- The industrial end-user segment is projected to reach revenue of close to $21 billion by 2025.
GLOBAL HAND TOOLS MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY PRODUCT TYPE
The general purpose tools segment was the major revenue contributor in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the period 2019–2025. The volume of works carried out by general purpose devices, which include fasteners, striking tools, and pry bars, has grown significantly among penetrated DIY enthusiasts and for home-improvement professionals. Wrenches, screwdrivers & nut drivers, pliers, hammers, riveters, clamps and vises, wrecking bars, ratchets, and pry bars are the key types of hand tools in the segment. Commercial, residential, and industrial sectors are the major end-users of general purpose equipment, which are extensively utilized to perform small repairs, maintenance and other related project activities.
Cutting tools were the second-largest segment since these are mostly used for wooden and metal works that need precision cutting. They are also used in DIY activities as most vendors offer user-friendly devices for home improvement and wood-crafting activities. They are also the major driver for innovation behind putty knives, scrapping and other multipurpose folding blades and knives. APAC is the fastest-growing region for this segment. With the rise in construction, automotive, renovation, retrofit, and wooden activities, the segment is expected to contribute to the growth in the next five years. Chisel, saws, knives, cutters including wire cutters are the major cutting tools.
INSIGHTS BY END-USER
The industrial end-user segment contributed over 70% of the total market revenue in 2019, with the construction industry accounted for over USD 4 billion, followed by the automotive industry at USD 3.75 billion in 2019. The rise in the aerospace industry is expected to drive the growth of hand drills and fasteners as they are extensive application in assembly activities. While the shipbuilding industry is a major end-user for cutting and striking tools such as hammer, it is expected to grow at a promising CAGR during the forecast period.
The commercial end-user segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the period 2019–2025. The segment is expected to grow at a steady phase in the Middle East & Africa region due to the growth in commercial construction, including hotels and shopping malls. North America was the second largest revenue generator in the segment. The high volume of renovation and retrofit activities in commercial places such as shopping malls, corporate offices, hotels, and restaurants is driving the growth of the segment, whereas the growth in the tourism sector is another major influencer in Latin America and APAC markets, which can gain traction post the COVID pandemic.
The residential end-user category was the lowest revenue contributor that generated USD 2.27 billion in 2019. The preference for power tools, especially in the battery-operated segment for home improvement and DIY activities, is expected to dominate the hand tools market in the residential segment during the forecast period. While devices such as drills, wrenches, saws, utility knives, and measuring tools can find adoption in the sector, heat guns and glue guns from cordless segment are considered as the game changers of the DIY industry.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
China is the major manufacturing hub. The adoption of new equipment for production of a range of products require the importance of portable devices, which can be used in auto-body shops, construction sites, for fastening and assembling operations in retail stores. The automobile and aerospace industries in China make use of drivers and wrenches for mounting and fitting works, thereby influencing the growth of the tools market. The industrial production of Japan increased by 0.9 % in July 2019 and is expected to drive the hand tools market during the forecast period. Manufacturing of high technology vehicles requires prominent use of equipment such as wrenches, drivers, and other automotive tool kits, which are used for assembly, repair, and maintenance operations. Due to the rapid adoption of technology, fast-paced lifestyle, relying on machinery for production and trend of DIY culture, the scope and rise of cordless power tools in Japan is evident and expected to penetrate the market more during the forecast period.
The industrial sector in South Korea contributes 40% to the total GDP. This can be a growth opportunity for the hand and power tools market in the country. Fastening tools and cutters can be the most basic device required for soldering and desoldering the chips in the circuit board. South Korea also leads in the automobile segment where its major export market is North America, where the US alone accounted for USD 16 billion in terms of revenue in 2019. Thus, portable devices such as drivers, wrenches, and automotive tool kits can be used in automobile manufacturers and auto-body shop workers. The electronics industry in South Korea is one of the prominent industries and is likely to boost the usage of hand tools market because of its ability improve the efficiency and overall productivity of the industry.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The global hand tools market is characterized by low market concentration and high competition among major players. The present scenario is driving vendors to alter and refine their unique value propositions to achieve a strong market presence. Currently, the market is highly fragmented and dominated by vendors such as Stanley Black & Decker, Emerson, Apex Tool Group, Snap-on and TTI are the major hand tools manufacturers, alongside numerous domestic manufacturers that produce equipment as per the local demands and regulations. However, these major vendors have a global presence in three major regions: North America, APAC, and Europe which are the major hot spots for tool industry.
The hand tools market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
Segmentation by Product Type
- General Purpose
- Screwdrivers & Nut Drivers
- Clamps & Vises
- Wrecking Bars
- Ratchets & Sockets
- Chisel & Files
- Knives & Blades
- Cable & Wire Cutting Tools
- Layout & Measuring
- Taps & Dies
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia