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Global Cordless Power Tools Market - Outlook and Forecast 2022-2027
The global cordless power tools market is projected to reach $35.62 billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 10.67% during the forecast period from $21.17 billion in 2022. Cordless power tools are portable equipment that operate on battery power and are used for various commercial, residential, and DIY activities. These tools come in compact and wireless designs and can be equipped with either brushed or brushless motors. While the increasing adoption of Li-ion batteries is driving the demand for cordless power tools, high operational and maintenance costs are impeding market growth.
Advancements in technology have resulted in the development of various tools and machines used across industries. Power tools are surpassing traditional hand tools in both professional and residential segments due to the demand for enhanced efficiency. For instance, the construction industry faces significant pressure to introduce innovative tools that reduce human effort. The surge in infrastructure and construction projects is benefiting the power tools market and will drive further innovations. Increasing labor costs, home improvement activities, and the popularity of DIY projects are fueling the demand for user-friendly tools.
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USD 21.2 billion in 2020
Tool Type, Motor Type, Li-Ion Battery Type, End-User Type, and Geography
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Traditional industrial automation architectures have been primarily closed ecosystems, creating obstacles for multi-vendor integration. However, in recent years, new and open industrial automation system architectures and advanced technology applications have emerged. These developments aim to create efficient, responsive, and flexible manufacturing processes, thereby supporting the growth of sophisticated cordless power tools.
Since the first industrial revolution in the late 18th century, a few European countries and the US have dominated the manufacturing sector. These countries have traditionally possessed critical resources globally, enabling them to foster industrial development and drive innovation in production technologies, materials, and end-user solutions. However, a shift is occurring, with many of the world’s largest automotive, aircraft, and defense equipment manufacturers localizing their production in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and engaging in technology sharing. An estimated $1 trillion has been invested in the manufacturing sector in APAC between 2010 and 2020, with US companies contributing up to 30% of the total investment, thereby benefitting the growth of the cordless power tools market.
The demand for cordless power tools with long-lasting battery life has led to significant advancements in battery technology, resulting in improved performance and efficiency of Li-ion batteries. These batteries offer enhanced energy density, charging rates, cyclability, safety, and stability. Although replacing Li-ion batteries incurs additional costs of 10-49%, the preference for highly efficient Li-ion batteries is on the rise.
Raw materials account for the largest cost component in power tool production, comprising approximately 50-60% of the overall production cost. The prices of primary raw materials used in power tool manufacturing, such as steel, plastic, rubber, fasteners, and batteries, have been volatile in recent years. This volatility poses a significant threat to vendor margins. Additionally, operating expenses like labor wages are also witnessing sharp increases.
The market is segmented based on various factors, including tool type, motor type, li-ion battery type, end-user type, and geography.
Segmentation by Tool Type
Drilling and Fastening Tools – Drills, Impact Drivers, Impact Wrenches, Screwdrivers & Nut Runners
Sawing and Cutting Tools – Jigsaws, Reciprocating Saws, Circular Saws, Band Saws, Shears and Nibblers
Demolition Tools – Demolition Hammers, Rotary Hammers, Hammer drills
Material Removal Tools – Sanders, Grinders
Other Tools – Dust Extractors, Heat and Glue Guns, Layout Tools, Laser Tools
Segmentation by Motor Type
Segmentation by Li-Ion Battery Type
Segmentation by End-User Type
Industrial End-User – Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Energy, Construction, Shipbuilding, Other Industry
Segmentation by Geography
North America – US, Canada
Europe – Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain
APAC – China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia
Latin America – Brazil, Mexico
Middle East & Africa – South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE
In 2021, the drilling and fastening power tools market registered a total of 81.8 million units and is expected to remain the largest segment. Among cordless power tools, drilling and fastening tools such as drills, impact wrenches, impact drivers, screwdrivers, and nut runners are the most commonly used. These tools are typically not used individually but rather in combination, with each industry utilizing the optimal combination for their specific needs. For example, the application of drills depends on the nature and type of work, while impact drills and wrenches deliver similar results but differ in terms of effectiveness and overall productivity. On the other hand, the demolition cordless power tools market is projected to witness a shipment of 102 million units in 2027.
The brushed motors market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% from 2022 to 2027. Brushed motors have a simple construction and design, requiring a smaller number of internal components, resulting in lower manufacturing costs. They are also considered more cost-effective and reliable compared to brushless motors. However, brushed motors are generally less powerful than their brushless counterparts when it comes to power output.
Among the different battery types, the 12 V battery segment holds the largest share in the global cordless power tools market. Numerous players, including Robert Bosch, produce lithium-ion batteries. One such example is the BAT414, a 12 V Max lithium-ion 2.0 Ah battery offered by Robert Bosch. This battery incorporates advanced technology to optimize battery life, power, and runtime. It is designed to be compact and lightweight, making it an ideal complement to Bosch’s line of 12 V compact tools.
The industrial end-user segment dominates the global cordless power tools market. With the highest revenue contribution to the hand tools market in 2021, this trend is expected to continue throughout the forecast period. Hand tools are extensively used in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, construction, and shipbuilding. The construction sector is the primary revenue generator due to increased construction and renovation activities, followed by the automotive industry involving the assembly of high-precision parts.
North America holds the leading position in the global cordless power tools market and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period. The region accounted for the largest market share in 2021, mainly driven by the United States. North America is home to several major industries, including automotive, construction, aerospace, electronics, and packaging. The region’s automotive sector, in particular, boasts the highest number of electric cars globally, reflecting the growing demand for eco-friendly products.
The global cordless power tools market exhibits a low level of market concentration accompanied by intense competition. Vendors in this market are compelled to refine and adapt their unique value propositions in order to establish a strong foothold. Currently, the market for cordless power tools is moderately fragmented, with a handful of dominant vendors. This market comprises a diverse range of global and regional vendors. As international players expand their presence in the market, regional vendors may face increasing challenges in competing with these global counterparts. The competition in this market will be primarily based on factors such as durability, technology, services, price, and customization.
The global cordless power tools market has been analyzed for the forecast period from 2022 to 2027, with the base year being 2021. The market is segmented based on tool type, motor type, Li-ion battery type, end-user, and geography for the specified period. The report also highlights the strategies and strengths employed by various players in the market. In providing a holistic view of the global cordless power tools market, the report enables customers to effectively analyze the market dynamics.
Key companies profiled in this report include Stanley Black & Decker, Techtronic Industries, Robert Bosch, Makita, Hilti, Atlas Copco, Apex Tool Group, Ingersoll Rand, Snap-on, Koki Holdings, Emerson, Panasonic, Fortive, Positec, CHERVON, FEIN, FERM, AIMCO, Uryu Seisaku, INTERSKOL, Festool, Kyocera, CS Unitec, Dynabrade, Husqvarna, STIHL, Blount International.
Key Questions Answered
WHAT IS THE PROJECTED VALUE OF THE GLOBAL CORDLESS POWER TOOLS MARKET BY 2027?
The estimated value of the global cordless power tools market is expected to reach $35.62 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.67% during the forecast period.
WHICH INDUSTRIES ARE THE MAJOR USERS OF CORDLESS POWER TOOL EQUIPMENT?
Cordless power tool equipment is extensively utilized in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, construction, shipbuilding, and others.
WHICH REGION DOMINATES THE GLOBAL CORDLESS POWER TOOLS MARKET IN TERMS OF MARKET SHARE?
North America holds the largest market share in the global cordless power tools market and is anticipated to continue its growth with a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period.
WHO ARE THE LEADING PLAYERS IN THE POWER TOOLS MARKET?
The prominent vendors in the power tools market include Stanley Black & Decker, Techtronic Industries, Robert Bosch, Makita, and Hilti.
WHAT ARE THE KEY FACTORS AND TRENDS DRIVING MARKET GROWTH?
Some of the key factors and trends that contribute to the growth of the cordless power tools market include increasing demand for industrial heat guns, the growing significance of Asian manufacturing, industry 4.0 and smart precision manufacturing, and advancements in Li-ion batteries.