Freight Elevators Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Type (Traction, Hydraulic, Others), By Freight Type (Light Duty General Freight, Medium Duty Freight, Heavy Duty Freight, Extra-Heavy Duty Freight), By Application (Warehouses & Factories, Distribution Centers, Retail Stores & Shopping Centers, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616515
  • Pages : 145

The freight elevator market is projected to show steady growth during the forecast period.

Freight elevators, also known as goods elevators or cargo lifts, are specifically designed to transport large loads or bulky items within buildings or industrial settings. Freight elevators have a greater weight capacity and larger dimensions to accommodate the movement of goods, equipment, or vehicles. These elevators are typically built with tough materials, strong doors, and efficient lifting mechanisms to ensure the safe and reliable transportation of heavy loads. Such elevators are widely used in warehouses, factories, hospitals, hotels, commercial buildings, and other areas where vertical movement of goods is essential. The growth of e-commerce and favorable investments in warehouse construction propelled the freight elevator market growth.

Market Drivers

  • Favorable investments in warehouse construction propelled the freight elevator market growth.

Freight elevators are designed to carry heavy loads, typically ranging from 2,000 to 20,000 pounds, making them ideal for transporting bulky and large items in warehouses. They significantly improve warehouse operations by rapidly moving goods between levels of the facility. In comparison to manual handling or conventional lifts, freight elevators can save time by streamlining the transportation process. Investments in warehouse construction fuelled the freight elevator market growth. For instance, in December 2023, Panattoni launched its project in India with the first phase of Panattoni Grade A warehouse park NH71 in Delhi NCR. Panattoni invested INR 110 crores (€12 million) in the initial stage of the project, which covers a total of 360,000 sq. ft, as part of a planned €100 million expenditure on projects in India in the next year.

  • New distribution center establishments drive the freight elevator market growth.

Distribution centers frequently consist of multiple floors or levels, and a freight elevator helps to move heavy and bulky items between them as it saves time and effort over using stairs or smaller elevators. Therefore, distribution center operators can improve their logistics operations by implementing a freight elevator system through which goods can be moved quickly between levels, reducing supply chain disruptions and delays. The establishment of new distribution centers is a major driving force behind the freight elevator market growth. For instance, in June 2023, VF Corporation announced the establishment of its new distribution center in Ontario, California. It is the largest and most efficient distribution center worldwide, with 1.2 million square feet of space.

  • The booming e-commerce sector contributed to the freight elevator market growth.

The growth of online shopping and e-commerce platforms resulted in an increased need for efficient logistics and distribution networks in which freight elevators play a critical role in helping to streamline the movement of goods within warehouses and distribution centers. Therefore, growing e-commerce also increased the demand for new warehouses and distribution centers which contributed to the freight elevator market growth.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow significantly.

Asia Pacific is projected to account for a considerable share of the freight elevator market due to the increasing investments in warehouse facilities and the establishment of new distribution centers. For instance, in July 2023, Investcorp announced an additional investment of INR 500 crore (approximately $60.8 million) in NDR Warehousing ("NDR"), one of India's largest warehouse developments. Additionally, in October 2023, GEODIS and Sephora announced the opening of a distribution center in Shanghai's Minhang district. It consists of a 20,000 square meter facility which includes state-of-the-art storage technology and systems.

Market Restraints

  • Safety concerns will restrain the growth of the freight elevator market.

Freight elevators are subject to stringent safety regulations due to the transportation of heavy loads and the potential risks involved. Compliance with these regulations can be complicated and expensive for customers, necessitating extensive testing, certification, and ongoing maintenance. This may limit the adoption of freight elevators which may hinder the market growth.

Market Development

  • April 2022- Alimak announced the launch of a new Industrial elevator range based on the company's tried and trusted rack and pinion technology. The all-new ALIMAK SL-H is a passenger and freight elevator designed for harsh operating environments such as cement plants, power plants, ports, shipyards, steelworks, mines, manufacturing, storage, and logistics centers. It offers payload capacities from 1,000kg to 3,000kg.
  • June 2022- Schindler Elevator Corporation, Canada's leading elevator and escalator company, acquired Ascension Elevating Devices Ltd. (AED), which is based near Saint John, New Brunswick. The acquisition enables Schindler to broaden its presence in Atlantic Canada and lay the groundwork for future growth in the region.

Company Products

  • KONE Transys- KONE Transys is a heavy-duty elevator for buildings with demanding requirements for service and goods. It is ideal for a wide range of challenging vertical freight transportation tasks in a variety of buildings, including supermarkets, shopping malls, airports, warehouses, hospitals, hotels, industrial plants, and offices. It features with maximum load capacity of up to 5000kg and maximum travel of up to 12 floors and 40 m travel as well as its solid set of standard features specifically designed for goods transportation requirements.
  • Twin Jack Holeless, Stage 1 & 2- MEI-Total Elevator Solutions offered Twin Jack Holeless, Stage 1 & 2 which is a freight elevator and its design incorporates two hydraulic jacks for maximum structural stability. The jacks, which are mounted on each side of the car, are either single-stage or telescopic. It offers the advantage of Fits front and rear openings in any configuration and is available for both low and high-capacity cars.
  • GPL Goods-Passenger Lifts- GMV India Pvt. Ltd provides GPL goods passenger lift that lifts with loads ranging from 900 to 12.500 kg and higher transport goods and passengers. It takes advantage of the unique global direct drive technique GMV 1:1 Technology, which keeps the cabin floor stable when loaded with a few-ton forklift. Furthermore, the lift shafts have extremely small dimensions relative to the cabin size.


  • By Type
    • Traction
    • Hydraulic
    • Others
  • By Freight Type
    • Light Duty General Freight
    • Medium Duty Freight
    • Heavy Duty Freight
    • Extra-Heavy Duty Freight
  • By Application
    • Warehouses & Factories
    • Distribution Centers
    • Retail Stores & Shopping Centers
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.6. Forward Proxy

4.7. Air-Based


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Traction 

5.3. Hydraulic

5.4. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Light Duty General Freight

6.3. Medium Duty Freight

6.4. Heavy Duty Freight

6.5. Extra-Heavy Duty Freight


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Warehouses & Factories

7.3. Distribution Centers

7.4. Retail Stores & Shopping Centers

7.5. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1.  Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. MEI-Total Elevator Solutions

10.2. Kone Corporation

10.3. TK Elevator

10.4. GMV India

10.5. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

10.6. OTIS

10.7. Schindler Group

MEI-Total Elevator Solutions

Kone Corporation

TK Elevator

GMV India

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


Schindler Group