Walkie Stackers Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Power Type (Manual Powered, Electric Powered), By Type (Walkie Straddle Stacker, Walkie Reach Stacker, Standard Walkie Stacker, Others), By End-User (Warehouse, Store Rooms, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2024 To 2029

  • Published : Jan 2024
  • Report Code : KSI061616552
  • Pages : 142

The walkie stackers market is anticipated to show steady growth during the forecast period.

Walkie stackers are flexible material handling machines with narrow chassis that run on battery power. These machines are equipped with forks or other lifting attachments to handle loads and are controlled by walking behind or alongside them. They provide an efficient and convenient way to lift and transport pallets over short distances. Such stacker machines are used in warehouses, factories, and other workplaces. The growing e-commerce sector and favourable investment in warehouse establishment are major driving forces propelling the walkie-stacker market growth.

Market Developments

  • Favorable investment in warehouse establishments drives the walkie stackers market growth.

Walkie stackers are used to move and stack pallets efficiently, making them critical for the smooth operation of warehouses. They are designed to be operated by a pedestrian, eliminating the need for a forklift or other heavy machinery. The increased demand for storage and distribution spaces has propelled the need for warehouses, thereby resulting in new establishments. For instance, in June 2023, Pladis launched a new warehouse in Carlisle, UK, with an investment of £12 million to expand the facility’s capacity. Additionally, in October 2023, ZKTeco UK, the global security equipment manufacturing giant announced the opening of its first warehouse facility in the United Kingdom. Moreover, in October 2023, GLP, a leading global business builder, announced that they are constructing a new warehouse in Niepo?omice, Poland, totaling 56,000 SQM, which will be completed in Q2 2024.

  • Technological advancement in walkie stackers propelled the walkie stacker market growth.

The innovations in walkie-stackers have revolutionized the operational efficiency and safety aspects in warehouses and distribution facilities, which include improved battery life, smart telemetry systems, advanced sensors, and integration with warehouse management systems. It enables seamless lifting, stacking, and transporting of goods within warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities. These advancements increased the adoption of walkie stackers in numerous sectors, which positively accelerated the walkie stacker market growth. For instance, in February 2023, EKKO Material Handling announced the launch of the EKKO EB16EA Walkie Straddle Stacker, which features a center AC drive wheel and motor, EPS (electric power steering), and a 4V/210Ah commercial battery.

The growing e-commerce sector bolsters the walkie stacker market growth.

The rapid growth of the e-commerce sector fuelled the demand for efficient and fast material handling solutions, and walkie stackers play an important role in helping to streamline the movement of goods within warehouses and distribution centers. Furthermore, growing e-commerce also increased the demand for new warehouses and distribution centers to fulfill online orders, which contributed to the walkie stacker market growth.

North America is projected to grow significantly

North America is anticipated to account for a significant share of the walkie-stacker market due to the increasing number of warehouses in the major regional economies namely the US and Canada. For instance, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the number of warehouses reached 22,297 in the 2nd quarter of 2023. Additionally, in July 2023, the Kraft Heinz Company announced a more than $400 million investment in the construction of one of the largest automated CPG distribution centers in North America located in DeKalb, USA. Moreover, in October 2023, Hangcha Canada announced the official opening of a new warehouse in Mississauga, Canada in a 30,000 sqft. (2,787 sqm) space which is capable of maintaining an inventory of 550 units.

Market Restraints

  • Limited lifting height will restrain the walkie stacker market growth

Walkie stackers are mainly intended for low to medium-height lifting applications. They do not have as much vertical reach as other types of forklifts, and this limitation limits their adoption in environments where higher stacking is required, which may hinder the walkie stacker market growth.

Market Developments

  • July 2023- Big Joe Forklifts officially launched the new CB30 and CB35 Walkie Counterbalance Stackers as a reliable and secure alternative to traditional rider forklifts, which are available in capacities of 3,000 lb (CB30) and 3,500 lb (CB35). These new walkie stackers are suitable for smaller facilities as a one-truck solution or as an additional equipment in larger facilities.
  • April 2023- Toyota Material Handling (TMH), the industry leader in material handling innovation, announced the launch of a new electric walkie-stacker under the brand Tora-Max. The Tora-Max Walkie Stacker provides maximum versatility, accessibility, and load stability and is an excellent option for customers in the warehousing, manufacturing, beverage, retail, and distribution sectors.

Company Products

  • IBH - IBH is a manual straddle stacker offered by Big Joe Forklifts. The IBH's simple design and functionality make it an excellent choice for work positioning, transportation, and storage duties. It features with 1,000 to 2,500lb load capacity that can vary by vehicle configuration and 12voltage electrical power with a built-in battery pack and charger.
  • ES12-12MM Walkie Stacker- EP Equipment's ES12-12MM walkie stacker is the ideal truck for optimizing daily operations. This warehouse lifter, with a side-operating design, provides excellent visibility, and this mono mast stacker is equipped with an industry-standard Curtis controller and can be serviced by any forklift service company worldwide. It consists of a lifting height of up to 1955mm and a load capacity of 1200 kg.
  • M 3200 Walkie Straddle Stacker- Crown Equipment Corporation's M 3200 Walkie Straddle Stacker can be utilized as a portable workstation, stacking loads 2 to 3 high in racks and moving loads in tight aisles or work areas. It features a load capacity of 2000lb and a maximum lift height of 144 inches.
  • EWS-15 M2- The EWS-15M2 Electric Walkie Stackers from Jay Equipments are very compact and easy-to-move stackers. It includes an inbuilt battery charger for easy charging at any time and a maximum travel speed of 5 km/h in walkie mode. It features a load capacity of 1500 kg and a maximum lift height of up to 3500 mm.


  • By Power Type
    • Manual Powered
    • Electric Powered
  • By Type
    • Walkie Straddle Stacker
    • Walkie Reach Stacker
    • Standard Walkie Stacker
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Warehouse
    • Store Rooms
    • 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. Manual Powered

5.3. Electric Powered


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Walkie Straddle Stacker

6.3. Walkie Reach Stacker

6.4. Standard Walkie Stacker

6.5. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Warehouse 

7.3. Store Rooms

7.4. 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. Toyota Material Handling (Toyota Industries)

10.2. Big Joe

10.3. EP Equipment

10.4. Nilkamal Limited

10.5. Crown Equipment Corporation

10.6. Hyster-Yale Material Handling

10.7. Jay Equipment & Systems Pvt. Ltd. 

10.8. Mitsubishi Logisnext 

10.9. Jungheinrich AG

Toyota Material Handling (Toyota Industries)

Big Joe

EP Equipment

Nilkamal Limited

Crown Equipment Corporation

Hyster-Yale Material Handling

Jay Equipment & Systems Pvt. Ltd. 

Mitsubishi Logisnext 

Jungheinrich AG