Scissor Lift Market Analysis by Engine (Electric, and Engine-Powered); by Lift Height (Less Than 10 M, 10 to 20 M, and More Than 20 M); by Product Type (Hydraulic, Mechanical, and Pneumatic); by Movement Type (Mobile, and Fixed), and by Industry (Warehouse, Manufacturing, Construction, and Others) – Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023-2035

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Global Scissor Lift Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

The global scissor lift market size is estimated to reach ~USD 6 Billion by the end of 2035 by growing at a CAGR of ~8% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In addition to this, in the year 2022, the market size of scissor lift was ~USD 3 Billion. The growth of the market can be attributed to the increasing number of digital buyers and the rise in the number of e-commerce platforms. With the expansion of e-commerce, the number of logistics companies, courier services, and online transportation marketplaces has expanded, which in turn is also expected to drive the demand for scissor lifts within the warehouses. The number of online shoppers is expected to reach around 3 billion in 2025. In addition to this, the number of Americans who shop online is projected to grow. This number is anticipated to reach 230.6 million by 2026.

In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the market growth of scissor lift include the rising use of a scissor lift in the construction sector.  The need for hydraulic systems is increased by bridges and massive buildings. For lifting and transporting huge objects, large trucks and cranes used in construction, mines, ships, airplanes, automobiles, etc. are commonly used. On the other, rising automation in industrial machines is also expected to augment the market growth. Several sorts of availability are used to regulate or monitor a lift. The lift inside connects to the specialized equipment using a Wi-Fi or LAN interface and communicates with the lift regulator over a GPIO (general-purpose input/output) pin or UART (universal asynchronous receiver-transmitter).

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Global Scissor Lift Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 3 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 6 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)


Global Scissor Lift Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Growing Constructional Activities– A scissor lift is a type of construction lift with equipment and a platform that can raise people and large objects to elevated locations. According to the statistics U.S. Census Bureau, a seasonally adjusted annual rate of USD 1,825.7 billion is predicted for construction spending in January 2023. The booming construction industry is expected to increase the demand for scissor lifts.
  • New Innovation in Scissor Lift – The introduction of variable tilt technology in scissor lifts has enabled them to work on a slope greater than 1.5 degrees. Variable lift gives more freedom to the operator at the site of operation as scissor lifts with variable tilt technology can be raised on slide slopes as steep as 3.00 degrees.
  • Increasing Use of Automated Machinery –The growing popularity and adoption of industrial automated with the integration of robotic technology is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market. In companies all around the world, there are now 2.7 million industrial robots at work, which is 12% from the previous year, according to the new World Robotics 2020 Industrial Robots research published by the International Federation of Robotics. As of 2019, around 373,000 units were shipped, worldwide.
  • Rise in the Retail and Manufacturing Facilities – In factories across all industries, scissor lifts are utilized for a variety of tasks, such as variable height workbenches, machine infeed, and outfeeds, and for both internal and external level fluctuations. There are reportedly 10 million factories worldwide as of 2019.
  • Rising Transportation & Logistics Services – The burden on the transportation and logistics sector will inevitably increase as e-commerce grows. Scissors lift eases the worker’s labor of lifting heavy packages, as it is used for deploying packages starting from factories to ports or dockyards. As of 2023, there are 2.64 billion digital consumers worldwide. This represents approximately 33% of the world's population. To put it another way, one in three people are opting for online shop.


  • Need for Frequent Maintenance – Scissor lifts require frequent maintenance and almost daily inspection. It is important for the smooth running of the machine and to ensure the safety of the workers. The company can reduce the risk of hazards by giving operation training to the workers and inspecting the machinery before every use. The addition cost of training workers and daily maintenance is likely to hamper the market growth.
  • High Investment Cost of Scissor Lift
  • Stringent Regulation for Developing the New Products

Global Scissor Lift Market Segmentation

The global scissor lift market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by industry into warehouse, manufacturing, construction, and others. Out of the four industry using scissor lift, the construction segment is estimated to gain the largest market share of about ~38% in the year 2035. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the increasing construction of high-rise buildings. A scissor lift enables personnel to complete precise operations at high elevations, from close inspections to cable wiring, by providing a safe, solid containment and a rising platform. Mumbai is India's largest concentration of high-rises, with almost 200 skyscrapers and around 12,000 built high-rise structures. Aside from having the highest rises overall, it is also renowned to have the highest rises currently under development. Moreover, the Mitsubishi Estate-led project to add nearly 50 more luxury apartments to Japan's tallest building would feature flats that rent for around USD 43,000 a month.

The global scissor lift market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by product type into hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic. Amongst these three segments, the hydraulic segment is expected to garner a significant share in the year 2035. A hydraulic scissor lift is a convenient solution if anyone needs to lift something heavy, as it is reasonably simple to use and doesn't require much training from users. It can be easily used in factories, construction sites, and warehouses, without any additional expenditure on the training of the workers. The simple usage and lower cost of deployment of the hydraulic scissor lift is expected to boost the market growth. The floor of the hydraulic model strengthens the system, therefore it shouldn't need any kind of safety precautions. Moreover, hydraulic scissor lifts are cheaper than other machines therefore, it becomes the best choice at the time of financial constraints.

Our in-depth analysis of the global scissor lift market includes the following segments:

    By Engine

  • Electric
  • Engine-Powered

    By Lift Height

  • Less Than 10 M
  • 10 to 20 M
  • More Than 20 M

    By Product Type

  • Hydraulic
  • Mechanical
  • Pneumatic

    By Movement Type

  • Mobile
  • Fixed

     By Industry

  • Warehouse
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Others

Global Scissor Lift Market Regional Synopsis


The market share of scissor lift in North America, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to be the largest with a share of about ~37% by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the increasing trend of online shopping which is likely to push the logistic sector for home deliveries. Currently, 70% of Americans shop online. In the United States, there were 268 million digital buyers in total in 2022, and by 2025, that figure is expected to rise to 285 million. Moreover, the growing construction industry in the United States is also ascribed to the market growth in North America. In February 2023, the number of building permits in the US increased by approximately 14% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of around 2 million. Moreover, single-family authorizations rose by around 8% to nearly 777,000 in February from an almost three-year low of around 722,000 in January.

The Asia Pacific scissor lift market is estimated to be the second largest, registering a share of about 31% by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rise in the manufacturing facilities in the region.  There were around 240,000 manufacturing factories in India, which further increased and reached around 250,000 in 2020. On the other hand, the growing population of online shoppers is also expected to boost market growth.    In China, there were just 200 million online shoppers there in 2011. Given that China is the world's most populous nation and the location of some of the major e-commerce businesses, the enormous number of digital shoppers there is not surprising. In 2021, China had over 840 million internet shoppers, a rise of approximately 8% per year.

Further, the market in the Europe, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold a ~19% of the share by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rising demand for automation in the factories of Europe. The rapid use of automation and robotics, as well as the rise of AI and IoT, are fundamentally altering the workplace. According to the statistics of the European Commission, until 2025, industrial robot investment is expected to increase by 10% annually in the top 25 exporting countries, which is around 2-3% higher in comparison to current growth. Moreover, the rising demand for housing and higher construction activities is also expected to boost the market growth.


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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Scissor Lift Market

    • Terex Corporation
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Holland Lift International
    • Sinoboom Intelligent Equipment Co, Ltd. 
    • JLG Industries, Inc.
    • Manitou Group
    • Skyjack Inc.
    • Snorkel 


In The News

  • Snorkel Inc., announces the launch of 3 compact electric-driven slab scissor lifts. The lifts were introduced at the ConExpo 2023 show in Las Vegas. The S3013 Mini, S3219 Plus, and S3220 Mini are a few of the new variants. These three new electric-drive scissor lifts from Snorkel are versatile enough to help with both indoor and outdoor projects and can be used in confined places with a smaller platform.

  •  Dinolift OY announced the collaboration with CPL by appointing it as its new distributor in the region of the United Kingdom. In the UK, CPL will be in charge of sales and customer support for DINO spiders, DINO lightweight 44, and DINO trailer-mounted MEWPs.


Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the global scissor lift market?

Ans: Increasing adoption of automated machinery, rising use of scissor life in various sectors, such as construction, transportation & logistics, and others are the major factors driving the market growth

2) What would be the CAGR of global scissor lift market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market size of scissor lift is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~8% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

3) What are the challenges affecting the global scissor lift market growth?

Ans: High cost of deploying the machinery, strict regulation for developing the lifts, and it demands frequent maintenance are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of global scissor lift market in future?

Ans: The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

5) Who are the major players dominating the global scissor lift market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Aichi Corporation, Dinolift Oy, Haulotte Group, Holland Lift International, Sinoboom Intelligent Equipment Co, Ltd., JLG Industries, Inc., Manitou Group, Skyjack, Snorkel, and Terex Corporation

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the scissor lift market?

Ans: The market is segmented by engine, lift height, product type, movement type, industry, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in the industry segment in the scissor lift market?

Ans: The construction segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.

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