2017 is a year of increasingly stable domestic economy, the volume of international trade is gradually improving, the domestic economy is showing a good development trend, and the industrial vehicle industry such as forklifts is also experiencing sustained and explosive growth. We can see from the statistics of CITA. As of November 30, 2017, the domestic five-class forklifts increased by 35.25% over the same period of 2016, reaching an astonishing 336,995 units. In 2016, the cumulative sales of domestic five-class forklifts were: 254,725 units.
As of December 2017, there are 8 Chinese forklift manufacturers with annual sales exceeding 10,000 units. At present, the enterprises headed by Heli and HuaYa still firmly occupy the first echelon. In the second echelon, Longgong, Liugong, Jixinxiang, Tailifu, Jianghuai Heavy Industry, etc. have exceeded 10,000 units this year. . Mecos, due to business adjustments and acquisitions, sales volume has not reached 10,000 units. The total share of the eight brands of forklifts accounted for about 56%, and HuaYa and Heli accounted for about 40% of the market share, occupying a dominant position in the market, and domestic brands of forklifts showed an upward trend. However, some of the dominant forklift brands in the market, such as HuaYa and Heli, need to be soberly aware that the forklift brands dominated by such markets as HuaYa and Heli are mainly based on the sales of internal combustion forklifts, and the future is dominated by environmental protection. Electric forklift.
The domestic five-class forklift type, the class III car-electric pedestrian storage vehicle has experienced the strongest growth, reaching an astonishing 126,977 units, with a growth rate of 52.1% (compared to 83,480 units in 2016), II+III class vehicles. – The storage vehicles increased by 49.25% compared with 91,133 units in the same period of last year, reaching 136,019 units, going straight to the 500,000 mark. In 2017, it must be said that it is the most gratifying year for domestic forklifts.
With the popularization and promotion of energy-saving and environmentally-friendly new energy forklifts, the demand for new energy forklifts has been further promoted. Nowadays, the development of logistics and distribution has become more and more demanding for environmental protection at home and abroad. Warehouse forklifts are the biggest growth model this year, and the demand for electric storage forklifts is further improved.
Domestic forklifts also need to avoid repetitive manufacturing, low-cost competition, seize the trend of the industry, enhance their competitiveness, transform into smart, lightweight new energy, innovation and development, and soon make China go abroad and occupy a place in the world forklift industry.