Global Escalator Market Research Report - Forecast to 2027

Escalator Market Information by Types (parallel, multi parallel, spiral type, crisscross and others) and by application (residential and commercial) - Forecast to 2027

ID: MRFR/CO/1075-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 112 pages

Escalator Market Overview


According to the recent research report, the worldwide escalator market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.73 percent through 2027.


Escalators are commonly utilized for fast and comfortable transportation in commercial facilities such as shopping malls, department shops, theatres, and hotels. Because of their great durability and capacity to manage large passenger intake, these escalators are recommended for commercial applications. Moving walkways are meant to move large groups of people over long distances, including shopping carts. Over the last few years, the escalator market has seen significant changes. The most frequent form of escalator used for commercial reasons is the parallel escalator. Other types of escalators, however, are constructed for huge structures such as retail malls and hotels. Furthermore, bicycle escalators are commonly utilized in business locations. For example, in December 2014, Norway installed the world's first bike escalators for its citizens in order to enhance mobility over short distances and limit population growth.


The worldwide escalator market has grown significantly over the last decade, and according to the MRFR study, the global escalator market will maintain its growth rate status over the projected period. The rapid evolution of technology in the construction industry has become one of the primary causes for the worldwide market's overall growth. The worldwide escalator market growth is primarily driven by reasons such as expanding construction, increasing urbanization, technological progress, massive investment, rising need for security, and others. According to research, Asia-Pacific is a leading market in terms of value and volume due to the presence of significant regions such as China. Furthermore, rising disposable income and an aging urban population have propelled markets in China and India. In comparison to elevators, escalators are more prone to safety concerns. In addition, badly maintained escalators exacerbate these problems. Several incidents and accidents have occurred in recent years. This has caused individuals to be fearful, which has slowed market expansion.


This report contains all the information on the global escalator market value and its strengths. The report also contains the culmination of dynamics, segmentation, key players, regional analysis, and other important factors. And a detailed analysis of the global escalator market outlook forecast to 2022 is also included in the report.


Covid 19 Analysis


COVID-19 has had a disastrous effect on the building industry. On the development front, new building construction has been suspended since global lockdowns were enforced. Laborers have gone back to their hometowns. Due to economic uncertainties and the escalating financial crisis, consumers are likewise hesitant to invest in infrastructure properties. This has an immediate impact on the growth of new installations in 2020 and will continue to do so through the middle of 2021 across numerous nations. However, the use of smart elevators for repair and maintenance is expected to continue.


Competitive landscape


To improve their market offers, smart elevator players have used a variety of organic and inorganic expansion methods, including product launches, product development, partnerships, acquisitions, and agreements.


Major Key Players



  •         Kone Corporation

  •         Thyssenkrupp AG

  •         Dover

  •         Fujitec

  •         Hyundai

  •         Mitsubishi

  •         Sigma

  •         Schindler

  •         Otis

  •         Omega

  •         others.


Market Dynamic



  •         Drivers


The rising migration of a significant population base from rural regions to cities has increased the demand for infrastructure development, such as the construction of high-rise structures, to meet the demand for housing. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the urban population will account for 60% of the global population by the end of 2030, rising to 68 percent by the end of 2050. This will lead to increased urbanization in the future years. The degree of urbanization is growing, particularly in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, as a huge number of people in these countries migrate to cities, raising the demand for eco-efficient and sustainable communities. For example, in Asia, cities house more than half of the population, and this trend is expected to continue in the future years as the working population shifts away from agriculture and toward service-based industries.



  •         Opportunities


The goal of green engineering is to provide maximum performance by collecting extra energy, which is frequently lost in the form of heat. The collected energy is sent back into the building's electric grid for utilization. Building projects utilize roughly 40% of total world energy, with elevators requiring between 2% and 10%. This figure may be reduced to 1–5% by upgrading the building using smart technologies. The green engineering approach allows players to provide energy-efficient solutions to decrease operating costs through automation and modernization of existing elevators.



  •         Restraints


The high cost of installing elevator control systems is expected to stymie the expansion of the smart elevator business. Customers are unwilling to pay such a high price for high-end access control solutions. Furthermore, the cost of installing and integrating access control systems is expensive owing to the need for qualified technical consultants.



  •         Challenges


The development of the building sector is inextricably connected to economic indices. Any slowdown, recession, or unexpected outbreak of a pandemic can have a significant influence on the growth of the construction sector and, as a result, on the need for elevators. The global economic downturn has had a negative impact on market growth in 2020 since it has reduced many nations' investment potential in crucial areas such as infrastructure and construction. However, the market is expected to expand by the middle of 2021 and will continue to develop gradually over the next five years. Furthermore, this anticipated increase is vulnerable to a variety of macroeconomic variables that may limit investments in certain technologies, such as smart elevators. As a result, the global economic recession is likely to be the most difficult challenge for participants in the smart escalator industry.


Cumulative Growth Analysis


Elevator control systems, security control systems, access control systems, sensors, and microcontrollers are examples of control systems. Elevator control systems include destination systems that are used to reduce elevator traffic flow. Security control systems are being pushed by rising security concerns about property and data. Elevator access control systems aid in the management and monitoring of traffic, the management of automobile calls, and the conservation of electricity, energy, and time. Elevators use a variety of sensors, including photoelectric sensors, current sensors, and position sensors.


APAC is expected to stay dominating during the projection period as rising nations such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and Bangladesh improve their living conditions, leading to increased urbanization and the construction of smart buildings. Furthermore, the presence of the world's most populous nations, such as India and China, makes APAC a relevant area for smart elevators, since increasing urbanization and infrastructure development in this region would open up new business opportunities for firms.


Value Chain Analysis


According to the reports, the worldwide escalator market has been divided into three sections: application, type, and geography. This market is divided into residential and commercial sectors depending on the application. Residential escalators are built in residential locations, whilst commercial escalators are put in commercial areas. The market has been classified into parallel, spiral, multi-parallel, crisscross, and other types.


Segmentation Overview


The market is segmented on the basis of application, type, and geography. The global Escalator market trends are expected to witness decent growth during the forecast period.


By Application


Based on the application, the market is segmented into residential and commercial sectors.


 By end-users


Based on the propulsion types, the market is segmented into parallel, spiral, multi-parallel, crisscross, and others.


Regional Analysis


According to ot the reports, on the basis of region, the worldwide escalator market is divided into four regions: North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the rest of the world (RoW). Because of the existence of significant country-specific markets such as China, the Asia Pacific area is one of the leading regional markets in terms of both value and volume. Aside from that, consistent technological advancement, fast urbanization, and increasing industrialization are driving market expansion in this area. Other major country-specific markets in this area include India and Japan, followed by the remaining Asia Pacific countries. Because of technical development, the presence of established industries, and the presence of significant market participants in these areas, North America and Europe are two important regional markets. The important country-specific escalator market share in North America is the United States and Canada. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom are examples of such marketplaces in Europe, followed by the remaining European nations.


Report Overview


The following report comprises of –



  •         Market overview 

  •         Covid 19 Analysis

  •         Market Dynamic

  •         Drivers

  •         Opportunities

  •         Restraints 

  •         Challenges

  •         Cumulative Growth Analysis

  •         Value Chain Analysis

  •         Segmentation Overview 

  •         By Application 

  •         By End-Users

  •         Regional Analysis

  •         Competitive landscape


Recent Developments



  •         To enhance its elevator and escalator business, Hitachi bought a 9.99 percent stake in Yungtay Engineering (Taiwan) in October 2020. Hitachi now has a 51 percent stake in Yungtgay.

  •         Otis plans to grow in the northeast of the United States by acquiring Bay State Elevator in August 2020. The company's service portfolio and operations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and upstate New York are included in the transaction.

  •         Thyssenkrupp agreed to sell its Elevator Technology business division to Advent, Cinven, and RAG Foundation in March 2020 in order to enhance its cash flow and reduce structural expenses.


Smart Elevator Market, by Component



  • Control System

  • Maintenance System

  • Communication System


Smart Elevator Market, by Application



  • Residential

  • Commercial

  • Institutional

  • Industrial


Smart Elevator Market, by Service



  • New Installation

  • Maintenance

  • Renovation


Smart Elevator Market, by Region



  •         North America

  • US

  • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Netherlands

    • The U.K.

    • Rest of Europe



  • APAC

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • RoW

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa





Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2027: Significant Value
  CAGR   Substantial CAGR (2020-2027)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Ingredients and Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   includeKone Corporation, Thyssenkrupp AG, Dover, Fujitec, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Sigma, Schindler, Otis, Omega
  Key Market Opportunities

  • Growing construction sector
  • Increased aesthetic and engineering advantages
  •   Key Market Drivers   To show rapid economic and infrastructural growth.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    Major escalator market drivers are rapid urbanization, high demand for security, growing construction business, huge investment, technological advancement, and several others.

    The types in discussion for escalator market are parallel, multi parallel, spiral type, crisscross and others.

    The segments of escalator market are residential and commercial.

    The players of the escalator market are Thyssenkrupp AG, Kone Corporation, Fujitec, Dover, Mitsubishi, Sigma, Schindler, Otis, Hyundai, Omega, and others.

    The restraints for the escalator market would be high maintenance cost and installation cost.