Global MEWP rental fleet hits 1.17-million units

The size of the global mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) rental fleet has grown by 4%, year on year, to reach 1.17-million units

The global MEWP rental fleet hit 1.17-million units in 2015, 4% year-on-year growth compared to 2014.
The global MEWP rental fleet hit 1.17-million units in 2015, 4% year-on-year growth compared to 2014.

The size of the global rental fleet of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) has reached 1.17-million units, according to data from the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF).

The latest figure represents worldwide growth of 4% compared to data from the previous year.

The MEWP rental market in the United States recorded growth of 5% in 2015, reaching approximately $8.3bn, according to the IPAF US Powered Access Rental Market Report 2016. The US rental fleet grew by 3% to reach 530,000 units.

In Europe, the MEWP rental market grew by 3% in 2015 to reach an estimated $3bn (EUR2.7bn). Fleet expansion continued at a moderate pace to reach 313,000 units, according to the IPAF European Powered Access Rental Market Report 2016. Researchers surveyed 10 European countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

China’s MEWP rental fleet, meanwhile, grew by 35% in 2015 to reach 12,000 units.

For further information about IPAF’s rental market reports, visit www.ipaf.org/reports.

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