Fire Trucks Market Report

Fire Trucks Market Analysis By Application (Residential & Commercial, Enterprises & Airports, Military), By Region (North America, China, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia Pacific, Rest of World), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2024

  • Published Date: Nov, 2016
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-299-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 80

Industry Insights

The global fire trucks market size was valued at USD 4.30 billion in 2015. Growing demand for fire safety among developed countries and the need for advance firefighting apparatus is expected to augment the market growth. The global fire trucks industry production volume was over 16,000 units in 2011.

China Fire Trucks market, by application, 2011 - 2024 (Units)

China Fire Trucks market

The primary function of a fire truck includes transportation of firefighters to an incident scene to extinguish the fire with water or some chemical composition known as foam. In addition, government departments employ them for medical emergency services and rescue operations. Product innovation and technological advancements in the field of fire apparatus and related equipment have lowered the fatality rate in fire-related incidents.

Growing standards with respect to safety across the globe is expected to aid the demand over the forecast period. The departments need to keep upgrading their equipment and apparatus owing to the constant technological advancement in the sector. As a result, constant amendments are made to the guidelines and regulations enforced by the associations including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the U.S. and others.

Infrastructural development in the emerging countries has led the regulatory bodies to enforce stringent codes and standards to decrease infrastructural damage and loss which is expected to aid industry growth. However, high preliminary costs and capital requirements for manufacturing of trucks are expected to restrain growth. In addition, the dominance of current industry contributors including Rosenbauer International AG, Oshkosh Corporation, and Weihai Guangtai are expected to restrict the entry of new market players.

The industry consists of raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distribution channels, and end user applications. The value chain is broken-down into upstream and downstream. The upstream value chain is an integration of raw materials for manufacturing fire trucks. These raw materials comprise chassis, trucks, ladders, components and other equipment. In addition, upstream value chain denotes the integration of raw materials from the manufacturers and suppliers to the fire truck manufacturing facility.

The downstream value chain refers to the distribution of the finished product to different end-use industries. With respect to the industry, the raw materials are assembled to manufacture a truck and these trucks are then exported to different countries.

Application Insights

The residential & commercial application accounted for the largest market share and is expected to grow over the forecast on account of growing global population, which led to the demand for construction of residential and commercial buildings. Growing demand for advanced fire apparatus in developed countries including the UK, France, the U.S. and other developed economies is expected to be a contributing factor for growth in North America and Europe regions.

Global Fire Trucks market, by application, 2015 (%)

Global Fire Trucks market

Growing application of Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) vehicles for airport safety and rescue operations is expected to drive the demand for fire apparatus and safety equipment in enterprises and airports. Enterprises & airports segment accounted for over 20% of the total share in terms of volume. However, the application segment is expected to gain share over the projected period owing to the growing number of airports and air passenger traffic.

Regional Insights

The global industry is dominated by the Asia Pacific region, as of 2015, and is expected to continue its dominance throughout the forecast period, till 2021. The presence of key low-cost manufacturers of China and the rising demand from residential & commercial application segments in emerging economies such as China, South Korea, and India are among the key factors driving this trend, globally. Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) market is driven primarily by the increasing application scope in industrial sectors.

China is one of the largest markets, both in terms of production as well as consumption. The high production capacity and supply are driven by the considerably low costs of production. The low material costs and labor costs are two considerations driving manufacturers towards higher production and supply of fire trucks. In addition, the country is an industrial hub for several manufacturers from across the globe. This has led to the increased consumption of such trucks in applications such as commercial, enterprises, and airports.

The consumption of fire trucks in North America was over 5,500 units in 2015. The North American production value witnessed a significant increase during the period from 2011 to 2015, primarily driven by the increased demand from the residential & commercial application segment. This growth in demand was a result of the growing requirement of advanced safety infrastructure in residential buildings, commercial complexes and is expected to continue growing. As a result, the demand for fire trucks in the region is anticipated to grow significantly over the forecast period.

Competitive Insights

This industry is a very competitive due to the presence of large number of established manufacturers and suppliers. Major players such as Rosenbauer International AG, Oshkosh Corporation, Magirus GmbH and Weihai Guangtai have adopted product innovations and numerous strategic alliances for strengthening their global positions, which are being followed by emerging industry players.

Other industry participants include Danko Emergency Equipment, Co., E One Inc., Spartan Motors, Xuzhou Handler Special Vehicle Co. Ltd., ZoomLion, Bronto Skylift Oy, Morita Group, Boise Mobil Equipment, Inc., Alexis Fire Equipment Co., W. S. Darley & Co., KME, Albert Ziegler GmbH and Gimaex International.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historic data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, Japan, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa

Report coverage             

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the fire trucks market on the basis of drug class, and region:

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 - 2024)
    • Residential & Commercial

    • Enterprises & Airports

    • Military

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2011 - 2024)
    • China

    • North America

    • Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

    • Asia Pacific

    • Rest of the World

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