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Conveyor Belt Market: Information by Material (Polyester, Nylon, Metal), Product Type (Cleated Belt, Modular Belt, Flat Belt), Application, End Use, and Region — Forecast till 2029

Market Snapshot
Study Period:
Base Year:
Fastest Growing Market:
North America
Largest Market:
North America
4.2 %
Key Players

Market Definition & Overview

Increasing consumer demand and spending are fostering exponential growth in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are increasingly relying on automation to enhance their production capacities. The need for quicker movement of materials within manufacturing facilities has paved way for the adoption of conveyor belts. Thus, the conveyor belt market is expected to mirror the manufacturing and associated sectors in terms of growth.

Global Conveyor Belt Market

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Trade wars, recession, and developed economies’ inclination toward protectionism have seen fluctuations in manufacturing activities; however, financial bailouts and the emerging middle class in developing economies are expected to offset the adverse impact, bolstering the growth of the conveyor belt market.

Annual -Growth-of-Manufacturing-Sector

Product Life Cycle

The conveyor belt market is pegged to be in between the growth and maturity phases. Industries using conveyor belts carry routine inspections and have trained their staff in maintenance, which has increased the lifespan of conveyor belts to a significant extent. A number of companies operating in the construction, F&B, and mining sectors have set up operating units in developing economies, which are expected to act as tailwinds for market growth in years to come.

Manufacturers are focusing on producing conveyor belts with lower outages due to electrical or mechanical issues. They are likely to extend maintenance and consultancy services to their clients in a bid to maintain their market share and increase client retention.

Conveyor Belt Market to Progress With Innovations

Innovation drives the conveyor belt market. The expansive applications of conveyor belts across a diverse range of industries demand innovations that cater to evolving needs and provide efficiency enhancements. Conveyor belt manufacturers are investing in new developments to capture larger shares and gain a competitive edge. Direct drive technology, active conveyor belts, and smart conveyor technology are a few such developments providing traction to the market.

Players are exploring the applications of IoT and AI for tracking the movement of goods and materials. Smart conveyor technology is one such product. It comprises a system of carts asynchronously and individually routed along the tracks and leverages advanced motion control technology for real-time programming.

Modern conveyor belts come with a monitoring system that aids the operator in identifying faults on the conveyor system whenever it is subjected to high loads. For instance, ContiTech, a subsidiary of Continental AG, has developed a monitoring system called Conti MultiProtect, which gives a detailed picture of the conveyor belts at any given time without breaking or interrupting the operations.

Burgeoning e-Commerce Sector Presents a Substantial Opportunity for Material Handling & Storage in Warehouses

Shifting Buyer Behavior: From Offline to Online

Consumer preference has been observing a shift from offline to online. Doorstep delivery, attractive discounts, aggressively marketing, and favorable government initiatives drive the growth of e-commerce. In light of the e-commerce sector’s widespread reach, consumer goods manufacturers are partnering with giants such as Amazon to cater to a larger customer base.

Growing Demand for Consumer Goods

Manufacturers have gradually moved from manufacturing one product for a region to manufacturing more consumer-centric products, which is accelerating the demand for these products. Stronger demand has created a need for larger warehouses and more efficient handling equipment such as conveyor belts. The use of taller pallets for goods storage also bolsters the demand for these belts in storage facilities.

F&B — A Key End-Use Industry for the Conveyor Belt Market

Increasing F&B Outlets & Rising Consumer Spending

Conveyor belts find use in sorting and handling operations across the F&B sector. Thus, the F&B sector’s growth is expected to influence that of the conveyor belt market. The F&B sector has been observing exponential growth in the last few years, primarily due to an emerging middle class, rising disposable income, and the increasing number of cafeterias, restaurants, and food outlets and kiosks in malls.

Increasing Bottled Water Consumption

Today’s fast-paced lifestyle has seen growth in the consumption of bottled water, particularly among millennials. As per the International Bottled Water Association, bottled water consumption grew from 12.8 million gallons in 2016 to 13.7 billion gallons in 2017, marking a considerable increase. The consumption will further increase with urban expansion depleting and polluting freshwater sources, which will provide a fillip to the conveyor belt market.

Growth of Conveyor Belt Market to Trail Growth of Construction & Steel Sectors to an Extent

In construction, conveyor belts are used in sorting, meshing, and transporting materials such as cement, bricks, steel. Infrastructure and city beautification projects are bolstering the construction sector and, in turn, positively influencing the conveyor belt market.

Conveyor belts play a crucial role in material handling across industries, primarily due to their unparalleled speed and efficiency. In the cement industry, they are used for carrying rocks and limestone blocks, provide high impact resistance. They also find use in the steel industry. Thus, the conveyor belt market is expected to trail the growth of the construction and steel markets to some extent.

Global-Crude-Steel-ProductionAsia-Pacific — A Promising Region for the Global Conveyor Belt Market

Asia Pacific Lead Conveyor Belt Market

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Growth of End-Use Sectors

Asia-Pacific’s food and beverage, mining, construction, steel, and cement industries drive the regional conveyor belt market. The region has some of the largest reserves of natural resources, such as steel, coal, limestone, gold, and diamonds. Mining and exploration activities bolster the adoption of conveyor belts.

Rising Per Capita Income

Economic growth and employment opportunities have improved per capita income, leading to an upsurge in the consumption of food, beverage, and consumer goods. The IMF estimates that Asia-Pacific grew 5% during 2018–2019, which underlines the region’s growth potential. Currently, Asia-Pacific accounts for a substantial value share in the global conveyor belt market.

Conveyor Belt Market: Key Players

  • ContiTech AG
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • The Yokohoma Rubber Co. Ltd.
  • Fenner Group Holdings Ltd.
  • Continental Belting Private Limited
  • Elastomerik Belts Private Limited
  • Sempertrans Conveyor Belt Solutions GmbH
  • Siban Peosa SA
  • Intralox, LLC
  • Bando Chemical Industries, Ltd.
  • Nitta Corporation
  • All-State Belting, LLC
  • Zhejiang Double Arrow Rubber Co. Ltd.
  • MRF Limited
  • I.G. Societa Italiana Gomma S.p.A.

Conveyor Belt Market Segmentation

By Material:

  • Metal
  • Polyester
  • Nylon
  • Other

By Product:

  • Flat Belt
  • Modular Belt
  • Cleated Belt

By Installation:

  • Portable
  • Stationary

By Application:

  • Light-Weight
  • Medium-Weight
  • Heavy-Weight

By End-User:

  • Mining
  • Food and Beverage
  • Power Generation
  • Recycling and Scrap Handling
  • Construction

By Region:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • France
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Rest of MEA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Increasing consumer demand, growing demand for consumer goods, Increasing F&B outlets & rising consumer spending are the key factors expected to drive Conveyor Belt Market during the forecast period.
Food and Beverage Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Conveyor Belt Market during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Conveyor Belt Market.
ContiTech AG, Bridgestone Corporation, The Yokohoma Rubber Co. Ltd., Fenner Group Holdings Ltd., Continental Belting Private Limited, Elastomerik Belts Private Limited, Siban Peosa SA, Intralox, LLC are the top players in Conveyor Belt Market.
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