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The construction equipment rental market - France

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1.1 Definition and scope of study

Construction equipment rental refers to the rental, with or without operator, of construction equipment. It is therefore primarily aimed at players in the public works and building (BTP) and extraction sectors .

In the broadest sense, construction equipment for hire covers all the equipment used by public works and building contractors on construction sites, and not just equipment strictly intended for construction itself. Although private individuals may also rent certain construction machinery or equipment, our study will focus on the B2B market.

The global construction equipment rental market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% between 2019 and 2024, driven by investment in infrastructure. In 2020, the Covid-19 epidemic largely affected the sector both globally and nationally, with sudden stoppages of worksites and branch closures followed by a slow recovery.

However, the French construction equipment rental market is expected to remain resilient after three years of strong growth. In 2019, the market grew by over 5% compared with 2018. This growth is explained in particular by animproved turnover rate and an increase in the value of the fleet. The market is also dominated by several players, such as Loxam and Kiloutou, but many SMEs are also present on the market.

As construction industry players have a choice between buying or renting their equipment, the study will show how renting can be an interesting solution, particularly in a context of uncertainty and crisis. What's more, players need to face up to the challenges of digitalization and eco-responsibility.

1.2 A growing global market

The global construction equipment rental market:

The global construction equipment rental market is estimated at US$ ** billion in ****, and is expected to grow at a rate of around *% through to ****, reaching US$ *** billion.

Sales in the construction equipment rental market World, ****-****, in billions of US$ Source: MarketsandMarkets CAGR **** - ****: approx. ...

1.3 A growing French market

According to DLR, a federation of players in the distribution, rental, maintenance and services sector for construction and handling equipment, the construction equipment rental market is estimated at €*.* billion in ****, up *% on ****.

The graph below shows different periods:

A CAGR of *.*% between **** and **** A drop in activity after the **** crisis, following ...

1.4 The impact of the Covid-19 crisis

The impact of the crisis on construction equipment rental players:

According toInsee, average sales at end-November **** for players in NAF code **.**Z 'rental and leasing of construction machinery and equipment' were ***.* in index base *** ****, compared with ***.* at end-November ****. This accounts for a *% drop [(***). We note that while activity has fallen in ...

1.5 A new demand trend: long-term rental

Construction equipment rental is primarily a short-term offer, ranging from a few days to a few months. A new demand is emerging: long-term rental. Following on from the development of this business in the truck market, where two companies, Fraikin and Petit Forestier, enjoyed very rapid growth, we've now moved on ...


2.1 Determining demand: the building market

Building sector analysis:

The FFB (***) estimates the value of production in the building sector at ***.** billion euros in ****, up *.*% on **** .

Production value in the building sector by segment France, ****- *****, in billions of € **** Source: ****

The table below gives an account of growth - excluding the price effect - in the various ...

2.2 Determining demand: the public works market

Public works sales reached €**.* billion in ****, up **% on **** , according to the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics. Maintenance work will account for just over **% of the total in ****, compared with **% for new construction. The chart below highlights market trends since ****, with strong growth since **** (***).

Public works sales France, **** - ****, in ...

2.3 Determining demand: the extraction market

Those involved in extraction (***) need certain types of equipment, such as dump trucks and excavators.

In ****, mineral extraction amounted to *** million tonnes (***) - **% of which was sand and gravel.

Just over *,*** quarries remained active in ****, down **% since ****. [***]

The graph below shows that, after a drop in activity between **** and ****, growth has ...

2.4 Why rent rather than buy construction equipment?

The main argument is cost control, but leasing is also more flexible and environmentally friendly, according to DLR. The table below compares some of the advantages and disadvantages of buying and renting construction equipment.

So, except when the equipment in question represents the manufacturer's core business, leasing seems to offer a ...

2.5 Summary of key demand drivers

According to Batiweb, future growth for the construction equipment rental market is likely to be based on two segments, especially as they require lifting equipment and heavy machinery:

civil engineering / public works non-residential (***)


3.1 Segmentation and player dynamism

Simplified industry value chain :

Player analysis:

The table below analyzes the evolution of players in the Construction Equipment Rental market, according to DLR.

In ****, Loxam's market share was **% according to Les Echos, which underlines the fact that, despite the presence of a few major players with a nationwide presence, the rental ...

3.2 Production analysis

There was a drop in investment - of almost **% - between **** and ****, after two years (***). This is also a sign of a slight slowdown in growth compared to **** and ****.

Investment trends in the construction equipment rental sector France, **** - ****, in billions of € and in % Source : DLR Evolution investment amounts **** vs **** : - ...

3.3 Distribution analysis

How do you rent? [***]

Construction equipment rental groups use a large network of agencies to optimize rentals to construction industry players.

Agencies may be more or less specialized in a particular segment, as is the case with LOXAM:

Loxam Rental for construction equipment (***). Loxam Access for aerial work platforms Loxam Module ...


4.1 Types of construction equipment for hire

We offer awide range of construction equipment for hire.

Tracktor's most popular equipment rentals include :

mini-excavators or backhoes aerial platforms (***) forklifts or telescopic handlers construction site barriers mini-cranes

The graph below shows the breakdown of Loxam's rental equipment fleet. [***] The breakdown may vary depending on the rental company and its ...

4.2 Price analysis

The graph below shows that between **** and ****, prices were roughly equivalent to those of **** - competition not allowing prices to rise. In ****, we see a drop in prices linked to the crisis, as there is more supply than demand.

Evolution of the price index for rental and leasing of machinery and ...

4.3 Supply trends: eco-responsibility and digitalization

Eco-responsibility: [***]

Rental of "clean" equipment is on the rise: electric, hybrid, gas or dual-energy equipment accounted for */* of investments in **** - particularly in small equipment and lifting. Such equipment also has the advantage of generally being quieter. However, two factors are holding back this eco-responsible trend:

the "green" offer is still ...


5.1 Regulations

The interprofessional general conditions for rental of business equipment without operator have been drawn up by a specialized commission bringing together users (***), in the document opposite: Conditions générales interprofessionnelles de location de matériel d'entreprise sans opérateur.

The main measures and obligations for rental companies include Periodic General ...


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The construction equipment rental market - France

Publicado en 22/07/2022 by Pierre Paillole

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