With the growing construction activities across the UAE, it is observed that contractors are increasingly inclining toward renting the construction equipment. It is principally due to an extensive range of benefits like avoiding expenses on purchase & maintenance, exposure to technologically advanced & latest equipment, enhancing the construction operations, & bringing automation & telematics in complex procedures, among others. Besides, since many models of construction equipment involve high ownership costs, contractors see renting them as a smart way of attaining all the benefits of equipment in different applications periodically.
The UAE Construction Equipment Rental Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of less than 5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. The growth of the market is likely to be driven primarily by the rapidly growing number of construction activities in the UAE, owing to the mounting focus on infrastructural developments in line with the UAE Vision 2030.
Additionally, rapid technological advancements with automation & telematics in the equipment to enhance operational efficiency are also playing a prominent role in stimulating the demand for construction equipment across the UAE. However, the high cost of construction equipment is swiftly bringing traction toward their rental supply for different construction applications, which, in turn, is driving the market.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2017-20|
|Base Year: 2021|
|Forecast Period: 2022-27|
|Key Companies Profiled||Al Mutawa Heavy Equipment, Mohamed Abdulrahman Al-Bahar, Al Faris, Johnson Arabia, Byrne Rental, Al Shola Rental, Yellow Cat Heavy Equipment, Aggreko, Tanzeem Heavy Equipment Rental, Gallagher International|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
Besides, since the country is a host for the ongoing World Expo 2020, the UAE government has been contributing to the surging number of construction projects for highways, shopping malls, & hotels, among others, and, as a result, positively influencing the demand for construction equipment rentals. Moreover, several initiatives by the government are generating immense growth opportunities for the leading players in the UAE Construction Equipment Rental Market. For instance:
With such projects, the demand for construction equipment is escalating swiftly and generating growth opportunities for the leading market players to provide equipment rental services & augment the market growth over the forecast years. The advent of Covid-19 in 2020 had a decelerating impact on most industries across the UAE, where the Constriction Equipment Rental Market was moderately affected. The imposition of stringent restrictions & lockdowns by the UAE government to curb the spread of this dreadful disease introduced several unprecedented challenges to the market.
Since the construction industry is highly prominent in the UAE for economic sustainability, the government allowed construction activities to remain operational amidst the pandemic. As a result, workers involved in projects were permitted to commute to & from sites, provided they had the permit from the Dubai Municipality & the Permanent Committee for Labor Affairs.
Moreover, the government ensured to mitigate the possibility of disease spread by avoiding physical & face to face contact by adopting electronic, automated, and safer means for construction operations. It, in turn, augmented the demand for construction equipment with technologies like automation & telematics to enhance the operations & bring efficiency & speed to the process.
However, hampered transportation & logistics affected the supply & deliveries of equipment across locations and slowed construction operations, thereby witnessing a temporary decline. Nonetheless, with the gradual upliftment of restrictions & frequent lockdowns, along with a reducing number of Covid-19 cases, the government allowed the recommencement of business operations.
As a result, the supply of equipment & rental services were back in the flow. The temporary halt in the industry demonstrated the emergence of new players in the market and increased competition for the market players across the UAE.