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Wheelchair and Components Market – Insights

A wheelchair is used to overcome the difficulty or impossibility of walking due to illness, injury, or disability. There are two types of wheelchairs: manual wheelchair and power or electric wheelchair.

The global wheelchair and components market is estimated to account for US$ 5,739.7 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027.

Global Wheelchair and Components Market: Drivers

Increasing prevalence of spinal cord injuries and related disabilities is expected to aid in growth of the global wheelchair and components market. For instance, according to researchers at the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham, as of 2019, 17,730 new spinal cord injury cases occur annually and between 249,000 and 363,000 people are currently living with spinal cord injuries in the U.S.

Increasing number of people with walking disability is also expected to propel growth of the market. For instance, according to The World Bank’s updated data in 2019, 15% of the worldwide population that accounts for one billion people experiences some form of disability and one-fifth of the estimated global population that accounts for around 110-190 million, experiences significant disabilities.

North America region held dominant position in the global wheelchair and components market in 2019, accounting for 33.1% share in terms of value, followed by Asia Pacific.

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Wheelchair and Components  | Coherent Market Insights

Global Wheelchair and Components Market: Restraints

The cost of composite materials used to manufacture lightweight wheelchair components is high, which is expected to hinder growth of the global wheelchair and components market.

Moreover, high cost of powered wheelchairs & scooters is also expected to restrict the market growth. For instance, the average cost of powered wheelchairs and scooters is around US$ 1,500 to US$ 15,000 worldwide.

Global Wheelchair and Components Market: Opportunities

R&D and launch of wheelchairs with advanced and smart technologies is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for players in the market. For instance, in January 2020, Segway unveiled its smart S-Pod transporting pod that can also operate as a wheelchair.

Moreover, increasing development of light-weight and low-cost components is also expected to aid in growth of the market. For instance, in December 2019, researchers at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, reported development of ‘multifibrillar polyacrylonitrile fibers’ that are lightweight, fully recyclable and offer high strength and toughness.

Wheelchair and Components  | Coherent Market Insights

Manual Wheelchairs segment in the global wheelchair and components market was valued at US$ 3,584.7 Mn in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 4,849.3 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period.

Market Trends/Key Takeaways

Major sport bodies are focused on organizing wheelchair sports tournaments, which is expected to boost demand for wheelchairs. For instance, The National Wheelchair Basketball Association organizes National Wheelchair Basketball Championship throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Major players in the market are focused on raising funds to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in December 2019, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA, a provider of prosthetic limbs, orthotic supports, and wheelchairs, received financing of up to US$ 110 million from the European Investment Bank.

Global Wheelchair and Components Market: Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global wheelchair and components market include:

  • OEM Companies: Invacare Corp., Ottobock, Permobil AB, Pride Mobility Products Corp., Handicare, Sunrise Medical, Hoveround, Panthera X, 21st Century Scientific, Inc., and Meyra Wilhelm Meyer GmbH & Co. KG
  • Tier 1 Component Suppliers Companies: Tetra Equipment GMBH, Custom Engineered Wheels, The Wheelchair Place, LLC, Alber GmbH, and Intelli Wheels
  • Material Suppliers Companies: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax, and Shanghai Cedar Composites Technology Co., Ltd.

Global Wheelchair and Components Market: Key Developments

Key players in the market are focused on optimizing their wheelchair manufacturing facilities in order to enhance their market share. For instance, in February 2018, Invacare Corporation announced to transfer production of Küschall manual wheelchairs from its facility in Witterswil, Switzerland to its wheelchair manufacturing facility in Fondettes, France.

Key players in the market are also focused on introducing advanced technologies in its products to enhance their market share. For instance, in April 2018, Permobil Manual Wheelchairs, launched the new Precision Lock Back Angle Adjustment technology for its wheelchairs.

Wheelchair is used for mobility purpose by the disabled person or a person who is unable to walk post injury or certain illness. There are different types of wheelchairs available in such as manual wheelchair and power or electric wheelchair. Increasing prevalence of spinal cord injuries and related disabilities along with increasing development of light-weight and low-cost components is expected to aid in growth of the global wheelchair and components market.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global Wheelchair and Components market and provides market size (US$ Mn) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2019–2027), considering 2019 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global Wheelchair and Components market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include: OEM Companies: Invacare Corp., Ottobock, Permobil AB, Pride Mobility Products Corp., Handicare, Sunrise Medical, Hoveround, Panthera X, 21st Century Scientific, Inc., and Meyra Wilhelm Meyer GmbH & Co. KG
  • Tier 1 Component Suppliers Companies: Tetra Equipment GMBH, Custom Engineered Wheels, The Wheelchair Place, LLC, Alber GmbH, and Intelli Wheels
  • Material Suppliers Companies: E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company, Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., Toho Tenax, and Shanghai Cedar Composites Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global Wheelchair and Components market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global Wheelchair and Components market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Wheelchair and Components Market, By Technology:
    • Continuous Fiber Composites
    • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
    • Metal
  • Wheelchair and Components Market, By Components:
    • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
    • Frames
    • Other Components
  • Wheelchair and Components Market, By Application:
    • Manual Wheelchairs
    • Powered Wheelchairs
    • Powered Scooters
  • Wheelchair and Components Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Technology:
        • Continuous Fiber Composites
        • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
        • Metal
      • By Components
        • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
        • Frames
        • Other Components
      • By Application
        • Manual Wheelchairs
        • Powered Wheelchairs
        • Powered Scooters
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Technology:
        • Continuous Fiber Composites
        • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
        • Metal
      • By Components
        • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
        • Frames
        • Other Components
      • By Application
        • Manual Wheelchairs
        • Powered Wheelchairs
        • Powered Scooters
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Technology:
        • Continuous Fiber Composites
        • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
        • Metal
      • By Components
        • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
        • Frames
        • Other Components
      • By Application
        • Manual Wheelchairs
        • Powered Wheelchairs
        • Powered Scooters
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Technology:
        • Continuous Fiber Composites
        • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
        • Metal
      • By Components
        • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
        • Frames
        • Other Components
      • By Application
        • Manual Wheelchairs
        • Powered Wheelchairs
        • Powered Scooters
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Technology:
        • Continuous Fiber Composites
        • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
        • Metal
      • By Components
        • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
        • Frames
        • Other Components
      • By Application
        • Manual Wheelchairs
        • Powered Wheelchairs
        • Powered Scooters
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Technology:
        • Continuous Fiber Composites
        • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
        • Metal
      • By Components
        • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
        • Frames
        • Other Components
      • By Application
        • Manual Wheelchairs
        • Powered Wheelchairs
        • Powered Scooters
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • OEM Companies
      • Invacare Corp.*
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Key Highlights
        • Financial Overview
        • Strategies
      • Ottobock
      • Permobil AB
      • Pride Mobility Products Corp.
      • Handicare
      • Sunrise Medical
      • Hoveround
      • Panthera X
      • 21st Century Scientific, Inc.
      • Meyra Wilhelm Meyer GmbH & Co. KG
    • Tier 1 Component Suppliers Companies
      • Tetra Equipment GMBH
      • Custom Engineered Wheels
      • The Wheelchair Place, LLC
      • Alber GmbH
      • Intelli Wheels
    • Material Suppliers Companies
      • E.I. DuPont De Nemours and Company
      • Toray Industries Inc.
      • Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
      • Toho Tenax
      • Shanghai Cedar Composites Technology Co., Ltd.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Technology
      • Market Snippet, By Components
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Market Trends
    • Key Developments
    • Product Launch
    • Reimbursement Scenario
    • Merger and Acquisition Scenario
    • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Wheelchair and Components Market, By Technology, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Continuous Fiber Composites
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Discontinuous Fiber Composites
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Metal
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  5. Global Wheelchair and Components Market, By Components, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Hand Rims & Wheel Rims
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Frames
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Other Components
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  6. Global Wheelchair and Components Market, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Manual Wheelchairs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Powered Wheelchairs
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Powered Scooter
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
  7. Global Wheelchair and Components Market, By Region, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017–2027
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Components, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Components, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Components, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Components, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Components, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Technology, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Components, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2027, (US$ Mn)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • OEM Companies
      • Invacare Corp. *
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Ottobock
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Permobil AB
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Pride Mobility Products Corp.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Handicare
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Sunrise Medical
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Hoveround
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Panthera X
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • 21st Century Scientific, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Meyra Wilhelm Meyer GmbH & Co. KG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
    • Tier 1 Component Suppliers Companies
      • Tetra Equipment GMBH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Custom Engineered Wheels
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • The Wheelchair Place, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Alber GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Intelli Wheels
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
        • Material Suppliers Companies
      • I. DuPont De Nemours and Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Toray Industries Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Toho Tenax
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Shanghai Cedar Composites Technology Co., Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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Frequently Asked Questions

The global wheelchair and components market is estimated to reach US$ 5,739.7 Mn, in terms of value by the end of 2027.
Major players operating in the global wheelchair and components market include Invacare Corp., Ottobock, Permobil AB, Pride Mobility Products Corp., Handicare, Sunrise Medical, Hoveround, Panthera X, 21st Century Scientific, Inc., Meyra Wilhelm Meyer GmbH & Co. KG, Tetra Equipment GMBH, Custom Engineered Wheels, The Wheelchair Place, LLC, Alber GmbH, and Intelli Wheels.
High cost of powered wheelchairs & scootersis one of the major factors that is expected to hamper growth of the market over the forecast period.
Increasing prevalence of spinal cord injuries and related disabilities, coupled with rising number of people with walking disability are some of the major factors that are expected to propel growth of the market over the forecast period.
The useof carbon fiber material in the production of wheelchairs is one of the major trends that has been observed in the market.
Among regions, North America is expected to hold a dominant position in the global wheelchair and components market in 2019, accounting for 33.1% share in terms of value, followed by Asia Pacific.
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