Industrial Nailers Market

2020 Analysis and Review: Industrial Nailers Market by Category Type – Pneumatic, Cordless, Gas Powered for 2020 - 2030


Industrial nailer, or a nail gun, is a tool used to drive nails into wood or other material. Industrial nailers are generally driven by compressed air (pneumatic), electromagnetism, highly flammable gases such as propane or butane; for powder-actuated tools, these are driven by an explosive charge.

Nail guns use fasteners mounted on long clips or collated in a paper or plastic carrier, depending on the design of the nailgun. Some full head nail guns, especially those used for pallet making and roofing, use long plastic or wire collated coils.

Over the years, industrial nailers have been extensively used across a broad spectrum of industries. These include automotive manufacturing, furniture, construction and millwork among others.

Future Market Insights opines that the global industrial nailers market will expand at a CAGR of 7.9%, exceeding US$ 1 Bn by 2030. 

Growing Automobile Sales to Generate Latent Opportunities

Industrial nailers are broadly used across the automotive industry, specifically for sewing automobile interiors such as car leather to the car frame. Automobile sales are rapidly gaining traction throughout the world, particularly in the U.S, China and India.

Although COVID-19 has put the brakes on the rally, the long-term outlook on the automotive industry remains positive.

The recovery in automobile sector across these markets will create sustained demand for industrial nailers. Moreover, production for the purpose of exports is also slated to heighten revenue prospects for industrial nailers.  

Recovery in Construction Sector

The global construction market will grow by US$ 8 trillion by 2030, majorly driven by emerging economies. Rapid urbanization fueled by an exponentially increasing population is augmenting the need for urban housing, thus accelerating the demand for industrial nailers.

This projected growth is despite the COVID-19 induced slowdown, which has led to a contraction.As construction companies seek to leverage sophisticated equipment for obtaining maximum precision, they are abandoning traditional hand-held hammers and other conventional carving tools.

This has provided a platform for the industrial nailer manufacturers to introduce novel and high-tech machines.Industrial nailers also assist in reducing the timeframe of various infrastructure projects.

Globally, massive construction projects are expected to meet a specific deadline which requires them to speed up their operations. Therefore, usage of industrial nailers is surging substantially. 

The Influence of Workplace Safety Norms

While nail guns are powerful and easy to operate, they are also responsible for several injuries. In the United States alone, nail gun injuries are responsible for approximately 37,000 emergency room visits annually. Severe injuries have also resulted in fatalities of construction workers.

Research has shown that 40% of carpenter apprentices were injured while using nail guns during their training period, with one out of five carpenters experiencing this injury twice. Majority of these injuries are concentrated to the hand and fingers, causing major damage to nerves and tendons in the area.

The risks of injuries tend to increase with the adoption of multiple shot trigger nail guns. Based on all these trends, the global industrial nailer market is expected to encounter significant restraints with respect to its sales and revenue prospects in the upcoming forecast period. 

Region-wise Analysis

North America Industrial Nailers Market

The North America industrial nailers market is anticipate to generate an incremental opportunity worth US$ 128.4 Mn from 2020-2030, registering a value CAGR of 7.1%.

Demand for industrial nailers remains concentrated in the US. The US construction sector encompasses residential as well as non-residential infrastructure. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction industry is slated to expand by 4% from 2019 to 2029.

Furthermore, data from the Census Bureau pegged annual spending on construction at US$ 1.3 trillion as of 2019. A major chunk of this expenditure was directed towards urban housing projects to accommodate the ever increasing population.

With the ever increasing number of housing projects, demand for household furniture is bound to surge, thus generating lucrative revenue pockets for industrial nailer players in the upcoming forecast period.

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Europe Industrial Nailers Market

Europe is expected to emerge as the second largest industrial nailers market; it is set to account for nearly 24.1% market share by 2030. Europe’s strong automotive industry is likely to create significant opportunities for industrial nailers market players in the region.

The automotive industry is crucial for Europe’s economic growth. It provides direct as well as indirect employment to nearly 14 million people, representing 6.1% of total EU employment. The European automotive industry is important for upstream sectors such as steel, chemicals and textiles.

By country, FMI opines demand for industrial nailers in Germany to remain significant throughout the forecast period.

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East Asia Industrial Nailers Market

Demand for industrial nailers in East Asian countries is likely to remain strong. Home to many manufacturing hubs, demand for industrial nailers in the region will be sustained by recovery in end-use industries.

China is the most densely populated country in the world, comprising of nearly 1.4 billion people. Naturally, such a large population requires massive investments in urban infrastructure, especially real-estate. Almost US$ 29 billion were invested in the Chinese real-estate sector as of 2015.

Such a high volume of investments in the housing sector has attracted numerous industrial nailer manufacturers who are vying for a significant chunk of the revenue in the market. Regional players such as Nanjing Tianyu, Xuchang Hongshuo Machinery and MGO Global Expert have a substantial presence in the country.

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Category-wise Insights

Cordless Industrial Nailers Remain Sought-After

Cordless nail guns remain preferred due to their portability. This has helped enhance operational efficiency, as these guns do not require air to be pumped in. These industrial nailers also help in boosting productivity. As per FMI’s research, this segment is set to reach US$ 600 Mn by 2030.

Demand for pneumatic industrial nailers market is also steady, especially in cost-sensittive countries. FMI’s study opines this category to expand at a CAGR of 7.4% and reach nearly US$ 400 Mn by 2030-end.

Sustained Demand for Framing & Sheathing Nailers

Framing & Sheathing nailers are expected to gain 140 BPS throughout the 2020-2030 forecast period, generating nearly a quarter of the revenue in the global nailers market. This popularity is alluded to their quickness in high volume nailing of roof and wall sheathing.

Coil nailers marekt are expected to be the 2nd most popular category of industrial nailers, accounting for more than 20% of the industrial nailer market revenue by 2030. High-power output, ease of usage, greater holding capacity and versatility are attributed as some of the prominent drivers behind the segment’s growth.

Automatic Nailers Gathering Momentum

Rising demand for efficiency in operations and reduced timeframe is accelerating growth prospects for automatic industrial nailers. These nailers are expected to reach US$ 389.4 by 2030-end.

Handheld devices are slated to continue to capture the maximum market share, amounting to more than 2/3rd across the forecast period. Increasing concerns over injuries encountered while using automatic drills is expected to retain preference for handheld drills.

Furniture Nailing to Emerge as Market Hegemon

High incidence of urbanization has augmented the demand for housing in developing countries, thus heightening sales of furniture. This is ultimately providing traction to nailing devices. The furniture segment is set to expand at a value CAGR of 8.6% throughout the said assessment period.

Construction & framing is another emerging application area, anticipated to generate almost a quarter of the global industrial nailer market revenue by 2030. Growth is underpinned by rising number of infrastructure projects across the developing and emerging economies of the world.

‘20 to 40 mm’: A Lucrative Category

The 20 to 40 mm nail segment is set to witness steady growth throughout the forecast period. A healthy CAGR of 8.6% is projected for this segment, reaching US$ 462.7 Mn by 2030-end.

Trailing behind is the 40 to 60 mm segment, anticipated to capture a little over a quarter of the global revenue share during the 2020-2030 forecast decade. An incremental opportunity worth US$ 161 Mn exists for this segment in the aforementioned assessment period.

The COVID-19 Impact on Industrial Nailers Market

The COVID-19 pandemic is slated to have a debilitating impact on world economic growth projections for FY 2020-2021 or possibly even longer. As economic activities of all countries have almost come to a standstill, major supply chain disruptions are on the cards.

The maximum brunt of this shortfall is being felt by the automotive and construction industries, both key users of industrial nailers. Mandatory social distancing protocols to curb the virus’s spread has compelled major construction and automobile manufacturers to cease all on-site projects, leading to reduced output.

Falling production levels across the aforementioned industries have also reduced demand for pneumatic, cordless and gas powered industrial nailers. This is expected to impede revenue prospects of the market in the short-term forecast period.

While the conservative estimates pegs recovery between the next 8 to 14 quarters, the optimistic scenario projects growth to rebound within the next 5 to 8 quarters.

Slowdown shall be moderate as consumers are relying on their own carpentry skills to repair their furniture, keeping demand sustained to a significant extent.

Competitive Landscape

Stanley Black & Decker, Illinois Tool Work Inc., MAX Co. Ltd., Koki Holdings America Ltd., Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, Kyocera Corp, Everwin Pneumatic Corp, Hilti North America, Joh Friedrich Behrens AG and Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. are some of the leading players in the industrial nailers market.

These players primarily concentrate on launching new industrial nailers equipped with modern technology and safety features, acquisition of other players and divestures.

In 2018, MAX USA CORP. released the New PowerLite High Pressure Coil Framing Nailer. This nailer has power to drive nails through engineered lumbers such as laminated strand lumber (LSL) and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) respectively.

In 2019, Stanley Black & Decker divested its Sargent and Greenleaf mechanical locks business within the security segment. In 2020, Everwin Pneumatic Corp launched a new product for industrial coil nailers known as PN59 for the automotive segment.

Other prominent players within the landscape include, but are not limited to*:

  • Apach Industrial Co. Ltd.
  • Grex Power Tools
  • Meite USA
  • Raimund Beck KG
  • Metro Industries
  • U Tech Fasten Pvt. Ltd.

Industrial Nailers Market- Report Scope



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Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value and ‘000 Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Oceania and Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

U.S, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, BENELUX, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, ASEAN, Australia, Turkey, South Africa and GCC

Key Segments Covered

Category Type, Product Type, Operation, Application and Nail Length

Key Companies Profiled

  • Aerosmith Fastening
  • Stanley Black & Decker (DEWALT)
  • Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Duo-Fast) (Paslode)
  • Everwin Pneumatic Corp.
  • Grex Power Tools
  • Hilti North America
  • Joh. Friedrich Behrens AG

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Market Overview, Key Market Trends, Key Success Factors, Market Demand Analysis, Market Background, Segmental Analysis, Regional Profiling, Market Structure Analysis & Competition Analysis

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Key questions answered in the report

  • At what rate will industrial nailers market grow?

    The global industrial nailers market is projected to grow at a significant pace, surpassing the US$ 1 Bn mark and expanding at nearly 8% CAGR between 2020 and 2030. Demand is largely expected to be stimulated from the automotive and furniture industries respectively.

  • What are the key trends in industrial nailers market?

    A paradigm shift towards precision-based tools to achieve greater accuracy combined with surging construction of houses in the wake of rapid urbanization are all anticipated to provide a forward traction to the global industrial nailers market.

  • What factors are driving demand for industrial nailers?

    Ascending demand for sophisticated tools across the furniture industry, rising automobile sales and a meteoric rise in infrastructure construction attributable to rapid industrialization and urbanization are projected to act as the key drivers of the market.

  • What are the key challenges for industrial nailer companies?

    Heightened risks of injury to carpenters and limitations of application of resources to power industrial nailers due to incompatibility are all expected to substantially restrain expansion prospects during the 2020-2030 forecast period.

  • What is the Impact of COVID-19 on Industrial Nailers?

    The onset of COVID-19 has induced massive sluggishness across the construction and automotive industries. Nosediving production and output levels have minimized revenue margins, leading to reduced cash flow.

    Production activities for almost all industries, including industrial nailers, have halted, causing a gap between demand and supply. Due to this decelerating trend, the market is slated to register moderate demand across all end-use industries.

  • Which are the leading companies in Industrial nailers market?

    Companies such as Stanley Black & Decker, Illinois Tool Works Inc., MAX Co Ltd. and Koki Holdings America Ltd. have strong presence in the global market and hence hold prominent shares in the industrial nailers market.

    These companies have strong distributions network for industrial nailers which facilitate their regional as well as global presence and business expansion. According to FMI, these players are expected to capture over 66% of the overall revenue.

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Key Segments

Category Type

  • Pneumatic
  • Cordless
  • Gas-Powered

Product Type

  • Brad & Pins
  • Coils
  • Roofing
  • Framing & Sheathing
  • Flooring
  • Sliding & Fencing
  • Others


  • Handheld
  • Automatic


  • Furniture
  • Millwork
  • Pallet & Crating
  • Leather Goods Manufacturing
  • Steel Skids
  • Construction & Framing
  • Automotive Interiors
  • Others

Nail Length

  • Less than 20 mm
  • 20 to 40 mm
  • 40 to 60 mm
  • 60 to 80 mm
  • Above 80 mm


  • North America (U.S & Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina & Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, U.K, Spain, Russia, Nordic, BENELUX & Rest of Europe)
  • East Asia (China, Japan & South Korea)
  • South Asia & Pacific (India, ASEAN & Rest of South Asia & Pacific)
  • Oceania (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Middle East & Africa (Turkey, GCC, South Africa & Rest of MEA)

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