Dumping Hopper Market

Dumping Hopper Market Analysis By (Standard Dumping Hoppers, Low Profile Dumping Hoppers, Stackable & Mobile Dumping Hoppers) By Material (Steel & Plastic Dumping Hoppers) By Packaging Technology, Dumping Angle, End-Use Vertical & Region – Global Insights 2022 to 2032

Analysis of Dumping Hopper market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Dumping Hopper Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global dumping hopper market has reached a valuation of US$ 2 billion in 2022 and is expected to progress at a healthy CAGR of 6.7% to reach US$ 3.8 billion by the end of 2032.

Sales of dumping hoppers accounted for around 34% share of the global hopper market at the end of 2021.

Report Attributes


Dumping Hopper Market Size (2021A)

US$ 1.9 billion

Estimated Market Value (2022E)

US$ 2 billion

Forecasted Market Value (2032F)

US$ 3.8 billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

6.7% CAGR

East Asia Market Share (2021)


North America Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~6.7% CAGR

China Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~7.7% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies


Key Companies Profiled

  • Camfil Group
  • Denios
  • Doosan Group (Bobcat)
  • FabCorp Inc.(Hippo Hopper)
  • Hero Equipment (Yangzhou) Co., LTD
  • Iron Bull Manufacturing
  • Kleton
  • Lemcol Pty Ltd
  • McCullough Industries (The Wright)
  • Movex Innovations
  • Padgett Inc
  • Roura Material Handling, Inc.
  • Rubbermaid Commercial Products
  • Sacon Machines
  • Suihe Ltd
  • Synergy
  • Unitran Manufacturers Ltd
  • Vestil Manufacturing Corporation
  • Wastequip LLC

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Sales Analysis of Dumping Hoppers (2017-2021) Vs. Market Outlook (2022-2032)

Self-dumping hoppers allow for vivid industrial storage and dumping operation focusing on waste management and industrial manufacturing. They can be considered as an upgrade to the traditional waste disposal methods, paving the way for conventional hoppers.

With immense growth of the manufacturing, construction, and agricultural industries, the amount of waste products and products that need to be disposed of has increased drastically. The need to dispose of this waste is important since waste management has become a vital element in overall industrial operations.

As such, the use of dumping hoppers has become necessary to create an easier way to handle this waste. A dumping hopper can be considered a mobile waste management device that can be customized to specific business requirements. Since different types of industries deal with several types of materials, the materials used for these hoppers as well as the type of dumping required varies.

Hoppers were firstly fabricated of steel; however, recent developments in materials have been added to this, such as stainless steel, while plastic dump hoppers have gained significant popularity. Increase in the dumping angle has also improved the efficiency of dumping hoppers. Current dumping hoppers in the market have achieved a dumping angle of 90 degrees, which allows the complete dumping of material from the hopper.

With time, innovations are being added to dumping hoppers to make them more efficient for usage by the targeted industry. Attributes such as easy integration with machines, forklift dump hoppers, and robust operational efficiency even in harsh conditions are leading to higher adoption of dumping hoppers across the world.

  • Short Term (2022 Q2 to 2025): Growing construction and manufacturing sectors to positively impact dumping hopper market growth.
  • Medium Term (2025-2028): Owing to their ability to rotate collecting bins at an angle, these will replace conventional hoppers.
  • Long Term (2028-2032): Integration of automation, such as the use of sensors, will improve the user experience of these machines.

Over the last four years, the global market for dumping hoppers registered a CAGR of 1.6%. Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the market will exhibit growth at 6.7% CAGR between 2022 and 2032.

Dumping hopper market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of dumping hoppers based on end-use vertical and region. Under end-use vertical, the logistics and warehousing sub-segment dominates with 21.8% market share in 2022.

Why is Demand for Dumping Hoppers Increasing across Regions?

"Capability of Handling Variety of Materials at Multiple Load Capacities"

Self-dumping hoppers are versatile and come in a variety of sizes; small (lightweight) having a capacity varying between 2000 and 4000 lbs and large (heavy-duty) having a capacity between 6500 and 10000 lbs, sufficing various business needs such as loading, transportation, storing of waste products, etc.

These hoppers are well designed and contain a variety of safety features to handle various materials. They also include special components to provide safety while handling as well as processing wet and dry materials that are toxic and hazardous.

These machines can handle various types of loads such as paper & pulp, construction debris, plastics metal scraps, tunings, wood, aluminum cans, fluid substances, and recycling material.

"Customization - Go-to Strategy Adopted by Market Participants"

As one size doesn’t fit all, the requirement for hoppers varies as per the application in the end-use industry. There is a need for the customization of these products based on load capacity, dimension, and material strength.

Dumping hopper manufacturers provide custom design options to businesses with special requirements. These customizations can be something that is a modified version of the original product or even something completely new. These modifications are done since industries deal with different materials that conventional hoppers find difficult to handle.

Various customizations are dumping hoppers with or without casters for their operation from forklifts or by hand. The addition of lids can also be done to safeguard its contents. There can be variations in hopper bases as well, such as low-profile self-dumping hoppers, dewatering, and stacked to reduce space consumption in a warehouse.

These customization options make them favorable for use in almost every business such as logistics & warehouses, chemical plants, lumberyards, and many others. Easy moulding of hoppers for customization is leading to higher sales of dumping hoppers, which will enable the market to grow 1.9X during the forecast period.

“Increased Workplace Efficiency through Installation of Dumping Hoppers"

Efficiency in the workplace increases drastically with the use of self-dumping hoppers. Unwanted debris and other clusters can be added to the self-dumping hopper, providing more time for workers to concentrate on essential tasks.

They make the workplace more organized while managing waste. These systems can also be used for loading and unloading materials, thereby reducing the stress on workers of using their manual strength.

The safety factor provided by dumping hoppers enables higher installation across end-use industries to avoid accidents.

Owing to all these factors, demand for dumping hoppers from the industrial manufacturing sector is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.3% during the assessment period.

"Using Lids on Dumping Hoppers: Product Modification for Operation Efficiency”

Several dumping hoppers use a plastic lid; polyethylene dumping hoppers are lightweight to keep materials dry, reduce odor, and control pests. Operational expenditure gets reduced, productivity is increased, and they provide very safe and secure material handling methods.

Construction sites have several opportunities for the use of hoppers to increase productivity. They help in the transportation of ingredients for the mixing of mortar and also provide storage and dumping capabilities for construction debris.

Dumping hoppers are also used in the food sector for several applications; bakeries use hoppers to add high amounts of flour and sugar to mixers. They help carry opened packaging or bowls to washing areas. They also help keep trash and clutter under control.

Offices, schools, and healthcare facilities use hoppers for storing materials till the time they are required again. Putting the lid as per production modification provides additional benefits over other storage containers, leading to an increase in unit sales.

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What Do Dumping Hopper Manufacturers Need to Be Aware Of?

"Competitive Pricing: Make or Break Factor"

An average dumping hopper's price varies between US$ 900 and US$ 5,000, depending on the materials used for making the machine and also its capacity. The price of the dumping hopper and its capacity is directly proportional, i.e., the more the capacity, the more the price; also, the cost is directly linked to the type of hopper - standard, stackable, or low profile dumping hoppers.

Customizations requested by customers also play a major role in affecting the pricing of the dumping hopper. The fact that dumping hoppers are used in various harsh conditions requires a better build quality, as a result of which, the price quoted to the customer gets influenced as well.

Lower pricing for a higher capacity range and optimal operational efficiency would provide manufacturers with a competitive advantage over others.

“Adding Automation to Dumping Hoppers"

Since the malfunctioning of dumping hoppers due to excess load is a major issue, weight calibration machines should be used to warn the user once the limit has been reached so that the number of cases of malfunction will reduce, thereby avoiding capital and business loss.

One of the major causes of accidents from dumping hoppers is unauthorized use cases for dumping. A security code should be added to the start button of the forklift so that only authorized personnel will use it and reduce the chances of accidents.

Also, the integration of tracking devices for mobile dumping hoppers would provide a significant advantage to the end user to locate and map the hopper.

Owing to such technological advancements, the market for dumping hoppers is expected to create an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 1.9 billion during 2022-2032.

Country-wise Insights

Why is China Seeing High Sales of Dumping Hoppers?

Since 2010, China has had the highest global share of over 20% in the construction industry. The construction industry contributes 6% to the country's GDP and is worth US$ 890 billion. It employs 55 million people and the number is only going to increase with time.

Dumping hopper's use of cleaning and disposing of waste products and construction material has thereby witnessed a significant rise in the country.

China also accounts for 28% of the world's manufacturing and is considered a manufacturing hub. The manufacturing industry adds around US$ 4 trillion to the world economy. Since both these industries produce an extensive amount of waste, dumping hopper suppliers foresee a huge market in this country.

The China dumping hopper market is expected to reach a market valuation of US$ 777.1 million by end of 2032, expanding at 7.7% CAGR over the said period.

How are Post Pandemic Developments Aiding Installation of Dumping Hoppers in the U.S.?

The U.S. accounts for 16.8% of the products manufactured worldwide and is the second-biggest manufacturing country. After the COVID-19 pandemic hit, companies have become skeptical about depending on China for their manufacturing needs, and, as a result, the U.S. has a chance to capitalize on this and take advantage of the situation by increasing its manufacturing capabilities. With improved supply chains, the use of dumping hoppers in logistics & warehousing has witnessed a potential rise post-pandemic.

Since many dumping hopper manufacturers are U.S.-based companies, the dumping hopper market in the U.S. can be self-reliant and not dependent on Chinese manufacturers. The U.S. has a high volume production of food products, automobiles, military equipment, chemical products, and aircraft, all of which require dumping hoppers for efficient operations.

Owing to the aforementioned factors, the dumping hoppers market in the U.S. will create an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 364.2 million during the forecast period.

Category-wise Insights

Will the Construction Industry Continue Being a Major User of Dumping Hoppers?

The construction industry is expected to account for a valuation of US$ 10.5 trillion by 2023 and currently employs a little over 180 million employees worldwide. For such a prominent industry, the use of dumping hoppers has witnessed a rise over the past half-decade. Several beneficial features help cut down the load on laborers and provide optimal operational efficiency.

The environment around a site is kept clean owing to debris-free and dumped waste. The moving space for employees increases manifold. Since these devices are fit to carry all sorts of materials at construction sites, the adoption of dumping hoppers by the construction industry is expected to lead to a market valuation of US$ 525.8 million by 2032-end.

Why are Steel Dumping Hoppers Widely Preferred in the Manufacturing Industry?

With the mounting manufacturing industry, the use of dumping hoppers has also increased proportionately. Since dumping hoppers aid in lifting items from one place to another, it helps manufacturing companies increase their production rates. They can also be used as storage devices due to their large load capacity, which varies with different models. The items stored inside them are the types of things that are of no use to companies at a particular moment but will be of use to them in the near future.

As steel offers higher reliability, durability, and optimal operational efficiency, end-user preference for steel dumping hoppers is high. The steel dumping hoppers segment accounts for a market share of 64.2% in 2022.

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Competitive Landscape

Prominent dumping hopper manufacturers are Camfil Group, Denios, Doosan Group (Bobcat), FabCorp Inc.(Hippo Hopper), Hero Equipment (Yangzhou) Co., LTD, Iron Bull Manufacturing, Kleton, Lemcol Pty Ltd, McCullough Industries (The Wright), Movex Innovations, Padgett Inc, Roura Material Handling, Inc., Rubbermaid Commercial Products, acon Machines, Suihe Ltd, Synergy, Unitran Manufacturers Ltd, Vestil Manufacturing Corporation, and Wastequip LLC.

With new modifications being made to basic designs, competition among leading manufacturing companies has increased. As key market players are penetrating the market at a higher pace, small, family-owned businesses have also started increasing their market presence through competitive pricing.

With a variety of materials being used to construct a dumping hopper, companies are channelizing their resources to create customized offerings to cater to dynamic market demand. With the addition of components and product modification, the dumping hopper market will create higher profit margins for manufacturers.

  • In 2020, Wastequip LLC acquired ContainerPros, which provides services related to waste management. This acquisition will help improve Wastequip’s delivery services and will also add repair and servicing under its portfolio, thereby increasing its market penetration.

 Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of dumping hoppers positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Dumping Hopper Industry Research

  • By Packaging Material :

    • Standard Dumping Hoppers
    • Low Profile Dumping Hoppers
    • Stackable Dumping Hoppers
    • Mobile Dumping Hoppers
  • By Packaging Technology :

    • Up to 2000 lbs
    • 2000-400 lbs
    • 4000-6000 lbs
    • Above 6000 lbs
  • By Material :

    • Steel Dumping Hoppers
    • Plastic Dumping Hoppers
  • By Dumping Angle :

    • Less than 90 Degrees
    • 90 Degrees
  • By End-use Vertical :

    • Agriculture
    • Construction & Mining
    • Food and Beverages
    • Logistics & Warehousing
    • Discrete Manufacturing
    • Waste Management
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What is the stance of the global dumping hopper market?

The global dumping hopper market is currently valued at US$ 1.9 billion.

What is the expected market valuation for dumping hoppers by 2032?

Worldwide demand for dumping hoppers is anticipated to reach US$ 3.8 billion by 2032-end.

How was the market growth scenario during the historic period?

During 2017-2021, sales of dumping hoppers increased at 1.6% CAGR.

Which regional market accounts for a high market share?

East Asia leads the global dumping hopper market accounting for 28.1% market share in 2022.

Which type of dumping hopper holds the highest market share?

Steel dumping hoppers are set to account for 66.6% share of the global market by 2032.

Dumping Hopper Market

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