According to a recently published FutureMarketInsights report, the global portable ramps market is likely to witness steady growth over the next 10 years. LA Times reports that the market for healthcare tools and gadgets is rising with this growth wave due to the heavy demand. Portable ramps are among the devices for which demand is rising at a fast pace.
The main reason for the growth of the portable ramps market is the rising global population of senior citizens. According to the report, 20 percent of the world’s population will age by 2050. The World Health Organization reports that 15% of the global population is combating physical disability, for which portable ramps are an ideal solution. In fact, the manufacturing and supply of portable wheelchair ramps is found to be directly associated with the booming population of older adults and people with physical disabilities.
Ramps are available in variety of designs. For instance, National Seating & Mobility supplies suitcase ramps, aluminum and threshold ramps, multifold ramps, solid wheelchair ramps and wheelchair ramps for vans, SUVs, and trucks.
The report lists the key factors driving the global demand for these devices as:
- They are lightweight and user friendly.
- They improve the mobility of the elderly and people with disabilities.
- They can be easily attached to thresholds and cars, and carried and dismantled with ease.
- New markets for portable ramps are appearing across the globe.
The report notes that a competitive ambience and massive demand are fuelling the sales of portable ramps in emerging global economies.
The report says that the U.S. holds the dominant position in the portable ramps market followed by the U.K. By establishing a proper and robust distribution network, U.S. based manufacturers spread their business globally. China is trying hard trying to establish its footprint in this market that is spreading across countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and many other emerging economies.