Cable Drum Market Outlook - 2026
Cable drum is an object, which is round shaped that carries different types of wires or cables such as fiber optic, electrical, and other wire products. Different materials used for cable drums are plastic, plywood, wood, and steel. Wooden drums manufactured from resinous wood carries heavy loads. Discarded wooden drums are obtained at cheap prices and are used as a furniture. Drums are used for transporting lighter loads plywood. As compared to other type of drums, plywood drum is a cheaper alternative and are used extensively by commercial electricians and in building industry for carrying wires. Plywood drums are made from Poplar ply or birch; they are both light-weight and strong. In normal situations, plywood drums are destroyed once they are used. Plastic drums are often manufactured from recycled plastic and used for lighter weight cables. These days, the offshore industry is using steel drums in place of traditional wooden drums for carrying cables and wires. The steel drums are more durable and costlier as compared to the wooden drums. Today, the off-shore industry prefers steel drums in place of plywood, wooden, or plastic drums. Due to the lower cost of wooden drums, the conventional land-based industries use wooden drums.
The use of cables and wires in telecommunication, infrastructure, and energy sector experiences rapid growth all over the globe due to the introduction of 4G and 5G technologies. This drives the growth of the global cable drum market. Increase in investments made by private sector companies as well as governments in infrastructural development projects create demand for cable reels. As per the estimates of European Investment Bank (EIB), based in Luxembourg, the infrastructure investment needs for water, energy, sanitation, transport, and telecoms are €688 billion per year. These estimates were released in 2018. Transportation cost of cable drums is a major concern for cable drum market because of its size; this is expected to restrict the growth of the global cable drum market.
The global cable drum market is segmented on the basis of type, drive mechanism, and region. By type, the market is segmented into plywood, wooden, plastic, and steel. The durability of steel drums are more than other types. Steel drums can be reused; therefore, the steel drums are in demand in off shore industries. Wooden drums and plywood drums are light in weight and inexpensive; this reduces the cost of transportation to some extent. Plastic drums are manufactured from recycled plastic. Plastic drums are small in size; therefore, these are mostly used for light weight applications. In addition, plastic drums are inexpensive, since they are manufactured from recycled plastic. By drive mechanism, the market is bifurcated into manual and motorized. The cost of operating the motorized drums is more as compared to manual drums. By region, it is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The focus on digitalization in countries like and China India boosts the demand for fiber optics and other cables; this propels the growth of the cable drums market.
The key players in this market include Hildebrandt Group, SCHILL GMBH & CO. KG., as - Schwabe GmbH, CABLE EQUIPEMENTS, Conductix-Wampfler, Coxreels, NICOLETTI, Bryant Unlimited, HANNAY REELS, and SVENSSONGROUP. SVENSSONGROUP offers products like wooden cable drum, plywood cable drum, plastic cable drum, and offshore and steel drums. Bryant Unlimited has products like Marcaddy cable drum for SMPTE for 311 fiber, skeleton cable drum. HANNAY REELS in January 2019, announced some new products like SPRAY NON-CORROSIVE SERIES (SNC). This Series will protect the cable reels in corrosive environments and will not deteriorate the strength of cable reels. These reels are designed to handle a variety of applications, including pesticides, water, and fertilizer mixes.
KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERS
- This study includes the analytical depiction of the global cable drum market along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- This report provides an extensive analysis of the current and emerging trends and dynamics in the market.
- In-depth analysis has been conducted in this report by constructing market estimations for the key market segments between 2019 and 2026.
- Based on region, the market is analyzed based on various regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA
- Key market players within the cable drum market are profiled in this report and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which helps understand competitive outlook of the market.
KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
By Drive Mechanism
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
- Schwabe GmbH
- Bryant Unlimited
- CABLE EQUIPEMENTS
- HANNAY REELS
- Hildebrandt Group
- SCHILL GMBH & CO. KG.