US commercial refrigeration equipment demand will rise 3.9 percent annually through 2012, driven in part by the ongoing addition of foodservice operators and food retailers. Foodservice will remain the largest market, while food and beverage distribution grows the fastest. Cryogenic equipment and display cases are among the best opportunities.
This study analyzes the $7.6 billion US commercial refrigeration equipment industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by market (e.g., foodservice, food and beverage retail, food and beverage distribution, food and beverage production) and product (e.g., transportation refrigeration systems, beverage refrigeration equipment, display cases, reach-in refrigerators and freezers).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including United Technologies, Ingersoll-Rand, Enodis and Manitowoc.