Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

US demand for commercial refrigeration equipment is moderating from the 2010-2015 period, when growth was fueled by a rebound in sales after the economic recession. Suppliers are expected to benefit from the scheduled 2020 phaseout of R-22 refrigerant, which will prompt commercial refrigeration equipment operators to either retrofit their equipment to use an acceptable alternative refrigerant (raising demand for parts such as valves and filters), or to replace their existing equipment (boosting system sales). A number of alternative refrigerants can be used instead of R-22, and retrofitting is a less costly option for operators. However, installing new systems will spell long-term cost savings due to a boost in energy efficiency.

Regulations on industry tight

According to Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, a new study from The Freedonia Group, the commercial refrigeration industry is subject to strict regulatory scrutiny, which can impact demand. For example, HFCs have a high global warming potential, and as a result government regulators continue to seek other refrigerant options. In July 2015 the US EPA issued a final rule regarding HFC use, outlawing the use of certain HFCs in a number of commercial refrigeration systems. The final rule has various target dates depending on the type of equipment, with some going into effect as early as July 2016; others not becoming effective until January 2020.

Energy efficiency standards in effect

Freedonia forecasts that commercial refrigeration equipment sales growth will also be supported by more stringent minimum energy efficiency standards for certain products, most notably reach-in and walk-in refrigerators and freezers. These standards will become effective on all reach-ins and walk-ins made after June 2017 and will result in many producers using higher quality and more expensive materials, which will raise average equipment prices and increase 2020 demand in value terms.

Beverage refrigeration, display cases exhibit most rapid gains

Transportation refrigeration systems comprise the largest share of commercial refrigeration equipment demand in the US, accounting for 23 percent of the 2015 total. However, these products will record the slowest rate of increase in demand through 2020 due to a significant slowdown in refrigerated truck and trailer fleet expansion activity following a period of robust gains between 2010 and 2015. Beverage refrigeration equipment and display cases will post the fastest sales increases through 2020. Beverage refrigeration equipment sales will be boosted by continued growth in the number of eating and drinking establishments and associated foodservice revenues. While the majority of US production will continue to be utilized to satisfy local demand, competition from less costly imported products, especially from regional neighbor Mexico, as well as China, will intensify, limiting industry output gains.

Study coverage

Commercial Refrigeration Equipment examines the US commercial refrigeration equipment industry. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by product and market. The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, evaluates company market share data and profiles 43 US industry competitors.

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  1. Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $115.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $168.00

      1. Table | US COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,784.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $198.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Outlook

        $223.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Personal Income & Expenditure Trends

        $122.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      5. 3.5 Nonresidential Building Construction

        $195.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Institutional Construction

          $82.00

        3. 3.5.2 Office & Commercial Construction

          $82.00

        4. 3.5.3 Industrial Construction

          $82.00

        5. 3.5.4 Transportation & Other Nonresidential Construction

          $82.00

      6. 3.6 Retail Sales

        $258.00

        1. Table | RETAIL SALES

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT PRICING TRENDS

      8. 3.8 Historical Market Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT MARKET, 2005-2015

        2. CHART II-1 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT MARKET, 2006-2015

      9. 3.9 Regulatory & Environment Issues

        $307.00

      10. 3.10 Technology

        $82.00

      11. 3.11 World Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND

      12. 3.12 US Foreign Trade

        $134.00

        1. Table | US FOREIGN TRADE IN COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

        2. 3.12.1 Exports

          $82.00

          1. CHART II-2 US COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT EXPORTS BY DESTINATION, 2015

        3. 3.12.2 Imports

          $82.00

          1. CHART II-3 US COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT IMPORTS BY SOURCE, 2015

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,466.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $165.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. CHART III-1 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2015

      2. 4.2 Transportation Refrigeration Systems

        $332.00

        1. Table | TRANSPORTATION REFRIGERATION SYSTEM SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.2.1 Shipping Container Systems

          $94.00

          1. Table | SHIPPING CONTAINER SYSTEM DEMAND

        3. 4.2.2 Trailer Refrigeration Systems

          $107.00

          1. Table | TRAILER REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND

        4. 4.2.3 Truck Refrigeration Systems

          $82.00

          1. Table | TRUCK REFRIGERATION SYSTEM DEMAND

      3. 4.3 Refrigerators & Freezers

        $364.00

        1. Table | REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.3.1 Reach-In Refrigerators & Freezers

          $112.00

          1. Table | REACH-IN REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 4.3.2 Walk-In Refrigerators & Freezers

          $132.00

          1. Table | WALK-IN REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      4. 4.4 Beverage Refrigeration Equipment

        $376.00

        1. Table | BEVERAGE REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.4.1 Drinking Fountains

          $88.00

          1. Table | DRINKING FOUNTAIN SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 4.4.2 Soda Fountain Equipment

          $82.00

          1. Table | SODA FOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        4. 4.4.3 Beverage Cooling & Dispensing Equipment

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEVERAGE COOLING & DISPENSING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

        5. 4.4.4 Beer Dispensing Equipment

          $82.00

          1. Table | BEER DISPENSING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

      5. 4.5 Display Cases

        $515.00

        1. Table | DISPLAY CASE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        2. 4.5.1 Normal Temperature Display Cases

          $131.00

          1. Table | NORMAL TEMPERATURE DISPLAY CASE SUPPLY & DEMAND

        3. 4.5.2 Low Temperature Display Cases

          $160.00

          1. Table | LOW TEMPERATURE DISPLAY CASE SUPPLY & DEMAND

      6. 4.6 Ice Machines

        $147.00

        1. Table | ICE MACHINE SUPPLY & DEMAND

      7. 4.7 Cryogenic Equipment

        $128.00

        1. Table | CRYOGENIC EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

      8. 4.8 Liquid Chillers

        $119.00

        1. Table | LIQUID CHILLER SUPPLY & DEMAND

      9. 4.9 Refrigerated Vending Machines

        $124.00

        1. Table | REFRIGERATED VENDING MACHINE SUPPLY & DEMAND

      10. 4.10 Other Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

        $110.00

        1. Table | OTHER COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT SUPPLY & DEMAND

      11. 4.11 Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Parts

        $86.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT PARTS SUPPLY & DEMAND

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $1,460.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $118.00

        1. Table | COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015

      2. 5.2 New & Aftermarket

        $82.00

        1. Table | NEW & AFTERMARKET DEMAND FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

      3. 5.3 Foodservice

        $287.00

        1. 5.3.1 Foodservice Industry Overview

          $143.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE REVENUES

        2. 5.3.2 Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Demand

          $114.00

          1. Table | FOODSERVICE MARKET FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT BY SECTOR & TYPE

      4. 5.4 Food & Beverage Retail

        $338.00

        1. 5.4.1 Food & Beverage Retail Overview

          $82.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE RETAIL INDICATORS

        2. 5.4.2 Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Demand

          $236.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE RETAIL MARKET FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

      5. 5.5 Food & Beverage Distribution

        $234.00

        1. 5.5.1 Food & Beverage Distribution Industry Overview

          $82.00

        2. 5.5.2 Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Demand

          $145.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTION MARKET FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

      6. 5.6 Food & Beverage Production

        $319.00

        1. 5.6.1 Food & Beverage Production Overview

          $220.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS

        2. 5.6.2 Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | FOOD & BEVERAGE PRODUCTION MARKET FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

      7. 5.7 Other Markets

        $88.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $124.00

        1. Table | US COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT SALES BY COMPANY, 2015

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $179.00

        1. CHART V-1 COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT MARKET SHARE, 2015

      3. 6.3 Product Development & Manufacturing

        $119.00

      4. 6.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $91.00

      5. 6.5 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $100.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      6. 6.6 Cooperative Agreements

        $91.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      7. 6.7 Company Profiles

        $5,333.00

        1. 6.7.1 AHT Cooling Systems GmbH

          $125.00

        2. 6.7.2 Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated

          $105.00

        3. 6.7.3 Ali SpA

          $377.00

        4. 6.7.4 Bally Refrigerated Boxes Incorporated

          $261.00

        5. 6.7.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $224.00

        6. 6.7.6 Coin Acceptors Incorporated

          $102.00

        7. 6.7.7 Crane Company

          $135.00

        8. 6.7.8 Daikin Industries Limited

          $82.00

        9. 6.7.9 Dover Corporation

          $330.00

        10. 6.7.10 Dunham-Bush Holding Berhad

          $89.00

        11. 6.7.11 Elkay Manufacturing Company

          $129.00

        12. 6.7.12 Emerson Electric Company

          $413.00

        13. 6.7.13 GEA Group AG

          $161.00

        14. 6.7.14 Grindmaster-Cecilware Corporation

          $194.00

        15. 6.7.15 Hoshizaki Electric Company Limited

          $207.00

        16. 6.7.16 Hussmann Corporation

          $252.00

        17. 6.7.17 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $171.00

        18. 6.7.18 Ingersoll-Rand plc

          $246.00

        19. 6.7.19 Johnson Controls Incorporated

          $206.00

        20. 6.7.20 KPS Global LLC

          $82.00

        21. 6.7.21 Leer Incorporated

          $206.00

        22. 6.7.22 Lennox International Incorporated

          $331.00

        23. 6.7.23 Manitowoc Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        24. 6.7.24 Manitowoc Foodservice Incorporated

          $410.00

        25. 6.7.25 Metalfrio Solutions SA

          $121.00

        26. 6.7.26 Mueller (Paul) Company

          $230.00

        27. 6.7.27 Oasis International Incorporated

          $126.00

        28. 6.7.28 Paloma Company Limited

          $147.00

        29. 6.7.29 Panasonic Corporation

          $215.00

        30. 6.7.30 Parker-Hannifin Corporation

          $82.00

        31. 6.7.31 Perlick Corporation

          $228.00

        32. 6.7.32 Polar King International Incorporated

          $110.00

        33. 6.7.33 Praxair Incorporated

          $118.00

        34. 6.7.34 Rainey Road Holdings Incorporated

          $230.00

        35. 6.7.35 Sanden Holdings Corporation

          $107.00

        36. 6.7.36 SPX Corporation

          $155.00

        37. 6.7.37 Standex International Corporation

          $457.00

        38. 6.7.38 Tecumseh Products Company

          $151.00

        39. 6.7.39 Thermo Fisher Scientific Incorporated

          $216.00

        40. 6.7.40 True Manufacturing Company Incorporated

          $146.00

        41. 6.7.41 United Technologies Corporation

          $203.00

        42. 6.7.42 Whirlpool Corporation

          $142.00

        43. 6.7.43 Zero Zone Incorporated

          $82.00

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