Market Overview

The 2018 US Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Market by Product and End-User -


The "Commercial
Refrigeration Equipment in the US by Product and Market, 14th Edition"

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This industry study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and
2017) and forecasts for 2022 by product (transportation refrigeration
systems, refrigerators and freezers, beverage refrigeration equipment,
display cases, other equipment, and parts) and market (food and beverage
retail, foodservice, food and beverage distribution, food and beverage
production, and other markets).

The study also evaluates company market share and analyzes industry
competitors, including:

  • Dover
  • Hoshizaki
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Ingersoll-Rand
  • Lennox
  • Panasonic (Hussmann)
  • Standex
  • True Manufacturing
  • United Technologies
  • Welbilt

Opportunities for commercial refrigeration equipment sales will result

  • continued consolidation in the food and beverage distribution market,
    which will support sales for transportation refrigeration equipment
  • growth in the number of foodservice establishments

Investment in an infrastructure for food and beverage e-commerce sales
will also support commercial refrigeration equipment sales, especially
of chillers, walk-ins, and transportation refrigeration equipment. While
this market segment will remain small through 2022, there is significant
investment in expanding the viability of delivering fresh food directly
to the consumer.

Transportation Refrigeration Systems to Outpace All Other
Product Segments

Continued consolidation in the food and beverage distribution market,
where the vast majority of transportation refrigeration systems are
used, will result in a growing need for these systems to deliver food to
end users, resulting in strong advances in this product segment. As the
run times and distances traveled by refrigerated trailers, shipping
containers, and trucks increase, greater stress will be placed on the
refrigeration units, prompting more frequent maintenance and replacement.

Energy Efficiency and Refrigerant Regulations Will Continue to
Be a Concern for End-Users

Because of the slim profit margins of many food retail and foodservice
owners, equipment that can reduce operating costs and increase profit
margins offers a significant competitive advantage over comparable but
less efficient products. When weighing the features and benefits of
different refrigeration equipment, energy efficiency will remain one of
the most important purchasing criteria outside of cost.

Following the 2014 final rule on the phaseout of R-22 and restrictions
on certain HFC-based refrigerants, most equipment suppliers began
developing equipment that is compatible with acceptable alternative
refrigerants, including equipment that can utilize HC-based and
HFO-based refrigerants. While there are still limitations on the use of
these refrigerants, further improvements are expected, as these
refrigerants are anticipated to be safe from additional regulations
because of their low global warming potential and zero ozone depletion

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