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Non-Domestic Catering Equipment Market Report - UK 2015-2019 Analysis

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Introduction and Overview

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the 2nd edition of the report 'Non-Domestic Catering Equipment Market Report - UK 2015-2019 Analysis'. Incorporating original input and primary research, the report provides a wide-ranging and informative perspective on the sector. The market for catering equipment has proved very resilient in the economic downturn, reflecting a combination of higher catering standards, more choice and the underlying strength of eating out - even during difficult times. Market prospects are relatively optimistic for the next 3-4 years as consumer confidence and spending continues to recover, with many restaurant groups, hotels continuing to roll out new outlets or upgrade existing facilities. The report contains a detailed assessment of these and other market trends and influences, with analysis of future prospects and potential areas of opportunity.

Key areas include:

  • Overview of market performance in the UK non-domestic catering equipment market - size, recent trends and key market influences, forecasts and future prospects.
  • Analysis of key end-use sectors for restaurants, cafes & bars, healthcare & education and hotels - sector sizes / performance, trends and influences by sector and potential areas of opportunity.
  • Review of Market Structure and Leading Providers - distribution structure and company profiles for the leading contractors.

Areas of insight include:

  • Market activity from 2009 to 2014, with forecasts through to 2019.
  • Review of key product sectors - cooking equipment, refrigeration, steel fabrication, washware etc. - market sizes, shares, trends etc.
  • Indications of market mix by end use sector and by key product groupings.
  • Distribution - key specialist distributors and suppliers by major product sector.
  • Market forecasts for 2015-2019.

Some of the companies featured include:

Adande Refrigeration, AFE Group, Ali Group, Ascobloc, Carford Group, Coldkit, CCE Group, Counterline, Duke Manufacturing, E&R Moffat, Electrolux Professional, Fagor Industrial UK, Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances, Gram (UK), ITW, Lincat, Manitowoc Foodservice, Meiko UK, Middleby UK, Nelson Dish and Glasswashing Machines, Parry Catering Equipment, Precision Refrigeration , Rational, Rical Group, Robert Coupe, Sammic, Standex International, Storer Refrigeration & Catering Manufacture, True Manufacturing, Valentine Equipment, Victor Manufacturing, Winterhalter.

The Market 

  • Catering Equipment Market overview - estimates of total market size from 2009-2014, with forecasts for the period from 2015 to 2019.
  • Key market trends and influences - legislation, construction output and trends in food and eating out etc.
  • Review of key markets - hotels, pubs, restaurants etc. - overall sector sizes, key players/leading operators. Health/education - mix between in-house/contract-out, funding etc.
  • Future prospects for catering equipment market covering macro-economic influences and outlook by end-use application area and product sector, key potential growth areas, impact of market maturity, legislation and other key influences.
  • Product review - Review of mix of products by key sectors - Cooking equipment, refrigeration, steel fabrication, washware. Market mix of cooking equipment by type - including Grills, Microwaves, Fryers, Griddles, Ovens, also market mix of refrigerated equipment and washware.

Product Review

  • Review of mix of products by key sectors - cooking equipment, refrigeration, steel fabrication, washware, others.
  • Market mix of cooking equipment by type - including Ovens, Grills, Microwaves, Fryers, Griddles etc.
  • Market mix of refrigerated equipment - refrigerators/freezers. Freezer mix - roll-in, counter, reach-in, wall etc.
  • Review of steel fabricated units, washware (front load, pass through/hood mix).

Supply Chain Review - Distribution and Supply

  • Structure of distribution - supply chain review, profiles of some of the larger or more prominent specialist catering equipment distributors, designers and installers.
  • Market shares of leading product suppliers - leading players by product group.
  • Company profiles of leading catering equipment providers covering major providers and niche specialists - outline includes company size, growth trends, areas of specialisation, sector strengths and major contracts.

Key End-Use Sectors

  • Analysis of catering equipment market by broad end-use sector - Restaurants, Cafes & Bars, Health & Education, Hotels. Overall end use sector market shares.
  • Restaurants, Cafes & Bars - sector development and trends, key players/brands/outlets etc., impact of tourism and household expenditure.
  • Healthcare & Education Sector - market mix, catering expenditure, mix between in-house/contracted out, influence of Government policy, mix of type of meals served in healthcare applications.
  • Hotel Sector - sector development and trends, impact of tourism and household expenditure.
  • Other users including offices, contract caterers and leisure sectors.

Report Summary

Catering Equipment Market SizeUK household expenditure on catering services, including drink, in 2013 was nearly £84bn. This can be compared to £112bn spent by households on home consumption of food and drink in the same year. The catering market struggled during the recession but has experienced a rising trend in expenditure since 2010 and has proved to be a successful sector outperforming most other areas of consumer spending over the last 5 years.

In 2014, the non-domestic catering equipment market was estimated to be worth £765 million. This represents a growth rate of around 4% on 2013. The market is considered to be mature across all sectors. As a result, there is limited potential for growth through increased penetration, making the market subject to performance of the overall economy and food industry.

The catering equipment market has experienced difficult trading conditions in recent years, especially in 2009 and 2010 when it declined by over 15% in total. This reflected the poor economy and struggling leisure and hospitality sectors. Whilst the government remains committed to public sector cutbacks affecting some demand, particularly in government office catering due to staff reductions, the budgets for the NHS remain secure along with educational catering which has been singled out and budgeted for future growth in catering needs including the extension of free school meals.

The main factor supporting market growth of the catering equipment market since 2010 has been the overall improvement in the economy and the strong resilience of the restaurant sector. Innovative concepts and new restaurant brands, along with an improvement in household spending on eating out has helped grow the catering sector - and therefore demand for catering equipment.

Factors supporting market growth include product development creating added value features; higher hygiene standards; the requirement for smaller and more environmentally friendly, sustainable products, often of higher value, in response to tightening legislation; and the development of restaurant and hotel chains. Factors negatively affecting market growth are increased price competition particularly from lower value imports; and longer life-spans of products reducing replacement cycles.

Cooking equipment represents over 50% of market value, and is the largest sector, due in part to the high cost of these products. Refrigeration accounts for around a quarter, with steel fabrication, warewashing and other products making up the remaining market value. The leading end user is the hospitality sector, with restaurants, cafes and bars accounting for around 54% of the market. The remainder is accounted for by health and education, with a reasonable share, hotels, and other sectors such as offices, leisure and retail.

Products are largely distributed through specialist distributors and designers and installers, although there is some direct delivery, particularly as the internet becomes more widely used. Direct delivery is more prevalent in the steel fabrication side, where bespoke solutions dominate.

The outlook for the UK economy is good although somewhat still cautious, given the dependency on the housing market recovery and ongoing debt/banking problems in the Eurozone and levels of confidence in the global economy. The hospitality industry continues to grow with the restaurant sector particularly a factor influencing growth in catering equipment demand. Consumers are eating out more often and business investors have renewed confidence and are once again investing in future new business.

The government has committed to reducing the level of public sector debt, resulting in reduced levels of expenditure across many government departments. This will continue to depress demand for catering equipment within government departments, but other sectors continue to show ongoing sustained budgets, for example in healthcare with education receiving an extra boost of over £1 billion in funding in 2014-15 for the free school meals programme.

Although the replacement market is the larger market, levels of non-domestic construction output have an impact on the market for catering equipment. In the non-housing sector, construction output stabilised in 2012 and 2013 and many sectors were showing more positive signs in late-2014. Opportunities resulting from construction output improvements are likely to improve in the medium to longer term.


List of Report Contents

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
  5. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 7
  6. 2.1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 8
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 10
  9. 3.1 GDP 10
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 11
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 12
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 13
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 13
  14. 3.6 STERLING 14
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 15
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 16
  17. 4. UK CATERING EQUIPMENT 17
  18. 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION 17
  19. 4.2 MARKET SIZE AND TRENDS 17
  20. 4.3 KEY INFLUENCES ON THE INDUSTRY 22
  21. 4.3.1 Legislation 22
  22. 4.3.2 Construction Output 26
  23. 4.3.3 Trends in Food and Eating Out 28
  24. 4.4 PRODUCT MIX 30
  25. 4.4.1 Cooking Equipment 31
  26. 4.4.2 Refrigeration 33
  27. 4.4.3 Steel Fabricated Units 35
  28. 4.4.4 Washware 36
  29. 4.4.5 Others 37
  30. 5. END USE SECTORS 38
  31. 5.1 END-USER MIX 38
  32. 5.2 RESTAURANTS, CAFES AND BARS 39
  33. 5.3 HEALTH & EDUCATION 45
  34. 5.4 HOTELS 51
  35. 5.5 OTHER USERS 56
  36. 6. DISTRIBUTION 60
  37. 6.1 DISTRIBUTION OVERVIEW 60
  38. 6.2 SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTORS 61
  39. 6.3 DESIGNERS & INSTALLERS 64
  40. 7. SUPPLIERS 66
  41. 7.1 MARKET SHARES 66
  42. 7.2 COMPANY PROFILES 68
  43. 7.2.1 Catering Equipment Manufacturers 68
  44. 7.2.2 Appliance Manufacturers 72
  45. 7.2.3 Fabricators 75
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK NON-DOMESTIC CATERING EQUIPMENT MARKET AND FORECAST 2009-2019 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 7
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2011-2014 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 10
  4. CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 1994-2018 12
  5. CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 1995-2018 13
  6. TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2009-2015 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 15
  7. TABLE 6 UK NON-DOMESTIC CATERING EQUIPMENT MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS - 2009-2019 (£M MSP) 18
  8. CHART 7 NON DOMESTIC CATERING EQUIPMENT MARKET - NEW BUILD AND REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT BY VALUE 2014 (%) 20
  9. TABLE 8 UK ENERGY USE FOR CATERING PURPOSES BY USE SECTOR 2013 (THOUSAND TONNES OF OIL EQUIVALENT, % TOTAL) 23
  10. CHART 9 UK ENERGY USE FOR CATERING PURPOSES 2013, IN THOUSAND TONNES OF OIL EQUIVALENT, BY PRINCIPAL TYPE OF ENERGY (% TOTAL ) 24
  11. TABLE 10 NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION NEW WORK OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2008-2018 (£BN) AT CURRENT PRICES 27
  12. CHART 11 ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT GROWTH FORECASTS (NEW WORK) 2010 - 2018 BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 28
  13. TABLE 12 HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE ON FOOD AND DRINK AND CATERING SERVICES 2008-2013 CURRENT PRICES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED (£M) 29
  14. CHART 13 CATERING EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2014 - WASHWARE, COOKING, REFRIGERATION, STEEL FABRICATION ETC. (%) 31
  15. CHART 14 COOKING EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2014 - OVENS, GRILLS, MICROWAVES, FRYERS, GRIDDLES, ETC. (%) 32
  16. CHART 15 REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2014 - REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS ETC (%) 34
  17. CHART 16 REFRIGERATOR MIX BY TYPE BY VALUE 2014 - COUNTER, REACH IN, WALL, ROLL IN ETC (%) 34
  18. CHART 17 GLASS AND DISH WASHERS BY TYPE BY VALUE 2014 - FRONT LOAD, PASS THROUGH ETC (%) 36
  19. CHART 18 NUMBER OF MEALS SERVED BY END USE SECTOR - RESTAURANTS, PUBS, STAFF CATERING, LEISURE, HEALTHCARE ETC 2013 38
  20. CHART 19 CATERING EQUIPMENT END USE SECTOR MIX 2013 - HOTELS, HEALTH/EDUCATION, RESTAURANTS/CAFES/PUBS ETC. BY VALUE 39
  21. TABLE 20 NUMBER OF VAT AND/OR PAYE BASED ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE ACTIVITIES 2009-2014 (STATISTICS AS AT MARCH EACH YEAR) 39
  22. TABLE 21 NUMBER OF VAT AND/OR PAYE BASED ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE ACTIVITIES 2011 AND 2014 BY EMPLOYEE SIZE AND % CHANGE (STATISTICS AS AT MARCH EACH YEAR) 40
  23. TABLE 22 HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE ON HOTEL AND RESTAURANT CATERING SERVICES 2008-2013 CURRENT PRICES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED (£M) 41
  24. TABLE 23 TOP UK RESTAURANT & FAST FOOD OPERATORS - BRANDS, NO. OF OUTLETS - 2014 43
  25. TABLE 24 TOP UK COFFEE AND SANDWICH/SNACK OPERATORS - 2014 44
  26. CHART 25 ENGLISH LOCAL AUTHORITY CATERED/CONTRACTED SERVICES - SECONDARY, PRIMARY, SPECIAL 2011/12 (%) 46
  27. TABLE 26 NUMBER OF IN-PATIENT MEALS REQUESTED IN ENGLAND AND AVERAGE COST OF ONE PATIENT MEAL DAY 2008/09 TO 2013/14 (PLACE INSPECTIONS) 49
  28. CHART 27 TYPE OF MEAL SERVICE AT NHS TRUSTS - IN-HOUSE, CONTRACTED-OUT, MIXED, SELF-CATERING 2013/14 (% TOTAL) 51
  29. TABLE 28 UK HOTEL MARKET 2012 AND 2014 52
  30. TABLE 29 NUMBER OF INBOUND VISITS TO THE UK - 2007 - 2014 (ESTIMATED), AND CHANGE OVER PREVIOUS YEAR (%) 54
  31. TABLE 30 ANNUAL PASSENGER TRAFFIC UK AIRPORTS (MILLION) 2007 - 2014 (ESTIMATED), AND CHANGE OVER PREVIOUS YEAR (%) 55
  32. TABLE 31 NUMBER OF VAT AND/OR PAYE BASED ENTERPRISES INVOLVED IN CATERING SERVICES 2012 TO 2014 BY EMPLOYEE SIZE 56
  33. CHART 32 CENTRAL LONDON OFFICE MARKET - OFFICE TAKE UP BY PRINCIPAL AREA, Q1 2008 - Q2 2014 (MILLION SQ. FT) 58
  34. TABLE 33 RETAIL TURNOVER EXCLUDING AUTOMOTIVE FUEL (£BN) 2009-2014 59
  35. CHART 34 DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL STRUCTURE FOR COMMERCIAL CATERING EQUIPMENT 60
  36. TABLE 35 NUMBER OF VAT AND/OR PAYE BASED ENTERPRISES IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MACHINES FOR USE IN FOOD, BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO PROCESSING 2009-2014 BY TURNOVER 66
  37. CHART 36 CATERING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS - MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2013/14 (%) 67

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