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Generator Hire Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

Published: 19/10/2016 / Number of Pages: 61 / Price: £795.00

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Introduction and Overview

The 1st edition of the 'Generator Hire Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis' incorporates original input and primary research, representing a new and unique up-to-date analysis of this market, which has been relatively buoyant in recent years, outperforming the general economy in terms of growth. The report reviews developments within the sector, assessing market size, trends and structure. Recent trends, key influencing factors and forecasts of future developments are also assessed and the report also reviews key application sectors for generator hire with views on future developments.

Key content covered:

  • Generator hire market overview.
  • Market analysis - market size and forecasts, power rating mix, end-user sector mix.
  • Hire companies - market structure, hire company shares, company profiles.

Key areas of insight include:

  • Key trends and market influencing factors - non-domestic construction, housebuilding, events, waste management etc.
  • Review of market structure.
  • Major generator hire companies - key players, share estimates, profiles etc.
  • End-use sector analysis - share mix by major sector - construction, infrastructure, industrial, events, oil/gas/marine, public sector etc.
  • Forecasts of performance of UK generator hire market up to 2020 - prospects for growth, key market drivers etc.
  • Detailed market data and insight on the generator hire market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

Some of the companies included:

Aggreko plc, Ashtead Group plc, Balloo Hire Centre, Banson Tool Hire, Brandon Hire Limited, Carrier Rental Systems, Central Power Services, Charles Wilson Engineers, Energyst, Gap Group, Generator Power Ltd, Grafton Group, Hewden Stuart, Hire Station, HSS Hire Service Group, IWS Generator Hire, Jewson, JF Hunt Power, Lord Hire Centres, Mather and Stuart, Mems Power Generation, MHM UK, Newburn Power Rental, Power Electric Ltd, Power Electrics (Bristol), Select Plant Hire, Smiths Equipment Hire, Speedy Hire plc, Stuart Power, Supply UK Hire Shops, TGC International, The Turner Group, Travis Perkins, WB Power Services, Woodlands (Worcestershire).

The Generator Hire Market

  • Market definition - hire of diesel generators for temporary power, equipment/ancillaries.
  • Market size and trends 2013-2016 - factors influencing market development - levels of construction activity, infrastructure developments, range of applications, legislation, events, impact of hire rates & periods, critical power requirements etc.
  • Forecasts of market size up to 2020.
  • Key end-use sectors - estimated sector shares - construction, infrastructure, events, industrial (manufacturing, processing/refining, waste management/recycling), oil/gas/marine, public sector etc.
  • Future prospects for hire market - impact of construction and non-construction activity, Brexit etc.
  • Review of trends in key sectors - positive and negative factors influencing market prospects.

Hire Companies

  • Overview of supply structure - competitive market - mix of generator hire specialists, plant hire & tool hire companies etc.
  • Market shares of major hire companies - leading players.
  • Review of major hire companies - profiles of leading players, turnover, branches, generator power rating ranges etc.
  • Industry restructuring.

Products and Suppliers

  • Overall generator hire market - mix of generator equipment and ancillary products. Overall estimates of mix, key support requirements etc.
  • Generator power rating mix - share by volume, recent trends.
  • Legislation and product development.
  • Major equipment suppliers.

Future Prospects

  • Positive and negative factors affecting the market - construction levels, weather, non-construction activity, events, market competition, 'hire vs buy' issue, hire rates, etc.
  • Key construction sectors - infrastructure, housing, offices, etc.
  • Impact of key projects - rail, roads, renewable energy etc.
  • Future developments and implications for generator hire companies - economic influences, future growth prospects.
  • Prospects for the hire market in 2016/17 and through to 2020.

Report Summary

Within our definition, the UK generator hire market (excluding ancillary products) has experienced underlying growth since the initial impact of the economic & construction downturn in 2008-10 with particularly good growth since 2012. In 2015, it is estimated that the market grew by around 7%, with a further 4% growth expected in 2016. Generator hire is a competitive market, but benefits from the wide range of end-use applications which helps underpin market growth. This report reviews the hire market of diesel generators only, with a focus on those with a generator rating up to 2,000 kVA.

The hire of generators is well-established in the UK and reflects the need for temporary, emergency or back-up power in a wide range of applications. Given this diversity of applications, the performance of the UK economy has a direct impact on the level of generator hire demand, reflecting trends in both construction and non-construction activity. Demand tends to be relatively closely aligned to GDP, with short term fluctuations influenced by construction downturns and recovery, while other key factors impacting on demand include emergencies - in particular flooding in recent years - and major events, such as the Olympics.

By volume, generators with a rating up to 20 kVA account for around a third of the market, with the 21-350kVA category accounting for a larger share (40-50%). The latter are typically used in construction and events - as well as for use in a small office, industrial unit or hospital department etc. This report only covers generator unit hire, but within the overall generator hire market, ancillary products represent a significant value added element to the overall contract value. However, requirements for ancillary products/services will vary considerably depending on the location, application, additional elements required, generator size etc. Construction accounts for the largest end-user share followed by the industrial sector, with infrastructure and events also important sectors for generator hire.

The market has continued to grow in 2016 but, following the Brexit decision in June, growth rates have been revised and are expected to be lower than previously forecast. However, the underlying trend remains positive and there is substantial optimism in mid-2016 within the generator hire sector for growth which is expected to continue to 2020. Contributing factors include a combination of generally rising levels of electricity consumption, concerns over grid capacity and reliability, more infrastructure projects and developments in remote locations (wind farms, nuclear etc.), and the growing events sector. The hire versus buy issue will continue to impact on the generator hire market and, as conditions improve, companies will continue to re-assess this issue. Market growth may also continue to be impacted by hire rates due to the competitive nature of the market (particularly in the construction sector) and the need to maintain adequate levels of utilisation.


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 8
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 8
  7. 2.2 FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  9. 3.1 GDP 11
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 13
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 15
  14. 3.6 STERLING 15
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 16
  17. 4. THE GENERATOR HIRE MARKET 18
  18. 4.1 GENERATOR HIRE MARKET DEFINITION 18
  19. 4.2 MARKET STRUCTURE 19
  20. 4.3 MARKET SIZE 21
  21. 4.3.1 Background and Recent Performance 21
  22. 4.3.2 Future Prospects 25
  23. 5. PRODUCTS 31
  24. 5.1 OVERVIEW 31
  25. 5.2 UK PRODUCTION OF GENERATORS BY OUTPUT RATING 32
  26. 5.3 MIX OF GENERATOR RATING CATEGORIES - HIRE BY VOLUME 33
  27. 5.4 GENERATORS FOR TEMPORARY POWER 34
  28. 5.4.1 Generator Manufacturers 34
  29. 5.4.2 Product Development 35
  30. 5.4.3 Legislation 36
  31. 6. GENERATOR HIRE END-USE SECTORS 38
  32. 6.1 INTRODUCTION 38
  33. 6.1.1 Generator Hire End-use Sectors 38
  34. 6.2 CONSTRUCTION 40
  35. 6.2.1 Non-Domestic Construction 41
  36. 6.2.2 Housebuilding 42
  37. 6.3 INFRASTRUCTURE 43
  38. 6.3.1 End-use sector mix within infrastructure 43
  39. 6.3.2 Utilities 43
  40. 6.3.3 Transport 45
  41. 6.4 INDUSTRIAL 46
  42. 6.4.1 End-use sector mix within the Industrial Sector 46
  43. 6.4.2 Manufacturing 47
  44. 6.5 EVENTS & LEISURE 49
  45. 6.6 PUBLIC SECTOR 50
  46. 6.7 OTHER 51
  47. 7. GENERATOR HIRE COMPANIES 53
  48. 7.1 OVERVIEW 53
  49. 7.2 MARKET SHARES 53
  50. 7.3 HIRE COMPANIES 54
  51. 7.4 TRADE ASSOCIATIONS 61
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1 UK GENERATOR HIRE MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2013-2020 (£M) 8
  3. TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2013-2016 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
  4. CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2020 13
  5. CHART 4 PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2020 14
  6. TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2018 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 16
  7. CHART 6 GENERATOR HIRE MARKET STRUCTURE 19
  8. CHART 7 UK GENERATOR HIRE MARKET SIZE AND STRUCTURE - GENERATOR EQUIPMENT AND ANCILLARY PRODUCTS. 21
  9. CHART 8 UK GENERATOR HIRE MARKET 2013-2016 (£M) AT HIRE MARKET VALUE 22
  10. TABLE 9 UK GENERATOR HIRE MARKET FORECASTS 2016-2020 (£M) AT HIRE MARKET VALUE 26
  11. TABLE 10 NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT SECTOR ANALYSIS 2016 TO 2020 - BY VALUE :(£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 29
  12. CHART 11 PRODUCT MIX OF GENERATORS AND ANCILLARY PRODUCTS % SHARE BY VALUE 2015 32
  13. TABLE 12 GENERATOR RATING MIX FOR GENERATING SETS SOLD IN UK IN 2014 (% SHARE) 32
  14. TABLE 13 GENERATOR RATING MIX - % HIRE BY VOLUME - ABOVE 750KVA, 376-750 KVA, 21-350KVA, UP TO 20KVA 34
  15. CHART 14 GENERATOR HIRE - END-USE SECTOR MIX - CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL, INFRASTRUCTURE, EVENTS, OIL/GAS, PUBLIC ETC 39
  16. CHART 15 GROWTH FORECASTS OF NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION SECTORS (EDUCATION, OFFICES, INFRASTRUCTURE, HEALTH ETC) 2016-2020 41
  17. CHART 16 HOUSING COMPLETIONS 2010 - 2020 - UNITED KINGDOM ('000) 42
  18. TABLE 17 END-USE SECTOR MIX WITHIN INFRASTRUCTURE, % 43
  19. CHART 18 UK ELECTRICITY GENERATION SHARE BY FUEL TYPE (COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR, RENEWABLES AND OTHERS*) GWH 2009-2014 44
  20. CHART 19 VALUE OF ROAD & RAIL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2010-2015 (£ BILLION) 46
  21. TABLE 20 GENERATOR HIRE - END-USE MIX IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR - MANUFACTURING, REFINING/PROCESSING, RECYCLING/WASTE/OTHERS 47
  22. TABLE 21 OUTPUT OF THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRIES (INDEX % CHANGE) 2011-2015 48
  23. CHART 22 UK EVENT EQUIPMENT HIRE MARKET 2008-2018 (£M) 50
  24. TABLE 23 LEADING GENERATOR HIRE COMPANIES - ESTIMATED MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2015 54

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