Generator Hire Market Report - UK 2018-2022
Published: 26/07/2018 / Number of Pages: 61 / Price: £845.00
Introduction and Overview
The 2nd edition of the 'Generator Hire Market Report - UK 2018-2022' incorporates original input and primary research, this updated report represents an up-to-date analysis of the market. The report includes an assessment of the market size, and a review of recent developments within the sector, market structure, recent trends, key influencing factors and forecasts. The key application sectors for generator hire are also reviewed.
Key issues covered in the report:
- Generator hire market size and overview.
- Key trends, market influences and driving factors.
- Product mix - by power rating and by product type.
- Review of key end use sectors for generator hire.
- Supplier review - market structure and leading hire companies, market shares and company profiles.
- Forecasts for the sector up to 2022.
Areas of particular interest:
- Key influencing factors affecting market performance such as the performance of non-domestic construction and housebuilding, the events sector, industrial output etc.
- Review of generator hire market performance 2013-2017.
- Future prospects for the sector between 2018-2022.
- Review of market structure and major generator hire companies, highlighting key organisations.
- End-use sector analysis - share mix by major sector.
Some of the companies included:
Addicott Electrics, Aggreko, A-Plant, Ashtead Group plc, Buffalo Power Services, Carrier Rental Systems, Central Power Services, Charles Wilson Engineering, Ellis Event Power Services, Energyst, Field Engineering Services, Flying Hire, GAP Group, Generator Power, Ground Power Ltd, Hire Power Generators Ltd, HSS Hire, IWS Generator Hire, JF Hunt Power, KDM Hire, Mems Power Generation, Midas Productions UK, MHM UK, Newburn Power Rental, Power Command, Power Electrics (Bristol), Select Plant Hire, Speedy Hire, Stuart Group, TGC International, The Powerline (Entertainments), Turner Group (PE Generators), VP plc (Hire Station, Brandon Hire), Uninterruptible Power Supplies, U.P.S Systems plc, WB Power Services, Woodlands Generators.
- Market definition of plant hire companies and products included.
- Overview of the sector and market size by value for the period 2013-2017.
- Market trends - factors influencing market development, such as levels of construction activity, infrastructure developments, industrial activity, legislation, events, weather, impact of hire rates and rising power demand etc.
- Forecasts of market size up to 2022.
- Future prospects for the generator hire market - impact of construction and non-construction activity, including domestic and non-domestic construction e.g. infrastructure (including transport and utilities), offices, refining & processing, manufacturing, etc. 'Hire vs Buy' issue.
- Overview of supply structure - competitive market, with a mix of generator hire specialists, plant hire & tool hire companies etc.
- Market shares of major hire companies.
- Review of major hire companies - turnover, branches, generator power rating ranges etc.
- Overview of generator power rating mix.
- Overall generator hire market - mix of generator equipment and ancillary products.
- Breakdown of generator hire end-use sectors.
- Legislation and product development.
- Major equipment suppliers.
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. The overall generator hire market includes all types of generators as well as ancillary products. This report reviews the hire market of diesel generators only, with a focus on those with a generator rating up to 2,000 kVA.
Generator hire is a competitive market, but benefits from the wide range of end-use applications which helps underpin market growth. Given the 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.
It is estimated that there are around 35,000 - 40,000 generators available for hire in the UK, with the larger companies holding a significant share. The number of units in the market has increased in recent years as some companies have expanded their fleets and there have also been new entrants into the market, further increasing the number of units available.
These developments have led to increasing competition and have impacted on hire rates and market development. Overall rental rates have remained relatively flat in recent years, although some companies have increased their rates whilst others have reduced their rates.
The effect of the 'Brexit' negotiations on levels of confidence and investment remains the biggest risk factor to market development as it is impossible to judge how the economic situation will develop. Consequently, forecasting at this time is difficult and market estimates should be treated with caution.
However, while there is uncertainty, the diversity of applications and range of positive underlying drivers, provides optimism for growth. The generator only hire market is forecast to grow to 2022 as demand for temporary power is expected to rise, supported by increased domestic and non-domestic construction as well as other opportunities such as the growth in the overall events industry.
List of Contents
- 1. INTRODUCTION 6
- 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
- 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
- 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 8
- 2.1 SUMMARY 8
- 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 9
- 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
- 3.1 GDP 11
- 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 12
- 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 13
- 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
- 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 14
- 3.6 STERLING 15
- 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
- 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 16
- 4. THE GENERATOR HIRE MARKET 17
- 4.1 GENERATOR HIRE MARKET DEFINITION 17
- 4.2 MARKET STRUCTURE 17
- 4.3 MARKET SIZE 20
- 4.3.1 Background and Recent Performance 20
- 4.3.2 Market Prospects 25
- 5. PRODUCTS 28
- 5.1 OVERVIEW 28
- 5.2 UK PRODUCTION OF GENERATORS BY OUTPUT RATING 29
- 5.3 MIX OF GENERATOR RATING CATEGORIES - HIRE BY VOLUME 30
- 5.4 GENERATORS FOR TEMPORARY POWER 31
- 5.4.1 Generator Manufacturers 31
- 5.4.2 Product Development 32
- 5.4.3 Legislation 33
- 6. GENERATOR HIRE END-USE SECTORS 36
- 6.1 INTRODUCTION 36
- 6.1.1 Generator Hire End-use Sectors 36
- 6.2 CONSTRUCTION 38
- 6.2.1 Non-Domestic Construction 38
- 6.2.2 Housebuilding 41
- 6.3 INFRASTRUCTURE 43
- 6.3.1 End-use Sector Mix Within Infrastructure 43
- 6.3.2 Utilities 43
- 6.3.3 Transport 46
- 6.4 INDUSTRIAL 47
- 6.4.1 End-use Sector Mix within the Industrial Sector 47
- 6.4.2 Manufacturing 48
- 6.5 EVENTS & LEISURE 50
- 6.6 PUBLIC SECTOR 51
- 6.7 OTHER 52
- 7. GENERATOR HIRE COMPANIES 54
- 7.1 OVERVIEW 54
- 7.2 MARKET SHARES 54
- 7.3 HIRE COMPANIES 56
- 7.4 TRADE ASSOCIATIONS 61
Tables & Charts
- CHART 1: UK DIESEL GENERATOR HIRE MARKET SIZE BY VALUE (£M AT HIRE MARKET PRICES) AND % CHANGE 2013 - 2022 8
- TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2015-2018 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 11
- CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2022 13
- CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2022 14
- TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2014-2020 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 15
- CHART 6: GENERATOR HIRE MARKET STRUCTURE 18
- CHART 7: UK DIESEL GENERATOR HIRE MARKET SIZE AND STRUCTURE - GENERATOR EQUIPMENT AND ANCILLARY PRODUCTS - 2017. 20
- TABLE 8: UK GENERATOR HIRE MARKET 2013-2022 (£M) AT HIRE MARKET VALUE 21
- CHART 9: FORECAST OF NEW WORK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT SECTOR DEVELOPMENTS 2017 TO 2022 - % CHANGE 27
- CHART 10: PRODUCT MIX OF GENERATORS AND ANCILLARY PRODUCTS % SHARE BY VALUE 2017 29
- TABLE 11: GENERATOR RATING MIX FOR GENERATING SETS SOLD IN UK IN 2016 (% SHARE) 29
- CHART 12: GENERATOR RATING MIX - % HIRE BY VOLUME - ABOVE 750KVA, 351-750 KVA, 21-350KVA, UP TO 20KVA 31
- CHART 13: GENERATOR HIRE - END-USE SECTOR MIX - CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL, INFRASTRUCTURE, EVENTS, OIL/GAS, PUBLIC ETC 37
- CHART 14: NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 39
- CHART 15: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK SECTOR MIX (INFRASTRUCTURE, EDUCATION, OFFICES, RETAIL ETC) % BY VALUE 2017 & 2022 40
- CHART 16: NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION RMI OUTPUT MIX 2013 TO 2017 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 41
- CHART 17: HOUSING COMPLETIONS (GB) 2013 - 2022 - BY VOLUME (000'S) 42
- CHART 18: END-USE SECTOR MIX WITHIN INFRASTRUCTURE, % 43
- CHART 19: UTILITIES MARKET GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2013 TO 2017 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 44
- CHART 20: UK ELECTRICITY GENERATION SHARE BY FUEL TYPE (COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR, RENEWABLES AND OTHERS*) GWH 2009-2016 45
- CHART 21: VALUE OF ROAD & RAIL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2010-2017 (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 47
- CHART 22: GENERATOR HIRE - END-USE MIX IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR - MANUFACTURING, REFINING/PROCESSING, RECYCLING/WASTE/OTHERS 48
- TABLE 23: OUTPUT OF THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRIES (INDEX % CHANGE) 2014-2017 49
- TABLE 24: LEADING GENERATOR HIRE COMPANIES: ESTIMATED MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2017 55
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