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Generator Hire Market Report - UK 2018-2022

Published: 26/07/2018 / Number of Pages: 61 / Price: £845.00

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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.


THE MARKET

  • 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.

HIRE COMPANIES

  • 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.

PRODUCT/SUPPLIERS

  • 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.

Report Summary

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

Contents Listing

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION 6
  2. 1.1 BACKGROUND 6
  3. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 6
  4. 2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 8
  5. 2.1 SUMMARY 8
  6. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 9
  7. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
  8. 3.1 GDP 11
  9. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 12
  10. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 13
  11. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
  12. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 14
  13. 3.6 STERLING 15
  14. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 16
  15. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 16
  16. 4. THE GENERATOR HIRE MARKET 17
  17. 4.1 GENERATOR HIRE MARKET DEFINITION 17
  18. 4.2 MARKET STRUCTURE 17
  19. 4.3 MARKET SIZE 20
  20. 4.3.1 Background and Recent Performance 20
  21. 4.3.2 Market Prospects 25
  22. 5. PRODUCTS 28
  23. 5.1 OVERVIEW 28
  24. 5.2 UK PRODUCTION OF GENERATORS BY OUTPUT RATING 29
  25. 5.3 MIX OF GENERATOR RATING CATEGORIES - HIRE BY VOLUME 30
  26. 5.4 GENERATORS FOR TEMPORARY POWER 31
  27. 5.4.1 Generator Manufacturers 31
  28. 5.4.2 Product Development 32
  29. 5.4.3 Legislation 33
  30. 6. GENERATOR HIRE END-USE SECTORS 36
  31. 6.1 INTRODUCTION 36
  32. 6.1.1 Generator Hire End-use Sectors 36
  33. 6.2 CONSTRUCTION 38
  34. 6.2.1 Non-Domestic Construction 38
  35. 6.2.2 Housebuilding 41
  36. 6.3 INFRASTRUCTURE 43
  37. 6.3.1 End-use Sector Mix Within Infrastructure 43
  38. 6.3.2 Utilities 43
  39. 6.3.3 Transport 46
  40. 6.4 INDUSTRIAL 47
  41. 6.4.1 End-use Sector Mix within the Industrial Sector 47
  42. 6.4.2 Manufacturing 48
  43. 6.5 EVENTS & LEISURE 50
  44. 6.6 PUBLIC SECTOR 51
  45. 6.7 OTHER 52
  46. 7. GENERATOR HIRE COMPANIES 54
  47. 7.1 OVERVIEW 54
  48. 7.2 MARKET SHARES 54
  49. 7.3 HIRE COMPANIES 56
  50. 7.4 TRADE ASSOCIATIONS 61

Tables & Charts

  1. CHART 1: UK DIESEL GENERATOR HIRE MARKET SIZE BY VALUE (£M AT HIRE MARKET PRICES) AND % CHANGE 2013 - 2022 8
  2. TABLE 2: GDP DATA - 2015-2018 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 11
  3. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2022 13
  4. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2022 14
  5. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2014-2020 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 15
  6. CHART 6: GENERATOR HIRE MARKET STRUCTURE 18
  7. CHART 7: UK DIESEL GENERATOR HIRE MARKET SIZE AND STRUCTURE - GENERATOR EQUIPMENT AND ANCILLARY PRODUCTS - 2017. 20
  8. TABLE 8: UK GENERATOR HIRE MARKET 2013-2022 (£M) AT HIRE MARKET VALUE 21
  9. CHART 9: FORECAST OF NEW WORK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT SECTOR DEVELOPMENTS 2017 TO 2022 - % CHANGE 27
  10. CHART 10: PRODUCT MIX OF GENERATORS AND ANCILLARY PRODUCTS % SHARE BY VALUE 2017 29
  11. TABLE 11: GENERATOR RATING MIX FOR GENERATING SETS SOLD IN UK IN 2016 (% SHARE) 29
  12. CHART 12: GENERATOR RATING MIX - % HIRE BY VOLUME - ABOVE 750KVA, 351-750 KVA, 21-350KVA, UP TO 20KVA 31
  13. CHART 13: GENERATOR HIRE - END-USE SECTOR MIX - CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIAL, INFRASTRUCTURE, EVENTS, OIL/GAS, PUBLIC ETC 37
  14. CHART 14: NON-DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) 2013 TO 2022 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 39
  15. CHART 15: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK SECTOR MIX (INFRASTRUCTURE, EDUCATION, OFFICES, RETAIL ETC) % BY VALUE 2017 & 2022 40
  16. CHART 16: NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION RMI OUTPUT MIX 2013 TO 2017 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 41
  17. CHART 17: HOUSING COMPLETIONS (GB) 2013 - 2022 - BY VOLUME (000'S) 42
  18. CHART 18: END-USE SECTOR MIX WITHIN INFRASTRUCTURE, % 43
  19. CHART 19: UTILITIES MARKET GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2013 TO 2017 - BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 44
  20. CHART 20: UK ELECTRICITY GENERATION SHARE BY FUEL TYPE (COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR, RENEWABLES AND OTHERS*) GWH 2009-2016 45
  21. CHART 21: VALUE OF ROAD & RAIL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2010-2017 (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 47
  22. CHART 22: GENERATOR HIRE - END-USE MIX IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR - MANUFACTURING, REFINING/PROCESSING, RECYCLING/WASTE/OTHERS 48
  23. TABLE 23: OUTPUT OF THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRIES (INDEX % CHANGE) 2014-2017 49
  24. TABLE 24: LEADING GENERATOR HIRE COMPANIES: ESTIMATED MARKET SHARES BY VALUE 2017 55

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