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Air Conditioning (Industrial Report) - UK - July 2014

“With large elements of the market dependent on construction activity in commercial and industrial sectors, the market has inevitably suffered a difficult period post 2008. However, the prospects are now for strong growth over the next five years as construction in important sectors, such as factories/warehouses, offices and retail, drive demand. Add to this retrospective installations and replacements, and the increased frequency of retail and hotel refurbishment among chains, and the market is set for strong growth”
– Terry Leggett, Senior Analyst

This report addresses the following key questions concerning the air conditioning equipment market:

    • How strongly will the market develop over the next five years?
    • Is that growth sustainable over the entire five years and what will be the market drivers?
    • Which sectors hold the best prospects in what is expected to be a dynamic market?
    • How is air conditioning equipment reaching the market?
    • How have companies involved in the market faired during the downturn that followed 2008?
The function of an air conditioning system is to create and maintain a specific temperature, humidity, or other atmospheric condition in a given space, and to supply purified air to the area. For the purposes of this report, the UK market for air conditioning equipment has been segmented into:
  • Central Plant Air Conditioners - Central air conditioners circulate cool air from a central plant room through a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers (openings in the walls, floors or ceilings covered by grills) carry cooled air from the air conditioner to the building. This cooled air becomes warmer as it circulates through the building, then flows back to the central air conditioner through return ducts and registers. Central air conditioners are either split or packaged. The report is segmented as follows: 
  • Air Handling Units - An air handling unit is a factory made assembly consisting of a fan or a number of fans and other necessary equipment. Standard air handling units are built to standard width and height dimensions, with the length varying. They can be picked “off the shelf” from a catalogue and tend to be less expensive than more customised air handling units. 
  • Packaged Chillers - Packaged chillers are integrated packages (refrigerants) with pumps, tanks and controls. Packaged chillers can be either open or closed systems, with integral evaporator or secondary heat exchangers. Packaged chillers can come with air or water cooled condensers, insulated pump stations and centrifugal blowers available for heat recuperation. 
  • Terminal Units - Terminal devices and heating products include variable air volume units, fan coils units and constant volume systems. 
  • Fan Units - Fan units comprise an electrically powered fan, a heat exchanger coil and a drip tray for condensate. The units may or may not incorporate a filter or fresh air supply. 
  • VAV Units - Variable air volume systems provide zone control by varying the quantity of air at a constant temperature. They can reduce costs by operating supply and extract fans at reduced speed (and therefore volume) for much of the year. VAV units are mainly found in buildings with year-round cooling demands. 
  • Constant Volume Systems - These units are relatively low cost and easy to commission, but unable to provide adequate zone control. Separate systems may be required for different zones, increasing capital costs and plant space. 
  • Packaged Air Conditioning Equipment = The evaporator, condenser and compressor are all located in one cabinet, which usually is placed on a roof or on a concrete slab next to the building’s foundations. Air supply and return ducts come from indoors through the exterior wall or roof to connect with the packaged air conditioner, which is usually located outdoors. Packaged air conditioners often include electric heating coils or a natural gas furnace. This type of air conditioner is mainly used in houses and small commercial buildings. 
  • Split System (indoor/outdoor) - Split refers to the physical separation of the condenser and the evaporator. An outdoor metal cabinet contains the condenser and compressor, and an indoor cabinet contains the evaporator. In many split system air conditioners, this indoor cabinet also contains a furnace or the indoor part of a heat pump. The air conditioner’s evaporator coil is installed in the cabinet or main supply duct of this furnace or heat pump. If a building already has a furnace but no air conditioner, a split-system is the most economical central air conditioner to install. 
  • VRF Multisplits - Variable refrigerant flow systems are split systems providing heating or cooling using refrigerants or water. They are useful in office blocks, hotels and large retail stores, which may require cooling in some areas and heating in others. Multisplits comprise of one outdoor unit connected to up to five indoor units by means of pipework sets. Each indoor unit has its own pair of refrigerant pipes and electrical connections to the outdoor unit. 
  • Close Controlled Systems - Computer operational centres controlling conditions 24 hours a day. 
  • Portable Units - Portable units help with spot cooling areas that aren’t cooled by a central air conditioning system. 
  • Window/Through the Wall Units - They are supplied and installed as a single item, in a casing, sometimes with a built in sleeve. These units protrude through the external wall or window of the room which they are installed. They are suitable for single rooms and limited to a maximum of approximately 6kW cooling. 
  • Rooftop Units - Rooftop units comprise a single standard unit, with all the elements of cooling and air distribution designed for external mounting, as they are not normally put in plant rooms. Air is delivered to the building directly through ducts. Rooftop units are offered as an off-the-shelf package, fully integrated and cannot be split into different elements and installed separately. Some units provide heat by gas or electricity, or as heat pumps utilising the reverse of the refrigerant cycle. Rooftop units can also be fitted with economisers to utilise free cooling from outdoor air when conditions apply. 
  • Self Contained - Self contained or packaged terminal units (ptu’s) are labelled as such because all of the machinery (condenser, furnace, evaporator coil and blower) is contained in one large cabinet. The most common form are rooftop units. Heating only, cooling only or heating and cooling can be obtained from these machines. Some manufacturers design them with interchangeable panels that allow ductwork to be attached to the bottom, rooftop applications or to the sides for outdoor location of the unit and through the wall ductwork. 
  • Air Distribution Products - Includes diffusers, air valves, grilles, chilled beams, unit ventilators, unit heaters and wall fins.
Information provided within this report in relation to production, imports and exports are based on non-domestic air conditioning equipment only, and as such the totals are not directly comparable to the market value and market segmentation figures quoted in this report.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • Figure 1: Development of the UK market for air conditioning equipment, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
        • Figure 2: Segmentation of the UK market for air conditioning equipment, 2013
        • Figure 3: Development of the UK market for packaged air conditioning equipment, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
        • Figure 4: Development of the UK market for central air conditioning equipment, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
        • Figure 5: Development of the UK market for air distribution equipment, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
        • Figure 6: Development of the UK market for automotive air conditioning equipment, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
      • Market factors
        • The supply of existing units
          • Commercial/industrial construction activity
            • Figure 7: Development of important sectors of the UK commercial and industrial construction market, 2008-13 actual and 2014-18 forecast
          • Refurbishment activity
            • Legislative pressures
              • Climate
                • Environmental development
                  • Companies
                    • Figure 8: Development of the UK air conditioning equipment industry, 2009-13
                  • What we think
                  • Introduction

                    • Definitions
                      • Methodology
                        • Abbreviations
                          • Market positioning and issues in the market
                          • Market Segmentation

                            • Key points
                            • UK Economy

                                • Inflation
                                  • Interest rates
                                    • House prices
                                      • Consumer spending
                                        • Manufacturing
                                          • Business investment
                                            • Imports
                                              • Exports
                                              • Market Factors

                                                  • Figure 9: UK average temperatures, 1981-14
                                              • Market Size

                                                  • Figure 10: The UK market for air conditioning equipment, 2009-13
                                                  • Figure 11: Development of the UK air conditioning equipment market, 2009-13
                                              • Market Segmentation

                                                    • Figure 12: Segmentation of the UK market for air conditioning equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                    • Figure 13: Segmentation of the UK market for air conditioning equipment, 2013
                                                  • Packaged air conditioning equipment
                                                    • Figure 14: Development of the UK market for packaged air conditioning, 2008-13
                                                    • Figure 15: Segmentation of the UK market for packaged air conditioning, by type, 2013
                                                  • Key analysis
                                                    • Central plant air conditioning equipment
                                                      • Figure 16: Development of the UK market for central plant air conditioning, 2008-13
                                                      • Figure 17: Segmentation of the UK market for central plant air conditioning, by type, 2013
                                                    • Air distribution products
                                                      • Figure 18: Development of the UK market for air distribution products, 2008-13
                                                  • Market Trends

                                                      • Retail
                                                        • Offices
                                                          • Hotels
                                                            • Hospitals
                                                              • Industrial
                                                                • Legislative changes
                                                                  • Changing climate
                                                                    • Other environmental issues
                                                                      • Seasonality of sales
                                                                        • Figure 19: Seasonality of private industrial construction output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 20: Seasonality of private commercial construction output, 200913
                                                                        • Figure 21: Seasonality of private housing output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 22: Seasonality of public housing repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 23: Seasonality of private housing repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                      • Regional sales
                                                                        • Figure 24: Regional private industrial construction output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 25: Regional private commercial construction output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 26: Regional private housing construction output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 27: Regional housing repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 28: Regional private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                        • Figure 29: Regional public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2009-13
                                                                      • Distribution
                                                                        • Packaged air conditioning equipment
                                                                          • Figure 30: UK distribution of packaged air conditioning equipment, by channel, 2013
                                                                        • Key analysis
                                                                          • Central station air conditioning equipment
                                                                            • Figure 31: UK distribution of central station air conditioning equipment, by channel, 2013
                                                                          • Key analysis
                                                                          • Supply Sources

                                                                            • Key points
                                                                              • Production
                                                                                • Overview
                                                                                  • Figure 32: UK production of non-domestic air conditioning equipment, 2009-13
                                                                                  • Figure 33: UK production of non-domestic air conditioning equipment, 2009-13
                                                                                • Segmentation
                                                                                  • Figure 34: UK production of non-domestic air conditioning equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                  • Figure 35: Segmentation of UK production of air conditioning equipment, 2013
                                                                                • Imports
                                                                                  • Overview
                                                                                    • Figure 36: UK imports of air conditioning equipment, 2009-13
                                                                                  • Segmentation
                                                                                    • Figure 37: UK imports of air conditioning equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                    • Figure 38: Segmentation of UK imports of air conditioning equipment, 2013
                                                                                  • Import penetration
                                                                                    • Figure 39: UK import penetration of the air conditioning market, 2009-13
                                                                                  • Exports
                                                                                    • Overview
                                                                                      • Figure 40: UK exports of air conditioning equipment, 2009-13
                                                                                    • Segmentation
                                                                                      • Figure 41: UK exports of air conditioning equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                  • Industry Structure

                                                                                    • Key points
                                                                                      • Industry development
                                                                                        • Figure 42: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the non-domestic cooling & ventilating equipment sector, 2009-13
                                                                                        • Figure 43: Development of the UK air conditioning equipment industry, 2009-13
                                                                                      • Structure by employment
                                                                                        • Figure 44: Analysis of the employment structure of the non-domestic cooling & ventilating equipment sector, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                      • Structure by turnover
                                                                                        • Figure 45: Analysis of the financial structure of the non-domestic cooling & ventilating equipment sector, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                    • Company Profiles

                                                                                      • AAF International

                                                                                            • Figure 46: Financial analysis of AAF, 2008-13
                                                                                        • Airedale International Air Conditioning

                                                                                            • Figure 47: Financial analysis of Airedale International Air Conditioning, 2009-13
                                                                                        • Trane

                                                                                              • Figure 48: Financial analysis of Trane (UK) 2008-12
                                                                                          • Daikin Airconditioning UK

                                                                                              • Figure 49: Financial analysis of Daikin Airconditioning UK, 2009-13
                                                                                          • Mitie Technical Facilities Management

                                                                                                • Figure 50: Financial analysis of Mitie Technical Facilities Management, 2008-13
                                                                                            • GEA Denco/Triton

                                                                                                  • Figure 51: Financial analysis of GEA Heat Exchangers, 2008-12
                                                                                              • Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe

                                                                                                  • Figure 52: Financial analysis of Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe, 2009-13
                                                                                              • Toshiba Carrier UK

                                                                                                    • Figure 53: Financial analysis of Toshiba Carrier UK, 2008-12
                                                                                                • York International/Johnson Controls

                                                                                                    • Figure 54: Financial analysis of York International, 2008-12
                                                                                                • Demand Sectors

                                                                                                  • Key points
                                                                                                    • Commercial construction
                                                                                                      • Figure 55: Analysis of the composition of the private commercial construction market in Great Britain, 2013
                                                                                                    • Offices
                                                                                                      • Shops
                                                                                                        • Education
                                                                                                          • Health
                                                                                                            • Figure 56: Analysis of private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 57: Analysis of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                                          • Industrial construction
                                                                                                            • Figure 58: Analysis of private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 59: Analysis of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 60: Analysis of the composition of the private industrial construction market in Great Britain, 2013
                                                                                                          • Refurbishment
                                                                                                            • Figure 61: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 62: Repair & maintenance construction in Great Britain, 2009-13 actual and 2014-2019 forecast
                                                                                                            • Figure 63: Analysis of Decent Homes backlog programme allocations, 2011-15
                                                                                                            • Figure 64: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public housing sector in Great Britain, 200913
                                                                                                            • Figure 65: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the private housing sector in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 66: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                                                            • Figure 67: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the private nonresidential sector in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                                                                        • Automotive Sector

                                                                                                            • Figure 68: UK Car production, 2000-2013
                                                                                                        • Forecast

                                                                                                          • Key points
                                                                                                            • The market
                                                                                                              • Overview
                                                                                                                • Figure 69: Private commercial construction in Great Britain forecast 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 70: Forecast private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 71: Forecast of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by sector, 2014-18
                                                                                                              • Industrial construction activity
                                                                                                                • Figure 72: Private industrial construction in Great Britain forecast 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 73: Forecast private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 74: Forecast of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2014-18
                                                                                                              • Refurbishment activity
                                                                                                                • Figure 75: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 76: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 77: Forecast repair & maintenance construction output in Great Britain, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 78: Forecast repair & maintenance output in the private housing sector in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 79: Forecast repair & maintenance output in the public non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2013-17
                                                                                                                • Figure 80: Forecast repair & maintenance output in the private non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 81: Forecast UK market for air conditioning equipment, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 82: Forecast air conditioning market in the UK, 2014-18
                                                                                                              • Market segmentation
                                                                                                                • Figure 83: Forecast UK market for air conditioning equipment, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 84: Forecast air conditioning market in the UK, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                            • Further Sources & Contacts

                                                                                                                • Trade Exhibitions

                                                                                                                Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                Air Conditioning (Industrial Report) - UK - July 2014

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