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Description

Description

“The next few years are likely to remain challenging for the electrical wholesalers market with sector-specific demand opportunities combining with continued price pressures. These challenges are being further compounded by the rapid increase in online competition. Wholesalers are responding by adopting customer-centric, multi-channel business models and looking at opportunities to diversify their product portfolio and introduce new and innovative products. Key areas for diversification include renewable energy, low carbon technologies, smart home technology and EV charging.”

– Claudia Preedy, B2B Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • Slow economic growth and intense price pressure restrict market growth
  • Demand in construction market becomes more sector specific
  • Green energy and low carbon technologies represent key areas for product diversification
  • Market set for modest annual growth to 2024 as trading conditions are expected to remain challenging

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Covered in this Report
      • Executive Summary

          • The market
            • Slow economic growth and intense price pressure restrict market growth
              • Figure 1: The UK electrical wholesalers market, 2015-19
            • Demand in construction market becomes more sector specific
              • Green energy and low carbon technologies represent key areas for product diversification
                • Market set for modest annual growth to 2024 as trading conditions are expected to remain challenging
                  • Figure 2: Forecast UK electrical wholesalers market, 2020-24
                • Companies and brands
                  • UK electrical wholesalers industry dominated by three groups
                    • Digitalisation and online competition intensifies competition but also offers opportunities
                      • Product portfolio and innovation challenges
                        • What we think
                        • Issues and Insights

                          • Digitalisation presents challenges and opportunities
                            • The facts
                              • The implications
                                • Wholesalers are looking at opportunities to diversify their product portfolio and introduce new and innovative products
                                  • The facts
                                    • The implications
                                    • The Market – What You Need to Know

                                      • Slow economic growth and intense price pressure restrict market growth
                                        • Demand in construction market becomes more sector specific
                                          • Digitalisation and online competitors intensify competition but also offer opportunities
                                            • Green energy and low carbon technologies represent key areas for product diversification
                                              • Market set for modest annual growth to 2024 as trading conditions are expected to remain challenging
                                              • Market Size

                                                • Market overview
                                                  • Brexit uncertainty and stalling UK economy impact market growth
                                                    • Figure 3: The UK electrical wholesalers market, 2015-19
                                                  • Continued price competition
                                                    • Figure 4: The UK electrical wholesalers market, 2015-19
                                                  • Market segmentation
                                                    • Figure 5: The UK electrical wholesalers market, by sector, 2019
                                                    • Figure 6: Product segmentation for UK electrical wholesalers market, 2019 (% of total market value)
                                                    • Figure 7: The UK electrical wholesalers’ sales of wiring accessories, by product type, 2019
                                                • Market Forecast

                                                  • Electrical contracting
                                                    • Housing construction, infrastructure projects and data centres represent key drivers for electrical contracting demand
                                                      • Figure 8: Forecast electrical contracting output in Great Britain, 2020-24
                                                      • Figure 9: Forecast analysis of electrical contracting output in Great Britain, by type of work, 2020-24
                                                      • Figure 10: Forecast segmentation of electrical contracting output for new construction projects (excl. infrastructure) in Great Britain, by type, 2020-24
                                                    • Profit margins to remain squeezed
                                                      • The wholesale market
                                                          • Figure 11: Forecast UK electrical wholesalers market, 2020-24
                                                          • Figure 12: Forecast UK electrical wholesalers market, 2020-24
                                                      • The Impact of the Economy

                                                        • Annual GDP growth remains sluggish in 2019
                                                            • Figure 13: Annual GDP growth rate, 2015-2019, (% change)
                                                        • Market Trends

                                                          • Market remains highly price competitive
                                                            • Digitalisation and online competitors intensify competition but also offer opportunities
                                                              • Wholesalers can offer value-added services to distinguish themselves from online competitors
                                                                • New areas/diversification
                                                                  • Product portfolio and innovation challenges
                                                                    • Rise in unfamiliar brands causes concerns among customers regarding product quality and reliability
                                                                    • Regional Demand

                                                                        • Figure 14: Regional private housing construction output, 2015-19
                                                                        • Figure 15: Regional public housing construction output, 2015-19
                                                                        • Figure 16: Regional public non-residential construction output, 2015-19
                                                                        • Figure 17: Regional private commercial construction output, 2015-19
                                                                        • Figure 18: Regional private industrial construction output, 2015-19
                                                                        • Figure 19: Regional housing repair & maintenance output, 2015-19
                                                                        • Figure 20: Regional private non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2015-19
                                                                        • Figure 21: Regional public non-residential repair & maintenance output, 2015-19
                                                                    • Market Drivers

                                                                      • Electrical contracting
                                                                        • New construction remains most important sector for electrical contracting
                                                                          • Figure 22: Segmentation of the electrical contracting market, 2015-19
                                                                        • New construction demand
                                                                          • Figure 23: Segmentation of the electrical contracting market for new construction, 2019
                                                                        • R&M demand
                                                                          • Figure 24: Segmentation of electrical contracting from R&M activity, 2019 (£ million)
                                                                        • Housebuilding
                                                                          • Figure 25: UK private sector housing completions, 1980-18
                                                                          • Figure 26: Analysis of private housing construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                          • Figure 27: UK public sector housing completions, by sector, 1980-18
                                                                          • Figure 28: Analysis of new public housing construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                        • Public non-residential construction
                                                                          • Figure 29: Long-term trend in public non-residential construction activity in Great Britain, 1970-19
                                                                          • Figure 30: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction output in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                          • Figure 31: Analysis of public sector non-residential construction in Great Britain, by type, 2015-19
                                                                        • Private industrial construction
                                                                          • Figure 32: Long-term trend in private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-19
                                                                          • Figure 33: Analysis of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector 2015-19
                                                                        • Private commercial construction
                                                                          • Figure 34: Long-term trend in private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 1970-19
                                                                          • Figure 35: Analysis of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by type, 2015-19
                                                                        • Repair and maintenance
                                                                          • Figure 36: Segmentation of the R&M activity in Great Britain, 2019 (% by value)
                                                                        • Private housing
                                                                          • Figure 37: Analysis of repair and maintenance output in the private housing sector in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                        • Public housing
                                                                          • Figure 38: Analysis of repair & maintenance output in the public housing sector in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                        • Public non-residential
                                                                          • Figure 39: Analysis of repair and maintenance output in the public non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                        • Private non-residential
                                                                          • Figure 40: Analysis of repair and maintenance output in the private non-residential sector in Great Britain, 2015-19
                                                                      • Companies and Brands – What You Need to Know

                                                                        • UK electrical wholesalers industry dominated by three groups
                                                                          • Threat from online competition
                                                                            • Rexel UK restructures to bring its portfolio of brands together under the Rexel name
                                                                            • Industry Structure

                                                                              • Industry overview
                                                                                • Industry development
                                                                                • Company Profiles

                                                                                  • CEF Holdings
                                                                                    • Financial performance
                                                                                      • Figure 41: Financial analysis of CEF Holdings, 2015-19
                                                                                    • Company strategy
                                                                                      • Cleveland Cable Co.
                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                          • Figure 42: Financial analysis of Cleveland Cable Company, 2015-19
                                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                                          • Edmundson Electrical
                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                              • Figure 43: Financial analysis of Edmundson electrical, 2014-18
                                                                                            • Company strategy
                                                                                              • Eyre & Elliston Holdings
                                                                                                • Financial performance
                                                                                                  • Figure 44: Financial analysis of Eyre & Elliston Holdings, 2014-18
                                                                                                • Company strategy
                                                                                                  • Rexel UK
                                                                                                    • Rexel UK restructures to bring the company’s portfolio of brands together under a single brand
                                                                                                      • Rexel launches new smart home offer to support the growing demand for smart technology
                                                                                                        • Financial performance
                                                                                                          • Figure 45: Financial analysis of Rexel UK, 2014-18
                                                                                                        • Company strategy
                                                                                                          • Stearn Electric Co.
                                                                                                            • Financial performance
                                                                                                              • Figure 46: Financial analysis of Stearn Electric Company, 2014-18
                                                                                                            • Company strategy
                                                                                                            • Appendix – Data Sources, Abbreviations and Supporting Information

                                                                                                                • Abbreviations
                                                                                                                  • Methodology
                                                                                                                  • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                                    • Trade associations
                                                                                                                      • British Cables Association (BCA)
                                                                                                                        • BEAMA
                                                                                                                          • Building Engineering Services Association
                                                                                                                            • Electrical Contractors’ Association
                                                                                                                              • Electrical Distributors’ Association
                                                                                                                                • The Institution of Engineering and Technology
                                                                                                                                  • The Lighting Association
                                                                                                                                    • SELECT (formerly Electrical Contractors Association of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                      • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                                        • CABLEtalk magazine
                                                                                                                                          • ECN Electrical Contracting News
                                                                                                                                            • Electrical Products
                                                                                                                                              • Electrical Review
                                                                                                                                                • Electrical Times
                                                                                                                                                  • Trade events
                                                                                                                                                    • MACH

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