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Global Cold Chain Equipment Market (2021 to 2026) - Featuring Americold, Burris Logistics and Coldex Among Others -

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Cold Chain Equipment Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global cold chain equipment market is projected to witness a CAGR of 10.47% during the forecast period to reach a market size of $192.892 billion by 2026, increasing from $96.073 billion in 2019.

Vaccines, drugs, and certain types of chemicals are to be stored and transported at a particular temperature to maintain their properties. Cold chain equipment serves that purpose. These pieces of equipment include cold rooms, freezers, refrigerators, and cold boxes.

The WHO has issued stringent guidelines for the safe storage and transportation of vaccines and drugs to ensure the reliability of medical services, which is being adopted by the national governments. These safety guidelines are one of the chief drivers of the market. Secondly, the growth of the processed food industry coupled with the focus on reducing wastage of food is fueling the growth of the market over the forecast period. The food losses that occur during processing and post-harvesting; especially in developing countries are a pertaining opportunity in the market. The need for an efficient cold storage system will help reduce wastage and ensure a wide reach of food to the growing population.

By end-user, pharmaceutical is expected to hold a major share in the market due to the mandated safety standards of storing and transporting vaccines. Geographically, the North American region has the largest share owing to the presence of an extensive number of cold storage facilities and equipment providers.

Growth Factors

Growing demand for processed food

Cold chain equipment plays an important role in food safety, food hygiene, health, and the environment. As there has been a growing dependence on the processed food sector due to the changing lifestyle, urbanization, increasing purchasing power, population explosion the demand for this equipment has shifted upward. Additionally, the seafood and meat trade across borders has even furthered the demand for such temperature-controlled storage units. The hypermarkets and supermarkets selling fresh and frozen foods and the recent trend of online purchasing of meat and seafood have increased considerably, which is likely to fuel the growth of the cold chain equipment market.

Vaccine cold chain

The purpose of the vaccine cold chain is to maintain product quality from the time of manufacture until the point of administration by ensuring that vaccines are stored and transported within the WHO-recommended temperature range. As vaccines are fairly sensitive to temperature, and heat, it is an utmost necessity to store and transfer these vaccines at a regulated temperature. The developing and underdeveloped countries are yet to employ these types of equipment on a large scale, which creates an opportunity for the market to expand. The growing pharma sector that has been developing novel drugs and vaccines is a key end-user and one of the chief reasons for the growth of the market.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Cold Chain Equipment Market

The impact of COVID-19 on the market has been rather expansionary as vaccination of COVID requires a cold chain logistic asset to administer safe vaccines to the global population. Universal vaccination is facing key challenges in the form of insufficient cold chain capacity, outdated pieces of equipment, inadequate maintenance and monitoring of devices, lack of financing, and a substantial business model.

These challenges have bought in innovations and product development along with an increase in demand for the existing products. The national governments and international organizations have extended financial support to the manufacturers to increase their production capacity and innovative approach. Thus, the overall market witnessed a surge in demand as vaccination drives began worldwide.

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Storage Equipment
  • Transportation Equipment

By End-User

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food and Beverage
  • Chemicals
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Others

Companies Mentioned

  • Americold
  • Lineage Logistics Holdings, LLC
  • Preferred Freezer Services
  • Swire Cold Storage Ltd.
  • A B Oxford Cold Storage Co. Pty Ltd
  • Burris Logistics
  • Coldex
  • JBT Corporation
  • Claus Sorensen A/S

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Last Updated: 04-Mar-2022