Future development in the market for metal cleaning equipment in Europe will largely be contingent on the pricing of metal cleaning products and services and capability of vendors in making the shift from solvent-based solutions to aqueous ones. The factor of product and service pricing is especially expected to have a massive impact on the overall growth potential of the market in the near future. As most companies in the market presently offer solutions that most small- and medium-sized companies cannot afford, with overhead costs making the situation even worse, value-for-money offerings will help companies expand their consumer base significantly.
The market will gain major growth opportunities in the power generation and transmission industry as the European Union plans to import nearly 20% of its overall electricity from the MEA regions by 2020. The rise in numbers of power linking grids stretching across the desert and the Mediterranean to complement this act will lead to the increased demand for complex cleaning equipment in the region.
Transparency Market Research, in one of its recent reports, finds that the Europe metal cleaning equipment market will expand at a healthy 6.2% CAGR over the period between 2016 and 2024. The market, which had a valuation of US$731.7 mn in 2015 is expected to rise to 1,202.7 mn by 2024.
Market Shifts from Solvent-based to Aqueous-based Metal Cleaning Equipment
The market for water-based metal cleaning equipment holds immense growth potential as clients are increasingly demanding alternatives to solvent-based equipment. Emissions produced from chemicals used in solvent-based equipment have been linked to a number of health issues for workers and harsh effects on the environment. Concerns regarding this fact, along with instigation of stringent emission control norms will encourage an increasing number of industries in preferring aqueous-based solutions over solvent-based ones. Despite being the largest segment in the Europe metal cleaning equipment market in terms of chemical type, the market for solvent-based metal cleaning equipment is expected to lose its attractiveness to aqueous-based metal cleaning equipment.
Unlike solvent-based metal and metal parts cleaning solutions, aqueous metal cleaning solutions do not contain VOCs and ozone-depleting chemicals. Also, unlike many petroleum-based solvent-based cleaning solutions, aqueous-based cleaning solutions are nonflammable and are of low risk when it comes to handling them.
Solvent-based solutions will continue to constitute a major share in the overall revenues of the Europe metal cleaning equipment market in the near future as well (the segment accounted for a 68.1% share in market’s revenues in 2015), owing to their vast applications. However, they will exhibit a meagre 3.3% CAGR over 2016 and 2024, while the segment of aqueous-based solutions will expand at a much higher 10.6% CAGR over the same period. The segment of aqueous metal cleaning solutions will account for a 46.7% share in the overall market by 2024.
Germany to Lead Europe Metal Cleaning Equipment Market
Germany is the largest revenue generator in the Europe metal cleaning equipment market. The metal cleaning equipment market is the country has strengthened its foothold in the European market on account of the presence of a large number of small- and medium-sized manufacturing and processing industries in the country and several large manufacturing companies operating in industries such as automotive, industrial equipment, and electronics. Presence of several leading metal cleaning equipment companies as well as the rising numbers of startups in the country, also referred to as jobbing shops, are also contributing to the leading position of Germany in the market. In terms of revenue as well as unit shipments, Germany’s contribution to the European metal cleaning equipment market is presently the largest. In 2015, the country accounted for a dominant share of 24.6% in terms of revenue in the Europe metal cleaning equipment market.
The metal cleaning equipment (MCE) market report provides an analysis of the Europe metal cleaning equipment market for the period from 2014 to 2024, wherein 2015 is the base year and 2016 to 2024 is the forecast period. Data for 2014 has been included as historical information. The report covers all the prevalent trends and technologies playing a major role in the growth of the metal cleaning equipment market over the forecast period. It also highlights various drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the market growth during the said period. The study provides a holistic perspective on market growth, throughout the above forecast period in terms of revenue estimates (in US$ Mn), across the entire European region. The report provides cross-sectional analysis of the Europe metal cleaning equipment market in terms of market estimates and forecasts for all the segments across different countries on the continent. This report provides in-depth analysis of the Europe metal cleaning equipment market on the basis of chemical types, washing types, technology, movement, and regions.
The report also includes competitive profiling of the major players engaged in the metal cleaning equipment market. Major business strategies adopted by them, their market positioning, and various recent developments have also been identified in the report. This report also provides market positioning analysis of the major players operating in the metal cleaning equipment market.
The report also provides a detailed analysis of various type of chemicals used for metal cleaning. The report also offers an in-depth analysis of the market drivers, restraints, and growth opportunities. These factors enable the analysis of various trends that would impact the market during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. The report includes comprehensive coverage of the underlying economic and technological factors under key trend analysis influencing the Europe metal cleaning equipment market. Furthermore, the report aims to provide strategic insights into the pricing analysis of the Europe metal cleaning equipment market. The market positioning analysis of key players throws light on the prevalent competition in this market.
Various factors that affect the growth of the Europe metal cleaning equipment market have been identified in this report. The report aims to provide a comprehensive cross-sectional analysis of the Europe metal cleaning equipment market across region including the U.K., Italy, France, Germany, Russia, and Rest of Europe. In addition, the report highlights the competitive landscape of the metal cleaning equipment market and identifies various business strategies adopted by the leading players. Under the company profiles section, the report provides an overview of the companies operating in the market, the strategies deployed by them to gain competitive advantage, annual revenue generated by them in the past two to three years, and recent developments. The companies profiled in this report include Durr Ecoclean GmbH, Pero AG, Hockh Metall-Reinigungsanlagen GmbH, Metalwash Ltd., Rippert Anlagentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Metalas Cleaning Systems, MecWash Systems Ltd., Sturm Holding GmbH, and Rosler Oberflachentechnik GmbH.
The Europe metal cleaning equipment market has been segmented as follows:
Europe Metal Cleaning Equipment market, by Chemical Type
- Solvent Metal Cleaning
- Aqueous Metal Cleaning
Europe Metal Cleaning Equipment market, by Washing Type
- Pickling/Immersion Cleaning Equipment
- Spray Metal Cleaning Equipment
- Vapor Phase Metal Cleaning Equipment
Europe Metal Cleaning Equipment market, by Technology
- Open Tank Single Stage Equipment
- Open Tanks Multistage Equipment
- Tunnel Metal Equipment
- Cabin Metal Equipment
Europe Metal Cleaning Equipment market, by Movement
- Conveyer Belt
- Belt Conveyers
- Carousel Conveyers
- Overhead Conveyers
- Rotating Cylinder
Europe Metal Cleaning Equipment market, by Region
- The U.K.
- Rest of Europe