Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Strong performance across the supermarkets, convenience stores and hospitality industries has driven demand for commercial refrigeration products. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturing in Australia to its growing industry report collection.

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The strong Australian dollar has helped reduce import costs for intermediate parts.

Demand for commercial refrigerators and freezers has generally increased over the past five years. This has been driven by steady demand from supermarkets and convenience stores, as a large number of such retailers commenced operations or refurbished during these years. Food manufacturers and other final users, such as restaurants, cafes, hotels and clubs, also contributed to higher demand for industry goods. However, lower demand in some years resulted from client industries reducing expansion activities and increased competing import levels. Input prices for the Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturing industry have been mixed over the past five years, which has contributed to the small fluctuations in profit over this time. While steel prices have generally decreased in the five years through 2014-15, plastic and rubber input prices have increased in most years. IBISWorld industry analyst Alen Allday states “The strong Australian dollar in the years through 2012-13 helped industry operators to reduce import costs for intermediate inputs, such as refrigerator and freezer components and compressors.”

Industry revenue is expected to increase by 3.7% in 2014-15 to $273.8 million. This follows strong growth in 2013-14 as demand from supermarkets and other food retailers increased after a fall in the previous year. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.5% in the five years through 2014-15 due to greater foreign competition, and some industry consolidation reducing output levels. This increased competition and wages growth have contributed to lower industry profit levels over the past five years. According to Allday, “Over the next five years, industry revenue is forecast to increase at a stronger pace as demand for commercial refrigeration and freezer products steadily increases.” Supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants and food manufacturing industries are all expected to grow at a solid rate over the five years through 2019-20.

The Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturing industry has a low level of market share concentration. Industry concentration has increased over the past five years as unprofitable refrigeration manufacturing companies exited the industry. Due to increasing import competition, particularly from SKOPE and the now New Zealand-based Austral Refrigeration, industry concentration is expected to increase in future years. More unprofitable manufacturers in the industry are expected to exit, leading to steady revenue growth for remaining firms. Major industry players include Moffat Group Pty Limited, Ice Blue Commercial Refrigeration and Bromic Pty Ltd.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Commercial Refrigerator Manufacturing report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld Industry Report Key Topics

Companies in the industry manufacture commercial refrigerators and freezers, including walk-in cabinet coolers and freezers. Although these products are primarily used in the restaurant, food manufacturing and retail sectors, they can also be used for warehousing and other applications.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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