Commercial generators, also referred to as gensets, are used to supply full power, temporary power, supplemental power or emergency back-up power to retail businesses, industrial manufacturers, construction outfits, municipalities, telecommunication centers and institutional operations. Generators may be relied on in times of power interruptions or blackouts, although are also used on a regular basis – especially in regions where power supplies may be inconsistent. The main types of commercial generators include diesel and spark ignited varieties and are available with capacities all the way up to more than two megawatts.
In 2012, SBI Energy estimates the global market value for commercial generators totaled approximately $8.61 billion, reflecting slight growth from 2008. By 2023, the market is expected to see significantly higher gains, with a handful of factors spurring growth in specific market segments and regions.
Around the world, commercial generator markets are benefiting as concerns over energy security escalate and prospective commercial generator purchasers look for ways to operate more safely and efficiently. In many regions, such as in India, China and other developing areas, regular power outages may greatly hinder smooth business practices. Implementing generators allows these entities to function throughout a power outage, thereby helping to save on energy and operating costs.
In the aftermath of natural disasters, those with commercial generators will have a competitive edge over those that rely solely on the grid. This was apparent after Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern U.S. coast in October, 2012. Retail stores with generators were able to stay open, continue selling products and reel in new customers, while other less-equipped businesses were forced to close their doors.
There are a handful of setbacks to market growth, some affecting only specific market segments. One of the most pertinent is new and increased regulations surrounding the use of diesel generators. With all the hype to go green and reduce GHG emissions, diesel-powered equipment often receives a bad rap. It did not help matters when, in June 2012, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, classified diesel engine exhaust as "probably carcinogenic to humans."
The Global Market for Commercial Generators contains comprehensive historical data (2008-2012) and forecast data (2013-2023) for the global commercial generator market, including the industry's key sub-segments. This report identifies significant trends and factors (such as new technologies, the regulatory scene, employment opportunities and economic drivers and challenges), which affect the size and direction of market growth around the world. Profiles of more than 15 major – or particularly interesting – companies involved in the industry are also included in this report.
CHAPTER 1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTRODUCTION
Report Scope Report Methodology Global Market Overview for Commercial Generators
MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH
Historic Global Growth in the Commercial Generator Market Global Market for Generators Used in Construction Projected Global Growth in the Commercial Generator Market Projected Global Growth of Generators Used in Construction
FACTORS IN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH
Factors in Market Size and Growth Global Population Always Rising Natural Disasters Increase Sales – Give Businesses Upper-hand Recession Dulls Commercial Generator Market Diesel's 'Dirty' Rap
AROUND THE WORLD
Electricity Consumption around the World Commercial Generator Use around the World Energy in China China Boasts High Industrial Output
NEW AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
Innovative Technologies in the Commercial Generator Market Eco-friendly Generators Large Generators Pack a Punch
Many Types of Employees in Commercial Generator Market About 2.61 Million Employees in Commercial Generator Market
CHAPTER 2: INTRODUCTION REPORT SCOPE REPORT METHODOLOGY GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW FOR COMMERCIAL GENERATORS COMMERCIAL GENERATORS COMMERCIAL GENERATOR END USE APPLICATIONS HOW A GENERATOR WORKS GENERATOR COMPONENTS GENERATOR FUELS TYPES OF COMMERCIAL GENERATORS
Diesel vs. Spark Ignited Stationary vs. Portable
GENERATOR TYPE BY CAPACITY GENERATOR COSTS VARY WIDELY GLOSSARY OF TERMS CHAPTER 3: MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH DATA METHODOLOGY HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH IN THE COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY TYPE OF COMMERCIAL GENERATOR HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF COMMERCIAL DIESEL GENERATOR MARKET HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF SPARK IGNITED COMMERCIAL GENERATORS MARKET SHARE OF COMMERCIAL GENERATORS BY END USE APPLICATION HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN INDUSTRY HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN MUNICIPALITIES GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN INSTITUTIONS GLOBAL MARKET FOR GENERATORS USED IN RETAIL GLOBAL MARKET FOR GENERATORS USED IN CONSTRUCTION GLOBAL MARKET FOR GENERATORS USED IN 'OTHER' APPLICATIONS GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF GENERATORS BY CAPACITY HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 25 KW – 49 KW HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 50 KW – 99 KW HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 100 KW – 199 KW HISTORIC GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 200 KW – 399 KW GLOBAL MARKET FOR GENERATORS, 400 KW – 599 KW GLOBAL MARKET OF GENERATORS, 600 KW – 799 KW GLOBAL MARKET FOR GENERATORS, 800 KW – 999 KW GLOBAL MARKET FOR GENERATORS, 1,000 KW – 1,999 KW GLOBAL MARKET FOR GENERATORS, 2,000 KW AND UP PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH IN THE COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY TYPE OF GENERATOR PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF COMMERCIAL DIESEL GENERATOR MARKET PROJECTED GROWTH OF COMMERCIAL SPARK IGNITED GENERATOR MARKET GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF GENERATORS BY END USE APPLICATION PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN INDUSTRY PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN MUNICIPALITIES PROJECTED GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN INSTITUTIONS PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN RETAIL PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTED GROWTH OF GENERATORS USED IN 'OTHER' APPLICATIONS GLOBAL MARKET SHARE OF GENERATORS BY CAPACITY PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 25 KW – 49 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 50 KW – 99 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 100 KW – 199 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 200 KW – 399 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 400 KW – 599 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 600 KW – 799 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 800 KW – 999 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 1,000 KW – 1,999 KW PROJECTED GLOBAL GROWTH OF GENERATORS, 2,000 KW AND UP COUNTRY INVOLVEMENT IN COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET CHINA, INDIA AND RUSSIA DOMINATE MARKET SHARE CHAPTER 4: FACTORS IN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FACTORS IN MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH FACTORS PROPELLING GROWTH GLOBAL POPULATION ALWAYS RISING POPULATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE COMMERCIAL ENERGY USE VARIES AROUND GLOBE GLOBAL ENERGY DEMAND INCREASING AGING POWER INFRASTRUCTURES FERTILIZE GENERATOR DEMAND NATURAL DISASTERS INCREASE SALES – GIVE BUSINESSES UPPER-HAND GENERATOR MAINTENANCE SERVICE MARKET GROWING GROWTH IN RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKETS FUELS GROWTH GREENING OF GENERATORS GENTLY BOOSTS SALES SOME NATIONS HAVE LOOSE OR NON-EXISTENT REGULATIONS GENERATORS MAY BE USED TO FEED GRID INCREASED MILITARY OPERATIONS INSPIRE COMMERCIAL GENERATOR USE FACTORS HINDERING GROWTH RECESSION DULLS COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET DIESEL'S 'DIRTY' RAP CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING TARNISHES GENERATOR IMAGE CONSTRICTING REGULATIONS HAMPER DIESEL GENERATOR MARKET POOR MAINTENANCE RENDERS GENERATORS USELESS DIESEL SOMETIMES IN SHORT SUPPLY WHEN NEEDED MOST GENERATORS LOSING GROUND TO CLEANER ALTERNATIVES ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION AROUND THE WORLD COMMERCIAL GENERATOR USE AROUND THE WORLD REGIONAL OVERVIEWS CHINA
Energy in China China Boasts High Industrial Output China Continues to Build China Greens Slower than Some China's Electricity is Cheap China's Industrial Sector Slows in 2012
Energy in India India Succumbs to Weak Electricity Infrastructure Strict Electricity Cutbacks Leave Businesses Hanging Indian Telecom Industry Heavily Reliant on Diesel Generators
Energy in Russia Russia Invests in Industry Russia's Oil Industry May Slip Russia's Electricity Infrastructure Aging
Energy in Japan Japan Has Strong Electricity Infrastructure Based on Imports Nuclear Accident Inspires Generator Use – at Least in Short Term
Energy in the United States EPA Updates Emission Standards to Include Generators U.S. Construction Industry Revamps Natural Disasters Propel U.S. Generator Industry
Energy in Canada Canadian Industry Canada's Remote Villages Rely on Generators for Electricity Canada's Electricity May Become More Expensive
Energy in Brazil Generators in Brazil Brazil's Economic Growth Lags behind Other BRICS Nations Foreign Companies Buy into Brazilian Generator Market
Energy in Germany Germany Shifts from Nuclear Power to Renewable Energy Rapid Switch to Renewables Causes Some Problems Industrial Germany May Escape Electricity Price Hike
Energy in France France's Construction Market Showing Weak Gains France's Industry Shifting Gears Kohler Invests in French Generator Maintenance Market
Energy in the United Kingdom United Kingdom's Industry Slowing U.K. Construction Market Needs Boost
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET ECO-FRIENDLY GENERATORS LOW-NOISE GENERATORS LARGE GENERATORS PACK A PUNCH SOLAR POWERED GENERATORS LESSEN NEED FOR DIESEL SELECT GENERATOR SCHEMES AROUND THE WORLD WHOLE FOODS USES GENERATOR RUN OFF OF CANOLA OIL EIGHT GENERATORS BACK UP CHINESE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT TOGNUM STAKES CLAIM IN RUSSIAN GENERATOR MARKET GENERAC INSTALLS MODULAR NATURAL GAS GENERATORS CANADIAN DIAMOND MINE RELIES ON GENERATORS REMOTE FOOD SERVICE USES GENERATORS MANY TYPES OF EMPLOYEES IN COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET ABOUT 2.61 MILLION EMPLOYEES IN COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET 5.31 M EMPLOYEES PROJECTED IN COMMERCIAL GENERATOR MARKET WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE AND SALARY IN COMMERCIAL GENERATORS GENERATOR SPECIFIC JOBS NOT A HIGHLY SOUGHT EMPLOYMENT MANY JOB OPENINGS POSTED ON COMPANY WEBSITES
CHAPTER 8: COMPANY PROFILES AGGREKO PLC
Corporate Overview Company Financials Product Portfolio Aggreko Commercial Generators Everywhere Aggreko Expands into the Brazilian Generator Market
ALL POINTS POWER
Corporate Overview & Company Portfolio
AMERICAS GENERATORS, INC.
Company Overview & Product Portfolio
BALDOR ELECTRIC CO.
Company Overview Baldor's Generator Portfolio
BOWERS POWER SYSTEMS
Corporate Overview & Product Portfolio
BRIGGS & STRATTON CORP.
Corporate Overview Company Financials Briggs & Stratton Expands in Brazilian Generator Market Briggs & Stratton to the Rescue
Company Profile & Product Portfolio Financial Profile
Company Profile Financial Profile Cummins Product Portfolio Cummins Takes Advantage of Spicy Rental Generator Market Cummins Generator Powers Data Centre in Baghdad
RIELLO UPS LTD.
Corporate Overview Product Portfolio
GENERAC HOLDINGS, INC.
Corporate Overview & Product Portfolio Company Financials Generac's Generator Installations
GLOGEN INDIA, LTD.
Corporate Overview & Product Portfolio
Corporate Overview Just Generators Product Portfolio
Corporate Overview & Product Portfolio Kohler Introduces New Line of Generators Kohler Acquires Generator Companies in France and Brazil