Commercial Refrigeration Market Size, Trends, Outlook, Report 2024-2032

Written by Shalu Dhama  »  Updated on: July 07th, 2024

Commercial Refrigeration  Market Size, Trends, Outlook, Report 2024-2032

IMARC Group's report titled "Commercial Refrigeration  Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2024-2032" The global commercial refrigeration market size reached US$ 29.3 Billion in 2024. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 42.4 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1% during 2024-2032.

The global market is primarily being driven by the increasing demand for frozen and chilled food products due to rapid urbanization. Commercial refrigeration is widely used to preserve, transport, and store bulk quantities of frozen food products, such as meat, seafood, poultry, ice cream, bread, sausages, pizza, and ready-to-eat (RTE) meals. 

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Factors Affecting the Growth of the Commercial Refrigeration Industry:

Stringent Food Safety Regulations:

Governments and international bodies are implementing strict guidelines for food storage and handling to prevent foodborne illnesses and ensure public health. These regulations mandate specific temperature and storage conditions for different types of food products, necessitating reliable and precise refrigeration solutions. The need for compliance is encouraging food-related businesses, including manufacturers, retailers, and food service providers, to invest in advanced refrigeration systems. These regulatory pressures are not only increasing the demand for new, compliant refrigeration equipment but also driving the market towards more sophisticated and controllable systems capable of maintaining precise conditions for food preservation.

E-commerce and Online Grocery Shopping:

The convenience and efficiency of online shopping are driving the demand for cold storage solutions, especially for perishable goods like food and beverages. This trend necessitates an extensive cold chain infrastructure, including refrigerated warehousing and transportation, to maintain product quality and safety during delivery. Additionally, the rise of dark stores or local fulfillment centers dedicated to online shopping orders requires efficient refrigeration systems to handle a diverse range of products. This is driving innovation and investment in the refrigeration sector as businesses strive to meet the logistical challenges and customer expectations of rapid and reliable delivery of fresh and frozen products.

Consumer Awareness and Preference for Fresh and Quality Products:

There is a growing demand for products with longer shelf lives and no preservatives as consumers become more health-conscious and informed about the benefits of fresh food. This trend is encouraging retailers and food service providers to invest in advanced refrigeration systems that can effectively extend the freshness and nutritional value of perishable goods like fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meat. The demand for organic and locally sourced food which often requires precise and efficient refrigeration due to the absence of preservatives. Additionally, consumers are seeking transparency in food sourcing and handling, prompting businesses to adopt refrigeration solutions that ensure product quality and safety from farm to table, thereby fostering trust and loyalty among consumers.

Who are the key players operating in the industry?

AB Electrolux

Ali Group S.r.l.

Baltimore Aircoil Company Inc.

Bitzer SE

Carrier Corporation

Daikin Industries Ltd.

Danfoss A/S

Dover Corporation

Emerson Electric Company

Haier Inc.

Johnson Controls

Panasonic Corporation.

Commercial Refrigeration Market Report Segmentation:

By Product Type:

Chest Refrigeration

Deep Freezers

Bottle Coolers

Storage Water Coolers

Commercial Kitchen Refrigeration

Medical Refrigeration


Chest refrigeration is the most prevalent product type due to its cost-effectiveness, spacious storage capacity, and suitability for a wide range of businesses, making it a popular choice among industry professionals.

By End Use:

Full Service Restaurant, Quick Service restaurant & Hotels

Food Processing Industry


Retail Pharmacies


Convenience Stores


Full service restaurants, quick service restaurants, and Hotels hold the largest market share due to their extensive food storage and preservation needs, driven by the demand for fresh ingredients and efficient cooling solutions in the foodservice industry.

Regional Insights:

North America (United States, Canada)

Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)

Europe (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)

Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Others)

Middle East and Africa

Asia-Pacific's dominance in the market can be attributed to its rapid economic growth, increasing urbanization, and a burgeoning food industry, which drive the demand for refrigeration solutions in the region.

Global Commercial Refrigeration Market Trends:

Modern refrigeration systems are increasingly incorporating internet of things (IoT) capabilities, allowing for remote monitoring and control. This technological advancement enhances efficiency by enabling real-time tracking of temperature, humidity, and system performance. This trend is particularly appealing in sectors like food service and healthcare, where precise temperature control is critical.

The rising emergence of modular refrigeration units offers flexibility, allowing establishments like restaurants, supermarkets, and healthcare facilities to scale or modify their refrigeration systems based on changing requirements or business growth. This trend is particularly useful in urban areas where space constraints are a common issue. Customizable and modular refrigeration systems enable businesses to optimize their storage solutions efficiently, ensuring both space utilization and energy efficiency.

Other Key Points Covered in the Report:

COVID-19 Impact

Porters Five Forces Analysis

Value Chain Analysis

Strategic Recommendations

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