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Hope for Better Times in the Market for Blow Moulding Machines

The European market for blow moulding machines and blow moulds will suffer severe losses this year due to the economic consequences of the pandemic. Business disruptions, cancelled investments, and massive uncertainty among market players have caused an extremely difficult business climate. A new study by Interconnection Consulting predicts a 7.1% drop in sales of blow-moulding machines.

Little Momentum

Even before the crisis, Europe was the least dynamic market in terms of growth compared to all other regions of the world. Sales of blow-moulding machines in Southern and Eastern Europe saw a growth of only 1.8% in 2019. The market for blow moulds, however, was more dynamic. Overall growth in Europe last year was 3.7%, with Western Europe (+6.5%) and the CEE countries posting the highest growth rates of 4.8%.

Principle of Optimism

The regions of Western and Southern Europe in particular are severely affected by the pandemic. Sales of blow-moulding machines are set to drop by 9.2% and 8.4% respectively in 2020. Despite the bitter setback the industry expects sales to pick up again as early as 2021. The economic outlook remains optimistic thereafter. The study expects market volume to exceed pre-crisis levels by 2023 at the latest. In terms of machine types, stretch blow-moulding machines (linear and rotary) dominate the European market with a share of 56.2%. This is followed by extrusion blow moulding machines with around a quarter (23.2%) of the total market, and injection blow moulding machines with a share of around a fifth of the total market. The highest growth rates in 2019 were achieved by the injection-blow moulding machine segment, with a market growth of around 4.5% in value terms.

Sustainability is an Opportunity for Europe

A key issue for the blow moulding industry is the global trend towards banning the use of disposable plastic materials and the focus on sustainability and recyclable plastic materials. Especially the highly developed industrialised countries in Europe, governed by strict laws and regulations, are pioneers in this respect. “Major brands have been forced to minimize the use of non-recyclable disposable plastic materials,” explains Daniel Kollar, the author of the study.

 

Regions analyzed:

Northwestern Europe (UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland)

Western Europe (France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg)

Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Eastern Europe (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Baltics, Bulgaria, Russia, the Ukraine, CIS)

Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy)

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Renovation keeps raised floors afloat despite losses

After 2 years of sustained growth, the raised floor panels market has been affected by the COVID-crisis and is expected to experience a quantity loss -6,0% in 2020. Despite an increase in renovation, the fall in new non-residential projects, especially office/administration and commercial segment in the next 2 years will keep the market well below the 2019-level until 2023, as quantity growth will resume only in 2022 in most countries.

 

 

Wood and mineral panels most popular as premium solutions

 

The largest material segments for raised floor panels are mineral with 31,0% quantity shares, which are however falling a bit in part for a reduced availability of the raw material, and wood with 30,6%, which is expected to raise up to 31,1% up to 2023. Wood is already the biggest segment in France, Spain and Benelux, while mineral panels are above 40% in Italy and Germany.

Encapsulated steel is at 28,0% and is the dominant material in the UK market with 68% quantity shares, regaining some of the lost shares as aluminium prices stabilized in 2020.

Hollow floor is extremely popular in Germany with 22,0% quantity shares, but is losing relative to the other segments because of their reduced functionality, especially for office and data centers.

 

 

Public investment as silver lining?

 

Among the positive factors, more investments in healthcare and education by European government will help limit the losses in the next 3 years. Still, most panels are destined to offices and to commercial enterprises and new constructions for these segments will decline strongly in 2021 as new projects will be put on hold. At the same time, renovation of offices rose a bit in 2020 as companies take advantage of the temporary absence of workers during lockdown for restructuring internal areas.

 

 

European companies dominates the market

 

The European market is strongly concentrated, especially in the premium segment, with international and local players counting for 80% of the market and the TOP5 counting for 45% of the total market. Some acquisitions in the last few years increased market concentration further and created some bottleneck for raw materials, in particular for mineral panels. Among the main companies, there are Kingspan (mainly encapsulated steel), and 3 German players, Lindner, Knauf and Mero

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