Portable Generators Market Overview:
Portable Generators are used to generate electric power in domestic, commercial, and industrial applications. Generating electricity for live commercial events, electrifying machinery in construction sites, additional power supply during power outage, and others are the applications covered in the study.
The global portable generators market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The leading vendors in the market have adopted product launch as their key development strategy to attain major market share and diversify the product & service portfolio and sustain intense competition. In addition, companies have also adopted partnership strategies for implementation of new technologies, improvement of operational performance, and market expansion & innovation.
The global portable generators industry, is segmented based on fuel type, power output, application, and geography. Based on power output, the market is bifurcated into less than 3kW, 3-10kW, and more than 10kW, while the application segment consists of domestic, commercial, and industrial. Based on geography, the portable generators industry is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America generated the highest revenue in 2015.
The global market for portable generators industry was valued at $3,146 million in 2015, and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% to reach $4,913 million by 2022. Increase in need of power backup facility, growth in demand for low-cost and diesel-fueled generators, increase in preference for natural gas-fueled generators, and rise in awareness of portable generators drive the market. However, the portable generators market growth is restrained due to limited duration of power supply and stringent environmental regulations toward emission of hazardous gases from diesel generators.
The power output segment includes less than 3kW, 3-10kW, and more than 10kW power generators. Increase in adoption of multipurpose power generation systems is anticipated to fuel the portable generators market growth. The less than 3kW portable generators segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR, owing to increase in awareness of in-house power backup and rise in need for portable powering systems in outdoor recreational activity. The generators that deliver more than 10kW power are extensively used in industrial sector due to need for higher power supply to run machines and industrial tools, which in turn is expected to drive the portable generators market.
Asia-Pacific is the leading regional market, in terms of growth rate, for portable generators, owing to rapid industrialization in developing countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India. Moreover, rapid industrialization in Latin America and Gulf countries is expected to fuel the demand for portable generators, as these generators are utilized in various construction activities, which include cutting, drilling, lifting, and many others. Easy availability of fossil fuel in Middle East region is one of the key growth factor for portable generators in the region.
Key players profiled in the report are Generac Power Systems, Inc., Cummins Inc., Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Caterpillar, Inc., Eaton Corporation Plc, Kohler Co., Yamaha Motor Corporation, Champion Power Equipment, Inc., and Smarter Tools, Inc. The report discusses the key strategies adopted by the companies in addition to the current trends, upcoming opportunities, and restraints in the market growth, with detailed information about their impacts.
Global Portable Generators Market Segmentation
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Top Impacting Factors
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Growth in Demand for Natural Fuel Sources
Natural gas-fueled generators gain traction with the evolution of stringent environmental norms to control embosom of hazardous gasses from diesel generators in developed regions such as North America, Europe, and some parts of Asia-Pacific. In addition, many developing nations such as India, Singapore, and Russia use natural energy sources in generators, hence providing a good space for market growth.
Rise in Awareness
Portable generators gain traction among end users, including house owners, event organizers, third-party service providers, and others, owing to increase in need for energy backup during power outage, convenient power storages for camping, and long outdoor events at distant places. Several key players in the market support commercial events with their wide range of product category.
Stringent Environment Norms
Stringent environmental regulations toward emission of hazardous gases, such as carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and others, from generators hamper the growth of the market. Several regulatory bodies such as the California Environmental Protection Agency, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Central Pollution Control Board (India), and others have set guidelines to restrict hazardous pollutants from diesel generator exhaust systems.
- The report provides an overview of the trends, structure, drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global portable generators industry.
- Porters Five Forces analysis highlights the potential of buyers & suppliers, and provides insights on the competitive structure of the market to determine the investment pockets in the portable generators market.
- Current and future trends adopted by key players are highlighted to determine overall competitiveness of the global portable generators industry.
- The quantitative analysis of the market from 2014 to 2022 is provided to elaborate the market potential.
Portable Generators Market Key Segments:
By Fuel Type
- Others (Biodiesel, Propane, and Other Natural Gas)
By Power Output
- Less than 3kW
- More than 10kW
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Rest of Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East
Key Players Profiled in the Report
- Generac Power Systems, Inc.
- Cummins Inc.
- Briggs & Stratton Corporation
- Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
- Caterpillar, Inc.
- Eaton Corporation plc
- Kohler Co.
- Yamaha Motor Corporation
- Champion Power Equipment, Inc.
- Smarter Tools, Inc.
Other Market Players Mentioned in the Report
- Perkins Engines Company Limited
- Pulsar Products, Inc.
- Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation