Cold Chain Market in Europe 2015-2019

  • Published: Jul 2015
  • Pages: 64
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Overview of the cold chain market in Europe

Logistics accounts for a major share of the costs incurred in the supply and retail of food products. Many food products are perishable and require continuous cooling for preservation. The energy consumed to maintain the right temperature has significant cost implications, leading to outsourcing of logistics by companies for efficient storage and transportation.

Investments by vendors in automation, controlling, and warehousing are contributing to the growth of the overall storage and transport space. The top six vendors in the market operate with warehousing capacity of over 10 million cubic meters. The cold chain market in Europe is growing steadily and is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 12% during the forecast period.

Key trends in the cold chain market in Europe

A wide range of factors influence the cold chain market in Europe. The advanced packaging techniques have improved the shelf life of food products, thus increasing the reach of cold chain service providers. Although B2B accounts for a larger share of the market, the increase in the online consumption of ready-to-eat food products is expected to drive the demand for cold chain logistics services by 2019.

Vendors have adopted techniques such as RFID and HACCP to improve their efficiency, and with decreased size of shipments, vendors are expected to adopt more multi-compartment refrigerated vehicles during the forecast period.

Vendor landscape of the cold chain market in Europe

  •     Bring Frigo
  •     Gruppo Marconi
  •     Kloosterboer
  •     MUK Logistik
  •     Nichirei Logistics
  •     Partner Logistics

Some of the value-added services provided by these leading vendors include disaster recovery services, custom-made services, and web interfaces that enable advanced shipment tracking through the supply chain. To improve their margins, vendors are focusing on limiting the number of disruptions to a bare minimum, lowering of the costs involved in travel, and optimization of the cold chain. 
Regional landscape for cold chain in Europe

Based on geography, the research report segments the cold chain market in Europe by the following: -

  •     Western Europe
  •     Southern and Eastern Europe

The countries of Western Europe are witnessing a steady increase in the demand for frozen foods. To that effect, Germany, leads the market in Western and is also considered as a major contributor to the revenue of the global cold chain market. 

Currently, less than 30% of the logistics functions are outsourced in Southern and Eastern Europe. Although, the revenue and year-on-year growth is expected to increase, the overall market is yet to scale up. Storage infrastructure in this region is expected to draw large investments to interlink warehouses.

Market segmentation of the cold chain market in Europe by service type

  •     Refrigerated warehousing
  •     Refrigerated transportation

Major revamp in the food retail sector has resulted in demand for refrigerated warehousing and transport facilities. The increase in imports of perishable commodities like vegetables and fruits in the region is another factor that is contributing to the demand for refrigerated warehousing. Revenues from warehousing are likely to account for twice the size of the transportation segment in the next four years.

Other sections of the report include an analysis of the following

  • Cold chain logistics processes in the food industry
  • Value chain analysis of the cold chain market
  • Key drivers, challenges, and trends and their impact on the cold chain market in Europe 
  • Five forces analysis of the cold chain market in Europe
  • SWOT analysis of the leading companies in the cold chain market in Europe

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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology
05. Introduction
06. Market Landscape
06.1 Market Overview
06.2 Market Size and Forecast by Revenue
06.3 Five Forces Analysis
07. Market Segmentation by Service type
07.1 Refrigerated Warehousing Market in Europe
07.2 Refrigerated Transportation Market in Europe
08. Geographical Segmentation
08.1 Cold Chain Market in Europe
08.2 Cold Chain Market in Europe by Geography
08.3 Cold Chain Market in Western Europe
08.3.1 Market Size and Forecast
08.4 Cold Chain Market in Southern and Eastern Europe
08.4.1 Market Size and Forecast
09. Buying Criteria
10. Market Growth Drivers
11. Drivers and their Impact
12. Market Challenges
13. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
14. Market Trends
15. Trends and their Impact
16. Vendor Landscape
16.1 Competitive Scenario
16.2 Other Prominent Vendors
17. Key Vendor Analysis
17.1 Bring Frigo
17.1.1 Key Facts
17.1.2 Business Overview
17.1.3 Products and Services
17.1.4 SWOT Analysis
17.2 Gruppo Marconi
17.2.1 Key Facts
17.2.2 Business Overview
17.2.3 SWOT Analysis
17.3 Kloosterboer
17.3.1 Key Facts
17.3.2 Business Overview
17.3.3 Key Services
17.3.4 Recent Developments
17.3.5 SWOT Analysis
17.4 MUK Logistik
17.4.1 Key Facts
17.4.2 Business Overview
17.4.3 Service Segmentation
17.4.4 SWOT Analysis
17.5 Nichirei Logistics Group
17.5.1 Key Facts
17.5.2 Business Overview
17.5.3 Service Categories
17.5.4 Recent Developments
17.5.5 SWOT Analysis
17.6 Partner Logistics
17.6.1 Key Facts
17.6.2 Business Overview
17.6.3 Key Services
17.6.4 Recent Developments
17.6.5 SWOT Analysis
18. Other Reports in this Series

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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