Global Reefer Truck Industry Report 2023: Globalization of Trade, Cold Chain Logistics, Pharmaceutical Sector Demands Fueling Growth - Forecasts to 2028

Dublin, Dec. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Reefer Truck Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Opportunity, and Forecast, 2018-2028" report has been added to's offering.

The Global Reefer Truck Market achieved a valuation of USD 4 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach a value of $5.63 billion by 2028, growing with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6% through 2028

The Global Reefer Truck Market is undergoing significant growth driven by various factors, including the rising demand for cold chain logistics, globalization of trade, growth in the food industry, pharmaceutical sector demands, technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, government regulations, and sustainability considerations.

Despite these drivers, the market faces challenges related to temperature control precision, energy consumption, cost of technology and maintenance, cross-border regulations, environmental concerns, data security, maintenance and downtime, long transportation routes, last-mile delivery challenges, and capacity utilization.

Key market trends include technological advancements in cooling systems, IoT integration and remote monitoring, data analytics for optimization, the use of green refrigerants for sustainability, the development of electric and hybrid reefer trucks, the impact of e-commerce on cold chain logistics, urbanization's influence on city logistics, the adoption of blockchain in cold chain management, the transportation of temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals, and the focus on food safety and quality.

The market encompasses various vehicle types, including light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty reefer trucks, each tailored to specific transportation needs. Application types include the food and beverage industry, pharmaceuticals, floral applications, and other temperature-sensitive product transportation.

Regional insights highlight the growth opportunities and dynamics in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. The reefer truck market's future will continue to evolve as manufacturers innovate to meet industry-specific demands, address challenges, and contribute to sustainable transportation solutions.

Moreover, the growth of the food and pharmaceutical sectors significantly contributes to the demand for reefer trucks. With the increasing consumption of fresh and frozen foods, as well as the need to transport temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, the reliance on these specialized trucks has become indispensable. Both industries rely on the reliability and precision of reefer trucks to maintain the freshness and efficacy of their products, thereby driving the market's expansion.

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages184
Forecast Period2022 - 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2022$4 Billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$5.63 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate6.0%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Market Dynamics

Key Market Drivers:

  • Rising Demand for Cold Chain Logistics: Increasing need for efficient transport of perishable goods across long distances.
  • Globalization of Trade: Maintaining consistent temperature conditions for goods moving across borders.
  • Growth in Food Industry: Demand for fresh produce, frozen foods, and dairy products.
  • Pharmaceutical Sector Demands: Ensuring precise temperature control for medications and vaccines.
  • Technological Advancements in Refrigeration Units: Improved cooling systems with real-time monitoring and insulation.
  • Changing Consumer Preferences: Demand for fresh and organic products with shorter shelf lives.
  • Government Regulations and Quality Standards: Strict guidelines on perishable goods transport.
  • Urbanization and Retail Distribution: Increased demand for fresh goods in urban areas.
  • Health and Safety Concerns: Prevention of contamination and health risks in food and pharmaceuticals.
  • Focus on Sustainability: Push for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly transportation options.

Key Market Challenges:

  • Temperature Control Precision: Maintaining precise temperature control during transportation.
  • Energy Consumption and Efficiency: Balancing temperature control with energy efficiency.
  • Cost of Technology and Maintenance: High initial costs and maintenance expenses.
  • Cross-Border Regulations: Navigating complex regulations for international shipments.
  • Environmental Concerns and Emissions: Reducing environmental impact of refrigerants.
  • Data Security and Connectivity: Ensuring data security in connected reefer trucks.
  • Maintenance and Downtime: Balancing maintenance needs with supply chain operations.
  • Long Transportation Routes: Handling varying climate conditions during long-distance transport.
  • Last-Mile Delivery Challenges: Efficient and timely last-mile delivery coordination.
  • Capacity Utilization and Demand Fluctuations: Matching capacity with fluctuating demand.

Key Market Trends:

  • Technological Advancements in Cooling Systems: More efficient and precise refrigeration systems.
  • IoT Integration and Remote Monitoring: Sensors and real-time tracking for temperature, humidity, and location.
  • Data Analytics for Optimization: Predictive maintenance and improved efficiency.
  • Green Refrigerants and Sustainability: Environmentally friendly refrigerants.
  • Electric and Hybrid Reefer Trucks: Reduced emissions and operational costs.
  • E-commerce and Cold Chain Logistics: Growth in online grocery and fresh produce deliveries.
  • Urbanization and City Logistics: Maneuverable reefer trucks for urban areas.
  • Blockchain in Cold Chain Management: Enhanced transparency and traceability.
  • Temperature-Controlled Pharmaceuticals: Specialized reefer trucks for pharmaceuticals.
  • Increased Focus on Food Safety and Quality: Ensuring proper temperature conditions for food products.

Vehicle Type Insights:

  • Light-Duty Vehicles: Compact size, lower cargo capacity, suitable for short-distance transport.
  • Medium-Duty Vehicles: Optimal balance between capacity and cost-effectiveness for intercity transport.
  • Heavy-Duty Vehicles: High capacity, robust build, used for long-haul transport.

Application Type Insights:

  • Food and Beverage Industry: Focus on cold supply chain logistics for perishable goods.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Temperature-sensitive medication and vaccine transport.
  • Floral Applications: Transporting ornamental plants and flowers.
  • Other Applications: Transporting chemicals, cosmetics, and other temperature-sensitive products.

Regional Insights:

  • North America: Robust food processing sector and advanced cold chain logistics.
  • Europe: Stringent pharmaceutical regulations driving market growth.
  • Asia-Pacific: Rapid urbanization and dietary shifts contributing to market expansion.
  • Middle East and Africa: Demand for temperature-controlled transport in harsh climates.
  • Latin America: Growing food processing industry and perishable goods transport.

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in the Global Reefer Truck Market.

  • Kogel Trailer GmbH & Co.KG
  • Hyundai Translead. Inc.
  • Wabash National
  • Fahrzeugwert Bernard Krone Gmbh & Co.KG
  • China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.
  • GRW Tankers and Trailers
  • Lamberet SAS
  • Great Dane LLC
  • Chereau
  • Schmitz Cargobull AG

Report Scope:

Global Reefer Truck Market, By Vehicle:

  • Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)
  • Medium Commercial Vehicle (MCV)
  • Heavy commercial Vehicle (HCV)

Global Reefer Truck Market, By Tonnage Capacity:

  • Less than 10 Tons
  • 10-20 Tons
  • More than 20 Tons

Global Reefer Truck Market, By Application Type:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Others

Global Reefer Truck Market, Region:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Europe & CIS
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • France
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Belgium
  • North America
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Colombia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE

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