Kitchen appliances are instruments or devices designed for the smooth functioning of kitchen activities. Kitchen appliances operate with the help of either gas or electricity. They are used mainly for cooking, storage and cleaning functions in a kitchen. Although major portion of kitchen appliances are operated by electricity; cooking fuel, renewable and solar energy also play an important role in the operation of kitchen appliances. Stove, refrigerator and dishwashers are some of the major devices used in kitchen. Kitchen appliances also comprise of minor appliances such as blenders, food processors, coffee makers, usually designed for countertops. These appliances are less expensive and used for some specialty purposes. Kitchen appliances are gaining popularity due to the rising disposable incomes and changing lifestyles of people, which in turn is narrowing the price gap between similar consumer products offered by different companies. In addition to this, technological advancements in appliances have also catalyzed the growth of kitchen appliances market. Easy and functional appliances are the need of the hour, which has led to the development of smart and efficient appliances. The massive energy consumption of kitchen devices is a major concern for the market.
Key players in the market are adopting product launch and acquisition as their key developmental strategies to meet the customer requirements and increase their customer segment. Acquisition would help the players to share technological requirements for their existing and new products. This would ultimately help the market leaders to enhance their product portfolio with comparatively less investment and thereby increase their market share across various regions. The cost cutting in operations would also lead manufacturers to invest into marketing activities and increase their awareness about new energy efficient kitchen appliances. Recently, in February 2015, Electrolux acquired one of the leading manufacturer of professional dishwashers - Shanghai Veetsan Commercial Machinery Co. Ltd., with the aim to enhance its product positioning in China.
The global kitchen appliances market is segmented based on types, user application, fuel type, product structure and geography. By type, the market is segmented into refrigerator, cooking appliance, dishwasher and other minor appliances. The user application segment includes household and commercial applications. In terms of fuel types, the market is segmented into gas, electricity and others. Others include solar energy, renewable energy, fuel wood, and biogas. By product structure, market is divided into free stand and built-in appliances. A study with respect to region is conducted to perform in-depth analysis of kitchen appliances across various geographies. The regions examined are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and LAMEA.
The market is segmented based on types, user application, fuel type, product structure, and geography.
MARKET BY TYPE
MARKET BY USER APPLICATION
MARKET BY FUEL TYPE
MARKET BY STRUCTURE
MARKET BY GEOGRAPHY