According to the latest report from the Freedonia Group, the global Display Cases market stood at US$23.1 billion in 2009 and should grow 7.9% p.a. from 2009 through 2014.
The commercial refrigeration industry comprises a large variety of products, including: (i) cold displays or plug-in commercial refrigerators, which include refrigerators and upright and horizontal freezers for commercial use, (ii) refrigerating chambers, cold counters and reach-in refrigerated displays, (iii) refrigerated automatic sales machines, (iv) ice machines, and (v) refrigerator parts and other products, such as cryogenic equipment and liquid refrigerators. Metalfrio’s business is primarily comprised of (a) cold displays, (b) refrigerating chambers, cold counters and reach-in refrigerated displays and (c) refrigerator parts and other products. However, Metalfrio do not manufacture all of the products included in each of these categories. In 2009, these three segments represented approximately 75.5% of the global market for commercial refrigeration, or US$17.4 billion.