IBC Rental - A Potential Game Changer for Industrial Transportation
Transportation of hazardous chemicals and liquids is a daunting task and involves high degree of risk to human lives as well as the environment. Thus, strong provisions and guidelines were formulated to regulate and monitor transportation of substances that are toxic in nature. Over the last decade, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), especially stainless steel IBCs have gained significant acceptance as one of the most reliable and efficient ways to transport liquid substances especially chemicals. Further, apart from safe transportation of toxic substances, IBCs also offer efficient warehouse storage. The growing adoption of IBCs for bulk transportation of chemicals coupled with surge in the global exports volume have created numerous opportunities for the IBC rental business market players. In addition, IBC end-users are gradually recognizing the potential benefits of renting IBCs in terms of efficient use of space, save on labor, storage, and freight costs, and elimination of wasteful drum disposal. As a result, the IBC rental business has witnessed a noteworthy growth in recent years and the trend is expected to continue in the coming years.
IBC Rental Business: Market - Key Research Findings
- The global market size of IBC rental business is estimated to reach the 1 billion mark in 2019.
- The IBC rental business is projected to grow at a CAGR of ~ 5% during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
- The growing demand for IBCs from chemical and rubber manufacturers are enhancing the growth of IBC rental business. The improved manufacturing sector from emerging economies is expected to be a key factor in the growth of the market.
- Europe is estimated to account for around 40% revenue share in the IBC rental business in 2019.
- Increased export activities from the chemical industry is expected to propel the growth of the IBC rental business in the United States, China, Benelux, and India.
- The European transportation regulations and the need of end-users for advanced industrial packaging solutions are major aspects that makes Europe the leading market in IBC rental business.
- The industrial chemical is expected to be the most lucrative end-use segment for IBC rental business, followed by the petroleum & lubricants segment.
- Need of secured containers for shipping & storage of hazardous chemicals is creating high demand for rental IBCs from the chemical industry.
Key Factors Shaping the IBC Rental Business
Steel IBCs Gaining Preference in the Global IBC Rental Business
The high durability and security against flammability is making steel IBCs as a vastly preferred IBC in the rental business. The additional features such as temperature control and stringent product compatibility are offered by steel IBCs. The global IBC rental business market players are likely to witness maximum demand for flexitanks, due to rapid adoption in the beverages industry.
IBC Rental Business to Attract Numerous End users
The IBC rental business industry is expanding, owing to an increased export from the emerging economies. The end users with minimum capital and unwillingness to invest in industrial packaging containers are creating high growth opportunity for the IBC rental business. Along with cost savings, the rental IBC business reduces cleaning and maintenance challenges incurred in handling and shipping. The benefits to rent over buying IBCs are attributed to be the key aspects in overall growth of the market. Key players in rental IBC business are looking forward to expanding their footprints in the emerging economies of Asian continents such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The developments regarding tracking of IBCs are anticipated to attract new clients towards rental IBCs, due to high safety offerings.
Temperature-controlled Stainless Steel IBCs to Gain Traction in Coming Years
Carbon steel IBCs are estimated to be popular for chemical materials, owing to low cost and high durability as compared to stainless steels. Pharmaceuticals and personal care & cosmetics industries are expected to be the quick adopter for stainless steel IBCs in the coming years, due to temperature-controlled facilities. Flexitanks are expected to increase in rental business for beverages shipping. Plastic IBCs with folding facilities are projected to increase rapidly in the rental business as compared to composite IBCs.
Chemical Industry as Key Driver in Incrementing IBC Rental Services
The chemical industry is furbishing the industrial packaging solutions by leasing and pooling of IBC containers and drums. The U.S. department of transportation (DOT), the United Nations regulations, and several country level regulations structured the standards to use many types of IBCs. Chemical companies are adopting IBCs to ship and store hazardous and non-hazardous products due to its high safety and easy warehousing. In the global industrial packaging market, IBCs are highly-used packaging products for liquid chemicals. The chemical is estimated to accounts for more than 75% of the IBCs rental business, and projected to witness fast-paced demand in the next five years, owing to favourable international trade and transportation regulations.
Track and Trace Technologies to Add Value in the IBC Rental Business
IBCs are playing vital role in providing transportation solutions in different industries such as chemical, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and cosmetics. It are cost-effective, but also difficult to maintain accountability. To reduce the problems regarding accountability, most of the companies are opting IBCs with the tracking systems.
IBC Rental Business: Market Structure Analysis
- Brambles Ltd. and Goodpack Ltd. are the leading companies operating in the global IBC rental business market worldwide.
- In 2018, expansion and recognition strategies was adopted by key players to expand their business and product portfolio.
- Innovation & development is estimated to be key strategy adopted by players operating in IBC rental business market.
- Increased adoption of rental IBCs by chemical companies from India, Brazil, China, and ASEAN countries is creating lucrative opportunity for IBC rental business manufacturers.
IBC Rental - Flexible Renting Programs Propel Demand
The onset of IBC rental business in the market has played an imperative role in transforming the overall transportation landscape for low-capital end-users of IBCs, offering significant long-term benefits. The demand for IBC rental services witnessed a significant growth from end-users that consistently faced hurdles including, seasonal fluctuation, unexpected deliveries, and underutilized IBCs causing space constraints in warehouses and more. Thus, as renting IBCs solves the aforementioned problems and simultaneously enhances inventory management significantly, it emerged as a viable alternative for users who do not solely rely on IBCs for their transportation requirements.
The IBC rental business has evolved in recent years in accord with the evolving end-user adoption patterns. Thus, the market players active in the IBC rental business offer flexible rental plants to their customers which is a win-win situation for both parties. Further, some of the other benefits of renting IBCs such as no capital investment, no disposal costs, and flexible rental programs offered by IBC rental companies are likely to drive the market growth in the foreseeable future. The evolving industrial and commercial landscape in both developed and developing regions will further contribute towards the growth of the IBC rental business, owing to high demand for chemicals from the construction, paint & coating, and other related industrial verticals.
Robust Regulations and Flourishing Industries in Europe Likely to Propel Market Growth
In the last decade, stringent rules and regulations pertaining to the transportation of hazardous chemicals have played a key role in shaping the IBC rental business in Europe. Further, the booming chemical and food industry in Europe have resulted in growing exports from the region which is a major factor contributing towards the growth of the IBC rental services in the region. In addition, amendments made by Russia in their export policies have favored the IBC rental business market players in Europe. Further, the established export framework in Europe coupled with presence of prominent IBC manufacturers in the region are likely to create lucrative opportunities for IBC rental companies.
Overcoming Existing Challenges with Stainless Steel IBCs
In the past decade, stainless steel IBCs have garnered significant amount of popularity owing to a range of benefits they offer over cylindrical drums. Further, stainless steel IBCs are easier to fill & empty, relatively simple to drain & clean, and most importantly, offer optimum space utilization. Besides, as stainless steel IBCs are easier to handle, the risk of accidents is significantly lower. Thus, there was a considerable demand for rental stainless steel IBCs in the recent years and the trend is set to continue in the coming years. As stainless steel IBCs are highly versatile, reusable, and resistant to corrosion, rental demand for the same from the end-use industries including chemicals, paints & dyes, food & beverage, and synthetic & natural rubber among others will continue to witness a rapid growth.
Stainless steel remains highly preferred
Demand for carbon steel grows significantly
Healthy demand for stainless steel IBCs
Flexitanks to gain steady momentum
High demand for industrial chemicals
Steady adoption in rubber industry
How Growth will Unfold
Growth opportunities within the global IBC rental business will primarily rely on the growth of the chemical industries in developed as well as developing economies. In addition, stringent regulations governing the transportation of chemicals will play an imperative role in the growth strategies of the existing and the upcoming IBC rental business market players. For instance, the Department of Transportation in the U.S. formulated guidelines related to the use of different types of IBCs. Moreover, the growing adoption of stainless steel IBCs for efficient transportation of hazardous chemicals will provide an impetus to the growth of the IBC rental businesses.
Several companies operating in the IBC rental market are seeking avenues to tackle problems pertaining to accountability by deploying track and trace technology. Thus, by integrating tracking systems, companies operating in IBC rental business can track, monitor, and maintain their inventory. The economic development of the developing nations such as India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and more has resulted in rapid modernization, urbanization, and revolution of industries. Thus, the demand for paints, dyes, and coatings has witnessed a paramount growth in recent years which in turn, has created numerous lucrative opportunities for market players active in the IBC rental business.
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IBC Rental Business: Market Analysis 2019 - 2029
A recent market study published by FMI on the IBC rental business market includes global industry analysis 2014-2018 & opportunity assessment 2019-2029, and delivers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting a thorough research on the historic as well as current growth parameters of the IBC rental business market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with maximum precision.
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) Rental Business Market Taxonomy
The global IBC rental business market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present a complete market intelligence approach to the reader.
By Material Type
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
By Product Type
- Stainless Steel IBC
- Carbon Steel IBC
- Plastic IBC
- Composite IBC
- Solids & Semi-solids
- Up To 1,000 liters
- 1,001-1,500 liters
- 1,501-2,000 liters
- Above 2,000 liters
By End Use
- Industrial Chemicals
- Petroleum & Lubricants
- Paints, Inks & Dyes
- Food & Beverages
- Personal Care & Cosmetics
- Synthetic & Natural Rubber
- Tires & Auto Components
- North America
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- East Asia
- South Asia
The report initiates with the executive summary of the IBC rental business market, which includes a summary of key findings and statistics of the market. It also includes the recommendations and analysis find out in study of the IBC rental business market.
Readers can find the definition and a detailed taxonomy of the IBC rental business market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about the IBC rental business market. Along with this, comprehensive information pertaining to IBC rental business and their properties are provided in this section. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which helps the reader understand the scope of the IBC rental business market report.
This section explains the global market volume analysis and forecast for the IBC rental business market between the forecast periods of 2019-2029. This section also explains the global market volume analysis and forecast for the IBC rental business market between the forecast periods of 2019-2029.
This section highlights the average pricing analysis of various rental intermediate bulk containers, in different regions across the globe. The weighted average pricing at the rental service provider-level is analyzed in this section.
This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the IBC rental business market between the forecast periods of 2019-2029. This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the historical IBC rental business market, along with an opportunity analysis of the future. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2019), and an incremental $ opportunity for the forecast period (2019–2029). Along with this, pricing analysis of the IBC rental business market at the regional level has been provided in this section.
This chapter explains the key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the IBC rental business market over the forecast period. Along with macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the opportunity analysis for the IBC rental business market. This chapter also highlights the key market dynamics of the IBC rental business market, which include the drivers and restraints. Moreover, readers will understand the key trends followed by the leading players in the IBC rental business market. This section also covers Porter’s analysis, as well as the PESTLE analysis for the global IBC rental business market.
Based on the material, the IBC rental business market is segmented into stainless steel, carbon steel and plastic. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the IBC rental business market and market attractiveness analysis based on the material.
This chapter provides details about the IBC rental business market based on the product type, and has been classified into stainless steel IBC, carbon steel IBC, plastic IBC, composite IBC and flexitanks. In this chapter, readers can understand the market attractive analysis based on the product type.
Based on the content, the IBC rental business market is segmented into liquid, and, solids & semi-solids. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the IBC rental business market and market attractiveness analysis based on the content.
This chapter provides details about the IBC rental business market based on the capacity, and has been classified into up to 1,000 liters, 1,001-1,500 liters, and 1,501-2,000 liters, and Above 2,000 liters
This chapter provides details about the IBC rental business market based on the end use, and has been classified into industrial chemicals, petroleum & lubricants, paints, inks & dyes, food & beverages, personal care & cosmetics, synthetic & natural rubber, tires & auto components pharmaceuticals, and others (building & construction, etc.
This chapter explains how the IBC Rental Business market will grow across various geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA), East Asia, South Asia and Oceania.
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of the growth of the North America IBC rental business market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find the pricing analysis, regional trends, and market growth based on the application and countries in North America.
This chapter provides the growth scenario of the IBC rental business market in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Rest of Latin America. Along with this, assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.
Important growth prospects of the IBC rental business market based on its end users in several countries such as Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Benelux, Nordic, Russia, Poland, and Rest of Europe are included in this chapter.
This chapter provides information about how the IBC rental business market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Northern Africa, and Rest of MEA, during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
In this chapter, South Korea and China countries are the prominent countries in the East Asia region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the East Asia IBC Rental Business market. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the East Asia IBC Rental Business market during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
In this chapter, India and Singapore countries are the prominent countries in the South Asia region that are the prime subjects of assessment to obtain the growth prospects of the South Asia IBC Rental Business market. Readers can find detailed information about the growth parameters of the South Asia IBC Rental Business market during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
This chapter provides information about how the IBC rental business market will grow in major countries in the Oceania region such as Australia and New Zealand during the forecast period of 2019-2029.
In this chapter, separate analysis for emerging countries such as United States China and India is given. It provides segment level analysis of the IBC rental business market for each country mentioned in the section.
In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the IBC rental business market, along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.
In this chapter, readers will find a comprehensive list of all leading rental IBC suppliers from market, along with detailed information about each company, including company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Good Pack Ltd., Hoover Ferguson Group, Precision IBC, Inc., Arlington Packaging (Rental) Limited, Hoyer Group, Metano IBC Services, Inc., CMO Enterprises, Inc., Mitchell Container Services, Inc., Global Packaging Services (GPS), Brambles Limited, Envirotainer AB, Americold, Hawman Container Services, SCHÄFER WERKE GmbH, and TPS Rental Systems.
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provides a base to the information and statistics included in the IBC rental business market report.
This chapter help readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the IBC rental business market.
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