Temperature Controlled Containers Market By Type (Active System Containers, Passive System Container), By End-Use Industry (Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Chemical Industry, Other End-Use Industries) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2017 - 2025

Temperature-controlled containers are able to maintain temperatures at freezing, chilling, or heated levels according to the needs of the cargo or storage items inside the refrigerator. There are two basic types of temperature-controlled containers: active temperature control containers and passive temperature control containers. Both containers enable the transportation of commodities by air, sea, and ground.

In an active temperature-controlled container, machinery is integrated into the back of the container or either run on a generator when it is on wheels or rail, is plugged into a power source when it is at the dock or on a ship, or is plugged into a static electrical supply provided by a land-based electrical supply, typically between 380V and 440V, 3 phases.

The temperature-controlled container market has been growing significantly at a healthy CAGR of 8% due to overall growth in the food and beverage and healthcare industries across the globe. Since temperature-controlled containers maintain the properties, hygiene, and nature of a product in transportation irrespective of the exterior atmospheric condition and the problems faced during transportation, the demand for temperature-controlled containers has increased over the past few years, regardless of the geographical location.

By type, temperature-controlled container market segmentation includes active-system containers and passive-system containers. Active system containers are available in two types: systems with cooling only and systems with both heating and cooling. These containers use cooling media such as dry ice, PCM, and others and compressor cooling powered by batteries or an external electrical source. These types of containers are cost-effective when the payload is maximized; they are ideal for bulk shipment.

North America is the largest market for temperature-controlled containers. The market offers significant potential due to the increasing application scope of temperature-controlled containers in the North American market. Asia-Pacific is witnessing the fastest growth between 2017 and 2025, owing to surging demand from the growing healthcare and food and beverage industries in China and India.

The report titled "Global Temperature Controlled Containers Market: Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Analysis, 2017–2025" offers strategic insights into the global temperature-controlled container market along with the market size and estimates for the duration of 2015–2025. The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on type, application, and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2016 and 2025. The report also provides a prolific view of market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.The report also includes profiles of the leading temperature-controlled container manufacturers, as well as their product portfolios and key developments, to assist strategic decision-makers.

Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the temperature-controlled container industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on market growth
  • in-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-year market size data (2015–2016)
  • SRC (Segment, Region, Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global temperature-controlled container market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

The global market for temperature-controlled containers can be classified into the following types:

  • Active Containers
  • Passive Containers

By type, temperature-controlled container market segmentation includes active-system containers and passive-system containers. Rising demand for perishable products such as meat, fish, and dairy products, specialty drugs, chemicals, and so on is the prominent factor driving the market growth. Furthermore, the rising preference for frozen food worldwide is creating huge opportunities for logistical chains catering to the F&B industry. These products require strict temperature assurance during transportation, and they contribute significantly to the rising revenues of these types of containers. The use of these containers varies from industry to industry, depending upon the requirement, specification, and nature of the product.

With a market value of $3,269.5 million in 2016, passive system containers dominated the temperature-controlled container type market. Active system containers are the most lucrative market as they ensure the safety and saleability of the product and also reduce the loss of food products due to the extension of their shelf life.

The global market for temperature-controlled containers can be divided into the following end-use industries:

  • Food & beverages
  • Healthcare
  • Chemical
  • Others

The temperature-controlled container market has grown substantially at a healthy CAGR due to overall growth in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. Rapid technological advancement and innovation will also support the global growth of the temperature-controlled container market. In the chemical industry, temperature-controlled containers are used for the transportation of specialty chemicals in small quantities that are unstable and require strict temperature control throughout their life cycle. Significantly changing temperatures across different regions, such as the Middle East and Europe, push supply chain partners to use temperature-controlled packaging for shipping perishable products and pharmaceuticals. Other end-use industries include agriculture and industry. The temperature-controlled container market in other industries is in its nascent stage and is expected to grow in the coming decades.

The global market for temperature-controlled containers can be categorized on the basis of regions as follows:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • India
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa (MEA)

  • GCC Countries
  • the remainder of MEA

In 2016, North America and Europe were the two largest regional markets for temperature-controlled containers. North America accounted for the largest share of the market and is projected to grow at a moderate rate during the forecast period, driven by the rise in the applicability of temperature-controlled packaging in various end-use industries, such as healthcare and food and beverage. Furthermore, various regulations about the distribution and handling of pharmaceutical products are being implemented in various regions in Europe and North America to harmonize the manufacturing, processing, and distribution of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. This, in turn, is creating a favorable environment for temperature-controlled containers.

Asia Pacific's temperature-controlled container market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.5% from 2017 to 2025. Prominent factors driving the growth of the market include technological advancement, a rise in demand for packaged food, urbanization, and a change in lifestyle, among others.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Temperature Controlled Containers Market is expected to reach US$ 9,452.4 Mn 2025.

The Temperature Controlled Containers Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 8.0%.

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

Cold Chain Technologies, Inc., Envirotainer AB, Pelican BioThermal LLC some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Oct 2017
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   58768
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Pages:   120
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