The Africa stationary electric compressors market size was estimated at USD 418.23 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5 % from 2023 to 2030. The growing oil & gas industry in Africa is expected to drive the growth. Moreover, the increasing demand for stationary electric compressors in the oil & gas industry since they handle all volume capacities and pressures is anticipated to fuel the market expansion over the forecast period. The Africa stationary electric compressors market is anticipated to expand due to the expanding construction industry. This is due to the vast investment potential in energy, transportation, electricity, and housing infrastructure projects. A stationary electric compressor is a valuable and necessary machine for construction operations.
Furthermore, because of their great output and efficiency, stationary electric compressors can power a wide range of tools. These compressors and air-powered tools are used on construction sites for a variety of tasks ranging from excavating holes to hoisting things. As a result, the aforementioned variables are expected to drive the demand. The industry players often engage in strategic partnerships with users from end-user industries. High investment in R&D to improve technical efficiency and the rising adoption of the technology by small and medium-scale end-users is expected to further expected to drive the market growth. For instance, Jenny, a stationary electric compressor manufacturer provides horizontal- and vertical-tank electric stationary compressors in singles-stage or two-stage. This compressor features a heavy-duty, two-stage cast-iron compressor pump.
Centrifugal electric compressor technology is most frequently used for large, medium volume & pressure air delivery, they also meet the high demand for compressed air from various end-use industries such as oil & gas, wastewater, construction, and others. In addition, these compressors are utilized for smooth discharge of the compressed air owing to the variety of blade orientations including both backward and forward curves. Thus, the growing requirement for a large supply of compressed air in industries such as oil & gas, construction, mining, and others is anticipated to propel the demand. For instance, Atlas Copco provides high-pressure centrifugal electric compressor ranges for the process of gas and air applications.
Each industry has its own set of norms, requirements, and degrees of demand. Some businesses necessitate the use of multiple stationary electric compressors linked together, whereas others necessitate the use of a single compressor. Due to this variety, market participants have fine-tuned stationary electric compressor technology to meet the needs of each industry. For instance, a Quincy, QOF 2-30 horsepower Oil-Free Scroll Compressor satisfies the Class Zero Standard, which is used in many pharmaceutical plants.
The rotary technology segment dominated the market over the forecast period with a revenue share of 50.4% in 2022. This can be attributed to the high adoption of rotary air compressors in large industrial applications, such as papermaking and printing, metallurgy and mining, electric power, electronic and electrical, and mechanical and electrical machinery. For instance, Ingersoll Rand announced the next generation R-Series rotary screw compressors, which use 13% less energy and have variable speed drives.
The reciprocating technology segment accounted for 18.6% of the revenue share in 2022. Reciprocating compressors are effective for delivering small volumes of gas at high pressures. A piston in these compressors draws in ambient air through an inlet valve and compresses it within a compression cylinder. Furthermore, reciprocating compressors come in large and small sizes and are commonplace in testing labs and vehicle repair shops. As a result, the aforementioned perks are expected to propel market expansion over the forecast period.
The centrifugal technology segment accounted for 31.0% of the revenue share in 2022. These compressors are energy efficient, have fewer rubbing parts, and have higher airflow than other compressors. Furthermore, they are widely used in applications such as gas turbines, oil refineries, petrochemicals, foods & beverages, and chemical plants. All these factors are anticipated to boost segment growth over the forecast period. For instance, Hitachi Industrial Products provides Horizontal Split Process Centrifugal Air Compressor (MCH), these products are highly efficient 3D impellers, reliable, and easy to maintain.
The oil filled lubrication segment led the market and accounted for 67.8% of the revenue share in 2022. Commercial oil-filled air compressors are widely used in the energy, manufacturing, and chemical industries. They are more robust and make less noise than oil-free compressors. Furthermore, the expanding use of oil-filled compressors in heavy-duty industrial applications, as well as their capacity to produce higher output, is a critical driving force for the oil-filled segment's growth.
The oil free lubrication segment accounted for 32.2% of the revenue share in 2022. The development of products that require less operational and maintenance investment is being driven by technological advancements in the stationary electric compressor industry. Oil-free systems, for example, are likely to gain acceptance in industries, reducing maintenance costs at predetermined intervals. For instance, Atlas Copco offers LFx oil-free piston compressors, which provide reduced noise operation, installation flexibility, and simple maintenance.
The manufacturing end-use segment led the market and accounted for 43.5% of the revenue share in 2022. Due to an expanding population, manufacturing firms are actively engaged in inventing efficient and fast solutions. Furthermore, the use of robots and automation, IoT, cloud computing, and digital transformation is expected to drive growth. For instance, in June 2022, SIAD MI built and fixed a nitrogen compressor that would be used at the Assiut National Oil Processing Company's new hydrocracking operation in Egypt (ANOPC). The compressor will allow gas to circulate throughout the unit.
The oil & gas segment accounted for 23.0% of the revenue share in 2022. The Africa region has around 9% of the world's total petrol reserves, with 17 countries presently producing petrol. According to S&P Global Platts, the region possesses 17.55 trillion standard cubic meters of natural gas and 125.3 billion barrels of crude oil reserves. Additionally, rotary and reciprocating compressors are commonly utilized in the oil and gas industry because they can manage a wide range of volume capacities and pressures. As a result, the expanding oil and gas industry, together with the use of rotary and reciprocating compressors, is expected to fuel market growth in the future years.
The construction segment is likely to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% over the forecast period. Stationary electric compressors used for construction demand endurance to heavy dust at the construction site and long continuous operation time to power the various pneumatic tools and equipment. One of the primary benefits of employing a stationary electric compressor on a building site is its quiet operation and simple maintenance. As a result, the benefits of stationary electric compressors for the construction sector outlined above are projected to drive demand. For instance, ELGi provides a diverse selection of building stationary electric compressors that are energy efficient, compact, and highly maneuverable.
According to Statistics South Africa, the mining and quarrying sector contributed 4.6% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020. Furthermore, its mining sector contributes significantly to economic activity, employment generation, and foreign exchange gains. Stationary electric compressors are an appropriate energy source for power tools such as drills, wrenches, hack saws, and other important mining equipment that must be operated in the mine's deep subterranean stretches. It also provides safer media for use in blasting operations. Therefore, the growing mining industry coupled with the adoption of stationary electric compressors to help extend the longevity of critical mining equipment and to reduce downtime needed for maintenance is anticipated to fuel the market demand over the forecast period.
The mining industry, shopping centers, infrastructural development, residential structures, and offices drive the Zambian construction sector. According to the International Trade Administration, new infrastructure expenditures and government financial capacity are projected to give opportunities for growth in the construction industry. For instance, Zambia is increasing road toll collection on important routes to finance road maintenance and broaden financing options for road infrastructure development through programs such as Pave Zambia 2000.
Large stationary electric compressors are used on construction sites to power drills, hammers, and compactors. Power from stationary electric compressors is critical in distant sites where there is no reliable supply of electricity, gasoline, or fuel, as compressed air offers continuous power. Hence, the growing construction end-use industry, coupled with the adoption of stationary electric compressors, is expected to drive the demand over the forecast period.
The manufacturers adopt several strategies, including acquisitions geographical expansions, new joint ventures, product developments, and mergers to enhance market penetration and cater to the changing technological requirements from various end-use such as construction, mining, water well drilling, oil & gas, and manufacturing. Some prominent players in the Africa stationary electric compressors market include:
ELGI EQUIPMENTS LIMITED
Sullair (Hitachi, Ltd)
Market size value in 2023
USD 435.72 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 551.1 million
CAGR of 3.5% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company market position analysis, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Technology, lubrication, end-use, country
Zambia; Malawi; Congo DRC; South Africa; Egypt
Key companies profiled
Atlas Copco; Doosan; ELGI EQUIPMENTS LIMITED; Kirloskar; Sandvik; Ingersoll Rand
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This report forecasts revenue growth at regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Africa stationary electric compressors market report based on technology, lubrication, end-use, and country:
Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Lubrication Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Water Well Drilling
Oil & Gas
Country Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
b. The global Africa stationary electric compressors market size was estimated at USD 418.23 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 435.72 million in 2023.
b. The Africa stationary electric compressors market, in terms of revenue, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.5% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 551.10 million by 2030.
b. Oil filled lubrication segment led the market and accounted for 67.8% of the global revenue share in 2022. They are more robust and make less noise than oil-free compressors. Furthermore, the expanding use of oil-filled compressors in heavy-duty industrial applications, as well as their capacity to produce higher output, is a critical driving force for the oil-filled segment's growth.
b. Some of the key players operating in the Africa stationary electric compressors market include Atlas Copco, Doosan, ELGI EQUIPMENTS LIMITED, Kirloska, Sandvik, Ingersollrand and among others
b. The key factors that are driving the Africa stationary electric compressors market include the growing oil & gas industry in Africa coupled up with the increasing demand of stationary electric compressors in the oil & gas industry since they handle all volume capacities and pressures, is anticipated to fuel the market expansion over the forecast period.
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