Commercial refrigerators are generally classified into three categories: commercial refrigerators, commercial freezers and kitchen refrigerators, with capacities ranging from 20L to 2000L. Commercial refrigerators have temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius and are widely used for the storage and sale of a variety of beverages, dairy products, fruits, vegetables and milk. According to the door opening method, it can be divided into vertical type, top opening type and open cabinet type. Vertical refrigerators are divided into single-door, double-door, 3-door and multi-door. The top opening type is barrel type or square type. There are two types of air curtains, frontal lighting and overhead lighting.
The domestic market is dominated by the upright display fridge, which accounts for more than 90% of the total market capacity.
Commercial refrigerators are the output of the market economy, which has been transformed into the developing trend and growth of major beverage, ice cream, and quick-frozen food manufacturers. The market scale continues to expand, and the product form is gradually subdivided. The rapid development of fast-moving consumer goods has led to the development and listing of commercial refrigerators. Due to more intuitive display, more professional storage temperature, and more convenient use, the market scale of commercial refrigerators is rapidly expanding. The commercial refrigerator market is mainly composed of the industry’s major customer market and the terminal scattered customer market. Among them, the refrigerator manufacturer mainly covers the industry customer market by direct sales of enterprises. The purchase intention of commercial refrigerators is determined through the bidding of major customers in the beverage and ice cream industries every year. In the scattered customer market, mainly relies on dealer coverage.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, consumers have increased their hoarding of food and beverages, which has led to an increase in the demand for mini chest freezer and mini top beverage display, and the online market has achieved good results. As consumers are getting younger, the market has put forward new requirements for the temperature control method and temperature display of refrigerators. Therefore, more and more commercial grade refrigerators are equipped with computer control panels, which can not only meet the needs of consumers for temperature display but also make the operation more technological.
The recent outbreak and epidemic of COVID-19 has had a major impact on Chinese suppliers. However, in the medium to long term, overseas COVID-19 has worsened, many consumers are now at home and the demand for household and refrigeration equipment is increasing. As an important part of the global supply chain, China has always been optimistic and positive. The commercial refrigerator industry has continued its development trend of steady progress and stability for a period of time. Meanwhile, the country’s economic development, increased consumer demand and strong policy support will lay a solid foundation for the future commercial refrigerator industry to maintain stability and improvement.