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Export | Analysis Of The Main Competitors In The European Shower Tray Market: Few Manufacturers, Many Brands

Export | Analysis Of The Main Competitors In The European Shower Tray Market: Few Manufacturers, Many Brands

European Shower Tray Market

According to French media reports, in just ten years, shower trays made of synthetic materials such as acrylic and resin have occupied most of the French market, while the market for shower trays made of ceramic and cast iron has shrunk.

Due to the lack of sanitary ceramics, stone and other factories in France, products made of related materials are concentrated in the southern European region. As a result, sanitaryware made from synthetic materials ranging from acrylic to PVC floods the local market. Spain alone has dozens of factories, most of which are export-oriented, including shower enclosures, furniture, other bathroom fitters, etc.

Many Brands, Few Manufacturers For Shower Trays

However, in terms of the category of shower trays, there are many brands on the market, but not many manufacturers produce them. There are currently four main factories producing them, Marmite, Acquabella, McBath, and F&D. The largest of these is the Polish company Marmite. This company mainly OEMs and supplies other brands to local building material supermarkets and distributors. The company has a turnover of €170 million in 2020. These four occupy a major market share in the local engineered bathroom sector, with a 60-80% market share in synthetic shower trays.

As far as the development of the local shower tray industry is concerned, integral sanitary ware companies that are online in the shower tray category still face many problems in actual production and are relatively less competitive than companies that specialize in shower trays. Secondly, most private label shower trays are still produced in Europe. It is worth noting that there is an increasing trend in the number of shower trays exported from Asia (mainly China) to Europe.

Kitchen and Bathroom News observed that the old shower trays were gradually phased out as the old-style shower trays became more complicated to maintain and the popularity of the minimalist style of shower. Within the last five years, minimalist shower trays have started to show growth. In addition to export manufacturers of the original single category, shower manufacturers such as Lepton are targeting this change in the European market. They are starting to bring secondary product categories online for their main categories. At present, a small number of domestic shower trays are used for domestic sales outside the home improvement market and most are exported overseas.

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Kitchen & Bath News has checked customs data and learned that in 2020, the total value of Chinese exports to France (HS: 73249000, 39221000) of plastic and cast iron sanitary ware products containing shower trays was 98,039,292 yuan, with a total quantity of 6536913 kg.

Product Code Trade Name Name Of Registered Office Name Of Trading Partner Quantity/Kg Amount/$
73249000 Sanitary ware made of iron and steel, not listed, including parts Guangdong Province France 905714 34,484,099
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, including parts, n.e.c. Zhejiang Province France 683654 34,074,592
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts Fujian Province France 28791 3,998,991
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts Shandong Province France 39745 3.527,564
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts W Su Province France 32181 3,374,977
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, n.e.c., including parts Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region [France France 12868 1.567,937
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts Women’s Church Province France 13278 1,477,786
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts Yunnan Province France 2558 1.084,270
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, n.e.c., incl. parts North and South Provinces France 11000 999.044
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, n.e.c., with parts Shanghai France 14893 765197
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not elsewhere listed, incl. parts Hunan Province France 4958 699,390
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts Chongqing France 2104 555,087
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not elsewhere listed, incl. parts Jiangxi Province France 5929 270,553
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts Heilongjiang Province France 1733 69,269
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, n.e.s., incl. parts Hebei Province France 201 68,953
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, n.e.c., incl. parts Henan Province France 168 39,267
73249000 Sanitary ware, of iron or steel, not listed, incl. parts Shaanxi Province France 223 5,293

 

Product Code Trade Name Name Of Registered Office Name Of Trading Partner Quantity/Kg
39221000 Plastic baths, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Zhejiang Province 2295516 54,733,154
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Shanghai 1248557 20,598,745
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Guangdong Province 886759 20,473,884
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Jiangsu Province 146071 4.950.657
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Fujian Province 163203 3.526.888
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Hunan 10434 2.139,355
39221000 Plastic bathtub, shower tray, sink and aluminium basin France Jiangxi Province 2458 1,234,473
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins Sichuan 14911 1,128,430
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Shandong Province 4809 745.627
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Hainan Province 1500 295.169
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Anhui Province 1333 48.317
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Hebei Province 1334 38.399
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Hubei Province 26 956
39221000 Plastic bathtubs, shower trays, sinks and washbasins France Heilongjiang Province 4 357

 

France

A Major Consumer Of Synthetic Products

France is the European country with the best integration of synthetic materials. Synthetic materials are used not only for vanity tops but also for shower trays. The increase in the number of building material superstores “has contributed to the diversification of the French sanitary ware industry”. They are also complementing the existing market for ceramic sanitaryware thanks to the properties of synthetic materials themselves.

So, have synthetics become the main sanitaryware material in France? According to a study by Afisb, the French sanitary ware association, this is indeed the case. But there are other studies that suggest that ceramic still holds a major market share. Afisb figures show that the market for shower trays is between 1.1 million and 1.2 million units, of which 45% is ceramic and 50% is the market for synthetic materials such as acrylic and resin, while sales are around 120,000 units.

Synthetic shower trays are beginning to be used on a large scale in new housing in the local area. In addition to shower enclosures replacing baths, materials such as acrylic shower trays are replacing ceramic shower trays. They are growing in size and Kinedo is well positioned in this market.

Due to environmental requirements such as zero carbon emissions, the number of energy-intensive ceramic factories in France is decreasing and there is only one regulated sanitary ceramic factory left. As a result, the market share of ceramic materials, with the exception of synthetic materials such as acrylic, is gradually shrinking. Currently, the French market for ceramic shower trays is dominated by two brands: Geberit and VitrA (also doing OEM). Cast iron shower trays, on the other hand, still retain part of the market, with sales volumes of between 5,000 and 8,000 units, supplied by Roca, Caldew and Bette.

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Growing Demand For Personalisation In Europe

There Is A Big Market For Customisation

After several years of customization ferment in the Chinese market, essentially most major companies are offering customized solutions. In Europe, on the other hand, the customization trend is also on the rise.

Due to logistical and after-sales considerations, existing European manufacturers are planning to further improve the abrasion and impact resistance of synthetic shower trays and to reduce their weight. This continues to be a challenge for installers. The current popular size is 120 x 90 cm and weighs between 40 and 50 kg. However, too little weight affects the look and feel and the experience of use. ABS, polyurethane, recycled PET material from plastic bottle caps, resin and other diversified synthetic materials such as Flight, Kinedo and Aquarine (Toplax) dominate. At this year’s Kitchen & Bath Shanghai, Kitchen & Bath Info also noticed an increase in the number of transparent colored sanitary ware made from resin materials. Most of the bathroom cabinets and integral sanitary ware booths were paired with resin material sanitary ware such as large red transparent bathtubs and dark curry transparent basins. It was noted that there are few domestic manufacturers making resin sanitary ware to talk about.

Finally, it is worth noting that the demand for personalization is on the rise in Europe.

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Due to the growth in the trading of personalized products, safe delivery is becoming increasingly important for manufacturers due to storage and transport considerations. In addition, for the same price, service is becoming increasingly important in a competitive market. At the same time, European e-commerce is pushing local sanitaryware brands to open up new sales channels.

The main competitors in the French shower tray sector: Acquabella, Agha, AKW, Allibert, Alterna, Althea Ceramica, Ambiance Bain, Aquarine, Azzurra, Bette, Bosnia, Colacril, Doccia Duravit, F&D, Fiora, Geberit, Godard Distribution, Hidrobox, Hi-Mac, Hüppe, Ideal Standard, Jackoboard, Kaldewei, Kinedo, Krone by LG Industries, Lazer, Leda, LG Industries, Lux Elements, Marmite, Marmox, McBath, Nicos (Cristalplant), Novellini, Nuovvo, Porcelanosa, Profil Concept, Profiltek Quare Design, Roca, Samo, Sanindusa, Sanswiss, Scarabeo, Schulte, Sensea, SolidSoft, Villeroy & Boch, VitrA, Wedi, Wirquin Pro… …

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