Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market - 2021-2028

Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market - 2021-2028

Returnable Plastic Crate Market Overview
• The returnable plastic crate market size was worth US$ XX billion in 2018 and is estimated to reach US$ XX billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of XX % during the forecast period (2020-2027).
• Returnable Plastic Crate (RPC) is used to transport produce from the field to grocery stores. These crates are preferred for product cooling and protection for perishable produce. The use of RPC in fresh produce supply chains creates new business opportunities for service providers such as farmers groups, cooperatives, traders, commercial farmers and plastic crate manufacturers.
• RPC is replacing expensive single-use fiberboard cartons and locally made wooden crates due to its reusability and effectiveness over others. Many packages that use natural resources to manufacture are transported to landfills or decomposing underfoot as debris in marketplaces after each use. The RPC is majorly manufactured from high-density polyethylene or polypropylene. The RPCs are used globally to handle and store various types of fruits and vegetables can be highly cost-effective since RPC costs are lower than the savings that can result from reduced food losses.
• Returnable Plastic Crate Market Dynamics
• The global returnable plastic crate market growth is driven by the demand to reduce post-harvesting losses, as an alternative to replace single-use fiberboard cartons and increasing packaging demand for agricultural products.
• The demand to reduce post-harvesting losses are expected to drive the demand for the returnable plastic crate market
• The returnable plastic crate market is expected to drive with demand to reduce the post-harvesting losses. The use of returnable plastic crates for harvest, packing, transport and storage of fresh produce has repeatedly resulted in avoiding damage and postharvest losses of agricultural products. A study was carried out in Africa, which revealed that on average, 41.12% of the tomatoes transported from Kano to Lagos using raffia baskets got damaged. The use of RPCs in the region reduced the losses to 4.92%. The GEMS4 estimated that the tomato value chain required 6 million RPCs alone. Proper crating was identified as a practical and proven solution to reduce postharvest loss of perishable fresh fruits and vegetables in Nigeria.
• Many countries have been facing pre-harvesting problems with high agricultural potential. For instance, Srilanka suffers from the annual loss of fruits during postharvest operation of about 210,000 metric tons, which is about 30 % to 40 % of the harvest, representing US$ 90 million losses in financial terms. The packing of fresh fruits and vegetables in poly-sacks for transportation leads to severe quantitative and qualitative losses, amounting to an estimated 20% loss during transportation and handling alone. Recent research has concluded that using plastic crates for transportation and handling reduces the losses from 30% to 5%, and the quality of fruits and vegetables reaching the consumer is appreciably improved.
• The extra operational cost and care for the sanitization is likely to hinder the market growth
• The returnable plastic crate market is impacted by the extra operational cost and care for sanitization. Washing and sanitizing of RPC is required after every use to meet the consumer standards for food shipments. With washing facilities located hundreds of miles apart, the economics of managing the freight becomes expensive. In addition, the automation of handling and assembling crates in a packaging environment is also expensive and problematic.
• COVID-19 Impact Analysis
• Due to the pandemic, stakeholders across the returnable plastic crate industry have seen a notable impact as all the production work, factories and other activities were closed. As a result, production was hindered by halts and supply chain disruption globally. Furthermore, after the pandemic, the governments still impose various restrictions, such as working with half the workforce and fewer operating hours hindering the production cycle of the market. The consumers are preferring the use of single-use solution as a preventive measure from the outbreak. As a result, the losses are incorporated with less demand from the associated industries. However, the market is expected to recover after the pandemic, with sectors aiming to work with higher production rates to recover from the incorporated losses.
• Returnable Plastic Crate Market Segment Analysis
• By material, the returnable plastic crate market is broadly classified into high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP)
• The returnable HDPE crates are expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2027)
• The returnable HDPE crates are expected to hold the largest market for returnable plastic crate market and are expected to continue their dominance in the forecast period. HDPE crates are widely used because it offers numerous benefits such as high impact resistance and UV resistant, better quality, ability to sustain harsh temperatures. Moreover, returnable HDPE crates offer fantastic durability and ensure economical storage and transportation. In addition, HDPE is known for its high strength-to-density ratio, which helps in making more rigid crates than PP.
• The HDPE crates are majorly used in transporting fruit and vegetable on short and long routes as well. Thus, the crates help in reducing losses and improve safety and quality management in fruit and vegetable supply chains. Moreover, the increasing demand for transportation of dairy and grocery products is anticipated to boost the demand for returnable HDPE crates in the forecast period.
• Returnable Plastic Crate Market Geographical Analysis
• Europe region holds the largest market for global returnable plastic crate globally
• Europe region holds the largest market share for the returnable plastic crate market globally and is expected to continue its dominance in the forecast period. The use of returnable plastic crates is increasing majorly in the supply to florists and the wholesale markets. The region's leading flower-producing countries, such as the Netherlands and Germany are the biggest importer of flowers. Also, In the UK, 80% of cut flowers are supplied from the Netherlands. The use of RPC has resulted in the reduction of waste, ease of handling and bulk density. For example, the bulk density of 50 cm spray carnations is approximately 15% higher with RPC than cardboard cartons. Moreover, the free area stacked in RPCs is greater than that of the traditional cardboard cartons used for dry storage. These scenarios are creating positive demand for a returnable plastic crate in the region.
• The use of RPC’s in the fresh produce sector has been promoted in Europe by retailers majorly to ease shelf stocking and trace products through barcoding and more controlled temperature regulation. A further key advantage promoted by RPC providers was that it could be re-used instead of being recycled as with paperboard, making it more sustainable. With the successful use of RPC's in Europe, selected retailers within North America started to require suppliers to use reusable crates to pack fresh produce.
• Returnable Plastic Crate Competitive Landscape
• The returnable plastic crate market is moderately competitive with the local player’s presence, followed by the global companies, contributing to the significant share in the market growth. In addition, some of the key players contributing to the growth of the market are TranPak Inc., Brambles Chep, IFCO Systems, Schoeller Allibert, Tepsa, DS Smith, Rehrig Pacific Company, Gamma-Wopla, Mpact Limited, Ravensbourn Limited and others. Furthermore, the major players are adopting various new strategies to dominate the market, such as launching new products, expansions, acquisitions, and collaborations, contributing to the global growth of the returnable plastic crate market.
• IFCO Systems
• Overview: IFCO is one of the leading companies in developing a reusable plastic container (RPC) pooling system for fresh fruit and vegetables since 1992. The company offers products to a wide range of customers with its local offices and a team of over 1100 employees globally.
• Product Portfolio: The Company offers a wide range of pooled equipment and solutions, with 70+ models of RPCs. The company offers RPCs for fruit and vegetable, meat, fish, eggs and baked goods.
• Key Development: In 2021, IFCO Systems and Walmart have announced a multi-year business agreement that will expand the retailer's use of RPCs and make IFCO Walmart's exclusive RPC packaging provider for fresh fruits and vegetables distributed in the U.S.
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1. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market Methodology and Scope
1.1. Research Methodology
1.2. Research Objective and Scope of the Report
2. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – Market Definition and Overview
3. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – Executive Summary
3.1. Market Snippet by Material
3.2. Market Snippet by Application
3.3. Market Snippet by Product
3.4. Market Snippet by Capacity
3.5. Market Snippet by Region
4. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market-Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Impacting Factors
4.1.1. Drivers
4.1.1.1. Demand to reduce post-harvesting losses
4.1.1.2. Alternative to replace single-use fiberboard cartons
4.1.1.3. Increasing packaging demand for agricultural products
4.1.2. Restraints:
4.1.2.1. Extra operational cost and care for the sanitization
4.1.3. Opportunity
4.1.4. Impact Analysis
5. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – Industry Analysis
5.1. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.2. Supply Chain Analysis
5.3. Pricing Analysis
5.4. Regulatory Analysis
5.5. Reimbursement Analysis
5.6. Unmet Needs
6. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – COVID-19 Analysis
6.1. Analysis of Covid-19 on the Market
6.1.1. Before COVID-19 Market Scenario
6.1.2. Present COVID-19 Market Scenario
6.1.3. After COVID-19 or Future Scenario
6.2. Pricing Dynamics Amid Covid-19
6.3. Demand-Supply Spectrum
6.4. Government Initiatives Related to the Market During Pandemic
6.5. Manufacturers Strategic Initiatives
6.6. Conclusion
6.6.1. Service
7. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – By Material
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Material
7.3. Market Attractiveness Index, By Material
7.3.1. High-Density Polyethylene*
7.3.1.1. Introduction
7.3.1.2. Market size analysis and y-o-y growth analysis (%)
7.3.2. Polypropylene
8. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – By Application
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
8.3. Market Attractiveness Index, By Application
8.3.1. Seafood & Meat*
8.3.1.1. Introduction
8.3.1.2. Market size analysis and y-o-y growth analysis (%)
8.3.2. Fruits
8.3.3. Vegetables
8.3.4. Food & Beverage
8.3.5. Grocery
8.3.6. Dairy
8.3.7. Bakery
8.3.8. Others
9. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – By Product
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
9.3. Market Attractiveness Index, By Product
9.3.1. Nestable*
9.3.1.1. Introduction
9.3.1.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
9.3.2. Stackable
9.3.3. Collapsible
10. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – By Capacity
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Capacity
10.3. Market Attractiveness Index, By Capacity
10.3.1. Up to 10 Liters*
10.3.1.1. Introduction
10.3.1.2. Market size analysis and y-o-y growth analysis (%)
10.3.2. 10 to 20 Liters
10.3.3. 20 to 40 Liters
10.3.4. 40 to 60 Liters
10.3.5. Others
11. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – By Region
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Region
11.3. Market Attractiveness Index, By Region
11.4. North America*
11.4.1. Introduction
11.4.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
11.4.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Material
11.4.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
11.4.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
11.4.6. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Capacity
11.4.7. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
11.4.7.1. U.S.
11.4.7.2. Canada
11.4.7.3. Mexico
11.5. Europe
11.5.1. Introduction
11.5.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
11.5.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Material
11.5.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
11.5.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
11.5.6. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Capacity
11.5.7. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
11.5.7.1. Germany
11.5.7.2. U.K.
11.5.7.3. France
11.5.7.4. Italy
11.5.7.5. Spain
11.5.7.6. Rest of Europe
11.6. South America
11.6.1. Introduction
11.6.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
11.6.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Material
11.6.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
11.6.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
11.6.6. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Capacity
11.6.7. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
11.6.7.1. Brazil
11.6.7.2. Argentina
11.6.7.3. Rest of South America
11.7. Asia Pacific
11.7.1. Introduction
11.7.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
11.7.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Material
11.7.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
11.7.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
11.7.6. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Capacity
11.7.7. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
11.7.7.1. China
11.7.7.2. India
11.7.7.3. Japan
11.7.7.4. Australia
11.7.7.5. Rest of Asia Pacific
11.8. Middle East and Africa
11.8.1. Introduction
11.8.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
11.8.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Material
11.8.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
11.8.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
11.8.6. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Capacity
12. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – Competitive Landscape
12.1. Competitive Scenario
12.2. Market Positioning/Share Analysis
12.3. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis
13. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market- Company Profiles
13.1. IFCO Systems*
13.1.1. Company Overview
13.1.2. Product Portfolio and Description
13.1.3. Key Highlights
13.1.4. Financial Overview
13.2. TranPak Inc.
13.3. Brambles Chep
13.4. Schoeller Allibert
13.5. Tepsa
13.6. DS Smith
13.7. Rehrig Pacific Company
13.8. Gamma-Wopla
13.9. Mpact Limited
13.10. Ravensbourn Limited
13.11. LIST NOT EXHAUSTIVE
14. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – Premium Insights
15. Global Returnable Plastic Crate Market – DataM
15.1. Appendix
15.2. About Us and Services
15.3. Contact Us

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