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1.1 Definition and scope of the study

A shelving also known as the gondola is a piece of furniture intended to be used of storage space which can be found in both warehouses and retail stores. From sizes and inventions different, shelving has also evolved over the past two decades, as Daniel Joly, General Manager of Mecalux France, pointed out in an interview: "For[20 years, our business] has not stopped growing change ».

The designed shelving is nowadays more complex technologically since they must now integrate software products of warehouse management and of the innovations such as the Pallet Shuttle, which optimizes the work of operators.

The sector, which is a market linked to the handling market, must therefore modernize forced march, forced to adapt to warehouse automation and the requirements of new customers: time savings and efficiency. Companies offering traditional shelving (static and dynamic) are under threat in a sector that has experienced a significant increase in the number of shelves strong increase in recent years, which has particularly benefited integrators.


1.2 The European market for work furniture

There is no specific report on the shelving market in the world. However, there are data available on international trade in metal furniture intended for use in a workspace (***).

Source: ****

Regional exchanges between the Canada and the States -The United States is the largest market for office furniture companies. However, Western ...

1.3 The growing shelving market

The latest public figures available indicate that the shelving market was *** million euros in **** s, about * times less than the handling estimated at *.* billion euros to that year. [***]

In order to establish an estimate of the turnover of shelving, it is possible to use the growth of companies in the sector ...


2.1 Summary of demand drivers

Below is a summary and a description of the evolution qualitative the various criteria that have a direct impact on the activities of real estate loan brokers.


2.2 Storage spaces for industry and logistics specialists

Industrialists and logistics specialists need space to storage - and therefore to shelving - in order to store their goods or raw materials or their finished products before shipping them

Source: ****

Warehouse construction does not follow a clear trend, except for a long-term trend that seems to be in line with ...

2.3 Retail trade and offices

The retail business is also a great consumer of shelving in order to present the products to customers. Offices also need shelving to store documents for example (***).

Source: ****

The construction of offices and shops on the surface has begun but has remained relatively stable between **** and ****, most often between ***,*** and ***,*** m ...

2.4 E-commerce

E-commerce represents the most active demand segment at the moment. The business model of these digital companies is based on the shipment of packages to consumers, the products being stored in large warehouses

In order to optimize the latter, e-commerce companies are demanding an optimization, or even an increasing optimization of ...


3.1 Market organization and dynamics

The category of pallet racking suppliers, present on the Usine Nouvelle site, makes it possible to carry out an analysis of the players present on the shelving market. From large companies often achieving more than ** million euros of turnover, alongside SMEs and VSEs who often have a turnover less than €* ...

3.2 The production of office and shop furniture

Consider the sector of the production of office and office furniture e store (***) allows statistics to be compiled on the various costs associated with production. The data for **** are shown below.

Raw materials are therefore part of the first item of expenditure of these companies, being twice as important as the ...

3.3 A business-to-business market

The distribution on the market of the shelving is done between two companies, one that manufactures the shelves, the other that orders them. The location of the shelving companies is as follows.

Source: ****

Île-de-France and the Rhône-Alpes region are therefore the two regions where most of the shelving companies ...


4.1 Products and/or services

The companies in the processed market offer many types of shelving to companies. It is important to distinguish between shelving classic of the shelving dynamic .

Among the traditional shelving systems on the market, most are classified as according to the type of goods that they are supposed to accommodate (***). Each major ...

4.2 Prices according to customer needs

The shelving is generally speaking modular . Sold as a unit, they are usually assembled around of a module of departure in order to further train great sets (***). It is possible to study the prices offered by Shelving equipment to get an overview of the price of the most common shelving ...

4.3 Storage automation: a threat to shelving?

 The shelving system traditional, static and dynamic must face the rise in power of automation of the warehouses. The latter are indeed making increasing use of the digitizing to optimize employee travel, for example. Mecalux explains that there is within a storage space three levels of automation.

Source: ****

The level low ...

4.4 Intelligent shelving: the shelving of tomorrow for the retail trade?

The intelligent shelving are new generation shelving designed for installation in retail stores. These include a number of new technologies - from sensors for example - in order to adapt to consumer actions

Forbes described, for example, the new features that these future shelves may have:

A labelling system electronic By ...


5.1 Standards applicable to shelving

The shelving is more or less subject to a together of standards which aim to ensure the security of the employees in the warehouses. Mobile shelving, for example, is subject to the ****/**/EC regulation, known as the "regulation machines "which defines the rules of security that manufacturers must take during their ...

5.2 Quotation regulations in France

Before purchasing a product or a department the French consumer, whether an individual or a company, must be informed of the price, essential characteristics and delivery time . The estimate is mandatory if the work to be carried out costs more than *,*** euros

In particular, an estimate must contain:

The name and ...


6.1 Segmentation

  • Duwic
  • Feralco
  • Interroll
  • Jungheinrich
  • Mecalux
  • Stow International
  • Gravittax
  • Elvedi
  • HMY Groupe
  • Provost
  • Rayonor
  • Prodex (Groupe Savoye)
  • SSI Schaefer

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