Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures – 2014 Global Strategic Business Report

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Plumbing Fittings (Bath & Shower Fittings, Lavatory Fittings, Kitchen and Other Sink Fittings, & Other Fittings), and Plumbing Fixtures (Bath & Shower Fixtures, Lavatory Fixtures, Kitchen and Other Sink Fixtures, & Other Fixtures).

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Plumbing fittings and fixtures are crucial components of plumbing systems installed in buildings for efficient distribution of water within the building for drinking, washing, heating and for removing waterborne wastes from the building. Plumbing components are typically used in laying pipelines that provide means of transport for fluids into and out of the building. Given that efficient plumbing is a critical requirement for all buildings, demand for plumbing fittings and fixtures is dependent on the level of construction activity, which in turn is influenced by the overall health of the economy. The level of economic growth and construction activity primarily dictates market prospects for plumbing fittings and fixtures. Current improvement in economic growth as mirrored by the steady rise in global GDP, and improving consumer confidence is poised to boost housing starts, commercial and infrastructure construction projects and building renovation/retrofit activity in most nations.

Rapid urbanization in developing countries will continue to drive growth in the market, since strong urban concentration will trigger increases in infrastructure expenditure, and urban planning. The creation of large megacities involves the construction of high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, which in turn increases prospects for plumbing work, thus driving market prospects for plumbing fittings and fixtures. The urban drift and the ensuing growth in urban areas and reclassification of city boundaries is largely triggered by concentration of employment opportunities in urban areas and continuous shifting of opportunities from agricultural to industrial/tertiary sectors. Growing need to develop sustainable cities for the future will have a significant impact on market prospects in the coming years.

Building renovation projects are expected to benefit from the implementation of stringent regulations that mandate renovation and reconstruction of ageing buildings, both residential and commercial. Also, building renovations following natural disasters such as the Japanese Earthquake and Thailand Floods in 2011, Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and tornadoes in early 2013 in the United States will continue to generate demand for plumbing products. Demand for plumbing products for replacements is especially high in the residential construction sector. Home kitchen remodeling projects typically involve installation of multiple sinks for convenient cooking and bathrooms. Also, growth in the average size of new homes offers increased space that can accommodate multiple showers, bathtubs and whirlpool baths for comfort and luxury thus benefiting demand for plumbing fixtures.

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Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Plumbing Fittings
Bath & Shower Fittings
Lavatory Fittings
Kitchen and Other Sink Fittings
Other Plumbing Fittings
Plumbing Fixtures
Bath and Shower Fixtures
Lavatory Fixtures
Kitchen and Other Sink Fixtures
Other Plumbing Fixtures



Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures
A Prelude
Impact of 2007-2009 Economic Recession on Plumbing Fittings & Fixtures Markets in Retrospect
Global Market for Plumbing Fittings & Fixtures Posts Healthy Recovery in 2010
Natural Calamities Hurts Demand in Japanese Market in 2011
Global Market Once Again Tested in 2012 & 2013
Growth in the European Market Once Again Dragged into the Red Against Backdrop of Eurozone Crisis
Fresh Economic Uncertainty in US Challenges Recovery of Construction Activity in the Nation During 2012
Slowdown in Asia-Pacific Hurts Market Sentiments in 2012
Global Market Avoids Erosion in Revenue Despite Economic Challenges
Resurgence in Growth Fundamentals Delivers an Optimistic Market Outlook for 2014 & Beyond
Improvement in Global GDP to Spur the Demand
Positive Eurozone Economic Outlook Enthuses the Market
Fading Fiscal Cliff Concerns in the US to Spruce Up the Market
Current & Future Analysis
Developing Countries to Lend Traction to Global Market
Urbanization: A Key Growth Driver in Developing Countries
CIVETS to Replace BRICS as the Focal Point for Future Growth
Residential Sector Holds Greater Promise for Plumbing Products
Commercial, New Residential and Remodeling/Replacement (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Rising Commercial Real Estate Investments Extend New Opportunities
Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Building Renovations & Remodeling
A Key Revenue Contributor
Growing Focus on Water Conservation Driving Demand
Quality Scores Over Aesthetics for Plumbing Products
Factors Shaping Consumer’s Choice: Rating on a Scale 1 10 (10 High Impact, 1 Low Impact)
Premium Products in Demand
Plastics Seek Greater Role in Plumbing
Plumbing Contractors Turn Efficient Consumer Cluster
Expensive, High-End Products Add to Plumbing Fixtures
Standard Fittings Gain Popularity
Domestic Manufacturers Maintain Dominance in Distribution & Supply
Online Marketplace
The New Distribution Vertical
Competitive Scenario


An Overview
Plumbing Fittings
Bath & Shower Fittings
Bathtub & Shower Combinations
Single Lever Controls
Anti-Scald Valves
Lavatory Fittings
Kitchen and Other Sink Fittings
Other Plumbing Fittings
Flush Valve
S Trap
P Trap
Sill Faucet
Drains/Overflow Fittings
Plumbing Fixtures
Bath and Shower Fixtures
Shower Stalls & Receptors
Whirlpool Bathtubs
Lavatory Fixtures
Flush Tanks
Water Closets
Kitchen and Other Sink Fixtures
Lavatory Sink
Kitchen Sink
Other Plumbing Fixtures
Drinking Water Fountain


Moen Unleashes IsoT Six-Function Handheld Shower
Delta Faucet Rolls Out New Bathroom Products
Moen Launches New Collection of Freestanding Tub-Filler Faucets
Moen Unveils New Kitchen and Bath Faucets with Microban® Antimicrobial Technology
Kohler Unveils Tailored Vanity Collection
Villeroy & Boch Launches New Washbasin Models
Ideal Standard Launches Tempo Ceramics and Bathing Products
Jacuzzi Brands Rolls Out ELARA® 7236 in Both Soaking and Air Bath Configurations
GROHE Introduces GROHE GranderaT Designer Collection in the US
Kohler Unveils Adair One-Piece Toilet
American Standard Unveils Prevoir Collection of Stainless Steel ADA-Compliant Kitchen Sinks
Kohler Unveils SensateT Touchless Kitchen Faucet
American Standard Launches Five New Bathroom Accessory Sets
Kohler Launches Artifacts Collection of Bathroom Products
Matco-Norca Unveils New Single- and Two-Handle Builder Light Lavatory Faucets
Bradley Launches the Advocate AV-Series Lavatory System
Speakman Company Launches New Shower & Bath Products
Signature Hardware Unveils Whittington Collection Sink Faucets and Tub Shower Sets
Expert Denver Plumbing Unveils Cost-Effective Kitchen and Bathroom Face-Lift Strategies
Ideal Standard Introduces Ideal Solutions for Hotels
Ideal Standard Rolls Out Concept Countertops Basin Range


LIXIL Acquires 87.5% Stake in GROHE Group
TOTO Teams Up with WinWholesale Forms New Partnerships to Expand its Plumbing Products Portfolio
Southern Plumbing Expand its Commercial Services
Commercial Metals Divests Howell Metal to Mueller Copper Tube Products
Atkore International Takes Over Assets of Heritage Group
Patrick Industries Takes Over the Business and Certain Assets of Frontline and Premier Concepts
Dunes Point Capital Snaps Up The Professional Plumbing Group
American Standard Brands Signs New Distribution Agreement with Ferguson Enterprises
Paini Enters into Agreement with J. Keats
TOTO Joins Hands with Wolseley Canada
Ideal Standard and PTS Team Up
HIL to Commence cPVC and uPVC Plumbing Products Business
Aliaxis Takes Over Majority Stake in Ashirvad Pipes
Kludi Acquires Majority Stake in Kludirak India
Rexnord Acquires Assets of LWG Specialised Plumbing Products
Norma Group to Acquire Guyco
Spectrum Brands Holdings Acquires Stanley Black & Decker’s HHI Group
Sioux Chief Teams Up with Davenport Associates
QAI Laboratories and UL Team Up to Improve Plumbing Product Testing and Certifications
Astral Polytechnik to Set Up New Facility in Tamil Nadu
Delta Faucet Ventures into Indian Bathroom and Kitchen Fittings Market
H&R Johnson to Focus on Super-Premium bath Products
Jaquar to Establish New Facility
Toto to Develop New Production Facility in India
Mangalam Industries Commences Operations


Asahi Eito Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Cera Sanitaryware Ltd. (India)
Elkay Manufacturing Company (US)
Grohe AG (Germany)
Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Ltd. (India)
Ideal Standard (UK)
Armitage Shanks (UK)
Jacuzzi Inc. (US)
Jaquar and Company Pvt. Ltd. (India)
Kohler Co. (US)
LIXIL Corporation (Japan)
American Standard Brands (US)
MAAX Batch Inc. (Canada)
Masco Corporation (US)
Moen Incorporated (US)
Roca Sanitario S.A (Spain)
Roca UK (UK)
Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd (India)
Sanitec Corp. (Finland)
Spectrum Brands Incorporated (US)
Toto Ltd. (Japan)
Villeroy & Boch (US)




Total Companies Profiled: 274 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 312)
The United States (44)
Canada (5) Japan (6)
Europe (204)
France (6)
Germany (34)
The United Kingdom (44)
Italy (52)
Spain (13)
Rest of Europe (55)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (47)
Latin America (4)
Africa (2)

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