Air Handling Units Market Research Report โ€“ Forecast to 2030

Air Handling Units Market Research Report Information By Type (Packaged Rooftop, Modular, and Custom), By Effect (Single-Effect, Double-Effect), By Capacity (Upto 5000 m3/hr, 5000 m3/hr โ€“ 15000 m3/hr, and Above 15000 m3/hr), and By Application (Industrial, Residential, and Commercial), and By Region - Global Forecast to 2030

ID: MRFR/E&P/0456-CR | 128 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal | October 2023         

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Global Air Handling Units Market Overview


Air Handling Units Market Size was valued at USD 13,307.70 million in 2022. The Air Handling Units Market industry is projected to grow from USD 14,246.30 million in 2023 to USD 20,816.50 million by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). An Air Handling Unit (AHU), sometimes referred to as an Air Handler, is a crucial component of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems used in buildings and industrial facilities. Its primary function is to circulate and condition air to maintain comfortable indoor environments. AHUs are commonly found in commercial buildings, hospitals, factories, data centers, and other facilities.


Global Air Handling Units Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Air Handling Units Market Trends




  • Rising Population and Urbanization Boost the Need for Air Conditioning to fuel the air handling units market.




The surging population is a major contributing factor towards increased demand for retail, commercial, and residential buildings. Mixed-use buildings including commercial or retail with residential apartments and condominiums are being built in urban markets. Vacant warehouses and empty buildings are being renovated and converted into new commercial and residential spaces for tenants. This has placed additional emphasis on developers trying to understand what tenants want and need from a building design and amenities viewpoint to ensure high occupancy rates. These factors are directly paving in the demand for efficient air conditioning systems, which include air handling units. According to the word bank data, the urban population In 2015 was 3.96 Billion and has increased to 4.36 billion by 2020. This steep growth in urban population result in the growth in the HVAC system demand over the year. This is expected to continue during the forecast period, leading to an increasing in Air Handling Unit demand


Need for a clean and safe working environment to propel the air handling units market.


Expanding mindfulness among the customers in regards to the advantages of keeping up with sufficient indoor air quality is additionally driving the market development. AHUs can sift through harmful air toxins that can cause different clinical afflictions and respiratory problems, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ischemic heart disease, asthma, and lung cancer. The health benefits and awareness about technology is increasing among consumers, which instigate the demand for HVAC system. This in turn is leading to a high growth in the air handling units market during the forecast period. The majority of the consumer is well aware of the need for quality air in building and houses. Therefore, raising awareness regarding air quality is fueling the Air Handling Units Market Growth opportunities. The rising industrialization is a pivotal driver for the air handling units market. The increasing demand for modern technologies in industrial sector has resulted in adoption of energy efficient HVAC systems. The industrial sector is witnessing continuous growth primarily in the Asia Pacific region, which is expected to fuel the demand for Air Handling Units. The government initiatives in ventures is expected to further develop the industrial sector worldwide. Several countries such as China, US, and India are significantly taking initiative with government aid to develop industrial sector in the respective countries


Rapid Transformation of IoT Within Air Handling Units is surging the air handling units market.


The Internet of Things (IoT) addresses a situation where AHUs/HVAC frameworks are associated with the Internet to permit the sharing of information. It gathers information, stores them in the cloud, further develops activities for better productivity, and runs a prescient support plan. It also monitors, controls, and diagnoses the AHU and HVAC framework over the internet in a cost-effective way. Furthermore, IoT enables low ongoing maintenance and repair costs of the HVAC system. IoT permits access to real-time performance data of AHUs and HVAC systems and interprets it accurately. For instance, IoT-enabled buildings can alert facility managers with early warnings of any operational anomalies and allow for remote diagnosis and adjustment, which in turn could save costs by minimizing system failures. Additionally, AHUs and HVAC systems in commercial or residential buildings consume maximum energy. Implementing IoT in these applications would assist in cost-saving, predictive maintenance, comfort control, and healthy building performance. This amalgamation of IoT with AHUs and HVAC systems provides a window of opportunity for growth in this industry.


Air Handling Units Market Segment Insights


Air Handling Units by Type Insights


The Air Handling Units Market segmentation, based on type has been segmented as packaged rooftop, modular, and custom. Among these, the packaged rooftop is projected to dominate the Air Handling Units Market revenue through the projected period. A packaged rooftop unit contains all the components needed to provide conditioned air in one compact unit. Packaged rooftop Air Handling Units are very popular with retail and industrial properties. As these units are mounted on the roof, this removes the concern about creating extra space or room for fitting it as is the case for the other types of AHU.


Air Handling Units by Effect Insights


The Air Handling Units Market segmentation, based on effect, the market is segmented as single effect and double effect. Out of which the double effect segment dominated base year market and is also projected to be holding a dominating share in the forecasted period as well. The Double Effect Air Handling Unit is a complete modular cooling solution. It provides high-performance, energy-efficient solutions for any environment and the user has complete control over the airflow both inside and outside their premises.


Air Handling Units by Capacity Insights


The Air Handling Units Market segmentation, based on effect, the market is segmented as Upto 5000 m3/hr, 5000 m3/hr – 15000 m3/hr, and Above 15000 m3/hr. Out of which the Upto 5000 m3/hr segment dominated base year market and is also projected to be holding a dominating share in the forecasted period as well.


Air Handling Units by Application Insights


The Air Handling Units Market segmentation, based on application, the market is segmented as industrial, residential, and commercial. Out of which the commercial segment dominated base year market and is also projected to be holding a dominating share in the forecasted period as well.


Air Handling Units Regional Insights


By Region, the study segments the Air Handling Units market into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. The sizable air handling units industry in Asia-Pacific is likely to make the region the largest expanding global market for air handling units. Asia-Pacific is experiencing rapid urbanization and population growth, leading to increased construction activities. The construction of commercial and residential buildings, as well as infrastructure projects, drives the demand for HVAC systems and, consequently, AHUs. These units are essential for maintaining indoor air quality and temperature control in newly constructed structures. The expanding commercial sector, including office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, and data centers, requires efficient HVAC systems to provide comfortable and controlled indoor environments. AHUs are integral components of these systems, ensuring proper air circulation, filtration, and temperature regulation. Asia-Pacific is a hub for industrial growth, with manufacturing facilities, factories, and production plants proliferating across the region. These industrial facilities require AHUs to control air quality, humidity, and temperature for manufacturing processes, employee comfort, and product quality.


Air Handling Units Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Air Handling Units Market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Air Handling Units Market industry must offer cost-effective products to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


One of the primary business strategies adopted by manufacturers in the global air handling units industry to benefit clients and expand the Air Handling Units market sector is partnerships and acquisitions. The market for Air Handling Units is recognized as being extremely competitive and fragmented. The market for Air Handling Units offers considerable potential opportunities for domestic and unorganized companies. Some of the key players operating in the Systemair (Sweden), Daikin Industries (Japan), Trane (Ireland), Carrier Corporation (US), Johnson control incorporation (Ireland), GEA Group (German), Flakt group (Germany), Lennox International (US), Sabiana (Italy), and VTS Group (Luxemborg). To increase their global reach and client base, key firms are concentrating on acquisitions and product innovation.


VTS Group: VTS Group is one of the manufacturers of advanced equipment for the HVAC industry. the company provides ventilation, air conditioning, and heating devices. The company provides high-quality warranty and post-warranty services. The company provides a product that includes air handling and air conditioning units, heating units, and air curtains. The company also provides software for the selection of air handling units that are certified by eurovent. The air handling units include compact ceiling suspended air conditioning units, compact floor-mounted air handling units, modular air handling units, duct air conditioning devices, heating units, air curtains, and accessories like pump groups. The company has a geographical presence across Russia, Europe, the US, the Middle East & Africa, the Asia Pacific with an employee strength of more than 500.


Sabiana: Sabiana is one of the Italian companies that manufactures and design appliances to air condition spaces. The company build system and equipment for hotels, factories, offices, shopping malls, hospital, and houses. The company provides a product that includes unit heaters, radiant panels, fan coils, air handling units, recovery units, electronic filters, stainless steel flues, evaporative coolers, radiant systems, and other products. the company other product includes atlas STP door curtain, energy genius, Meltemi door curtain, Electra-Electromatic electric unit heaters, and others. the company has developed an active electrostatic filter with modular units.


Key Companies in the Air Handling Units Market includes



  • Systemair (Sweden)

  • Daikin Industries (Japan)

  • Trane (Ireland)

  • Carrier Corporation (US)

  • Johnson control incorporation (Ireland)

  • GEA Group (German)

  • Flakt group (Germany)

  • Lennox International (US)

  • Sabiana (Italy)

  • VTS Group (Luxemborg)


Air Handling Units Industry Developments


January 2022: Johnson Control announced the launch of OpenBlue Indoor Air Quality as a Service for buildings, delivering energy-efficient, turnkey clean air outcomes with an innovative financing model.


January 2022, CIAT part of carrier corporation is rolling out its automated indoor air quality (IAQ) system Epure Dynamics for use in hospitality venues, offering hotels, restaurants, and pubs. 


December 2021: Trane announced the introduction of new digital indoor environmental quality (IEQ) management solutions. These provide building owners and facility managers with actionable insights for healthier and more efficient indoor spaces and occupant peace of mind.


Air Handling Units Market Segmentation


Air Handling Units Type Outlook



  • Packaged Rooftop

  • Modular

  • Custom


Air Handling Units Effect Outlook



  • Single-Effect

  • Double-Effect


Air Handling Units Capacity Outlook



  • Upto 5000 m3/hr

  • 5000 m3/hr – 15000 m3/hr

  • Above 15000 m3/hr


Air Handling Units Application Outlook



  • Industrial

  • Residential

  • Commercial


Air Handling Units Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • Russia

    • Italy

    • France

    • Spain

    • UK

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia & New Zealand

    • South Korea

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Middle East & Africa

    • Turkey

    • South Africa

    • GCC Countries

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa



  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 13,307.70 million
Market Size 2023 USD 14,246.30 million
Market Size 2030 USD 20,816.50 million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) ย 5.6% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019 to 2022
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Effect, Capacity, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina,
Key Companies Profiled Systemair (Sweden), Daikin Industries (Japan), Trane (Ireland), Carrier Corporation (US), Johnson control incorporation (Ireland), GEA Group (German), Flakt group (Germany), Lennox International (US), Sabiana (Italy), and VTS Group (Luxemborg)
Key Market Opportunities Rapid Transformation of IoT Within Air Handling Units.
Key Market Drivers Need for a clean and safe working environment.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Air Handling Units Market was US$ 13,307.70 Mn in 2022

The growth rate of the Air Handling Units Market was 5.6% in 2022.

Asia Pacific held the largest market share in the Air Handling Units Market

Key players in Air Handling Units Market included Systemair (Sweden), Daikin Industries (Japan), Trane (Ireland), Carrier Corporation (US), Johnson control incorporation (Ireland), GEA Group (German), Flakt group (Germany), Lennox International (US), Sabiana (Italy), and VTS Group (Luxemborg)

Packaged rooftop led the Air Handling Units Market

Double effect had the largest market share in the Air Handling Units Market

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