BCIA grows during 2012 while members outperform the rest of the industry

BCIA membership grew during 2012, with new members representing a range of business from the sector, from small installers to large manufacturers. The Association now represents over 60% of the controls market by value.

Figures from the BCIA’s Market Information Service (MIS) show that the sector is experiencing strong performance in spite of the difficult economic client.  The market last peaked in 2009 with a value of around £630 million. However figures for 2012 indicate that following a dip in 2010 the market has been regaining lost ground and now stands at £600 million. (USE TABLE 14)

The data, collected and collated exclusively for BCIA Members, indicates growth of over 30% against 2011. The research also shows that BCIA members outperform non-members in terms of market share.

The service and maintenance field is particularly strong, reflecting a growing refurbishment market and clients’ increasing interest in putting building controls and BEMS at the heart of energy efficiency strategies.

MIS consultant Fred Ranson has been compiling the figures for over a decade. He comments: “We have seen a difficult economy but our research shows that the controls sector has remained fairly steady and is in a good position to make a strong recovery.”