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Smart buildings Q2 2022

This report provides a comprehensive view of the installer's perception and usage of smart building products. Within the report, you will find information on the type of installation that is most frequently requested and in which European countries smart product installation is most prevalent.

year

2022

No. of pages

114

Target group

Electrical installers from the companies that provide electrical installation services, but may also do other activities in addition (HVAC, plumbing, etc.). Most interviews are conducted with owners/ directors or purchasers of these companies.

Key research topics

Smart buildings

Methodology

Based on 785 successful quantitative telephone interviews in native languages

Country scope

The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain

Deliverables

Full report in pdf or ppt covering all 7 countries, support from a key account manager in case of questions

Publication frequency

Quarterly

Price

3,150 Euro

What is this report?

This report provides a comprehensive view of the installer's perception and usage of smart building products. Within the report, you will find information on the type of installation that is most frequently requested and in which European countries smart product installation is most prevalent. This information can help shape, refine, or develop your business strategies for engaging with electrical installers. The research is based on quantitative telephone interviews conducted with 785 electrical installers. These companies provide electrical installation services and are also involved in activities such as HVAC and plumbing, among others. The interviews were conducted across the 7 major European markets.

Why do you need this report?

This report will provide valuable insights into the attitude of the installer toward smart products. These insights will be particularly valuable for manufacturers targeting this group, as the information in the report can either validate current business development strategies or lay the foundations for new ones. Furthermore, understanding installers’ attitudes toward smart products will facilitate fact-based internal discussions without the need for custom research.

How was the research conducted?

This report is based on 785 successful quantitative telephone interviews conducted in the native languages of the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Spain. The report relies on a representative sample of installers. The interviewed companies provide electrical installation services, but they may also engage in additional activities such as HVAC, plumbing, and so on. Most interviews are conducted with owners/directors or purchasers of these companies. This research is conducted quarterly, with reports covering various key marketing topics, including media orientation, BIM, prefab, sustainability, and many more.

What is included in this report?

The primary focus of this research is to provide insights into the usage and perception of smart home products among European installers. The study examines the main drivers for recommending the installation of smart products, in which European countries the increase in installing those products is most noticeable, and which type of smart product installation is in the highest demand. It highlights significant differences among the seven European countries covered, offering essential insights for each. Additionally, the report includes a detailed view of the turnover and order book developments of the installers, along with other relevant details.

Key questions answered

Which smart products are most installed according to installers?
In which European countries is there an increase in the installation of smart building products?
Which type of installation related to smart products has the highest increase in demand?
How often do installers work remotely with smart products?
Which smart product brands are most recognizable among European installers?
What are the main drivers for recommendations for smart solutions?

Table of content

  1. Key takeaways 
  2. Business development 
  3. Smart building
    1. Cross country summary 
    2. United Kingdom 
    3. Germany
    4. France
    5. Poland
    6. Belgium
    7. The Netherlands 
    8. Spain

Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the increase among European installation companies that are involved in the installation of smart building products in 2022?

The most significant increase in smart product installations occurred in the Netherlands (90%) and Spain (80%).

  1. In which type of installation are installers experiencing the most requests and demand?

In which type of installation are installers experiencing the most requests and demand?

  1. Do installers in Europe practice working remotely with smart products in 2022?

Installers are working remotely the most in the Netherlands (73%) and the least in Germany (23%).

  1. What manufacturers are considered the best in class for smart solutions/products among European installers?

Legrand is the most mentioned brand among French installers (65% top-of-mind association). In Germany, it is Hager; Schneider in the UK and Spain; ABB in Poland; Oniko in Belgium; and Gira in the Netherlands.

  1. What is the main driver for installers' recommendations for smart solutions?

Higher energy savings are the main driver for recommendations of smart solutions.

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