Key Player in Mortuary Equipment Market Switches to Solar Electricity


Published Date : Feb 11, 2016

Consistent technological advances have rendered growth opportunities for various mortuary products such as trolleys, cadaver lifts, freezers, refrigerators, and others. Increasing demand for well-maintained corpses for academic and commercial research, along with the introduction of automated mortuary equipment has propelled the growth of the global mortuary equipment market. However, low affordability and lack of awareness about mortuary equipment will restrain the market. 

Mortuary Equipment Market Focuses on Efficient Transportation of Corpses 

Among the key products in the global mortuary equipment market, refrigerators and freezers constitute the largest segment as these are the most basic mortuary equipment for storage of corpses. In the coming years, the demand for cadaver trolleys, cadaver transportation and handling equipment, and lifts is expected to surge. Addressing the need for efficient transportation of corpses, the market players are stressing on the development of effective and novel utility transportation.

Mortuary Equipment Manufacturers Focussing on Energy Conservation

Apart from developing automated mortuary equipment, key players in the market are also focussing on reducing energy costs. Some of the prominent players operating in the global mortuary equipment market are Flexmort, Ferno-Washington Inc., KUGEL Medical GmbH, LEEC UK, Mopec, and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Mortech Manufacturing Inc., one of the key players in the market, has switched to solar electricity to contribute towards energy conservation. The company has installed a photovoltaic system manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. The solar electric system has been installed at the company’s facilities in Azusa, California. During the first year, the system is expected to produce 285,935 kW kWh, thereby decreasing the need for grid-supplied power by 80%. The annual production by the system would significantly reduce the greenhouse emissions and decrease the carbon footprints of the company.