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Kenya Diesel Generator Market Research Report Forecast : (2022-2027)

By KVA Rating (5KVA to 75KVA, 75.1 KVA to 375 KVA, 375.1 to 750 KVA, 750.1 KVA to 1000 KVA, Above 1000 KVA), By Type (Stand-By, Prime & Continuous Power, Peak Shaving), By End-User (Residential, Minin Read more

  • Energy
  • Apr 2022
  • 125
  • EN44011

Market Definition

Diesel generators are becoming a primary source for power generation across different end-user industries and are undergoing increasing deployment for multiple applications in Kenya. These gensets are ideal as power backups since they convert chemical energy using diesel-powered engines and are efficient in providing power supply during grid failure, power outages, & emergencies.

Market Insights

The Kenya Diesel Generator Market is projected to grow at less than 5% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2022-27. The growth of the diesel generator market in Kenya is driven primarily by the swiftly expanding industrial & commercial sectors across the country, owing to the growing stability in the political environment & government focus on infrastructural developments & economic diversification. 

Report Coverage Details
Study Period Historical Data: 2017-20
Base Year: 2021
Forecast Period: 2022-27
CAGR (2022-2027) 5%
Region Covered East, West, North, South 
Key Companies Profiled Caterpillar Inc., Cummins, FG Wilson, Perkins, MTU Onsite Energy Corporation, Kirloskar, Atlas Copco, SDMO Industries, YorPower Ltd.
Unit Denominations USD Million/Billion


It, in turn, is displaying a growing number of construction, industrial, & mining activities and mounting establishment of manufacturing facilities in Kenya, i.e., surging the demand for diesel generators for uninterrupted electricity & operational efficiency. Besides, the active participation of the government through projects like the development of agricultural zones, industrial parks, etc., is another prominent aspect propelling the demand for diesel generators and driving the market. 

Moreover, factors like the unavailability of electricity across rural areas, grid failures, and power outages, among others, are also playing a crucial role in increasing the dependency of end-users on diesel generators as a primary source for power backups. It, in turn, is projecting remunerative market growth & opportunities for the leading players during the forecast period.

Impact of Covid-19 on the Kenya Diesel Generator Market

The advent of Covid-19 in 2020 had a decelerating effect on most industries, and the Kenya Diesel Generator Market was no exception. With the imposition of stringent movement restrictions & frequent lockdowns by the government to curb the spread of this dreadful disease, the leading players in the market witnessed several unprecedented challenges with the production & distribution of diesel generators across Kenya amidst the crisis.

All operations that included public gatherings were suspended, owing to which the demand for diesel generators severely declined, especially across oil & gas, mining, construction, commercial, and corporate sectors. Moreover, the disruptions in the supply chain, transportation, & logistics further introduced delays in the deliveries of raw materials & pre-produced diesel generators across different locations. It, in turn, resulted in massive financial loss for the leading players and a significant decline in the market expansion.

On the other hand, the demand for diesel generators witnessed a temporary hike amidst the crisis across the residential sector owing to the paradigm shift of people toward work-from-home, which surged the need for uninterrupted electricity flow & power backups using these gensets.

Nonetheless, with the gradually declining number of Covid-19 cases, the government uplifted the restrictions & allowed the recommencement of business operations. It, in turn, surged the requirements for diesel generators throughout Kenya, generated growth opportunities for the leading market players, & instigated them to expand their production capacities and meet the burgeoning end-user demand.

Market Segmentation

Based on End-Users:

  • Residential
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial & Construction
  • Telecom

Amongst all end-users, the Telecom sector is anticipated to display the fastest growth in the Kenya Diesel Generator Market during the forecast period. It owes principally to the swiftly expanding telecom industry and the growing deployment of telecom towers across the country, especially in rural areas, i.e., surging the demand for uninterrupted power supply and, consequently, for diesel generators. Besides, benefits like lower operational costs & minimal initial investments are other characteristics associated with diesel generators, i.e., surging their demand across the telecom sector and driving the market.

On the other hand, the residential sector is also emerging as an opportunity area for the leading players in the industry and shall contribute significantly to the overall market growth during 2022-27. It owes principally to the gradually improving economic conditions of people and the growing adoption of home appliances, i.e., surging the need for a continuous flow of electricity. It, in turn, is notably surging the demand for diesel generators as a primary power backup source across the residential sector.

Furthermore, the industrial & construction sector is anticipated to dominate the market with the largest share during the forecast period, principally due to the mounting government focus on developing more and more industries for greater economic diversification, i.e., infusing the need for uninterrupted flow of electricity for high power-intensive operations. As a result, it is positively influencing the production & sales of diesel generators while stimulating the overall market growth.

Key Questions Answered in the Market Research Report:

  1. What are the overall statistics or estimates (Overview, Size- By Value, Forecast Numbers, Segmentation, Shares) of the Kenya Diesel Generator Market?
  2. What are the region-wise industry size, growth drivers, and challenges?
  3. What are the key innovations, opportunities, current & future trends, and regulations in the Kenya Diesel Generator Market?
  4. Who are the key competitors, their key strengths & weaknesses, and how do they perform in the Kenya Diesel Generator Market based on the competitive benchmarking matrix?
  5. What are the key results derived from surveys conducted during the Kenya Diesel Generator Market study?

Frequently Asked Questions

A. The Kenya Diesel Generator Market is projected to grow at less than 5% CAGR during 2022-27.

A. The rapidly increasing demand for diesel generators due to an escalating government focus on infrastructural developments for economic fluidity through construction, industrial, & mining projects is the key aspect expected to drive the Kenya Diesel Generator Market through 2027.

A. The mounting focus of the government of Kenya on expanding its residential sector, growing construction of residential complexes to habitat the exponentially rising population & increasing inflow of migrants, leading to the surging need for uninterrupted electricity flow for running home appliances, are emerging as the key trends in the Kenya Diesel Generator Market.

A. The Industrial & Construction sector is anticipated to emerge as an area of remunerative opportunities for the leading players in the Kenya Diesel Generator Market in the coming years.

1.     Introduction

1.1.   Product Definition

1.2.   Research Process

1.3.   Assumptions

1.4.   Market Segmentation

2.     Executive Summary

3.     Expert Verbatim- What our Experts Say?

4.     Macroeconomic Outlook

5.     Kenya Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

5.1.   Market Size & Analysis

5.1.1. Industry Revenues

5.1.2. Industry Volumes

5.2.   Market Share & Analysis

5.2.1. By KVA Rating  5 KVA to 75KVA  75.1 KVA to 375 KVA  375.1 to 750 KVA  750.1 KVA to 1000 KVA  Above 1000 KVA

5.2.2. By Type  Stand By  Prime & Continuous Power  Peak Shaving

5.2.3. By End Users  Residential  Mining  Oil & Gas  Industrial & Construction  Telecom  Others

5.2.4. By Region  East  West  South  North

5.2.5. By Company  Revenue Shares  Strategic Factorial Indexing  Competitor Placement in MarkNtel Quadrant

6.     5 KVA to 75KVA Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

6.1.   Market Size & Analysis

6.1.1. Industry Revenues

6.1.2. Industry Volumes

6.2.   Market Share & Analysis

6.2.1. By Type

6.2.2. By End Users

6.2.3. Region

  7.     75.1 KVA to 375KVA Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

7.1.   Market Size & Analysis

7.1.1. Industry Revenues

7.1.2. Industry Volumes

7.2.   Market Share & Analysis

7.2.1. By Type

7.2.2. By End Users

7.2.3. Region

  8.     375.1 KVA to 750KVA Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

8.1.   Market Size & Analysis

8.1.1. Industry Revenues

8.1.2. Industry Volumes

8.2.   Market Share & Analysis

8.2.1. By Type

8.2.2. By End Users

8.2.3. Region

  9.     750.1 KVA to 1,000 KVA Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

9.1.   Market Size & Analysis

9.1.1. Industry Revenues

9.1.2. Industry Volumes

9.2.   Market Share & Analysis

9.2.1. By Type

9.2.2. By End Users

9.2.3. Region

10.  Above 1,000 KVA Diesel Generator Market Analysis, 2017-2027F

10.1.Market Size & Analysis

10.1.1.   Industry Revenues

10.1.2.   Industry Volumes

10.2.Market Share & Analysis

10.2.1.   By Type

10.2.2.   By End Users

10.2.3.   Region

11.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Policy & Regulations

12.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Trends & Development

13.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Dynamics



13.3.Impact Analysis

14.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Sales & Distribution Channel Analysis

15.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry, Customer Survey

15.1.Customer Priorities

15.2.Expectations from Vendors

15.3.Brand Awareness

15.4.Price Neutrality

15.5.Current Brand Satisfaction Level

16.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Vendor Selection Criteria

17.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Porters Five Forces Analysis

18.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Growth Opportunities & Hotspots

19.  Kenya Diesel Generator Industry Key Strategic Imperatives for Growth & Success

20.  Competitive Benchmarking

20.1.Competition Matrix

20.1.1. Product Portfolio

20.1.2. Target Markets

20.1.3. Target End Users

20.1.4. Research & Development

20.1.5. Strategic Alliances

20.2.Company Profiles (Business Description, Product Offering, Strategic Alliances or Partnerships, etc)

20.2.1.   Caterpillar Inc.

20.2.2.   Cummins

20.2.3.   FG Wilson

20.2.4.   Perkins

20.2.5.   MTU Onsite Energy Corporation

20.2.6.   Kirloskar

20.2.7.   Atlas Copco

20.2.8.   SDMO Industries

20.2.9.   YorPower Ltd.

21.  Disclaime

Kenya Diesel Generator Market Segmentation