Global Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution Growth Opportunities

Global Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution Growth Opportunities

COVID-19 Pandemic to Drive Consolidation Trends

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28-Apr-2022
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Across the global PPE market, acquiring new customers by expanding geographically has been driving consolidation activities and addressing customers’ preference for procuring all of their PPE from one supplier. This trend has propelled PPE manufacturers and distributors to pursue acquisitions, widen their portfolios, offer complementary training and technical services, and become one-stop shops. In addition, distributors are launching private label PPE product brands. These private labels will enable them to earn larger profits and offer a low-cost alternative to customers. As a result, PPE manufacturers may lose market share and face challenges due to low-cost products available from new competitors.

Another way to reach new customers is for distributors to adopt technology and digitize their businesses. For instance, by incorporating an eBusiness model, a customer can use digital information and communication technologies to reduce process costs, expedite procurement, and manage orders.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the market’s highly fragmented distribution system. Distributors with weak enterprise resource planning systems, inefficient digital channel implementation, and a lack of tech-savviness have suffered, which has provided the opportunity for larger distributors to acquire them and increase their reach. Safety specialist distributors were among the popular target groups for acquisitions; North America and Western Europe emerged as the regions witnessing major distribution consolidations.

This research assesses the global PPE distribution industry’s consolidation activity from 2018 to 2021, including distributors’ mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in all major industries (manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas, transport, utilities, and food and chemical processing). The product segments analyzed are above-the-neck PPE; respiratory, hand, foot, and fall protection; protective clothing; and gas detection. The study concludes with a discussion of the top growth opportunities that industry players should consider when looking ahead.

Table of Contents

PPE Distributors and their Importance

Research Scope

Distribution Trends in the PPE Market

Distribution Trends in the PPE Market (continued)

PPE Market Value Chain

PPE Market Value Chain Analysis

PPE Market Value Chain Analysis (continued)

PPE Market Value Chain Integration

Distributors’ Role and Significance in the PPE Market

Distributor Types in the PPE Market

Distributor Types in the PPE Market (continued)

Distributor Types in the PPE Market (continued)

Distributor Types in the PPE Market (continued)

Distributor Types in the PPE Market (continued)

Distributor Types in the PPE Market (continued)

Distributor M&A Analysis in the PPE Market

Challenges for PPE Distributors

Is eCommerce a Threat to Distributors?

Why Are Distributors Seeking M&As?

How Will Consolidation in the Distribution Channel Impact the PPE Market?

How Will Consolidation in the Distribution Channel Impact the PPE Market? (continued)

Growth Drivers for Distributor Consolidation in the PPE Market

Growth Restraints for Distributor Consolidation in the PPE Market

Key Takeaways—Distribution Consolidation Analysis in the PPE Market

Distribution Consolidation Analysis by Region

Distribution Consolidation Analysis by Region and Year

PPE Distribution Consolidation Trend Analysis

PPE Distribution Consolidation Trend Analysis (continued)

Can Buying Group Consolidations Set a Trend in PPE Distribution?

Can Buying Group Consolidations Set a Trend in PPE Distribution?(continued)

How Can Consolidation Benefit Distributors?

How Can Consolidation Benefit Distributors? (continued)

How Did the Pandemic Change PPE Distribution?

Multichannel Versus Omnichannel Distribution

Multichannel Versus Omnichannel Distribution (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Notable Distributor Transactions (continued)

Bunzl’s Consolidations in the PPE Distribution Industry

Bunzl’s Consolidations in the PPE Market

Bunzl’s Consolidations in the PPE Market (continued)

Bunzl’s Consolidation Analysis

Cerva Group’s Consolidations in the PPE Market

Cerva Group’s Consolidations in the PPE Market (continued)

Cerva Group’s Consolidation Analysis

Rubix’s Consolidations in the PPE Market

Rubix Consolidations in the PPE Market (continued)

Rubix’s Consolidation Analysis

CWS’s Consolidations in the PPE Market

CWS’s Consolidation Analysis

Groupe RG’s Consolidations in the PPE Market

Groupe RG’s Consolidations in the PPE Market (continued)

Groupe RG’s Consolidation Analysis

Descours & Cabaud’s Consolidations in the PPE Market

Descours & Cabaud’s Consolidations in the PPE Market (continued)

Descours & Cabaud’s Consolidation Analysis

Growth Opportunity 1—General Industrial Distributor/MRO Distributor to Acquire Industry and Product Specialist Distributors

Growth Opportunity 1—General Industrial Distributor/MRO Distributor to Acquire Industry and Product Specialist Distributors (continued)

Growth Opportunity 2—Distributor Consolidations in Eastern & Central Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East

Growth Opportunity 2—Distributor Consolidations in Eastern & Central Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East (continued)

Growth Opportunity 3—Distributors to Digitalize Business

Growth Opportunity 3—Distributors to Digitalize Businesses (continued)

Distributor Appendix

Distributor Appendix (continued)

Distributor Appendix (continued)

Distributor Appendix (continued)

Distributor Appendix (continued)

Distributor Appendix (continued)

Distributor Appendix (continued)

List of Exhibits

List of Exhibits (continued)

List of Exhibits (continued)

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Across the global PPE market, acquiring new customers by expanding geographically has been driving consolidation activities and addressing customers’ preference for procuring all of their PPE from one supplier. This trend has propelled PPE manufacturers and distributors to pursue acquisitions, widen their portfolios, offer complementary training and technical services, and become one-stop shops. In addition, distributors are launching private label PPE product brands. These private labels will enable them to earn larger profits and offer a low-cost alternative to customers. As a result, PPE manufacturers may lose market share and face challenges due to low-cost products available from new competitors. Another way to reach new customers is for distributors to adopt technology and digitize their businesses. For instance, by incorporating an eBusiness model, a customer can use digital information and communication technologies to reduce process costs, expedite procurement, and manage orders. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the market’s highly fragmented distribution system. Distributors with weak enterprise resource planning systems, inefficient digital channel implementation, and a lack of tech-savviness have suffered, which has provided the opportunity for larger distributors to acquire them and increase their reach. Safety specialist distributors were among the popular target groups for acquisitions; North America and Western Europe emerged as the regions witnessing major distribution consolidations. This research assesses the global PPE distribution industry’s consolidation activity from 2018 to 2021, including distributors’ mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in all major industries (manufacturing, construction, mining, oil and gas, transport, utilities, and food and chemical processing). The product segments analyzed are above-the-neck PPE; respiratory, hand, foot, and fall protection; protective clothing; and gas detection. The study concludes with a discussion of the top growth opportunities that industry players should consider when looking ahead.
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Author Ruchira Sunil Yadav
Industries Personal Protective Equipment
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