Personal Protective Equipment
Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) research and consulting includes work in diversified strategic and operational areas.
As the PPE industry struggles with pricing pressures and increasing commoditization of products, strategic differentiation of products and services will separate winners from losers in the industry. The competitive landscape for the PPE industry will be very different in 2030, driven by innovation, disruptive business models, and advent of smart and wearable PPE products transforming the workplace to a connected domain enhancing worker safety and productivity.
02 Jul 2021  |  Europe
New Product Development in Recyclable, Anti-slip, and Electrostatic Discharge Footwear
The Western European protective footwear market generated €1,737.0 million in revenue in 2020. Market demand was driven by stringent enforcement of regulatory norms and an increasing awareness of the ability of protective footwear to reduce on-the-job injuries. Among the 3 product segments, safety footwear accounted for 52% of revenue share in 2...
26 Mar 2021  |  North America
COVID-19 Drives North American Protective Footwear Market to Streamline Supply Chains and Pursue Inorganic Growth
Elevated Market Competition Creates a Wave of Mergers & Acquisitions
This research presents an assessment of the current status and future prospects of the North American protective footwear market. In 2020, the market generated revenue of $2,134.0 million; the safety shoes segment accounted for 60.1% of that and will experience strong revenue generation, albeit marginally, during the forecast period, driven by high...
28 Feb 2020  |  Global
Connected Worker Ecosystems will Transform the Role of PPE
In the universe of safety and protection, the concept of smart personal protective equipment (PPE) is an exciting opportunity that has the potential, in time, to reshape the future of PPE. However, companies have struggled to gain traction in the market. PPE is, often, thought of as a low-cost investment, and buyers struggle to understand the benef...
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19 Sep 2019  |  Asia Pacific
Sustained Economic Growth and Increasing Safety Awareness to Stimulate Market Growth
The Chinese protective footwear market is at a growth stage. As the market has not been well-penetrated, it presents significant potential for growth. The Chinese market is highly fragmented with a large number of participants (>100). The top 3 participants together hold a combined total market share of 7% to 10%. Domestic manufacturers account for...
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07 May 2019  |  North America
Compliance of Stringent Regulations will Remain the Prerequisite Force, Driving Demand in the Market
The North American gas detection market is mature and generated revenue of $886.0 million in 2018. Stringent regulations and shifting technological preference are driving the demand for gas detection in the market. The market is expected to reach $1,040.0 million by 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% between 2018 and 2023. Fixed gas de...
19 Mar 2019  |  North America
Shifting Consumer Trends toward Hard Goods and Rising Awareness on Training Services to Drive Demand
The North American fall protection market is heading toward consolidation with its key participants focusing on merger and acquisition activities. The top 3 market participants are 3M, Honeywell, and Pure Safety (together accounting for a market share of about 65%). Having an extensive product portfolio catering to various end-use industries, pro...
08 Jan 2019  |  Europe
Enforcement of Stringent Regulations and Cost-competitive Technologies will Drive the Growth in the Market
The demand for gas detection equipment in the Western European market is augmented due to the stringent regulations enforced by regulatory bodies. The compliance level across end users has increased over the years and it is expected to improve in the future. Inorganic growth through acquisitions in the market remains active and the consolidation tr...
23 Apr 2018  |  Europe
The Largest Economy in Western Europe, Germany is a Key Focus Market for European Competitors
Germany is the largest of the regional market for personal protective equipment (PPE) in Western Europe. Germany is well-known for a large manufacturing sector, which drives the use of PPE. Market participants include both global manufacturers as well as a large number of local competitors. This study provides an insight into this regional market f...
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02 Apr 2018  |  North America
Complementary Product Portfolio Expansion Fueling M&A Activities
The overall outlook for M&A activity continues to be positive as private equity investment in the space continues to grow at a healthy rate. The industry continues to be fragmented, which in turn provides an incentive to companies to consolidate. Additionally, companies are looking to become one-stop shop providers of PPE. Innovation continues to b...
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14 Feb 2018  |  North America
Commoditization of Products is Driving Revenue Growth
Commoditization has characterized the North American above-the-neck PPE market. Growth in the market has been somewhat offset by reduced demand from key sectors such as manufacturing and oil & gas. Growth in the overall market is likely to hinge upon the strength of the overall economy and outlook for the oil & gas sector. The fastest growing segme...