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.
Safety is integral to any business and different types of PPE are provided by employers across the world in many industries, to protect employees from occupational health hazards. Frost & Sullivan’s research expertise on the PPE program area provides PPE manufacturers and distributors valuable insights on various market, product, and technology trends in the market and also helps identify challenges and opportunities in different regional markets. We have a global practice with teams that have worked extensively on both the demand side and the supply side and are familiar with the products and technologies in the PPE Industry.
Understanding the dynamics of supply chain forces and staying up-to-date with market happenings such as emerging new sales channels, trending end-user preferences, impact of technology and emergence of smart and connected PPE, is crucial for growth in the PPE market. With more than 300 published research reports and strategic market insights, we are well-placed to support you with market intelligence on different PPE markets across the world that could make/break strategic business decisions.
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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…
Frost & Sullivan analysis reveals that the North American workwear and uniforms market is poised for growth as manufacturers realign their product portfolios to suit the needs of millennials in the workforce. Manufacturers are carefully evaluating new growth opportunities so as to bring…
The Western European protective footwear market generated revenue of 1,245.4 million in 2016 and is expected to reach 1,446.0 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2016 to 2021. Food processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and utilities are expected to experience high market growth due…
This research service provides an analysis of the global welding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market. The study addresses key aspects such as drivers and restraints, key regulations, and the potential for growth. Market drivers and restraints have been discussed for the period 2017-2021. Key…
Market trends and strategic recommendations (fixed detectors, portable detectors, detector tubes)
Regional trends (Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam)
Industry vertical trends (oil and gas, mining and metals,…
The research scope of this includes:
Market trends and strategic recommendations for blue workwear, white workwear, career wear, casual wear, and uniforms
Regional trends in Germany, France, UK and Ireland, Iberia, Italy, Benelux, Scandinavia, and Alpine
An analysis by segment and region…
The Western European fall protection market generated revenue of 343.5 million in 2016, and is expected to reach 412.2 million in 2021. Wind energy, transportation, and utilities are expected to experience high market growth due to adoption of sophisticated products and growing penetration. On the…
This study focuses on the major trends, growth opportunities, drivers, and restraints of the Western European firefighter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) market. The study analyzes the changing firefighter PPE landscape as end users look for ergonomic, light weight, carcinogen-protective…
Nanotechnology has gained attention for use in military applications. Several research activities in this regard can be seen in smart textiles, lightweight yet durable materials for weapons, sensors, and military medicine. This edition of Nanotech TOE profiles nanotechnology-based innovations for…
North American Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment Market, Forecast to 2020
Changing End-user Preferences Spark Call for Rethink of Strategy
This study analyzes the North American firefighter personal protective equipment market, and covers fire helmets, fire boots, turnout gear, fire…
In an ever-changing and dynamic business environment, we help our clients recognize the implications of focussing on the right products and geographies for growth. Our indepth understanding of the PPE universe, convergence of different industries and technologies, and a global footprint enables us to give a perspective that is unique and a driver for growth.
In an era of competition, where companies are at a constant risk of disruption and collapse due to infusion of technology at every step, we support our clients with innovative growth strategies that help them meeting these challenges successfully.
Our tailored and customised consulting work and strategy workshops address unique special needs of the clients so that every assignment we undertake has a different DNA to address a different challenge faced by the industry participants. We help our clients devise transformational growth strategies that help them to survive in an environment of industrywide disruptions.
Projects typically involve a phased approach ranging from discovery, evaluation, analysis, development and implement of business plans and growth strategies. We use our rich research and industry experience coupled with well-defined tools and techniques, tailored and developed by Frost & Sullivan, to manage and deliver each project to the clients’ satisfaction. Our team specializes in running collaborative growth workshops with our clients which help them take their cross functional team, from information to implementation.
Frost & Sullivan's team can support your organization on each of the following areas:
- Market Opportunity Generation and Evaluation Research
- Company Due Diligence
- Voice of the Customer Research
Mega Trends Research
- Statistical Analysis and Decision Models
Our research supports your needs to address growth processes like:
Mergers & Acquisitions, Competitive Strategy, Customer Strategy, Distribution Channel Optimization, Geographic Expansion, Vertical Market Expansion, New Product Development, New Product Launch, Strategic Partnerships, or Technology Strategy
- Opportunities in the European Protective Footwear Market
- European Workwear Market Entry Strategy
Opportunity Analysis of the Process Safety Software Market for Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries in Selected Regions
U.S. Flame Resistant Fire Station Wear Market
Opportunity Assessment for Growth Strategy Formulation in the Mechanical Protective Gloves Market
- PPE in the Australia & New Zealand Aviation Sector
- Commercial Due Diligence in the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market in Latin America
Frost & Sullivan’s Personal Protective Equipment Research Team can deliver a bespoke workshop to your organisation to highlight the emerging trends in the PPE industry identify the impact to your organisation.
Such workshop is flexible and is designed around your needs, where we can attend your strategy day or workshop as an external expert keynote speaker. Alternatively we can conduct a onsite workshop to ensure your delegates are fully engaged with opportunities in the PPE and safety industry and their relevance to their departments. Full written follow-up reports and actionable strategies are provided thereafter.
"Frost & Sullivan is a highly competent and dynamic research firm whose professional expertise has helped further define opportunities to expand our brand presence in Western Europe. Their ability to develop unique and economical research methodologies to capture market needs across many diverse countries is impressive. We would recommend Frost & Sullivan to other firms seeking a clearer picture of existing or future opportunities and markets."
Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) research and consulting includes work in the following strategic and operational areas.
Above the Neck Protection
Covering the most basic protection used by workers in most industrial environments, above the neck protection covers, head protection, eye and face protection and hearing protection. One of the mature markets within PPE, the market evolves through innovation.
Covering different types of respirators that protect workers from inhaling harmful substances or airborne contaminants or to protect workers in an environment with depleted oxygen levels. Increasing safety awareness across industries continue to drive better adoption of respirators.
One of the most common PPE used in many workplaces, hand protection covers protective gloves—disposable as well as reusable, used in industrial as well as the medical sector. One of the fastest growing markets within PPE, the market holds huge untapped potential in emerging economies due to low end-user compliance.
Different workplace hazards call for different types of protective clothing—hi-visibility clothing, chemical, heat and flame, antistatic, weather or chainsaw protection to protect workers’ bodies from the respective hazards. Multi-functional garments are changing the face of protective clothing market as a “one fits all” solution.
Unlike protective clothing, the core purposes of workwear are to facilitate easy identification of a company's employees and to build the corporate image of the organization. The popularity of work clothing and uniforms is growing worldwide and the market is closely driven by advancements in fabric technologies. Polyester is gaining more penetration in the workwear market, because it is the preferred choice in high-performance fabrics.
Tracking the market for Safety Footwear—shoes and boots, used in industrial setup to protect workers’ feet from impact and puncture hazards. The market is continuously evolving by moving towards better quality products.
Fall protection is a niche segment of the PPE market that comprises of equipment used by people working at height, either to prevent them from falling or to minimize impact in the event of a fall. A fast-growing market in emerging economies coupled with increasing importance of services in developed markets, fall protection is one of the hotspots of PPE industry.
Safety gas detectors are used in a variety of work places, ranging from oil platforms to pharmaceutical laboratories. The market is trending towards service oriented business models, with manufacturers are turning to value added services such as wireless communication and remote monitoring for competitive edge.