Global Automotive Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market: Snapshot

Automotive testing, inspection, and certification services are performed to check roadworthiness of a vehicle. This is a procedure, performed by governing body or government certified agencies to check whether a vehicle is capable to meet the standards regarding vehicle set by the governing body of respective country. In this a vehicle is tested for its safety features, noise, power assisted steering, engine transmission mounts, hydraulic, air and vacuum brake systems, brake and steering fluids, headlamps, direction indicators, and emission. There are several standards set by each country about different parameters related to vehicles such as emission limit, number of air bags required, seat belts, and other safety features. For checking these standards, a number of tests are conducted on vehicle. Some of the most common tests undertaken include frontal and side crash test, exhaust emission test, brake test, interior inspection, under body inspection, and different component tests.

The rising number of accidents, increasing automation in vehicles, advanced and more sophisticated components and features of a vehicle, increasing pollution, these are factors due to which demand for vehicle tasting and inspection is increasing day by day. According to the report, the global automotive testing, inspection, and certification market is expected to expand at a 11.11% CAGR over the period between 2017 and 2025.

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Testing Services to Remain Most Lucrative

As testing is mandatory for all type of vehicles in many countries, the automotive testing services segment held nearly 39.56% of the overall market, followed by the inspection services, which accounted for 25.14% of total market revenue in 2016. As the cost of testing services is much higher than that of inspection services, the revenue generated by the testing service segment is greater than that of any other segment. Inspection services are mandatory to perform at a specific time period and the certification is mandatory for each vehicle. The certification services segment held 23.85% of market revenue in 2016 and remaining 11.40% was accounted by the other services.

By sourcing type, the automotive testing, inspection, and certification market is segregated as onsite and offsite. In an onsite inspection, the testing and inspection services are performed at the place of vehicle. This mainly include some of vehicle manufacturers, vehicle being imported and exported and some of the owners of the vehicle. In an offsite segment the vehicle is brought in the plant of a testing, inspection, and certificate providing agency. The majority of tests conducted, commonly are covered under this segment. Owing to this the offsite segment has generated 64.30% of total market share. Remaining 35.70% market share was accounted by onsite segment.

Europe and North America to Continue to Hold Significant Share in Overall Market

In terms of region, the automotive testing, inspection, and certification market has been classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. In 2016, Europe dominated the automotive testing, inspection, and certification market with 36.96% share, thanks to the presence of some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and a steadily expanding domestic automotive industry. North America also accounts for a significant share in the global market owing to the well-established automotive sector. In regions like Europe and North America, stringent rules for periodic vehicle inspection and testing are laid down so as to ensure the safety of human life. These regulations are also key drivers for the automotive testing, inspection, and certification market in these regions.

Over the forecast period, the market for automotive testing, inspection, and certification services is likely to get a major boost in emerging markets such as Latin America and Asia Pacific. With the increased consumption of a vast range of vehicles in these regions as disposable incomes rise, the demand for testing, inspection, and certification services is also likely to steadily expand.

Some of the leading companies operating in the market are SGS SA, Bureau Veritas, Dekra, Intertek Group, TUV SUD, DNV GL, TUV Rheinland, Applus+, ALS Limited, TUV Nord Group, and Mistras Group, Inc.

Global Automotive Inspection, and Certification Market: Overview

This report analyzes and forecasts the market for automotive testing, inspection, and certification at the global and regional level. The market has been forecasted based on revenue (US$ Mn) from 2017 to 2025. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global automotive Testing, inspection, and certification market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for automotive testing, inspection, and certification during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the automotive testing, inspection, and certification market at the global and regional level.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global automotive testing, inspection, and certification market. Porter’s Five Forces model for the automotive testing, inspection, and certification market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, where in end-users are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate, and general attractiveness.

Global Automotive Inspection, and Certification Market: Scope of the Report

The study provides a decisive view of the global automotive testing, inspection, and certification market by segmenting it by service type, by sourcing type, by place, and geography. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for automotive testing, inspection, and certification in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual segments in all the regions.

The report provides the estimated market size of automotive testing, inspection, and certification for 2016 and forecast for the next nine years. The global market size of automotive testing, inspection, and certification has been provided in terms of revenue. Market numbers have been estimated based on key service type, sourcing type, place, and region. Market size and forecast for each major service type, sourcing type and place have been provided in terms of global and regional/country markets.

In order to compile the research report, we conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Global Automotive Inspection, and Certification Market: Research Methodology

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market, National government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, North American Department of Transport, Europe Department of Transport, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobile (OICA), Factiva, etc.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

Global Automotive Inspection, and Certification Market: Competitive Dynamics

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global automotive testing, inspection, and certification market. Key players in the automotive testing, inspection, and certification market SGS SA, Bureau Veritas, Dekra, Intertek Group, TUV SUD, DNV GL, TUV Rheinland, Applus+, ALS Limited, TUV Nord Group, and Mistras Group, Inc. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. The market for automotive testing, inspection, and certification is primarily driven Implementation of new vehicle regulations and standards, increased dependency on inspection and verification services, and stringent safety regulations.

The automotive testing, inspection, and certification market has been segmented as follows:

  • Global Automotive Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market Revenue, by Service Type
    • Testing
    • Inspection
    • Certification
    • Other
  • Global Automotive Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market Revenue, by Sourcing Type
    • Onsite
    • Offsite
  • Global Automotive Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market Revenue, by Place
    • OSP
    • Workshop
    • Other
  • Global Automotive Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market Revenue, by Region/ by Countries/ by sub-region
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America