Published: Jan, 2018
The global market for testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) could face a high level of fragmentation in its vendor landscape owing to the presence of a large number of players sustaining amid intense competition but promising growth avenues, observes Transparency Market Research in a recent report. So as to strengthen their positions and earn lucrative growth opportunities, companies are targeting strategic collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, and expansion across lucrative emerging economies.
The report estimates that the global testing, inspection and certification market will clock in a CAGR of 5.8% from 2017 to 2025 and rise from an opportunity of US$184,545.5 mn in 2016 to US$299,628.6 mn by 2025.
Europe to Retain Dominant Spot throughout Forecast
In terms of services, the testing and inspection segment held approximately 95% of the global market in 2016. This is primarily due to the increased focus on monitoring and maintaining hygienic, healthy, and conducive production environments along the supply chain in order to safeguard the safety and quality of products. While the scenario is expected to remain largely unchanged over the near future as well, the certification segment could also a steady rise in demand over the report’s forecast period.
Geographically, the market in Europe is presently the chief contributor of revenue to the global market. The regional market accounted for over 33% of the overall market in 2016, chiefly owing to the stringent regulations concerning safety of products from industries such as food and beverages, transportation and logistics, chemical, and water and wastewater. The region is also expected to maintain its lead over the report’s forecast period.
Need to Adhere to Stringent Safety Regulations to Increase Demand for TIC Services
Testing, inspection and certification services are becoming increasingly important for companies spanning a vast number of industries as these services ensure the maintenance of health, safety, and quality requirements of the concerned products. Increasing focus of the enterprise sector on safety legislations and standards, diversified requirement of products, and standard regulations are some of the factors responsible for the growth of the market.
In the European Union, for instance, the General Safety Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 in 2014 mandated advanced safety features in every new van, car, bus and truck sold in the European Union. The new features included ISOFIX child seat anchorages, tire pressure monitoring systems and driver seatbelt reminders. Moreover new buses and trucks must also be armed with lane departure warning systems as well as advanced emergency braking systems. Food safety particularly earns high prominence in countries across North America, calling for advanced technology for testing, inspection and certification services. So as to adhere to all these regulations, the demand for TIC services has ramped up in the recent years and continues to be fueled.
Increased Trend of Outsourcing TIC Services to Benefit Vendors
Increased outsourcing of TIC services is expected to emerge as a key opportunities for companies in the global testing, inspection and certification market over the forecast period. The testing, inspection and certification are unceasingly adopted by the emerging economies such as Asia Pacific and South America, which is further anticipated to drive the growth of testing, inspection and certification over the forecast period.
This review of the global testing, inspection, and certification market is based on a recent market research report by Transparency Market Research, titled “Global Testing, Inspection and Certification Market (Service Type – Testing and Inspection and Certification; Sourcing Type - In-house Sourcing and Outsourcing; Industry - Infrastructure and Construction, Transformational and Contract Manufacturing, Food and Beverages, Agriculture and Forest, Information Technologies, Chemical, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical, Transportation and Logistics, Travel and Tourism, Energy and Utilities, Water and Wastewater Management, Government, Education, Textile, and Cosmetics) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017–2025.”
For the study, the market has been segmented as follows:
Testing, Inspection and Certification Market, by Service Type
- Testing and Inspection
Testing, Inspection and Certification Market, by Sourcing Type
- In-house Sourcing
Testing, Inspection and Certification Market, by Industry
- Infrastructure & Construction
- Transformational & Contract Manufacturing
- Food & Beverages
- Agriculture & Forest
- Information Technologies
- Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
- Transportation &Logistics
- Travel & Tourism
- Energy & Utilities
- Water & Wastewater Management
In addition, the report provides analysis of the Testing, Inspection and Certification Market with respect to the following geographic segments:
- North America
- The U.S.
- Rest of North America
- The U.K.
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific (APAC)
- Rest of APAC
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of MEA
- South America
- Rest of Latin America
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