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Snapshot of the German PPE Market, 2017

  • Report

  • 79 Pages
  • May 2018
  • Region: Germany
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 4536333

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 for PPE. Top end-user industries and regional market trends are discussed. Revenue estimates and forecasts are provided for the different types of PPE such as above-the-neck protection, respiratory protection, disposable and non-disposable hand protection, protective apparel, foot protection, fall protection, and gas detectors. Specific growth opportunities in the German PPE market are also discussed.

Within the German manufacturing sector, certain segments drive the use more greatly than others. Automotive, transportation, and general manufacturing are both major parts of the manufacturing sector and large users of PPE, including hand protection, foot protection, hearing protection, safety helmets, eye protection, and protective apparel. Investments in infrastructure are increasing, which is leading to greater use of all types of PPE including fall protection for the construction and telecommunications industry. Germany has also made strides to increase the use of renewable energy. Windmill construction and maintenance are driving the growth of fall protection like harnesses and netting. Fall protection is growing the fastest in the German PPE market, but hand protection is a much larger market segment due to its prevalence in all industries that require any PPE. Other industries that require PPE, like oil and gas and mining, do not make up a large portion of the manufacturing sector.

The safety standards in Germany have followed European Union directives and have been developed locally by the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy. Currently, these standards are changing slightly due to recent European Union regulations (2016/425) that will apply all in the EU. Discussion of these new standards and the impact in Germany are in this report. The shifts for certain PPE, such as hearing protection, will have an impact on certain industries like construction.

The distribution of personal protection equipment in Germany is highly fragmented, involving many localized specialty distributors, technical traders, as well as larger office supplies distributors. High-quality PPE is expected by end users as Germany is a safety-conscious country. One-stop shopping is growing for commodity versions of PPE while expertise is PPE preferred with high-risk safety scenarios. German end users have a preference for Europe-made products, especially those made in Germany due to a perceived improvement in product quality.

The greatest growth opportunities within the German PPE market are detailed in this report. These business opportunities are based on analysis of the German market in terms of the use of PPE, the growth of certain manufacturing sectors, the growth of certain PPE market segments, and the distribution trends in Germany, and upcoming innovations in the personal protection equipment industry. Capitalizing on these growth opportunities should lead to substantial short-term and long-term growth.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
  • Key Findings
  • Market Engineering Measurements

2. Global PPE Market-An Overview
  • PPE Market-An Overview
  • What Drives the PPE Market?
  • PPE Market-Global Percent Revenue by Product Type

3. Germany-Overview of Population, Industries, and Demography
  • Germany-An Overview
  • Germany-Percent Employment by Industry Sector
  • Germany-Employment by Industry Sector
  • Germany End-user Industry-Top Industrial End-user Market for PPE
  • Germany End-user Industry-PPE Requirement and Usage by Industry

4. Germany PPE Market-An Overview
  • Germany as a Part of the Global PPE Market
  • Germany PPE Market-Market Engineering Measurements
  • Germany PPE Market-Revenue Forecast
  • Germany PPE Market-Revenue Split by Product Type

5. German PPE Market-Trends and Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Standards and Regulations
  • German PPE Market-New PPE Legislation
  • German PPE Market-Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Disposable Hand Protection Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Non-disposable Hand Protection Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Non-disposable Hand Protection Brands
  • German PPE Market-Protective Apparel Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Protective Apparel Brands
  • German PPE Market-Foot Protection Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Foot Protection Brands
  • German PPE Market-Gas Detection PPE Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Respiratory Protection Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Respiratory Protection Brands
  • German PPE Market-Above-the-neck Protection Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Above-the-neck Protection Brands
  • German PPE Market-Fall Protection Outlook
  • German PPE Market-Fall Protection Brands
  • German PPE Market-Market Trends
  • German PPE Market-Competitive Environment
  • German PPE Market-German Safety Awards
  • German PPE Market-Competitive Landscape
  • German PPE Market-Partial List of Select Market Participants by Product Type

6. German PPE Market-Distribution Trends
  • Germany PPE Market-PPE Distribution Trends
  • Distributor Competitive Landscape-Germany
  • Customer Preferences-Top Customer Requirements
  • German PPE Market-Preference for Non-disposable PPE
  • German PPE Market-High Internal Standards
  • German PPE Market-Brand Loyalty
  • Customer Requirement by Products
    7. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Technical and Specialized Distribution
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Fall Protection
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Smart and Wearable PPE
    • Growth Opportunity 4-Mergers & Acquisitions to Consolidate the Fragmented PPE Market
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

    8. The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
    • Legal Disclaimer

    9. Appendix
    • List of Exhibits