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Total Station Market - Forecasts from 2023 to 2028

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  • 133 Pages
  • June 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Knowledge Sourcing Intelligence LLP
  • ID: 4756661

The total station market is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 5.07% to reach US$2.468 billion by 2028, from US$1.746 billion in 2021.

A total station is a hybrid of an electronic theodolite and an electronic distance meter that includes a microprocessor, electronic data collector, and storage system. This electronic instrument is used for surveying the land. A total station's primary operations are angle measurement, distance measurement, coordinate measurement, and data processing. Civil engineers use total stations for the topographical surveys. Total stations are used in various industries, including mining, mechanical and electrical construction, and meteorology. As the demand for precise and speedy land surveying grows, so will the total station market. At the same time, the acceleration of many nations' development and urbanization tendencies is crucial. Due to the growing development of buildings, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure, the overall station market income will grow rapidly.

As the demand for total stations increases, companies are making innovative products to expand their market share. For instance, Trimble announced the Trimble SX12 Scanning Total Station, the latest edition of its groundbreaking 3D scanning total station that enables rapid and efficient data capture for surveying, engineering, and geospatial professionals in 2021. New technologies such as a high-power laser pointer and a high-resolution camera system provide new possibilities in surveying and intricate 3D modeling and new workflows in tunneling and underground mining.

Rising infrastructure development investments are propelling the total station market.

Total stations are used in land surveying in infrastructure development due to various technical factors such as improved accuracy, efficiency, and functionality, documentation and sketching, image capture technology, data storage, and sharing over traditional surveying instruments. The total station is also used in geotechnical monitoring, which involves the development of subsurface structures such as tunnels and establishing a solid above-ground foundation. The growth of total station market is anticipated to grow owing to increasing use in transportation applications that monitor vertical and horizontal alignment coordinates. Global infrastructure investment is predicted to rise from $2.8 trillion in 2021 to $3.1 trillion in 2027, according to a study published in Global Infrastructure Hub. As a result, the rapid expansion in infrastructure projects and investments worldwide is likely to drive demand for total station goods.

The construction segment will witness robust growth over the forecast period.

By application, the total stations market is segmented as construction, transportation, utilities, oil & gas, mining, agriculture, and others. Total stations are a popular tool for construction professionals, allowing for accurate distances, angles, and elevation measurements. These are critical in ensuring construction projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the required specifications. Along with this, various station models will be found within the construction segment optimized for use in different types of construction projects. For example, some total stations are designed for large-scale civil engineering projects, while others are better suited for smaller or indoor construction sites. On the other hand, an increase in the levels of construction activity in a country or a region will further act as a growth driver for the market. Since construction professionals require accurate measurements to ensure the completion of the project, high levels of construction activities will be beneficial as they will lead to higher demand for surveying tools like total stations.

Increasing investments in infrastructure development and adopting advanced surveying technologies are driving the North American total station market.

The total station market has been classified by geography into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Asia Pacific. The North American total station market has been segmented into the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The USA market is expected to hold a considerable market share driven by ongoing infrastructure projects, such as transportation systems and building construction, and the need for precise surveying and mapping solutions in industries such as engineering, architecture, and land development.

Moreover, the United States has witnessed a notable advancement in surveying operations through the widespread adoption of advanced technologies, particularly integrating the Global Positioning System (GPS) and robotic capabilities in total stations. This integration has yielded substantial improvements in efficiency and productivity within the surveying industry. Incorporating GPS technology allows for real-time positioning, enabling surveyors to obtain accurate coordinates and streamline data collection processes.

Market Developments:

  • Trimble acquired Vianova Systems, a transportation infrastructure design software provider, to expand its transportation sector capabilities. Topcon also launched a new total station called the GTL-1000 in 2021, incorporating advanced imaging technology for faster data capture and processing.
  • Leica Geosystems launched a new total station in 2021 called the Leica iCON iTS3 that incorporates advanced laser technology and advanced signal processing algorithms to deliver improved accuracy, reliability, and speed.

Market Segmentation:

By Component

  • EDM
  • Microprocessor
  • Theodolite

By Type

  • Manual
  • Robotic

By Offering

  • Hardware
  • Services

By Application

  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Iran
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Taiwan
  • Others

Table of Contents

1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Scope of the Study
1.4. Market Segmentation
1.5. Currency
1.6. Assumptions
1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline
2.1. Research Design
2.2. Research Data
2.3. Validation
3.1. Key Findings
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
5.1. Introduction
5.2. EDM
5.3. Microprocessor
5.4. Theodolite
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Manual
6.3. Robotic
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Hardware
7.3. Services
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Construction
8.3. Transportation
8.4. Utilities
8.5. Oil & Gas
8.6. Mining
8.7. Agriculture
8.8. Others
9.1. Introduction
9.2. North America
9.2.1. United States
9.2.2. Canada
9.2.3. Mexico
9.3. South America
9.3.1. Brazil
9.3.2. Argentina
9.3.3. Others
9.4. Europe
9.4.1. United Kingdom
9.4.2. Germany
9.4.3. France
9.4.4. Italy
9.4.5. Spain
9.4.6. Others
9.5. Middle East and Africa
9.5.1. Saudi Arabia
9.5.2. UAE
9.5.3. Iran
9.5.4. Others
9.6. Asia Pacific
9.6.1. Japan
9.6.2. China
9.6.3. India
9.6.4. South Korea
9.6.5. Indonesia
9.6.6. Taiwan
9.6.7. Others
10.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
10.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
10.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
10.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
11.1. Changzhou Dadi Surveying Science & Technology Co
11.2. Suzhou FOIF Co
11.3. Leica Geosystems
11.4. Hi-Target Surveying Instrument Co
11.5. North Group
11.6. Trimble
11.7. Topcon Corporation
11.8. Kara Company
11.9. Kwipped
11.10. Celtic Surveys
11.11. Stonex

Companies Mentioned

  • Changzhou Dadi Surveying Science & Technology Co
  • Suzhou FOIF Co
  • Leica Geosystems
  • Hi-Target Surveying Instrument Co
  • North Group
  • Trimble
  • Topcon Corporation
  • Kara Company
  • Kwipped
  • Celtic Surveys
  • Stonex



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