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Europe Machine Vision Systems Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

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  • 120 Pages
  • August 2020
  • Region: Europe
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5175804
The Europe Machine Vision Systems Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.7% over the forecast period 2020 to 2025. The European market for machine vision is considered to be one of the biggest and established markets among all the other regions. This is because the level of automation and the adoption level of the whole range of machine vision products - from simple and easy to use up to sophisticated and complex - is more prominent in Europe. This leads to a European machine vision industry that is bigger in size and more diverse than in other areas globally.
  • The vendors also play a significant role in shaping the market scenario. Players are involved in the development of core technology, such as image sensors and image-processing algorithms, as well as excellent vision products from cameras to sensors, from software to systems, for all kinds of applications and industries. These vendors equip Asian factories and participate in the growth of Asia’s industrial revolution. Moreover, the domestic use of machine vision equipment in factories in Europe is also quite stable.
  • Partnerships among various players is helping in supporting the market growth. For instance, in April 2019, Stemmer Imaging signed an agreement with Canon Europe for the distribution of Canon professional camera and large format lenses portfolio into the industrial imaging marketplace across Europe. This collaboration is focused primarily on making it easier for the industrial market to take advantage of Canon’s high-performance EF format lenses.
  • Europe’s largest sustainability-focused Private Equity fund, Ambienta SGR, acquired Italy-based Image S, distributor of machine vision, and other imaging products in the first half of 2019. This was done via Next Imaging, a buy-and-build project aimed at creating a platform of imaging distributors. Companies are involved in products innovations for Europe-specific market, due to the increasing customer demand. Germany-based Optronis launched a new high-speed machine vision camera series, CamPerform-Cyclone, in June 2019.
  • In October 2019, Allied Vision introduced models of the Alvium 1800 camera series. Two cameras with USB3 Vision interface extend the product range of the 1800 camera series, which can be used for both industrial embedded vision and machine vision applications. With a wide range of functions for image correction and optimization as well as various trigger functions, the camera series combines the advantages of classic industrial cameras with the benefits of integrated sensor modules.
  • Samsara Inc, a provider of machine vision solutions designed to automate inspections, opened its new headquarters in London, Shoreditch, in October 2019. Its Product and Engineering team will be dedicated to building a new features specific to Europe. Firms are also raising capital to develop new products. Paris-based Prophesee, which has created an advanced neuromorphic machine vision system, announced that it had closed EUR 25 million in funding in October 2019. The company focuses on industrial applications, such as self-driving cars, driver assistance systems, robots, and factory automation.

Key Market Trends

Automotive Industry to Drive the Market

The principal objective of machine vision systems solutions was to reinstate human efforts and skills by taking in automation into several manufacturing industries. Machine vision systems prove to be of excellent value in the automotive sector to examine the flaws in the patterns, which is considerably complicated for the human eye to recognize.
  • Firms like Samsara Inc, a provider of machine vision solutions designed to automate inspections, opened its new headquarters in London, Shoreditch, in October 2019. Its Product and Engineering team will be dedicated to building new features specific to Europe.
  • The automotive industry is the biggest employer of industrial automation products & solutions in Italy. The automotive sector is Italy's largest manufacturing sector. Though the global economic downturn of 2008-2009 led to slow demand in the Italian automobile market, the industry revived, and the overall production of vehicles improved since 2011.
  • The Italian garment industry, which is labor-intensive, is adopting smart factory solutions to reduce labor costs and increase its profit margin. The country is still emerging from the global recession, and its economy has been stagnant over the last decade. The gradual recovery of the automotive sector in Italy and the growth of textile manufacturing may lead to the moderate growth of the country's machine vision market.
  • Turning to applications in Germany, an inspection of parts and connected materials dominates. In Germany, nearly half the sales of systems producers are for parts inspection. Metrological applications, both two- and three-dimensional, rose remarkably in Germany. Other critical applications include robot guidance systems, recognition of parts and characters, and codes' reading.
  • According to VDMA Machine Vision, the reason for the boom is that machine vision technology "made in Germany“ is not only being used to an increasing extent in global automation competition in traditional industry sectors but is also conquering entirely new industries.

Rising Demand for High-quality Product , a Critical Driving Factor for the Market

Machine vision systems have become an indispensable element of industrial automation to gain greater precision and quality assurance. The strong requirement for high-quality product inspection is supposed to globally foster the demand for machine vision systems and services.
  • Strengthening the requirement for high production yield in the manufacturing industry is anticipated to remain a leading driver for enhanced demand in machine vision technology. Industrial applications demand higher productivity and throughput to boost the performance of production units.

Competitive Landscape

The Europe Machine Vision Systems Market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of these players currently dominate the market. Th major players in the market are ISRA Vision AG, Datalogic SpA, Sick AG, Active Silicon AG (Balser AG), and Baumer Optronic GmbH among others.

Nov 2019 - Baumer announced to equip 25 camera models of the LX and CX series with the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) according to the IEEE 1588 Standard, in support of precise time synchronization in ethernet networks. This allows applications to benefit from all advantages of a PTP-supported inspection system, with a synchronized recording of images by multiple cameras, simplified allocation of images to triggers, and unambiguous identification and allocation of process data.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions? and Market Definition?
1.2 Scope of the Study?
4.1 Market Overview?
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis?
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis?
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers?
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants?
4.3.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry?
4.3.5 Threat of Substitutes?
4.4 Industry Stakeholder Analysis
5.1 Market Drivers
5.1.1 Increasing Need for Quality Inspection and Automation
5.1.2 Increasing Demand for Vision-guided Robotic System
5.2 Market Challenges
5.2.1 Complexity in Integrating Systems
6.1 Discussion on 1D, 2D, and 3D Machine Vision Systems and their Impact on Industries Across Europe
8.1 By Component
8.1.1 Hardware Vision Systems Cameras Optics and Illumination Systems Frame Grabber Other Types of Hardware
8.1.2 Software
8.2 By Industry Vertical
8.2.1 Consumer Electronics
8.2.2 Automotive
8.2.3 Medical and Pharmaceuticals
8.2.4 Food and Beverage
8.3 By Country
8.3.1 United Kingdom
8.3.2 Germany
8.3.3 France
8.3.4 Italy
8.3.5 Rest of Europe
9.1 Company Profiles*
9.1.1 ISRA Vision AG
9.1.2 Datalogic SpA
9.1.3 Sick AG
9.1.4 Active Silicon AG (Balser AG)
9.1.5 Baumer Optronic GmbH
9.1.6 Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV
9.1.7 Hexagon AB (Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence)
9.1.8 Allied Vision Technologies GmbH
9.1.9 FLIR Systems Inc.
9.1.10 Cognex Corporation
9.1.11 Keyence Corporation
9.1.12 Fanuc Corporation
9.1.13 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
9.1.14 Perceptron Inc.
9.1.15 Teledyne DALSA Inc.
9.1.16 Omron Corporation

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • ISRA Vision AG
  • Datalogic SpA
  • Sick AG
  • Active Silicon AG (Balser AG)
  • Baumer Optronic GmbH
  • Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV
  • Hexagon AB (Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence)
  • Allied Vision Technologies GmbH
  • FLIR Systems Inc.
  • Cognex Corporation
  • Keyence Corporation
  • Fanuc Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • Perceptron Inc.
  • Teledyne DALSA Inc.
  • Omron Corporation