Growth in the environmental testing equipment analysis market can be attributed to factors such as the rising levels of environmental pollution worldwide, increasing government regulations and initiatives for environmental protection, privatization of environmental testing services, and increasing focus on wastewater treatment. On the other hand, high capital investments for accurate and sensitive analytical testing and lack of supporting infrastructure and skilled professionals are expected to limit market growth to a certain extent during the forecast period.
The global environmental testing equipment analysis market is projected to reach USD 2.9 billion by 2023 from USD 2.1 billion in 2018, at a CAGR of 7.1%.
The major players in the environmental testing equipment analysis market include Agilent Technologies (US), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), Waters Corporation (US), Shimadzu Corporation (Japan), Bruker (US), PerkinElmer (US), SCIEX (a subsidiary of Danaher) (US), JEOL (Japan), Analytik Jena (Germany), and Merck KGaA (Germany). The analysis of market developments between 2016 and 2018 showed that market players adopted growth strategies such as product launches, strategic acquisitions, expansions, partnerships, agreements, and collaborations to strengthen their product portfolios and maintain a competitive position in the environmental testing equipment analysis market.
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In 2017, Agilent technologies held the dominant position in the environmental testing equipment market. This can be attributed to the extensive product portfolio of analytical technologies, including chromatography, molecular spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry that the company offers.
The firm strives to maintain its leading position by engaging in inorganic and organic growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, collaborations, and expansions. The increase in the revenue of the Life Sciences and Applied Markets segment (offering chromatography and spectrometry instruments) was led by its growth in applied markets such as environmental, chemical and energy, and food.
Recent Developments in the Industry:
# In March 2018, Agilent established a new logistics hub in Shanghai to enable rapid delivery of the company’s instrument parts, supplies, and consumables to laboratories in China.
# In August 2016, Shimadzu acquired SINC (SINC do Brasil Instrumentaçâo Cientifica Ltda.) to strengthen its analytical and measuring instruments business in Brazil.
In 2017, Thermo Fisher Scientific was the second-largest player in the environmental testing equipment analysis market. The company’s leading position can be attributed to the growth in its sales, which was particularly strong in Asia. The sale towards each of the company’s primary end-user markets also grew, including environmental industries.
Thermo Fisher’s strong geographic presence is another asset for the company, with a presence in over 150 countries worldwide. It sells its products and services through direct sales with the assistance of customer-service professionals, e-commerce, and third-party distributors. The company is equipped with a sales workforce of 12,000 highly trained personnel to meet the technical needs of end users.
Key Questions Addressed by the Report:
# Which of the product segment will dominate the global market in the next five years?
# Emerging countries have immense opportunities for the growth and adoption of environmental testing equipment, will this scenario continue in the next five years?
# Increasing environmental awareness in the emerging market is impacting the growth for developed markets. How will the pricing difference impact the overall market?
# What are the upcoming technologies in the global market?
Shimadzu Corporation was the third largest player in the environmental testing equipment analysis market in 2017. The strong foothold of the company in the market can also be attributed to its versatile portfolio of environmental testing products offered via its Analytical and Measuring Instruments segment. In June 2017, Shimadzu acquired the French reagents manufacturer, Alsachim SAS, which will serve as the base of Shimadzu’s reagents business in Europe.
In 2017, the sales of the company’s liquid chromatographs, mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, and other environmental instruments was strong in North America and China owing to the government policies strengthening pollution control measures. Shimadzu has an established its marketing and production bases all around the world.
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North America is expected to dominate the environmental testing equipment market during the forecast period
Geographically, North America is expected to dominate the global environmental testing equipment market in 2018, while the Asia Pacific region is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The high growth in this region can be attributed to the rising outdoor air pollution levels, the availability of government funding, and stringent environmental monitoring regulations.