The objectives of this study are as follows:
# To define, describe, and forecast the European medical equipment maintenance market by device, service, service provider, contract type, end user, and country.
# To provide detailed information regarding the major factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges).
# To strategically analyze micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contributions to the market.
# To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide details of the competitive landscape for market leaders.
# To forecast the size of the market segments with respect to European countries, namely, Germany, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, and Rest of Europe (RoE).
# To profile key players and comprehensively analyze their product portfolios, market positions, and core competencies.
# To track and analyze competitive developments such as agreements, partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and expansions in the European medical equipment maintenance market.
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This market is expected to reach USD 8.93 Billion by 2022 from USD 6.64 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period.
The growth of the market is attributed to rising focus on preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance is gaining prominence as planned inspections and medical device maintenance help avoid adverse incidents and medical-device related accidents.
Regular maintenance services provided by OEMs, ISOs, or in-house service technicians ensure safe, efficient, and long-lasting use of medical devices. The growing focus on implementing preventive maintenance strategies among healthcare organizations is expected to offer growth opportunities for service providers in the coming years.
Target Audience for this Report:
# Medical equipment manufacturers and suppliers
# Independent services organizations (ISOs)
# Healthcare institutions (hospitals and outpatient clinics)
# Academic institutes and universities
# Distributors and suppliers of electromedical equipment and services
# Research and consulting firms
On the basis of end user, private-sector organizations are to grow at the highest CAGR within the forecast period
By end user, the European medical equipment maintenance market is segmented into public sector organizations and private-sector organizations. In 2017, private-sector organizations are expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing number of public- private partnerships is expected to boost the demand for medical equipment maintenance services in Europe.
Germany to dominate the market followed by Italy
By region, the European medical equipment maintenance market is segmented into Germany, Italy, UK, France, Spain, and RoE. In 2017, Germany accounted for the largest share of the market; this regional segment is also expected to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period, followed by Italy. The high growth of the German market is attributed to the factors such as the significant presence of OEMs, growing medical technology market, well-established healthcare infrastructure and large installation base of medical equipment. Italy is the second largest growing market, factors such as focus on value-based healthcare system, and strategic expansion of market players, are expected to fuel the market growth in this country.
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Partnerships, collaborations and agreements were the key growth strategies adopted by the market players to maintain and improve their position in the European medical equipment maintenance market.
Mergers & acquisitions accounted for the second largest share of the overall growth strategy mapped from 2014-2017. Some of the leading players who adopted this strategy include Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Medtronic plc (Ireland), and Pantheon Healthcare Group (Italy).
The medical equipment maintenance market is highly competitive with several big and small players. The market, however, is dominated by the OEMs. Prominent OEMS in the medical equipment maintenance market include GE Healthcare (U.S.), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands), Siemens Healthineers (Germany), Toshiba Medical Systems Europe (Germany), and Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA (Germany); whereas, TBS Group S.p.A. (Italy), Pantheon Group (Italy), Technologie Sanitarie S.p.A. (Italy), Avensys UK Ltd. (U.K.), and Grupo Empresarial Electromédico (Spain) are some leading ISOs operating in the market.