Medical Equipment Repair Market Dynamics
Driver: Rising focus on preventive medical equipment maintenance
The focus on preventive maintenance of medical equipment has grown in recent years, as healthcare institutions seek to enhance patient safety and care quality. This involves a carefully designed program where maintenance tasks are performed in a scheduled manner to avoid larger and costly repairs down the line. It also helps in reducing equipment downtime, which enhances day-to-day operations and improves device reliability.
The preventive maintenance approach is gaining prominence as planned inspections and medical device maintenance help avoid adverse incidents and medical device-related accidents. Regular maintenance services 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.
Restraint: High initial cost and significant maintenance expenditure
Maintenance programs for medical devices enable healthcare providers to track and monitor their condition, and thereby ensure efficient utilization and maximum uptime. This is also essential, given the current focus on preventive maintenance and cost pressures, to control total expenditure against a background of austerity measures. Such programs include the deployment of asset management solutions which use advanced technologies.
However, the deployment of these solutions incurs high initial installation costs and significant maintenance expenditure, while the installation of advanced medical equipment incurs a service contract cost (~12% of the cost of medical equipment) to be paid per year. The service cost thus paid during the lifespan of the equipment is usually more than the cost of the equipment. The high cost associated with the purchase and maintenance of advanced medical equipment is restraining end users from adopting them. This stifles the demand for associated maintenance services and thereby restrains market growth.
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Recent Developments in Global Medical Equipment Maintenance Market:
# In 2018, Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands) signed a partnership agreement with Kliniken der Stadt Köln (Germany) to provide continuous modernization and maintenance of imaging systems
# In 2018, Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands) signed a partnership agreement with Städtische Klinikum München (Germany) to provide medical imaging solutions which include healthcare consultancy services
# In 2016, Biomedical Srl sugned an agreement with ASST Orobica (Spain) for provision of integrated services for the management and maintenance of healthcare devices and equipment
The market for private-sector organizations is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the medical equipment maintenance market during the forecast period.
On the basis of end user, the medical equipment maintenance market is segmented into public-sector organizations and private-sector organizations. In 2018, 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.
Critical questions the report answers:
# Where will all these developments take the industry in the long term?
# What are the upcoming trends for the medical equipment repair market?
# Which segment provides the most opportunity for growth?
# Who are the leading vendors operating in this market?
# What are the opportunities for new market entrants?
North America is expected to lead the medical equipment maintenance market in 2023
On the basis of the region, the Medical Equipment Repair Market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia, and the RoW. In 2018, North America is expected to account for the largest share of the market, followed by Europe, The largest share of the North American market is attributed to the factors such as the rise in aging population and incidence of lifestyle-related diseases, access to quality healthcare, well-established healthcare infrastructure, high adoption of advanced technology, and the presence of prominent players.
In 2018, Europe is expected to hold the second-largest share. Factors such as expanding patient population, rising focus on early diagnosis, growing number of diagnostic imaging procedures, and strategic agreements, partnerships, and collaborations between service providers and end users are expected to fuel market growth in this region.
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Global Key Players:
The medical equipment maintenance market is highly competitive, with the presence of both OEMs and ISOs. GE Healthcare (US), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Netherlands), Siemens Healthineers (Germany), Toshiba Medical Systems Europe (Germany), FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (Japan), Carestream Health, Inc. (U.S.), Agfa-Gevaert Group (Belgium), and Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA (Germany) are some of the leading OEMs.
Aramark Services, Inc. (US), BC Technical, Inc. (US), Alliance Medical Group (UK), Althea Group (Italy), Avensys UK Ltd. (UK), and Grupo Empresarial Electromédico (Spain) are some of the leading ISOs operating in the Medical Equipment Repair Market.