Digital Transformation Powers the Global Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market

Digital Transformation Powers the Global Testing, Inspection, and Certification Market

  • December 2020 •
  • 208 pages •
  • Report ID: 6021711 •
  • Format: PDF
In the global testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) market independent conformity assessments are carried out by regulatory bodies, accredited and certified third-party companies, and organizations. The TIC market represents conformity assessments of products, goods, operations, systems, and management, but not financial auditing.This study analyzes the dynamics and market potential of outsourced third-party independent TIC companies and excludes in-house testing. The global TIC market is fragmented and intensely competitive, characterized by a few global players and numerous participants at the regional level. Therefore, in an effort to subdue pricing pressure, TIC market participants resort to acquisitions. The majority of global TIC companies have acquired companies in the last couple of years. However, in 2019, a shift in strategy emerged that focuses on organic growth. This trend is likely to remain consistent during the study’s forecast period (2020-2025); although vertical-specific strategic activities will differ. For instance, companies serving capital asset-intensive markets will likely focus on operational expenditure (OPEX) to achieve sustained revenue, whereas companies serving consumer verticals will focus on enhancing lab capability and capacity in testing connected devices. Vertical-specific dynamics dominate revenue contribution and growth in the outsourced third-party TIC market. The percentage of outsourcing differs by vertical. While penetration into in-house TIC poses significant challenges involving cost-effectiveness, the on-set of digital transformation should be leveraged to develop new service models and seize opportunity in the massive in-house TIC market. The market verticals covered in this research are: agri & food, automotive, chemicals, consumer goods and retail, construction, energy and power, heavy equipment, marine, mining, oil & gas, aerospace and rail, life sciences, and others. The analyst has combined primary and secondary research to provide a holistic view of the market, which is evaluated predominantly through a bottom-up approach. The research reveals market size; growth in the next 5 years, including the impact inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic; revenue by type of service and sub-segment within verticals; and share analysis of top companies within each vertical. Finally, this study explores the various opportunities that TIC participants should consider to realize organic growth during the forecast period.