According to a new market report published by Industry Probe titled ‘Industrial Workwear Market – Global Industry Dynamics 2018-19, Trends and Forecast, 2020–2027’, the global industrial workwear market was valued at US$ 5,763.4 Mn in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 2.8% from 2019 to 2027.
Various factors, such as rapid urbanization and industrialization, rise in expenditure on safety products, and concerns about safety of employees in harsh working environment are expected to boost the global industrial workwear market in the near future
Europe held a prominent share of the global industrial workwear market in 2018 followed by Asia Pacific and North America. Asia Pacific region is expected to be a key market for industrial workwear during the forecast period. Rapid industrialization, along with improving economic conditions in emerging countries is responsible for the demand for industrial workwear in developing countries. Rise in working age population and women workers in various industries is also expected to contribute to the growth of the market.
Increase in working age population globally has resulted in rise in demand for industrial workwear. Countries, such as India, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Kuwait, Myanmar, etc., have the highest percentage of working age population, according to World Bank data.
According to the Labor Bureau of India, India, on an average, is adding a labor force of 4.75 million per year to various sectors, such as real estate, construction, and in small enterprises. The Regional Human Development Report of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on April 26, 2016, suggested that India would surpass China in terms of number of working age people in the Asia Pacific region, by 2050. Demand for industrial workwear is expected to grow at an exponential rate due to increase in labor force in various industries globally.
Expansion of automotive industry, chemical industry, oil & gas industry, etc., in China, where protective clothing is obligatory due to enforcement of safety norms, is driving the demand for industrial workwear
Strict norms related to safety of employees is a challenge for manufacturers. Companies have to pay attention while manufacturing various types of industrial workwear, such as shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, trousers, footwear, etc.
Top wear industrial workwear are preferred by most end-use industries, as protective top wear clothing is an integral part of employee safety
Industrial workwear has highest adoption in the manufacturing sector, as these industries are labor-intensive, with stringent workplace safety policies. Thus, the demand for industrial workwear is anticipated to grow during the forecast period.
In terms of fit type, the men segment accounted for a major market share of approximately 77% in 2018. The segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period.
Based on distribution channel, offline is likely to be the most attractive segment during the forecast period, as distributor and wholesalers are preferred by end consumers, owing to the choice of a wide range of products of several manufacturers
In terms of region, Europe holds a major share of the global industrial workwear market, followed by North America. The presence of prominent manufacturers coupled with extensive research & development activities in Europe is resulting in its dominance.
The industrial workwear market is dominated by several players who are focused on the development of new products to cater to the rising and shifting consumer preferences and to meet industry norms and regulations
The report includes the below mentioned pointers of major players operating in the global industrial workwear market:
Market Share Analysis (2018)
Product Comparison Analysis
Business Strategies / Recent Developments
Key mergers & acquisitions
Firstads Kansas Group
Honeywell International Inc
Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co.