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The global A3 and A4 printing kiosk market size was USD 201.2 million in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 195.1 million in 2021 to USD 276.9 million by 2028 at a CAGR of 5.1% during the 2021-2028 period. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with A3 and A4 printing kiosks witnessing a negative demand shock across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our analysis, the global market exhibited a decline of -4.1% in 2020. The rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.
The kiosk business is booming, with self-service kiosks in particular seeing rapid expansion. Due to the invincible improvement of existing tools & involvement of self-service solutions, like many other technically intensive solutions have become better and smartly developed the demand for this market have exhibited a significant growth. The self-service kiosks enable the users to handle a number of procedures, whether it's checking into a hotel, navigating through self-check-out line at a hyper/ supermarket or ordering a meal at a restaurant. In addition, these kiosks are even helping in reducing queues while stimulating greater consumer interaction, as well as delivering a better experience with improved service efficiency. Moreover, due to Covid-19 and considering the social distancing norms, these kiosks will become more common in future. Additionally, they will be involved in providing contactless solution to protecting & safeguarding the both employees and consumers with these developed touch less technology.
Furthermore, the recent innovations & development in printing kiosk is further contributing towards A3 and A4 printing kiosk market growth. In addition, offering unique kiosk solutions for nearly any industry - restaurants/QSRs, healthcare, hospitality & others, these kiosk solutions can be tailored according to the customer's demands.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Disruptions in Operations & Manufacturing Sector to Hinder Growth Prospects
The COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken to prevent its spread impacted printing kiosks business and presented significant challenges throughout 2020. To reduce the transmission of COVID-19, governments, worldwide, implemented a wide range of restrictions on business and individual activities, including closures or limitations of the operations of businesses along with restrictions on travel and other actions to promote or enforce physical distancing.
The adverse effects of the pandemic have had a significant impact on business, consumers, and suppliers, posing several problems for organizations and industrial operations in 2020. Due to the unusual conditions surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic, companies have suffered and continue to face varying degrees of interruption and reduced demand for equipment. In addition, the major industries admitted that the completion of the sales process involves in-person interaction for revenue generation and business operations. Due to the disruptions in the supply chain ecosystem, widespread shutdowns of training centers, and other factors, suppliers have found it difficult to provide the system and perform training in some situations.
These challenges have indirectly affected the manufacturing of printing kiosks, as the manufacturing plants are locked down amidst COVID-19 Pandemic. The manufacturers are therefore, left with reduced workforce that rightly hampered the market.
In addition, most of the manufacturers were based in China and owing to Covid-19 they completely shut down their manufacturing plants & sites. Due to the lockdown & stoppage of manufacturing process, the import & export industry was completely obstructed leading to reduced sales or almost no sales of these printing kiosks.
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Huge Scale Internet of Things (IOT) Technology Deployment to Fuel Market
Technology advancements have resulted in the emergence of printing kiosk market with a variety of options and functions. The adoption of the internet of things (IoT) platform has grown tremendously around the world. These advancements have aided in increasing demand for A3 and A4 printing kiosk market globally. For instance, Shanghai Zhuxin Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd. A china based manufacturer for these printing kiosk, are majorly involved in producing self-service terminals & human-computer interaction kiosks. Their kiosks are significantly used for medical film, laser film, graphic report, examination report, and physical examination center health records and other patient medical information.
Furthermore, the proliferation of kiosk printers has been driven by the rise in demand for smart devices and a robust communication foundation. In addition, various governments are concentrating their efforts on expanding the use of smart systems and smart gadgets. Since the previous several years, the market for kiosk printers had a gradual growth. However, now due to the growing use of IoT technologies, demand for kiosk printers is expected to surge in the forecast period.
Rise in Technology & Cost Effectiveness to Boost Market Development
The market for A3 and A4 kiosk printers has grown substantially, as people are becoming more aware of modern technologies. Companies and outlets have been able to enhance their productivity by implementing new technology and methods in kiosk printers. Additionally, Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) also utilize kiosk printers. For instance, Beijing OSK Technology A3 and A4 printing kiosk enabled with touch screen information kiosk with metal keyboard, a document kiosk with printer, touch screen available in SAW, resistive, IR, capacitive, sizes available in 15inch, 17inch, 19inch, 20inch, 22inch as well as their PC configurations can changed up to customers' requirements. In addition, the current usage of these kiosk printers in variety of settings, including school, retails store, hospitality, healthcare & others is contributing towards the market growth. Additionally, they have assisted businesses in lowering expenses and increasing revenues. Therefore, these advantages are fueling the demand for kiosk printers.
Cyber - Security Menace to Hamper Market Growth
Generally, printing kiosk are provided with control along with increased consistency & reliability in their operation. However, the cyber-attack threat coupled with the misuse of personal data & information is expected to hamper market expansion. As attackers seek out new ways of attack and threat channels, kiosks are becoming a more appealing target for cyber attackers. For instance, a hacker might easily approach a visitor control system with the help of a gadget such as a USB stick set up to automatically exfiltrate data or install remote-access malware. Even if there isn't a USB port available, attackers can utilize other methods to obtain control, such as Windows keyboard shortcuts. While speed is usually advantageous in an attack, it would be quite easy to stand at a sign-in kiosk for a few minutes without being noticed. However, the chances of a data compromise by hackers remain significant, and therefore, this is likely to deter business owners from utilizing kiosk printers.
Laser Printers to Hold Largest Market Share Owing to a Well-established Supply Chain
Based on segment by type, the A3 and A4 printing kiosk market is segmented as laser printers and thermal printers. Among both these types, the laser printers segment is anticipated to govern a dominant chunk of the global market. The well-established supply chain of laser printers and higher adoption across different applications provides the laser printer segment an upper hand in the global market. Additionally, decent speed of printing in laser printers make their application ideal for printing kiosks.
The superior printing quality offered by laser printers especially on A3 and A4 sized papers help this type of kiosk upper hand over its counterpart. The A3 and A4 kiosk printers find its application mainly in public offices and places such as schools and libraries. In the said locations customers are looking to generate copies of multiple pages with a decent speed. The laser printers provide swift printing pace without comprising print quality and sharpness in the copy. Moreover, toners of the laser printers are capable of delivering 1500 to 1600 copies making it a reliable and affordable option.
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School & Library to Witness Highest Growth Rate Attributable to Rising
Based on segment by application, the market scope includes school and library, shopping centers, government, BFSI, hospitality, healthcare, sharing office, others. Among these, the sharing office segment held the largest market share in 2020. The rising adoption of automated solutions and contactless operations at the office spaces is encouraging the installation and application of the printing kiosk at the workspaces. The heavy use of A3 and A4 size paper printouts provides a lion’s share for the segment.
The school and library segment will also hold a noteworthy share in the global market. The shared usage of the books in school and library provides a noticeable share for the segment. Furthermore, the need for physical paper sheets of digital documents in school translates to the requirements of kiosks in school. On the other hand, many book readers inhibit the habit of taking printouts of the sections of the borrowed books which can be easily carried out using installed A3 and A4 kiosk printers at the libraries.
Europe A3 and A4 Printing Kiosks Market Size, 2020 (USD million)
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Europe generated a revenue growth of USD 39.4 million in 2020. The region currently holds highest share in the global market in terms of market value. High automation standards in the developed countries of the Western Europe such as the U.K., Germany and France have created a favorable environment for the market across the region. The region also has a fair share of kiosk manufacturing with a heavy import from the market of China increasing the sales of printing kiosk units in the region. Additionally, numerous federal governments operating within the region are implying stringent SOPs at the public places to reduce human interaction and stress on automated operations in the post pandemic era. This factor will also play a vital role in positive development of the regional market.
Asia Pacific market is expected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth in the region can be attributed to sharp increase in the manufacturing of A3 and A4 printing kiosks sales in the market of China and Japan. The intense increment in the market fragmentation due to germination of numerous manufacturers providing a heavy boost to the global market. Decent export of the manufacturing hubs in the market of China has provided a significant boom to the cross border trade of printing kiosks which encouraged local market players in the region to envisage and capitalize on the global market opportunities. The development and manufacturing of cheaper and more reliable products due to technological advancements has propagated the proclivity of different application sectors towards use of these printing kiosks.
North America A3 and A4 printing kiosk market will proceed with a steady growth rate during the market forecast period. Most of the market is driven by the import of Chinese units which increases the price of these products due to heavy import duties. The recent trade war between the U.S. and China, coupled with the permits granted by the U.S. federal government regarding the cross border trade of shipments also slowed the market growth. However, demand for automated and unattended printing machines holds the steady proceedings of the global market.
Furthermore, Middle East Africa and Latin America are estimated to develop at a sluggish rate. Moreover, the market growth in the Middle East and Africa region is spearheaded by UAE. The slow incorporation of automated techniques and disrupted supply chain in both regions can be interpreted as the prominent reasons behind the slower development of the region.
Prominent Players Aim to Implement Automation, Digitalization, and Industry 4.0
The share of key manufacturers is owed to their existing presence in the printing kiosks business along with their responsive, customized, programmatic printing kiosks and other kiosks solution offerings. As most of the key players based in China, therefore this makes China one of the prominent region to manufacture these type of printing kiosks. In the addition, players are expanding their services by investing heavily across countries to extend their service offerings for every possible industry such as hospitality, healthcare, schools among others
Moreover, key manufacturers are emphasizing on developing & upgrading printing kiosks according to the industry need & demand. Additionally, the main customers for A3 and A4 printing kiosks are government agencies, hospitals, schools, local libraries, etc. As a result, leading players have significant opportunities to enhance their printing kiosks solutions offerings in the tapped and untapped industries over the forecast period.
Furthermore, there are a lot of companies who purchase A3 and A4 printing kiosk for commercial use. These companies install printing kiosks in shopping malls, stations, downtowns and other areas and make a profit by charging for printing. Therefore, manufacturers can focus on providing kiosks for commercial use.
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The global A3 and A4 printing kiosk market report provides a detailed analysis of the type and application. It provides information along with leading companies and their business overview, types, and leading applications of the product. Besides, it offers insights into the competitive landscape, SWOT analysis, current market trends and highlights key drivers and restraints. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors contributing to the market's growth in recent years.
Value (USD million)
Type, Application & Region
As per the Fortune Business Insights study, the global market value stood at USD 201.2 million in 2020.
By 2028, the global market value is expected to reach USD 276.9 million.
The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1%, exhibiting moderate growth during the forecast period (2021-2028)
Europe is expected to hold a dominant market share, with its value standing at USD 39.4 million in 2020.
Within the type segment, laser printer kiosk is expected to be the leading segment in the market during the forecast period.
Rise in technology & cost effectiveness to boost the market and is expected to propel the market growth.
Xerox Corporation, Advanced Kiosks, Print boks d.o.o, SurfBox, and SZ KMY CO. LTD are the major players in the market.
The school and library segment is expected to drive the market because of its multiple applications in various industries.
The major players in the market constitute ~28% - 33% of the market, which is majorly owed to their brand name and presence in multiple regions.
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