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The global coat equipment market size was valued at USD 18.22 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 18.78 billion in 2023 to USD 27.63 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.
Coating equipment comprises industrial machinery designed to apply coatings onto surfaces. These coatings encompass paints, varnishes, powders, liquids, and other protective or decorative substances. Various industries utilize this equipment, including automotive, aerospace, construction, electronics, furniture, packaging, among others, as coatings protect them from rust, decay, and corrosion, extending their lifespan and reducing maintenance and replacement costs.
Coatings play a crucial role in protecting the surfaces of electric cars against rust, enhancing their appearance and quality. Moreover, the increasing demand from end-users across various industries, including the Electric Vehicle (EV) sector, is another significant factor driving market growth.
Furthermore, governments worldwide are introducing various initiatives to promote electric vehicles. These initiatives encompass subsidies for installing charging stations and budget allocations to enhance electric battery production, addressing climate change issues. These factors are expected to propel the growth of the coating equipment market.
Halted Manufacturing Activities Restricted Market Growth during COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted the supply chain network and reduced demand for industrial products, significantly impacting market growth. However, the demand for products from the pharmaceutical industry increased, supporting the market's growth. The heightened sales of hygiene products worldwide during this period also accelerated market growth. Nevertheless, the pandemic adversely affected end-user industries such as footwear and foam.
Moreover, it resulted in the suspension of operations in a majority of production plants for several months due to lockdowns in various parts of the world aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Demand for coat equipment in the aerospace and automotive industries declined due to reduced travel, as many individuals spent more time at home due to the pandemic. The decline in the export and import of vehicles and electronics further constrained market growth. For example, according to the information portal Marlines, car sales in China decreased by 10% in 2021 compared to 2020. The electronics and aerospace sectors also reported a decline in retail sales and disruptions in their supply chains, significantly affecting global market growth.
Technological Advancements in Equipment to Bolster Market Growth
Major players such as Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., Anest Iwata Corporation, Nordson Corporation, and IHI Corporation are actively engaged in providing technologically advanced coat equipment for various industries, including the automotive, transportation, and aerospace sectors. Key market trends include the integration of automation and Industry 4.0, the introduction of eco-friendly and high-performance coating solutions, and the implementation of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Additionally, significant investments in research and development programs are contributing to the advancements in the market.
Moreover, major market players have expanded their production facilities to meet the increasing demand for coat equipment and enhance their market share. These factors represent the latest trends in the global market.
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Rising Product Demand from Automotive Sector to Drive Market Growth
Electric vehicles represent one of the significant users of surface equipment. Coatings provide crucial protection to Electric Vehicle (EV) platforms and their components, safeguarding them from rust and other forms of damage. Moreover, coatings play a pivotal role in enhancing the aesthetic qualities of EVs. The escalating use of coatings on electric vehicles and electronic equipment is expected to drive the demand for coat equipment. Additionally, governments are actively promoting electric cars by subsidizing their purchase, encouraging the development of charging stations, and allocating funds for advancements in electric battery technology, aiming to address climate change issues. They are also setting targets for the deployment of electric vehicles and charging stations. Furthermore, the development of key technologies for electric cars leads to significant cost savings.
Moreover, the growth in the global automotive and electric vehicle sectors will subsequently drive the market's expansion. For instance, according to the World Motor Vehicle Production survey, electric motor sales in Europe experienced a 5.7% growth in 2022 compared to 2021. This factor is expected to propel the growth of the electric vehicle industry and consequently increase the demand for coat equipment. All the aforementioned factors are poised to boost the growth of the global market.
Presence of Low-Cost Substitutes to Restraint Market Growth
Alternative methods of achieving similar results, such as different surface treatments or types of coatings, can have a negative impact on the demand for traditional coat equipment. If these substitute technologies offer the same performance at a lower cost or with greater environmental benefits, they might impede the sales of coating machines. Equipment cost is a significant factor when considering the choice of coatings and application processes. Alternatives such as brushes and rollers are less expensive and, in some applications, outperform other equipment.
Therefore, the availability of low-cost alternatives may limit market development in certain applications. Moreover, high investment costs could restrict market growth. Additionally, the availability of low-cost products for specific applications and the introduction of affordable alternatives will facilitate their penetration into various end-user industries. These key factors are expected to constrain coat equipment market growth.
Powder Coating Equipment to Dominate Market Owing to Rising Demand in Medical and Construction Sectors
Based on coating type, the market is segmented into powder coating equipment, liquid coating equipment, and specialty coating equipment. The powder coating equipment segment is anticipated to dominate the market. The reason behind this segment’s dominance is its effective coating of products with properties such as prevention of abrasion, corrosion, de-icing, and heat resistance. Additionally, this technique generates less waste, driving the market's growth.
The specialty coating equipment segment is projected to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the increasing adoption of physical vapor deposition technology across the automotive, aerospace, and defense sectors. Such factors are expected to maintain the growth of this segment.
The liquid coating segment is predicted to record moderate growth during the forecast period owing to its affordability compared to other products. Additionally, this product is increasingly used in the construction sector and painting applications. These factors are expected to increase the global coating equipment market share.
Automotive to Lead Market Owing to Increasing Product Demand in Electric Vehicle Industry
Based on end user, the market is segmented into automotive, medical, building & construction, aerospace, and others. The automotive industry is dominating the market and is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the rising manufacturing of automotive products and increasing demand for powder coating in painting applications.
The medical and aerospace segments are projected to display moderate growth during the forecast period due to factors such as the rising disposable income of end users, growth in the adoption of medical devices, and rapid urbanization. For instance, according to the RBSA Advisors Report, the Indian healthcare sector is projected to record a CAGR of 39% and reach up to USD 50 billion by 2033.
The building & construction segment is also projected to exhibit moderate growth during the forecast period owing to factors such as rising per capita income, high standards of living, and rapid industrialization across the globe. Additionally, powder coating and liquid coating equipment are widely adopted in the construction sector, driving the expansion of the global market.
The others segment consists of the oil & gas, electrical & electronics, and agriculture sectors. This segment is expected to register moderate growth during the forecast period owing to increased energy and food consumption across the globe.
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The market report offers an in-depth analysis of five main regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.
Asia Pacific is projected to dominate the market with the largest coat equipment market share over the forecast period due to the growing construction sector and infrastructure development. The demand for automobiles is also significantly high in the region. For instance, automobile sales in India increased by 35.9% from 2021 to 2022. Moreover, factors such as strong population growth, industrialization, and the demand for more efficient coatings will drive regional market progress.
Asia Pacific Coat Equipment Market (USD Billion), 2022
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China to Witness Fastest Growth owing to Increasing Product Demand from Automotive and Aerospace Sectors
China is one of the most significant countries for coat equipment in the Asia Pacific. Factors such as rising disposable income of the population, high population growth, an increase in the standard of living, and growing demand for coatings with better efficiency are important contributors to the market growth in the country. The growth of the automotive sector, increasing product demand from the building & construction sectors, and sales of advanced coat equipment to end-user industries across China drives market's growth.
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North America is projected to record commendable growth during the forecast period owing to the presence of key players, technological advancements, growing purchasing power, stable economic growth, and rising demand for coat equipment among various industry verticals such as aerospace, automotive, medical, and construction sectors. Moreover, government investments in industrial development are supplementing the market growth in North America.
Europe is anticipated to register significant growth during the forecast period owing to strong economic growth, rapid urbanization, and government safety regulations on environmentally friendly paints used in the marine, automotive, and agriculture sectors. Additionally, the increasing construction of new buildings and renovation in Germany, France, and the U.K., among others, will stimulate the demand for coating machines from end-users in Europe.
The Middle East & Africa and South America markets are projected to grow steadily due to rising technological advancements in these machines, demand for eco-friendly coatings, and robust expansion of industrial infrastructure projects in Qatar, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Argentina. Additionally, growth in the construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, and automotive sectors will supplement the growth of the regional market.
Major Players Are Focusing on Formulating Strategies to Strengthen Market Competition
Market players such as IHI Corporation, Carlisle Companies, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., CVD Equipment Corporation, and Nordson Corporation, among others, are engaged in executing key growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and partnerships. These initiatives will help the companies increase their product portfolios and improve their overall market presence. For instance, in January 2023, Graco Inc. planned to invest in its manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas. The investment was made to expand the production capacity of these systems to cater to the automotive, aerospace, and medical sectors. These factors will drive the growth of the market.
The market research report offers an in-depth analysis of the leading coating type and end-user. It provides information about key players in the market and their business overview, product offerings, investments (R&D and expansions), revenue analysis, types, and leading applications of the product. Besides, it offers insights into the competitive landscape, trends analysis, SWOT analysis, and current market trends and highlights key drivers and restraints. In addition to the above mentioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the market's growth in recent years.
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CAGR of 5.7% from 2023 to 2030
Value (USD Billion)
By Coating Type, End-User and Region
By Coating Type
The market is projected to reach USD 27.63 billion by 2030.
In 2022, the market was valued at USD 18.22 billion.
The market is projected to record a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.
The powder coating segment is expected to lead the market.
Increasing demand for electric vehicles and coated electronic devices in electric cars are the factors that will drive market growth.
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., Anesta Iwata Corporation, Carlisle Companies, CVD Equipment Corporation, IHI Corporation, Nordson Corporation, OC Oerlikon Management AG, J. Wagner GmbH, Graco Inc, and Miba AG are the top players in the market.
Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest market share.
By end-user, the automotive segment is expected to record a remarkable CAGR during the forecast period.
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