Ensuring good dispensing practices across industries has increased the emphasis on developing next-gen industrial dispensing systems and equipment. A lot has been said about the impact of Industry 4.0 on warehousing, supply chain, and distribution, and a plethora of businesses are embracing this next-gen industrial revolution. Technological advancements and the growing utilization of artificial intelligence and robotics to perform a number of manual and monotonous tasks across industries have led to the age of automation.
Automation in industrial systems, including industrial dispensing systems and equipment, helps design systems that meet the transforming industrial requirements, which include precision, high-resolution, and high-performance operability. Industrial equipment manufacturing fostered by government initiatives and growing investments in technology integration are enabling the introduction of high-level industrial systems such as high-precision industrial dispensing system and equipment.
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Highlighting the developments in the industrial dispensing system and equipment marketplace, this TMR study offers elaborate information about the current status and the future prospects of the market.
Market Evolution: Preference Shift from Manual to Automated Systems Observed
From accurate product measurements to a safer way of diluting and dispensing them, industrial dispensers have solved numerous problems. Over the last few decades, industrial dispensing systems and equipment have diversified substantially, on account of advanced technology and design innovations. From compact sizes to versatile offerings, there is an industrial dispensing system and equipment for every end-use facility. Automated systems such as robots and cobots help automate the workflow on industrial floors, enabling reduced downtime and enhanced productivity. This has resulted in a paradigm shift of industrial operations from manual to semi- or fully-automated operations, bringing cutting-edge industrial equipment and systems at the center stage, creating major potential for automated industrial dispensing systems and equipment.
The TMR study on industrial dispensing systems and equipment evaluates the market to offer significant market forecast. The global industrial dispensing system and equipment market is expected to be valued at ~ US$ 10.3 Bn in 2019, and is projected to register a steady growth rate with a ~ 6% CAGR. The trend of technological advancements is expected to have a major influence on the industrial dispensing system and equipment market in the coming years, as factors such as increasing productivity, efficiency, and minimizing errors have prompted manufacturers to consider various technological innovations. The need to meet changing dispensing requirements is further triggering product upgrades.
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Industrial Dispensing System and Equipment Market: Key Trends Influencing Growth
Emphasis on Traceability and Inspection – Given the ease of operability achieved with technological integration, tracking and tracing an industrial dispensing process is also becoming achievable. Reduction of errors to minimize wastage, improvement in performance, and timely maintenance remain vital requisites for end users, resulting in the increasing emphasis on tracing the performance of the dispenser. Another aspect gaining ground is the inspection of industrial dispensing processes to ensure excellent quality control. This is supported by 3D sensing technologies such as laser triangulation that enable better dispensing inspection.
Influence of Robotics and Smart Technology – Robotics and automation have transformed the industrial sector, as the implementation of industrial robots with industrial equipment allows achieving high-level precision, programmed operations, reduction in production downtime, and significant cost savings. Similarly, the incorporation of smart technologies in modern industrial dispensing systems and equipment is being widely observed. The use of technologies such as IoT to optimize internal operations is another aspect gaining broader emphasis.
Micro-dispensing Activities Gain Traction – Manufacturers around the world are placing their reliance on their suppliers that offer updated technologies and implement new processes. As micro-dispensing and precision work in tandem, the demand for micro-dispensing continues to pick pace, allowing greater flexibility in achieving accurate results for dispensing smaller quantities of products. This trend is likely to have a positive influence of future product developments.
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Winning Strategies of Industrial Dispensing System and Equipment Manufacturers
Focus on Omni-Channel Distribution Strategy – Although the preferred distribution channel for industrial dispensing system and equipment providers remains offline distribution, proliferation of the e-Commerce sector has shifted manufacturers’ focus towards online distribution networks. Future sales in industrial B2B manufacturing industries are expected to be driven by the digitalization and simplification of sales processes, bringing the omni-channel distribution strategy in the spotlight.
Expand Product Portfolio to Boost Consumer Base – Industrial dispensing system and equipment manufacturers emphasize new product development in an attempt to cater to the transforming end-user demand for reduced downtime, greater efficiency, high-level tracking, and reliability. New industrial dispensing system and equipment solutions integrate next-gen technologies such as robotics, enabling high-performance in dispensing operations. Apart from portfolio expansion in terms of new product launches, certain manufacturers are considering product upgrades with focus on reduction of product footprint, and implementation of low-maintenance design, digital display, and precision dispensing.
Emphasize on Collaborations to Expand in Developing Countries – Companies operating in the industrial dispensing system and equipment market are concentrating on partnership agreements that allow geographical expansion. Moreover, collaborations allow global players to tap into developing countries, particularly in Asia Pacific, such as China, which is also a manufacturing hub for industrial equipment.
Industrial Dispensing System and Equipment Market – Competitive Landscape
Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, which is a recognized precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, recently released a new solutions guide for stock lubrication and metal stamping, which outlines how customers cut oil usage by up to 90%, reduce emissions, reduce scrap and downtime, and experience substantial savings.
Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation recently announced that its fully-owned subsidiary and analytical instrument producer, Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation, developed the new NEXTA STA Series of thermal analyzers that enable high-sensitivity measurements through its world-known baseline performance.
Hernon Manufacturing, Inc., recently announced a partnership with Shenzhen Mitsuden, a chemical producer and distributor in both, Singapore and China. Hernon’s products would provide Shenzhen Mitsuden the ability to support new adhesive applications across a range of manufacturing processes.
Key players operating in the industrial dispensing system and equipment market implement various policies to survive in this market space. Product developments and product upgrades remain a vital approach to profitability, implemented by competitors in wake of the continuous integration of technology and automation in industrial equipment.
Collaborations are also being considered on a major level, with the aim to expand global presence, especially in developing countries, giving them a competitive edge. With a few established global and regional players in the industrial dispensing system and equipment market, where around 25-30% of the total market share is held by five leading competitors, the market is moderately consolidated. However, the market is likely to witness the entry of new players, particularly from the Asia Pacific region; these would face less barriers owing to the low availability of substitutes.
Analysts’ View of the Market
Authors of the report have a positive outlook of this market space. North America, followed by Europe, holds significant growth prospects, owing to the presence of leading global manufacturers of industrial dispensing systems and equipment, along with continual efforts in R&D activities for the development of high-precision and efficient industrial dispensing systems and equipment. Despite this scenario, Asia Pacific countries are likely to be prospective hubs of opportunities on account of the rapid growth in the application sectors across the region, which include food and beverages, automotive, and pharmaceuticals, owing to technological integration. Industrial dispensing system and equipment manufacturers should consider developing solutions catering to these end-use industries, while expanding their business in this region.
As the preference for semi-automatic industrial dispensing systems and equipment remains high, owing to their cost-effectiveness over fully-automatic variants, new entrants that aim to offer automatic variants at reasonable prices can consider business establishment in Asia Pacific. However, the development of similar quality products at reasonable rates has resulted in less product differentiation, and manufacturers have started competing in the aftersales market. Moreover, as the market remains capital-intensive, established players have been facing threat due to the volatility of raw material prices, which could hinder market growth. Another aspect that is expected to impede market growth is the introduction of advanced industrial dispensing systems with increased product lifecycle, thereby resulting in the shrinking of aftersales.
- According to Transparency Market Research’s latest market report on the industrial dispensing system and equipment market for the period of 2019–2027 (wherein, the period from 2019 to 2027 is the forecast period, and 2018 is the base year), the growth of several industries across the globe is expected to bolster the growth of the global industrial dispensing system and equipment market during the forecast period.
- In the report, revenue generated by the industrial dispensing system and equipment market is given in terms of value and volume, throughout the forecast period.
Industrial Growth in Emerging Economies: A Key Driver
- Industrial growth in emerging economies such as Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America is influencing the growth of the industrial dispensing system and equipment market. Dispensing systems and equipment are widely used across several industries such as automotive, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy, and personal care. Industrial growth across these regions is anticipated to grow with the increased consumer demand for various products, which, in turn, is expected to proliferate the demand for industrial dispensing systems and equipment.
- The growing need for technological advancements to enhance productivity and efficiency is another factor driving the industrial dispensing system and equipment market. Integration of automation across various industries is contributing to the growing demand for industrial dispensing systems and equipment, worldwide. The demand for consumer products, whether food, electronics, medicines, or personal care products, is increasing at an exponential rate due to the rising population.
- The productivity and efficiency of these industries need to be increased to cater to the growing needs of the world’s population. Increasing automation levels with new technologies will help infuse high-end precision dispensing systems and equipment. For example, the adoption of new technology in the manufacturing of an automobile requires dispensing systems and equipment of high-end precision levels. This is anticipated to drive the growth of the industrial dispensing system and equipment market.
Reduced Growth in Aftersales Market a Major Challenge
Reduced growth in the aftersales market is one of the key restraining factors of the industrial dispensing system and equipment market. Manufacturers are coming up with better quality products to gain a competitive edge in the market, which has resulted in the increased lifecycle of dispensing systems and equipment. This has adversely affected the replacement of industrial dispensing systems and equipment, thus stunting the aftersales market for industrial dispensing systems and equipment.
- Additionally, volatility in the raw material prices of industrial dispensing systems and equipment results in their higher prices. This creates a major challenge for the growth of the industrial dispensing system and equipment market.
Industrial Dispensing System and Equipment Market: Competition Landscape
- Detailed profiles of the manufacturers of industrial dispensing systems and equipment have been provided in the report to evaluate their financials, key product offerings, recent developments, and strategies.
- Key players operating in the global industrial dispensing system and equipment market include
- Automation Alternatives, Inc
- DELO, Dymax Corporation
- Fisnar Inc.,
- GDP Global
- Graco Inc.
- Hernon Manufacturing Inc.
- Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
- Noanix Corporation
- Nordson Corporation
- Techcon, etc.
Industrial Dispensing System and Equipment Market: Key Developments
- Key manufacturers in the industrial dispensing system and equipment market, such as Nordson Corporation, are strengthening their product portfolios by implementing technological advancements. In April 2019, the company announced a smart connected platform called Nordson Wisdom, which combines Industry 4.0 with Nordson Industrial Coating Systems’ (ICS) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) with proven hardware, controls, application expertise, and field support, to help customers improve their manufacturing processes, become more competitive, and produce better products.
Some other key developments in the industrial dispensing system and equipment market are as follows:
- In July 2018, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation announced that Hitachi High-Technologies (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and Amata Corporation Public Company Limited (Amata) from Thailand have jointly established Hitachi High-Tech Amata Smart Services Co., Ltd., to increase their geographical presence overseas.
- In February 2019, Gracola launched new airless spraying technologies with the launch of the new FinishProTM II 595, TexSprayTM Mark, and UltraMAXTM II electric airless sprayers, as well as TexSpray HD and GMAX gas airless sprayers. These new products are expected to help the company expand its customer base.
- In January 2019, Fisnar introduced the F4000 Advance Series of Benchtop Dispensing Robots, which upgrades Fisnar’s existing F4000N range with modified product features. Additional features include a USB port for backup and data transfer, fluid purge button, and program selector switch. This advanced series contains three models available in different sizes. The company aims to enhance its product portfolio to expand its customer base.
In the global industrial dispensing system and equipment market report, we have discussed individual strategies, followed by the company profiles of manufacturers of industrial dispensing systems and equipment. The ‘Competitive Landscape’ section is included in the industrial dispensing system and equipment market report to provide readers with a dashboard view and company market share analysis of key players operating in the global industrial dispensing system and equipment market.
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