GVR Report cover Germany Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Germany Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Head Protection, Eye Protection, & Face Protection), By End-use And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-079-2
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The Germany personal protective equipment (PPE) market size was estimated at USD 5.68 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030. Increasing growth of industrialization and manufacturing sectors coupled with favorable occupational safety regulations are likely to drive market growth. In addition, factors such as increasing concerns related to health and safety and rising initiatives to facilitate general awareness about the use of PPE in various sectors can significantly impact market growth.

Germany personal protective equipment market size, by product, 2020 -; 2030 (USD Billion)

Germany PPE market offers a wide range of high-quality products that provides safety & protection for various body parts such as the hand, face, eye, head, and others. Providing safety equipment is essential to protect employees against hazards in industries such as construction, mining, oil & gas, and manufacturing. Companies are focusing on ensuring employee safety by implementing safety guidelines aimed at reducing workplace accidents and injuries. The rising emphasis on personnel safety is driving the market growth during the forecast period.

Increasing innovation in the development of Smart PPE products is expected to drive market growth. Smart PPE refers to an advanced wearable product that is connected to the internet or other devices such as Bluetooth, enabling it to transmit real-time safety data to field workers and remote supervisors. These advanced wearables can track movements, monitor body temperatures, issue alerts, send voice messages, and record audio or video, among other functionalities. Smart personal protection equipment is in demand in sectors such as manufacturing, mining, and transportation.

In addition, constant innovations such as the introduction of improved and advanced protective products are anticipated to drive market growth. For instance, Snickers Workwear- a workwear company unveiled an innovative range of protective clothing specifically designed for use in environments that pose risks related to electrostatic discharge, heat and flames, and mechanical and chemical hazards in February 2022. These factors can contribute to expanding product offerings, a broader customer base across various industries, and increased market share by attracting new customer segments.

The demand for personal protective equipment is increasingly driven by the industrial sector. Germany is a highly industrialized country, and its industrial sector makes a major contribution to economic growth. After recovering from the pandemic, the growth of the manufacturing sector is anticipated to augment the demand for personal protective equipment over the forecast period. The growth of the industrial sector is likely to be facilitated by various efforts and initiatives to revive domestic manufacturing and reduce the dependency on imports.

With stringent rules and high costs linked to workplace dangers, there is an expected increase in the importance of worker safety and security at workplaces among industry players. The safety of employees is now of utmost importance. To reduce workplace dangers that have a negative impact on operating costs in the form of compensation and arbitrated settlements, businesses have prioritized worker safety and established safety rules. The growth in industrialization coupled with the stringent rules is likely to have a positive impact on the demand for personal protective equipment in various industries.

Products Insights

Hand protection led the market and accounted for 29.7% of the revenue share in 2022. Personal protective gloves are used in the manufacturing industry to avoid injuries that may arise due to cuts, abrasions, burns, and chemicals. These gloves protect hands from splinters, sharp edges, knives, blood & bodily fluids, hot objects, electricity, excessive vibrations, and extreme cold. Various types of protective gloves include leather, specially insulated, cut-resistant, anti-vibration, disposable, and electrically insulated gloves.

The head protection product is expected to be the fastest-growing segment with a CAGR of 8.1% during the forecast period from 2023 to 2030. Head injuries are fatal, having the potential to impair a person for life. They are caused by bumping the head against fixed, overhead, flying, or falling objects. In order to prevent head trauma, protective helmets or hats are used by workers, which aid in resisting the penetration of falling objects, absorbing the shock of the blow, and protecting the person against electrical shock.

The market for respiratory protection products is expected to witness robust growth with a projected CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. This growth is primarily driven by the increasing demand for unpowered respirators, particularly in high-risk industries such as petrochemicals, oil & gas, and mining. The need for respiratory protection in these sectors is critical due to the potential exposure to hazardous airborne particles, gases, and chemicals.

The protective footwear product segment accounted for 13.8% of the overall market in terms of revenue share in 2022. The availability of a wide range of features in footwear that provides both comfort and protection is estimated to drive the growth of the segment. Moreover, the rising number of workplace accidents such as slips, fall accidents, cuts, etc. are forcing companies to adopt the use of protective footwear.

End Use Insights

The healthcare industry segment led the end-use segment market and accounted for 19.7% of the overall market in terms of revenue share in 2022. This can be attributed to the growing demand for respiratory protection, protective clothing, and hand protection in the healthcare industry to ensure employee safety. The various types of personal protective equipment in the healthcare market are face shields, masks, safety goggles, and gloves, among others.

The construction industry segment in the end-use segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest growth rate at a CAGR of 7.9% over the forecast period. In the construction industry, respiratory protection is frequently used when handling quartz-based materials like jackhammers and grinders. The increasing number of infrastructural developments & construction activities in Germany is anticipated to increase the demand for PPE in the forecast period. For instance, the country is witnessing various infrastructural development and construction projects such as the Hochmuttinger Straße Residential Quarter, Frechen NEOBEL Mixed-Use Development, Doellen Solar Power Plant, and others.

Germany personal protective equipment market share, by end use, 2022 (%)

The oil and gas segment is expected to grow with a projected to grow at 5.1% during the forecast period. In the oil and gas industry, workers are exposed to a wide range of hazards, including falls, explosions, fires, machine hazards, vehicle collisions, and others. These risks pose significant threats to the health and safety of workers in the sector, necessitating the use of advanced personal protective equipment (PPE) to mitigate such hazards.The increasing oil and gas industry in Germany is expected to be a significant driving factor for the demand for PPE in this sector.

The manufacturing segment accounted for 17.1% of the overall market in terms of revenue share in 2022. The increasing expansion of manufacturing facilities and the growing automotive industry in Germany, coupled with the widespread adoption of PPE, is anticipated to create new opportunities for PPE products throughout Germany in the coming years, leading to market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key players in the market are operating in various strategic initiatives such as new product development, product portfolio expansion, collaboration, and the expansion of the distribution network to enhance market penetration and cater to the changing requirements of various end users such as manufacturing, construction, mining, oil & gas, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, transportation, and others. For instance, In March 2023, 3M entered a partnership with Guardhat. The transfer of 3M's Safety Inspection Management (SIM) software to Guardhat is being made in light of the significance of connectivity as a crucial component in safety programs. Some prominent players in the Germany personal protective equipment (PPE) market include:

  • Honeywell International, Inc.

  • Dupont

  • 3M

  • Cofra S.R.L.

  • Uvex Safety Group

  • Ppe Germany GMBH

  • Wattana GMBH

  • Bartelsrieger Atemschutztechnik GMBH

  • Globus Group

  • Ansell Ltd.

  • Drägerwerk Ag & Co. KGAA

  • Snickers Workwear (Owned By Hultafors Group)

  • Blaklader Workwear

  • Gsg - Geilenkothen

  • Planam Arbeitsschutz Vertriebs GMBH

  • Ziegler Arbeitsschutz GMBH

  • Alwit GMBH

  • Helly Hansen Workwear

  • Engelbert Strauss Workwear

  • Scheibler Work & Wear

  • Distrelec Deutschland GMBH

  • Würth Industrie Service GMBH & CO. KG

  • Total Safety

  • Röckelein GMBH

  • Abs Lieder GMBH

  • Cole-Parmer GMBH

  • Keison Products

  • Fp-Medizintechnik GMBH

  • Awk GMBH & Co. KG

  • Lindner Arbeitsschutz GMBH

Germany Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 5.75 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 9.29 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.3% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company market position analysis, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Products, end use

Country Scope


Key companies profiled

3M; Honeywell International; DuPont; Uvex safety; Ansell Ltd; COFRA S.r.l.; Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

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Germany Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the country level Germany and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Germany personal protective equipment (PPE) market based on products and end use:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2018 - 2030)

    • Head Protection

    • Eye Protection

    • Face Protection

    • Hearing Protection

    • Protective Clothing

      • High Visibility

      • Safety Wear

    • Respiratory Protection

    • Protective Footwear

    • Fall Protection

    • Hand Protection

    • Others

  • End Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2018 - 2030)

    • Construction

      • Commercial Buildings

    • Manufacturing

      • Automotive

      • Heavy Industrial

    • Oil & Gas

    • Chemicals

    • Food

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Transportation

    • Mining

    • Others

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