The global non-contact infrared thermometer market size was valued at USD 380.84 million in 2021 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.42% from 2022 to 2030. Non-contact infrared thermometers facilitate temperature measurement from a distance without any contact with the body. The demand for non-contact infrared thermometers has increased due to a rise in the number of infectious diseases across the globe. For instance, according to the WHO, the incidence of dengue has increased around the world over by 8-fold in the last two decades. For instance, there were 505,430 cases of dengue in 2000, which has grown to 2.4 million in 2010, and 5.2 million in 2019.
Moreover, according to Postgraduate Medical Journal, about 1.3 million people in UK visit the malaria-prone area, which leads increase in the number of fever patients along with 9-10 death annually. Thus, with increasing cases of infectious diseases, the non-contact infrared thermometer market is expected to grow. Similarly, as per the WHO, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Guinea reported the outbreak of the Ebola virus on 14 February 2021. Primary signs of a person infected with the Ebola virus include fever. Therefore, to restrict the spread of such contagious diseases, the use of non-contact infrared thermometers is expected to increase.
Furthermore, technological advancement, such as the development of Bluetooth non-contact infrared thermometer, is one of the leading factors contributing to the market growth. Many players in the market are launching Bluetooth non-contact infrared thermometers, which is expected to help the market grow. For instance, in October 2020, Telepower Communication Co., Ltd launched a Bluetooth non-contact infrared thermometer. The company developed a cost-effective, low-power & high performance, wall mount supporting a non-contact infrared thermometer. Therefore, this development is anticipated to help the non-contact infrared thermometer market impel over the forecast period.
Additionally, the outbreak of COVID-19 has led to an immense increase in demand for non-contact infrared thermometers, thereby increasing the non-contact infrared thermometer market. The use of a non-contact infrared thermometer to measure the temperature of a patient was highly encouraged by various organizations and regulatory authorities around the world as the primary symptom of a person infected with the COVID-19 virus is fever. These devices can help quickly measure the temperature and can evaluate a large number of populations without having any physical contact with them. Thus, an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients helped the market growth.
Moreover, various companies were engaged in strategies such as product launch, partnership, mergers & geographic expansion. For instance, in June Secureye expanded its MediSec product range with a launch of non-contact infrared thermometers. Similarly, in May 2020, Segun Life & TCL partnered to launch a non-contact infrared thermometer. Thus, with such aforementioned factors, the non-contact infrared thermometer market is expected to have a constant growth rate over the forecast period. In addition, with all the benefits a non-contact infrared thermometer provides, along with the expected long-term presence of various infections, such as COVID-19, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Based on type, the market has been segmented into handheld and fixed-mount non-contact infrared thermometers. The handheld type segment accounted for the largest share of more than 73.5% in 2021 and is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. The increasing cases of various infections resulting in fever, along with the rising prevalence of acute illness are expected to boost the segment growth. For instance, there has been a rise in the number of people suffering from yellow fever. According to the WHO, each year, typhoid fever is estimated to affect 21 million people worldwide. Similarly, according to the CDC 30,000 cases of yellow fever occur annually, out of which 90% of them occur in Africa.
Therefore, an increase in the number of typhoid fever and yellow fever patients is expected to boost the market growth. Moreover, handheld devices are portable and easy to use. These are lightweight & compact and can also be used to measure the temperature of any moving object. Therefore, due to the advantages offered by handheld devices, the segment is expected to have significant growth over the forecast period. The fixed-mount type segment is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period. These thermometers use non-contact surface readings, which help in monitoring the temperature in-process application.
Fixed-mount devices are available in various styles along with common specifications and features, such as emissivity, distance to spot ratio, and spectral range. Furthermore, these devices are used in various sectors, such as the healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and automobile industries. An increase in the number of such industries globally is anticipated to help the market growth. For instance, according to the American Hospital Association, a total of 6,059 hospitals are present in the U.S. Similarly, according to the National Investment Promotion & Facilitation Agency, the hospital industry in India makes up to 80% of the total healthcare market. Therefore, a rise in the number of hospitals and growth of the hospital sector around the globe are expected to support the segment growth.
Based on application, the market is segmented into medical and non-medical. The product usage for medical applications is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of more than 12.5% during the forecast period. This can be attributed to a rise in population coupled with an increase in the number of various ailments causing fever. Moreover, a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases is anticipated to fuel the market growth. For instance, according to the WHO, as of 25 February 2022, there were 43,02,57,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally. Furthermore, regulatory authorities around the world, such as the U.S. FDA, are promoting product usage to measure a person’s temperature. As a result, the demand has increased from hospitals and clinics, thereby helping the medical segment grow.
The non-medical segment is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period due to a rise in its non-medical use globally. The non-medical non-contact infrared thermometers are used in various industries, such as manufacturing, hospitality, and fire department. For instance, they are used by firefighters to identify hotspots during any fire event. These devices help firefighters to get precise results without putting their lives at risk. Furthermore, these infrared thermometers can be used to monitor industrial equipment, such as furnaces, high-temperature pipes, and boilers, which help workers in determining the surface temperature without direct contact. Moreover, non-contact infrared thermometers are also used for measuring the temperature of objects that are constantly in motion. Since these devices are highly responsive, they provide accurate temperature with little or no delay.
On the basis of end-use, the market is segmented into the food & beverage, healthcare, hospitality, and other industries. The healthcare industry held the largest share of 40.0% in 2021 and is estimated to expand further at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Hospitality is the second-largest end-use segment and its growth can be attributed to a rise in the number of restaurants, take-away food shops, bakeries, and cafes globally. For instance, according to the Office of National Statistics, U.K., there were a total of 123,395 restaurants, cafes, and bakeries in the U.K. alone. Similarly, according to a source, there are 53,000 hotels, 7 million restaurants, in an organized manner, and about 23 million restaurants in an unorganized manner in India alone.
Non-contact infrared thermometers are used to verify the proper cooking of food as this helps determine the temperature and prevent undercooking or overcooking of the food. Moreover, these thermometers help keep a check on undercooking of food and decrease foodborne diseases. Therefore, the increasing number of foodborne diseases are further encouraging restaurants and hotels to use non-contact infrared thermometers. Hence, with an increase in the number of restaurants globally, the use of these devices is expected to grow during the forecast period, thereby driving the segment. The other industry segment is expected to grow at a CAGR during the forecast period and includes the automobile, electronic, and other industries.
The growth of this segment can be attributed to the rapid expansion of automobile industries around the world. For instance, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, over 10.8 million passenger cars were manufactured alone in the European Union in 2020. These automobile manufacturing companies have to produce products, which have high quality, and one of the parameters to maintain this quality is monitoring the temperature of these parts. Non-contact infrared thermometers can measure the temperature of such parts. These are used during induction heating, forging, annealing, and induction welding.
Moreover, these are also used over mesh belt furnaces for heat-treating of automotive parts. Furthermore, if non-contact infrared thermometers are installed correctly, they provide accurate temperature, high production rate, high-quality products, and a faster start-up process. Thus, with the increasing use of infrared thermometers in the automobile industry and a rise in the number of automobile manufacturers, the others segment is anticipated to grow during the forecast period.
North America dominated the market with a share of more than 34.5% in 2021 and is expected to witness a considerable growth rate over the forecast period. The presence of a large population base, major players, such as Cole Palmer, Braun Healthcare, and Emerson Electric, and many large food & beverages companies, such as The Coca-Cola Company and Tyson Foods, will boost the market growth in this region. Non-contact infrared thermometers are required in food & beverages companies to have a check on the surface temperature of the product. Food & beverages must be manufactured and stored at a particular temperature to maintain their quality.
Asia Pacific is estimated to witness the fastest CAGR over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the changing lifestyle leading to an increase in the incidence of acute diseases, which further increase the incidence of fever in this region. For instance, according to MedIndia, about 27 million people in India suffer from enteric fever. According to the Severe Malaria Organization, about 1.3 billion people in India are at risk of suffering from fever related to malaria. Furthermore, according to the same source, India carries 2% of the global burden of fever related to malaria. The aforementioned factors drive the market in the Asia-Pacific region.
The market is fragmented with the presence of several small- and large-scale manufacturers. Competitive rivalry and the degree of competition in the market are expected to intensify over the forecast period due to the presence of many players. Furthermore, leading players are involved in collaborations, and product launches, to strengthen their product portfolios. For instance, in January 2020, Hanna Instruments launched Brewing Thermometer, which was specifically crafted for brewers, and provided temperature reading during the brewing process. Thus, with various strategies acquired by leading players, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period. Some of the prominent players in the global non-contact infrared thermometer market include:
Testo SE & Co. KGAA
Contec Medical Systems Co. Ltd.
Market size value in 2022
USD 427.30 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 1,090.45 million
CAGR of 12.42% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Type, application, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa (MEA)
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Colombia; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE
Key companies profiled
PCE Instruments; Testo SE & Co. KGAA; Cole Parmer; Paul Hartmann; Contec Medical Systems Co. Ltd.; Braun Healthcare; Chino Corporation.; Hanna Instruments; Meditech Equipment; Omron Healthcare
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Middle East & Africa
b. The global non-contact infrared thermometers market size was estimated at USD 380.84 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 427.30 million in 2022
b. The global non-contact infrared thermometer market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.42% from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD 1,090.45 million by 2030.
b. North America dominated the non-contact infrared thermometer market in 2021 during the forecast period and is expected to witness a growth rate of 12.18% over the forecast period. Significant use of medical thermometers, presence of major manufacturers., and impact of COVID-19, are major factors driving the market growth of non-contact infrared thermometers in this region.
b. Prominent key players operating in the non-contact infrared thermometers market include PCE Instruments, Testo SE & Co. KGAA, Cole Parmer, Paul Hartmann, CONTEC MEDICAL SYSTEMS CO. LTD, Braun Healthcare, Chino Corporation, Hanna Instruments, Meditech Equipment and Omron Healthcare.
b. Key factors that are driving the non-contact infrared thermometer market growth include the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases, rising cases of hospital-acquired infections, and technological advancements. Apart from this, the IR-based thermometers are increasingly becoming part of the global automation and predictive maintenance demand as the temperature is one of the key measures in maintenance and routine check of equipment used in the manufacturing industry.
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