North America And Europe PPE Distribution Market Size, Share & Trends Report

North America And Europe PPE Distribution Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Head Protection, Eye Protection, Face Protection), By End-use (Chemical, Healthcare), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-594-6
  • Number of Pages: 137
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the north america and europe ppe distribution Market market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for north america and europe ppe distribution Market market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of north america and europe ppe distribution Market market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

North America And Europe PPE Distribution Market Categorization:

The north america and europe ppe distribution Market market was categorized into four segments, namely product (Head protection, Eye protection, Face protection, Hearing protection, Protective clothing, Respiratory protection, Protective footwear, Fall protection, Hand protection), end-use (Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & gas, Chemical, Healthcare, Food & beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Transportation, Mining), and regions (North America, Europe).

Segment Market Methodology:

The north america and europe ppe distribution Market market was segmented into product, end-use, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The north america and europe ppe distribution Market market was analyzed at a regional level. The region was divided into North America, Europe, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into seventeen countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Italy; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; UK

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

North america and europe ppe distribution market companies & financials:

The north america and europe ppe distribution Market market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • DXP Enterprises, Inc. is a publicly held company that operates through three business segments: Supply Chain Services, Service Centers, and Innovative Pumping Solutions. In 2021, Service Centres, Supply Chain Services, and Innovative Pumping Solutions accounted for segmental revenue of USD 816.5, USD 139.6, and USD 157.8, respectively. The company caters to a wide range of industries such as agriculture, aviation, chemicals, fabrication & construction, food & beverages, general manufacturing, mining, municipal, oil & gas, power, refining, transportation, and renewable energy. The company also distributes a wide range of safety products such as apparel, eye & face protection, fall protection, fire protection, foot protection, hand protection, head protection, hearing protection, respiratory protection, seasonal PPE, and safety services. As of December 2021, the company had approximately 170 facilities which comprise 148 service centers, 4 distribution centers, 16 fabrication facilities, and 2 wastewater locations.
  • Kellner & Kunz AG is a privately held company that is known as a C-parts specialist with a range of approximately 120,000 products. The company also offers customized systems and solutions with a strong sales network throughout Europe. The solutions offered by the company include single-bin systems, process optimization, KANBAN-RFID, SECO stock management, construction site management, intelligent workplaces, assembly kits and packages, dispensing systems, E-procurement, electronic ordering, interior vehicle fittings, electronic data interchange (EDI), and process costs calculator. The company manages its business operations under RECA Group. Kellner & Kunz branches are located in Graz, Klagenfurt, Vienna, Innsbruck, Salzburg, and Hohenems.
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. is a publicly held company that is a broad-line distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) goods and services. The major regions of business for W.W. Grainger, Inc. are North America, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Through its online tools, a mobile app, and over 1.5 million goods from various MRO providers, Grainger allows customers to order and manage their MRO equipment whenever and wherever they are. The business backs this up with round-the-clock customer support and technical assistance from professionals with an in-depth understanding of MRO tools and products. The company has two reportable segments— Endless Assortment and High-Touch Solutions N.A. These segments are consistent with Grainger's go-to-market strategies and split business models of high-touch solutions and limitless assortment.
  • ETRA is a privately held company The company is a Finnish technical sales specialist. It offers a wide range of services such as onsite services, chemical portal, small packages & set making, hose assembly, tape & film cutting service, and workwear printing. The company also offers maintenance of respiratory & fall protection equipment, roller chain cutting, timing belt cutting, electric motor configuration, threaded rod cutting, reporting, and quality assurance. It also offers a wide range of products such as personal protective equipment, hand tools, welding, electric tools & accessories, compressed air tools & compressors, machines & equipment, and building maintenance & cleaning solutions, among others.
  • J.J. Keller & Associates Inc. is a privately held company that is known to be a reliable source for OSHA/workplace safety, hours-of-service, construction safety, human resources, and Hazmat/hazardous materials regulation compliance products and services. The company facilitates consumers to increase safety awareness, follow best practices, reduce risk, improve safety training, and stay updated with the latest regulatory measures. The company also offers a huge range of services and web-based applications to assist the user in managing everything from hours of service data, log auditing, and CSA program administration to HR programs, OSHA safety, and workers' compensation. The company serves 500,000 customers with around 1,500 areas of expertise and serves various markets such as transportation, industrial, human resources, construction, Hazmat, oil & gas, and government bodies.
  • Mallory Safety & Supply is a company established in 1974 and has headquarters in Washington, United States. It is a privately held entity. The company distributes a wide range of products such as abrasives, adhesives & sealants, personal protective equipment, appliances & consumer electronics, and HVAC & refrigeration, among others. It further distributes products of 3M, Ansell Ltd., Honeywell International, Inc., and MSA Safety. Moreover, the company’s geographical presence is spread across 13 locations in the United States.
  • J & K Ross Ltd is a privately held company that was established in 1976 and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. J & K Ross is an expert in health and safety apparel and offers MRO products, such as tools and fasteners. The company also provides a wide range of goods, including safety headwear, protective gloves, protective boots, respirators, safety goggles, spectacles, hearing protection, visors, and safety harnesses. It is a major stockist of manufacturers, including Centurian, 3M, Bolle, Dr. Martins, Ear, Berghaus, Moldex, Mascot, Kansas, Nomex, Firemaster, Mullion Jazz, and Timberland. J & K Ross Ltd is a part of Eurosafe, with around 25 stores in Ireland and the UK. It is one of the key companies from Europe region to distribute PPEs, that equipment prevents the user from accidents at the workplace.
  • GCE Group is a privately held company established in 1987 and headquartered in Malmö, Sweden. The company specializes in five business areas, namely valves, homecare, cutting & welding technologies, healthcare, and specialty gas systems. The company markets its products through its major brands, namely, GCE Healthcare, GCE, and GCE Druva. GCE operates across all European markets and is developing operations in areas such as China, India, North America, Africa, and South America. Regional sales and supply companies are supported by centralized manufacturing units in the UK, Czech Republic, and China, as well as local customizing centers across the globe. The company caters to a wide range of industries such as healthcare, industrial, and high purity. The company is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. As of April 2022, the company was acquired by ESAB Corporation.
  • Houston, United States Total Safety is a privately held company established in 1994 and headquartered in Houston, United States. The company offers a wide range of solutions such as distribution, medical management, specialized safety personnel, gas detection services, industrial communication, fire protection, fall protection, respiratory protection, professional safety solutions, compliance, turnarounds, and training. It partners with leading manufacturers of various types of PPE, including Industrial Scientific, MSA, 3M, Honeywell, and Blackline Safety, among others. The company offers safety supplies/PPE, in-plant service centers, garment customizations, mill, tool and welding supplies, and vending solutions through its distribution solution segment. Moreover, it offers different types of technologies, namely SmartMonitor, Guard, Communications, WorkZone, Hub360, and eDistribution. The company caters to a wide range of industries, such as power utilities, infrastructure, energy, transportation, manufacturing, and food & beverages. The company is present across 180 locations and 20 countries globally, with approximately 130 thousand SKUs.
  • Haberkorn Group is a privately held company that is a technical distributor operating in ten European countries and employs more than 2,200 employees in thirty branches across Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Switzerland, Croatia, Slovakia, Poland, and Serbia. In August 2019, Haberkorn acquired an interest in the German Mühlberger Group. The latter offers PPE products throughout Germany. Haberkorn Group took over the industrial supplier Schloemer from German Recklinghausen in January 2020, which enabled it to expand its activities on the German and also European technical markets. The company operates through four major divisions - Kit Systems, Machine Elements, Hydraulics, Industrial Hoses, and Personal Protective Equipment.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

North America And Europe PPE Distribution Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 - 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

North America And Europe PPE Distribution Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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