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Inspection Machines Market

Inspection Machines Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Vision Inspection Systems, Leak Detection Systems, X-ray Inspection Systems, Combination Systems, Checkweighers, Metal Detectors, Software, Other Inspection Systems), By Type (Fully Automated, Semi-Automated, Manual Devices), By Application (Ampoules & Vials, Syringes, Blister Packaging, Bottles, Other Packaging Types), By End-User (Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies, Medical Device Manufacturers, Food Processing & Packaging Companies, Others) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2023-2031

Report Code: SRMM1255DR
Study Period 2019-2031 CAGR 5.1%
Historical Period 2019-2021 Forecast Period 2023-2031
Base Year 2022 Base Year Market Size USD 758.81 Million
Forecast Year 2031 Forecast Year Market Size USD 1187.29 Million
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
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Market Overview

The Global Inspection Machines Market size was valued at USD 758.81 million in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 1187.29 million by 2031, with a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period 2023–2031.

Inspection machines are a combination or sequence of machines used to inspect the product's quality in terms of packing, packaging component, weight, leakage, and dimension to ensure uniformity across the production line. Because of the increased emphasis on product quality, the worldwide inspection equipment market has recently experienced rapid expansion. The increase is also due to the market's competitive landscape, in which businesses are extensively investing in research and development efforts in order to get a competitive advantage over their competitors. Modern technological developments and the incorporation of technologies such as IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in various manufacturing and packaging organizations are important factors influencing the worldwide inspection machines market growth.

Inspection machines offer designers and engineers tools for processing equipment, such as sorting syringes, blister packs, catheters, tablets, and high-speed inspection. Metal detectors, oxygen, pressure/moisture inspection systems, and leak detection systems are examples of these machines. Manufacturers and local governments are increasingly looking for new techniques to meet the challenge of ever-increasing medicine and vaccination demand. Many biopharmaceutical businesses, research institutions, contract research organizations (CROs), and contract development and manufacturing companies (CDMOs) are automating their laboratory procedures to achieve high precision and quick turnaround time to close the demand-supply gap.

Automated inspection devices can help businesses improve product quality while cutting manufacturing costs, giving them a competitive advantage. As machine vision inspection cameras and laser gauging sensors become more affordable, many firms are implementing automated inspection systems in their facilities. An automated inspection device improves product quality by virtually eliminating human errors. Companies that use automated inspection systems display them during customer visits to demonstrate their technologically advanced operations. Automated inspection systems require one-time investments and can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with little to no further cost.

Market Dynamics

What are the Driving Factors for The Global Inspection Machines Market?

Increased usage of automated inspection machines in the pharmaceutical industry is likely to be a prominent driver driving the global inspection machines market over the forecast period.Automated inspection is characterized as the mechanization of one or more steps involved in the inspection procedure. Automated or semi-automated inspection can be applied in several complementary ways. In the current scenario, manual inspection is mainly substituted by automation as errors are reduced to a great extent. Automated inspection is performed using statistical sampling. Human inspectors can make errors, whereas automated system operates with high accuracy. With the increase in competition among companies to deliver high-quality products, the complexity of inspection also increases. Whereas some inspection procedures are difficult for humans to perform, for instance, detecting defects in integrated circuit chips or printed circuit boards (PCB), avoiding situations where designers and manufacturers realize that the product is faulty at the last minute while the boards are in full production, or already in the market.Automated inspection assists companies to enhance overall product quality and growing their business while reducing manufacturing costs, helping them to become more competitive in this difficult business climate. Pharmaceutical companies depend on automated vision inspection (AVI) systems to help ensure product and patient safety, as it comes first in pharma manufacturing processes.

In addition, tight regulation regarding production standards and manufacturing methods is expected to be one of the most important drivers driving the market growth. Healthcare regulatory bodies such as the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Quality Forum have collaborated with packaging service providers, pharmacies, consumer entities, and international government organizations to improve pharmaceutical packaging, prevent drug contamination, and ensure patient compliance.The presence of a strict regulatory system makes the maintenance of medical equipment compulsory for the end users. Patient care is a primary concern for any healthcare facility. Operating with biomedical devices that have not been regularly inspected and maintained may reduce the level of patient care provided by the facility. Inappropriately maintained equipment could malfunction and fail to provide proper medical assistance. For example, a respirator may not necessarily provide the amount of oxygen it was designed to provide. This could have a severe impact on a patient's health. Poorly maintained instruments may also provide false information, resulting in inappropriate diagnosis and treatment.

With the help of such regulatory bodies, the adoption of inspection machines by the healthcare industry is expected to rise, which would drive the growth of inspection machines during the forecast time. Besides, ISO provides services for various brands of medical equipment, offering end-users a single, unified management platform for reliable service delivery across all product classes, thus reducing maintenance costs. This has also helped in reducing operational and capital expenditures. Thus, leading to a boost the market growth.

In addition, factors such as an increase in product recall in pharmaceutical and medical device businesses and an increase in the number of inspection spot checks along the manufacturing line are anticipated to accelerate the growth of the worldwide inspection machines market during the forecast period.

What are the Challenges for The Global Inspection Machines Market?

In the coming years, emerging markets will play a significant role in the market's expansion. Population expansion and favorable demographics serve as growth drivers for the pharmaceutical sector in many locations, creating substantial growth potential for top pharmaceutical companies facing market stagnation, severe regulations and policies, and patent expiration. However, a lack of adequate infrastructure and the presence of unstructured healthcare systems in emerging economies are impeding the market growth of inspection machines over the forecast period.

Modern production continues to rely on inspections to prevent equipment breakdowns, process variations, and quality problems. If completed appropriately, inspections can directly help both the top line and bottom line by maintaining the condition and reliability of facilities & equipment, ensuring product quality, eliminating downtime, reworking, and even driving continuous improvement. However, the integration of inspection machines into the manufacturing and packing line is difficult due to the devices' complexity and varying end-user needs. There is a major requirement to simplify the integration procedure for the different components of inspection machines and the manufacturing line at the application site. For example, the assembly instructions for integrating machines are frequently significantly out-of-date and rarely incorporate current quality alerts or engineering modification orders.

What are the Future Opportunities for The Global Inspection Machines Market?

During the past decade, corporations in developed markets, such as the US and Europe, have progressively outsourced their manufacturing and packaging operations to China, South Korea, Taiwan, and India to exploit the cheaper labor costs and less-stringent government regulations in these nations. Contract manufacturers with specialized teams that aid in understanding client quality standards are valuable assets to original equipment manufacturers. The value of CROS and CMOS in manufacturing and packaging has also increased as a result of their ability to shorten timelines while providing external validation and expertise.

Regional Analysis

The global market for Inspection Machines has been segmented based on geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and LAMEA.

The inspection machines market is expected to be dominated by North America, followed by Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The significant prospective prospects for inspection machine market participants supplied by the region's numerous pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device makers may be attributed to the region's large share of this market category. Furthermore, tight regulatory requirements for healthcare manufacturers increased production line inspection checkpoints, highly controlled inspection standards, and required compliance in the region all contribute to the market's growth. Because of several important international competitors, the United States is a hub for innovation in the inspection equipment market.

The U.S. is leading in pharmaceutical, and biotechnological companies, with a large number of installed medical equipment in diagnostic centers, hospitals, and other medical facilities and a huge presence of original equipment manufacturers. Moreover, the U.S. medical device industry is well-established and diversified and provides a wide range of diagnostic and treatment devices for patients. Medical equipment comes with certain service life and, in some situations, requires maintenance or replacement. In line with this, the number of medical inspection machine service providers is increasing in the region. Thus, contributing to the growth of the regional market.

The European inspection machine market is anticipated to develop significantly, Due to the enhanced government requirements that address healthcare-related product challenges such as infection control, barrier protection, medication-dispensing errors, patient drug compliance, drug diversion, and counterfeiting. Additionally, it is anticipated that the region's developing pharmaceutical and medical device sectors will fuel the growth of the inspection machine market in the coming years.

In 2021, Asia-Pacific dominated the market for inspection machines due to the presence of numerous pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers. During the projection period, stringent regulatory requirements for healthcare manufacturers and an increase in production line inspection checkpoints will continue to drive the regional market for inspection machines.

Latin America is also an important end-use industry contributing to the growth prospects of inspection equipment. It has been expanding as a result of rising demand from customers in this region, who are more concerned with meeting regulatory criteria for food safety and quality in many countries.

The Middle East and Africa are important end-use regions contributing to the global inspection machines market's revenue generation during 2023-2031. It has been expanding due to rising consumer awareness of product inspections in numerous countries, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Turkey, due to a rise in recalls attributable to low-quality output or contamination issues.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Product
  1. Vision Inspection Systems
  2. Leak Detection Systems
  3. X-ray Inspection Systems
  4. Combination Systems
  5. Checkweighers
  6. Metal Detectors
  7. Software
  8. Other Inspection Systems
By Type
  1. Fully Automated
  2. Semi-Automated
  3. Manual Devices
By Application
  1. Ampoules & Vials
  2. Syringes
  3. Blister Packaging
  4. Bottles
  5. Other Packaging Types
By End-User
  1. Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Companies
  2. Medical Device Manufacturers
  3. Food Processing & Packaging Companies
  4. Others
Company Profiles Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) Brevetti C.E.A SPA (Italy) Körber AG (Germany) METTLER TOLEDO International Inc. (US) Teledyne Technologies (US) Omron Corporation (Japan) Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (Japan) Cognex Corporation (US) Jekson Vision Private Limited (India) Thermo Fisher Scientific (US)
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global market for Inspection Machines is categorized by Product, Type, application, and End-user.

The market for inspection machines is categorized on the basis of product into vision inspection systems, leak detection systems, X-ray inspection systems, combination systems, check weighers, metal detectors, software, and other inspection systems. In 2021, the vision inspection systems segment held the most market share. The market for consumables is affected by the rising usage of visual inspection systems in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, cosmetic, and food industries as a result of their usability, adaptability, and high performance. In addition, these inspection systems provide consumers with cutting-edge characteristics such as the incorporation of intelligent cameras, high working capacity (can function around-the-clock), uniformity of inspection, and compatibility with numerous software types, which further encourage their adoption.

The market for inspection machines is categorized by type into fully automated, semi-automated, and manual devices. The segment of fully automated machines is anticipated to experience the greatest growth during the projection period. As part of the zero-error objective, the need to decrease particles and aesthetic faults is increasing, and technological advancements in this industry will continue to fuel market growth.

Based on application, the market is divided into Ampoules & Vials, Syringes, Blister Packaging, Bottles, and Other Packaging Types. In 2021, the ampoules & vials market segment held the greatest market share. This is due to the increased acceptance of biopharmaceutical and vaccine delivery methods in the pharmaceutical business, leading to increased deployment of inspection systems.

Based on end-user, the market for inspection machines is segmented into pharmaceutical & biotechnology firms, medical device makers, food processing & packaging firms, and other end users (nutraceuticals and cosmetic companies). The pharmaceutical & biotechnology firms segment is anticipated to experience the largest growth during the projection period. In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, inspection machines are widely used for quality assurance and inspections, which is crucial to the market's expansion. In addition, more pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are using inspection machines due to factors such as increasing GMP compliance, increasing inspection checkpoints in production and packaging lines, strict government regulations, the growing need to combat counterfeit pharmaceutical products, product recalls, and the prevention of revenue loss resulting from the deployment of inspection machines.

Market Size By Product

Market Size By Product
  • Vision Inspection Systems
  • Leak Detection Systems
  • X-ray Inspection Systems
  • Combination Systems
  • Checkweighers
  • Metal Detectors
  • Software
  • Other Inspection Systems
  • Recent Developments

    • In April 2022, G'imprim picked the PrintSTAR system. PrintSTAR supplements the incomplete images produced by matrix cameras utilized by competing technologies.
    • In January 2022, Ishida introduced an x-ray inspection system with greater sensitivity. The Ishida IX-G2-F has a new line sensor that offers a high-quality x-ray image via an improved signal-to-noise ratio.
    • In 2020, Antares teamed with IMA, a firm specializing in the design & development of machinery for process automation and packaging of pharmaceutical & cosmetic products.
    • METTLER-TOLEDO International Inc. introduced its Tablet-Pro metal detection solutions in 2019.
    • Cognex Corporation introduced the DSMax32T laser displacement 3D system in 2019.
    • ACG Inspection established a new Centre of Excellence in Switzerland in 2019.

    Top Key Players

    Inspection Machines Market Share of Key Players

    Inspection Machines Market Share of Key Players
    Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany) Brevetti C.E.A SPA (Italy) Körber AG (Germany) METTLER TOLEDO International Inc. (US) Teledyne Technologies (US) Omron Corporation (Japan) Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (Japan) Cognex Corporation (US) Jekson Vision Private Limited (India) Thermo Fisher Scientific (US) Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the growth rate for the Global Market?
    Inspection Machines Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period.
    Some of the top industry players in Inspection Machines Market are, Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Brevetti C.E.A SPA (Italy), Körber AG (Germany), METTLER TOLEDO International Inc. (US), Teledyne Technologies (US), Omron Corporation (Japan), Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (Japan), Cognex Corporation (US), Jekson Vision Private Limited (India), Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), etc.
    North America has been dominating the Inspection Machines Market, accounting for the largest share of the market.
    The Inspection Machines Market has seen the most substantial growth rate in Asia Pacific.
    The global Inspection Machines Market report is segmented as follows: By Product, By End-User

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