According to Frost & Sullivan, the outlook for the uptake of personal and protective equipment (PPE) in the oil and gas (O&G) industry appears promising with the expansion of activities through new global projects, improved stability and the presence of many occupational hazards.
Frost & Sullivan recommends vendors to focus on developing a global presence, multiproduct offerings, and close customer interactions in order to harness current growth opportunities.
The firm expects the mature O&G PPE market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7 per cent to reach $7.59 billion by 2023.
Research Manager, Visionary Science at Frost & Sullivan, Arun Ramesh, states that the competitive structure of the PPE market is expected to be highly dynamic as market participants scramble to gain market share through aggressive consolidation, adopting smart and wearable PPE, and investing in connected work technologies.
“The creation of distribution networks, product differentiation, and better post-purchase services will be critical to secure growth opportunities and provide a competitive edge.”
Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Oil and Gas Personal Protective Equipment Market, explores the factors and trends that have shaped the global oil and gas PPE landscape, the challenges that lie ahead, and the opportunities that can be tapped.
In terms of regions, North America remains the largest market for O&G PPE and generated $1,831.0 million in revenues, followed by Asia Pacific with revenues of $1,048.1 million in 2018. North America and Asia Pacific are expected to grow at CAGRs of 4.2 per cent and 4.1 per cent, respectively, during the 2018–2023 period.
“Owing to the rise in shale gas exploration, North America will continue to contribute the highest revenue in the O&G PPE market for the next three or four years,” stated Ramesh.
“Protective clothing and footwear segments are expected to witness robust growth while the demand for high-visibility clothing and fire-retardant garments remains strong.”
O&G PPE vendors can make the most of the growth opportunities in the market by:
- Leveraging online portals to give customers more direct access to the entire product portfolio and capturing data-driven insights.
- Forming strong partnerships between small and mid-sized companies or strategic acquisitions to create product differentiation and a sustainable brand.
- Focusing on countries or regions that offer high potential for growth in the oil and gas sector.
- Capturing end-user feedback in the form of voice of consumer analysis to help charter the direction of research and development and growth of the company.