Surface Vision and Inspection Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

Report ID: GMI4253

Summary Methodology

Surface Vision and Inspection Market size is expected to show significant growth from 2019 to 2025 due to growing demand for quality inspection and assurance coupled with recent technological advancements including faster image processors and accurate cameras. Increasing complexity in product design and manufacturing has led to a significant rise in product defects. To reduce such risks and maintain an edge over competitors, enterprises are focusing on strengthening their quality inspection systems. The significant technological improvements, such as high-resolution cameras, more powerful image processors, and robust software, have also led to the acceleration in inspection technology. Surface vision and inspection tools have now evolved into offering a wide array of precise, cost-effective, and low human involvement inspection services.

The tools offer significant reduction in wastage, increased product efficiency, lower production costs, and feedback analysis mechanisms that are useful for data analytics and AI applications. Strict government regulations and enforcement of quality compliance checks have also resulted in an increased demand for these tools. However, lack of expertise and low adoption rate by medium-sized enterprises have hindered surface vision and inspection market growth.

The surface vision and inspection market is segmented into components that include cameras, optics, lighting equipment, frame grabber, and hardware & software. Cameras will hold the majority of the segment as the images produced are accurate, sharper, and require less processing resources. The hardware & software segment is expected to have the highest growth due to increased demand for better image processing software and advanced prescriptive analytics solutions.

The electronics & electrical industry holds the major share in the surface vision and inspection market due to excessive usage of inspection systems in chip fabrication. Silicon wafers, embedded System on Chip (SoC), Integrated Circuits (IC), and processors increasingly make use of surface vision and inspection tools for faster and precise inspection. The automobile sector is expected to have the highest growth as increased complexity of assembly lines and its massive scale of production volume drive the use of surface vision and inspection tools.

North America held a significant surface vision and inspection market share in 2018 and is estimated to dominate the market over the forecast timeline. The rapid adoption of surface vision systems by Canada’s automotive industry to eliminate human inspection has contributed to market growth. The Canadian automotive industry aims at replacing 50% of human-based surface inspections by 2025 and nearly 95% by 2030. The presence of global market leaders Ametek (U.S.) and Creoform (Canada) in this region has also enabled SaaS-based offerings where enterprises can have their products inspected online without any infrastructure, requiring a camera and lighting solutions on their end.

The Asia Pacific surface vision and inspection market is expected to grow significantly due to the rapid increase in manufacturing activities, automation of production plants, and rise in investments in assembly line automation, especially in India, China, Taiwan, and South Korea. As per 2018 report from Quality Council of India, almost 80 million tons of products needed high precision quality inspection in India, an increase of 18% over 2017. Government-backed initiatives, such as Made in China 2025, aimed to transform China from low cost and quality market to high valued goods manufacturer while Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) initiative by the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India has propelled market growth in the region.

The prominent market players present in the market are focusing on strategic alliances and geographical expansion to enhance their features and offerings in the surface vision and inspection market. For instance, AMETEK Instruments Pvt., Ltd. entered the Indian market by setting up its technology solutions center in Bangalore, augmenting the development of electronic instruments and electromechanical products. In 2018, Cognex Corporation merged its surface vision division with AMETEK for USD 160 million. New product launches, such as DataLogic’s IMPACT 12.0 for vision-guided robotics, are being done at a rapid pace as enterprises move to leverage opportunities in this market.

Some of the key players operating in the surface vision and inspection market are Adept Technology, Inc., Allied Vision Technologies GmbH, ISRA Vision AG, AMETEK, Basler AG, Baumer Inspection, Cognex Corporation, Datalogic S.P.A, Edmund Optics, Inc., ETS SuperVision BV, Flir Systems, Industrial Vision Systems Ltd., Keyence Corporation, Matrox Imaging, Microscan Systems, Inc., Moritex Corporation, National Instruments Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Omron Corporation, Perceptron Inc., Sony Corporation, Teledyne DALSA Inc., and Vitronic GmbH.

Surface Vision and Inspection Market, By Component Type, 2014-2025 (USD Million)

  • Camera
  • Optics
  • Lighting Equipment
  • Frame Grabber
  • Hardware & Software

 Surface Vision and Inspection Market, By Application, 2014-2025 (USD Million)

  • Automotive
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Medical
  • Food & Beverages
  • Logistics & Postal Sorting
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand (ANZ)
    • South Korea
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • UAE

Company Profiles:

  • Adept Technology, Inc.
  • Allied Vision Technologies GmbH
  • Basler AG
  • Baumer Inspection
  • Cognex Corporation
  • Datalogic SPA
  • Edmund Optics Inc.
  • ETS SuperVision BV
  • Flir Systems
  • Industrial Vision Systems Ltd.
  • ISRA Vision AG
  • Keyence Corporation
  • Matrox Imaging
  • Microscan Systems, Inc.
  • Moritex Corporation
  • National Instruments Corporation
  • Omron Corporation
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Perceptron Inc.
  • Sony Corporation
  • Teledyne DALSA Inc.
  • Vitronic GmbH


What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2016 to 2020; Growth Projections: 2021 to 2027.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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