Personal Protective Equipment Distribution Trends in Western Europe
The Western European personal protective equipment (PPE) distribution market is estimated at € billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of to % between 2014 and 2019.
The PPE distribution market is rapidly consolidating, with aggressive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) from general industrial distributors with the aim of increased safety specialization.
Bunzl plc, Brammer plc, Grainger inc, Sonepar, and Ahlsell are some of the general industrial distributors that have made noteworthy acquisitions in the past few years.
Top Distribution Trends
Distributors continue to dominate the sales route to the market for PPE in Western Europe.
Top market trends include increased penetration of office supply companies and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) in PPE; growth of PPE vending machines; and increasing importance of services.
About this report
The study analyses the personal protection equipment distribution market in Western Europe. The study discusses regional trends, types of distributors, emerging new channels, and top distribution trends in the market. Market estimates and product and regional splits are provided for the base year 2014. Products covered are basic workwear, above-the-neck protection, respiratory protection, protective gloves, protective clothing, protective footwear, fall protection, and gas detectors. The regional scope includes Germany, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, France, Italy, Scandinavia, Benelux, Iberia, and Alpine.
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