Western European Industrial Hand Protection Market, Forecast to 2023

Western European Industrial Hand Protection Market, Forecast to 2023

The Western European industrial hand protection market is heading towards consolidation owing to merger and acquisition (M&A) activities. The market has witnessed shifting trends from silicone-based products to nitrile-based gloves. Rising demand for less bulky, thin, and durable hand protection has resulted in the development of materials that offer greater comfort without compromising on comfort and protective features. Polyester and nylon have been used where protection against minor abrasions is required. High-performance Polyethylene (HPPE) offers superior levels of cut protection. Product innovation and diversified product offering are the two key factors that will help market participants to remain competitive in the market. M&A activities are a key strategy adopted by top market participants to expand their geographic reach and to strengthen their product offerings.

To strengthen their brand value, manufacturers are placing greater emphasis on product differentiation, as customers have become more sophisticated and specific about their requirements. Mechanical gloves continue to have the highest demand. Increasing adoption of these gloves in the majority of end-use industries makes it the largest product segment. Rising demand for application-specific gloves is expected to support the demand for special protection gloves. Germany accounts for the largest market share. Factors such as highly qualified labour force and steady growth in manufacturing industries are expected to support the demand for industrial hand protection in the regional market. Ansell continues to account for the largest market share. Company’s focus on product innovation and strengthening distributor–customer relationship through channel partnership programme has helped the company to strengthen its market presence Quality and innovation are the key competitive factors.

Furthermore, regional regulatory updates have made it compulsory for personal protective equipment (PPE) distributors to be responsible for the quality of PPE products made available in the market. Thus, rising demand for good quality products is expected to support the revenue growth during the forecast period. Fluctuating raw material prices often result in increased final cost of the product. Higher prices can be a challenge for manufacturers and distributors, especially when selling to price-sensitive end users. Germany is Europe’s biggest automotive market, and around 20% of domestic industry revenue was generated by the automotive industry. This is likely to propel the demand for gloves that offer higher cut as well as chemical protection. Ansell continues to account for the largest market share. Extensive hand protection portfolio and focus on research and development to introduce new products have helped the company to achieve a competitive edge over other market participants. Construction and manufacturing industries continue to dominate the demand for industrial hand protection market. Rising end-user demand for gloves that offer higher puncture, cut, impact, and abrasion resistance are expected to support the demand during the forecast period. The price of hand protection is not only limited to the purchase price but it also depends upon the product performance and the magnitude to which it can reduce hand injuries and expenses related to it. Safety expenditure is important, especially for small participants that often have limited safety budget. Laundering helps to increase the service life of the product and also costs less than purchasing a glove after each use. Majority of non-disposable gloves can be laundered twice or thrice. Furthermore, installing vending machines or asking the workers to obtain the gloves by raising a request will prevent the workers from disposing gloves prematurely. Prices for gloves range from €0.4 to €500 depending upon the level and type of hand protection required across end-use industries. With the growth of high-end products, the average market price is expected to grow. Most of this growth is likely to be seen in the cut-protection and special gloves segment.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Overview—Segmentation
    • Trends in Western Europe Industrial Hand Protection Market
    • Total Hand Protection Market—Regulations, 2015–2023
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Manufacturing Techniques
    • Market Distribution Channels
  • Drivers and Restraints—Western Europe Industrial Hand Protection Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends—Total industrial Hand Protection Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Industrial Hand Protection Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Pricing Trends
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Total Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by End-use Industries
    • Revenue Forecast by End-use Industries
      • Table Total Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by End-use Industries, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Revenue Forecast by End-use Industries Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Revenue Forecast by Region Discussion
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis—Total Industrial Hand Protection Market
    • Market Share
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Competitive Environment
    • Top Competitors—SWOT Analysis
  • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective on the Western Europe Industrial Hand Protection Industry
    • CEO's 360 Degree Perspective
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1—Demand for Hand Protection That Combines Better Cut Resistance and Comfort
    • Growth Opportunity 2—Innovation to Act as a Catalyst for Companies to Achieve Higher Market Share
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Mechanical Protection Gloves Market Analysis
    • Overview and Introduction
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Mechanical Protection Gloves Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Mechanical Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Mechanical Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Mechanical Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Mechanical Protection Gloves—Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Mechanical Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Mechanical Protection Gloves—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Mechanical Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Mechanical Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product
    • Mechanical Protection Gloves—Competitive Environment
  • Chemical Protection Gloves Market Analysis
    • Overview and Introduction
    • Chemical Protection Gloves—Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Chemical Protection Gloves: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Chemical Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Chemical Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Chemical Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Chemical Protection Gloves—Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Chemical Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Chemical Protection Gloves—Competitive Environment
  • Thermal Protection Gloves Market Analysis
    • Overview and Introduction
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Thermal Protection Gloves: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Thermal Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Thermal Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Thermal Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Thermal Protection Gloves—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Thermal Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Thermal Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Thermal Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product
    • Thermal Protection Gloves—Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Thermal Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Thermal Protection Gloves Competitive Environment
  • Special Protection Gloves Market Analysis
    • Overview and Introduction
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Special Protection Gloves: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Special Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Special Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Special Protection Gloves—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Special Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Special Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Special Protection Gloves—Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Special Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast by Country, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Anti-vibration and Anti-impact Gloves—Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Anti-vibration and Anti-impact Gloves: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Anti-vibration and Anti-impact Protection Gloves— Revenue Forecast
      • Table Anti-vibration and Impact Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Anti-vibration and Anti-impact Protection Gloves— Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Anti-syringe Protection Gloves—Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Anti-syringe Protection Gloves: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Anti-syringe Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Anti-syringe Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Anti-syringe Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Electric Insulation Protection Gloves—Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Electric Insulation Gloves: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Electric Insulation Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Electric Insulation Protection Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Electric Insulation Protection Gloves—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Critical Environment Gloves—Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Critical Environment Gloves: Market Engineering Measurements, Western Europe, 2018
    • Critical Environment Gloves—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Critical Environment Gloves: Revenue Forecast, Western Europe, 2015–2023
    • Critical Environment Gloves—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Special Protection Gloves—Competitive Environment
  • Germany Analysis
    • Germany—Market Overview
    • Germany—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, Germany, 2015–2023
    • Germany—Percent Revenue by Product
    • Germany—Revenue Forecast by Product
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, Germany, 2015–2023
    • Germany—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Germany—Competitive Environment
  • France Analysis
    • France—Market Overview
    • France—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, France, 2015–2023
    • France—Percent Revenue by Product
    • France—Revenue Forecast by Product
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, France, 2015–2023
    • France—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • France—Competitive Environment
  • The UK and Ireland Analysis
    • The UK and Ireland—Market Overview
    • The UK and Ireland—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, UK and Ireland, 2015–2023
    • The UK and Ireland—Percent Revenue by Product
    • The UK and Ireland—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, UK and Ireland, 2015–2023
    • The UK and Ireland—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • The UK and Ireland—Competitive Environment
  • Scandinavia Analysis
    • Scandinavia—Market Overview
    • Scandinavia—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, Scandinavia, 2015–2023
    • Scandinavia—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Scandinavia—Revenue Forecast by Product
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, Scandinavia, 2015–2023
    • Scandinavia—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Scandinavia—Competitive Environment
  • Alpine Analysis
    • Alpine—Market Overview
    • Alpine—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, Alpine, 2015–2023
    • Alpine—Percent Revenue by Product
    • Alpine—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, Alpine, 2015–2023
    • Alpine—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Alpine—Competitive Environment
  • Italy Analysis
    • Italy—Market Overview
    • Italy—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, Italy, 2015–2023
    • Italy—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Italy—Revenue Forecast by Product
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, Italy, 2015–2023
    • Italy—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Italy—Competitive Environment
  • Benelux Analysis
    • Benelux—Market Overview
    • Benelux—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, Benelux, 2015–2023
    • Benelux—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Benelux—Revenue Forecast by Product
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, Benelux, 2015–2023
    • Benelux—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Benelux—Competitive Environment
  • Iberia Analysis
    • Iberia—Market Overview
    • Iberia—Revenue Forecast
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast, Iberia, 2015–2023
    • Iberia—Percent Revenue by Product
    • Iberia—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Industrial Hand Protection Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, Iberia, 2015–2023
    • Iberia—Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Iberia—Competitive Environment
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Total Hand Protection Market—Company-Product Matrix, Western Europe, 2015–2023

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