Hybrid solar wind market outlook: Rising global warming concerns coupled with energy crisis to stimulate the industry growth

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High urge for reliable power supply along with strict legislations to curb the release of GHG in the atmosphere will push hybrid solar wind market growth. Moreover, favorable government policies encouraging the use of renewable energy along with strict regulation executions for reducing power consumption is expected to positively influence the industry growth. According to a report by Global Market Insights, Inc., “Hybrid solar wind market value is forecast to hit USD 1.47 billion by 2024.” Furthermore, declining manufacturing costs of the components such as wind blades, solar panels, and wind turbines are expected to contribute considerably towards the market growth.

U.S. Hybrid Solar Wind Market size, by product, 2013 -2024 (MW)
U.S. Hybrid Solar Wind Market size, by product, 2013 -2024 (MW)

Hybrid solar wind systems find key applications across industrial, residential, and commercial sectors. High requirement for continuous electricity supply is anticipated to drive the hybrid solar wind industry revenue across the commercial sector. Hybrid solar wind market size in industrial sector worth USD 224 million in 2015, is anticipated to witness a significant growth over the coming years. Government efforts to minimize carbon emissions is expected to drive the growth. The rise in the number of electrification programs across the emerging economies, primarily concentrating on decentralizing the power generation, will boost the industry growth across the residential sector.

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Standalone and grid connected are the major products through which hybrid solar wind systems are deployed. Grid connected hybrid solar wind industry size is expected to record a CAGR of 10% over the period of 2016-2024. Net metering, low deployment costs, and feed in tariff are the key growth drivers. Standalone hybrid solar wind market revenue is expected to grow significantly over the coming years, owing to its cost-effectiveness as compared to grid connected products.

Below are the regional trends influencing hybrid solar wind market over 2016-2024

  • Growing investments across renewable energy projects is projected to drive Australia hybrid solar wind industry size over the next few years. The government of Australia has allocated USD 1 billion funds for clean energy technology projects.
  • Chile hybrid solar wind market revenue is anticipated to grow at a rate of 11% over the period of 2016-2024.
  • Shortage of power supply and high demand for off grid electricity will favor Nigeria hybrid solar wind industry outlook over the next few years.
  • South Africa hybrid solar wind industry revenue is expected to hit USD 12 million over the coming timeframe.
  • Government policies encouraging  the use of sustainable energy along with rural electrification programs are expected to boost India hybrid solar wind market trends.
  • U.S. hybrid solar wind industry will grow considerably over the coming years, driven by heavy focus on consumption of renewable energy along with beneficial government policies supporting energy conservation.

Market participants will try to enhance their ROI through product differentiation as well as technological innovations. Key industry participants include Blue Pacific Solar Product Inc., Alpha Windmills, Alternate Energy Company, ReGen Powertech, Unitron Energy System Private Limited, Polar Power Inc., Zenith Solar Systems, Gamesa, Grupo Dragon, and Supernova Technologies Private Limited.

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Increasing renewable energy demands to drive permanent magnet market over 2016-2024

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Shifting consumer focus towards the renewable energy sources, mainly wind energy will stimulate permanent magnet market share over the coming seven years. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Worldwide permanent magnet market is estimated to surpass a revenue of USD 50 billion by 2024, registering an annual growth rate of more than 10% over the period of 2016 to 2024.” AS per the study by Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), annual installation of the windmill will increase over 75GW capacity by 2019, which will boost the demand for global permanent magnet industry significantly.Moreover, climatic discussion at UNFCCC’s Cop 21 announced that, by 2050 all power generation should be emission free, which will fuel the requirement of wind energy projects thereby, the surging need of the magnet will drive the permanent magnet market trends notably. Furthermore, rising R&D investment to develop new and superior quality magnetic material is expected to boost the industry demand.

U.S. Permanent Magnet Market size, by application, 2013 – 2024 (USD Billion)

U.S. Permanent Magnet Market size, by application, 2013 - 2024 (USD Billion)

Energy generation, electronics, automotive are some of the prominent application areas of the permanent magnet market. Energy generation will be the major application segment and will record a CAGR of 10% over the coming seven years. The growth can be attributed to its escalating demand for wind energy projects. The automotive application will become a lucrative segment over the coming years, owing to the extensive usage of magnet for various motor accessories such as alternators, actuators, speakers, sensors, and meters. In addition, increasing demand for commercial vehicles and cars will fuel the global permanent magnet industry share considerably.

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Based on the product, permanent magnet market is mainly segmented into Aluminum–Nickel–Cobalt (AlNiCo), Ferrite, Samarium–Cobalt (SmCo), and Neodymium (NdFeB). Neodymium (NdFeB) based permanent magnet industry surpassed a revenue of USD 14 billion in 2015 and will exhibit a lucrative growth rate of over 10% over the coming seven years, owing to the capability of the NdFeB based magnet to generate products with good aesthetic features and light weight.

Considering the regional landscape, North America permanent magnet market collected a revenue about USD 4 billion in 2015 and is anticipated grow at a rate of 9% over the coming years of 2016 to 2024. U.S. automotive sector and wind energy projects will augment the regional industry growth significantly.

Asia Pacific permanent magnet industry size worth over USD 10 billion in 2015, is projected to grow noticeably over the coming timeframe, owing to its surging demand from electronic, wind energy and automobile sectors pertaining to the high growing production capability. India and China will be the major revenue pockets of the regional permanent magnet market.

The market players will invest heavily in R&D programs to gain more revenue over the coming years. Mergers & acquisitions will be the major business strategy adopted by the industry participants. Adams Magnetic Products Co., Inc., Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Hangzhou Permanent Magnet Group, Arnold Magnetic Technologies Corporation, Electron Energy Corporation, TDK Corporation, Molycorp Magnequench, and Anhui Earth-Panda Advance Magnetic Material Co. Ltd. are some of the notable industry players in the permanent magnet market.

Author NameSunil Hebbalkar

Electronic shelf label (ESL) market to witness increased demand from commercial applications over 2018-2024, rising number of technologically advanced innovations to alter the industry dynamics

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Increasing availability of automation solutions for the commercial sector has boosted the electronic shelf label (ESL) market revenue, which surpassed USD 450 million globally in 2017 in conjunction with the growing number of retail outlets. Products such as groceries or seasonal fruits can witness price fluctuations while the stacking of new products also raises difficulties for retail staff to manage and update the pricing tags. The necessity to save time and energy spent for inventory management at stores with a large number of items has directed businesses towards the electronic shelf label industry. ESLs not only allow for prices of various goods to be set quickly and simultaneously, but also offer accuracy and flexibility. The ever increasing customer base, the rising penchant for spending on consumables worldwide and the need for improving the bottom line of businesses will generate massive gains for the electronic shelf label market from the commercial segment over the coming years.

Germany ESL market size, by product, 2017 & 2024 (USD Million)
Germany ESL market size, by product, 2017 & 2024 (USD Million)

According to a key ESL manufacturer, replacing paper labels with the electronic ones could experience cost savings of up to 60%, while adopting a more responsive pricing method and creating a modern brand image. The electronic shelf label market will see tremendous demand from big supermarket and hypermarket companies for eliminating manual errors in updating prices, freeing up the staff’s time to increase productivity and to implement strategic pricing decisions. Groceries from a major part of everyday spending by billions of people around the globe, and supermarket chains undergo daily shelf rotation of essential items. In 2017, it was found that there were a total of 38,581 supermarkets in the U.S., indicating the growth potential for the electronic shelf label industry.

The International Grocery Research Organization has projected that the global grocery retail market will be adding sales of nearly USD 2.7 trillion by 2022, driven by growing population and higher spending on grocery products. Subsequently, multinational hypermarket chains have targeted global expansion for catering to the incessant demand for groceries as well as non-food retail items. SPAR, for instance, has been able to build lean practices and supply chain networks, and has over 12,500 stores in 44 countries throughout 4 continents. The company has been known to use ESLs for guaranteeing efficient pricing integrity and reducing costs, while letting consumers take advantage of visible prices for all kinds of products. SPAR has demonstrated the immense benefits to be accrued from switching to ESLs for product display, inventory management and warehousing, propagating the scope of the electronic shelf label market for the commercial segment.

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Companies have increasingly found it easy and affordable to integrate smart technologies into their retail businesses, where IT teams can deploy relevant systems to enhance the future of the business. Electronic retail brand have particularly found ESLs useful in enhancing store experience and executing pricing promotions or rolling out offers to customers. New York’s B&H Photo and Video is one such company which took advantage of the booming electronic shelf label industry, by installing three-color fully graphic ESLs to align pricing and promotions in a fast and accurate way. Managing ESLs centrally and securely through an enterprise platform wirelessly, B&H could program computers such that products can be scanned and mapped accordingly, making sure the right labels are updated at the right time.

Further innovations in the electronic shelf label industry will initiate the product penetration into less modernized commercial businesses, where people will realize the need for speedy product identification and pricing. To elaborate, the Findbox solution being offered by ESL specialist French company SES-imagotag represents a new take on making shopping easier and more convenient for consumers. When a used product is placed in Findbox, the system recognizes the right product and locates it on the store shelves, where LED on the digital price tags start flashing. As a result, customers can save precious time in searching several shelves and aisles and find the product they want to buy or replace, while displaying the correct and updated prices. The company has claimed its Findbox can automatically recognize products within 3 seconds and updates can be made in less than 1 second.

With the rising frequency of innovations in connectivity, IoT and smart technologies, the electronic shelf label market can be expected to transform significantly, supported by better accessibility to AI and cloud-based services. SES-imagotag, LG Innotek, M2Communication, CEST, Displaydata, Price AB and Teraoka Seiko Co. Ltd. are come key participants in the global electronic shelf label market, which is projected to exhibit a 13% CAGR from 2018 to 2024.

Author NamePankaj Singh

Vitamin E market outlook: Cosmetics & Dietary applications to offer dynamic growth opportunities over 2016-2024.

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Shifting consumer focus toward health and wellness benefits from vitamins consumption will surge the global vitamin E market. Increasing consciousness of adopting healthy food habits coupled with rise in spending capacity will significantly stimulate the vitamin E industry. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Vitamin E market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% over the period of 2016-2024.” Vitamin E has many benefits to the human health, including regulation of blood pressure, reproduction system, and in prevention of health problems. The trend of maintaining a healthy lifestyle which includes dietary supplements along with regular diets is equally popular across the developed as well as the developing economies. In addition to this, rising disposable incomes in these regions will boom the vitamin E industry in the coming years.

UK Vitamin E Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

UK Vitamin E Market size, by application, 2013-2024 (USD Million)

Furthermore, growing geriatric population base in U.S., Europe, and Japan has multiplied the use of medications for the cure of disorders coupled with precautionary supplements which will help to stay healthy and fit. This scenario has stimulated the need for mandatory intake of vitamin E from supplementary sources fueling the vitamin E market size.

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Based on products, vitamin E market is segmented into synthetic vitamin E and natural vitamin E. Natural vitamin E is further categorized into Tocopherol and Tocotrienols by products. Tocopherol is naturally found in fish, vegetable oils, nuts, and leafy vegetables. Tocopherols is projected to surpass USD 300 million by 2024, owing to rise in per capita income and consumers’ willingness to spend more on nutrition and dietary supplements. Europe and U.S. are the largest contributors to the overall consumption, as the majority of the population is inclined towards maintaining healthy lifestyles in turn boosting the vitamin E industry.

U.S. vitamin E market is set to witness escalating gains, owing to healthy food consumption and high disposable income. Moreover, healthcare regulations are also contributing in driving the regional growth. U.S. vitamin E market generated revenue over USD 50 million in 2015 and is estimated to grow considerably in the coming seven years.

Europe vitamin E market is projected to expand significantly due to increase in consumption of dietary supplements. Moreover, rising demand for high protein diets, particularly in Russia and Germany has slated the Europe animal feed market size. Rising prescriptions and recommended health supplements from the health professionals will further complement the regional industry growth.

Cosmetics applications in the vitamin E market is witnessing high growth rate increasing at 7% over the period of 2016-2024. The willingness to pay more for the products which prevents skin ageing and assures various other skin benefits with UV protection & moisture content for healthy and youthful skin will generate huge scope for vitamin E industry share in the coming seven years. Its usage in sunscreen and other cosmetics products where vitamin E helps in reducing inflammation on the skin will escalate the industry growth over the coming timeframe.

Dietary supplements application is another lucrative segment assuring heavy gains in the vitamin E industry. Rising demand for nutritional edibles in the form of powders, liquids, tablets, pills, and capsules particularly in the western countries will spur the vitamin E market growth. Dietary supplements vitamin E demand is expected to register a CAGR of 4% over the period of 2016-2024. Reduction of migraine headaches, strengthening of the immune system, controlling blood pressure levels, and protection from flu and cold are the major benefits obtained from the consumption of these dietary supplements.

Another profitable segment in the vitamin E industry is the animal nutrition market, which was worth USD 1 billion in 2015. Growing meat export from Asia Pacific countries will generate animal nutrition demand. Rising prevalence of livestock diseases has enabled the usage of better animal nutrition in turn driving the vitamin E market. Moreover, rising cattle breeding in China, India, Russia, and Brazil will generate heavy demand for Animal feed additives market. Synthetic vitamin E is a major product used in animal feed industry.

Asia Pacific dominated the global meat production, which was projected to be over 130 million tons. China vitamin E animal nutrition market worth USD 70 million in 2015, is anticipated to surge noticeably over the coming seven years.

Presently the vitamin E industry is highly competitive with emerging markets from India and China. Moreover, many other industry participants are focusing on investigating substitute sources to improve the characteristic of vitamin E.  The vitamin E market share is consolidated with top five industry participants catering to 50% of the global demand in 2015. The major market players include COFCO Tech Bioengineering DSM, BASF, American River Nutrition, Cargill, and ADM.

Author NameOjaswita Kutepatil

uPVC-based windows & doors market to gain mass acclaim over 2018-2024, rising inclination toward smart homes to fuel the product demand

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The fundamental driving force behind the growth of windows & doors market is the escalating infrastructure development prevalent across the residential and commercial sectors. Of late, most of the homeowners have been giving preference to high performance, attractive, and custom crafted products. Given the subsequently escalating demand for customized windows and doors, architects have been rapidly focusing on the improvisation of product design and development.

In the United States, for instance, near the Gippsland lakes, most of the homeowners have installed LEGG windows and doors, through which occupants have the privilege of capturing the beautiful view of the lake from every window in the house. Apart from the U.S., countries across the Middle East and Europe have also been heavily investing in innovative product design for commercial zones such as shopping malls and restaurants, which will favorably influence windows & doors industry share.

 

U.S. Windows and doors Market Size, By Material, 2012 – 2024 (USD Billion)
U.S. Windows and doors Market Size, By Material, 2012 – 2024 (USD Billion)

One of the most iconic developments in windows & doors market is the recent announcement by a select group of Norwegian architects stating that they are in the process of designing the first European underwater restaurant. Built with concrete, this spectacular edifice encompasses a 36-feet wide and 13-feet tall panoramic acrylic window that will be able to withstand the harsh undersea environment. Thus, having recognized the importance of strength and weight, architects have been giving preference to uPVC materials, since they are endowed with the characteristics of sound and thermal insulation. In 2017 alone, uPVC material held more than 50% of the overall windows & doors market share. Driven by the demand for lightweight, energy efficient products, windows & doors market size from uPVC material will register a CAGR of 4% over 2018-2024.

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Apart from uPVC based products, since the last few years, aluminum has gained popularity across windows & doors market. It has been observed that aluminum building components are being extensively used across the residential zones in Kenya, as these products offer several benefits such as durability, strength, light weight, less cost, and an aesthetically pleasant appearance. Furthermore, aluminum is strong enough to withstand calamities and is sufficiently flexible, on account of which manufacturers will have the freedom to develop a myriad range of designs. In order to increase the shelf life of building components, consumers have been inclining toward aluminum of late, which has considerably fueled windows & doors industry share.

Taking into account the proliferating trend of smart homes, participants in windows & doors market are revolutionizing their product pipeline with the help of new technologies such as sensors and IoT. Recently, the U.S. based Pella Corporation deployed wireless technology to increase the security system of windows and doors. In order to commercialize the product, the company teamed up with Resolution Products, one of the well-known providers of wireless solutions. This technology would be installed in windows and doors during the manufacturing process and would offer security to consumers without impacting the aesthetic properties of product. Thus, the shifting focus of the manufacturers toward development of innovative and advanced products is likely to augment windows & doors market outlook.

The ongoing trend prevalent in windows & doors market is that of renovating historic buildings with energy efficient windows. Due to the lack of funding for refurbishments from regional governments, engineers have been looking out for cost-effective and highly strong products that can be incorporated in building design. The increasing need to save energy has led to a major percentage of homeowners giving preference to energy efficient products, which will suitably propel overall windows & doors market size, slated to cross a mammoth valuation of USD 260 billion by 2024.

Author NameSunil Hebbalkar

 

Barcode Printers Market to be strongly characterized by extensive product innovations and strategic alliances, global revenue to exceed USD 3.5 billion by 2024

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In recent times, barcode printers market has been witnessing rapid expansion owing to the cutting-edge products being unveiled by prominent industry players and their consistent adoption of strategic growth tactics. Citing an instance of the latest product innovation, Printronix Auto ID Inc., one of the global leaders partaking in industrial barcode printing industry, has launched a high-performance thermal barcode printer, the T6000. Equipped with advanced features such as an enhanced print speed of 14 inches per second, an interactive screen which lowers downtime, postscript and pdf support for complex labelling requirements, and improved RFID capabilities, this product is indeed revolutionary.

It would also be imperative to state that this latest thermal barcode printer seamlessly integrates with any network infrastructure with plug and play facility and comes with unique online data validation process which assists in producing barcodes that eliminate exorbitant compliance fees. Such dynamic and encouraging technological advancements in product development are set to favorably influence the growth prospects of barcode printers market in the upcoming years. According to research analysts, the global barcode printers industry size stood at USD 2.4 billion in 2017.

UK barcode printers market, by application, 2017 & 2024 (USD Million)
UK barcode printers market, by application, 2017 & 2024 (USD Million)

Thermal barcode printers have indeed found commendable traction over the years in various industry domains due to their outstanding thermal transfer technology. Embedded in thermal barcode printers, this technology offers long-lasting labeling applications, which have in turn found extensive usage in printing cards, magazines, posters, picking and shipping labels, receipts, and books. Evidently, the adoption of these printers has had a major impact on barcode printers market outlook. Indeed, thermal-based printers account for more than 65% of the overall industry share and are likely to gain commendable returns in the ensuing years owing to their excellent durability and low operational costs.

Concurrently, the diverse applications of barcode printers are increasingly being deployed in the healthcare industry. Noteworthy applications such as desktop barcode printers in particular, are contemplated as an ideal product for the healthcare industry, as they have helped boost the efficiency and productivity of medical care operations. The product has emerged to be of immense use in hospitals as it offers accurate patient information, enhanced medicine administration, parcel post, specimen collection and identification, shipping/receiving labels and patient identification. The growing demand for products such as barcode-based wristbands for patient identification will thus drive desktop barcode printers market trends over 2018-2024.

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Meanwhile, it would be well advised to enumerate the challenges that would impede the growth potential of barcode printers industry in the longer run. The vertical apparently, has been marred by the low printing quality of labels, add to it the rising prominence of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. In the years to come however, these restraints are likely to take on a turn for the better, as companies continue to conduct R&D activities to develop innovative solutions with a high level of reliability.

Speaking of the regional expansion outlook, Europe barcode printers market is likely to garner appreciable return in the coming years. This growth can be primarily attributed to the rising deployment of these products to improve customer experience and visibility. The ability of these systems to enhance efficiency and lower costs incurred through errors in shipping, packing, and manual input enables companies to achieve high Return on Investment (ROI), thereby impelling the regional barcode printers industry share.

This business fraternity is anticipated to witness intense competition among the major industry players such as Printonix Auto Id Inc., Epson America Inc., Toshiba Tec Corporation, Zebra Technologies, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility, Dascom, Printek, Seiko Epson Corporation and Godex International Co. Ltd., etc. In a bid to strengthen their positions across the vertical, companies have been highly vigilant as far as conducting robust collaborations and alliances is concerned, as enumerated by the partnership between the leading barcode printers’ producer, Epson America Inc. and the barcode labeling software manufacturer TEKLYNX International. The alliance features the seamless integration of TEKLYNX barcode label design software and Epson’s inkjet color label printer that would provide GHS-compliant chemical barcode labeling for all the sizes in the manufacturing industry.

As the adoption of lucrative growth tactics among market participants surges in the years ahead, barcode printers industry trends are likely to undergo a major transformation. Having been pegged at a valuation of 3 million units in terms of shipments in 2017, barcode printers market size has been forecast to register a CAGR of 5% over 2018-2024.

Author NameSaif Ali Bepari

Worldwide Automated Fare Collection (AFC) System market outlook: Transportation Infrastructure to drive the industry dynamically over 2016-2023

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The growing adoption of electronic payments and integrated ticketing system across the globe will stimulate automated fare collection (AFC) system market trends. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Global Automated Fare Collection (AFC) System market worth USD 4.51 billion in 2015, will exhibit an annual growth rate of 10.4% over the period of 2016 to 2023.” Transportation infrastructure will drive AFC system industry extensively, as it is used for maintaining customers log, estimating best fare calculation and to check relevant discounts. The implementation of AFC system across the various sectors such as transportation will offer benefits like improved revenue management and fraud prevention.

UK automated fare collection system market size, by technology, 2012 – 2023 (USD Million)

UK automated fare collection system market size, by technology, 2012 - 2023 (USD Million)

Automated fare collection system industry comprises technologies such as optical character recognition (OCR), magnetic strip, near field communication (NFC), and smart cards. OCR technology is extensively used to generate receipts and tickets. The near field communication technology is projected to record a CAGR of 12.3% over the coming six years, owing to the high demand for this technology owing to its high degree of compatibility. In addition, NFC is a user-friendly technology, which will add benefit over other alternatives such as QR codes and BLE (Bluetooth low-energy). Smart card accounted for 30% of the worldwide automated fare collection system market revenue in 2015 and will display eye-catching growth opportunities over the coming timeline. The smart cards offer favorable features such as portability, low complexity, and reliability, which influence the industry trends considerably.

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Based on the component, AFC industry is mainly segmented into hardware and software. The hardware segment worth more than USD 2.2 billion in 2015, is expected to witness a CAGR of 10.4% over the period of 2016 to 2023. To reduce the complexity as well as to improve the efficiency of the AFC system, software-based technical support has deployed by the software developers and firms which will provide software development kits, database management systems, middleware, mobile platforms, server solutions. Many of the transportation agencies are increasingly looking for software based AFC system, which will stimulate software automated fare collection system industry size lucratively.

Geographically, Asia Pacific automated fare collection system market will collect a revenue of more than USD 2.5 billion by 2023, owing to the escalating transit projects across this region. China and India will be the major revenue contributor.

North America automated fare collection system market was predominantly driven  by U.S in 2015 and is anticipated to continue its dominance over the coming years. U.S. AFC system industry size will grow significantly by registering a CAGR of 9% over the coming six years. The growth can be attributed to the mounting intelligent transportation system market (ITS), which is anticipated to surpass a revenue of USD 45 billion by 2023.

The market players will invest heavily in the R&D activities to meet customer needs as well as to improve product range over the coming years. The collaboration and joint venture are some of the key strategies adopted by the industry participants to gain enhanced business share. Cubic Systems, Thales Group, Samsung, LG, Omron Corporation, Advance Card Systems, NXP Semiconductors, and Atos are some of the leading companies in the AFC market.

Author NameSunil Hebbalkar