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Shock Sensor Market Analysis Report By Type, By Material, By End Use, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17619994  |  Published: August 2020  |  No of Pages: 163
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Sensors

Industry Insights

The global shock sensor market size was accounted for USD 583.7 million in 2018 and expected to grow with a CAGR of 17.2% during the forecast period, from 2019 to 2025. The market is expected to have significant growth during the forecast period due to the rising application of shock sensors in various end-use industries. Automotive, consumer electronics, and aerospace have increased the usage of shock sensors to increase overall productivity. In addition, Factors like product innovation, increasing usage of shock sensors for goods shifting and smart city projects are other key factors anticipated to fuel the product demand in the next few years.

Shock sensors are also worked as glass-break sensors in commercial and residential buildings, automobiles, and burglar alarms to trigger an alarm in case of forced entry. The several usages of shock sensors in consumer electronics are projected to open new avenues for market growth over the forecast period. Features of these sensors to record data and the ability to sustain in a harsh environment are anticipated to further flourish the market growth.

North America shock sensors marketShock senses play a vital role to trigger an alarm in an industrial plant in case the machine starts malfunctioning and the shocks and vibrations crossed the predetermined levels. This creates new opportunities for offering maintenance packaging and guarantee of machines revival in minimal time. For example, ABB’s multi-sensor ecosystem is also performing as PaaS and includes multiple sensors attached to the motor in the machine. Hence, this machine helps to track, run and monitor data to evaluate the longevity of machines and enhanced their functioning to reduce downtime considerably. 

Shock sensors also play an important role while shipping goods from one place to another. They act as an indicator when fragile packaged equipment is in transit. The indicator changes the color in case of fragile equipment is damaged or scratched during shipping. This indicator helps the distributor to claim insurance for damaged or scratched products.

A number of industrial manufactures are using these visual labels attached to their goods. In addition, the rising penetration of personal computers and smartphones is also expected to propel market growth over the forecast period. Several manufactures offer proactive maintenance and remote monitoring to enable companies to identify technical problems, track machine functioning through computers or smartphones. These services enable companies to increase productivity and reduce the risk of machine malfunctioning.

Type Insights

On the basis of types, the shock sensor market is fragmented into piezoelectric, strain gage, piezoresistive, capacitors, and others. The strain gauge type is projected to have steady growth during the forecast period. Strain gage sensors work superior in a multi-sensor setup and they record vibrations and shocks more accurately as compared to other sensors used in the network. Hence, the strain gauge shock sensor is expected to register the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2025, especially in the Asia Pacific and North American regions.

The piezoelectric sensors segment is projected to have considerable growth during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the rising usage of these sensors for measuring shocks & vibrations and other advantages like easy adaptability and inherent ruggedness. These sensors are manufactured by either crystalline quartz or ceramic material to observe changes in vibrations that occur due to continuous mechanical stress on equipment.

Materials Insights

Based on material, the market is bifurcated into quartz, tourmaline, gallium phosphate, and salts. Quartz material is easily available and manufacturers majorly prefer to use natural material to manufacture sensors due to its inertness and ruggedness to chemical reactions. These properties associated with quartz material are expected to propel the growth of this segment during the forecast period.

For underwater explorations, tourmaline material is majorly preferred by manufacturers to manufacture shock sensors. Gallium phosphate is a synthesized chemical used to produce shock sensors, as it can operate at around 10000Cin a harmful environment. Therefore, gallium phosphate is expected to have the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, especially in the Asia Pacific and North American regions.

The shock sensors’ manufacturers commonly prefer gallium phosphate and quartz for their better properties. However, there are some adverse effects of gallium phosphate due to the ability to chemically react with carbon dioxide and other metals. This chemical reaction has led to toxins produced in the environment. To overcome these issues, various universities are striving to come up with eco-friendly gallium phosphate.

End-Use Insights

Based on end-use, the market is segmented into automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace, industrial, and others. The usage of shock sensors is increasing in aerospace and defense sectors, especially in North America and Asia Pacific regions during the forecast period. The growing investment in the defense sector and rising use of shock sensors in military equipment are major factors to propel market growth.

Europe shock sensors market Moreover, rising terrorist attacks and other aggressive activities are influencing governments across the globe to invest in the aerospace and defense sector. Thus, shock sensors are majorly used in actuation systems and flight controls; they are also used to measure force and torque in actuation and braking systems. The demand for these sensors is also gaining popularity in consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial segments.

The other application included in this report is construction, oil, and gas industries. The application of these sensors in these sectors is projected to increase in the next few years. Shock sensors are increasingly installed in sports helmets due to their small and compact size. They transfer and record technical data to users’ smartphones; thereby allows users to receive real-time data for medical assistance immediately in case of an injury.

Regional Insights

In 2018, North America led the shock sensors market due to the existence of a large number of infrastructures in various industries and advanced after-sale services offered by sensor manufacturers. Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to the significant growth of industrial manufacturing, aerospace &defense, automotive, and consumer electronics sectors. In the Middle East & Africa, frequent exploration of oil and gas is a key factor to augment the growth of this region.

The cost of a shock sensor is projected to reduce during the forecast period. Factors like intense competition, technological advancement, and other factors are responsible for to decline in the shock sensor cost. The demand for these sensors is expected to gain traction across various industries such as communication, industrial and automotive sectors. Therefore, sales of shock sensors are projected to increase in the Asia Pacific and North American regions over the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19

Industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, and others have been disrupted due to the outbreak of COVID-19. To avoid the spread of coronavirus infection, governments across the nation announced lockdown which has stopped manufacturing operations and also shut down leading brand showrooms across various end-use industries. These factors have slowed down the growth of several industries including automotive and consumer electronics, thereby the adoption of shock sensors by these industry manufacturers to complete finished products is decreased. However, several IT companies and educational institutes have adopted remote working processes which have led to increasing demand for laptops, smartphones, and other devices. This factor is expected to boost the market growth in the pandemic situation.

Shock Sensors Market Share Insights

The prominent players operating in this market are Climax Technology Co. Ltd.; PCB Piezotronics Inc.; Dytran Instruments Inc.; Meggitt SA; Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; i1Biometrics SignalQuest, LLC; Spotsee; Mobitron AB; Honeywell International, Inc; IMI Sensors and TE Connectivity.

Due to rising intense competition, key players are implementing several strategies such as partnerships with well-established players, investing in R & D, and establishing production plants to enter emerging regions. For example, IMI Sensors introduced the smallest model of shock sensors with high-frequency responses as well as resistance to survive in a harsh environment.

Major companies are concentrating on having R&D infrastructure in their plants to emphasize product innovation. The robust distribution network of market players in multiple countries also enables large companies to build up their position in the global market.

Report Scope



The base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, China, India, Japan, Brazil, and Colombia

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Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, and growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Million Insight has segmented the global shock sensor market report based on type, material, end-use, and region:

• Type Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Piezoelectric
    • Piezoresistive
    • Capacitors
    • Strain Gage

• Material Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Tourmaline
    • Quartz
    • Salts
    • Gallium Phosphate

• End-Use Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace
    • Industrial
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
    • North America
        • The U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
        • U.K.
        • Germany
    • Asia Pacific
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
    • Latin America
        • Brazil
        • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa

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