Personal Protective Equipment Market in India 2017-2021

  • Published: Aug 2017
  • Pages: 109
  • SKU: IRTNTR15015

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This market research study identifies 3M India, Honeywell, Karam Industries, Mallcom India, and MSA Safety as the leading players in the personal protective equipment market in India. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by product category (head and arm protection, protective clothing, foot and leg protection, head and face protection, eye protection, respiratory protection, fall protection, and hearing protection), by end-user (automotive industry, mining industry, construction industry, steel and metal fabrication industry, oil and gas industry, pharmaceuticals industry, cement industry, municipality, government, and other institutions, renewable energy sector, and healthcare industry), and by distribution channel (organized and unorganized).

Overview of the personal protective equipment market in India

Technavio’s market research report identifies that the robust growth of the healthcare industry will be one of the primary growth drivers for the growth of the personal protective equipment market in India till 2021. Technavio’s market research analysts predict that this market will grow at a CAGR of more than 13% by 2021. The Indian healthcare industry is witnessing a rising prevalence of contagious diseases and viruses such as Zika virus and H1N1. This compels them to take protective measures to ensure cleanliness and safe treatment. As a result, the healthcare industry in India is extensively spending on personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gowns, gloves, and masks for doctors and patients. Furthermore, the industry is also experiencing a growth in the demand for PPE products such as protective clothing for hand and arm and respiratory protection.

One of the key trends that will gain traction in the personal protective equipment market in India is the introduction of smart solutions in PPE. Manufacturers are introducing smart and technology-oriented PPE and app-based services with sensors, Bluetooth, and wireless technology for workers. This will help users track workers, send equipment replacement alerts, quick response simulation, monitor the task executed by workers, and provide a timely backup of data.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The personal protective equipment market in India is highly fragmented due to the presence of many local and international competitors. According to the personal protective equipment market analysis, the key vendors are increasingly focusing on offering high-performance and multi-featured products by adopting innovative technologies and using advanced materials.

Key vendors in this market are -

  • 3M India
  • Honeywell
  • Karam Industries
  • Mallcom India
  • MSA Safety

Other prominent vendors in the market include Armstrong Products, Bata Industrials, DuPont, Joseph Leslie, Kimberley-Clark, Lindström, Neo Safety Products, Super Safety Services, Sure Safety, Tara Lohia, Udyogi, and Venus Safety & Health.

Segmentation by product category and analysis of the personal protective equipment market in India

  • Head and arm protection
  • Protective clothing
  • Foot and leg protection
  • Head and face protection
  • Eye protection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Fall protection
  • Hearing protection

Based on the personal protective equipment market report, the hand and arm protection segment accounted for the majority market share during 2016 due to the increasing demand for PPE from manufacturing, construction, and chemical industries. These industries purchase hand and arm protection equipment on a large scale because they are highly prone to hazards. 

Segmentation by end-user and analysis of the personal protective equipment market in India

  • Automotive industry
  • Mining industry
  • Construction industry
  • Steel and metal fabrication industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Pharmaceuticals industry
  • Cement industry
  • Municipality, government, and other institutions
  • Renewable energy sector
  • Healthcare industry

The automotive sector in India is witnessing growth due to the rise in the working and middle-class population. Lower excise duties, automotive mission plans, and the constitution of national electric mobility mission plan 2020 are some of the government policies that drives the growth of the automotive industry. This in turn, will boost the demand for personal protective equipment in this end-user segment. The personal protective equipment market size in india is expected to grow in the forthcoming years.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the personal protective equipment market in India?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the personal protective equipment market in India?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the personal protective equipment market in India?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the personal protective equipment market in India?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of India?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the personal protective equipment market in India?

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Introduction

  • Parent market: Global PPE Market

PART 04: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Five forces analysis

PART 05: Market segmentation by product category

  • PPE market in India by product segmentation
  • Market size and forecast

PART 06: Market segmentation by end-user

  • PPE market in India by end-user segmentation
  • Market size and forecast

PART 07: Market segmentation by distribution channel

  • Market overview
  • PPE market in India through organized channel
  • PPE market in India through unorganized channel

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 10: Market trends

  • Trade shows, trainings, and workshops by vendors to create awareness of PPE
  • Integration of e-commerce channels for procurement of PPE
  • Increasing use of high-visibility protective clothing at construction sites
  • Introduction of smart solutions in PPE

PART 11: Vendor landscape

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • 3M India
  • Honeywell
  • Karam Industries
  • Mallcom India
  • MSA Safety
  • Product portfolio analysis
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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