The APAC automatic door sensors market is expected to grow from US$ 276.60 million in 2019 to US$ 448.90 million by 2027; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.3 % from 2020 to 2027. The COVID-19 outbreak has brought various industries to a standstill due to restrictions imposed on travel, shortage of raw materials, unavailability of labor, and shutdown of manufacturing plants. However, the safety measures recommended by health authorities to control the spread of the virus have compelled commercial and other organizations to implement advanced technologies such as automatic doors, robots, and real-time location services (RTLS); these technologies, along with connectivity technologies such as 5G and Wi-Fi enable them to ensure the compliance of social distancing norms in their premises. Moreover, due to increasing hygiene-related concerns at places such as hospitals, transportation hubs, restaurants, and offices, the adoption of automatic doors has increased, as they confer benefits such as convenience, privacy, and flexibility. Additionally, at food factories, wherein hygiene is the first priority of plant operators, automatic doors help them meet the sanitation norms. Moreover, the automatic door manufacturers may focus on expanding their clientele by including public transport infrastructure to maintain hygiene levels and avoid providing favorable conditions for new epidemics.
The COVID-19 has severely affected APAC countries, especially India. The region is one of the crucial geographic segment for the future growth of the market, owing to the presence of developing countries such as China, Japan, and India. These countries are characterized by a high industrial presence, positive economic outlook, and favorable government policies, which provide immense growth opportunities for the automatic door sensors market. However, the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has caused massive disruptions in the growth of various sectors in the region. According to the National Statistical Office (NSO) data, the manufacturing sector output declined by 20.6% in May 2020 compared to the 3.1% rise in May 2019; this is mainly due to travel restrictions, manufacturing plant shutdown, and raw material and workforce unavailability. However, the increasing number of projects for the development of new airports in countries such as China and India is expected to provide growth opportunities to the automatic door sensor market players. On the other hand, Japan, South Korea, and Australia are still combating the virus, which is impacting their respective industrial economy, thus limiting the market growth in the region.
The North America automatic door sensors market, based on type, is segmented into microwave sensors, infrared sensors, laser sensors, and others; the infrared sensors segment is expected register the highest CAGR during forecast period. Infrared sensors transfer and measure reflection levels of infrared light; any variation in the properties of reflected waves indicates the presence of an object or a person withing a detection area, triggering sensor relay activation. This type of sensors has a potential to detect static presence and movement of any object, which makes them suitable for opening doors while maintaining pedestrian safety. Hotron Ltd., a company in APAC, offers active infrared sensors capable of monitoring and self-adjusting in real-time. This sensor performance is associated with the lower occurrences of false door activations. SSR-3 and HR100-CT are the infrared sensors manufactured by Hotron Ltd., which are designed with sliding door activation and safety features. Advantages of infrared sensors include static detection ability, greater pedestrian safety, real-time self-adjusting capability, etc., which are bolstering their demand in APAC.
The APAC automatic door sensors market size has been derived using both primary and secondary sources. To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the APAC automatic door sensors market. The process also serves the purpose of obtaining overview and forecast for the APAC automatic door sensors market with respect to all the segments pertaining to the region. Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants typically involved in this process include industry expert such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers?along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders?specializing in the APAC automatic door sensors market. BBC Bircher AG, BEA, GEZE GmbH, Hotron Ltd, Nabtesco Corporation, Ningbo Eimage Studio Equipment Co., Ltd, and Pepperl+Fuchs are among a few players operating in the market in this region.