Latin America Proximity Sensors Market - Growth, Trends, Forecasts (2020 - 2025)

The Latin America Proximity Sensors Market is Segmented By Technology (Inductive, Capacitive, Photoelectric, Magnetic), End User (Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Food and Beverage), and Country.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2020-2025

Base Year:

2019

CAGR:

6.25 %

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Market Overview

The Latin American Proximity Sensors Market is expected to reach a CAGR of 6.25% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025). Smartphone manufacturers are deploying proximity sensors in their product lines. This is directly impacting the demand. For instance, in October 2020, Huawei Y7a has been launched as the corporate’s newest price range smartphone, a rebranded Huawei P Smart 2021. The new mannequin comes with a hole-punch show and gives quad rear cameras. Sensors onboard embrace an accelerometer, ambient gentle, magnetometer, and a proximity sensor. The cellphone additionally has a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant that is limited to the Latin American markets.

  • Latin America is witnessing a digital transformation in both the public and private sectors to stay competitive in the global economic market. Mexico, Brazil, Panama, Argentina, Columbia, and Chile are among the leading countries in the region that are involved in adopting and promoting advanced solutions in their countries.​
  • In addition, improved efficiency and reduction in production costs, when compared to the conventional manufacturing process, is boosting the growth of industrial automation. At manufacturing sites, unforeseen facility stoppages are a major management issue directly linked to lost production opportunities. Thus, manufacturers are looking for ways to utilize smart devices and IoT to maintain and improve facility operation rates without relying on human experience or skills.
  • Automation offers improved quality, standardization, and dependable products within the given time at a much lower cost. As proximity sensors play a major role in the monitoring and production of efficiency tasks, the market for proximity sensors is witnessing an expansion. For instance, SICK AG offers Inductive Proximity sensors, which is used in almost every area of factory and logistics automation. From cylindrical and rectangular standard sensors to special sensors for explosive zones and harsh environments, these sensors provide the intelligent, reliable route in implementing industry-specific and customized solutions to any automation scheme.
  • The recent outbreak of COVID-19/Corona is influencing both the demand and production of the semiconductor industry. North America region hold a significant share in the semiconductor and electronics industry. The import and export has suuferred due to lack of production and us[pply chain disruptions. However, the demand for these sensors has increased due to the emphasis on the ability to automate monitoring of new safety policies, while empowering employees as part of the new normal in business operations. This has helped vendors to generate a new revenue stream and cope up to in terms of business continuity.

Scope of the report

A proximity sensor is a sensor that is able to detect the presence of nearby objects without any physical contact. For sensing objects, this sensor radiates or emits a beam of electromagnetic radiation, usually in the form of infrared light, and detects the reflection to determine the object's proximity or distance from the sensor. A proximity sensor often emits an electromagnetic field or a beam of electromagnetic radiation (for instance, infrared) and detects changes in the field or return signal. The study considers only B2B facet of proximity sensors usage and not B2C.

Technology
Inductive
Capacitive
Photoelectric
Magnetic
End-User Vertical
Aerospace and Defense
Automotive
Industrial
Consumer Electronics
Food and Beverage
Other End-user Verticals
Country
Mexico
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of Latin America

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Key Market Trends

Inductive Proximity Sensors are Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • Currently, the usage of inductive proximity sensors is the highest, because of their presence in industrial applications, such as metal detectors, traffic lights, car washes, and other automated industrial processes.
  • Latin America is anticipated to experience an improved demand for inductive proximity sensors, owing to the presence of the growing industrial sector in the region. Moreover, the region has Mexico, whose economy has performed well in recent years, mostly because of its thriving manufacturing sector. However, the performance of the manufacturing sector, especially in high-end manufacturing, will be a crucial driver for Mexico's economic growth this year and beyond. Key manufacturers in the inductive proximity sensors market include Honeywell, OMRON, Panasonic, Pepperl+Fuchs, Rockwell Automation, Truck Inc., IFM Electronic, Fargo Controls, Broadcom, and Eaton.
  • The stabilizing economy of the United States is also supporting this growth, as the country accounts for 70% of the automobile exports from Mexico. The country shares borders with the United States, which has helped its industries through NAFTA, with which, it has virtually zero-market access barriers for US exports. The high automobile manufacturing rate in the region demands automated manufacturing solutions, which is providing opportunities for the growth of the market.
  • The lower labor costs in the region are resulting in rapid expansion of other industrial sectors, like the consumer electronics manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and metallurgical industry. Furthermore, the growing shift toward the industry 4.0 by these industries is contributing to the adoption of the market studied.

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Brazil is Expected to Witness Significant Growth

  • Improved efficiency and reduction in production costs, when compared to the conventional manufacturing process, is boosting the growth of industrial automation. At manufacturing sites, unforeseen facility stoppages are a major management issue directly linked to lost production opportunities. Thus, manufacturers are looking for ways to utilize smart devices and IoT to maintain and improve facility operation rates without relying on human experience or skills.
  • Brazil is one of the most important markets for manufacturing in the region. It dominates the surrounding regions economically and commercially. Its manufacturing sector ranks as the third biggest in the American region.​
  • The automotive sector in Brazil is leading the deployment of robotics as a part of digital transformation. Volkswagen Brazil, for instance, announced a digital transformation plan to transform client and staff experience, using automation and artificial intelligence as critical pillars. The company aims to increase efficiency by 15% to 20% efficiency with the new layouts of logistics and production.​ This is expected to increase the demand of proximity sensors in the industry
  • Investments by foreign majors are augmenting the Industry 4.0 initiative in the country. Brazil has also launched a new low-cost smart city project. Smart City Natal is a construction by Planet Smart City, a smart, affordable housing company, which has integrated digital, architectural, social, and environmental innovation. It is the company’s second Smart City in the world, which is a 170-hectare extension that plans to home around 150,000 people. Planet Smart City developed the project in partnership with Habitat, a company that specializes in city planning, and invested around EUR 27 million.​
  • Capacitive proximity sensors are used detect metallic or non-metallic objects, such as wood, cardboard, ceramic, glass, plastic, aluminum, laminates or pellets, mineral powders like talcum, cement, clay, etc. and as the construction industry grows, the demand for proximity sensors are expected to witness a growth.

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Competitive Landscape

The Latin American Proximity Sensors Market is moderately fragmented due to comparatively lower industrial growth as compared to other regions such as North America and Europe and the presence of international players. However, the competition is expected to grow over the forecast period due to the improving industrial scenario in the region.

  • June 2020 - Zebra Technologies Corporation, a company with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, launched Zebra MotionWorks Proximity. The solution offers proximity sensing with user-level alerting and contact tracing to enable employers to help protect their employees’ health while in the work environment.
  • May 2019 - STMicroelectronics launched SensorTile.box making IoT sensing accessible and ready to connect to Microsoft's Azure. The module connects with Bluetooth low energy to a smartphone, allows users to watch the sensors function as various sensors.

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Table Of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

    5. 4.5 Market Drivers

      1. 4.5.1 Growth in Industrial Automation

    6. 4.6 Market Restraints

      1. 4.6.1 Limitations in Sensing Capabilities

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Inductive

      2. 5.1.2 Capacitive

      3. 5.1.3 Photoelectric

      4. 5.1.4 Magnetic

    2. 5.2 End-User Vertical

      1. 5.2.1 Aerospace and Defense

      2. 5.2.2 Automotive

      3. 5.2.3 Industrial

      4. 5.2.4 Consumer Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Food and Beverage

      6. 5.2.6 Other End-user Verticals

    3. 5.3 Country

      1. 5.3.1 Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Brazil

      3. 5.3.3 Argentina

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of Latin America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Panasonic Corporation

      2. 6.1.2 Riko Opto-electronics Technology Co. Ltd

      3. 6.1.3 SICK AG

      4. 6.1.4 ST Microelectronics NV

      5. 6.1.5 Delta Electronics Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Autonics Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Datalogic SpA

      8. 6.1.8 OMRON Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 Rockwell Automation Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH

      11. 6.1.11 Keyence Corporation

      12. 6.1.12 Honeywell International Inc.

  7. 7. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  8. 8. FUTURE OUTLOOK

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