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Tightening sanitary regulations to boost global PD sanitary pumps market

The global positive displacement (PD) sanitary pumps market features an increasing level of consolidation, with leading vendors expected to gain prominence as compared to local vendors in the near future, a new report says.

Smaller acquisitions of niche players by large companies, allowing the latter easy expansion across lucrative regional markets and an extended product and technological portfolio, is a highly favoured growth strategy, according to a recent study by Transparency Market Research (TMR).

TMR estimates that the global PD sanitary pumps market, which held an opportunity of $4.55 billion (€4.05bn) in 2015, will expand at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2016 to 2024 and rise to a valuation of $10.65 billion by 2024.

In terms of the varieties of rotary PD sanitary pumps available, the segment of gear pumps led the market, accounting for a share of over 32% of revenues in 2015.

Asia-Pacific is the leading geographic segment in the global market, accounting for a share of nearly 39% of the overall market in the same year.

Rising consumer awareness, regarding the serious implications that failure to address sanitation and safety practices at crucial stages of food handling can cause, has led to an increased emphasis on the instigation of strict sanitary regulations for the food and beverages industry.

Companies operating in the pharmaceutical industry also observe stringent sanitation practices across a number of processes.

In the past few years, the regulatory framework governing sanitation practices in the industry has become more stringent and expansive to address sanitation and safety issues across areas such as fluid handling and supply chain.

These factors are presently the leading drivers of the global PD sanitary pumps market and are also expected to have a substantial impact on the market's future development.

Demand for PD sanitary pumps is also expected to be driven by the trend of modernisation across the industrial and manufacturing sectors, especially across the developing economies such as India, China, and Brazil.

The rising adoption of smart or intelligent pump systems in the industrial sector, chiefly owing to the growing need for providing real-time feedback on system performance or tracking the location of system bug, is also expected to drive the global demand for PD sanitation pumps.

Death of the small manufacturer

The market is heading towards maturity and consumers are becoming increasingly demanding owing to the several product choices available, with the demand for expansive and globally spread support services gaining strength.

The highly consolidated competitive landscape of the global PD sanitary pumps market has inhibited the growth of small-and medium-sized pump manufacturers.

As a result, large companies in the market, which no doubt command prominent positions, are compelled to deliver value-added services alongside the products to stay ahead in the competition and ensure long-term loyalty of their clients.

The overhead costs suffered in the process of providing additional support services to the consumer are expected to lead to a decline in the overall profitability of the global PD sanitary pumps market in the near future.

Nevertheless, the market will witness a sizeable rise in demand from industries such as shale gas exploration and processing and chemicals.

Rising investments across these sectors and stringent regulations related to sanitation and safety of several processes in the food and pharmaceutical industries are expected to present vast growth opportunities for the market.