Global Flow Sensors Industry

  • March 2013
  • -
  • Global Industry Analysts
  • -
  • 487 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Flow Sensors in US$ Million.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 98 companies including many key and niche players such as Emerson Electric Company, First Sensor AG, Gems Sensors & Controls, Gill Research & Development Ltd., Keyence Corporation, Kistler Automotive GmbH, Omron Corporation, Posifa Microsystems, Inc., Sensirion AG, Sick Ltd., Thomas Products Ltd., and UTC Aerospace Systems. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

Table Of Contents




I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. SENSOR INDUSTRY: AN INTRODUCTORY PRELUDE II-1
Table 1: World Market for Sensors (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Dollar Sales By Product Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Market Structure II-2
Industry Consolidation: A Perennial Trend II-3
Competitive Structure II-3
Distribution Plays a Pivotal Role II-4
e-Commerce and Sensor Distribution II-4
Advanced Technologies Involved in Sensors Market II-5
Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) II-6
Fiber Optic Technology II-7
Magnetic Sensors II-7
Electromechanical Sensor Technology II-8
Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Sensors II-8
Key Statistical Findings II-9
Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Sensors by End-Use Segment - Automobile Applications,
Process and Manufacturing Industries, Machine Tools and General
Machinery, HVAC and Building Control, Office Automation and
Communication, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 3: World Historic Review for Sensors by End-Use
Segment - Automobile Applications, Process and Manufacturing
Industries, Machine Tools and General Machinery, HVAC and
Building Control, Office Automation and Communication, and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 4: World 15-Year Perspective for Sensors by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Automobile
Applications, Process and Manufacturing Industries, Machine
Tools and General Machinery, HVAC and Building Control, Office
Automation and Communication, and Others Markets for Years
2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

2. FLOW SENSORS: MARKET OVERVIEW and TRENDS II-12
Flow Sensors Market: A Primer II-12
Fluid Flow Measurement: A Critical Part of Industrial Processes II-13
Optimizing Energy Consumption in Manufacturing Plants: A Key
Growth Driver II-13
Strong Replacement Demand to Fuel Growth in the Market II-14
Strong Automobile Production to Drive Demand for Flow Sensors II-14
Opportunity Indicator II-15
Table 5: Global Production of Commercial Vehicles and
Passenger Cars for Years 2012, 2015 and 2017 by Geographic
Region (In 000 Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Untapped Opportunities for Flow Sensors in the Oil and Gas Industry II-15
Growing Population and Ensuing Emphasis on Water Security to
Benefit Demand for Flow Sensors in the Water and Wastewater
Industry II-16
Healthy Outlook for Flow Meters to Benefit Demand for Flow
Sensors II-17
Opportunity Indicator II-18
Table 6: World Market for Flow Meters (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 7: World Market for Flow Meters (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Sales by Product Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Growing Emphasis on Energy Measurement to Drive Demand for
Flow Sensors in the Energy Sector II-19
Miniaturized Flow Sensors Grow in Popularity II-20
Smart Flow Sensors Gain Market Acceptance II-20
Table 8: Global Market for Smart Sensors (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Product Segment
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 9: World Market for Smart Flow Sensors (2012):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Dollar Sales by Geographic
Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Wireless Flow Sensors: A Potential Opportunity II-21
Table 10: Global Market for Industrial Wireless Sensors
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Sensor Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
What Does It Take to Compete in the Marketplace? II-22
Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession in Retrospect II-23
Market Outlook Juxtaposed With the Health of the
Manufacturing/Industrial Sector II-24
Cautious Growth for the Global Flow Sensors Market for the
Year 2013 II-24
Growth in the European Flow Sensors Market Dips as Eurozone
PMI Falls Indicating Continent Wide Contraction II-24
Current State of Europe’s Debt Crisis: A Backgrounder II-25
Table 11: Breakdown of Gross Government Debt as Percentage
of GDP for the Year 2012 by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-27
Fragile Manufacturing PMI Has Demand for Flow Sensors in the
U.S. Walking the Tight Rope II-27
Market Outlook Looking Into the Crystal Ball II-28

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-29
Sensors: A Definition II-29
Flow Sensors: An Introduction II-29
Types of Flow Sensors and their Applications II-29
Magnetic Flow Sensors II-29
Mass Flow Sensors II-30
Vortex Flow Sensors II-30
Ultrasonic Flow Sensors II-30
End-Use Applications II-30
Process Control Industry II-30
Other Application Areas II-30

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-32
SENSIRION Launches SLQ-QT105 Flow Sensor II-32
Clark Solutions Unveils FSI-S00 Flow Sensor II-32
Clark Solutions Launches FSI-T00 Flow Sensor II-32
Posifa Launched PMFc3000 Series of Mass Flow Sensors II-33
Thomas Products Unveils Model 1100 In-line Flow Sensor II-33
Gill Develops Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Sensor II-33
MEMSIC Launches MFA1100R Gas Flow Sensor Module II-34
Sensirion Rolls Out New Low Pressure Drop, Digital SFM3000
Flow Meter II-34
Posifa Launches New PMF2000 Mass Air Flow Sensors II-35
Gems Rolls Out Highly Accurate Flow Sensor II-35
Posifa Launches New PMFc3000 Series Mass Air Flow Sensors II-35
MEMSIC Unveils New MFA1100R Gas Flow Module II-36
Morgan to Launch Range of New Transducer Solutions II-36
Boiswood Expands Flow Sensor and Level Gauges Range II-37
Dwyer Launches Series MAFS Metal Averaging Flow Sensors II-37
Gems Sensors and Controls Releases WIF-1250 Sensor II-37
Flexpoint Sensor Systems Develops Flow Sensor for Color Dispenser II-38
Omron to Introduce MEMS Flow Sensor for Fuel Cell Systems II-38
Emerson Launches Roxar Downhole Flow Sensor System II-38
Sensirion Launches SLQ-QT105 II-39
Plymovent Launches FlowGuard II-40
SICK Launches FFU II-40
Omron to Introduce New MEMS Flow Sensor II-40
Sensirion Unveils New UHPLC Nano Flow Sensor II-41
Sensirion Launches SLQ-QT105 Sensor II-41
Sensirion Launches LG01 Micro Flow Switch II-41
Gill Sensors Develops Ultrasonic Fuel Flow Sensor II-42
Sensortechnics Develops Flow Sensors with Dual Sensing Elements II-42
Gems Sensors Launches RotorFlow RFO Kind Series II-42
Servomex Unveils Flowcube II-43
Trolex Launches In-Line Gas Flow Sensors to Monitor Pipelines II-43
FCI Introduces 180 OEM Flow Sensor Line II-44
Gems Sensors and Controls Launches FS-600 Flow Switch II-44

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-45
OMRON Partners with ST to Launch a New Gas Flow Sensor II-45
Xylem Acquires MJK II-45
Degree Controls Divests Stake to Yamatake II-45
First Sensor Takes Over Sensortechnics II-46
STMicroelectronics and Omron Join Efforts on Smart Gas Metering II-46

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-48
Emerson Electric Company (USA) II-48
First Sensor AG (Germany) II-49
Gems Sensors and Controls (USA) II-49
Gill Research and Development Ltd. (UK) II-50
Keyence Corporation (Japan) II-51
Kistler Automotive GmbH. (Germany) II-51
Omron Corporation (Japan) II-51
Posifa Microsystems, Inc. (USA) II-52
Sensirion AG (Switzerland) II-52
Sick Ltd. (UK) II-53
Thomas Products Ltd. (USA) II-53
UTC Aerospace Systems (USA) II-53

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-54
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flow Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - United States,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 13: World Historic Review for Flow Sensors by Geographic
Region/Country - United States, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Flow Sensors by
Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Rest of World Markets
for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-56


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES II-1
A.Market Analysis II-1
Outlook II-1
Market Overview II-1
Product Launches II-1
Key Players II-7
B.Market Analytics II-10
Table 15: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Flow
Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 16: US Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-11

2. CANADA II-12
A.Market Analysis II-12
Outlook II-12
B.Market Analytics II-12
Table 17: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 18: Canadian Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-13

3. JAPAN II-14
A.Market Analysis II-14
Outlook II-14
Product Launch II-14
Strategic Corporate Developments II-14
Key Players II-16
B.Market Analytics II-17
Table 19: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 20: Japanese Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-18

4. EUROPE II-19
A.Market Analysis II-19
Outlook II-19
The EU Effect II-19
Market Trends II-19
B.Market Analytics II-20
Table 21: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flow Sensors Market by Geographic Region/Country -
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 22: European Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy,
United Kingdom and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 23: European 15-Year Perspective for Flow Sensors
Market by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

4a. FRANCE II-23
A.Market Analysis II-23
Outlook II-23
Market Trends II-23
B.Market Analytics II-23
Table 24: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 25: French Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-24

4b. GERMANY II-25
A.Market Analysis II-25
Outlook II-25
Product Launch II-25
Strategic Corporate Development II-25
Key Players II-26
B.Market Analytics II-27
Table 26: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 27: German Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-28

4c. ITALY II-29
A.Market Analysis II-29
Outlook II-29
B.Market Analytics II-29
Table 28: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 29: Italian Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-30

4d. UNITED KINGDOM II-31
A.Market Analysis II-31
Outlook II-31
Product Launches II-31
Key Players II-35
B.Market Analytics II-36
Table 30: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 31: UK Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-37

4e. REST OF EUROPE II-38
A.Market Analysis II-38
Outlook II-38
Product Launches II-38
Strategic Corporate Development II-40
Sensirion Ag - A Key Player II-40
B.Market Analytics II-41
Table 32: Rest of European Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 33: Rest of European Historic Review for Flow Sensors
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

5. ASIA-PACIFIC II-43
A.Market Analysis II-43
Outlook II-43
B.Market Analytics II-43
Table 34: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Flow Sensors by Geographic Region/ Country -
China, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 35: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Flow Sensors by
Geographic Region/Country - China, South Korea and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 36: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Flow Sensors
by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for China, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45

5a. CHINA II-46
A.Market Analysis II-46
Outlook II-46
B.Market Analytics II-46
Table 37: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 38: Chinese Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-47

5b. SOUTH KOREA II-48
Market Analysis II-48
Table 39: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 40: South Korean Historic Review for Flow Sensors
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC II-50
A.Market Analysis II-50
Outlook II-50
B.Market Analytics II-50
Table 41: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 42: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Flow
Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

6. LATIN AMERICA II-52
A.Market Analysis II-52
Outlook II-52
B.Market Analytics II-52
Table 43: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Flow Sensors by Geographic Region/Country -
Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 44: Latin American Historic Review for Flow Sensors by
Geographic Region/Country - Brazil and Rest of Latin
American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 45: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Flow
Sensors by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin American
Markets for Years 2004, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

6a. BRAZIL II-55
A.Market Analysis II-55
Outlook II-55
B.Market Analytics II-55
Table 46: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 47: Brazilian Historic Review for Flow Sensors Market
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-56

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA II-57
A.Market Analysis II-57
Outlook II-57
B.Market Analytics II-57
Table 48: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Flow Sensors Market Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 49: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Flow
Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

7. REST OF WORLD II-59
A.Market Analysis II-59
Outlook II-59
South Africa: A Hot Spot for Flow Sensors II-59
B.Market Analytics II-60
Table 50: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Flow Sensors Market Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2010 through
2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 51: Rest of World Historic Review for Flow Sensors
Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 98 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 153)

The United States (55)
Canada (1)
Japan (5)
Europe (81)
- France (9)
- Germany (29)
- The United Kingdom (17)
- Italy (2)
- Spain (1)
- Rest of Europe (23)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (10)
Middle East (1)

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