Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market

Global Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Type, By Workshop Equipment, By Connectivity, By Vehicle Type, By Offering Type, By Handheld Scan Tools, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-7782 Publication Date: March-2022 Number of Pages: 389
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Market Report Description

The Global Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market size is expected to reach $42.8 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 4.5% CAGR during the forecast period.

Electronic systems in automobiles have grown steadily more advanced in everyday life, making it simpler to detect any damage. In previous years, electronic systems had their own methods in which a variety of instruments were employed to assess a single car. This process was carried out manually, which was exhausting and time consuming. To address this issue, garage equipment manufacturers created a common method for diagnosing the number of automobiles.

After then, the automotive diagnostic scan tools were utilized to detect any defect in a car by inserting the cable through into vehicle's diagnostic connector and executing a comprehensive scan. The major benefit of diagnostic scan tools is that they make it simple to find faults and correct them more rapidly.

Automotive diagnostic scan tools are a mix of software and electrical device software that serve as an interface with car diagnostic systems. Because of the movement in customer choice from manual to advanced automation diagnostics systems, the relevance of diagnostic scan instruments in vehicles is fast expanding. Automated diagnostic scan tools have been used to detect and analyses electronic system problems in automobiles.

As a result, it is critical for automobile users to repair vehicle faults. These instruments also allow for the reprogramming and upgrading of control modules in autos. Diagnostic scan tools, like all other automobile components, have evolved with the advent of technology.

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic is not predicted to have an impact on the extraction of resources like steel, aluminum, and copper. With restrictions on trade in effect for the first six months of 2020, key extractors in China continued to harvest raw materials. Nevertheless, raw material costs, like copper, will continue to grow, with copper reaching USD 10,000 per ton for the very first time in ten years in May 2021. The automotive diagnostic scan tools market, on the other hand, is predicted to grow significantly by 2022, owing to increased awareness of the need of timely vehicle repair and maintenance, as well as severe emission standards imposed by various nations. The worldwide automobile sector has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Market Growth Factors:

Rise in demand of passenger cars

The market for automotive diagnostic scan equipment is predicted to expand in tandem with the growth in passenger car sales. Passenger car sales have increased in all three major automobile markets: China, the United States, and Europe. Manufacturers have been pushed to produce automobile diagnostic scan tools all over the world as a result of factors such as rising demand for low-emission commuting and government backing for car inspection laws.

The passenger car category is the fastest growing in the automotive industry and is predicted to increase significantly throughout the forecast period. According to an estimate, the overall numbers of passenger vehicles on the road will more than quadruple by 2040, with passenger automobiles expected to reach 2 billion by that time. Global passenger car sales are expected to increase to 72.5 million units in 2025, up from 64.1 million units in year 2021.

Growing Consumer preference for premium cars

The current tendency in developed nations throughout the world is to purchase luxury category automobiles with accurate, better, and speedy diagnosis instruments. A huge increase in actual luxury goods in automobiles, a movement in customer preferences from sedans to SUVs, and rising disposable incomes has fueled global demand for luxury cars. The need for OBD solutions in personal and commercial cars is high, owing to the use of innovative technology in vehicles to achieve greater efficiency and sustainable. Connected automobiles and electric vehicles, for example, need improved diagnostic tools for managing and regulating high-tech vehicle components. In 2020, the high-end vehicle industry amounted for 6% of total automotive sales in the United States, resulting in a tiny but valuable niche. The rising purchasing power of developing economies namely China can be ascribed to the expansion.

Marketing Restraining Factor:

The initial cost of modern diagnostic instruments is quite high

To stay up with the rapid developments in car computer technology, workshops demand increasingly advanced scan instruments, yet most workshops cannot finance them all. Diagnostic scan instruments have seen a decrease in general price levels. Newer technologies, on the other hand, are more costly than traditional OBD-I systems. This has the potential to lower demand for newer and more innovative technology. Diagnostic scan tool manufacturers are always under pressure from OEMs to reduce diagnostic scan tool equipment prices. Several manufacturers are also reluctant to participate in R&D operations owing to high expenses, especially in emerging markets where OEMs are still releasing new models with minimal diagnostic scanning systems.

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

Type Outlook

Based on Type, the market is segmented into Professional Diagnostics, OEMs Diagnostics and DIY Diagnostics. The OEM diagnostic tool is expected to develop significantly throughout the projected period, owing to the rising trend of forward integration among vehicle manufacturers.

Workshop Equipment Outlook

Based on Workshop Equipment, the market is segmented into Dynamometer, Headlight Tester, Fuel Injection Diagnostic, Engine Analyzer, Wheel Alignment Equipment, Pressure Leak Detection, Paint Scan Equipment and Exhaust Gas Analyzer. In 2020, dynamometer show highest revenue in Workshop Equipment. The dynamometer is a significant tool that increases accuracy and efficiency of the technician diagnosis. The capabilities of the dynamometer enable the technician to simulate various real-world operating conditions to find the root cause of a complaint which is owing to the adoption of dynamometer across the world.

Connectivity Outlook

Based on Connectivity, the market is segmented into USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. During the projection period, USB is projected to be the major market. USB connection is frequently utilized in all automobiles that have OBD-II. OBD-II is an on-board computer which monitors a vehicle's mileage, emissions, speed, and other related data. It's linked to the Check Engine light, which comes on when the computer identifies a problem. USB is both inexpensive and simple to use. It is an adaptor that transforms a laptop, tablet, or netbook into a powerful diagnostic scan tool and real-time performance analyzer.

Vehicle Type Outlook

Based on Vehicle Type, the market is segmented into Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles. Over the forecast period, the commercial vehicles category in the automotive diagnostic tools market is predicted to increase significantly. The increased desire for long-term emission advantages among HCV is the key reason driving the market for automobile diagnostic scan instruments. They are intended to guarantee the proper operation of emission control systems in order to ensure that cars satisfy emission limits during normal operation. Automotive diagnostic scan tools are useful for both vehicle owners and technicians since they give critical information regarding the need pertaining to the engine maintenance and possibly urgent repairs.

Offering Type Outlook

Based on Offering Type, the market is segmented into Diagnostic Equipment/Hardware and Diagnostic Software. The automotive diagnostic scan tools market is projected to be dominated by the diagnostic equipment/hardware segment. The expanding vehicle population in both developed and developing countries, as well as the increasing complexity of car electronics, can be contributed to the expansion of this industry. Vehicle diagnostic equipment/hardware tools are typically physical instruments used to assess the state of different automotive hardware components.

Handheld Scan Tools Outlook

Based on Handheld Scan Tools, the market is segmented into Digital Pressure Tester, Scanner, TPMS Tools, Battery Analyzer and Code Readers. During the forecast period, the battery analyzer category is expected to grow rapidly in the automotive diagnostic scan tools market. With the increased electrification of automobiles, battery analyzers have grown in relevance. Because batteries have a shorter life than the components they power, they must be analysed on a regular basis. In addition, the growing demand for electric cars, which is driving the rise of automotive batteries, is driving the market growth for battery analyzers worldwide.

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 32.5 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 42.8 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 4.5% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 389
Number of Tables 673
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Type, Workshop Equipment, Connectivity, Vehicle Type, Offering Type, Handheld Scan Tools, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Rise in demand of passenger cars
  • Growing Consumer preference for premium cars
  • The initial cost of modern diagnostic instruments is quite high

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific has developed as a manufacturing powerhouse for automobiles. Infrastructural advancements and industrialisation operations in emerging markets have paved the way for new prospects for automobile OEMs. Furthermore, the growing spending power of the populace has fueled demand for vehicles.

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KBV Cardinal Matrix - Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market Competition Analysis

Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2027

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; Siemens AG is the major forerunners in the Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market. Companies such as SGS S.A., Snap-on, Inc., Fortive Corporation are some of the key innovators in the Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Robert Bosch GmbH, Siemens AG, Continental AG, Denso Corporation, Horiba Ltd., SGS S.A., Snap-on, Inc., Fortive Corporation (Fluke Corporation), DG Technologies (Dearborn Group), and Noregon Systems, Inc. (Hearst Communications, Inc.)

Recent Strategy Deployed in Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market

  • Nov-2021: Siemens Digital Industries Software rolled out the latest Simcenter software application, NVH prediction. The new product introduces the advantage of a full suite digital twin approach to correctly and simply predict the interior and exterior Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) performance of a vehicle. In addition, it assists engineers in detecting potential component NVH performance problems and front load full vehicle NVH analysis.
  • Aug-2021: Continental AG introduced an advanced, remote vehicle data solution, Autodiagnos Drive. Through this launch, the company aimed to offer advanced diagnostic information to fleet managers, repair facilities, and service providers for increasing their data-driven services.
  • Mar-2021: Bosch introduced its latest scan tool, the ADS 625X. The launch aimed to offer advanced vehicle coverage across an extensive variety of Asian, domestic and European vehicles as well as features high speed, access, and flexibility.
  • Oct-2020: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions joined hands with Mitchell, a provider of connectivity, technology, and information solutions for the Collision Repair industries and Property & Casualty (P&C) claims. The collaboration aimed to launch the MD-500, the latest wireless tablet that technicians could leverage to effectively manage the repair process.
  • Oct-2020: Snap-on rolled out new diagnostic software. The software would enable the company to offer customers leading-edge, innovative diagnostic solutions. Moreover, the diagnostic tool serves consumers with its unparalleled depth in general and collision repair coverage.
  • Jul-2020: Continental launched the Autodiagnos Pro Automotive Diagnostic System in the USA. The launch aimed to assist automotive technicians in analyzing, diagnosing, and repairing vehicles quickly.
  • Nov-2019: Denso rolled out the vehicle MRI Inspection tool. The launch aimed to enable technicians to inspect vehicles and determine underachieving parts to stipulate its customers a predictive maintenance plan rapidly and correctively. Moreover, the product is compatible with Android smartphones and tablets.
  • Mar-2019: DG Technologies took over Synercon Technologies. Through the launch, the company focused on technology growth, helping in advanced product support and customer service in the areas of transportation, vehicle network technology, heavy vehicle event data recorder (HVEDR) forensics, and cybersecurity. Moreover, the company starts to introduce a new product to support customer requirements as well as carry on the legacy of the Forensic Link Adapter (FLA).
  • Jun-2018: Bosch unveiled the ADS 325 and ADS 625, the latest scan tools for its diagnostics solutions line. The launch aimed to offer all aspects that technicians required to research, diagnose and repair vehicles in one solution. Moreover, the product is created and tested by technicians for other technicians to simply diagnose difficult vehicle problems for trucks and passenger cars.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Type

  • Professional Diagnostics
  • OEMs Diagnostics and
  • DIY Diagnostics

By Workshop Equipment

  • Dynamometer
  • Headlight Tester
  • Fuel Injection Diagnostic
  • Engine Analyzer
  • Wheel Alignment Equipment
  • Pressure Leak Detection
  • Paint Scan Equipment and
  • Exhaust Gas Analyzer

By Connectivity

  • USB
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars and
  • Commercial Vehicles

By Offering Type

  • Diagnostic Equipment/Hardware
  • Diagnostic Software

By Handheld Scan Tools

  • Digital Pressure Tester
  • Scanner
  • TPMS Tools
  • Battery Analyzer
  • Code Readers

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Siemens AG
  • Continental AG
  • Denso Corporation
  • Horiba Ltd.
  • SGS S.A.
  • Snap-on, Inc.
  • Fortive Corporation (Fluke Corporation)
  • DG Technologies (Dearborn Group)
  • Noregon Systems, Inc. (Hearst Communications, Inc.)
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The global automotive diagnostic scan tools market size is expected to reach $42.8 billion by 2027.

Growing Consumer preference for premium cars are driving the market in coming years, however, the initial cost of modern diagnostic instruments is quite high limited the growth of the market.

Robert Bosch GmbH, Siemens AG, Continental AG, Denso Corporation, Horiba Ltd., SGS S.A., Snap-on, Inc., Fortive Corporation (Fluke Corporation), DG Technologies (Dearborn Group), and Noregon Systems, Inc. (Hearst Communications, Inc.)

The Professional Diagnostics segment is generating high revenue in the Global Automotive Diagnostic Scan Tools Market by Type in 2020, thereby, achieving a market value of $19.7 billion by 2027.

The Diagnostic Software segment has high growth rate of 5.7% during (2021 - 2027).



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