Testing, inspection and certification (T.I.C.) companies provide services across industries such as automotives, aviations, maritime, oil and gas, petrochemicals, textile, electrical, agriculture, environmental, food, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medicals, consumer goods and others. These services include quality and safety services, performance of products, shipments valuation, ensuring imports comply with domestic and international standards, industrial inspection, supplier evaluation and outsourcing of laboratories among others.
These services render proper assurance to the customers or end-users the domestic and global standards and regulations to meet the product quality have been strictly followed by the manufacturing companies. Testing and inspection services facilitate the examination of any particular product that meets the specified standards for manufacturing. Certification services officially state that a product has been manufactured following the specified domestic and global standards. The standards are designed, developed and published by the various government organizations and non-government standardization institutions across the world.
The growth of testing, inspection and certification services have increased globally, owing to the increasing consumer awareness about the products in almost every sector. Additionally, the robust growth of the industry is also influenced by increasing globalization of international laws and standards, continued introduction of new standards owing to the development of technology and improved safety legislation and standards. Moreover, improved risk awareness and emphasis on risk prevention by customers is also influencing the growth of the market. Customers seek third party assurance in terms of product safety and risk prevention. One of the major restraints in the growth of the TIC market is the lack of internationally accepted standards and domestic government directives. The industry consolidation enabled by the synergizing strategy adopted by the key companies in this industry is expected to drive the market further during the forecast period.
The testing, inspection and certification market can be segmented on basis of end use and geography. The segmentation on the basis of end use includes, aerospace, automotives, maritime, automation, electronics, life sciences and others. Geographically, the entire global testing, inspection and certification (TIC) Market has been classified into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Rest of the world. North America and Europe are two major markets for the TICs globally owing to the growing awareness of safety in every sector. Asia Pacific region nations such as China, Japan, India, Malaysia and Australia among others are attracting huge market opportunities for the global TIC services owing to the rapidly developing industries such as automation, automotives, electronics healthcare, pharmaceuticals, aviation and medical devices among other emerging markets. Rest of the world region which includes, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America are also growing at a significant rate. The TIC market currently registering substantial growth in emerging economies such as India, China, South Korea, Brazil, UAE and Saudi Arabia among others and is expected to grow further owing to the regulatory proposals from various governments.