The global anti-fatigue mats market was valued at USD 1.16 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.45% during the forecast period. The factors responsible for the market growth include increase in the demand of anti-fatigue mats in different applications, growing health conscious consumers.
Various companies engaged in the manufacturing of the anti-fatigue mats are involved into the research and development of the eco-friendly materials to manufacture the anti-fatigue mats. Superior manufacturing group has launched anti-fatigue mats which are made from the 100% recycled materials to create a more environment friendly product. The environment friendly anti-fatigue mats also have high resistance to the sparks in case of any exposure. Increasing concerns about the usage of environment friendly has also touched the anti-fatigue mats market to a great extent and manufacturers are spending a lot of money to create eco-friendly products.
These mats are the specifically designed variants of industrial mats which are aimed at the reduction of fatigue caused standing on a rigid surface for a long duration of time. These can be manufactured from various types of materials including wood, rubber, foam, gel, carpeting materials, and vinyl. The anti-fatigue mats provide a cushion to the feet and help to support the feet.
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The anti-fatigue mats are used in the office settings as well. These mats are used to relieve the limb disorders among the workers standing for long time in the same position. Usage of a mat might not solve the whole problem as the tiredness, sore feet, sore legs have combined effect of various factors.
The increasing prevalence of occupational health issues caused by standing on rough and hard surfaces for the long durations are making their way for the higher adoption of anti-fatigue mats at the global level. Owing to the increasing workplace accidents in the recent past, OSHA, Occupational Health and Safety Association has laid down several regulations to increase the safety at the workstations. Therefore, the Anti-Fatigue mats have made their place into the list of facility safety products. The Anti-fatigue mats market serves numerous benefits like the reduction of fatigue, preventing accidents caused by slip and trips at work, noise, and material damages, all these factors have a positive impact in boosting up the global market.
The market is primarily segmented on the basis of material, by design, by end use, by sales channel, and geographic region.
By End Use
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Based upon the material, the global market is categorized into Foam Rubber, Hard Rubber, Gel, and Others. In 2019, the hard rubber segment expected to dominate in the global market. This high share is due to the consumer inclination towards health and fitness, people are moving towards the usage of anti-fatigue mats in commercial as well as the residential settings.
Gel based mats are likely to gain traction among consumers as these are easy to clean and maintain and are suitable to fulfill the aesthetic requirements. The manufacturers are moving towards the creation of anti-fatigue mats from the materials which are eco-friendly as well as are non-toxic towards the pets and kids.
On the basis of design, the global market is categorized into Standard, Drainage, Interlocking, and Others. In 2019, standard designs segment is expected to be largest among all the segments and is projected to be fastest growing, over the study period, but these are likely to lose their position to drainage designed anti-fatigue mats. The drainage designed anti-fatigue mats are very useful as these are likely to absorb less water and are easy to clean. The interlocking mats are a bit complex to install and maintain therefore are likely to experience a steady growth.
On the basis of end use, the global market is categorized into Industrial, Commercial, and Residential. The industrial settings segment is most likely to account for the major share in the 2019, and is likely to lose its position during the forecast period to the commercial as well as the residential users. The commercial settings are increasing in the world, therefore people working in these settings are likely to adopt the usage of the anti-fatigue mats in the market. The residential applications of the anti-fatigue mats are also experiencing a remunerative growth over the study period.
Geographically, North America is the largest revenue contributor in the global market. The North American region, in particular the US, is experiencing adverse COVID outcomes. Around 12.8 Million people in North America are engaged in the manufacturing sector, which creates lucrative opportunities for the Anti-fatigue mats in the region. 20 among per 1000 engaged in the manufacturing sector are most likely to use an anti-fatigue mat.
The anti-fatigue mats for dry surface is the most prominent segment in the region, which is likely to create more opportunities for the manufacturers in the country. There is high presence of domestic players, in the anti-fatigue market in North America, which are majorly focusing on research and development of the product and are creating innovative and advanced products. Various domestic players engaged in the manufacturing of anti-fatigue mats include Smart Step Flooring, Ranco Industries, Inc., Apache Mills, Inc. among others.
Asia Pacific region is expected to register highest growth rate in the global market. Around 34 per cent of the population in Asia is engaged in the manufacturing sector, which creates lucrative opportunities for the Anti-fatigue mats in the region. China accounts for the major share in the market. High inclination of the population towards the manufacturing in the region is likely to create remunerative opportunities for the anti-fatigue mats for industrial applications.
Increasing disposable income and per capita spending of the consumers in Asia are the factors impacting the market growth in the region. Owing to the increasing commercial settings in the region, the demand for these mats specific for commercial applications are likely to increase during the forecast period. India accounts for one of the prominent countries for the consumption of anti-fatigue due to the increasing workforce population in the country.
Key players operating in the global market include 3M, Botron, COBA International, Crown Matting Technologies, Eagle Mat, Euronics Industries Pvt Ltd, First Mats Ltd, Let’s Gel, Inc., M+A Matting, Mountville Mills, Inc., NoTrax, Rubber-Cal, SATECH Inc., Smart Step Flooring, SmartCells USA, Unifirst, Wearwell, LLC., Wellness Mats among others.
The companies in the market are focusing on acquisitions and merger to maintain their competitiveness in the global market. In February 2019, Mountville Mills completed the acquisition of Bartex N.V., a Belgium based company engaged in manufacture of dust control manufacturer of mats.