Fork Sensor Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Optical Fork Sensor, Ultrasonic Fork Sensor, Vibrating Tuning Fork Sensor), By End-User (Manufacturing, Packaging And Labeling, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Mar 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061611623
  • Pages : 114

The fork sensor market is evaluated at US$299.481 million for the year 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.59% to reach a market size of US$533.067 million by the year 2027.

The fork sensor is used to identify extremely small objects and execute counting operations in assembling, feeding, and handling applications. They are also used to keep track of the belt edge and guide. Fork sensors are the most common form of sensor used for labeling. Fork sensors have several advantages, including resilience to ambient light, ease of installation, and the ability to locate difficult label materials. Fork Sensors are commonly used in photoelectric sensing applications and are typically built in an L or U shape, with the receiver and transmitter on opposing sides of the sensing structure. These sensors help identify items going through the slot between the detecting structures by using a light source to provide a sense. As the popularity of fork sensors grows, additional R&D investments are being undertaken to improve existing systems. However, the rising cost of research and development efforts in the market is one of the primary factors limiting market expansion and will continue to provide a challenge to the fork sensor market over the projection period.

The Covid-19 outbreak had a significant influence on the fork sensor market. The outbreak has caused significant disruptions in the manufacturing and packaging industries, including supply chain problems, technological event cancellations, and office closures which have in turn impacted the fork sensor market. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the COVID-19 epidemic might cause global FDI to drop by 5% to 15% as a result of the manufacturing sector's downturn and factory closures. Furthermore, packaging demand is directly tied to the trend for manufacturing, hence the rapid drop in COVID-19-related demand results in a decrease in packaging demand. However, the manufacturing rate is expected to return to normal during the projected period, hence, the fork sensor market is expected to rise significantly.

Rising use of fork sensors in end-user industries

The growing demand for fork sensors in the manufacturing and packaging industries is projected to be one of the key drivers of market growth. Companies in the fork sensors market are expected to benefit from the advent of smart sensors and their increasing popularity. Fork sensors for manufacturing are predicted to rise in popularity due to their high precision and efficiency in production, as well as their increasing adoption in the food and beverage and healthcare industries. Packaging and labeling machines are used by the packaging industry to affix various sorts of labels to items in various formats, sizes, materials, and textures. The crucial procedure is label placement with high accuracy, which specifies the label's precise positioning on the product or package. Labels must be reliably detected in order to put labels accurately and achieve high precision, which is where fork sensors come in. The function of fork sensors is to combine the transmitter and receiver into a single device with excellent operating reliability. High-sensitivity fork sensors are distinguished by simple mounting without the requirement for alignment.

Increasing applications of IoT and Smart Sensors

The rise in popularity and desire for fork sensors as a result of the considerable spread of IoT technology, as well as the adoption of advanced smart sensors and an increase in demand from emerging nations, are all major factors driving the market forward. Furthermore, during the projection period, an increase in industry R&D efforts would provide new chances for the fork sensor market. The development in the integration of smart sensors to extract data for data analytics for smart city applications is projected to benefit the fork sensors industry. Furthermore, to fulfill the market's future needs, many important fork sensor vendors are including smart sensors in their existing sensor-based services. The growth in fork sensor inclination rate in the face of high prevalence and inclination due to the vast development of IoT innovation is projected to be a significant driver for the fork sensor market in the projected period.

Europe to hold a significant market share

During the projected period, Europe is expected to hold a significant share of the fork sensors market. The expansion is mostly owing to the booming fork sensors market, which has several well-established companies around the area, particularly in Germany. Germany is home to many well-known fork sensor manufacturers, including Sick AG, Leuze electronic GmbH, and many more. Furthermore, due to constant technological developments by well-established fork sensor companies in the region, Europe is seeing a higher usage of fork sensors. Because of the enormous expansion of IoT technology in this region and a rise in the deployment of advanced smart sensors as well as a rise in the popularity and preference of these sensors, North America also holds a sizable market share in the fork sensor market.

Fork Sensor Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$299.481 million
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$533.067 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 8.59% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments Covered  Type, End-User, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered Baumer Electric AG, Leuze Electronic GmBH, Omron Corporation, Banner Engineering Corp, WayCon GmbH, STMicroelectronics N.V., SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH, Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, Sensor Partners BV, SICK AG, The Telco Organisation
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase



  • By Type
    • Optical Fork Sensor
    • Ultrasonic Fork Sensor
    • Vibrating Tuning Fork Sensor
  • By End-User
    • Manufacturing
    • Packaging and Labeling
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • UK
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The fork sensor market is projected to reach a market size of US$533.067 million by 2027.
Fork Sensor Market was valued at US$299.481 million in 2020.
The global fork sensor market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.59% over the forecast period.
Europe is expected to hold a significant share of the fork sensors market.
The growing demand for fork sensors in the manufacturing and packaging industries is projected to be one of the key drivers of market growth.
1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Fork Sensor Market Analysis, by Type
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Optical Fork Sensor
5.3. Ultrasonic Fork Sensor
5.4. Vibrating Tuning Fork Sensor
6. Fork sensor market Analysis, by End-User
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Manufacturing
6.3. Packaging and Labeling
6.4. Others

7. Fork Sensor Market Analysis, by Geography
7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. USA
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. UK
7.4.4. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. Saudi Arabia
7.5.2. UAE
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. India
7.6.3. Japan
7.6.4. South Korea
7.6.5. Taiwan
7.6.6. Thailand
7.6.7. Indonesia
7.6.8. Others

8. Competitive Environment and Analysis
8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9. Company Profiles 
9.1. Baumer Electric AG
9.2. Leuze Electronic GmBH
9.3. Omron Corporation
9.4. Banner Engineering Corp
9.5. Waycon
9.6. STMicroelectronics N.V.
9.7. SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH 
9.8. Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH
9.9. Sensor Partners BV
9.10. SICK AG
9.11. The Telco Organisation

Baumer Electric AG

Leuze Electronic GmBH

Omron Corporation

Banner Engineering Corp

WayCon GmbH

STMicroelectronics N.V.

SensoPart Industriesensorik GmbH

Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH

Sensor Partners BV


The Telco Organisation