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Automatic Barriers Market

Automatic Barriers Market Analysis By Device (Automatic Boom Barriers, Automatic Bollards, Automatic Barrier Gates), By Material (Aluminium, Steel, Iron), By Application, By End User, By Region - Global Insights till 2031

Analysis of Automatic Barriers market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Market Outlook for Automatic Barriers

Automatic barriers market analysis shows that global demand enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 4.4% in 2021, to total 1,484,000 units. Boom barriers displayed positive growth of 4.3% to total 1,085,000 units, while demand for automatic bollards increased at 4.6% to 142,000 units.

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Revenue Analysis of Automatic Barriers from 2016 to 2020 Compared to Demand Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per the automatic barriers market research by Fact.MR - a market research and competitive intelligence provider, historically, from 2016 to 2020, market value of automatic barriers increased at around 0.2% CAGR, wherein, countries such as the U.S., Canada, China, Japan, Germany, and U.K. held significant share in the global market.

With growing concerns of end users regarding security and safety, the market is forecast to expand at a steady CAGR of 5.4% over the coming 10 years.

  • Market growth bounced back in 2021 with worldwide revenues up 4.4% year-over-year as compared to a -10.8% drop in 2020. Fact.MR estimates that market revenue will grow 1.7X from 2021 to 2031, reaching nearly US$ 4.8 Bn in 2031.
  • As per Fact.MR’s automated barriers market insights, global revenue totaled US$ 2.7 Bn in 2020.
  • The automatic boom barriers market is expected to accelerate at the highest pace.
  • Global volume of automatic barriers are expected to increase close to 6% CAGR to reach 2,525,000 units by 2031.
  • Demand for automatic barriers at airports and railway stations will see a steady rise.
  • While demand was impacted by COVID-19, over the decade, long-term forecasts look good.

Why is Demand for Automatic Barriers Steadily Rising across Regions?

Automatic barriers are about 60% more efficient and also easy to use in operations as compared to manual barriers. These features are due to the fact of automation and fast operation. Prominent reason behind high demand is rising concerns of public safety due to expanding global crime rates.

Criminal activities such as serious traffic violations, gang activities, assaults, and drug-related activities have been growing over the past decade. Therefore, installation of automatic barriers in high-traffic areas can be done to curb these activities, which essentially provides a boost to the sales of automatic steel, iron, and aluminium barriers.

Rising number of civil projects and emergence of regional policies towards safety are expected to drive demand for automatic barriers during the forecast period.

Fact.MR forecasts revenue for boom barriers to grow from US$ 1,698 Mn in 2020 to US$ 3,063 Mn in 2031. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.6% over the same time period.

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Which Region Offers the Largest Opportunity for Sales of Automatic Barriers?

With an absolute dollar opportunity of around US$ 746 Mn, Europe is expected to be the most lucrative market for automatic barriers. The market in Europe is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period.

With recent shift in underlying forces of the market, demand from North America, especially U.S.A., is set to witness a surge over the forecast years.

Fact.MR forecasts the North American market for automatic barriers to grow from US$ 488.5 Mn in 2020 to US$ 839.6 Mn in 2031. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2021 to 2031.

Technological advancements will continue to change parking systems for the better. While IOT-based automatic barriers are gaining attention, incremental incorporation of innovative features such as ANPR cameras, push buttons, RFID readers, and remote controls has been witnessed in the past few years.

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Country-wise Analysis

Will China Continue Influencing the Market Structure and Product Pricing of Automatic Barriers?

China held a regional market share of more than 60% in 2020, which is projected to rise further by 2031. Impact of growing demand from China means that key players and suppliers with local expertise and proficiency will grow in eminence.

The China market is highly fragmented with a large number of local players competing for a shrinking pie. Some key players are targeting big and looking forward to the global market through the development of robust supply chain and export strategies.

As a result of economies of scale, manufacturers in China are tightening their operating costs and hence, are exporting and retailing at lesser prices. However, increasing tensions between China and other countries would result in f anti-clearance duties and supplementary charges. This allows other local key players to compete with low-slung Chinese products.

Why is Demand for Automatic Barriers Continuously Increasing in Germany?

The Germany market holds a majority of share in Europe, equivalent to 1/5. This is owing to the fact that the country enjoys the existence of several automatic barrier manufacturers due to easy availability of raw materials and commercial offices. Also, high amount of end-use industries such as automotive, IT, warehouses, commercial buildings, etc., is driving demand from the consumption side.

Majority of leading players have been offering advanced features such as push buttons, ANPR cameras, and RFID readers for end users on a project base. Such features are very profitable for end users as they do not have to keep any records for the number of visits.

Moreover, many suppliers are actively involved in purchasing automatic barriers for gated communities and other housing societies, and thus, are contributing towards growing automatic barrier demand.

Category-wise Insights

Which Type Automatic Barriers Witnesses Highest Demand?

Boom barriers hold maximum share of the pie in terms of value and volume. With continuous advancing demand for parking and security of vehicles, this segment is poised to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period.

Various developing nations in Asia Pacific are observing rapid development and transformation. There has been massive growth in highway infrastructure along with toll booth installations. From the past few years, there has been steady growth in demand for vehicles, and with this, the capability of toll booths has also matured speedily.

This demand will be contented either by increasing the number of existing lanes or by adding new toll lanes. Along with positioning of new toll booths, demand for automatic boom barriers has been on the rise.

Why is Commercial End Use of Automatic Barriers Most Prominent?

The commercial sector is growing rapidly and holds more than 40% market share, owing to myriad benefits such as tracing parked vehicle records and to accurately redirect vehicles over proper routes.

Boom barriers and bollards are mostly used in the commercial sector. Automatic barriers are widely adopted in the commercial sector to ensure the safety of employees, and reduce vehicle crashes and collisions. They ensure optimized traffic flow and separate vehicle traffic from corporate office zones.

Also, prominent players are focusing on manufacturing check barriers, which are intended to offer ground level protection for walls, buildings, and equipment in commercial infrastructures.

As a whole, the growing commercial sector has increasing deployment of automatic barriers, thus reflecting increasing overall revenue and sales volume.

How is COVID-19 Impacting the Demand Outlook for Automatic Barriers?

COVID-19 has had a negative influence on the automatic barrier industry from a commercial viewpoint.

North America is one of the leading regions for automatic barriers, and is experiencing an adverse effect in demand as it is the largest affected region by the virus. The market dropped 10.8% in 2020, which has tarnished its market value to a lower side.

On analysis of the global threat caused by coronavirus, there has been an itemisation in the market for automatic barriers due to imposition of lockdowns by governments across numerous regions.

Tier-2 key are strategizing a comeback to manufacture and network the product in the market, owing to higher peripheral loss and fractional demand. Overall, the market is set to revive completely by Q3 of FY2021.

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Competitive Landscape

According to market research analysis by Fact.MR, Lindsay Corporation, A-Safe, Valmont Industries, Avon Barriers, Hill & Smith Holdings, Nice, Came, FAAC, Newgate, Tiso Turnstiles, Heald, and Gandhi Automation Pvt. Ltd. are identified as key players manufacturing automatic barriers.

Majority companies discussed in the report have focused on expansion, investments, acquisitions, delivery focus, portfolio expansion, and brand development.

Some of the key developments are:

  • In 2021, A-Safe entered into a partnership with DSV to provide the protection of automatic barriers for its new distribution centre in Netherland. DSV started its new centre in Netherlands spanning 94,000 square meters. A-Safe installed various barrier products such as automatic bollards, pedestrian barriers, and rack protection.
  • In 2020, Faac group launched a new product - FAAC 844 3PH electronic control boards, which can be used in gate barriers. This newly launched operator allows control of magnetic encoders via a control board, which helps achieve the functions necessary in today’s installations.
  • In 2018, Tiso Turnstiles developed and launched a Sweeper-S speed barrier gate with the slimmest footprint. The mechanism, which rotates the wings, looks like an additional extension to make turnstile wider. Whereas, the cabinet is only 110 mm wider, which allows it to fit in small spaces.
  • In 2018, Newgate partnered with Clerk Fencing as a distributor in Ireland. Clerk Fencing is a manufacturer of security products such as railings, gates, and automated bollards. This partnership will lead them to grow the business of fencing gates in Ireland.

Similarly, recent developments related to companies offering automatic barriers have been tracked by the team at Fact.MR, which are available in the full report.

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Automatic Barriers Market Report Scope



Forecast Period


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Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Countries Covered

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries

Key Market Segments Covered

  • By Device
  • By Material
  • By Application
  • By End User
  • By Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Lindsay Corporation
  • A-Safe
  • Valmont Industries
  • Avon Barriers
  • Hill & Smith Holdings
  • Nice
  • Came
  • FAAC
  • Newgate
  • Tiso Turnstiles
  • Heald
  • Gandhi Automation Pvt. Ltd.
  • Heald
  • Tiso Turnstiles
  • Barrier1 Systems


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Key Segments Covered in Automatic Barriers Industry Analysis

  • By Device

    • Automatic Boom Barriers
    • Automatic Bollards
    • Automatic Barrier Gates
    • Automatic Height Restrictor Barriers
  • By Material

    • Automatic Aluminium Barriers
    • Automatic Steel Barriers
    • Automatic Iron Barriers
  • By Application

    • Automatic Barriers for Railway Crossings
    • Automatic Barriers for Toll Plazas
    • Automatic Barriers for Airports
    • Automatic Barriers for Perimeter Security
    • Others
  • By End User

    • Residential Automatic Barriers
    • Commercial Automatic Barriers
      • Retail Sector
      • Corporate & Commercial Building / Parks
      • Education & Research Institutes
      • Hospitality Sector
      • Healthcare Facilities
      • Sports Stadiums / Arenas
      • Industrial & Manufacturing
      • Warehouses & Distribution
      • Others
    • Automatic Barriers for Government

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The global automatic barriers market is worth more than US$ 2.8 Bn at present.

Sales of automatic barriers are projected to increase at a CAGR of 5.4% during 2021 – 2031.

Value sales of automatic barrier gates increased at a CAGR of 0.2% during 2016 – 2020.

Residential and commercial security and development of smart cities through the inclusion of automatic barriers are key trends being observed in the market.

Growing demand for parking security stands is the core driver for the market.

Top 5 manufacturers of automatic barriers account for around 20% share in the market.

Top 5 countries driving demand for automatic barriers are the U.S., China, Germany, Russia, and U.K.

North America accounted for over 18% of global automatic barrier demand in 2020.

The European market for automatic barriers is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.8% during 2021 – 2031.

The United States, Germany, and China are key producers of automatic barriers.

The market in South Korea and Japan will expand at over 5% CAGR, with both countries together accounting for 31% share in the East Asia market.

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