Crowd Control Barrier Market

Crowd Control Barrier Market Analysis, By Type (Fence Barriers, Post Barriers), By Material (Steel, Aluminium, Plastic), By Function (Expandable Barriers, Non-Expandable Barriers), By Usage (Indoor, Outdoor), By Ownership, by Application, by Region - Global Forecast 2022-2032

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

Crowd Control Barrier Market Outlook (2022-2032)

The global crowd control barrier market is estimated at US$ 1.9 billion, and is predicted to surpass a valuation of US$ 7 billion by 2032, expanding at a stupendous CAGR of 13.7% over the next ten years.

Report Attributes


Crowd Control Barrier Market Size (2021A)

US$ 1.7 Billion

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

US$ 1.9 Billion

Forecasted Year Value (2032F)

US$ 7 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

13.7% CAGR

Europe Market Share (2021)


Europe Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~14.2% CAGR

Germany Growth Rate (2022-2032)

~13.6% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Companies


Key Companies Profiled

  • Area Four Industries
  • Hebei Giant Metal Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Snelder Gruppen AB
  • Arena Group
  • Tensator Limited
  • Hebei Dunqiang Hardware Mesh Co Ltdm
  • ZND Holding BV
  • Armorgard Ltd.
  • Tamis Corporation
  • Mojo Barriers BV
  • TTFS
  • North American Safety Products, Inc.
  • Schake GmbH
  • Fortress Fencing
  • Anping DB Metal Fences Co.,Ltd
  • Frontier Polymers Ltd

The global crowd control barrier industry is a sub-segment of the barrier market, which enjoyed a penetration of nearly 7% in the global barrier market in 2021.

This crowd control barrier market research report by Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, has revealed significant upsurge in the last half-decade due to increased use of crowd control barriers by the military & police in managing crowds during the pandemic, and also by event organizers, commercial spaces, etc., as things opening up.

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Demand Analysis of Crowd Control Barriers (2017-2021) in Comparison to Market Growth Forecasts (2022-2032)

Based on historic growth trend analysis, the global crowd control barrier market size observed 6.1% CAGR during 2017-2021. The market created an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 366 million in the last half-decade.

The North America crowd control barrier industry is the leading market shareholder and has captured more than one-third market share. However, it is expected to lose 164 BPS by 2032 over 2022, while expanding at a CAGR of 13.1%.

In the same way, the United States crowd control barrier market is a prominent consumer as well as exporter of steel crowd control barriers in the North American market, and holds nearly three-fourths market share.

The East Asia crowd control barrier market holds around one-fifth market. It is projected to create an absolute dollar opportunity of nearly US$ 1.1 billion over the forecast period. The Chinese plastic crowd control barrier market is upholding its foremost position in East Asia by acquiring almost half of the overall market share. It is projected to witness growth at 14.6% CAGR and provide high absolute dollar opportunity over the forecast period.

Demand for the fence barrier type grew 1.2X in the past half-decade, and is estimated to grow 3.6X in revenue over the assessment years. However, belt barriers, under the post barriers type, are projected to grow at 12.9% CAGR and create an absolute $ opportunity of nearly US$ 581 million by the end of 2032.

Fact.MR projects the global crowd control barrier systems market to witness growth at 13.7% CAGR while taking a jump in revenue generation post 7.4% year-on-year drop during 2020, owing to the global pandemic.

Recent developments

  • Blow molded barriers are considered lightweight fencing solutions for the management of crowds, and queues and to mark off road works and hazardous areas. High-density polyethylene is bright in color making the barriers easily spottable. These barriers are lightweight and rust-free making them usable in all climate conditions.

  • In 2019, Armogard company introduced Instagate modular crowd control barrier which comes equipped with a latching system making it quick to deploy in any circumstance.

What are the Demand Growth Drivers for Crowd Control Barriers?

“Ever-increasing Crowds in Sporting and Recreational Events Driving Demand for Crowd Control Barriers”

Stadiums, halls and other recreational activity events are always under pressure to enhance revenue by increasing the count of spectators. These crowds can sometimes become tense and create chaotic or uncertain situations, leading to loss of control as well threat to property.

Managing masses of people within a relatively short time frame is critical for security, especially when crowd density is high. Inefficiency in the management of crowds can cause dangerous contingencies at stadiums and halls.

  • For instance, in July 2017, two people were killed in a stampede of football fans at the First National Bank Stadium, Johannesburg. The incident occurred when a large number of people were trying to get into the stadium.

Such incidents are forcing organizers and managers to keep proper tools and equipment in place to manage crowds at events. Crowd management equipment is an essential tool that plays a crucial role in managing crowds. This is likely to drive crowd control equipment sales over the coming years.

Retractable belt barriers are largely used crowd control stanchions in commercial spaces, owing to which, demand for retractable belt barrier stanchions is gaining momentum.

Crowd control fencing manufacturers are emphasizing manufacturing metal crowd control barriers. Aluminium crowd control barrier sales are likely to gain traction over the coming years.

“Rising Social Distancing Measures at Events & Concerts Creating Demand for Crowd Control Barricade Systems”

Though social distancing measures have been relaxed, some offices and communities are still maintaining social distancing procedures. This means that organizations may need to form socially separated zones at their events and concerts.

For instance, trade shows, sporting events, and indoor gatherings, in particular, might still need guests to uphold distancing rules of two feet or more. Organizers need to create reserved zones for certain visitors.

For certain events, organizations may need to set up temporary outdoor zones. In this case, portable crowd control barricade sales witness higher penetration. These crowd control barriers aid organizers to form a temporary gathering place, parking lot, or outdoor seating, and weather-resistant barriers ensure the event remains safe and organized.

“Development of New Technologies Reducing Manufacturing Costs and Offering Competitive Advantage”

Companies are trying to reduce the prices of their products without compromising product strength, stability, and reliability. To achieve this, leading players are looking for numerous opportunities such as opting for economies of scale, reducing higher inventory costs, also adopting the just-in-time approach, as well as developing an integrated sales channel to avoid margin leakage.

Technology advancements for manufacturing has been the prime approach inculcated by manufacturers to have an upper hand in the highly competitive market.

  • ZND has developed cutting-edge SmartWeld technology to manufacture stronger and safer demarcation equipment.
  • MILOS CZ s.r.o. has started using ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS) for select steel crowd control barriers that require high strength and toughness.

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Country-wise Insights

Why is Germany a Leading Crowd Control Barrier Market in Europe?

Europe is one of the leading manufacturers of crowd control barriers, owing to market-leading companies such as ZND Holding BV, Tensator Limited, Armorgard Ltd., Mojo Barriers BV, and many more.

Expansion of the event industry in Germany along with demand from corporate offices, sporting and social events, schools & universities, etc., is offering lucrative opportunities for crowd control barrier suppliers.

The Germany crowd control barrier market holds more than one-fifth of the European market share. It is projected to surge ahead at a CAGR of 13.6% over the assessment period.

Will India See High Growth Prospects in the Crowd Control Barrier Market?

Labor availability, favorable regulations, and various projects run by governments are encouraging manufacturers to reposition their manufacturing units in emerging countries such as Thailand, India, Indonesia, and others.

Furthermore, abundant availability of steel and other basic raw materials such as aluminum, plastics, etc., and startling population growth in these countries, are creating significant demand for crowd control barriers.

The India crowd control barrier market is rapidly emerging as a lucrative space. Leading players are keeping their eye on the country to gain higher profits. India is a market where labor cost is very low, and it has a large consumer base, which makes the country drive consistency in demand.

Sales of crowd control stanchions in the Indian market have increased significantly in the last few years. It has captured more than one-third market share in the South Asia & Oceania crowd control barrier market.

The Indian market is anticipated to gain 36 BPS and offer an absolute dollar opportunity of around ~US$ 203 million during the assessment period.

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Category-wise Insights

Why are Fence and Post Crowd Control Barriers Highly Preferred across Geographies?

Based on barrier type, the market is bifurcated into fence barriers and post barriers. Post barriers are further segregated into three categories - belt barriers, post & rope barriers, and post & chain barriers.

Fence crowd control barriers are preferred more due to their standard use case; however, nowadays, there is an increase in customization based on event type, security protocols, crowd number, location, etc. As such, use of post crowd control barriers is expected to witness an upsurge.

Moreover, a prominent segment is belt barriers under post barriers, which is holding nearly 20% market share and is projected to expand at 12.9% CAGR through 2032. 

Which Crowd Control Barrier Application is Poised to Show Worthwhile Demand Growth?

Based on application, crowd control barriers are segmented into public places, commercial spaces, and others (rallies, exhibitions, disaster mgt.).

Public places account for more than two-fifths market in 2022 due to the increased applications at airports, bus and railway stations, religious places, shopping malls, and the like.

Moreover, crowd control barriers are largely used at religious places and hospitals & healthcare centers, which have acquired nearly 15.9% and 16.2% market share, respectively. In addition, the government, military & police segment is expected to hold more than 15% market share in 2022.

As public places require higher security and controlling of crowds from time to time, this segment is expected to provide high potential for revenue generation over the coming time frame.

Competitive Landscape: Top Companies in Crowd Control Barrier Market

Leading manufacturers of crowd control barriers are Area Four Industries, Hebei Giant Metal Technology Co., Ltd., Snelder Gruppen AB, Arena Group, Tensator Limited, Hebei Dunqiang Hardware Mesh Co Ltdm, ZND Holding BV, Armorgard Ltd., Tamis Corporation, Mojo Barriers BV, TTFS, North American Safety Products, Inc., Schake GmbH, Fortress Fencing, Anping DB Metal Fences Co., Ltd, and Frontier Polymers Ltd.

The global crowd control barrier market is largely conquered by the North American and European regions due to the existence of key manufacturers and higher demand.

Market players are keeping R&D as a priority to fabricate innovative products to reduce product pricing. As the market is highly competitive, price points are strategically mapped by manufacturers in order to gain an upper hand in the market.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of top manufacturers of crowd control barrier market positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

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Key Segments of Crowd Control Barrier Industry Research

  • Crowd Control Barrier Market by Type :

    • Fence Barriers
    • Post Barriers
      • Belt Barriers
      • Post & Rope Barriers
      • Post & Chain Barriers
  • Crowd Control Barrier Market by Material :

    • Steel Crowd Control Barriers
    • Aluminum Crowd Control Barriers
    • Plastic Crowd Control Barriers
  • Crowd Control Barrier Market by Function :

    • Expandable Crowd Control Barriers
    • Non-Expandable Crowd Control Barriers
  • Crowd Control Barrier Market by Usage :

    • Indoor Crowd Control Barriers
    • Outdoor Crowd Control Barriers
  • Crowd Control Barrier Market by Ownership :

    • Private Crowd Control Barriers
    • Rental Crowd Control Barriers
  • Crowd Control Barrier Market by Application :

    • Crowd Control Barriers for Public Places
      • Airports
      • Bus and Railway stations
      • Religious Places
      • Shopping Malls
      • Amusement Parks
      • Hospitals & Healthcare Centers
      • Pub and Restaurants
      • Government, Military & Police
      • Others
    • Crowd Control Barriers for Commercial Spaces
      • Corporate Offices
      • Sporting and social events
      • Schools & Universities
      • Others
    • Others (rallies, Exhibitions, disaster mgt.)
  • Crowd Control Barrier Market by Region :

    • North America Crowd Control Barrier Market
    • Latin America Crowd Control Barrier Market
    • Europe Crowd Control Barrier Market
    • East Asia Crowd Control Barrier Market
    • South Asia & Oceania Crowd Control Barrier Market
    • Middle East & Africa Crowd Control Barrier Market

- FAQs -

How much are crowd control barrier sales in 2022?

The global crowd control barrier market is worth US$ 1.9 billion in 2022.

How is demand for crowd control barrier systems expected to reach over the forecasted period?

Crowd control barrier sales are set to surpass US$ 7 billion by 2032.

How has the market performed historically?

During the historic period of 2017-2021, global demand for crowd control barriers increased at 6.1% CAGR.

Which crowd control barrier companies are leading the market?

Prominent crowd control barrier manufacturers are company Area Four Industries, Hebei Giant Metal Technology Co., Ltd., Snelder Gruppen AB, Arena Group, and Tensator Limited.

Which regions leads consumption of crowd control barriers?

North America leads the global crowd control barrier market accounting for one-third market share in 2022.

Which barrier type holds highest market share?

Fence crowd control barriers account for more than 55% market.

Crowd Control Barrier Market

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