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Mortuary Equipment Market

Mortuary Equipment Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Product, By Type, By End User : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031

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Author's: Vikita Thakur | Roshan Deshmukh
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Mortuary Equipment Market Research, 2031

The global Mortuary Equipment Market size was valued at $863.8 million in 2021, and is projected to reach $1.6 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2022 to 2031. Mortuary equipment are used for proper handling of dead bodies to ensure proper investigation of the cause of death; they are most commonly used in medical research and for further disposal of the body. Mortuary equipment is used in facilities such as morgues and mortuaries. The difference between a morgue and a mortuary is that the latter is equipped in hospitals. The preservation of the deceased's bodies before they are sent to funeral homes or graves depends on the use of mortuary equipment. There are several types of mortuary equipment available in the market to transport or store human dead bodies such as trolleys, cadaver trays, dissecting tables, embalming workstations and racking systems, and refrigeration units, and freezers. Refrigeration units are the most widely used mortuary equipment that is used to store the dead bodies for a longer duration of time to conduct any legal proceedings such as postmortem.

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The key factors that drive Mortuary Equipment Market growth market are rise in mortality rate due to chronic disease and rise in a number of deaths caused by COVID-19 pandemic propels the growth of the market. For instance, according to report published by the American Cancer Society, in January 2022, it was estimated that lung cancer is responsible for more than 350 deaths per day, which is the highest number of deaths for all types of cancer.  Furthermore, rise in adoption of technologically advanced devices such as dissection tables, autopsy platforms and embalming platforms across the world further boosts the growth of the market. For instance, in September 2019, SM Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd. manufactured the latest mortuary chamber Smi 157, which is used for storing of cadaverous under cool conditions to prevent decomposition. However, the high cost of mortuary equipment hampers the market growth. Conversely, the emerging healthcare market in developing countries & rise in geriatric population along with chronic disease in developing countries is expected to provide a lucrative Mortuary Equipment Market opportunity in the forecast period. 

The global mortuary equipment market is segmented into product, type, end-user, and region. By product, it is categorized into body transporters and trays, autopsy tables, refrigerators and freezers, mortuary cabinets, crematoriums and others. The body transporters and trays segment are further classified into stretchers, trolleys and carriers. The autopsy tables segment is further classified into L-shaped autopsy tables, stationary autopsy tables, and adjustable autopsy tables. The refrigerators and freezers segment are further classified into the 2-body mortuary cabinets, 3-body mortuary cabinets, 10-15-body mortuary cabinets and others. The crematorium segment is further classified into cremation ovens and cremator chargers. By type, it is segmented into manual and automated. By end user, it is categorized into hospitals, forensic labs, research organizations and medical educational institutions. By region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Product Segment review

By product, the mortuary equipment market is segmented into body transporters and trays, autopsy tables, refrigerators and freezers, mortuary cabinets, crematorium and others. The body transporters and trays segment accounted for the largest share of the market. The dominance of this segment can be attributed to an increase in mortality rate and rise in the adoption of advanced body transportation systems and trays.

The autopsy tables segment is anticipated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. An increase in the number of deaths caused by chronic disease and cancer increases the demand for autopsy tables to conduct postmortem examinations of a corpse.

Mortuary Equipment Market by Product

Type Segment Review

By type, the mortuary equipment market is segmented into manual and automated. The manual segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market, owing to the increase in demand of body bags, mortuary stretchers, lifting carts, mortuary washing units, and autopsy tables, which are used to preserve and keep the dead bodies.

The automated segment is expected to grow at a considerable growth rate during the mortuary equipment market forecast period owing to an increase in demand for advanced and automated mortuary equipment due to an increase in mortality rate.

Mortuary Equipment Market by Type

End User Segment Review

By end user, the market is categorized into hospitals, forensic labs, research organizations and medical educational institutions. The hospital's segment was the highest revenue contributor to the market owing to an increase in the number of private hospitals & mortuaries and high adoption rate of advanced technologies provided by private hospitals.

The forensic labs segment is expected to grow at a considerable growth rate during the mortuary equipment market forecast period. An increase in cases of murder, road accidents, and suicides leads to an increase in demand for forensic labs to examine and evaluate the actual reason of the person’s death.

Mortuary Equipment Market by End User

Region Segment Review

Region-wise, the mortuary equipment market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America accounted for a majority of the mortuary equipment market share in 2021 and is anticipated to remain dominant during the forecast period owing to growth in a number of private hospitals, adoption of technologically advanced products, and development of automated devices such as dissection tables, autopsy platforms, and embalming platforms.

Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness lucrative growth, owing to rise in population in emerging countries such as China, India, and Japan, rise in cancer patients, and an increase in mortality.

Mortuary Equipment Market by Region

The key players that operate in the Mortuary Equipment Industry  are Barber of Sheffield, C.F. di Ciro Fiocchetti & C. s.n.c, EIHF Isofroid, Ferno-Washington Inc., Hickey & Co., HYGECO, KUGEL Medical GmbH & Co. KG, LEEC Ltd, Mopec Inc., Mortech Manufacturing Company Inc., Mortuary Lift Company, SM Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd., SOVA Motion, Span Surgical Co, and Thermofisher Scientific Inc

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the mortuary equipment market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing mortuary equipment market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the mortuary equipment market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global mortuary equipment market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Mortuary Equipment Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Product
  • Body transporters and trays
    • Type
      • Stretchers
      • Trolleys
      • Carrier
  • Autopsy tables
    • Type
      • L shaped Autopsy tables
      • Stationary Autopsy tables
      • Adjustable Autopsy tables
  • Refrigerators
    • Type
      • For 2 Body
      • For 3 Body
      • For 10- 15 Body
      • Others
  • Mortuary cabinets
  • Crematoriums
    • Type
      • Cremation Ovens
      • Cremator Charger
  • Other
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By Type
  • Manual
  • Automated
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By End User
  • Hospitals
  • Forensic labs
  • Research organizations
  • Medical educational institutions
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, Rest Of Asia Pcific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

Span Surgical Co, EIHF Isofroid, Barber of Sheffield, LEEC Ltd, Mortuary Lift Company, KUGEL Medical GmbH & Co, Mopec Inc, C.F. di Ciro Fiocchetti & C. s.n.c, Thermofisher Scientific Inc, Ferno-Washington Inc, SOVA Motion, HYGECO, SM Scientific Instruments Pvt. Ltd, Mortech Manufacturing Company Inc, Hickey & Co

Analyst Review

This section provides various opinions of top-level CXOs in the mortuary equipment market. In accordance to several interviews conducted, the mortuary equipment market is expected to witness significant growth in the future, owing to rise in mortality rate around the globe due to COVID-19 pandemic, cancer and chronic diseases.

According to the perspectives of CXOs, global mortuary equipment market is expected to witness steady growth in the future. The rise in the geriatric population and increase in the number of chronic and various other diseases are the key factors driving the growth of the market. However, high cost of advanced mortuary equipment hampers the growth of the market up to some extent over the forecast period.

On the contrary, increase in a number of private hospitals and morgues in the developing countries that offer funeral services increased the demand for mortuary equipment are the key factors which are expected to provide opportunities for the growth of the global mortuary equipment market in the future.

Further, North America is expected to witness highest growth, in terms of revenue, owing to rise in the adoption of technologically advanced mortuary equipment and the presence of major players operating in this region are the factors that propel the growth of the market.

Asia-Pacific was the second largest contributor to the market in 2021, and is expected to register the fastest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the rise in prevalence of chronic diseases and increase in the geriatric population in developed countries

Author Name(s) : Vikita Thakur | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

The upcoming Trens are rise in the number of deaths due to increase in number of road accidents and increase in the number of private hospitals and mortuaries

The top companies are Barber of Sheffield, C.F. di Ciro Fiocchetti & C. s.n.c, EIHF Isofroid, Ferno-Washington Inc., Hickey & Co., HYGECO, KUGEL Medical GmbH & Co. KG

North America is the largest regional market for Mortuary Equipment

The market value of Mortuary Equipment in 2021 was $863.78 million

The forecast period in the report is from 2022 to 2031

The total market value of the Mortuary Equipment Market is $1,641.85 million in 2031

No, there is no value chain analysis provided in the Mortuary Equipment Market report

The base year for the report is 2021

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Mortuary Equipment Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2031