The U.S. Electrical & Electronics Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) Market, By Service (Testing, Inspection, and Certification); By Product (Smart Lighting System, Smart Wiring System, HVAC System, Electrical Component, e-Toys, Household Appliances, and Security & Access Control); By Offerings (Electromagnetic Compatibility, Electrical Safety, Connectivity, Digital Services, Energy Efficiency Testing and Cybersecurity Services); By Region (Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, Central, Texas State, and California State) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016-2026

March 2021
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u.s. electrical & electronics testing, inspection, and certification (tic) market

The US TIC Market- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2026

The U.S.electrical & electronic Testing, Inspection, & Certification (TIC) market has reached USD 33,684.7 billion in 2020 and is further expected to reach USD 46,306.7 billion in the forecast period (2021-2026) at a CAGR of 5.72%.The US TIC market is driven by several key factors. The rising demand for automotive testing, regulations designed for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles, and the growing energy conservation movement in the automotive sector are driving the market growth. Additionally, the growing use of TIC in the medical equipment industry is equally driving the growth of the sector.

Source: BlueWeave Consulting


US Electrical & Electronic TIC Overview

Electrical & Electronic TIC services include auditing, inspection, quality assurance, compliance testing, and certification services. Such services are utilized by firms operating across diverse industry verticals to progress the efficiency and competitiveness of manufacturing processes. Additionally, TIC services help ensure that businesses comply with internationally recognized standards, regulations, and policies set by the government to advance the quality of products. Any product, service, or business may benefit from testing, inspection, and certification services.


Increased Demand in Automotive Testing

The integration of electronics architecture in vehicles has been steadily increasing in the automotive industry. Additionally, the increasing need for comfort and safety has triggered massive innovations and research and development efforts from original equipment manufacturers and automotive dealers for the testing of electronics parts and compliance with International and U.S. government regulations. The demand for automotive testing will be bolstered by the laws governing vehicle fuel emissions and consumption.

Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSA), which is a part of the U.S Federal Government’s Department of Transportation, has launched a national program encompassing new standards intended to decrease Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions so as to progress the fuel economy. Additionally, the US EPA (the United States Environmental Protection Agency) has also set greenhouse gas emissions standards under the Clean Air Act to reduce the emission of GHG. What’s more, the rigorous Euro 6 norms, launched by the European Union (EU), aim at making cars cleaner by reducing toxic gas emissions such as carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxide (NOx), and hydrocarbons. The new Euro 6 norms have diverse standards for diesel and petrol cars. Such factors are playing a major role in boosting the growth of automotive testing even in the United States.


Increasing TIC in the Medical Equipment Industry

The harmonization of standards, rising demand for medical equipment in the U.S., and growing need for verification and validation for medical equipment are a few factors driving the growth of the medical equipment testing market. Furthermore, strict government regulations and the growing trend of outsourcing medical equipment testing services are also propelling the market growth. The pandemic has further emphasized the growth of advanced low-cost medical equipment. Since such equipment must adhere to stringent medical device standards, henceforth, companies are capitalizing heavily on testing services.

A growing need for TIC services has been witnessed in the medical industry as well due to the ever-increasing demand for superior quality and standard products. Testing providers in the medical device testing industry ensure that medical devices comply with the essential safety, quality, performance, and regulatory standards. A few of the major instances of testing services are biocompatibility testing, electromedical equipment testing, and clinical research services which are used for the evaluation of the final product, investigation of defective material, as well as testing the performance of devices and the electrical safety of the equipment.


Lack of R&D Facilities for Test Equipment

Several strict emission regulations and norms mandated across the region have compelled original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to assess their vehicles efficiently to ensure they meet those norms. Modern vehicles such as hybrid cars with amalgam powertrains demand diverse types of test equipment, such as mobile-based testing equipment and others. Only a handful of companies, such as Intertek, Ricardo, and Horiba offer advanced testing solutions for hybrid cars.

A majority of automobile firms outsource testing services, which in turn surges the overall price of the vehicles, besides affecting their sales. The testing of hybrid cars necessitates advanced research as these vehicles use a variety of testing devices. The lack of research & development facilities for automotive testing would result in less innovative and advanced products. Consequently, these factors will impede the quality of testing the vehicle.


Impact of COVID-19 on US Electrical & Electronic TIC Industry

The coronavirus-induced pandemic has had a serious impact on industry players in terms of market and operational parameters. As soon as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a pandemic, countries all over the world were compelled to implement nationwide lockdown to deter the spread of the virus. This has severely impacted manufacturing besides disrupting the supply chains. Production and operation have slowed down owing to the spreading of coronavirus. Furthermore, the COVID-19 has also hindered the market growth of US TIC.

The pandemic has caused the largest interruption to automotive production, along with unprecedented supply chain disruptions, which have taken the automotive industry to a standstill, thus, hindering the market growth of US TIC (as automotive is an end-user). For the next few quarters of 2021, decreased sales of vehicles are likely to be the foremost concern for automotive OEMs. According to industry experts, the chance of revenue revival in the near future is slim.

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Source: BlueWeave Consulting


US Electrical & Electronic TIC Market: By Service

Based on service type, the testing segment accounted for the largest share of the electrical & electronics TIC market in 2020. The lion’s share of this segment is principally driven by the growth of globalization, an increase in brand protection policies, the existence of diverse product standards across various regions, along with rising product diversity, and supportive government initiatives to progress the quality of various goods. Several types of testing are required in the electrical industry for setting standard safety procedures, which are used for certification purposes. The different levels of testing depend on what kind of equipment is being tested– for instance, CLASS I (earthed) or CLASS II (double insulated).


Competitive Landscape

New entrants have a much lower chance of succeeding in this sector as it is difficult to match the high capital requirements. Some of the leading players in this sector are Deka CERTIFICATION B.V, Nemko, NTS, CESI S.p.A.QIMA, Applus+,         Bureau Veritas, SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific, UL LLC, Intertek Group plc, and other prominent players. In order to boost their manufacturing potential, product portfolio, and provide competitive differentiation, the market leaders are increasingly engaging in acquisitions, alliances, and mergers.

Recent Development

·         On 9 March 2021, Bureau Veritas announced that they will provide their expertise to the Eolmed project. It will consist of three wind turbines with a combined capacity of 30MW and will be able to satisfy the energy needs of 50,000 people. The wind turbines will be mounted on floating platforms more than 18 km from the shore and grounded at an average depth of 60 meters.

·         On 20 October 2020, Applus+, the global testing, inspection, and certification company announced that they had agreed to acquire the entire share capital of BesiktaBilprovningSverige Holding AB (Besikta) from Volati AB.



Scope of the Report



Years Considered

Historical data – 2016-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2026

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Market Coverage

Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, Central, Texas State, and California State

Product/Service Segmentation

By service, product, offering, and region

Key Players

Key Players for Market Includes: - DEKRA CERTIFICATION B.V, Nemko, NTS, CESI S.p.A. QIMA, Applus+, Bureau Veritas, SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific, UL LLC, Intertek Group plc, and other prominent players



By Service

Ø  Testing

Ø  Inspection

Ø  Certification

Ø  By Product

Ø  Smart Lighting System

Ø  Smart Wiring System

Ø  HVAC System

Ø  Electrical Component

Ø  e-Toys

Ø  Household Appliances

Ø  Security & Access Control

By Offering

Ø  Electromagnetic Compatibility

Ø  Electrical Safety

Ø  Connectivity

Ø  Digital Services

Ø  Energy Efficiency Testing

Ø  Cybersecurity Services

By Region

Ø  Northern Region

Ø  SouthernRegion

Ø  EasternRegion

Ø  WesternRegion

Ø  CentralRegion

Ø  Texas State

Ø  California State



1.    What is the current size of the US electrical & electronics testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) market?Answer: The US electrical and electronic TIC market has reached USD 33,684.7 billion in 2020.

1.    What are the major factors driving the growth of the US electrical & electronics testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) market?

Answer:  The major factors driving the growth of the US electrical & electronic TIC market is increased demand in automotive testing and vehicle and uses of TIC in the medical equipment

2.    Who are the key players in the US electrical & electronic, inspection, and certification (TIC) market?

Answer:  The key players in the US electrical & electronic TIC market are Robert Bosch, ZF Friedrichshafen, Denso, Aptiv, Brentwood Industries IncDEKRA CERTIFICATION B.V, Nemko, NTS, CESI S.p.A. QIMA, Applus+, Bureau Veritas, SGS SA, Eurofins Scientific, UL LLC, Intertek Group plc, and other prominent players.

3.    Which service accounted for the largest share in the US electrical & electronic, inspection, and certification (TIC) market?

Answer: The testing segment by service accounted for the largest share in the US electrical & electronic TIC market.

4.    At what CAGR the US electrical & electronic, inspection, and certification (TIC)market is growing?

Answer: The US electrical & electronic market is growing at a CAGR of 5.72%.



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