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Position Sensor Market

Global Market Study on Position Sensors: Cost-effective and Highly Efficient Sensors to Be Most Sought-after

Position Sensor Market Segmented By Non-Contact, Magnetic Position Sensors , Inductive Position Sensors, Optical Position Sensors, Capacitive Position Sensors as Technology in Frame and Frameless Construction in Analog and Digital Interface

Position Sensors Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The position sensors market was valued at US$ 5,432.1 Mn in 2022, and is forecasted to have grown to US$ 15,628.6 Mn by the end of 2033. The market for position sensors is estimated to valuate to US$ 5,899.3 Mn in 2023, and is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 10.2% from 2023 to 2033.

Position sensor is an electronic appliance used to automate, monitor, or evaluation procedure by measuring displacement, distance, location, or length. It computes the body's distance travelled from its initial point. It is employed in a wide range of industry sectors, such as automotive, aviation, manufacturing and health services.

Increasing adoption of integrated monitoring systems in consumer technology gadgets such as smartphones and laptops are expected to support the growth of the position sensors market during the forecast period of 2023-2033.

Position sensors are widely employed in computer game steering wheels, hard disk drives and CD/DVD drives, gear boxes, joysticks and in manufacturing & robotics. Additionally, position sensors are in high demands attributed to the increasing industrial automation along with that position sensors can be used in a variety of automotive & industrial applications leading to their increased adoption.

Such factors are providing lucrative environment for the adoption of position sensors systems in the coming future.

North American market held the leading market share of 27.5% in the global landscape in 2022 and is expected to retain its leading position throughout the forecast period, this is followed by Europe that held the market share of 22.1% for 2022.

Position Sensors Market Size (2023)

US$ 5,899.3 Mn

Projected Market Value (2033)

US$ 15,628.6 Mn

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)


Contact Position Sensors Segment Market Share (2022)


India Market Growth Rate (2022)


Digital Position Sensors Segment Market Share (2022)


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What Restraints Will Hamper the Growth of Position Sensors Market?

“High Cost of Production of Position Sensors”

The production of the position sensor is very expensive. Product profitability is determined by the availability and cost of components and raw materials as well as the time required to launch the final product into the market. The major challenges that companies facing is the high competition & rising demands lowering overall production costs without compromising with the quality.

  • In February 2021, AMS AG had launched AS5116, a magnetic position sensor. It provides accurate angle measurements in high-speed electric motors and other demanding automotive applications. It is intended to support safer, smarter, and more environmentally friendly mobility at a low system cost. It enables automakers to boost the electrification trend.
  • In January 2021, Qualcomm collaborated with Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. to develop a new camera-based sensing and positioning device, View Pose. Its goal is to support absolute lane-level vehicle positioning in virtually all environments. This device is also suitable for use in tunnels and covered parking garages.
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Why US Position Sensors Market is dominating?

“Implementation of the Industry 4.0 Principles”

The adoption of position sensors in US is expected to be facilitated by the increasing automation in the manufacturing sector, implementation of Industry 4.0 principles and so on. Additionally the presence of the major market players namely Honeywell & Gill Sensors & Controls Limited are providing lucrative opportunity for the expansion of the position sensors market.

Due to these factors, US region is analyzed to dominate the global position sensors market with the share of 18.2% in 2022.

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Is Position Sensors Market in India Will Provide Growth Opportunities?

“Rising Trend Towards Luxury Vehicles &E-Mobility”

This market growth can be attributed to the various factors such as rising demand for luxury cars together with the increasing advancements in the electronics industry and so on. Additionally, rising demand in the automotive & industrial electronics, smart manufacturing, and e-mobility are some of the major factors anticipated to positively impact the region's position sensors market growth.

Due to these factors the position sensors market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% over the forecast period in India.

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Why Adoption of Position Sensors Systems Increases in Europe. Also Which Country Holds Largest Market Share?

Presence of Major End User Companies in European Region

Germany is one of the most economically significant country in Europe which holds the market share of 12.1% in the European position sensors market, owing to the presence of the major end user industries like BMW (Munich), Volkswagen (Wolfsburg), Daimler (Stuttgart) and so on.

Additionally, the presence of key position sensor provider companies namely Infineon Technologies, Dr. Johannes Heidenhain and Hans Turck GmbH are all the major factors behind the significant market share of Europe of 22.1% in the position sensors market.

Category-wise Insights

Why Contact Segment by Technology have the Larger Market Share in the Position Sensors Market?

Contact segment are analyzed to dominate the position sensors market with the share of 53.7% owing to the factors such as contact position sensors provide high level of accuracy & ensure detectability on almost all surfaces.

Additionally, they are cheap as compared to the non-contact position sensors segments and have wide range of applications in various industry verticals.

Why Digital Interface in Position Sensors Market Holds the largest market share in 2022?

Based on the interface the share of digital position sensors holds the largest share of 56.5% in 2022, attributed to factors such as their widespread use in the production of high-volume, low-cost, and small-size devices. It has a potentiometer, voltage, current, or incremental encoder in its signal output and provides low-cost customer-specific versions.

Competitive Landscape

Major position sensors companies are influenced by the market trend of the growth in EV vehicles and devices that require the use of position sensors.

  • In January 2021, Renishaw plc had launched FORTiSrange, a next generation enclosed linear absolute encoders. It has position sensors and is based on the industry-proven RESOLUTE encoder technology.
  • In November 2020, Renishaw plc had launched QUANTiCencoder, equipped with position sensors to give analogue output. It enables direct signal manipulation within the customer electronics and is suitable for highly dynamic applications.

Recent developments related to key players providing position sensors market solutions have been tracked by the analysts at Persistence Market Research, which will be accessible in the full report.

Position Sensors Report Scope



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Market Analysis

US$ Mn for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia & Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (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

  • Product & Services
  • Technology
  • End User
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • TE Connectivity
  • Honeywell
  • Althen Sensors
  • Gill Sensors & Controls Limited
  • Cambridge Integrated Circuits
  • Tekscan, Inc.
  • Sensata Technologies, Inc.
  • Bourns
  • NewTek Sensor Solutions
  • Novotechnik Inc.
  • Positek Limited
  • Celera Motion
  • SIKO
  • ams AG
  • KEYENCE Corporation


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Key Segments of Position Sensors Market Industry Research

By Interface

  • Analog
  • Digital
    • BiSS-C
    • SSI
    • SPI

By Diameter

  • 5-50 mm
  • 50-100 mm
  • >=100 mm

By Industry

  • Aerospace
  • Defence
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa

- Companies Covered in This Report -

  • TE Connectivity
  • Honeywell
  • Althen Sensors
  • Gill Sensors & Controls Limited
  • Cambridge Integrated Circuits
  • Tekscan, Inc.
  • Sensata Technologies, Inc.
  • Bourns
  • NewTek Sensor Solutions
  • Novotechnik Inc.
  • Positek Limited
  • Celera Motion
  • SIKO
  • ams AG
  • KEYENCE Corporation

- Frequently Asked Questions -

In 2022, the market value of position sensors was US$ 5,432.1Mn.

The global position sensors market is estimated to advance at a 10.2% CAGR through 2033.

The market for position sensors is forecasted to climb to US$ 15,628.6 Mn by 2033 end.

Demand for position sensors market in India is projected to rise at a CAGR of 12.3% over the forecast period.

In 2022, the North America position sensors market held a dominant market share of 27.5%.

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