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Bulletproof Glass Market Research Report Information By Application (Defense & VIP Vehicles, ATM Booths & Teller Stations, Cash-in-Transit Vehicles, Commercial Buildings, Government & Law Enforcement, and Others), By End-Use (Automotive, Military, Banking & Finance, Construction, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/10145-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale| June 2024

Global Bulletproof Glass Market Overview


Bulletproof Glass Market Size was valued at USD 8.2 billion in 2022. The Bulletproof Glass industry is projected to grow from USD 9.37 Billion in 2023 to USD 27.30 billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.30% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Growing demand from industries such as residential construction and luxury automobiles and expanding research and development efforts are the key market drivers enhancing market growth.


Bulletproof Glass Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Bulletproof Glass Market Trends




  • The growing automotive sector is driving the market growth




The expanding global automotive industry and increasing demand for luxury vehicles are the primary factors driving the growth of the bulletproof security glass market. The increasing use of bulletproof glass in the military and maritime industries, which operate in high-pressure environments and require shatter-resistant glass that can withstand high pressure, is expected to drive the market's value. Additionally, it can be shaped into complex structures while retaining its quality and resilience. Increasing concerns about public safety and security, as well as an increase in the number of applications for these spectacles, will propel the growth rate of the bulletproof glass market. In addition, the rising defense expenditures of emerging economies and the high demand for residential structures and luxury vehicles are anticipated to boost the market CAGR.


Globally, the market is anticipated to be driven by the need to maximize the security of financial institutions while minimizing risks to human life. The new horizons of financial services and organizations have increased the likelihood of bulletproof glass applications, including the emergence of several minor financial authorities requiring high-level protection. Financial sector infrastructure development is more advanced in emerging economies like India and China. Thus, the market may encounter greater development opportunities in these markets. In addition to financial institutions, the significance of the bulletproof security glass market is growing in the defense sector. Israel, Iraq, and Syria, extremely susceptible to terrorist attacks, have witnessed rising demand from the automotive and building construction end-use sectors. Rising demand for bulletproof vehicles from defense and military installations and vital structures has been a key factor in expanding the regional market.


For instance, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 1 billion people worldwide are obese as of 2022, including 650 million adults, 340 million adolescents, and 39 million children. As a result of being overweight or obese, 167 million people—adults and children—will be less healthy by 2025. Due to this, it is anticipated that throughout the projection period, demand for weight loss supplements will increase due to the rising obesity rate. Thus, driving the Bulletproof Glass market revenue.


Bulletproof Glass Market Segment Insights


Bulletproof Glass Application Insights


Based on Application, the  Bulletproof Glass Market segmentation includes Defense & VIP Vehicles, ATM Booths & Teller Stations, Cash-in-Transit Vehicles, Commercial Buildings, Government & Law Enforcement, and Others. The Defense & VIP Vehicles segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue. Due to escalating geopolitical tensions between numerous nations worldwide, the defense & VIP vehicles segment held the greatest market share. This has increased expenditures for enhancing the military structure and employing advanced armor, subsequently increasing product demand. ATMs have always been a target for cash and machine-related larceny. The product offers protection against robbery and vandalism by offenders. Several niche applications are experiencing a surge in product demand due to the increasing sophistication of the industry's glass manufacturing technology.


Figure 1:  Bulletproof Glass Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032 (USD billion)Bulletproof Glass Market, by Application, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Bulletproof Glass End-Use Insights


Based on End-Use, the  Bulletproof Glass Market segmentation includes Automotive, Military, Banking & Finance, Construction, and Others. The Military category generated the most income. The dominant market share held by the military segment can be attributed to the increasing sophistication of robberies and larceny and the rise in terrorist attacks. This item is ingested for use in armor, military vehicles, and military bases. The expansion of the automotive industry can be attributed to the rising demand for products used in producing windshields, side windows, and rear windows that provide both visibility and defense against external attacks.


Bulletproof Glass Regional Insights


By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Bulletproof Glass market area will dominate this market in 2022. The United States is the world's leading manufacturer and exporter of reinforced glass. Due to its substantial military budget, it is also the foremost consumer of these glasses. According to the Congressional Budget Office, American defense expenditures will increase from USD 596 billion in 2014 to USD 915 billion in 2031. The greatest portions of the budget are allocated to the Navy and Air Force departments. During the forecast period, the market for bulletproof glass in the region is anticipated to be driven by rising demand from end-user industries and government support.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2:  BULLETPROOF GLASS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


BULLETPROOF GLASS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Europe’s Bulletproof Glass market accounts for the second-largest market share. The market expansion in Europe is attributable to the growing trend of technologically advanced buildings. In addition, actions implemented by the European Union (EU) to boost the use of secured and safe materials for buildings will drive the market even further. Further, the German Bulletproof Glass market held the largest market share, and the UK Bulletproof Glass market was the fastest-growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Bulletproof Glass Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Due to the rising demand for luxury vehicles and the expansion of the Asian-Pacific automotive industry, the region is anticipated to experience lucrative growth. The rise in the construction of tall buildings for both residential and commercial use, necessitating excellent safety and security for consumers, has been fueled by the high population density of the world's nations, propelling market expansion. Moreover, China’s Bulletproof Glass market held the largest market share, and the Indian Bulletproof Glass market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Bulletproof Glass Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in R&D activities to inflate their product lines, which will help the Bulletproof Glass market grow even more. Market participants are also adopting various strategic initiatives to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including product innovation, acquisition, and collaboration. To expand and survive in a competitive market climate, the Bulletproof Glass industry must offer cost-effective products.


Manufacturing locally to minimalize manufacturing costs is one of the key business strategies manufacturers use in the global Bulletproof Glass industry. Major players in the Bulletproof Glass market include Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), AGC Inc. (Japan), Smartglass International Limited (Ireland), SCHOTT AG (China), CSG Holdings Co., Ltd. (China), Total Security Solutions (U.S.), Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (U.S.), and Armortex (U.S.).


Glass and glazing systems are manufactured and distributed by Nippon Sheet Glass Co Ltd. The company offers a variety of architectural glass products for the renovation and construction of commercial and residential projects, as well as automotive glazing for new vehicles and replacement markets. In addition, the company sells specialty glass and glass fiber products. The company offers fire-resistant glass, thermal insulation glass, noise control glazing, safety and security glazing, glass for solar energy, solar control glass, thin display glass, glass cord for automotive engine belts, glass flake, copier, and printer lenses, metal shine, and battery separators. The company's manufacturing facilities are in multiple countries, and its products are marketed in North America, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Europe. The headquarters of NSG is in Tokyo, Japan.


Formerly known as Asahi Glass Co Ltd, AGC Inc supplies glass, electronic components, chemicals, and ceramics. The company offers flat float, automotive, decorative, architectural, heat-insulating, shielding, disaster-resistant, security, and polished wired glass. In addition, the company provides LCD glass substrates, specialty glass for display applications, solar power systems, cover glass for car-mounted displays, fabricated glass for industrial use, and optoelectronic and lighting glass products. AGC offers polyvinyl chloride, vinyl chloride monomer, caustic soda, fluorinated polymers, and water- and oil-repellents. Attoch, XCV, Coolverre, Lacobel, Wonderlite, Amorea, Preminol, Glascene, Aflas, infoverre, and Thermotect are the brand names under which the company markets its products. The company operates in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. The headquarters of AGC is in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan. Asahi India Glass Limited announced in January 2023 a partnership with Enormous Brands to create brand films for its AIS Windows brand of complete doors and windows solutions. With this partnership, AIS Windows intends to impact the doors and windows market significantly.


Key Companies in the Bulletproof Glass market include



  • Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (Japan)

  • Saint-Gobain (France)

  • AGC Inc. (Japan)

  • Smartglass International Limited (Ireland)

  • SCHOTT AG (China)

  • CSG Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)

  • Total Security Solutions (U.S.)

  • Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Armortex (U.S.)


Bulletproof Glass Industry Developments


January 2023 Guardian Glass signed an agreement to acquire Vortex Glass, a fabrication company based in Miami, Florida. This transaction between the two companies will provide complete products of tempered glass for construction in homes and businesses, including shower doors, office partitions, and glass railings, to customers.


March 2019 In Poland, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain inaugurated in March 2019 a new "state-of-the-art" IGU (Insulated Glass Unit) as well as TPA (Thermal Plastic Application) production line.


May 2018 Skoda released a bullet- and blast-resistant estate version of the Superb. The armored Superb is the culmination of a collaboration between Skoda and a British convertor. The result of three years of development is a model that is virtually indistinguishable from a standard production vehicle, but provides bullet and explosion protection for its occupants.


Bulletproof Glass Market Segmentation


Bulletproof Glass Application Outlook



  • Defense & VIP Vehicles

  • ATM Booths & Teller Stations

  • Cash-in-Transit Vehicles

  • Commercial Buildings

  • Government & Law Enforcement

  • Others


Bulletproof Glass End-Use Outlook



  • Automotive

  • Military

  • Banking & Finance

  • Construction

  • Others


Bulletproof Glass Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 8.2 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 9.37 billion
Market Size 2032 USD 27.30 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 14.30% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Application, End-Use, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), AGC Inc. (Japan), Smartglass International Limited (Ireland), SCHOTT AG (China), CSG Holdings Co., Ltd. (China), Total Security Solutions (U.S.), Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (U.S.), and Armortex (U.S.).
Key Market Opportunities Growing application
Key Market Dynamics Rising demand in the automotive sector New product launches Technological advancements


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Bulletproof Glass Market size was valued at USD 8.2 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.30% during the forecast period, 2023-North America had the largest share in the global market2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), AGC Inc. (Japan), Smartglass International Limited (Ireland), SCHOTT AG (China), CSG Holdings Co., Ltd. (China), Total Security Solutions (U.S.), Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (U.S.), and Armortex (U.S.).

The Defense & VIP Vehicles category dominated the market in 2022.

The military had the largest share in the global market.

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