Cold Chain Monitoring Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Cold Chain Monitoring Market Research Report– By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By Application (Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Food & Beverages, Chemicals), By Logistics (Warehousing, Transportation) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/1351-CR | February 2020 | Region: Global | 110 pages

Cold Chain Monitoring Market Overview

The Cold Chain Monitoring Market is evaluated to register a CAGR of 9.6%. As per the MRFR analysis, the market will further reach up to USD 7158.8 Million during the forecast period 2018-2023. Major drivers such as rising demand for warehousing of cold storage and increased use of packaged foods are propelling the Cold Chain Monitoring Market. Also, the growing urbanization and emergence of solutions for monitoring cold chain temperature are improving the market growth.

The lack of basic standardization of products and solutions is a major restraint for the Cold Chain Monitoring Market. Also, the spread of COVID-19 in 2020 resulted in a huge decline in market growth due to huge disruption in supply chain and production. However, in the forthcoming period, the market will revive its growth and gain its position. North America will hold the largest Cold Chain Monitoring Market Share during the forecast period.

Mainly due to the good availability of Cold chain monitoring devices and developed infrastructure for transportation and technological advancements. Especially, the US there are several providers for the solution in the cold chain monitoring Market that is highly responsible for efficient growth. Apart from that, the Asia-Pacific region is estimated to record the fastest growth during the forecast period.

COVID-19 Analysis

The spread of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 began in late 2019 from Wuhan, China. Later, it spread across several countries across the world that resulted in huge economic disruption. To prevent the spread important measures such as social distancing, lockdowns, etc. were implemented. This also caused the shutdown of different industries for several months. It also had a positive effect such as awareness about packaged food items and better cold chain monitoring equipment.

Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

Majorly, the rising demand for cold chain monitoring especially in the pharmaceutical industry is a major driver for Cold Chain Monitoring Market. Strict rules and regulations for the shipment and storage of pharmaceutical products can also improve market growth. The growing awareness among customers for better food quality and demand for packaged foods and beverages will be beneficial as well.  Also, the investments by private organizations and the government in this sector will push the market growth.


A crucial restraint is the absence of standardization of cold chain monitoring equipment. This factor will lead to confusion among users. This will lead to the emission of carbon and greenhouse gases which can slow down the Cold Chain Monitoring Market growth during the forecast period.


The rising need to lessen the spoilage and wastage of food will lead to open new opportunities as well. Along with that, the rising need for the better quality of food and temperature-sensitive products will further result in offering several opportunities for significant growth.


The rising costs can pose a huge challenge for market growth. Issues regarding installation and monitoring can increase the costs that will be challenging to solve for the market players. With technological advancements and sustainable options, these costs can be mitigated to a certain extent.

Cumulative Analysis

According to MRFR analysis, the Cold Chain Monitoring Market is evaluated to grow at significant growth. The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is evaluated to reach up to 19%. Along with that, the market value will reach up to USD 8.3 Billion during the forecast period 2018-2023. With several driving factors and trends, North America will hold the largest share in the market. Also, there are various Cold chain monitoring companies that are using various techniques to improve the market situation hampered due to coronavirus.

Value Chain Analysis

The value of the Cold Chain Monitoring Market will increase simultaneously with the increased use of frozen food products. With the presence of several companies across the world increasing demand for refrigeration especially for the pharmaceutical company will also elevate its value. However, the importance of storing the coronavirus vaccines, the demand for cold chain monitoring will further thrive.

Market Segmentations

The Cold Chain Monitoring Market Size is segmented into application, logistics, and components. On the basis of logistics, the Cold Chain Monitoring Industry is segmented into Warehousing and Transportation.  The warehousing segment is estimated to grow at a significant CAGR of 8.6& during the forecast period.

On the basis of application, the Cold Chain Monitoring Industry is further bifurcated into Beverages and Foods, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and others. In this section, the beverages and food sub-segment will contribute to the largest market share.

On the basis of components, the Cold Chain Monitoring Industry is again segmented into Software, Telematics Devices, Radio Frequency Devices, and others. In the components category, the radiofrequency devices are projected to dominate the market during the forecast period.  

Regional Analysis

Geographically, the Cold Chain Monitoring Market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. North America is estimated that to have the largest market share in the forecast period. The growing frozen food industry and rising meat consumption and sustainable investments by the key players is the main reason for the exponential growth. Also, the availability of better monitoring solutions for maintaining the performance of several cold chains will help to abide by the guidelines.

The Asia-Pacific region will record the fastest growth during the forecast period. The rising chemical industry is a major reason for the rising growth. Countries like China and India are having rapid development in the chemicals and pharmaceutical industry. Also, the increasing urbanization and demand for high-quality food products are a major reason for the rapid expansion.

Competitive Landscape

Several key players across the world play a huge role in enhancing the growth of the Cold Chain Monitoring Market. With several techniques such as market analysis, collaboration, new product launches, acquisition, expansion, partnerships, etc. they try to build a strong business portfolio. These are the following key players in the cold chain tracking and monitoring industry-

  • Infratab Inc. (US)

  • NEC Corp. (Japan)

  • Sensitech Inc. (US)

  • NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands)

  • Zest Labs (US)

  • Controlant EHF (Iceland)

  • Berlinger and Co. AG (Switzerland)


  • Monnit Corporation (US)

  • Klinge Corporation (US)

  • ELPRO-BUCHS AG (Switzerland)

  • Lineage Logistics Holding LLC (US)

  • Verigo (US)

  • Tagbox (US)

  • Nimble Wireless (India)

  • DAIKIN Industries Ltd. (Japan)

  • SecureRF Corporation (US)

  • Safetraces (US)

  • Savi Technology (US)

  • FreshSurety (US)

Recent Developments

  • Americold, a renowned company in 2019 acquired PortFresh Holdings. The PortFresh Holdings offers operator services for temperature control.

  • In 2020, Gubba Cold Storage announced the strengthening of its network of cold chains to support coronavirus vaccine storage.

  • ELPRO in 2020, announced the launch of a next-generation solution called LIBERO data loggers. This new product can be easily for numerous uses such as the need for ultra-low applications, dry ice, monitoring of pharmaceuticals, etc.

  • Monnit in 2020 launched a new service called “ALTA advanced Edge Gateway.” This service transmits data from the Wireless Sensors to several cloud providers.

Report Overview

The report overview of the global cold chain tracking and monitoring market is as follows-

  • Market Overview

  • COVID-19 Analysis

  • Dynamics of the Market

  • Value Chain Analysis

  • Market Segmentation

  • Regional Analysis

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Recent Development

Report Score and Segmentation

  • Study Period- 2018-2023

  • Base Year-2021

  • Forecast Period- 2018-2023

  • Historical Period-2019-2020

The report score is to give substantial information about the Cold Chain Monitoring Market Trends. It highlights various aspects affecting the market growth such as opportunities, restraints, challenges, etc. Along with that, it highlights the key players and recent developments. The information collected in this report is collected from several secondary and primary sources. s


By Components

  • Software

  • Telematics Devices

  • Radio Frequency Devices

  • Others

By Applications

  • Beverages and Foods

  • Chemicals

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Others

By Logistics

  • Warehousing

  • Transportation

By Region

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • North America

  • South America

  • The Middle East and Africa

Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size    7158.8 Million
  CAGR   9.6%
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Component, Application, Logistics
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Zest Labs Inc. (U.S.), Sensitech Inc. (U.S.), Controlant EHF (Iceland), Monnit Corporation (U.S.), Infratab Inc. (U.S.), Berlinger & Co. AG (Switzerland), NEC Corp. (Japan), Sensitech Inc. (U.S.), ORBCOMM (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands)
  Key Market Opportunities   Constant investments being made by government agencies and private sector companies to roll out cold storage warehouse networks.
  Key Market Drivers

  • Growing Demand for Refrigeration in Pharmaceutical and F&B Industry.
  • Rapid urbanization.
  • Rising awareness of quality food.
  • Growing health consciousness.

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The global market of cold chain monitoring can thrive at 9.6% CAGR through the study period (2018-2023).

    Berlinger & Co AG, Elpro-Buchs A G., Infratab Inc., and Zest Labs Inc. (Ecoark Holdings) are some renowned names in the cold chain monitoring market.

    Intensifying competition and relationships among these players can benefit the cold chain monitoring market.

    The rise in demand for convenient food can support the cold chain monitoring market growth.

    Drivers and pitfalls of the cold chain monitoring market are vividly discussed in the report.

    Pharmacy, warehouse, and logistics are major areas of application of cold chain monitoring solutions.

    By logistics, warehousing and transportation are major cold chain monitoring market segments.

    The global cold chain monitoring market is poised to reach a valuation of USD 7.15 Bn by the end of 2023, marking an above-average CAGR during the forecast period (2017 to 2023). This consistent growth during the review period can primarily be attributed to the increase in refrigerated warehouses to meet the growing demand for cold supply chain solutions. Stringent government rules regarding food wastage and the increasing number of pharmaceutical drugs, which require continuous temperature monitoring are some other factors driving cold chain monitoring market growth.

    A growing need for consensus across logistics with regards to pharmaceutical trade has been identified, thus driving the growth of the global cold chain monitoring market. Moreover, ongoing transitions in product development are responsible for the rapid adoption of cold chain monitoring solutions. Other factors that drive the growth of the cold chain monitoring market include the increased administration of appropriate vaccinations, globally growing use of insulin products and inarguable need for reliable cold supply chain solutions in food safety.

    Cold chain monitoring solutions offer many advantages over conventional storage monitoring methods such as control over energy costs, downtime, safety and other relevant factors. This allows organizations to reduce costs and improve overall efficiency. The recognition of these benefits have prompted demand for such solutions and is expected to motivate growth during the assessment period. The development of new technologies that work in tandem with cold chain monitoring solutions such as real-time monitoring and application of wireless sensor networks are expected to create opportunities for growth and market expansion.

    The global cold chain monitoring market has been segmented on the basis of component, application, logistics, and region. By component, the market has been segmented into software, hardware, and services, with the hardware segment accounting for the most significant segment which is expected to surpass USD 3 Bn by 2023. The segment is led by the RFID devices sub-segment, which is extremely popular due its advanced temperature and humidity sensor technology, which allow real-time monitoring. Moreover, with the advent of the internet of things (IoT), food supply chains have been revolutionized as the technology is increasingly used in tracking freshness of food and avoiding wastage.

    By applications, the cold chain monitoring market has been segmented into food & beverages (FnB), chemicals, and pharmaceuticals & healthcare. Of these, the food & beverages segment dominates the total market due to a visible emergence of consumer preferences for healthy and fresh products over processed food products, which is prompting cold chain providers to adopt new strategies in the FnB sector.

    By logistics, the cold chain monitoring market has been segmented into warehousing and transportation, with the warehousing segment set to grow at a steady CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period. This is primarily due to the increase in demand for refrigerated warehouses. Additionally, to meet the growing pharmaceutical and FnB needs, organizations are increasing their transportation fleets, leading to an overall increase in the logistics segment.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, with its inclusion of the U.S, accounts for the most significant share of the global cold chain monitoring market. In 2017, North America possessed over a third of total market share and is expected to retain its position over the assessment period. The market in this region is driven by factors such as an increasing preference for fresh produce, sustainable investments in cold chain solutions and a growing demand for cold storage in the pharmaceutical sector. The pharmaceutical sector in the U.S has gained global significance over the years due to the development of a variety of drugs in the country, many of these drugs require temperature controlled storage making this application a quickly growing one which is motivating further cold chain monitoring market growth.

    Meanwhile, the accelerated economic growth and the growth of cold chain monitoring in the Asia Pacific have triggered a strong demand for current cold storage technologies and transportation. The region has been recognized as the fastest growing region in the global cold chain monitoring market due to the expansion of the manufacturing sector. The region features emerging economies such as India, China, and Japan which are rapidly urbanizing and have high disposable incomes. These countries account for the most significant contributors to market growth and are witnessing a growing demand for fresh products as well as a strong demand for current pharmaceutical drugs, many of which require refrigerated storage.

    Competitive Tracking

    Prominent market leaders in the global cold chain monitoring market include Controlant, Zest Labs Inc. (Ecoark Holdings), NEC Corporation, and Sensitech, Inc. Other reputable players of note that have been included in the report are ORBCOMM Inc., Infratab Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., Elpro-Buchs AG, Berlinger & Co AG, and Monnit Corporation. Players such as NXP Semiconductors N.V. and NEC Corporation have been employing strategies such as expansion, mergers, and acquisitions. Many key players are making heavy investments across borders to capitalize on the global increase in demand for cold storage solutions.

    Global Cold Chain Monitoring Market: Competitive Landscape

    NXP Semiconductors N.V., NEC Corporation, Sensitech Inc., ORBCOMM Inc., Berlinger & Co AG, and Infratab Inc. collectively accounted for 26% share of the global cold chain monitoring market in 2017. These companies continue to maintain their strong global presence through expansion, merger & acquisition, and extensive product portfolio.

    NXP Semiconductors N.V., is engaged in the development, manufacture, and provision of mixed-signal semiconductor solutions. The company operates majorly in two business segments: high performance mixed signal (HPMS) and standard products (SP). Under the standard products segment, the company develops and supplies small signal and power discrete and protection, signal conditioning components, standard logic devices, diodes, transistors, rectifiers, interface protection devices, and bipolar power transistors. The company operates through offices located in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. The company has five wafer fabrication facilities in Austin, Texas, Chandler, Arizona, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Singapore.

    NEC Corporation held the second position in terms of market share, in 2017. The company focuses on investing in new technology to develop high-performance, energy-efficient products. The company engages in the provision of systems, components, services, and integrated solutions for computing and communications applications. The company primarily serves government agencies, financial institutions, public institutions and other organizations, as well as telecom carriers. The company operates through four major segments namely public business, enterprise business, telecom carrier business, and system platform business. Additionally, the company also provides systems integration services such as maintenance and support services, systems implementation and consulting, system equipment and outsourcing/cloud services. Technological innovation in the cold chain monitoring has helped to drive significant advances in the quality and performance of supply chain.

    In 2017, Sensitech Inc. acquired the third spot in the market. The company has been implementing both organic and inorganic growth strategies. The company invests tremendously in research and development in order to expand its product portfolio. The company has nearly occupied every major industry segment. Other expansion strategies including mergers & acquisitions keep strengthening their technical expertise and increasing their customer base. The company’s products include dataloggers, electronic indicators, strip chart recorders, chemical indicators, ethylene absorption filters and sachets, and facility monitoring solutions. Additionally, the company provides accessories like remote printers and USB interface plus readers, logistics security services such as carrier compliance audit, active shipment monitoring, and logistics security assessments. The company offers ColdStream which is an accommodated relational database application used to view, store, retrieve, and analyze cold chain data.

    ORBCOMM INC. is one of the most competitive players in the cold chain monitoring market. The company has focussed on the execution of its strategies without losing focus on its key areas. The company also provides hardware devices, modems, web applications and data services which are delivered over multiple satellites and cellular networks. The company primarily operates in M2M and IoT industries, which include various types of communications systems that enable intelligent machines, devices and fixed or mobile assets for communication across organizations. The company has been involved in various innovations and R&D to ensure a strong market presence and product portfolio. Orbcomm is also focusing on tapping newer geographical regions and newer market segments. With their advanced cold chain monitoring solution, the company is delivering new technologies in fleet management

    Berlinger & Co AG stands at the 5th position in the global cold chain monitoring market. The company believes in continuous re-invention and transformations. The company has been majorly focusing on temperature monitoring solutions for pharmaceuticals and logistics. The company also offers temperature monitoring systems for temperature-critical products and made-to-measure products which includes cutting, gluing, lining, perforating, cutting precisely to length, winding, punching, and various other services. Also, the company offers insulating products, including thermoflex, a polyester foam laminated pipe for concealed cables, and Oekotherm, a polyethylene foam without PVC coat for concealed cables

    New product development is a key focus area for players as the demand for more efficient and application-specific monitoring solutions continues to grow. In the near future, market players are also likely to benefit from pro-urbanization policies that are being introduced by governments in developing countries.