COVID News:Global Utility Locator Market is estimated to reach USD 9.1 Billion by 2027

5 min readAug 5, 2020


The Global Utility Locator Market is estimated to reach USD 9.1 Billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 5.7%.

Utility location is a process of finding, locating, and marking various public utilities that are underground. The utilities consist of communication cables, gas pipes, electrical power cables, water, and wastewater lines, and telephone lines among others. Utility locators are mainly used for reducing utility conflicts, reduces overall project cost & time, and reduction of service drops. Many public and private companies provide equipment with different frequency ranges, software, and services to solve the public utility problems which are placed underground. 3M, Emerson Electric Co., Sensors & Software Inc., and Leica Geosystems AG are some of the major players in the utility locator market.


Market Drivers:

  • Increasing Demand for Utility Locating and Marking

Utility locating and marking is a method that is used for identifying and labeling underground public utility cables and mains to protect them from damage during excavation. The increasing need for project safety to minimize the project and maintenance cost which is expected to drive the utility locator market during the forecast period. Many underground utility lines such as telephone lines and power cables with high voltage. Digging is a prime activity at any construction site, there might be the chances of presences of underground utilities, which may cause on-site injuries to the workers. To avoid such accidents utility locators are used. Thus, increasing demand for utility locator and marking which may boost the market during the forecast period

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Market Challenges:

  • Detection of Poor Insulated Utilities

Poorly insulated utilities are difficult to detect due to long travels utility lines it may decrease the strength of their induced signals. This occurs when a metal surface comes into direct contact with the soil, the signal is passed through soil, not from the cable. Hence the degree of the signal is the loss which is directly proportional to the surface area of metal in contact with the soil. Hence detection of poorly insulated utilities is expected to become a challenge for the utility locator market.

UTILITY LOCATOR market: Key segments

  • Based on the component: Equipment, Software, and Services
  • Based on detection: Metallic and Non-Metallic
  • Based on frequency range: Very Low to Low (128 Hz — 1 kHz), Medium (4–40 kHz), High Frequencies (40–300 kHz), and Very-high Frequencies (>300 kHz)
  • Based on application: Communications Cable Locating, Gas Pipe Locating, Electrical Power Utility Locating, Water and Wastewater Line Locating, Telephone Line Locating, and Others
  • Segmentation based on region covers: North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and South America with individual country-level analysis.


The report on the utility locator market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2020–2027 (2020 estimated year, forecasted up to 2027)

Measured Units

Value (USD Billion)

Segments Included

Component, Detection, Frequency Range, Application, and Region

Regional Coverage

North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, South America

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KEY Companies Covered

  • 3M (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • Sensors & Software Inc.
  • Leica Geosystems AG
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Radiodetection Ltd.
  • USIC
  • The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
  • GSSI Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc.
  • Guideline Geo.
  • Other Key Companies

UTILITY LOCATOR MARKET: report segmentation

For the scope of report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

UTILITY LOCATOR Market, by Component

  • Equipment
  • Electromagnetic Utility Locator
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Utility Locator
  • Others
  • Software
  • Services

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UTILITY LOCATOR Market, by Detection

  • Metallic
  • Non-Metallic

UTILITY LOCATOR Market, by Frequency Range

  • Very Low to Low (128 Hz — 1 kHz)
  • Medium (4–40 kHz)
  • High Frequencies (40–300 kHz)
  • Very-high Frequencies (>300 kHz)

UTILITY LOCATOR Market, by Application

  • Communications Cable Locating
  • Gas Pipe Locating
  • Electrical Power Utility Locating
  • Water and Wastewater Line Locating
  • Telephone Line Locating
  • Others

UTILITY LOCATOR Market, by Region

  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • UK
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South America

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Table of Content

1 Introduction

2 Research Design & Scope

3 Executive Summary

4 Market Dynamics

5 Industry Trends — Porters Five Forces Analysis

6 Global Utility Locator Market By Component, Market Size In Usd Million (2019–2027)

7 Global Utility Locator Market By Detection, Market Size In Usd Million (2019–2027)

8 Global Utility Locator Market By Frequency Range, Market Size In Usd Million (2019–2027)

9 Global Utility Locator Market By Application, Market Size In Usd Million (2019–2027)

10 Competitive Landscape

11 Company Profiles

12 Appendix

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