Controlgear - Low Voltage

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The Low Voltage Controlgear Market Research Study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide and all regions.

The Controlgear Market Is Mature with Average Growth

This study analyzes the market for low voltage controlgear used in industrial applications.  The market contracted slightly in 2016 due to the strong dollar and will remain flat in 2016.  Normal growth will return in 2017.

Low voltage controlgear consists of electromechanical devices that are part of a larger system of equipment and wiring.  The technology is mature so there is little development.  Hence, trends are subtle and major trends tend to follow those of related products like AC drives.

Asia has become the largest market, driven by the ongoing manufacturing boom, followed by Europe and North America.  Part of that growth is due to greater use of automation to replace manual workers as labor costs rise.  In addition, industrial organizations around the world are investing more to protect expensive assets like electrical equipment and machinery from damage due to overload or short circuits.

The two largest technical standards for controlgear are NEMA in North America and IEC in Europe.  While NEMA dominates the US market, IEC components are making inroads due to their compact size, better heat dissipation, larger variety of sizes, and lower prices. 

Motor management systems (MMS) integrate motor controls components into a system that is easier to start up and offers diagnostics for maintenance.  An MMS makes sense in mission-critical applications and those for which unpredicted downtime is unacceptable.  An MMS solution is more expensive than using individual components, so it is important to develop sample business cases to show that such a solution may be more economical for the user in the long term. 

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Most suppliers sell controlgear as part of a larger portfolio of automation and power management products. For this reason, strategic issues center mostly on taking advantages of synergies between these domains.   Key strategies include:

  • Avoiding price competition
  • Offering integrated motor management systems
  • Identifying growth markets
  • Setting up the right distribution channels

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Low Voltage Controlgear Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

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Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
China No No
India No No

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe/Middle East/Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Hardware Type
    • Contactors <=55 kW
    • Contactors >55 kW
    • Contactor Relays
    • Overload Relays
    • Solid-State Relays
    • Circuit Breakers MSP
    • Motor Management Systems
    • Centralized Motor Starters
    • Decentralized Motor Starters
    • Soft Starters
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Petrochemical
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Network Device
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Shipments of Low Voltage Controlgear
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe/Middle East/Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Hardware Type
    • Contactors <=55 kW
    • Contactors >55 kW
    • Contactor Relays
    • Overload Relays
    • Solid-State Relays
    • Circuit Breakers MSP
    • Motor Management Systems
    • Centralized Motor Starters
    • Decentralized Motor Starters
    • Soft Starters
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by Network Device
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries & currencies included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

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