Soft Starters

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The Soft Starters 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.

Soft Starters Market is Mature with Optimistic Growth

​This study analyzes the market for low voltage soft starters.  The market grew at a decent pace in 2015, and ARC is optimistic about growth in 2016 and beyond.

Soft starters consist 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 for soft starters, 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.

Soft starters have shifted to digital technology that encompasses microprocessors for providing customers numerous advanced functions and features.  Many soft starters now include network options so that they can be connected to plant control systems.

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 cheaper for the user in the long-term. 

Soft Starters Strategic Issues

Soft Starters Market TrendsMost suppliers sell soft starters 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. This study identifies and explains key issues suppliers face and strategies to surmount them, such.as:

  • How to remain price competitive?
  • Expand portfolio of offerings
  • Identify growth markets
  • How to maintain customer relationship?
  • How to set up the right distribution channels?

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Soft Starters 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:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
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 Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • 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
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Soft Starters Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe/Middle East/Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments 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
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by Power
    • 1 - 7.5 HP
    • 7.5 - 50 HP
    • 50 - 250 HP
    • 250 - 800 HP
    • 800 - 1200 HP
    • Over 1200 HP
  • Shipments by Phase
    • Three
    • Single
  • Shipments by Sales Packaging
    • Open Starter
    • Enclosed Starter
    • Motor Control Center
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Industry Participants

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

Contact us for the countries available for this study.