Both the low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) switchgear markets in India are well established, with a mature technology base and considerable demand from end-user segments such as industrial, construction (residential/ commercial), power generation, and transmission and distribution (T&D) utilities. Market participants have charted out organic/inorganic growth plans to capitalize on the various anticipated expansion and development plans across end-user segments.
New analyses from Frost & Sullivan (energy.frost.com), Indian Low Voltage Switchgear Market and Indian Medium Voltage Switchgear Market, finds that the LV switchgear market earned revenues of $950.0 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach $2170.0 million in 2017. Meanwhile, the MV switchgear market earned revenues of $795.0 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach $1735.0 million in 2017.
"Growth in key sectors such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, steel, cement, and telecom and investments in the development of huge commercial and residential corridors across the country will raise energy consumption," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Anup Barapatre. "The major participants in the LV switchgear space are fitting out their manufacturing facilities to adapt to this change."
Global companies are obtaining or upgrading technology from their parent company, while local participants are procuring technology through acquisition or technology transfer.
Industries and T&D utilities across the country have upped their demand for space optimization and efficient switching, and prominent end-user industries are investing heavily in indoor and gas-insulated switchgears. While the major manufacturers in the MV market are all set to diversify their offerings, others are acquiring technology to address the future demand for environment-friendly, compact, and efficient MV switchgear.
Despite the market demand, the huge discount structure erodes the top and bottom line of organized participants. Pricing pressures due to high competition and customers’ bargaining power impede the overall growth of the LV and MV switchgear markets. Raw materials including steel, copper, and silver form a major cost component in the manufacturing of LV and MV switchgears and any fluctuation in their prices will have a direct impact on equipment prices.
"It is challenging for participants to hedge against price fluctuations, maximize margins, and still be competitive," notes Barapatre. "The price wars triggered by tier II and tier III suppliers can be offset to some extent by focusing on adopting best practices to improve production efficiencies and achieving economies of scale to reduce production costs and maintain profit margins."
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