Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Low power AC drives market continues robust growth

July 23, 2008
By Alison Dunn

Dedham, Mass. – The low power AC drives market is continuing its strong worldwide growth, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.

The study says the market segmentís growth is due to robust investments in manufacturing and infrastructure industries worldwide. The market for low power AC drives is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.9 per cent over the next five years.

The market was over $7 billion in 2007 and is forecasted to be nearly $11 billion in 2012, the study found. It also found that emerging economies, such as those in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and Eastern Europe, helped propel this growth.

“Increasing consumer demand from the growing middle class in emerging economies, new infrastructures, a friendly financial environment for capital investments and a need for producing and saving energy were primary factors for huge market growth,” says Senior Analyst Himanshu Shah, the principal author of ARC’s “Low Power AC Drive Worldwide Outlook, Market Analysis & Forecast Through 2012” report.


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