Vacuum Contactor Market

Vacuum Contactor Market

Vacuum Contactor Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Configuration (Contactor and Contactor Fuse Combination), Operating Mechanism (Electromagnetic Hold, Mechanical Latch and Non-latched), Voltage Rating, Application, End User and by Geography

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Published: 2024 ID: SMRC26228

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Vacuum Contactor Market is accounted for $4.18 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $7.21 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 8.10% during the forecast period. An electrical contactor with its contacts encased in a vacuum envelope is known as a vacuum contactor. With this design, arc chutes are not necessary, and high voltage and high current switching are possible with little to no arcing or contact wear. Vacuum contactors are highly reliable, have fast switching speeds, and can withstand high inrush currents, which makes them popular in applications like motor control, power distribution, and capacitor switching. 

According to the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), electrical safety is paramount in both residential and commercial settings.

Market Dynamics: 


Growing need for dependable power distribution infrastructure

One of the main factors propelling the vacuum contactor market is the growing need for a steady and dependable power supply worldwide, which is being driven by the rising rates of urbanization and industrialization. Vacuum contactors are essential to maintaining steady power distribution across numerous sectors because of their well-known capacity to manage high voltage and current levels while reducing arcing and wear. Moreover, vacuum contactors are in high demand because more and more businesses, residences, and industrial facilities depend on them to protect against power outages.


Market competition and cost constraints

Vacuum contactor manufacturers face formidable challenges due to cost constraints and fierce competition in the market. Although vacuum contactors are more reliable and perform better than traditional contactors, their initial costs are frequently higher. Cost concerns may discourage prospective buyers from using vacuum contactors in price-sensitive markets, particularly if there are less expensive alternatives. Additionally, manufacturers are compelled by the fierce competition in the electrical equipment sector to consistently innovate and enhance their offerings in order to preserve their market position and competitive edge.


Technological progress in industrial internet of things and smart grid

The burgeoning sphere of industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and smart grid technologies offers vacuum contactor manufacturers abundant prospects for product differentiation and innovation. Real-time performance optimization and remote diagnostics are made possible by vacuum contactors that are outfitted with Internet of Things-enabled sensors and predictive maintenance capabilities. These contactors also offer improved monitoring and control functionalities. Moreover, integration with smart grid infrastructure facilitates smooth coordination and communication between grid elements, improving grid stability and energy distribution. 


Differential technologies disruption

Alternative technologies that offer more affordable, effective, and compact solutions for electrical switching applications—like solid-state switches and semiconductor-based devices—pose a serious threat to vacuum contactors. Particularly, solid-state switches are becoming more and more popular across a range of industries because of their superior reliability, smaller size, and fast switching speed when compared to conventional electromechanical contactors. Additionally, the market position of vacuum contactors is under severe threat from these alternative technologies as they develop and grow, particularly in applications that call for precise control and high-speed switching.

Covid-19 Impact: 

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has caused significant disruptions to manufacturing operations, supply chains, and demand dynamics, thereby impacting the vacuum contactor market. Widespread lockdowns and travel restrictions during the pandemic's early stages caused manufacturing facilities to temporarily close, which hampered production and delayed product deliveries. Furthermore, the pandemic's decreased investments in infrastructure and industrial projects, as well as economic uncertainty, lowered demand for vacuum contactors, especially in industries like manufacturing, transportation, and construction.

The Motors segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The vacuum contactor market is expected to be dominated by the motor segment. The demand for vacuum contactors used in motor control and protection is driven by the widespread use of motors in a variety of industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Vacuum contactors are crucial parts of motor control circuits because they provide dependable overload protection and switching for motors with varying power ratings and sizes. Moreover, they ensure a longer motor lifespan and system reliability by facilitating effective starting, stopping, and reversing operations and reducing arc formation and contact wear.

The Industrial segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

In the vacuum contactor market, the industrial segment is projected to have the highest CAGR. Vacuum contactors are essential for motor control, power distribution, and equipment protection in a wide range of industrial applications, such as manufacturing, process industries, and automation. Vacuum contactor demand in industrial applications is driven by rapid industrialization, rising manufacturing automation investments, and the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. Additionally, due to their dependability, quick switching speed, and effective operation, these contactors are needed in industrial settings where equipment dependability and a steady power supply are critical.

Region with largest share:

The vacuum contactor market is usually dominated by the Asia-Pacific region. Rapid urbanization, industrialization, and infrastructure development, particularly in nations like China, India, Japan, and South Korea, are blamed for this dominance. Vacuum contactors are in high demand in a variety of industries for automation, power distribution, and motor control because these nations have made significant investments in manufacturing, construction, and energy infrastructure. Furthermore, important manufacturers' presence, technological developments, and government initiatives that promote growth all contribute to the Asia Pacific vacuum contactor market's expansion.

Region with highest CAGR:

In the vacuum contactor market, the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region typically exhibits the highest CAGR. Fast industrialization, expanding infrastructure, and rising investments in mining, oil and gas, and utilities across nations like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, and Nigeria are the main drivers of this growth. Moreover, the need for vacuum contactors in motor control, power distribution, and equipment protection applications is fueled by the growing energy and utilities sectors, as well as the increasing adoption of automation and modernization initiatives.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Vacuum Contactor market include Eaton Corporation plc, Fuji Electric, ARTECHE Group, Crompton Greaves Limited, General Electric, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, ABB Ltd, Rockwell Automation, Inc., Siemens AG, Xiamen Huadian Switchgear Co., Ltd., Schneider Electric SE, Toshiba Corporation and Ampcontrol Pty Ltd.

Key Developments:

In February 2024, Power management company Eaton Aerospace and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a three-year research collaboration agreement to develop electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) solutions. The agreement aims to integrate NTU’s academic research and innovation with Eaton’s industry capabilities.

In December 2023, Crompton Greaves, listed as CG Power and Industrial Solutions, has entered into an agreement with realty developer K Raheja Corp to jointly develop its headquarter CG House spread over more than an acre in Mumbai’s plush Worli locality. The headquarter of the company, which is engaged in design, manufacturing, and marketing of products related to power generation, transmission, and distribution & rail Transportation, is built on leasehold land.
In September 2023, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and EVERCOMM Singapore Pte. Ltd. jointly announced today that they have entered into a cooperative agreement to develop and market solutions that support carbon neutrality in the manufacturing sector. As part of the agreement, Mitsubishi Electric will take an equity stake in Evercomm to solidify the ties between the two companies.

Configurations Covered:
• Contactor
• Contactor Fuse Combination 
Operatings Covered:

• Electromagnetic Hold
• Mechanical Latch
• Non-latched 

Voltage Ratings Covered:
• 1KV-5KV
• 5.1KV-10KV
• 10.1KV-15KV
• 15.1KV-24KV 

Applications Covered:
• Motors
• Transformers
• Capacitors
• Reactors
• Resistive Loads
• Other Applications

End Users Covered:
• Utilities
• Industrial
• Oil and Gas
• Commercial
• Mining
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan        
o China        
o India        
o Australia  
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific    
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa 
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary      
2 Preface      
 2.1 Abstract     
 2.2 Stake Holders     
 2.3 Research Scope     
 2.4 Research Methodology     
  2.4.1 Data Mining    
  2.4.2 Data Analysis    
  2.4.3 Data Validation    
  2.4.4 Research Approach    
 2.5 Research Sources     
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources    
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources    
  2.5.3 Assumptions    
3 Market Trend Analysis      
 3.1 Introduction     
 3.2 Drivers     
 3.3 Restraints     
 3.4 Opportunities     
 3.5 Threats     
 3.6 Application Analysis     
 3.7 End User Analysis     
 3.8 Emerging Markets     
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19     
4 Porters Five Force Analysis      
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers     
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers     
 4.3 Threat of substitutes     
 4.4 Threat of new entrants     
 4.5 Competitive rivalry     
5 Global Vacuum Contactor Market, By Configuration      
 5.1 Introduction     
 5.2 Contactor     
 5.3 Contactor Fuse Combination     
6 Global Vacuum Contactor Market, By Operating Mechanism      
 6.1 Introduction     
 6.2 Electromagnetic Hold     
 6.3 Mechanical Latch     
 6.4 Non-latched     
7 Global Vacuum Contactor Market, By Voltage Rating      
 7.1 Introduction     
 7.2 1KV-5KV     
 7.3 5.1KV-10KV     
 7.4 10.1KV-15KV     
 7.5 15.1KV-24KV     
8 Global Vacuum Contactor Market, By Application      
 8.1 Introduction     
 8.2 Motors     
 8.3 Transformers     
 8.4 Capacitors     
 8.5 Reactors     
 8.6 Resistive Loads     
 8.7 Other Applications     
9 Global Vacuum Contactor Market, By End User      
 9.1 Introduction     
 9.2 Utilities     
 9.3 Industrial     
 9.4 Oil and Gas     
 9.5 Commercial     
 9.6 Mining     
 9.7 Other End Users     
10 Global Vacuum Contactor Market, By Geography      
 10.1 Introduction     
 10.2 North America     
  10.2.1 US    
  10.2.2 Canada    
  10.2.3 Mexico    
 10.3 Europe     
  10.3.1 Germany    
  10.3.2 UK    
  10.3.3 Italy    
  10.3.4 France    
  10.3.5 Spain    
  10.3.6 Rest of Europe    
 10.4 Asia Pacific     
  10.4.1 Japan    
  10.4.2 China    
  10.4.3 India    
  10.4.4 Australia    
  10.4.5 New Zealand    
  10.4.6 South Korea    
  10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific    
 10.5 South America     
  10.5.1 Argentina    
  10.5.2 Brazil    
  10.5.3 Chile    
  10.5.4 Rest of South America    
 10.6 Middle East & Africa     
  10.6.1 Saudi Arabia    
  10.6.2 UAE    
  10.6.3 Qatar    
  10.6.4 South Africa    
  10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa    
11 Key Developments      
 11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures     
 11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers     
 11.3 New Product Launch     
 11.4 Expansions     
 11.5 Other Key Strategies     
12 Company Profiling      
 12.1 Eaton Corporation plc     
 12.2 Fuji Electric     
 12.3 ARTECHE Group     
 12.4 Crompton Greaves Limited     
 12.5 General Electric     
 12.6 Larsen & Toubro Limited     
 12.7 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation     
 12.8 ABB Ltd     
 12.9 Rockwell Automation, Inc.     
 12.10 Siemens AG     
 12.11 Xiamen Huadian Switchgear Co., Ltd.     
 12.12 Schneider Electric SE     
 12.13 Toshiba Corporation     
 12.14 Ampcontrol Pty Ltd     
List of Tables       
1 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)      
2 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Configuration (2021-2030) ($MN)      
3 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Contactor (2021-2030) ($MN)      
4 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Contactor Fuse Combination (2021-2030) ($MN)      
5 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Operating Mechanism (2021-2030) ($MN)      
6 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Electromagnetic Hold (2021-2030) ($MN)      
7 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Mechanical Latch (2021-2030) ($MN)      
8 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Non-latched (2021-2030) ($MN)      
9 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Voltage Rating (2021-2030) ($MN)      
10 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By 1KV-5KV (2021-2030) ($MN)      
11 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By 5.1KV-10KV (2021-2030) ($MN)      
12 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By 10.1KV-15KV (2021-2030) ($MN)      
13 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By 15.1KV-24KV (2021-2030) ($MN)      
14 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)      
15 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Motors (2021-2030) ($MN)      
16 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Transformers (2021-2030) ($MN)      
17 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Capacitors (2021-2030) ($MN)      
18 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Reactors (2021-2030) ($MN)      
19 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Resistive Loads (2021-2030) ($MN)      
20 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Other Applications (2021-2030) ($MN)      
21 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)      
22 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Utilities (2021-2030) ($MN)      
23 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Industrial (2021-2030) ($MN)      
24 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Oil and Gas (2021-2030) ($MN)      
25 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Commercial (2021-2030) ($MN)      
26 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Mining (2021-2030) ($MN)      
27 Global Vacuum Contactor Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)      
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.       

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