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Railway Wiring Harness Market by Application (HVAC, Lighting, Traction System, Infotainment), Material, Train Type (Metro/Monorail, Light Rail, HRS), Component (Wire, Connector), Voltage (High, Low), Cable Type, and Region - Global Forecast to 2025

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: July 2018
Report Code: AT 6472

 

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The railway wiring harness market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.61% during the forecast period. The market was valued at USD 2.26 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 4.21 billion by 2025. In this study, 2017 has been considered the base year, and 2018–2025 is the forecast period, for estimating the size of the market.

The market report studies the railway wiring harness market and forecasts the market size, by value, based on the application, component, cable type, voltage, material, train type, and region. The report tracks and analyzes competitive developments such as joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, expansions, and other industry-related activities carried out by the key players to strengthen their position in the market. The report also studies market dynamics including drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges, and analyzes their impact on the market.

The research methodology used in the report involves various secondary sources such as the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Indian Railway Welfare Organization (IRWO), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Association of American Railroads (AAR), Association of the European Rail Industry (AERI), and paid databases and directories. Experts from related industries and suppliers have been interviewed to understand the future trends of the railway wiring harness market. The bottom-up and top-down approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the global market.

The below figure illustrates the break-up of the profile of industry experts who participated in primary discussions.

Railway Wiring Harness Market

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The ecosystem of the railway wiring harness market consists of manufacturers such as Furukawa (Japan), Leoni (Germany), Hitachi (Japan), Nexans (France), and Prysmian (Italy).

Target Audience

  • Legal and regulatory authorities
  • Rail components manufacturers
  • Rail manufacturers/OEMs and suppliers
  • Railway associations
  • Railway wires and cables manufacturers
  • Railway wiring harness component suppliers
  • Railway wiring harness design companies
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Traders and distributors of railway wiring harness systems

Scope of the Report

By Application

  • HVAC
  • Lighting Harness
  • Brake Harness
  • Traction System Harness
  • Engine Harness
  • Infotainment
  • Others

By Cable Type

  • Power Cable
  • Transmission Cable
  • Jumper Cable
  • Others

By Component

  • Wires
  • Connectors
  • Terminals
  • Others

By Material

  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Others

By Voltage

  • Low Voltage
  • Medium Voltage
  • High Voltage

By Train Type

  • Metro/Monorail
  • Light Rail
  • High-speed Rail/Bullet Train

By Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • RoW

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Drivers

Increasing railway projects

Rapid urbanization and continuous economic growth across the world are leading to increased investments in the rail and transit sector to improve the quality of public transport. The governments of different countries in the Asia Pacific region, such as China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, are carrying out new rail projects and upgrading and expanding their existing rail infrastructures to improve their overall rail connectivity. The adoption of high-speed rail (HSR) transport is increasing heavily since the ridership in the HSR-operated countries is increasing to experience enhanced transporting modes.

Rising smart city projects

Growing urbanization provides a thrust to the evolution of smart cities. Governments across different regions have started initiating smart city projects to provide better infrastructure, services, and speed up operational activities in the public and transportation services (includes railway and roadway). For example, in 2016, the Government of India proposed 109 smart city projects across the major cities of India. The increasing number of smart city projects across the globe is expected to drive the growth of rolling stock and supporting infrastructure. The reason for this is that people in various countries now prefer to use alternate modes of transport like railways rather than travelling in heavy traffic with personal vehicles.

Opportunities

Growing trend of driverless trains

Developed countries have initiated plans for the advancement of driverless train networks, which is expected to propel the growth of the transportation sector. Countries such as China, India, South Korea, US, UK, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa are planning to revolutionize their rail networks with the introduction of driverless trains. Rail manufacturers are expanding geographically by investing in infrastructure for the manufacture of driverless trains. Developed regions like North America and Europe are improving the safety and security of railways by retrofitting trains and replacing existing systems with advanced systems. These retrofitting and deployment of new driverless trains require extensive amount of wiring, which creates a huge opportunity for growth of the railway wiring harness market. For instance, in the European region, a new initiative known as the 4th railway package has been undertaken to create a single European rail area with structural and technical reforms. The initiative aims at providing high levels of safety, interoperability, and reliability to the European rail network. These developments are expected to boost the market for railway wiring harness.

Need for energy efficient wiring system

Railway transportation is one of the most energy efficient and environment-friendly means of transportation. Various technological improvements are taking place year on year that lead to higher energy consumption. The higher the number of electronic systems in a train, the more energy the train consumes while running. The manufacturers are developing energy efficient systems that consume less electric energy for operation. However, benchmarking the electronic system alone is not enough to reduce energy consumption. The wiring harness also needs to support the system and be energy efficient. Driverless trains equipped with inbuilt energy efficient systems are expected to reduce power consumption in the future. Connected trains are also set to play a pivotal role in the railway industry. Such connected trains with a larger number of safety, infotainment, and entertainment systems will be able to provide comfort and ensure the safety of passengers. These systems would also need energy efficient wiring to minimize energy consumption while the train is in transit. This creates opportunities for railway wiring manufacturers, which can boost the global railway wiring harness market.

Expansions


Date

Company Name

Description

May 2018

Furukawa

Furukawa set up a new optical fiber cable manufacturing plant in Morocco as a part of its initiative to strengthen its business activities in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) market. The plant will serve as a manufacturing center for Furukawa Electric, and is the company’s first such center in Africa.

December 2017

Furukawa

Furukawa Electric LatAm, a company of the Furukawa Electric Group, established a new manufacturing facility in Mexico to focus on the production of solutions for the communications market. The first phase of operations will concentrate on producing fiber optic cables and cordages for optical fiber access.


Mergers & Acquisitions


Date

Company Name

Description

February 2018

Prysmian Group

Prysmian Group acknowledged that General Cable Corporation’s shareholders approved its acquisition by Prysmian Group for a consideration of USD 30.00 per share – as announced on December 4, 2017.

March 2017

Motherson

Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL) acquired Finland-based global auto component major PKC Group Plc for approximately EUR 571 million. This move will help the company expand its footprint significantly in the American and European railway and commercial vehicle market segments.


New Product Developments


Date

Company Name

Development

January 2018

Hitachi

Hitachi Cable, a division of Hitachi Ltd., showcased its 56G and 112G PAM4 high-speed data connectivity solutions at the Hitachi Cable America (HCA) booth #403 at DesignCon 2018 in Santa Clara, CA.

July 2017

Hitachi

Hitachi Cable America Inc., (HCA), a manufacturer of high-performance copper and fiber optic communication cables, released a new unshielded Category 6A cable that delivers an exceptional 10 Gigabit Ethernet support with a small 0.275 inch (6.985 mm) outside diameter.


Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Secondary Sources
           2.2.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Sampling Techniques & Data Collection Methods
           2.3.2 Primary Participants
    2.4 Market Size Estimation
           2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.5 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.6 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Railway Wiring Harness Market
    4.2 Europe to Lead the Global Market in 2025
    4.3 Market, By Application
    4.4 Market, By Train Type
    4.5 Market, By Material
    4.6 Market, By Voltage
    4.7 Market, By Cable Type

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Increasing Railway Projects
                    5.2.1.2 Increased Safety and Service Systems
                    5.2.1.3 Rising Smart City Projects
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Environmental Challenge for Wiring Harness
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Growing Trend of Driverless Trains
                    5.2.3.2 Need for Energy Efficient Wiring System
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Fluctuating Price of Copper
                    5.2.4.2 Durability Issues

6 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Application (Page No. - 40)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 HVAC Harness
    6.3 Lighting Harness
    6.4 Brake Harness
    6.5 Traction System Harness
    6.6 Engine Harness
    6.7 Infotainment Harness
    6.8 Others

7 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Cable Type (Page No. - 51)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Power Cable
    7.3 Transmission Cable
    7.4 Jumper Cable
    7.5 Others

8 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Component (Page No. - 59)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Wire
    8.3 Connector
    8.4 Terminal
    8.5 Others

9 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Material (Page No. - 67)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Copper
    9.3 Aluminum
    9.4 Others

10 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Voltage (Page No. - 73)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Low
     10.3 Medium
     10.4 High

11 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Train Type (Page No. - 80)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Metro/Monorail
     11.3 Light Rail
     11.4 High-Speed Rail/Bullet Train

12 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Region (Page No. - 88)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Asia Pacific
     12.3 Europe
     12.4 North America
     12.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
     12.6 The Rest of the World

13 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 103)
     13.1 Overview
     13.2 Railway Wiring Harness Market Ranking Analysis
     13.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
     13.4 Expansions
     13.5 Mergers & Acquisitions
     13.6 New Product Developments
     13.7 Partnerships/Agreements/Collaborations/ Supply Contracts

14 Company Profiles (Page No. - 109)
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
     14.1 Furukawa
     14.2 Leoni
     14.3 Hitachi
     14.4 Nexans
     14.5 Prysmian
     14.6 TE Connectivity
     14.7 Samvardhana Motherson
     14.8 General Cable
     14.9 Taihan
     14.10 NKT
     14.11 Huber-Suhner
     14.12 Ls Cables & Systems
     14.13 Other Key Regional Companies
             14.13.1 Asia Pacific
                        14.13.1.1 KEI Industries
                        14.13.1.2 CMI
                        14.13.1.3 Gaon Cable
                        14.13.1.4 Jiangnan Group
             14.13.2 Europe
                        14.13.2.1 Helukabel
                        14.13.2.2 AQ Group
                        14.13.2.3 Tecnikabel
             14.13.3 North America
                        14.13.3.1 IEWC
                        14.13.3.2 GPC
                        14.13.3.3 Deca Cables
                        14.13.3.4 Milrail
             14.13.4 Rest of the World
                        14.13.4.1 UMMC
                        14.13.4.2 Alvern Cables

*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

15 Appendix (Page No. - 141)
     15.1 Key Industry Insights
     15.2 Discussion Guide
     15.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     15.4 Available Customizations
     15.5 Related Reports
     15.6 Author Details


List of Tables (44 Tables)

Table 1 Currency Exchange Rates (W.R.T. USD)
Table 2 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 3 Hvac Harness: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 4 Lighting Harness: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 5 Brake Harness: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 6 Traction System Harness: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 7 Engine Harness: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 8 Infotainment Harness: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 9 Others: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 10 Market, By Cable Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 11 Power Cable: Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 12 Transmission Cable: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 13 Jumper Cable: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 14 Others: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 15 Market, By Component, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 16 Wire: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 17 Connector: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 18 Terminal: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 19 Others: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 20 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Material, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 21 Copper: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 22 Aluminum: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 23 Others: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 24 Market, By Voltage, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 25 Low: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 26 Medium: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 27 High: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 28 Market Size, By Train Type, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 29 Metro/Monorail: Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 30 Metro/Monorail: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 31 Light Rail: Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 32 Light Rail: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 33 High-Speed Rail/Bullet Train: Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 34 High-Speed Rail/Bullet Train: Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 35 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Region, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 36 Asia Pacific: Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 37 Europe: Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 38 North America: Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 39 MEA: Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 40 RoW: Market, By Application, 2016–2025 (USD Million)
Table 41 Expansions, 2017–2018
Table 42 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016–2018
Table 43 New Product Developments, 2017–2018
Table 44 Partnerships/Agreements/Collaborations/Supply Contracts, 2016–2018


List of Figures (74 Figures)

Figure 1 Research Design
Figure 2 Research Methodology Model
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews:
Figure 4 Global Railway Wiring Harness Market Size: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Global Market Size, By Component: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Market: Market Dynamics
Figure 8 Light Rail Segment is Estimated to Hold the Largest Share of the Market, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 9 Europe is Estimated to Hold the Largest Share of the Market, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 10 Increasing Demand for Infotainment System and Increase in Railway Projects Globally are Driving the Railway Wiring Harness Market, 2018–2025 (USD Million)
Figure 11 Market Share, By Region & Component, in Terms of Value, 2025
Figure 12 Traction System Segment to Hold the Largest Market Share, By Application, in Terms of Value, 2018
Figure 13 Copper Market to Hold the Largest Market Share, in Terms of Value, 2018
Figure 14 High Voltage Market to Hold the Largest Market Share, in Terms of Value, 2018
Figure 15 Power Cable to Hold the Largest Market Share, in Terms of Value, 2018
Figure 16 Railway Wiring Harness: Market Dynamics
Figure 17 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Application, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 18 HVAC Harness: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 19 Lighting Harness: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 20 Brake Harness: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 21 Traction System Harness: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 22 Engine Harness: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 23 Infotainment Harness: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 24 Others: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 25 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Cable Type, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 26 Power Cable: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 27 Transmission Cable: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Jumper Cable: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 29 Others: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 30 Market, By Component, 2018–2025 (USD Million)
Figure 31 Wire: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 32 Connector: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 33 Terminal: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 34 Others: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 35 Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Material, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 36 Copper: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 37 Aluminum: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 38 Others: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 39 Market, By Voltage, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 40 Low: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 41 Medium: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 42 High: Market, By Region, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 43 Market, By Train Type, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 44 Metro/Monorail: Market, By Application, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 45 Light Rail: Market, By Application, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 46 High-Speed Rail/Bullet Train: Railway Wiring Harness Market, By Application, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 47 The Market in the MEA is Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing in the Market, By Value, 2018–2025
Figure 48 Asia Pacific: Market Snapshot
Figure 49 Traction System Segment is Expected to Account for the Largest Market Share in Asia Pacific, By Value, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 50 Europe:Market Snapshot
Figure 51 Traction System Segment is Expected to Account for the Largest Market Share in Europe, By Value, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 52 North America: Market Snapshot
Figure 53 Traction System is Expected to Account for the Largest Market Share in North America, By Value, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 54 Traction System Segment is Expected to Lead the Market in Mea, By Value, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 55 Traction System Segment is Expected to Lead the Market in RoW, By Value, 2018 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 56 Companies Adopted Expansions as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2014 and 2018
Figure 57 Ranking of Companies in the Railway Wiring Harness Market Till 2018
Figure 58 Furukawa: Company Snapshot
Figure 59 Furukawa: SWOT Analysis
Figure 60 Leoni: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Leoni: SWOT Analysis
Figure 62 Hitachi: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 Hitachi: SWOT Analysis
Figure 64 Nexans: Company Snapshot
Figure 65 Nexans: SWOT Analysis
Figure 66 Prysmian: Company Snapshot
Figure 67 Prysmian: SWOT Analysis
Figure 68 TE Connectivety: Company Snapshot
Figure 69 Samvardhana Motherson: Company Snapshot
Figure 70 General Cable: Company Snapshot
Figure 71 Taihan: Company Snapshot
Figure 72 NKT: Company Snapshot
Figure 73 Huber-Suhner: Company Snapshot
Figure 74 LS Cables: Company Snapshot

The railway wiring harness market is estimated to be USD 2.36 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 4.21 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 8.61% from 2018 to 2025. The key growth drivers for the market are the growing number of new railway projects and increasing demand for advanced applications and features in a train.

The high-speed rail/bullet train segment is estimated to be the fastest growing market for railway wiring harness. The increased focus on high-speed rail programs in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America and the increasing government investments in rail infrastructure and equipment would drive the market for railway wiring harness. The rapid growth of the high-speed train network can be attributed to the numerous benefits of the high-speed train technology, which includes freight transport. The increase in the adoption rate of high-speed trains has raised the demand for railway wiring harness across the globe. According to the Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes (UNIFE), Asia Pacific has the second-largest rail network in the world. Countries such as China, Japan, India, and South Korea are supporting the growth of the railway industry, thus driving the growth of the railway wiring harness market.

The low voltage segment of the railway wiring harness market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing number of comfort systems such as charger port, Wi-Fi devices, music system, and others has increased the demand for low voltage wiring. The Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market for low voltage wiring because of the ongoing investments in upgrading the technology of the rolling stock.

The infotainment segment of the railway wiring harness market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Infotainment systems are anticipated to show substantial growth in the coming years due to the increasing adoption of high-end electronics features by rail manufacturers. Therefore, the rising installation of high-end electronics and safety features in the metro, light rail, and high-speed rail/bullet train is the key factor fueling the growth of the market.

Europe is estimated to be the largest market for railway wiring harness. The rail industry in Europe is the largest for rail products, services, and high-tech rolling stock. The European railway industry is technologically advanced and is witnessing fast progress in upgrading its total infrastructure with connected technology.

Railway Wiring Harness Market

The environmental issues related to wiring harness is the key factor restraining the growth of the railway wiring harness market. The market is dominated by a few global players and comprises several regional players. Some of the key manufacturers operating in the market are Furukawa (Japan), Leoni (Germany), Hitachi (Japan), Nexans (France), and Prysmian (Italy).

Challenges

Fluctuating price of copper

A wiring harness is manufactured using copper, aluminum, and plastic. Copper is used in multiple industries such as infrastructure and electricity. Hence, the cost of copper keeps fluctuating. Also, these fluctuations tend to increase due to the supply and demand gap. The demand for copper is extensive, which primarily governs its global pricing. With the growing economies, the demand for copper is anticipated to increase, thereby inflating the prices worldwide. The railway industry is mainly procuring a large quantity of copper for manufacturing wiring harness for trains. Various factors are considered while manufacturing wiring harness, which control the pricing of wiring harness. The factors include price of material, transport cost, labor cost, and others. Manufacturing of wiring harnesses is a labor-intensive job. It depends on skilled labor which incurs the highest cost in the manufacturing process. All these factors result in rising inputs cost and raw material prices.

Durability issues

The rolling stock and its supporting infrastructure requires various electronic systems that are operated by electric power delivered through cables and wires. Major systems for rolling stock include HVAC, lighting system, brake, data and transmission, traction system, infotainment, traction motor, and others. The wiring systems are used to deliver low to high voltage power to the rolling stock. At times, the wiring systems are subjected to high loads, which can hamper their durability. This can cause malfunction of various systems inside the train and lead to downtime or delays. A reliable cable protection reduces the risk of any damage to cables and the associated consequences. Therefore, railway wiring manufacturers at present face a glaring issue in terms of durability and high performance during physical strains.

Restraint

Environmental challenge for wiring harness

The electrical wiring system corrosion because of environmental changes has been a major issue. Corrosion affects the various systems in trains that are powered by the wiring harness. For instance, corrosion can cause voltage and current flow degradation which a sensor could interpret as a system fault. The fault can lead to the malfunction of safety systems like computer-based train control, positive train control, and others. Rail manufacturers bundle wiring harnesses tightly to standardize the manufacturing process. This, however, causes various problems such as wearing out of wires and chances of fire. Most of trains run in an open environment which is susceptible to changes in weather conditions. Water leakages wear out wires and can cause corrosion of wires internally leading to malfunctions of various systems of a train. Wiring harness corrosion can thus be a major restraint for the railway wiring harness market.

Partnerships/Agreements/Collaborations/Supply Contracts


Date

Company Name

Description

March 2018

TE

TE supplied high-voltage electrical roofline cable equipment for SMILE, a high-speed Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) train manufactured by Stadler

Jan 2018

Furukawa

OFS, a subsidiary company of Furukawa, and CommScope entered into a new eight-year partnership to provide optical fiber supply to CommScope for its customers’ networks.


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