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ABB Ltd. (Switzerland) and Siemens AG (Germany) are the Leading players in the Switchgear Market


The global switchgear market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.12%, from 2017 to 2022. The market in Asia Pacific was the largest in 2016 and is projected to hold the largest share by 2022, followed by the markets in Europe and North America. The growth of the switchgear market is driven by increasing access to electricity in developing countries, increase in the number of renewable power generation projects, and growth of the construction and developmental activities.

The switchgear market is dominated by a few global players. The key players in this market include ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Siemens AG (Germany), General Electric Company (US), EATON CORPORATION plc (Ireland), and Schneider Electric SE (France).

Major strategies adopted by the players in the switchgear market over the period 2013–2017(July) included contracts & agreements, new product launches, expansions, and partnerships, of which contracts & agreements was the most adopted. The second most preferred growth strategy was new product launches which included India’s first 765 kV gas insulated substation by Larsen & Toubro Limited (India).

ABB Ltd. (Switzerland) is a leading power and automation technology company that offers a wide range of products, services, and systems. It operates in five segments, namely, power products, power systems, low voltage products, discrete automation and motion, and process automation. The company manufactures switchgears through its power products segment. The company is focusing on the strategy of new product developments. In 2014, it produced the world’s first gas-insulated switchgear with a new eco-efficient gas, which is an alternative to Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) possessing 100% lower global warming potential than SF6. In January 2017, ABB won a contract worth USD 640 million to deliver a transmission link, Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) Ultra-High-Voltage Direct Current (UHVDC) system that connects Raigarh in Central India to Pugalur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Siemens AG (Germany) is a leading manufacturing and engineering company. It operates its business through nine segments, namely, power and gas, healthcare, energy management, digital factory, process industries and drives, mobility, building technologies, wind power and renewables, and financial services. The low and medium voltage division under the energy management segment caters to electrical grid operators, large industrial electricity consumers, and construction markets. It offers medium and low voltage electrical power equipment, which includes distribution switchgears, control gears, circuit breakers, and components for distributing and switching electrical power. The power transmission division under the energy business segment covers high voltage transmission solutions, power and distribution transformers, high voltage switching, non-switching products and systems, and AC and DC transmission systems. In May 2017, Siemens received a USD 867 million contract from Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation (KAHRAMAA) for the expansion of the Qatar power transmission network which includes 35 turnkey super and primary sub-stations for Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project. 

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Switchgear Market by Voltage (< 1 KV, 1–36 KV, 36–72.5 KV, > 72.5 KV), End-User (Transmission & Distribution Utilities and Manufacturing & Process Industries), Equipment (Gas Insulated, Air Insulated, and Circuit Breakers) - Global Forecast to 2022

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