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Variable Frequency Drive Market By Voltage (Low Voltage, Medium Voltage); By Type (AC Drives, DC Drives, Servo Drives); By Power Range Type (Micro-Power Drives, Low-Power Drives, Medium-Power Drives, High-Power Drives); By Application Type (Pumps, Fans, Compressors, Conveyors, Others); By End User Type (Oil & Gas, Industrial, Power Generation, Infrastructure, Others) - Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

Global Variable Frequency Drive Market Overview

Variable frequency drive (VFD) is a type of power conversion device in which motor controller pushes an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage supplied to the electric motor. The variable frequency drive also has the capacity to control ramp-down and ramp-up of the motor during start and stop of the motor. Variable frequency drive also known as adjustable speed drive, ac drive, adjustable frequency drive and variable speed drive.

Market Size and Forecast

The variable frequency drive market, in terms of value, is estimated around USD 20.10 Billion in 2017 and expected to grow rapidly during the forecasted period at a CAGR of 6.57%.  Increasing government guidelines for reducing energy consumption to achieve a net zero energy goal are expected to drive the market of variable frequency drive over the forecasted period. Increasing use of connected devices in commercial, household and industrial sectors are also expected to spur the growth of variable frequency drive market globally over the forecasted period.

Asia Pacific holds the largest market share of variable frequency drive in terms of revenue as the developing economies in this region such as China and India are investing a heavy amount of money in energy efficient devices. China accounted the largest market share of variable frequency drive over the forecasted period. Increasing investments toward the establishment of manufacturing facilities with increasing demand for oil & gas and power generation industries in this region are expected to stimulate the market of variable frequency drive over the forecasted period.Europe is expected to be the fastest growing market for variable frequency drive in terms of revenue over the forecasted period due the strict government norms towards the adoption of energy efficient devices and demand for clean energy technology. European Union introduce climate and energy package to fight against climate change. European Union plan on climate change focuses on emissions cuts, energy efficiency and renewable energy. These factors are expected to bolster the growth of variable frequency drive market in this region over the forecasted period.CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE

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North America is expected to show a positive growth in terms of revenue due to the rapid adoption of variable frequency drives in oil & gas and power generation industries. Rising initiatives toward the achievement of energy efficiency devices are also expected to spur the growth of variable frequency drive market in this region.Middle East and Africa regions are expected to show a positive growth over the forecasted period due to increase in regulations to use energy efficient devices in this region. 

Market Segmentation

Our-in depth analysis of the global variable frequency drive market includes the following segments:

By Voltage

  • Low Voltage
  • Medium Voltage

By Type

  • AC Drives
  • DC Drives
  • Servo Drives

By Power Range

  • Micro-Power Drives
  • Low-Power Drives
  • Medium-Power Drives
  • High-Power Drives

By Application

  • Pumps
  • Fans
  • Compressors
  • Conveyors
  • Others

By End-User

  • Oil & Gas
  • Industrial
  • Power Generation
  • Infrastructure
  • Others

By Region

Global variable frequency drive market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (United States, Canada), Market size, Y-O-Y growth Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of LATAM), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), NORDIC (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland), Poland, Russia, Rest of Europe), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa), Market size, Y-O-Y growth, Future forecast & Opportunity Analysis.

Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growing investments by the government across the globe in energy efficiency are expected to augment the demand for energy efficient devices, thereby bolstering the growth of variable frequency drive market globally. Due to increasing energy consumption and its unit rate, the various industries are now tending towards the use of variable frequency drives for better productivity, operation and energy efficiency of machines. These factors are also expected to fuel the demand for variable frequency drive market across the globe.

Rapid urbanization and industrialization along with growing investments toward infrastructure development across the globe will foster the growth of variable frequency drive market globally. Variable frequency drive motors require less maintenance as compared with other equipment. Components such as active filters, passive filters, circuit breakers, IGBT, ac reactors, harmonic filters, PLCs, and safety relays are less prone to damage. These advantages of variable frequency drive are also expected to spur the market of variable frequency drive globally over the forecasted period.Variable frequency drive controls the speed of motor and minimize the overall power utilization. Due to which overall energy cost gets reduced with higher efficiency. These factors of variable frequency drive are expected to bolster the growth of variable frequency drive market globally. Installations of variable frequency drives are easier as compared to other motor controllers which also projected to drive the market of variable frequency drive market globally.Lot of use of variable frequency drives will causes harmonics in the electric lines which can cause damage in sensitive electronic equipment and power factor. This will act as a major restraint for the growth of variable frequency drive market.

Key players

Some of the examples of market players in the global variable frequency drive market identified across the value chain include:

  • ABB Ltd. 
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  • General Electric
  • Hitachi
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Danfoss
  • Eaton
  • Emerson Electric Co.
  • Fuji Electric Co.
  • Siemens AG
  • Toshiba
  • Weg SA
  • Yaskawa Electric Corp.

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View

Segmentation

The Global Variable Frequency Drive Market is segmented as follows:

  • By Voltage Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Power Range Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Application Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By End User Type Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Region Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment.

 

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