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Contactor Market Size - By Product Type (DC Contactors, AC Contactors), End Use (Electric Vehicles, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Machinery, Renewable Energy), & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7008
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Contactor Market Size

Contactor Market was valued USD 982.2 million in 2022 and is set to grow at a 6% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. Increasing use of contactors in conjunction with HVAC systems, as well as integrating these contactors with electric vehicles (EVs), will lead to a significant boost in the deployment and adoption of these products. For instance, in August 2023, as per India Brand Equity Foundation, the contry witnessed over 120% growth in EVs and is expected to surge in the future owing to increasing EV adoption.

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In the context of HVAC, contactors play a crucial role in starting and stopping various components, which is essential for the efficient operation of heating and cooling systems. The rising application of contactors with HVAC systems suggests an increasing need for these devices in the HVAC industry, potentially driven by the growing demand for energy-efficient and smart HVAC solutions.

COVID- 19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a substantial impact on the contactor market, encompassing various challenges and opportunities. Supply chain disruptions in the early stages of the pandemic hindered the availability of raw materials and components required for contactor manufacturing. However, the increased focus on remote work and digitalization accelerated the demand for contactors in data centers and IT infrastructure, highlighting the importance of resilient electrical systems.

Contactor Market Trends

The contactor industry is being shaped by a focus on increasing concern towards energy efficiency along with bolstering digitalization across various end use verticals will augment the industry dynamics. Contactors are increasingly designed to minimize power consumption and reduce environmental impact, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change. In addition, contactors were being integrated with digital control systems, enabling remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and enhanced automation, which improved operational efficiency, thereby complementing the industry scenario.

Increasing adoption of electric vehicles coupled with rising innovation in contactor technology will influence the product adoption across the automotive industry. The product plays a crucial role in EV charging infrastructure and power distribution within EVs, which resulted in a higher demand for specialized contactors. In addition, innovations in contactor technology are driving advancements in reliability and safety owing to the use of Arc-resistant and solid-state contactors for their enhanced safety features and long-term performance.

Contactor Market Analysis

Contactor Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Based on product type, the DC contactor is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 6.1% through 2032. Rise of industrial automation in conjunction with increasing concern for safety & reliability across electrical terminals in various end se industries will propel the market outlook. The industrial automation sector is increasingly utilizing DC contactors for applications such as motor control, robotics, and power distribution. These components are critical for ensuring precise control in automated processes.

  • Energy efficiency and conservation are major market drivers as DC contactors are being designed to minimize energy losses and heat generation, making them more environmentally friendly and cost-effective.
  • DC contactors are being integrated with digital control systems, enabling remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and enhanced automation. These features improved operational efficiency and facilitated the development of smart grids and energy management systems.
  • As various countries and regions implemented electrification initiatives and expanded the use of renewable energy sources, the demand for DC contactors in grid infrastructure and energy projects is on the rise, in turn fueling the product deployment.
Contactor Market Revenue Share, By End Use, 2022

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Based on end use, the electric vehicle industry is set to record more than 6.5% growth rate from 2023 to 2032. The use of contactors in the electric vehicle (EV) industry is crucial for managing the flow of electrical power within the vehicle. Contactors serve as switches that open and close to control the circuit, allowing the safe and efficient operation of various electrical components in an EV.

  • The rapid increase in the adoption of electric vehicles, driven by environmental concerns and government incentives, is a major trend. As more EVs are manufactured and sold, the demand for contactors has been on the rise.
  • A wide variety of EVs operate on high-voltage systems to enhance power and efficiency, as a result, high-voltage contactors are in demand to manage the systems safely.
  • Contactors are being integrated with sophisticated battery management systems (BMS) to optimize charging, discharging, and battery health, contributing to longer battery life.
  • The electrification trend has extended beyond passenger cars to commercial vehicles like buses and trucks. These vehicles require robust contactors for managing higher power demands, further driving the market.
Asia Pacific Contactor Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Asia Pacific contactor market is projected to witness around 6.4% CAGR through 2032. The Asia Pacific region is closely linked to economic and industrial growth, environmental considerations, technological advancements, and emerging applications including renewable energy and electric vehicles.

  • Stringent environmental regulations are pushing manufacturers to adopt cleaner technologies and materials in the production of contactors. Compliance with these regulations is influencing product design and manufacturing processes.
  • The integration of contactors with digital control systems and the Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining momentum. This enables remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, and enhanced automation in various applications.
  • Infrastructure development projects, including smart cities, transportation networks, and power grids, are creating demand for advanced contactor solutions that can handle the unique requirements of these projects.
  • The region is a significant market for electric vehicles and contactors plays an essential component in EVs for functions like battery disconnect, motor control, and charging. The increasing popularity of EVs has driven the demand for specialized contactors designed for automotive applications.

Contactor Market Share

Siemens, TE Connectivity Sensata Technologies, Inc, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation & ABB holds the majority share in the contactor industry. The industry is marked by both established global players and regional companies, where the competition is driving innovation and efficiency, benefiting customers in terms of better technology and competitive pricing across the end use segment:

  • TE Connectivity
  • Siemens
  • Toshiba International Corporation
  • Schneider Electric
  • Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Sensata Technologies, Inc.
  • Curtiss-Wright
  • GEYA Electrical Equipment Supply
  • Eaton
  • L&T
  • Schaltbau
  • ABB
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
  • K.A. Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG
  • LOVATO Electric S.p.A.
  • Carlo Gavazzi
  • RockwellAutomation

Contactor Market News

  • In September 2023, Sensata Technologies Introduces GTM400 and GTM500 Bidirectional Contactors for Energy Storage, DC Fast Charging and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. The bidirectional power handling capability of contactors allows for electric vehicle (EV) battery charging not only from the grid but also from a V2G (vehicle-to-grid) system.
  • In July 2023, BYD, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) company announced an investment of over USD 470 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Thailand, slated to commence the production of 150,000 passenger cars annually starting in 2024. The expansion plan includes manufacturing of various EV components along with battery manufacturing, which in turn will assist the EV automobile industry across the country, thereby promoting the growth to the market.

This contactor market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of ‘USD Million’ from 2019 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product Type

  • DC Contactor
  • AC Contactor

By End Use

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Renewable Energy
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following regions across the regions.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
Authors: Ankit Gupta, Shashank Sisodia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of contactor was worth USD 982.2 million in 2022 and will register over 6% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to increasing usage in conjunction with HVAC systems and rising application in electric vehicles.

Contactor market size from the DC product type segment is expected register gains at nearly 6.1% up to 2032, on account of the rise of industrial automation coupled with the increasing concern for safety & reliability across electrical terminals in various end-user industries.

Asia-Pacific contactor market is projected to register over 6.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to the rising economic and industrial growth, environmental considerations, and technological advancements in the region.

TE Connectivity, Siemens, Toshiba International Corporation, Schneider Electric, Fuji Electric FA Components & Systems Co., Ltd., LS ELECTRIC, Curtiss-Wright, GEYA Electrical Equipment Supply, and Eaton are some of the major contactor companies worldwide.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 281
  • Countries covered: 16
  • Pages: 250
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