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DC Contactor Market Size - By Type (General Purpose DC Contactors, Definite Purpose DC Contactors, High Current Contactors), End Use (Electric Vehicles, Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Machinery, Renewable Energy) & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7212
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

DC Contactor Market Size

DC Contactor Market was valued at USD 488.3 million in 2022 and is poised to observe about 6.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. The growing utilization of contactors in tandem with HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, along with their integration into electric vehicles (EVs), is poised to substantially drive the uptake and implementation of these devices. For instance, in August 2023, according to data from the India Brand Equity Foundation, India witnessed 120% surge in EV adoption, with expectations of further increases in the future, in turn adding growth prospects to the market.


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In terms of HVAC industry, contactors act as a pivotal function in the initiation and cessation of diverse components, a fundamental requirement for optimizing the performance of heating and cooling systems. The escalating incorporation of contactors into HVAC systems signifies a growing demand for these devices within the HVAC sector, likely propelled by the increasing desire for energy-efficient and intelligent HVAC solutions.

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.

DC Contactor Market Trends

The contactor market 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 are 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.

DC Contactor Market Analysis

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

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Based on type, the general-purpose DC contactors is anticipated to register 6.4% growth rate through 2032. The burgeoning industrial automation sector, coupled with a growing emphasis on safety and reliability at electrical terminals across diverse end industries, is likely to drive the market's prospects. These components play a crucial role in maintaining precise control within automated processes, contributing to heightened operational efficiency and safety.

  • These contactors are typically suitable for a wide range of DC electrical loads and are often used in control systems and machinery where a simple on/off control of DC circuits is required.
  • The product is designed to handle a broad spectrum of DC applications, making them suitable for a variety of industrial and commercial uses.
  • These contactors can be configured with different coil voltage options to match the electrical supply available in a specific application.
  • They are built to provide reliable and long-lasting operation, ensuring the smooth functioning of electrical systems.

DC Contactor Market Revenue Share, By End Use, 2022

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Based on end use, the electric vehicle end use industry is set to grow at a 7.4% CAGR up to 2032. Contactors play an essential role in the electric vehicle (EV) industry by serving as vital components for regulating the flow of electrical power within EVs. These contactors act as controllable switches, responsible for the opening and closing of circuits, thereby ensuring the secure and effective functioning of diverse electrical components within 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.
  • Advancing technology propelling the growth of DC fast charging infrastructure will complement the product deployment as the product will aid in controlling the current during fast charging of the EVs.
  • Contactors are being integrated with sophisticated battery management systems (BMS) to optimize charging, discharging, and battery health, contributing to longer battery life.
  • The trend of electrification has expanded its reach from passenger cars to encompass commercial vehicles, including buses and trucks. These commercial vehicles demand sturdy and robust contactors to efficiently handle the increased power requirements, consequently providing a significant impetus to the contactor market.

Asia Pacific DC Contactor Market Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Asia Pacific DC contactor market is predicted to showcase about 7.1% CAGR through 2032.  the region is intricately tied to propelling factors including economic expansion, industrial development, environmental concerns, technological progress, and the emergence of new applications, notably in renewable energy and electric vehicles end use industry.

  • 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 growth of e-commerce has affected the distribution and sales channels for DC contactors. Many manufacturers and distributors have expanded their online presence to reach a wider customer base.

DC Contactor Market Share

Siemens, TE Connectivity Sensata Technologies, Inc, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation & ABB holds the majority share in the DC contactor business. 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

DC 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 DC 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 Type

  • General Purpose DC Contactors
  • Definite Purpose DC Contactors
  • High Current Contactors
  • Others

By End Use

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

The above information has been provided for the following countries 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 valuation of DC Contactor was crossed USD 488.3 million in 2022 and will register over 6.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the rising incorporation of contactors into HVAC systems and the increasing desire for energy-efficient and intelligent HVAC solutions worldwide.

The general purpose type segment will register over 6.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, on account of the developing industrial automation sector, and a growing emphasis on safety and reliability at electrical terminals across diverse end industries.

Asia Pacific market for DC contactor registered over 7.1% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, owing to the economic expansion, industrial development, environmental concerns, technological progress, and the emergence of new applications, in the region.

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

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
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