The switchgear and switchboard apparatus manufacturing industry comprise establishments manufacturing switchgear and switchboard apparatus. Switchgear is the combination of electrical disconnect switches and circuit breakers used in electricity transmission to interrupt or reestablish the flow of electricity. The switchgear and switchboard apparatus manufacturing market in this report is segmented into switchboard manufacturing and switchgear manufacturing.
Asia Pacific was the largest region in the switchgear and switchboard apparatus manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for 54% market share. Western Europe was the second largest region accounting for 33% market share. South America was the lowest region accounting for 1% market share.
The demand for pad mounted switch gear is increasing rapidly owing to the rise in underground electricity distribution systems in many countries. Pad mounted switch gear includes switch and fuse components enclosed in an air insulated steel component that keeps out foliage, wildlife, contaminants and also minimizes exposure to live parts. Padmount switches are operated either manually or through various automation systems. Pad mounted switch gears are widely used in industries to enable continuous reliable power supply through underground systems. For instance, pad mounted switchgear is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% in the forecast period.
The companies covered are ABB Ltd, Toshiba Corporation, Schneider Electric S A, General Electric Corporation, and China XD Electric Co Ltd.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The switchgear and switchboard apparatus manufacturing market is segmented into Switchboard; Switchgear.
Switchboard consists of one or more panels with various switches and indicators used to direct electricity and operate circuits. Bus bars inside switchboards are flat strips of copper or aluminum used to carry large currents through the switchboards.
Switchgear is used in combination with metering and regulating equipment to control and protect transmission lines, distribution lines, transformers, generators and motors.