Global Low Voltage Electric Drives Market - Growth, Trends, Covid-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Global Low Voltage Electric Drives Market is segmented By Type (AC Drives, DC Drives and Servo Drives), By End-user industry (Automotive, Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochemical, F&B, Water & Wastewater, Power Generation, Metal & Mining, Pulp & Paper, HVAC, Discrete Industries) and By Geography.

Market Snapshot

Low Voltage Electric Drives Market Forecast
Study Period: 2022-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 4.3 %

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Market Overview

The Global Low Voltage Drives market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 4.3% between 2022 and 2027. A greater focus on energy efficiency and more infrastructure spending will drive the industry's scenario. Continuous technical advancements will make LV drives more acceptable in a wider range of applications, such as battery-powered motion control devices that enable speedy problem diagnostics and effective operation at various loads and speeds.

  • Low voltage drives are used in low and high-power applications to control the torque and speed of alternating current motors. Because of the low cost, quick availability, and reduced size, as well as the ability to boost process productivity throughout industrial processes, the business scenario will spread. Furthermore, high-efficiency system requirements and large energy savings will accelerate the product landscape.
  • Due to the interruptions in supply chain logistics and the temporary shutdown of manufacturing facilities, the COVID-19 pandemic has only had a marginal impact on the low voltage drive market. The strict restrictions taken by regional governments to restrict international trade and enforce national lockdowns have had a negative impact on product demand. The dynamics of the industry have been somewhat counterbalanced by the increased attention paid to emergency sectors like healthcare facilities and the adoption of new combat strategies by the major competitors.
  • Furthermore, with the growing adoption of energy-efficient electrical equipment in the commercial and industrial sectors, the low voltage drive market for the microdrives segment is also predicted to experience significant growth. Product penetration will be positively impacted by the expanding use of these systems for conveyors, fans, mixers, pumps, and integrated/machinery applications, as well as their essential characteristics, which include a variety of stepless and smooth speed and torque control features.
  • The factors fueling the market's expansion include the rise in industrialization and urbanization in emerging nations, the rise in industrial automation, and the expanding need for energy-efficient motors. Additionally, several characteristics of low voltage drives, including high safety standards, improved quality and productivity, positive energy balance, and reduced energy consumption, significantly boost the market for low voltage drives.
  • The drive market is also predicted to increase shortly due to stringent motor efficacy standards and regulations and the upgrading and replacement of outdated equipment.

Scope of the Report

The study on the global low-voltage electric drive market contains a detailed segmentation by type, end-user, and geography. Several incentive programs in the United States and Europe to replace low-efficiency electric motors early will likely stimulate demand for low-voltage AC drives. Furthermore, due to the increasing implementation of Industry 4.0 policies, there is a significant demand for automation in the manufacturing, power generation, metal and mining, and discrete industry sectors.

AC Drives
DC Drives
Servo Drives
End-User Industry
Oil & Gas
Chemical & Petrochemical
Water & Wastewater
Power Generation
Metal & Mining
Pulp & Paper
Discrete Industries
Other End-user Industries
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle-East and Africa
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Automotive Industry is Expected to Boost the Demand

  • The automotive low-voltage drive market will be boosted by the continuing expansion of automotive production capacity and rising energy consumption in new manufacturing facilities in emerging nations. The consumer focus has switched toward adopting these drives due to the paradigm shift toward acceptance of electric autos among end-users, in conjunction with the growing demand to increase vehicle safety.
  • Furthermore, increased government emphasis on expanding e-mobility cars by their uses in tough areas and their capacity to withstand high shock loads and vibration levels have boosted product penetration. Consumers expect more from electric vehicles, and increasing the voltage is the simplest way to improve electric drives' power. This merely exacerbates the problem of electrical safety.
  • Volabo, an Ansys Startup Program member, proposes a low-voltage electric drive that runs on only 48 volts, a safe-to-touch voltage. Volabo also employs an intelligent stator cage drives (ISCAD) system. The configuration replaces the most expensive component of an electric motor, copper winding, with inexpensive and simple-to-manufacture aluminum bars.
  • Furthermore, nanoFlowcell has developed technology that enables low-voltage electric drive in a freestanding system without the use of huge supercapacitors. This advancement will be exhibited in the Quant 48Volt variant. The nanoFlowcell's capacity to deliver so much power from such a low-voltage system contributes to the design's inherent safety.
Low Voltage Electric Drives Market Report

Asia-Pacific is Expected to Dominate the Low Voltage Drives

  • The Asia-Pacific Low Voltage Drives market is expected to grow rapidly between 2022 and 2027 due to the implementation of energy efficiency rules and the rising demand for optimum energy solutions. The market landscape would be augmented by growing industrialization investments and a thriving real estate sector. Several government initiatives to expand EV coverage will increase EV accessory demand, further increasing market demand.
  • DC low voltage drives are expected to expand significantly through 2027, owing to rising consumer disposable income and urbanization rates, mainly in emerging countries. Due to stringent building emissions regulations, the continuing repair and retrofitting of electrical networks will increase industrial demand. The product has several major advantages, including reduced maintenance, increased efficiency, and ease of implementation, which help to accelerate the market landscape.
  • This expansion is due to attractive government incentives for creating sustainable transportation and other industry activities. Continuous product innovation and continued technical expansion across the electrical infrastructure will drive market growth. Also, this can be due to the rise in demand for oil & gas, power, and food processing in the region.
  • ABB, for instance, introduced flameproof (FLP) low voltage motors in India in January 2022. It operates safely and reliably in explosive situations and is available in IE2 and IE3 efficiency classes. The offering includes remote monitoring, which expands the company's product line in the country.
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Competitive Landscape

The global low voltage electric drives market is highly fragmented due to several global and regional players. The market trends will be shaped by inorganic growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and ongoing technical improvements. ABB, Siemens, Beckhoff Automation, Emerson Electric Co., Eaton, and Hitachi, Ltd. are some of the significant players in the field.

  • November 2021 - Innovative shaft generators with a Power-Take-Off (PTO) solution, consisting of novel drive systems and permanent magnet technology, will be part of ABB's equipment package for Himilaya Shipping's ultra-large bulk carriers. Low-voltage electric drives and transformers, as well as engineering, project management, and commissioning services, are all included in ABB's comprehensive scope of supply for the Himalaya Shipping vessels.

Recent Developments

  • March 2022 - A contract between Harju Elekter UAB and U.S. Steel Corporation (Exploratory Ventures LLC) was signed in March 2022 to produce low voltage drives and MCC systems to manage 1500 motors at the new Big River Steel complex in Arkansas. Production and deliveries will continue up to April 2023. The contract is worth approximately EUR 10 million.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study assumptions and market definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness -Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing focus toward energy efficiency and energy levels

      2. 5.1.2 Accelerating the Automotive Industry's Growth

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 High Implementation Cost


    1. 6.1 Type

      1. 6.1.1 AC Drives

      2. 6.1.2 DC Drives

      3. 6.1.3 Servo Drives

    2. 6.2 End-User Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Automotive

      2. 6.2.2 Oil & Gas

      3. 6.2.3 Chemical & Petrochemical

      4. 6.2.4 F&B

      5. 6.2.5 Water & Wastewater

      6. 6.2.6 Power Generation

      7. 6.2.7 Metal & Mining

      8. 6.2.8 Pulp & Paper

      9. 6.2.9 HVAC

      10. 6.2.10 Discrete Industries

      11. 6.2.11 Other End-user Industries

    3. 6.3 Geography

      1. 6.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 6.3.2 Europe

        1. United Kingdom

        2. Germany

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Russia

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 6.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Australia & New Zealand

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.3.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Mexico

        3. Chile

        4. Rest of Latin America

      5. 6.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. United Arab Emirates

        2. Saudi Arabia

        3. Turkey

        4. Rest of Middle-East and Africa



    1. 8.1 Company Profiles

      1. 8.1.1 ABB Ltd.

      2. 8.1.2 Siemens AG

      3. 8.1.3 Hitachi, Ltd.

      4. 8.1.4 Nidec Corporation

      5. 8.1.5 Rockwell Automation

      6. 8.1.6 Beckhoff Automation

      7. 8.1.7 Johnson Controls

      8. 8.1.8 Yaskawa America, Inc.

      9. 8.1.9 Schneider Electric

      10. 8.1.10 Hiconics Eco-energy Technology Co., Ltd.

      11. 8.1.11 Schneider Electric, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.,

      12. 8.1.12 CG Power & Industrial Solutions Ltd.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global Low Voltage Electric Drives Market market is studied from 2022 - 2027.

The Global Low Voltage Electric Drives Market is growing at a CAGR of 4.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

ABB Limited, Siemens AG, Hitachi, Ltd., Nidec Corporation, Rockwell Automation are the major companies operating in Global Low Voltage Electric Drives Market.

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