Soft Starters

The Soft Starters Market Research Report delivers current market analysis plus a five-year market and technology forecast. The report is available in multiple editions, including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.  The market growth is expected to fall remarkably during the forecast period due to the uncertainties ushered in by the novel coronavirus pandemic across the globe.

Soft Starters: Embracing Digital Transformation

​The soft starters market is mature with major suppliers experiencing negligible product differentiation.  The majority of the demand is driven by replacement of older devices.  The soft starters market growth witnessed a decent pace in 2019 but started to decline drastically from the first month of 2020 because of the current global pandemic situation, political reasons, and major economic uncertainties.  With these huge inhibiting factors, ARC expects that global demand for soft starters to grow moderately in the coming years over the forecast period. 

Soft starters have also shifted to digital technology that encompasses microprocessors for providing customers numerous advanced functions and features.  Many soft starters now include network options so that they can be connected to plant control systems.  Integration of digital technology into soft starters is helping suppliers develop soft starters that are compact, modular in design, and designed for customer flexibility, i.e., these soft starters will have the ability to provide advanced monitoring and protection, superior communications capabilities, and an Energy Saver mode that will help increase efficiency and reduce downtime.

Asia has become the largest market for soft starters, as it is one of the world’s largest manufacturing hubs.  It is followed by EMEA, North America, and Latin America.  Growth in Asia is the result of greater use of automation to replace manual workers as labor costs rise.  Moreover, new social distancing norms imposed within industrial facilities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have also resulted in companies relying on automated plant equipment and investing more to protect expensive assets like electrical equipment and machinery from damage due to overload or short circuits.

Soft Starters Strategic Issues

Soft Starters Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Soft Starters Market Research Report provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Strategic Issues for Vendors: Price Competition

In many cases, soft starter devices are commodity prices.  A considerable challenge for the suppliers can be the resultant competitive pricing environment that can be potentially harmful for them in the current business ecosystem.

Strategic Issues for Users: Plethora of Choices

Global megatrends are rapidly transforming the industrial operations of end users. To retain their respective market positions, the majority of the leading suppliers are offering their product portfolios that imbibe the latest smart technologies and also offering deep application knowledge to provide valued solutions to end users.  Today, the customer is spoiled for choice.

The choice of the soft starter depends mainly on the application(s) it is to perform. Possible technological advancements in the future, energy efficiency, possible substitute products, appropriate financing model, and much more must be considered.  And then there is still the question of the choice of the supplier or system integrator.

Strategic Issues for All Market Participants: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruptions to global supply chains and business operations.  While the pandemic did not impact the 2019 demand for soft starters, the market projections do take into account industry trends with ARC’s best estimates for how COVID-19 will impact the soft starters market in different industries.

Soft Starters Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes Country Data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe/Middle East/Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Power
    • kW6: (> 900 kW)
    • kW5: (601 to 900 kW)
    • kW4: (201 to 600 kW)
    • kW3: (41 to 200 kW)
    • kW2: (6 to 40 kW)
    • kW1: (1 to 5 kW)
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Machinery Segment
  • Market Shares by Phase
  • Market Shares by Packaging
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts

  • Total Soft Starters Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe/Middle East/Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by Power
    • kW6: (> 900 kW)
    • kW5: (601 to 900 kW)
    • kW4: (201 to 600 kW)
    • kW3: (41 to 200 kW)
    • kW2: (6 to 40 kW)
    • kW1: (1 to 5 kW)
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Building Automation
    • Cement & Glass
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Electric Power T&D
    • Electronics & Electrical
    • Food & Beverage
    • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Semiconductors
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Machinery Segment
  • Shipments by Phase
  • Shipments by Packaging
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market. 

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries & currencies included in each region: MIRA-Country

Country Research Focus Areas

Contact us for the countries available for this study.