The ability to provide higher energy efficiency and precise motion control are fuelling the uptake of electric drives in European discrete industries. Energy efficiency regulations and rising electricity prices too are encouraging end users to deploy electric drives in drive systems. Further, manufacturers stand to benefit from modular electric drives, which can be modified to include servo mechanisms based on requirements. As a result, electric drives will be an inevitable part of all manufacturing equipment by the end of 2018.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Opportunities in the European Electric Drives Market for Discrete Industries, finds that the market earned revenues of $1.18 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $1.41 billion in 2018. Western Europe and Scandinavia will generate a higher proportion of the retrofit demand for electric drives, while a major share of adoption in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will stem from new installations.