Medium Voltage Drives Market

Global Medium Voltage Drives Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Converter Type, End-User, Application, Voltage, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 711.9Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Clean Energy & Power Published Date : November 2022 ID: CVC-00554 Format: PDF Pages: 320

Medium Voltage Drives Market Size Analysis

According to a recent survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, the Global Medium Voltage Drives Market grew at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2017-2021 and is estimated to be US$ 1,439.5Mn in 2022. Currently, the market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% and is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 2,151.4Mn by 2032 end.

Companies in the global market for medium voltage drives depend on their ability to produce products locally to lessen their reliance on imports of raw materials and other components. Manufacturers are using contingency planning to adjust to shifting consumer patterns, and erratic demand as coronavirus incidences decline in several nations. Businesses engage in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to add product value. With a steady supply of goods, they are ensuring business continuity.

Market Dynamic


Even though medium voltage drives offer capital and operational cost advantages over comparable options, it is still important to choose the best drive for each end-use application. Rockwell Automation, Inc., a provider of industrial automation and information technology with headquarters in the United States, is becoming aware of this gap and expanding its lineup of general-purpose and specialty medium-voltage drives.

Manufacturers in the medium voltage drive industry are investing more in R&D for all-purpose drives, which are necessary for mills, pumps, compressors, fans, and other equipment. They diversify production in special purpose drives to increase revenue streams in conveyors, ball & sag mills, extruders, and mixers. This shows that application knowledge gives businesses a competitive edge over other market players.


Despite being used for a very long period, medium voltage drives have mostly been used in major industrial sectors with greater capital expenditures. Due to maintenance and safety concerns, medium voltage VFD motors require qualified employees for operation. The primary game-changer for the medium voltage drives market is the introduction of medium voltage drives with more streamlined controls.


Manufacturers in the metals industry are gaining access to reliable revenue prospects through the medium voltage drive market. ABB Ltd., a global Swedish-Swiss firm, is becoming aware of this market opportunity and offering medium voltage drives for metals sector rolling mills that need high precision and large overload capacity.

Rolling mills must generate and brake quickly due to the frequent changes in load speeds. Because medium voltage drives enable consistent torque over a broad speed range and significant torque increments, businesses in this industry are using value-grab opportunities for these applications. Systems that precisely regulate the rolling mill procedures in the metals industry are becoming more widely available thanks to manufacturers in the medium voltage drive market.

Medium Voltage Drives Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Converter Type:

  • Voltage Source Inverter
  • Current Source Inverter
  • Load Commutated Inverter

By End-User:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp & Power
  • Cement
  • Metal & Mining
  • Others (including HVAC Systems)

By Application:

  • Pumps
  • Fans
  • Compressors
  • Conveyors
  • Others (including Cranes and Hoists)

By Voltage:

  • 3 KV to 7 KV
  • 1 KV to 14 KV
  • 1 KV to 35 KV

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

What is Voltage Source Inverter?

A voltage source inverter, often known as a VSI, is a converter that changes a voltage’s waveform from unidirectional to bidirectional or from DC to AC. The optimum voltage source inverter maintains a consistent voltage throughout the operation.

What are the major applications of medium voltage drives propelling the global market?

Several different types of gadgets that we use every day contain electric motors. Conveyors, fluid compressors, cooling fans, pump sets, and other devices are built around an electric motor that generates the necessary circular motion.

However, industrial settings with larger versions of these appliances requiring more energy are where medium voltage drives are put. Pump sets are the most desirable market for medium voltage VFD producers since they consume a substantial amount of energy in manufacturing units.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

  • Asia-Pacific is anticipated to develop profitably over the projected period, with a market share of 42.3%, because of China’s extensive use of solar trackers for electricity generation. According to estimates, good government measures will also accelerate regional growth.
  • In terms of market share and revenue, Europe now dominates the solar tracker for the power generation market, and this dominance is expected to grow over the forecast period. The increase in investments and the regional governments’ promotion of power generation from renewable energy sources are credited with driving the market expansion in this area.

Competition Analysis

Technology improvements have recently led to the development of high-power speed drives, which call for facilities for precise voltage supply and current standards. Manufacturers of medium voltage VFDs are increasingly focusing on this requirement to accelerate product rollout.

The recent developments in the Global Medium Voltage Drives Market:

  • In September 2021, a compact addition to its lineup of modular, functional medium-voltage drives, Danfoss unveiled the new VACON 1000 medium-voltage drive.
  • In April 2019, ABB added the ACS6080 medium voltage (MV) drive for critical applications to its lineup of all-compatible drives. The new campaign offered a brand-new control technology that gives demanding operations in industries including mining, metallurgy, and maritime high-performance motor control. Thanks to the drive, plants can function more effectively and produce a higher quality product.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • ABB
  • Schneider Electric
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc.
  • Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIDEC CORPORATION)
  • Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC)
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Siemens
  • Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Spartan Controls
  • Amtech
  • Danfoss
  • TECO Electric Europe Ltd.

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2032
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Converter Type, End-User, Application, Voltage, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request