This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Southeast Asian Power and Distribution Transformers Market provides a comprehensive study of the total transformers market in the region. The research service includes key market dynamics, trends, competitive analysis, construction type, end-user trends, and revenue forecasts that impact the power and distribution transformers market. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following industries: power generation, power transmission and distribution, and manufacturing.
Capacity Addition and Power Infrastructure Development Fuel Growth in the Southeast Asian Power and Distribution Transformers Markets
The Southeast Asian power and distribution transformers market is well developed and the structure of the industry is stable, setting the stage for solid market growth. The key factors that have contributed to market momentum are the increase in power demand, overall power generation capacity addition, and active government support for infrastructural development. Alongside economic growth, the energy needs of the Southeast Asian countries have been escalating across the industrial, commercial, and residential end-user segments. Figures indicate that between 2007 and 2008, the region has experienced an increase of about 7,000 MW to the capacity. Every MV capacity addition would translate into proportionate spending on the transmission and distribution infrastructure to support the overall development of the Southeast Asian economy.
Vietnam and Thailand have been at the forefront of the transformers’ market development in Southeast Asia. In the long term, Indonesia is slated to become the new hotspot for the power and distribution markets, aiming to reach a target of an electrification ratio of up to 90 percent within the next decade. Rural electrification is another factor that is driving the growth of distribution transformers. “The benefit of increased power generation to the end users has been largely realized through well developed transmission and distribution infrastructure,” explains the analyst. “The Southeast Asian countries exhibit differences in priorities in developing power transmission infrastructure focused on rural electrification and the main focus of rural electrification includes improving electrification ratio, expanding electrical network to meet growing demand, and optimizing the assets to make the network more efficient and reliable.”
Cost-effectiveness and Efficient Lead Times Go a Long Way in Enabling Deep Market Penetration
Transformer prices have registered a steep rise owing to the sudden increase in demand and the decrease in supply. Over the past four years, the average price prices have jumped by one and a half to two times, depending on system specification. The worldwide increase in the prices of copper, aluminum, and steel has contributed to the upswing in transformer prices, registering an increase of 20 to 25 percent per annum since 2004. The fluctuations in price have impacted both power and distribution transformers alike. Since cost efficiency remains a major concern for users and great stakes are placed on the government’s strategies to promote the green approach, decisive factors that determine business outcomes in this space are affordable price, efficient design, and partnerships. To circumvent the pricing pressure, manufacturers are pulling out all stops to enhance the efficiency of the design or set up budget manufacturers in low-cost countries. Combining the ability to provide efficient lead time along with competitive pricing will enable participants to steal a march over competition.
“To ensure business expansion and divergence, it is imperative for participants to establish sound partnerships with local manufacturers, government agencies, value-added resellers, and distributors,” notes the analyst. “Manufacturers are striving to provide a broader portfolio of products, more comprehensive solution to their clients; thus, the industry is becoming consolidated through mergers and acquisitions.”
Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:
By Transformer Capacity:
- Low and medium power (less than 100 MVA) - High power (greater than 100 MVA)
By End User:
- Utilities - Industry - Technologies
The following technologies are covered in this research: