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Global Market for Electronic Connectors Still Harbors Significant Opportunities for Niche Players

July 23, 2012

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The global market for electronic connectors is worth billions of dollars, and while the top spots have been largely settled – with 60% of the industrial segment owned by 10 companies, for example – there is still much room for niche players and specialized manufacturers to make an impact. With premium market research from the world’s leading publishers, Global Information Inc. helps businesses stay on the cutting edge with the best forecasts, research, and analyses.

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World Industrial Market for Connectors

The global industrial market for connectors represents between 11 and 12 percent of the total global connector market, making it the fourth largest end-use of equipment connector market behind automotive, computers/peripherals, and telecom/data. The overall share of the industrial market for connectors has remained remarkably stable over the years.

Distribution sales to the industrial end-use market much weaker in Asia Pacific, China and Japan than in North America and Europe, where sales remain relatively strong. On average, the overall POP (Point of Purchase) sales to the distribution channels were about 25 percent of total sales in 2011.

The industrial end-use equipment market is so diverse that it offers plenty of opportunities for niche players and specialized connector manufacturers, but the top-10 connector manufacturers in this market do have a combined share of more than 60 percent (2010 sales data).

The diversity of the Industrial Market for Connectors makes it stand out from most other connector end-use equipment markets and the report illustrates this unique characteristic by dedicating separate chapters on the five market segments ranging from Industrial Controls to Heavy Equipment.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/bs94574-connectors.html

Commercial Vehicle Market for Connectors

In an excellent companion to the above market research, this new ten chapter, 175-page research report provides both qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global commercial vehicle market for connectors. A critical segment of the largest global market for connectors, commercial vehicle connector sales for the years 2009 through 2011 are provided, sub-divided by product type and global region. In addition, a five-year forecast to 2016 is provided for each connector category.

This report provides overall quantitative data along with background information for key industry market segments and contributing OEMs: Trucks, Medium and Heavy-Duty; Chassis, Medium and Heavy-Duty; Buses, Public Transit and Coach; Severe Service Vehicles; Emergency Vehicles; Engines; and Trailers.

Attention to technology trends regarding Smart Vehicles/Roadside and Intelligent Transport are addressed along with baseline technology discussions for: Ingress Protection (IEC 60529); Multiplexed Circuitry; SAE Connector Specifications; Electronic Modules & Sensors; and Commercial Vehicle Market for Connectors.

The commercial vehicle market for connectors is comprised of many dynamic, growing segments, regions, and applications with an annual spend in excess of $1 Billion.

An Executive Summary of this analysis and a free sample of the full report are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/bs247210-commercial-vehicle-market-connectors.html

2012 World Connector Market Handbook

The 2012 edition of the Bishop and Associates World Connector Market Handbook is a comprehensive seven-chapter, 226-page report that analyzes all aspects of the global electronic connector market. This new market research report provides detailed connector statistics by equipment sector and product category for North America, Europe, Japan, China, Asia Pacific, and the ROW region. Included is a complete chapter on worldwide connector industry results by region, equipment sector and product category. Data is provided for the years 2001-2011, with forecasts for 2016, including five-year CAGRs.

In 2011, connector industry’s sales grew +6.6 percent. The ROW region exhibited the greatest growth, with a year-over-year increase of 14.9 percent, followed by Europe with a year-over-year increase of +10.0 percent. Japan, who suffered through the Tohoku earthquake and its resulting tsunami and radiation event, experienced the smallest year-over-year change, +2.0 percent.

An Executive Summary of this analysis, several detailed sample charts, and a free sample of the full report are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/bs240759-2012-world-connector-market-handbook.html

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