Growing demand for electrical efficiency and increasing investment in modernization of infrastructure will drive the global VFD (variable frequency drives)/VSD (variable speed drives)/ASD (adjustable speed drives)/inverters market to $18,854 million by 2017, with a CAGR of 8.7% from 2012 to 2017. Asia-Pacific, with its thriving economies and rapidly expanding manufacturing bases, is expected to experience highest revenue growth during the next five years.
The factors driving growth in the VFD market are rising energy prices, stringent efficiency regulations, and increased awareness about advantages of the drives. VFD is a highly developing market despite having a large base due to its enormous potential offered by these drives. Though the market experienced slight reduction in the growth rate in 2012; this effect will be short lived and the market will bounce back with steady growth in the future.