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Electronically Commutated (ec) Fan Market

Electronically Commutated (EC) Fan Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Fan Type, Voltage Type and End-user Industry : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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The global electronically commutated (EC) fans market is experiencing significant growth and is expected to grow considerably in the next few years. An electronically commutated fan is designed for flowing air in & out of a system and for cooling & ventilation purposes. EC fans are highly efficient and produce less heat owing to their brushless core. In addition, EC fans are superior to the AC and DC fans on the grounds of durability, efficiency, and noise. These features offered by the EC fans are the major factors driving the demand for these fans, especially in the manufacturing, automotive, IT & Telecom, and HVAC. They are typically categorized on the basis of the type of fan attached to the EC motor, such as centrifugal fans, axial fans, mixed flow fans, and cross flow fans. Further, on the basis of voltage, they are categorized as below 110-volt AC and above 210-volt AC. Moreover, electronically commutated fans are highly advanced equipment, and major players in the electronically commutated fans industry adopt advanced technologies to increase the efficiency of the products to sustain the competition in the electronically commutated fan market. 

Market Scope and Structure Analysis


Electronically commutated fan is basically a fan attached to an EC motor. An EC motor is a brushless DC motor that works on a DC power supply. These motors comprises an electronic circuit board which inverts AC current to DC current. EC fans are of different sizes, and based on the application, their size can range from as small as a coin to as large as a mini car. 

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

  • The COVID-19 pandemic ceased the production of various products in the electronically commutated fans industry, which is attributed to the global lockdown. This hampered the growth of electronically commutated (EC) fans market from the last few months and is likely to continue during the first half of 2022.
  • The major demand for electronically commutated (EC) fans was previously noticed from giant manufacturing Industry oriented countries, including the U.S., Germany, Italy, UK, and China, which are negatively affected by the spread of the coronavirus, thereby declining the demand for electronically commutated (EC) fans.
  • Further, long-term impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on their cash reserves. Electronically commutated (EC) fans manufacturers can afford a lockdown only for a few months, after which the players have to modify their investment plans. For instance, various players in the market halted their production activities for several weeks to reduce their expenses. On the contrary, few players adopted employee lay-offs to sustain themselves during the COVID-19 health crisis
  • Electronically commutated fans manufacturers are expected to focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond to immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19. For instance, provision of sanitizers, maintaining social distancing, as well as ensuring the vaccination of every employee in the company can assist in promoting the health & safety of the workforce. 

Top Impacting Factors

Due to rise in population and per capita income across the world, people are demanding new and better products to improve their quality of life. These products include HVAC systems and consumer electronics, thereby driving the demand and growth of electronically commutated fan market. Moreover, electronically commutated fans have lower operating cost, high durability, and low noise emission, as compared to similar sized AC and DC motors. This features are anticipated to boost the demand for EC fans. Additionally, the rapid development in the developing countries and adoption of energy efficient products is positively influencing the demand for electronically commutated fans. However, rise in cost of rare earth element such as dysprosium and neodymium which are used in the manufacturing of electronically commutated fans is one of the restraining factors hindering the growth of EC fan market. Contrarily, technological developments in electronically commutated motors such as use of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can not only boost the efficiency of the equipment, but can also assist in reducing the cost of operation. This is anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the growth of electronically commutated (EC) fans market during the forecast period.

Market Trends

  • New products that contain improved capabilities are launched by leading market players. They take the necessary steps to improve overall functionality. For instance, in June 2021, the Ebm-Papst Group headquartered in Mulfingen, Germany, launched new EC fans under the brand called RadiPac. These fans offer higher efficiency than the previous generation. This series contains newly designed impellers and EC motors that significantly reduces noise emission. The product launch has enhanced the product offerings by Ebm-Papst Group to sustain the competition in the electronically commutated fan market. 
  • Similarly, competitors in the electronically commutated (EC) fans market adopted acquisition and merger as their key developmental strategy to expand their geographical foothold and upgrade their product technologies. For instance, in May 2019, IKOR based in Spain and the manufacturer of fans and motors, merged with Ebm-Papst Group. This move will help drive IKOR's sustainable growth strategy in all the markets of Ebm-Papst Group.
  • Moreover, business expansion strategies assist in enhancing the geographic footprint of the company and help in gaining significant market share for electronically commutated fans. For instance, in April 2021, Eltek Australia Pty Ltd. and Delta Electronics (Australia) Pty Ltd. the major power electronics solutions providers, merged together to efficiently serve the Australian and New Zealand markets and increase the portfolio of their electronics products. 

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the electronically commutated (EC) fans industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the future investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities, along with detailed analysis of the electronically commutated (EC) fans market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the electronically commutated (EC) fans market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market. 
  • The report provides a detailed electronically commutated (EC) fans market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Electronically Commutated (EC) Fan Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Fan Type
  • Centrifugal Fan
  • Axial Fan
  • Mixed Flow Fans
  • Cross Flow Fans
By Voltage Type
  • Below 110 VAC
  • 110 VAC- 210 VAC
  • Above 210 VAC
By End-user Industry
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • IT & Telecom Industry
  • HVAC
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific   (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

Electronically Commutated (EC) Fan Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030