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Relay Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report, by Type, by Mounting Type, by End User : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Gautam Kumar | Sonia Mutreja
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Relay Market Research, 2032

Global Relay Market was valued at $6.7 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $12.9 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2023 to 2032. Advancements in automation technology, driving demand for relay-based control systems, and the expanding adoption of IoT devices, which require relays for efficient communication and control functionsis boosting market growth at a healthy rate during the forecast period.

Relay Market

A relay is an electromechanical device designed to control the flow of electricity between circuits. It consists of several key components, including a coil, armature, and one or more sets of contacts. When an electrical current is applied to the coil, it generates a magnetic field, which attracts the armature, causing the contacts to either close or open. This action allows the relay to switch electrical circuits on or off, thereby controlling the flow of current. Relays are essential components in various applications, including industrial automation, telecommunications, automotive systems, and power distribution. They serve multiple purposes, such as isolating circuits, amplifying signals, and providing electrical protection. Relays come in different types, such as automotive relay, electromagnetic relays, solid state relay, and reed relays, each tailored to specific requirements based on factors like voltage, current, and switching speed. Overall, relays play a crucial role in facilitating remote or automatic control of electrical systems with precision and reliability.

Key Takeaways of Relay Market Report

  • On the basis of type, the time relay segment held the largest share of the Relay market in 2022. However, the monitor and control relay segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
  • On the basis of mounting type, the PCB mount segment dominated the relay market size in terms of revenue and is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
  • Based on end user, the power generation and distribution segment held the largest share in the relay industry in 2022. However industrial automation segment is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.
  • Region-wise, Asia-Pacific held the largest market share in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period.

Segment Overview

The relay market is segmented into Type, Mounting Type and End User.

Relay Market by Type

On the basis of type, the relay market is broken down into protection relay, time relay, monitor and control relay, general purpose relays and others. In 2022, the time relay segment held the largest share of the Relay market due to its versatile applications, essential role in control and automation, reliability, ease of integration, cost-effectiveness, and increasing demand for precise timing control.

Relay Market by Mounting Type

On the basis of mounting, the market is classified into din rail, PCB mount, panel mount, and plug in. In 2022, the PCB mount segment dominated the relay market size in terms of revenue due to its widespread use in compact electronic devices, ease of integration onto printed circuit boards, reliability, efficiency, and evolving technological advancements.

Relay Market by End User

On the basis of end user, the market is fragmented into automotive, communication & technology, industrial automation, power generation & distribution and others. In 2022, the power generation and distribution held the largest share in the Relay industry due to the essential role relays play in controlling and protecting electrical systems, ensuring efficient power distribution, managing grid stability, and safeguarding equipment from faults, contributing to reliable and uninterrupted electricity supply.

Relay Market by Region

On the basis of region, the global relay market share is analyzed across North America (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (the UK, Germany, France, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia and rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, rest of Latin America ), and Middle East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Africa, rest of MEA). In 2022, Asia-Pacific held the largest market share in the relay industry due to rapid industrialization, expanding manufacturing sectors, and significant investments in infrastructure projects. The increasing adoption of automation technologies across various industries, coupled with the growth of telecommunications networks and automotive production, contributed to the region's dominance in the relay market.

Competitive Analysis

The key players profiled in the report include ABB Group Siemens AG, Schneider Electric, Eaton Corporation, TE Connectivity, Omron Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation. These key players have adopted strategies, such as product portfolio investments, expansion, and product launch, to enhance their position in the relay market.

Market Dynamics

The increasing utilization of electronic devices, telecommunications gear, and data centers drive the relay market

The increasing utilization of electronic devices, telecommunications gear, and data centers drives the relay market growth. As these technologies become more pervasive in everyday life and critical infrastructure, the need for reliable electrical control solutions intensifies. Relays play a crucial role in managing power distribution, controlling signals, and ensuring the seamless operation of various systems. With the expansion of electronic devices, telecommunications networks, and data centers, the importance of relays in maintaining efficient and safe electrical operations continues to grow, underscoring their indispensable value in modern technology-driven environments.

Higher Production Cost

However, relays with advanced features or specific functionalities often entail higher production costs, which can limit their adoption. The incorporation of cutting-edge technology, precision engineering, and specialized materials contributes to increased manufacturing expenses. As a result, the final product may have a higher price point, making it less accessible to some consumers or industries with budget constraints. Additionally, higher production costs can affect the competitiveness of these relays in the market, especially when compared to more conventional or cost-effective alternatives. Consequently, the limited affordability and cost-effectiveness of relays with advanced features may hinder their widespread adoption across various sectors and applications.

This rising demand of relay in process control system for manufacturing and industrial automation

Furthermore, relays utilized in process control systems for manufacturing and industrial automation are poised to experience heightened relay market demand. As industries increasingly prioritize efficiency, productivity, and precision in their operations, the reliance on automated systems for process control intensifies. Relays play a pivotal role in these systems, facilitating the control and regulation of machinery, equipment, and production processes. With the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies such as Industry 4.0, there is a growing need for reliable and responsive relay solutions to ensure seamless integration and operation within automated manufacturing environments. Consequently, relays tailored for process control applications are expected to witness an uptick in demand to meet the evolving needs of modern industrial settings.

Recent Developments in Relay Industry

  • May 2021 - Panasonic introduced the NEW Photovoltaic MOSFET High Power Type PhotoMOS Relays product line. This new product line is available in a small package size (SSOP) with a higher short circuit current and drop-out voltage to MOSFET's gate. Capable of driving high Vgs MOSFET like SiC MOSFETs, this Driver has the capability of high switching capacities at high switching speeds.
  • December 2023 - Honeywell strengthened building automation business with acquisition of Carrier’s Global Access Solutions. Purchase price of $4.95 billion represents ~13x 2023E EBITDA, inclusive of tax benefits and run-rate cost synergies. Acquisition strengthened Honeywell’s strategic alignment to the megatrend of automation, underpinned by digitalization.

Key Benefits for Stakeholders

  • To provide an accurate view of future investment pockets, this study provides analytical estimates for relay market size along with current trends and estimations.
  • In order to be able to achieve a more prominent position, the overall relay market analysis is based on an understanding of prevailing profitability trends.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and relay market opportunity with a detailed impact analysis.
  • In order to measure financial competence, relay market forecasts shall be quantitatively analyzed from 2022 until 2032.
  • The Porter’s Five Forces analysis shows that buyers and suppliers are more powerful in the relay market.
  • Key vendor shares and relay market trends are included in the report.

Relay Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Market Size By 2032

USD 12.9 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.9%

Forecast period

2022 - 2032

Report Pages


By Type
  • Protection Relay
  • Time Relay
  • Monitor and Control Relay
  • General Purpose Relays
  • Others
By Mounting Type
  • Din Rail Mount
  • PCB Mount
  • Panel Mount
  • Plug In
By End User
  • Automotive
  • Communication and Technology
  • Industrial Automation
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (UK, Germany, France, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Latin America  (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa  (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Africa, Rest of Middle East And Africa)
Key Market Players

Omron Corporation., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Eaton Corporation plc, Siemens AG, TE Connectivity, Panasonic Corporation, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., ABB Group, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Schneider Electric

Analyst Review

The global relay market holds high potential for the electronics and telecommunications sectors. The business scenario witnesses increase in demand for relay devices, particularly in developing regions, such as China, Japan, South Korea, U.S., Germany, and others. Companies in this industry are adopting various innovative techniques to provide customers with advanced and innovative product offerings.?

Expansion of telecommunications networks drive the growth of the market. However, high initial investment costs impede this growth. Furthermore, ongoing rollout of 5G networks worldwide is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the key players operating in the market. The market participants are expected to introduce technologically advanced products to remain competitive in the market. This includes developing advanced relay technologies with enhanced functionality, reliability, and efficiency. Moreover, market players are expected to focus on integrating relay systems with emerging technologies such as IoT and smart grids to address evolving customer needs and market trends.

Author Name(s) : Gautam Kumar | Sonia Mutreja
Frequently Asked Questions?

Increased integration with IoT devices and smart systems, driving demand for relays with enhanced connectivity and control features and Growing emphasis on energy efficiency, leading to the development of eco-friendly and power-saving relay solutions.

The leading application of the relay market is in the field of industrial automation.

Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for Relay.

The Relay market was valued at $6.7 billion in 2022.

ABB Group, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric, Eaton Corporation, TE Connectivity, Omron Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and Panasonic Corporation are the top companies to hold the market share in Relay.

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Relay Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032