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APC Consolidates Position As No.1 UPS Supplier PDF Print E-mail
Written by IMS Research   
26 May 2005
American Power Conversion (APC) achieved an impressive 28.6% share of the global uninterruptible power supply (UPS) market in 2004, according to IMS Research’s latest study on the world UPS market.

APC is best known for its low-power protection for servers and workstations and managed to maintain its stranglehold on the world <1kVA and 1-5kVA UPS markets, accounting for around half of all global revenues. The medium-power UPS market however remains dominated by Powerware. In the 21-100kVA sector, Powerware achieved almost a one-third share of the market, significantly greater than that of closest competitor MGE UPS.

The world UPS market remains relatively well-consolidated despite emerging Asian suppliers. As yet, no Chinese or Taiwanese supplier has achieved a significant market share in the medium or high-power markets. “Unlike in the low-power segment of the UPS market where price is of paramount importance, supplier reputation and brand recognition are the most important factors when choosing a larger UPS”, commented Ash Sharma, a market analyst within IMS Research’s Power & Energy Group. The high-degree of consolidation within the UPS market is particularly apparent within EMEA, with the top three suppliers accounting for over half of the market and the top 15 suppliers accounting for more than 95% of all revenues.

IMS Research’s recently published report, The World Market for Uninterruptible Power Supplies reveals that the world UPS market is continuing to recover well following several years of poor market growth, due to the 2000/2001 IT crash. The majority of the future growth is forecast to be seen within the medium and large UPS sectors, which remain largely impenetrable to emerging Asian suppliers. The low-power <1kVA sector is forecast to achieve reasonable unit shipment growth but revenue growth will continue to be impeded by strong price erosion and an increasing transition to higher-powered UPS products.
About IMS Research
IMS Research is a specialist supplier of market research and consultancy services on global electronics markets. Information from IMS Research is used by major companies worldwide to assess market trends, solve marketing problems, and improve the efficiency of their businesses. IMS Research is an international company, selling in more than 35 countries around the world and supported by offices in Wellingborough, UK and Austin, Texas. IMS Research’s Power & Energy Group supplies market research and consultancy services on a diverse range of power products and applications spanning the smallest components used in high-end IT equipment, to the largest products used for controlling power generation and distribution.
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