|According to the latest analysis by IMS Research, the global UPS market at year end is estimated to have grown by almost 20% from 2006 to 2007. Global growth continues to be driven primarily by large three-phase installations into new and refurbished data centers; as well as into developing segments for UPS systems, such as transport and security. |
The single-phase segment of UPS showed signs of slowing towards the tail end of 2007 with increased economic concern in the US. According to analyst Michael Markides, “Although the three-phase sector continues to push the market to record levels, the concern over the US economy can be seen in the lower power segments, which are governed by small to medium sized businesses and their related IT investment. The three-phase market will continue to surge. It is too early to say whether the recent slowdown in the single-phase market will persist”
2007 as a whole was a banner year for UPS suppliers worldwide, with IMS Research estimating the global market to be worth $7.4 billion, with APC-MGE the largest supplier with a market share of more than 30%. Adds Markides, “As we see the financial sector globally suffering from uncertainty, it will be interesting to see if this affects large UPS installations in data centers, the main driver of double-digit growth for the market over the past few years.”
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