Switch, Connector & Other Wiring Device Manufacturing

Switch, Connector & Other Wiring Device Manufacturing

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry make current-carrying electrical wiring devices, including bus bars, switches, connectors, and electrical receptacles (outlets) and plugs. Major companies include US-based Honeywell, Hubbell, and Leviton Manufacturing, as well as ABB (Switzerland), Eaton (Ireland), Panasonic subsidiary Anchor Electricals (India), Legrand and Schneider (both based in France), and SMK Corporation (Japan).


Demand is driven by both residential and nonresidential construction spending. The profitability of individual companies depends on manufacturing efficiency and effective distribution. Large companies have advantages in economies of scale in purchasing, production, and distribution. Small companies can compete by offering niche products. The US industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for about 80% of industry revenue.


Major products include wiring devices, lamp holders, and outlet, which account for more than 30% of the industry revenue. Other products include electrical circuitry switches (20%), special-purpose switches (20%), and wire connectors (more than 10%).

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