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Global Generator Market in Railways 2016-2020

About the Generator Market in Railways

Generators are devices that convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. The source of mechanical energy can be varied, ranging from an internal combustion engine or a hand crank compressed engine to a reciprocating steam engine. An internal combustion engine uses diesel, propane, gasoline, gas, and natural gas to generate mechanical energy, which is converted into electric energy by using a generator assembly. Generators in railway locomotives are used both as a source of electric power for the traction motors as well as a backup source of electric power required to operate air conditioners, lights, and fans inside a coach; they also provide the power required by the electronic and communication equipment installed on the locomotives. A typical generator is powered via a fuel engine.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the Global Generator Market in Railways to grow at a CAGR of 5% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Generator Market in Railways for 2016-2020. This industry research report calculates the market size based on the demand for generators from the railways sector.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Generator Market in Railways 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • ABB
  • GE
  • Harrington
  • Stadco Generators
  • Traktionssysteme Austria
Other prominent vendors
  • Caterpillar
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Jenoptik
  • Kirloskar Electric
  • Sherwood Electromotion
Market driver
  • Electro-diesel locomotives
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Rise in preference for airline services
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development of high-speed rail network
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Generator Market in Railways 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Generator Market in Railways: ABB, GE, Harrington, Stadco Generators, and Traktionssysteme Austria.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Caterpillar, Crompton Greaves, Jenoptik, Kirloskar Electric, Sherwood Electromotion, and Toshiba.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “An emerging trend in the global market is the development of high-speed rail network. The global market for high-speed railways in 2015 was approximately worth $114 billion. The market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of around 4% during the forecast period. The rise in passenger and freight traffic primarily in APAC and Europe has been driving the global market for high-speed railways, causing it grow at a significant rate. The rapid growth in developing countries such as China, in terms of both economy and infrastructure, has significantly expanded the demand for high-speed rail over the past 20 years.”

According to the report, a key growth driver is the increased use of electro-diesel locomotives. The use of electro-diesel locomotives, better known as dual-mode locomotives, has come into prominence since early 2010s. These locomotives have, since then, been undergoing several innovative changes in terms of design to gain enhanced popularity. Electro-diesel locomotives have significant advantages over the conventional diesel locomotives. This type of locomotive can run as an electric locomotive using electrified lines, which reduces the consumption of diesel and, in turn, reduces harmful emissions.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is the rise in preference for airline services.

Companies Mentioned

ABB, GE, Harrington, Stadco Generators, Traktionssysteme Austria, Caterpillar, Crompton Greaves, Jenoptik, Kirloskar Electric, Sherwood Electromotion, Toshiba.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Generator market in railways: Geographic segmentation
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global generator market in railways 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Railway industry: Supply chain
      • Table Supply chain for the railways industry
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global generator market in railways: Geographic segmentation 2015 and 2020
    • Generator market in railways in EMEA
      • Table Generator market in railways in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table High-speed rail network in Europe 2015
    • Generator market in railways in APAC
      • Table Generator market in railways in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Expected cumulative transport infrastructure investments in APAC till 2025 ($trillions)
      • Table Planned expansions of high-speed rail in Japan
    • Generator market in railways in the Americas
      • Table Generator market in railways in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Electro-diesel locomotives
    • Growing investment in rail infrastructure in APAC
    • Expansion of passenger rail network
      • Table Quarterly evolution of passenger transport in EU28 2011-2014
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Rise in preference for airline services
    • Emergence of railway inverters for AC coaches
    • Stringent emission norms
      • Table Tier 4 emission regulations in the US 2007-2017
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Development of high-speed rail network
      • Table High-speed rail network in Europe 2014 (miles)
    • Advanced head-on-generation technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ABB
    • GE
    • Harrington
    • Stadco Generators
    • Traktionssysteme Austria
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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