PDU Market A-OK, Says Study

New markets and innovative features will help feed continued growth for makers of power distribution units (PDUs) in the next five years, according to a recent study. Manufacturers are now targeting customers in the medical, aerospace and defense industries—all currently spending heavily on information-technology infrastructure.

12/01/2004


New markets and innovative features will help feed continued growth for makers of power distribution units (PDUs) in the next five years, according to a recent study.

Manufacturers are now targeting customers in the medical, aerospace and defense industries—all currently spending heavily on information-technology infrastructure. This effort will help push sales to $265.6 million in 2010, say the authors of Frost & Sullivan's new report, "North American Power Distribution Markets."

Product innovation is another factor pushing the market, which reached revenues of $162.9 million in 2003, according to the report. Newer models provide both higher power density and remote-monitoring capabilities. In addition, manufacturers also are working to improve designs to simplify cable management.

New markets and features are crucial factors in sales growth, the report notes, because products can last 15 to 25 years, making for low replacement rates. In addition, the basic nature of these products can make them mere commodities in customers' minds, making price a crucial differentiator. But whatever the market impetus, the sales of PDUs should be A-OK for the foreseeable future.





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