Frost & Sullivan Research Service   Published: 19 Aug 2011
Global Stationary Lead Acid (SLA) Battery Market
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This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Global Stationary Lead Acid (SLA) Battery Market provides an in-depth analysis of the market drivers and restraints, industry trends, and competitive environment in addition to the challenges faced by market participants. In this study, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following construction formats: valve-regulated (sealed) and flooded (wet).

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Market Overview

Demand Upsurge for Backup Power Systems Stokes Growth in the Global Stationary Lead Acid (SLA) Battery Market

The global stationary lead acid (SLA) battery market is poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8 percent from 2011 to 2017. SLAs have been used for well over a century as a backup/standby power solution in support of various critical applications. Over time, SLA batteries have established a solid reputation as a reliable and rugged solution. The environmentally friendly nature and widespread product availability strengthens the position of SLA batteries as the solution of choice for many industrial-based end users

Extensive distribution and service networks are contributing to strong uptake of the technology. “As society turns progressively more mobile, the need for reliable power sources intensifies,” notes the analyst of this research service. “The networks supporting this mobility are becoming more microprocessor based and are sensitive, requiring high-quality power sources.” In terms of cost effectiveness, SLAs have established a clear lead ahead of competing energy storage solutions. Cost efficiency is measured by initial investment and maintenance costs, as well as performance reliability, and widespread availability for addressing time-sensitive replacement situations. Although alternative battery chemistries, such as lithium ion polymer, nickel-cadmium (NiCd), and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) are gaining steady traction in the market, there is no threat of an industry transition to these energy storage solutions any time soon.

Lack of Product Differentiation and Volatile Lead Prices Limit Industry Profit Margins

Limited product differentiation is rampant throughout this mature market. Failure to discern product quality allows less capable units to force prices down and presents an illusion that units are identical and devoid of performance variance. A major challenge within the SLA battery market currently is the extreme volatility of lead prices. From 2009 to 2010, the industry witnessed increases of nearly 45 percent. Constant pricing adjustments to compensate for such drastic fluctuations are highly impractical. As a result vendors absorb the cost difference initially until it is eventually passed on to the consumer. Factors such as global competition among SLA battery manufacturers, production overcapacity in some areas, and overall mature market conditions have dented profit margins. “SLA battery manufacturers have no control over the cost of lead as a means of lowering production costs,” explains the analyst. “However, mergers and acquisitions as well as strategic partnerships serve well in leveraging production and distribution capabilities, helping to achieve economies of scale to offset the impact of the highly unpredictable costs of manufacturing components.” Mergers and acquisitions have increased brand awareness as well as network distribution capabilities and expanded presence.

To ensure successful business outcomes, participants in this space must identify and focus on the high-potential segments. The fastest-growing application segments for SLA batteries are telecommunications and UPS/data communication. These segments will continue to represent the highest growth opportunities as the services and user-base supported by these networks continue to expand at a feverish pace.

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

By Equipment Type:

  • Valve-regulated (sealed)
  • Flooded (wet)

By End-use Vertical:

  • Telecommunications
  • Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS)/Data Communication
  • Utilities
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Security Systems
  • Cable TV/Broadcasting
  • Oil & Gas Exploration
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Railway Backup Systems
  • Other Applications (robotic/lawn and garden equipment, industrial instrumentation, among others)

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  Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary
   1.1 Market Overview and Definitions
   1.2 Market Segmentation
   1.3 Major Research Findings
   1.4 Key Drivers and Restraints 

2. Global Stationary Lead Acid Battery Market 
   2.1 Market Overview 
   2.2 Market Engineering Measurements 
   2.3 Industry Challenges 
   2.4 Industry Challenges Analysis 
   2.5 Market Drivers 
   2.6 Drivers Analysis 
   2.7 Market Restraints 
   2.8 Restraints Analysis

3. Forecasts and Trends 
   3.1 Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast: Total Market
   3.2 Regional Percentage Split 
   3.3 Construction Analysis 
   3.4 Construction Analysis for Total Market 
   3.5 Flooded Lead Acid Batteries 
   3.6 Flooded/Wet 
   3.7 Sealed Acid Batteries 
   3.8 Sealed/Valve Regulated Leas Acid (VRLA)
   3.9 Distribution Channel Analysis 
   3.10 Distribution Channel Analysis: Total Market 
   3.11 Original Equipment Versus Aftermarket 
   3.12 Original Equipment
   3.13 After Market

4. End-user Application Analysis 
   4.1 Telecommunications 
   4.2 UPS/Data Communications 
   4.3 Security Systems 
   4.4 Utilities 
   4.5 Cable TV/Broadcasting 
   4.6 Emergency Lighting 
   4.7 Oil and Gas Exploration 
   4.8 Renewable Energy Systems 
   4.9 Railway Backup Systems 
   4.10 Other Applications

5. Geographic Analysis
   5.1 Regional Split 
   5.2 North America Revenue Forecast 
   5.3 Europe Revenue Forecast 
   5.4 Asia Pacific Revenue Forecast 
   5.5 Rest of World Revenue Forecast 

6. Market Share Analysis 
   6.1 Competitive Structure 
   6.2 Major Industry Players 
   6.3 Tiers of Competition 

7. Conclusion 

8. Appendix 

9. About Frost & Sullivan



   List of Figures
 
  • SLA Battery Market: Industry Challenges (Global), 2011-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Market Drivers (Global), 2011-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Market Restraints (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Revenue Forecast by Construction Analysis (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Flooded Battery (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Sealed Battery (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast by Distribution Channel Analysis (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Per cent of Revenues by Distribution Analysis (Global) 2010 and 2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Original Equipment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for After Market (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Telecommunication Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for UPS/Data Communication Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Security Systems Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Utilities Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Cable TV/Broadcasting Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Emergency Lighting Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Oil & Gas Exploration Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Renewable Energy Systems Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Railway Backup Systems Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Other Applications Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for North America, 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Europe, 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Asia Pacific, 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Rest of World, 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Competitive Structure (Global), 2010
  • SLA Battery Market: Company Market Share by Revenues (Global), 2007-2017

LOC:

  • SLA Battery Market: Key Market Drivers and Restraints (Global), 2011-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Market Engineering Measurements (Global), 2010
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Per cent of Revenue by Geographical Region (Global), 2010
  • SLA Battery Market: Per cent of Revenues by Construction Split (Global), 2010 and 2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Flooded Battery (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Sealed Battery (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast by Construction Analysis Split (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Revenue Split by Distribution Analysis (Global), 2010 and 2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Original Equipment, Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: After Market, Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Telecommunication Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for UPS/Data Communication Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Security Systems Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Utilities Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Cable TV/Broadcasting Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Emergency Lighting Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Oil & Gas Exploration Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Renewable Energy Systems Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Railway Backup Systems Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast for Other Applications Segment (Global), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Per cent of Revenues by Geographic Analysis (Global), 2010 and 2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (North America), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (Europe), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (Asia Pacific), 2007-2017
  • SLA Battery Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast (Rest of World), 2007-2017
  • Stationary Lead Acid Battery Market: Company Market Share by Revenues (Global), 2010
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