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  • Published In : May 2024
  • Code : CMI6971
  • Pages :171
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  • Industry : Semiconductors

Market Size and Trends

Global press fit connectors market is estimated to be valued at USD 8.92 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 12.50 Bn by 2031, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9% from 2024 to 2031. Press fit connectors are widely used in industrial equipment and machinery as these offer secure, fast and tool-less installation.

Press Fit Connectors Market Key Factors

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Increasing industrial automation and rising demand for electrical vehicles can boost demand for press fit connectors. Rising need for interconnectors that require minimal space and can withstand vibration can further provide opportunities for press fit connectors market growth. However, availability of alternatives like crimp connectors can hamper the market growth.

Market Driver:  Rising Demand for Consumer Electronics

Increasing demand for various consumer electronic devices can drive the growth of the press fit connectors market. A wide array of consumer electronics such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, wearable devices and others have become an integral part of people's daily lives. As the functionality and capabilities of these devices expands due to technological innovations, consumers globally are replacing their existing devices with newer models more frequently. This continual upgrade cycle boosts the sales volumes of consumer electronics significantly.

Press fit connectors find widespread application in various internal connections inside consumer electronic devices due to their secure, robust joining capabilities in confined spaces. These help in connecting different components inside devices such as processor chips, memory modules, integrated circuits, displays, touchscreen controllers and more. The increasingly complex circuitry designs of modern consumer electronics have raised the internal connection requirements, positively impacting the need for press fit connectors. As consumer preference is rapidly shifting towards compact, portable devices, manufacturers are under constant pressure to make their products as slim and small-sized as possible. This miniaturization trend provides a fillip to press fit connectors usage as these allow for connectivity solutions in space-constrained applications. 

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Press Fit Connectors Market Concentration By Players

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Adoption of Electrical Vehicles

The automotive industry is steadily transitioning towards electrification with electrical vehicles coming to the forefront. Supported by growing environmental concerns and policy pushes for cleaner transportation, the sales of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have been rising substantially across major automotive markets. This rapid electrification of the automotive landscape has boosted demand for press fit connectors as these play a pivotal role in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

Press fit connectors are extensively used inside electric vehicles for making connections in the battery pack, battery management system, electric powertrain motor controller and other vital EV components that require tight, robust joints able to withstand vibration. Their secure fastening ability in small spaces makes them especially suited to the congested interconnect environments inside EVs.

Furthermore, as automakers focus on compact designs to enhance driving range, press fit connectors offer the advantage of maximizing space efficiency while securely connecting various components within electric vehicles. Growing EV product ranges and sales forecasts indicate that press fit connectors demand from this industry will continue its strong growth trajectory in the coming years. Government incentives and policy support for electric mobility across major nations are adding to the tailwinds.

Press Fit Connectors Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Market Challenge: Availability of alternative interconnect technologies

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As the simulation technology advances, the costs continue to rise which can impact the adoption rates. Additionally, with new risks and hazards emerging constantly, keeping the training programs and simulations up-to-date is a major challenge. Trainer availability and developing truly immersive training experiences are also ongoing issues for this market.

Market Opportunity: Scope for customized and need-based simulator training programs

Global firefighter simulator training services market witness growth opportunities by expanding training simulation capabilities. More life-like simulations incorporating VR/AR and advanced haptics allow for replicating an even wider range of emergency scenarios.

There is also scope for developing customized training modules for specific hazards. Partnerships with fire departments can help increase the scale and outreach of training programs. 

Press Fit Connectors Market By Type

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Insights, By Type- Solid press-in segment dominates due to consistent performance and lower cost of ownership

Among type, solid press-in segment holds the highest market share of press fit connectors market owing 66.3% in 2024 due to its reliable and consistent performance coupled with a lower total cost of ownership compared to other options. Solid Press-in connectors offer a more robust mechanical connection that can withstand higher pressures and stresses during assembly as compared to compliant designs. This makes them well-suited for applications with small mating tolerances or that require a secure latching interface.

Due to their rigid structure, solid press-in connectors exhibit very low contact resistance over the lifespan of the connection. Vibration and temperature fluctuations have negligible effect on electrical performance. This reliability and dependability are highly valued in automotive and industrial applications with demanding operating conditions and safety-critical systems. Manufacturers prefer solid press-in technologies for applications where an intermittent or unstable connection could lead to serious issues down the line.

Solid press-in connectors does not utilize any overmolding or flexible retention clips like compliant models, and thus, these have a simpler design that is less complex to manufacture. The streamlined production process translates to lower unit costs. When combined with the connectors' long usable life without need for replacement, solid press-in solutions also benefit from reduced total operational expenditures over the lifetime of a device. This compelling combination of robust quality and cost-effectiveness makes solid press-in the go-to choice wherever a secure, maintenance-free connection is required.

Insights, By Application- Automotive leads as connectors enable advanced vehicle systems

Among application, automotive segment  holds the highest market share of press fit connectors market owing 42.1% in 2024 due to the growing complexity and technological sophistication of modern vehicles. As automakers rush to roll out electric, autonomous, and connected car capabilities, press fit connectors have become increasingly vital to enable advanced automotive systems.

Electric vehicles rely heavily on high-speed, high-pin count press fit connectors to manage massive data flows and safely distribute high currents throughout the vehicle. Connectors allow automakers to consolidate bulky wiring harnesses, and thus, saves both space and weight. This is critical given the confines of an EV's battery pack. Press fit designs also Pair well with automotive manufacturing needs for modular sub-assemblies and ease of automated installation.

Autonomous driving features and advanced driver assistance systems require vast sensor networks and centralized computer control, and press fit connectors support this sensor data collection and fusion while enduring automotive environments. Connected car functions likewise depend on fast, reliable transmission of vast amounts of vehicle diagnostics data, software updates, and infotainment/entertainment streaming - another expanding application sphere for press fit connector technology.

As vehicles become "computing platforms on wheels," new interconnect needs will drive more press fit connector usage. All signs point to the auto industry propelling connector market growth for the foreseeable future.

Regional Insights

Press Fit Connectors Market Regional Insights

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North America has established itself as the dominant region in the global press fit connectors market owing 234.8% in 2024. The region accounts for around 35% of the worldwide market share, owing to strong electronics manufacturing and automotive industries in countries like the U.S. and Canada. Major press fit connector manufacturers have their headquarters and biggest production facilities located in North America to cater to the significant domestic demand. Moreover, the presence of top OEMs in automotive and electronics sector who are key consumers of press fit connectors has propelled the regional market growth over the past decade.

Asia Pacific region represents the fastest growing regional market for press fit connectors globally due  to rapid industrialization and rising electronics consumption in developing economies of China, India, South Korea and others. Strong manufacturing capabilities of electronic devices and components within Asia Pacific has boosted the demand for interconnect solutions like press fit connectors. The countries in region are emerging as top exporters of electronic goods to other parts of the world, thus, positively impacting the connector exports from Asia Pacific. This fast expanding electronics export business from the region can drive the press fit connectors market growth in the near future.

Europe holds the third largest share in press fit connectors market due to well-established automotive industry giants headquartered in Germany. Leading connector producers have focused on Europe with significant R&D investments over the years to introduce innovative and customized product solutions as per the evolving market needs. However, the regional market has been witnessing slower growth rates currently as compared to Asia Pacific due to economic challenges faced by certain western European countries.

Market Report Scope

Press Fit Connectors Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 8.92 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 to 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 to 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 4.9% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 12.50 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S., Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Solid Press-in  and Compliant Press-in
  • By Application: Automotive, Electronic, Data & Communication 
Companies covered:

Positronic, TE Connectivity Corporation, Amphenol ICC, Dietze Group, Autosplice, Fujitsu Limited, SAMTEC, Inc., Molex, LLC (Koch Industries, Inc.), Aptiv PLC, Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AVX Corporation, PROVERTHA Connectors, Cables and Solutions GmbH, Mill-Max Mfg. Corp.

Growth Drivers:
  • Rising Demand for Consumer Electronics
  • Adoption of Electrical Vehicles 
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Availability of alternative interconnect technologies.
  • Requirement of proper tooling.

Key Developments

  • In January 2023, S.T. Mfg. Co., Ltd. s a company that specializes in manufacturing electrical connectors and related components. launched the HVM connector that is  designed to withstand high voltage. It is a miniature, surface-mount connector specifically developed for automotive applications.
  • In November 2022, Interplex is a global provider of customized manufacturing solutions for complex precision components and assemblies. unveiled its multi-row board-to-board (BTB) connector product. Featuring a snap-in biscuit design, this innovative interconnect allows multiple connector units to be stacked together. This enables appropriately sized interconnections without the need for custom-built solutions.
  • In May 2022, HARTING is a leading provider of industrial connectivity technology. The company specializes in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electrical and electronic connectors, device terminations, and related components. introduced an additional solution featuring 22 pins and a PE for inter-car jumpers. This series provides interfaces for connecting remote control and data transmission lines to locomotive-hauled passenger trains.
  • In March 2021, ERNI announced the expansion of its micro speed product family to include variants with additional pin counts of 26, 32, and 44. Unshielded connectors are also being added to the power supply group. This extended range aims to meet various customer requirements.
  • *Definition: Global  press fit connectors market consists of connectors that establish an electrical connection by applying force to join metal contacts together without soldering or crimping. Press fit connectors are inserted into circuit boards or boxes and make contact through elastic deformation and surface pressure. These provide a secure, low-cost connectivity solution suitable for applications requiring high-volume automated assembly with press machines.

Market Segmentation

  • Type Insights (Revenue, USD BN, 2019 - 2031)
    • Solid Press-in
    • Compliant Press-in
  •  Application Insights (Revenue, USD BN, 2019 - 2031)
    • Automotive
    • Electronic
    • Data & Communication
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD BN, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players
    • Positronic
    • TE Connectivity Corporation
    • Amphenol ICC
    • Dietze Group
    • Autosplice
    • Fujitsu Limited
    • SAMTEC, Inc.
    • Molex, LLC (Koch Industries, Inc.)
    • Aptiv PLC
    • Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG
    • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    • AVX Corporation
    • PROVERTHA Connectors, Cables and Solutions GmbH
    • Mill-Max Mfg. Corp.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of global press fit connectors market is projected to be 4.9% from 2024 to 2031.

Rising demand for consumer electronics and adoption of electrical vehicles are the major factors driving the growth of global press fit connectors market.

Availability of alternative interconnect technologies, and requirement of proper tooling are the major factor hampering the growth of global press fit connectors market.

In terms of type, compliant press-in segment is estimated to dominate the market in 2024.

Positronic, TE Connectivity Corporation, Amphenol ICC, Dietze Group, Autosplice, Fujitsu Limited, SAMTEC, Inc., Molex, LLC (Koch Industries, Inc.), Aptiv PLC, Diehl Stiftung & Co. KG, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., AVX Corporation, PROVERTHA Connectors, Cables and Solutions GmbH, Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. are the major players.

North America is expected to lead the global press fit connectors market in 2024.

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