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Cable Tray Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Type (Ladder, Solid Bottom, Trough, Channel, Wire Mesh, Single Rail), By End-User (Power, Construction, Manufacturing, IT & Telecom, Others), By Material (Steel, Aluminum, Stainless Steel), and Regional Forecast, 2019 - 2026

Region : Global | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI101529



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The global cable tray market size value at USD 2.75 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 5.46 Billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 9.06% during the forecast period. Exponentially developing industrial infrastructure, including power generation & manufacturing sectors coupled with increasing IT & telecommunication centers, will positively cater to the cable tray market size.

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Stringent policies by various governments and organizations to ensure workplace safety for employees to minimize the operational hazards will further complement the growth. Cable tray is a part of cable management systems and is used as a support system to handle bulk wires to improve aesthetics and safety in establishments. It also helps in cost-effective working of complex wires by providing fewer maintenance charges, effective ventilation channels, and easy repair or replacement amid any fault condition. The products are generally installed for different voltages power and signal cables, optical fiber lines, and control wiring systems to save installed space and cost.

Cable trays are usually manufactured with the help of different materials comprising numerous alloys of aluminum, steel, stainless steel, and at times fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP or GRP) composites. It is also available in an extensive range of coatings and finishes like pre-galvanized, hot-dip galvanized, chemical & paints, electro-galvanized, and many more to withstand harsh and corrosive conditions over time.

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Fast-paced growth in the construction and manufacturing industries has positively affected the adoption of cable tray products across different regions. Asia Pacific is expected to hold a dominating share owing to rapidly expanding construction and telecom sectors in countries like China and India. In 2018, the National Bureau of Statistics of China reported that the total yearly value added of construction crossed USD 5.65 billion in 2017, witnessing above USD 210 million year-on-year increase.


“Rapidly developing industrial infrastructure will cater to the global cable tray market size”

Increasing setup of new power plants to suffice the rising energy need along with the adoption of new clean energy generation sources is projected to foster the industry growth. Cable tray products are an essential part of wire management systems and are readily used over the other counterparts like conduits and trunks owing to easy installation and reliable & safe operations.

“Increasing expenditure on the construction of new facilities is anticipated to fuel the market growth”

Rising spending on building new commercial and industrial establishments coupled with refurbishing activities in old structures to comply with energy efficiency objectives is set to shape the market trends. Favorable initiatives by different governments to construct large structures and improve the overall efficiency of the buildings will lead to an increase in cable tray demand.


By Material Analysis

“Aluminum is projected to hold a dominating share for cable tray during the forecast period.”

Based on material, this industry is segmented into steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Aluminum cable tray material is expected to account for a major portion of the forecast period. Enhanced load-bearing capacity, high strength to weight ratio, and low maintenance requirements are some of the key properties supporting the segment growth. Steel material is likely to witness substantial growth owing to low installation costs and high mechanical strength. It is mostly formed through extrusion and roll forming processing of high-quality steel to increase the product’s load endurance. Growing requirements for power generation and other factors in marine and the caustic environment will positively support the stainless steel cable tray demand. All the products are delivered with a layer of corrosion resistance film to improve its rust resistance characteristics.

By Type Analysis

“Ladder cable tray is anticipated to possess a lion's share over the forecast timeframe.”

Based on type, this market is divided into a ladder, solid bottom, trough, channel, wire mesh, and single rail. The ladder-type segment is further bifurcated into the swaged and welded ladder type. Ability to support systems over long spans, proper ventilation structure to dissipate heat, easy installation of cables in the system, and many other features are set to propel the segment outlook. Channel products are projected to grow significantly due to its economic and easy fitting qualities along with delivering efficient support to various cables like fiber optic, communication, control, and many more in a limited wire design. Larger supporting span, less material usage, fast installation process, flexible onsite adjustment capability, easy maintenance, and various other features will positively impact the wire mesh cable tray growth.

By End-User Analysis

“IT & Telecom segment is expected to observe the highest growth in the global market demand”

Based on end-user, the global cable tray market can be primarily divided into power, construction, manufacturing, IT & telecom, and others. The presence of established structures along with the rising need for new power utility stations will cater to the power cable management industry revenue.

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Construction is likely to hold a considerable share over the forecast timeframe owing to increasing spending on building new commercial and industrial spaces coupled with rejuvenating existing establishments. IT & telecom cable tray is projected to witness extensive growth due to a rising need for technological facilities and data centers for efficient virtual support across the globe.


Geographically, the global cable tray market has been analyzed across five major regions, which are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. The presence of giant technology companies like Google, Yahoo, Facebook, and others along with stringent organizational policies for safe monitoring and operations of workplaces will favor the North America industry outlook. U.S. and Canada are the main countries functioning in the region.

Asia Pacific is likely to hold the dominating portion over the forecast timeline. Rapidly developing industrial infrastructure, coupled with rising demand for new power generation plants is expected to complement the regional demand. Increasing investment in emerging information technology and telecom sector in the developing economies like India and China will further propel the market revenue. In February 2019, the government of India announced to initiate a fund worth over USD 700 million to support software products entrepreneur and set up innovation and R&D centers in the country. Other key countries with huge potential for cable tray in the region are Australia, Japan, and Southeast Asian countries.

Asia Pacific Cable Tray Market Size, 2018

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Europe cable tray market is expected to grow considerably in the forecast period. The existence of an established industrial setup along with expanding construction activities in different countries will complement the industry outlook. Countries like Germany have long-standing manufacturing facilities like aviation, automotive, machinery, and other goods & services. Additionally, clean power generation initiatives by the European Union to curb the greenhouse gas emissions and increase renewable generation in the energy mix will further fuel the market growth. Spain, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and other regional countries are actively operating in the territory.

Growing focus to provide electricity to remote places along with increasing energy production by ever-growing exploration & production activities will favor the Middle East and Africa. Rising need to establish new and attractive commercial structures to support tourism along with creating modern workplaces across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will enhance the market size. In August 2018, the South Africa Department of Energy announced new targets to adopt various clean energy generation sources. The country aims to include 26% of the overall mix by renewable sources replacing the existing coal-fired plants by 2030.


“Industry participants like Legrand, ABB, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Atkore International, is anticipated to strive to outline the worldwide market trends”

Cable tray market is fragmented across the globe with different regional and international players. Various industry participants are currently focusing on developing innovative products and cable support systems. The companies are also concentrating on introducing efficient finishing & coatings to enhance their product usage in numerous applications.

List of Key Companies Profiled

  • ABB

  • Schneider Electric

  • Eaton

  • Hubbell Incorporated

  • MP Husky Cable Tray & Cable Bus

  • Atkore International

  • Chalfant Manufacturing Co.- OBO Bettermann Group

  • Legrand

  • Basor Electric SA

  • MonoSystems

  • Snake Tray


  • Øglænd System Group


  • Techline Mfg.

  • Chatsworth Products

  • Panduit

  • Niedax Group


Cable tray plays a vital role in designing large & complex wiring operations for different commercial and industrial structures. It prohibits the loose hangings of low, medium, & high voltage cables and thereby reduces hazard risks like tripping & shocks, and provides a safe working environment. The product also helps to instruct flexible movement to wires, easily track, identify, & maintain cables, code the cables in terms of operations, increase the life of cables, and many more.

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Along with this, the report provides an elaborative analysis of the global market dynamics and competitive landscape. Various key insights presented in the report are the recent industry developments such as mergers & acquisitions, the regulatory scenario in crucial countries, investment scenario, technological advancement, and key strategies adopted by market leaders, competitive landscape, and company profiles.

Report Scope & Segmentation



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  Value (USD Billion)


By Type

  • Ladder

    • Swaged Ladder

    • Welded Ladder

  • Solid Bottom

  • Trough

  • Channel

  • Wire Mesh

  • Single Rail

By Material

  • Steel

  • Aluminum

  • Stainless Steel

By End-User

  • Power

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • IT & Telecom

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)

  • Middle East & Africa (GCC, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)




  • In June 2019, Øglænd System received accreditation for its SPB cable trays offerings by the DNV-GL. The approval complements the product range to adapt to various specific requirements. The certification allows the company to extend its trays with aluminum, stainless steel, and hot-dip galvanized finishes with heights ranging between 20 mm to 100 mm.

  • In June 2018, Snake tray introduced a new range called Solar Snake Max, for operating as a cable containment system for utility applications. The product is designed to manage high voltage cables and substantially reduce the production & installation time.

  • In December 2017, Thomas & Betts, a subsidiary of ABB operating as ABB Installation Products, launched a new cable tray combo clamp to speed up the installation time. The new fabrication is designed to ensure tight and accurate installation on horizontal and vertical locations. The clamp guide is also suited to smoothly hold the cable trays to impart flexible movement with fluctuating temperatures and are delivered in stainless steel, aluminum, hot-dipped and pre-galvanized steel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the cable tray market was valued at USD 2.75 Billion in 2018

The cable tray market is projected to reach USD 5.46 Billion by 2026.

Growing at a CAGR of 9.06%, the cable tray market will exhibit steady development over the forecast timeline.

Asia Pacific cable tray market was valued at about USD 1.06 billion in 2018.

Construction end-user cable tray is expected to be the leading segment in the cable tray market during the forecast period.

Rising need for new power generation facilities to suffice the energy requirement and the increasing demand for IT & Telecom sector will be the key factors driving the growth of the cable tray market. However, fluctuation in raw material prices may hinder the market growth.

Legrand, ABB, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Atkore International are among the top players in the cable tray market.

Rising need to set up new virtual support centers and data centers will lead in establishing new structures. These centers operate with a complex set of cables to transmit data, and cable tray systems help effectively manage the wire bundles. Therefore, it will positively cater to the growth of the cable tray market.

Growing investment to construct new infrastructure coupled with the renovation of existing buildings can create massive opportunities for the cable tray market growth.

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