Smart meter is fundamentally equipped in smart grid. The advancing smart grid construction in China spurred the constant growth of smart meter demand. By the end of 2013, 370 million smart meters had been accumulatively installed in China, and the figure is expected to hit 500 million in 2015.
SGCC invited tenders for smart meter as early as 2009 and as of Sept. 2014, 21 tenders for a total of 310 million smart meters were invited, in which 3 tenders for 61.877 million smart meters, close to the level (62.16 million) in the whole 2013, were completed during Jan.-Sept. 2014.
Besides meeting the domestic demand, the home-made smart meters are also exported to more than 130 countries and regions worldwide. In 2013, the export volume of smart meter topped 608,000 (surging by 17.1% yr-on-yr), in which 37.7% was exported to Germany, 17.3% to Vietnam, and 8.0% to the Netherlands.
Major players in China smart meter industry consist of Wasion Group Holdings Limited, Ningbo Sanxing Electric Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Linyang Electronics Co., Ltd., etc. During 2009-2013, the aforementioned three companies separately swept an average market share (by bid-winning amount, similarly hereinafter) of 5.6%, 6.2% and 5.2% in the 2S single-phase smart meter market and 9.9%, 8.8% and 8.1% in the three-phase smart meter market.
The three-phase smart meter can be largely categorized into 1S, 0.5S and 0.2S. In 2013, amid the 1S three-phase smart meter companies, Ningbo Sanxing Electric Co., Ltd. boasted the largest market share of approximately 8.5%; among the 0.5S three-phase smart meter companies, Yantai Dongfang Wisdom Electric Co., Ltd. held the first place with about 17.5% market share; and within the 0.2S three-phase smart meter enterprises, the largest market share of 61.1% or so was grabbed by Ningbo Sanxing Electric Co., Ltd.
Besides consolidating the existing market share, the enterprises, represented by Wasion Group Holdings Limited, strive to further improve their market competitiveness by dint of industry chain extension, capacity expansion, etc.
In May 2014, Wasion Group Holdings Limited spent RMB52.9 million in acquiring roughly 66% equity of Wuhan Smart Electrical Co., Ltd.; and in the following month, it took over 65% equity of Hunan Switchgear Co., Ltd. at a price of RMB50 million, by which Wasion Group Holdings Limited ran through the smart power distribution industry chain.
In July 2014, Phase I of Huizhou Smart Grid & Internet of Things (IoT) Project (with investment of RMB1.15 billion) of Shenzhen Haoningda Meters Co., Ltd. was put into production, which increased capacity by 7.5 million single-phase smart meters and 1.5 million three-phase smart meters each year. Phase II will start construction in July, 2015 as planned and when it is put into production in Dec. 2016 as scheduled, 500,000 more smart water meters and acquisition terminals as well as 1.5 million more IoT RFID reading device series products will be annually manufactured.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Industry Development Environment
4 Smart Meter Market of SGCC
5 Tender Market Segments of SGCC
6 Market Risks and Trends
7 Major Manufacturers
8 Summary & Forecast
- Beijing Banner Electric Co., Ltd.
- Hangzhou Sunrise Technology Co., Ltd.
- Hangzhou Xili Watt-hour Meter Manufacture Co., Ltd.
- Henan XJ Metering Co., Ltd.
- Hexing Electrical Co., Ltd.
- Huazhi Holding (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.
- Jiangsu Linyang Electronics Co., Ltd.
- Ningbo Sanxing Electric Co., Ltd.
- Ningxia LGG Instrument Co., Ltd.
- Qingdao Gaoke Communication Co., Ltd.
- Qingdao Techen Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
- Risesun Group Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Clou Electronics Co., Ltd.
- Shenzhen Haoningda Meters Co., Ltd.
- Wasion Group Holdings Limited
- Yantai Dongfang Wisdom Electric Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Bada Electronic Instrument Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang CHINT Instrument & Meter Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Hengye Electronics Co., Ltd.
- Zhejiang Wellsun Electric Meter Co., Ltd.
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