Railway Wiring Harness Market by Material (Conductor, Insulation), by Component (Wire and Cables), by Voltage (Low), by Application (Driver’s Cab Harness), by Rail Type (MRT, LRT), by Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast 2018 to 2025

Railway Wiring Harness Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Analysis, Research

Railway Wiring Harness Market: Summary

The Global Railway Wiring Harness Market is estimated to reach USD 4 Billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 8.9 %.

The wire harness is a set of electrical cables and wires bundled together mainly for signal transmission and providing electric power supply. It is also called as cable assembling or wiring loom. In Railways, wiring harness plays an important role as they can be installed as one unit instead of one wire at a time, this helps to save space and increase the overall safety. These harnesses can be designed as per the geometric and electrical requirements and thus can be used in metro, high-speed train and light rail transit (LRT) for data and power transmission.


Railway Wiring Harness Market: Drivers & Restraints

Market Drivers:

  • Growing Need for Railway Safety Systems

Today’s railways are undergoing through rapid changes to increase the quality of transport. Wire harness is the crucial component of the railway safety system. The main function of a wired system in any transportation is to transfer electricity from a power source safely to a given product. The safety of the railway mainly depends on the number of factors wherein technical condition of rolling stock is one of them. Any fault in the wiring system can result in short circuit, electrical fires, and can harm any users and passengers. Hence, there exist high need for better safety system in order to boost the passenger’s safety, which is expected to drive this market during the forecast period.

  • Rise in Rail Infrastructure Projects

Over the past decade, urban and rail infrastructures have rapidly scaled up. The growing demand for railways in emerging and developing regions is projected to drive the market during the forecast period. Rise in rail travelers across the globe is projected to boost the demand for better rail infrastructure. In addition to this, some emerging countries are spending heavily to increase rail infrastructure, which is anticipated to spur the market growth. For instance, Britain’s railways in the 2020’s are planning to invest around $50 billion in the development of new trains, constructing new lines and upgrading existing tracks.

Market Restraint:

  • Labor Intensive Production

The extraordinary fact about the wiring harness is that it is handmade. Manufacturing of the wiring harness is predominantly done by human resources. The product quality of wiring harness varies from individual to individual. Therefore, companies face a constant challenge of delivering products of similar quality on a regular basis.

Hence, labor-intensive production is a restraining factor for the railway wiring harness market. 

Railway Wiring Harness Market: Key Segments

  • Based on Material: Conductor and
  • Based on Component: Wire and Cables, Connectors, Terminals, Wiring Duct, and
  • Based on Voltage: Low Voltage (Up to 1000V), Medium Voltage (1000V to 25kV) and High Voltage (25kV to 230kV)
  • By Cable Type: Lan Cables, Jumper Cables, Power Cables, Vehicle-Connecting Cables, and Others
  • By Application: Driver’s Cab Harness, Harness Connecting to Pantograph, Under-Floor Harness, Door Harness, Power Socket Harness, Harness Connecting to Surveillance Camera, Lighting Harness, Harness Connecting to Cubicle and Others
  • Based on Rail Type: High-Speed Train, Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT)
  • Key Regions Covered: North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific Middle East & Africa, South America with individual country-level analysis.

Railway Wiring Harness Market: Report Scope

The report on the railway wiring harness market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country-wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2020-2025 (2020 estimated year, forecasted up to 2025)

Measured Units

 Value (USD) Volume (Units)

Segments Included

Material, Component, Voltage, Cable Type, Application, Rail Type, and Region

Regional Coverage

Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America

Key Companies Covered

  • FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
  • Nexans SA
  • Prysmian SpA
  • TE Connectivity Ltd
  • NKT A/S
  • General Cable Technologies Corporation.
  • Taihan Electric Wire Co Ltd
  • Other Key Companies

Railway Wiring Harness Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of the report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Railway Wiring Harness Market, by Material

  • Conductor
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
  • Insulation
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • Polyurethane (PU)
    • Rubber
    • Silicone
    • Others

Railway Wiring Harness Market, by Component

  • Wire and Cables
  • Connectors
  • Terminals
  • Wiring Duct
  • Others

Railway Wiring Harness Market, by Voltage

  • Low Voltage (Up to 1000V)
  • Medium Voltage (1000V to 25kV)
  • High Voltage (25kV to 230kV)

Railway Wiring Harness Market, by Cable Type

  • Lan Cables
  • Jumper Cables
  • Power Cables
  • Vehicle-Connecting Cables
  • Others

Railway Wiring Harness Market, by Application

  • Driver’s Cab Harness
  • Harness Connecting to Pantograph
  • Under-Floor Harness
  • Door Harness
  • Power Socket Harness
  • Harness Connecting to Surveillance Camera
  • Lighting Harness
  • Harness Connecting to Cubicle
  • Others

Railway Wiring Harness Market, by Rail Type

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • High-Speed Train
  • Metro Rail Transit (MRT)
  • Light Rail Transit (LRT)

Railway Wiring Harness Market, by Region

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the major developments impacting the global market and its growth?
  • What will be the effects of the developments in the global market on the industry and the market players in the near and far future?
  • What are the evolving types of the global market?
  • What are the evolving applications of the global market?
  • What are the major characteristics that will affect the global market growth during the study period?
  • Who are the key global players operating in the market?
  • How are the major players leveraging in the existing global market conditions?

Report Audience

  • Railway Wiring Harness Market Providers
  • Railway Wiring Harness Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Railway Wiring Harness Market 
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations 
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms



1.1       Research Objectives

1.2       Market Definition

1.3       Research Scope

1.4       Regional Coverage

1.5       Research Timeline

1.6       Assumptions

1.7       Limitations


2.1       Introduction

2.2       Primary Research

                                  2.2.1    Key Industry Expert Insight

2.3       Secondary Research

                                  2.3.1    Vital Data from Secondary Sources

2.4       Market Size Estimation

2.5       Data Validation & Triangulation



4.1       Introduction

4.2       Drivers

                                 4.2.1.    Growing Need for Railway Safety Systems

                                 4.2.2.    Rise in Rail Infrastructure Projects

4.3       Restraints

                                 4.3.1.    Labor Intensive Production

4.4       Opportunities

                                  4.4.1    Increasing Adoption of Autonomous Trains

4.5       Challenges

                                  4.5.1    Reliability Issue


5.1       Introduction

                                 5.1.1.    Power of Buyers

                                 5.1.2.    Power of Suppliers

                                 5.1.3.    Intensity of Competition

                                 5.1.4.    Challenges of Substitutes

                                 5.1.5.    Challenges of New Entrants

5.2       Macro-Economic Indicators

6      RAILWAY WIRING HARNESS MARKET BY MATERIAL, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2018—2025)

6.1       Introduction

6.2       Conductor

                                  6.2.1    Aluminum

                                  6.2.2    Copper

6.3       Insulation

                                  6.3.1    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

                                  6.3.2    Polyurethane (PU)

                                  6.3.3    Rubber

                                  6.3.4    Silicone

                                  6.3.5    Others

7      RAILWAY WIRING HARNESS MARKET BY COMPONENT, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2018—2025)

7.1       Introduction

7.2       Wire and Cables

7.3       Connectors

7.4       Terminals

7.5       Wiring Duct

7.6       Others

8      RAILWAY WIRING HARNESS MARKET BY VOLTAGE, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2018—2025)

8.1       Introduction

8.2       Low Voltage (Up to 1000V)

8.3       Medium Voltage (1000V to 25kV)

8.4       High Voltage (25kV to 230kV)

9      RAILWAY WIRING HARNESS MARKET BY CABLE TYPE, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2018—2025)

9.1       Introduction

9.2       Lan Cables

9.3       Jumper Cables

9.4       Power Cables

9.5       Vehicle-Connecting Cables

9.6       Others

10   RAILWAY WIRING HARNESS MARKET BY APPLICATION, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2018—2025)

10.1     Introduction

10.2     Driver’s Cab Harness

10.3     Harness Connecting to Pantograph

10.4     Under-Floor Harness

10.5     Door Harness

10.6     Power Socket Harness

10.7     Harness Connecting to Surveillance Camera

10.8     Lighting Harness

10.9     Harness Connecting to Cubicle

10.10  Others

11   RAILWAY WIRING HARNESS MARKET BY RAIL TYPE, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2018—2025)

11.1     Introduction

11.2     High-Speed Train

11.3     Metro Rail Transit (MRT)

11.4     Light Rail Transit (LRT)

12   RAILWAY WIRING HARNESS MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million and Units (2018—2025)

12.1     North America

                                12.1.1    US

                                12.1.2    Canada

                                12.1.3    Mexico

12.2     Europe

                                12.2.1    Germany

                                12.2.2    UK

                                12.2.3    France

                                12.2.4    Italy

                                12.2.5    Spain

                                12.2.6    Rest of Europe

12.3     Asia-Pacific

                                12.3.1    China

                                12.3.2    India

                                12.3.3    Japan

                                12.3.4    South Korea

                                12.3.5    Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.4     Middle East & Africa

                                12.4.1    Saudi Arabia

                                12.4.2    UAE

                                12.4.3    Rest of Middle East & Africa

12.5     South America

                                12.5.1    Brazil

                                12.5.2    Argentina

                                12.5.3    Rest of South America  


13.1     Introduction

13.2     Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies

13.3     Company Benchmarking



                                14.1.1    Company Overview

                                14.1.2    Financial Overview

                                14.1.3    Products/Solutions/Services Offered

                                14.1.4    Key Developments

                                14.1.5    SWOT Analysis

14.2     LEONI AG

14.3     Hitachi, Ltd.

14.4     Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

14.5     Nexans SA

14.6     Prysmian SpA

14.7     TE Connectivity Ltd

14.8     NKT A/S

14.9     General Cable Technologies Corporation.

14.10  Taihan Electric Wire Co Ltd

14.11  Others


15.1     Key Industry Expert Insights

15.2     Primary Discussion Guide

15.3     Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain



Rep Id : AT 032

Published : January, 2020


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