Five Growth Industries Using Termate Standoff Insulators

Photograph of Termate's Low Voltage Standoff Insulators

We have over sixty years of experience supplying a range of electrical engineering products to a diverse selection of key industries. Our busbar supports and standoff insulators can be found in vital control panels everywhere from the railway and construction industries to renewable energy and water treatment facilities.

While we are based in Nottingham, United Kingdom, we have a truly global reach, with applications for switchboard and control panel builders and electrical engineers using our products on every continent.

The basics of physics and electricity might not have changed since we first began our operations, but our products have moved with the times to ensure they suit the evolving requirements of the industry and meet the challenges of both established and emerging markets.

This means we are committed to the continual evolution of our development capabilities, adopting a stance in which innovation is at the forefront. We work closely with clients to help design and develop bespoke products necessary for their equipment, ensuring they are of the highest possible quality.

Read on to discover how our standoff insulators are impacting five core growth industries today, playing a vital role in shaping the future of these industries that affect our lives on a daily basis.


Photograph of an electric train waiting at an empty station with doors open.

The global rail transport market is projected to increase by 7% between 2020 and 2025, with additional growth to 2030 placing its overall market value at $845.7 billion. This growth comes after restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which globally imposed restrictions led to a significant reduction in the number of rail passengers using the services.

In the United Kingdom, a key driver of growth for the railway industry is the electrification of services, with efforts to decarbonise and create an environmentally-friendly service at the heart of the government’s plan to reach a net-zero railway by 2050.

We are positioned to play a crucial role in this process and have considerable experience delivering products vital to the smooth running of existing rail networks. Our busbar supports and low-smoke standoff insulators have been deployed throughout the London Underground network of trains, used in everything from the escalators that bring commuters down to the platforms, to the trains they ride to work.

As the electrification of the railway networks continues over the coming years, our products will continue to play an essential role in the equipment used to operate this essential mode of transportation.


Photograph of a skyscraper under construction with a crane towering over it

Another key sector with impressive growth projected over the coming years is the construction industry, in which Termate’s products have a wide variety of applications and purposes. According to Oxford Economics, the global construction market was valued at around $10.7 trillion in 2020, with over half of this output in emerging markets including India, China, and Indonesia.

With a projected value of $15.23 trillion by 2030 – and an impressive $8.9 trillion of this sum coming from those emerging markets, the construction industry will continue to play a vital role in global expenditure. New technologies, innovations, and manufacturing processes will all continue to evolve as control panel building operations seek to streamline production and optimise how their products are manufactured.

Our busbar supports and standoff insulators are designed to stay ahead of the curve and rise to the new challenges faced by switchboard and control panel builders. These products can currently be found in everything from main distribution switchboards to air conditioning systems while helping construction companies achieve operational efficiency and maintaining a competitive edge on material costs.

They are also widely used in many of the new electric off-highway vehicles used throughout the construction industry, making them truly integral to many aspects of the overall construction process.

Renewable Energy

Photograph of solar panels in a grass field, under a cloudless sunny sky

One of the largest growth industries today is renewable energy, with governments around the world committed to delivering net zero emissions over the coming years. We are already deeply involved in the cutting edge of green technology and renewable energy, with products used in solar and wind projects to a global customer base including Australia, China, America, Europe, and the Middle East.

According to the International Energy Agency, renewables will account for almost 95% of the increase in global power capacity by 2026, with the energy generated from solar panels projected to provide more than half of that capacity. This means our involvement in renewables is set to become broader and deeper as this sector expands and evolves. Likewise, wind power will continue to grow, with the total offshore wind capacity forecast to more than triple by 2026.

Water Treatment

Photograph of a water treatment works in operation

The UK water industry is in the midst of a transformation, with funding and resources shifting away from traditional water treatment facilities and towards the environment and leakage prevention. With declining water quality becoming a global concern, investment in this field is set to continue to grow, with the UK’s water services regulation authority, Ofwat, confirming a spending package of $51 billion for the next five years.

On a global level, the waste and water treatment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2019 to 2025 to reach $211.3 billion by 2025, further driving the development of treatment systems that demand high-quality control panels to help ensure their smooth operation. The rapid growth of populations and urbanisation, coupled with stringent government regulations and industrial demand, means that this growth is unlikely to falter any time soon.

This growth is creating excellent opportunities for panel builders to step in and help serve this industry on a global scale. Our product line offers the essential components for the control panels necessary for water treatment and leakage prevention, as new treatment technologies and controls continue to reshape how the industry operates.

Data Centres

Photograph of a data-centre with large and consistent electricity requirements

The continuing transformation of digital technologies is driving the growth of data centre capacity to an all-time high, spurred on by increasing demand for cloud storage services. Global spending on data centre systems is estimated to grow to $226 billion in 2022 according to a report from Gartner, representing an increase of 11.4% year on year and nearly double the growth experienced in 2021.

This growth accounts for the huge consumption of energy, with some estimates indicating that 1% of global energy use goes to data centres, with the industry using over 90 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year.

This represents a huge opportunity for manufacturers to support the growth of data centres with the installation, modification and maintenance of products that are crucial to the industry’s success.

We have extensive experience providing components to some of the world’s leading data centre operators, providing the industry the necessary standoff insulators and other components essential for the assembly process.

With recent investment in new machinery to increase our manufacturing capacity, we are positioned to meet the rising demand for the essential parts needed for data centre power distribution and control units as the industry continues to expand.

In conclusion, our standoff insulators are a reliable product that can be used in a variety of industries. By offering technical expertise and custom solutions, we can provide manufacturers with the tools they need to succeed in today’s competitive market.

If our standard products don’t quite meet your requirements, speak to our team who will be happy to look at custom solutions for larger scale projects.

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