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Gearbox Market - Forecasts from 2024 to 2029

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The global gearbox market is projected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.65% to reach a market valuation of US$33.857 billion by 2029, from US$24.639 billion in 2022.

A gearbox serves as a critical mechanical component that adjusts torque and speed, facilitating the transfer of power within a machine. Widely utilized across various sectors, from industrial machinery to automobiles, gearboxes optimize performance by adapting to diverse loads and operational speeds. They are indispensable for ensuring seamless functionality and enhancing efficiency across a spectrum of mechanical systems.

The global gearbox market exhibits promising growth prospects, propelled by several key factors encompassing industrial automation, the automotive industry's expansion, the transition to renewable energy sources, infrastructure development, and technological advancements. As businesses prioritize performance, reliability, and efficiency in their operations, the demand for sophisticated gearbox solutions is anticipated to rise.

Emerging economies like China and India are witnessing rapid industrialization and infrastructure development, driving substantial demand for gearboxes. These sectors rely on gearboxes for diverse applications, ranging from construction machinery to power generation plants.

Advancements in materials and manufacturing techniques enable the production of lighter and more efficient gearboxes, thereby enhancing overall equipment performance. Integration of sensors into gearboxes allows for real-time monitoring of operational parameters such as temperature and vibration, enabling predictive maintenance and minimizing unexpected downtime.

The global gearbox market is poised to sustain its growth trajectory, buoyed by factors such as increasing automation, adoption of renewable energy sources, and the imperative for efficient and reliable industrial processes. In essence, the global gearbox market constitutes a vital component of the industrial ecosystem, closely intertwined with advancements in automation, renewable energy, and the broader drive towards efficient and sustainable industrial operations.

Market Drivers:

  • Increasing automotive production and manufacturing activities propels the market.

Numerous factors drive the gearbox market growth. For instance, there is an immense need for gearboxes because of the rapid development of industrial automation in many different industries, which demands effective power transmission systems.

For instance, as per the GTAI, in 2021, the production of automobiles by German manufacturers exceeded 15.6 million units. German businesses make up fifteen of the top 75 automotive suppliers worldwide. With more than 3.1 million passenger cars and 351,000 commercial vehicles produced in German factories in 2021, Germany leads Europe in auto manufacturing.

Furthermore, gearboxes are essential for the effective conversion and transfer of energy in turbines and solar tracking systems, which are key components of the rapidly growing renewable energy sector, especially in wind and solar power generation. The need for heavy machinery with gearboxes is driven by continuous infrastructure development projects in many industries worldwide, such as mining and construction.

Additionally, the need for gearboxes in both conventional and electric vehicles is fueled by the growing automotive sector and the shift to electric cars. For instance, as per the IEA estimates, the number of worldwide electric car stocks reached 10 million in 2020, up 43% from 2019 and accounting for 1% of the market share, following a decade of explosive expansion.

In 2020, two-thirds of newly registered electric cars were battery electric vehicles (BEVs), making up two-thirds of the stock. China leads the world in the number of electric vehicles (4.5 million), while Europe saw the biggest yearly gain in 2020, reaching 3.2 million.

  • Renewable energy sector growth

The burgeoning renewable energy sector, notably the wind power generation segment, is driving substantial demand for gearboxes. In particular, wind turbines necessitate durable gearboxes to effectively convert the slow rotational movement of wind blades into the high-speed rotation required for electricity generation. These gearboxes play a critical role in efficiently harnessing wind energy to power turbines and subsequently generate electricity on a large scale.

  • Efficiency and Productivity

With a focus on enhancing industrial efficiency and productivity, industries are constantly striving to improve operational processes. One key aspect is the optimization of gearboxes, which play a pivotal role in this endeavour. By minimizing energy losses during power transmission, efficient gearboxes contribute to decreased energy consumption and overall operational costs. Moreover, well-designed gearboxes facilitate smooth and reliable power transfer, thereby enhancing the performance and extending the lifespan of machinery.

Market Restraint:

  • High cost as a major restraint-

High-performance gearboxes, especially those tailored for specific applications or demanding environments, often come with substantial initial costs. For smaller businesses or those operating under budget constraints, this upfront investment can pose a significant hurdle. Despite the potential long-term advantages, such as enhanced efficiency and durability, that may outweigh the initial expense, the upfront cost can act as a barrier to entry.

APAC will hold a significant share of the global gearbox market

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, notably countries such as China and India, is undergoing swift industrialization. This surge spans multiple sectors, including automotive, manufacturing, and construction, driving the need for gearboxes utilized in machinery, power transmission systems, and industrial equipment.

Several APAC governments are enacting policies to stimulate industrial growth and infrastructure initiatives. These efforts entail investments in sectors like renewable energy, transportation networks, and manufacturing plants, all of which rely on gearboxes for seamless operation.

Market Developments:

  • September 2023 - At the Vrac Tech Exhibition, Dana Incorporated unveiled its portfolio of Brevini EvoMaxTM helical and bevel helical gears for industrial bulk handling applications.
  • January 2022 - According to a press release from Dana Incorporated, BreviniTM S-Series industrial planetary gearboxes, designed to meet the durability and dependability needs of biogas production and wastewater treatment facilities, were made available.

Company Products:

  • NGC Group - NGC Group is the world's leading company that deals in a wide portfolio of gearboxes, such as new energy vehicle gearboxes and rail vehicle gearboxes, among others. The company is committed to delivering transmission technology solutions to meet the needs of all customers.
  • Boneng - Boneng is a key market player and one of the largest manufacturers of industrial gearboxes that design products as per industry standards. The products provide high reliability and top-design gears that reduce overall maintenance costs.
  • JS Gears - JS Gears is a major company known for providing cost-effective gearboxes that are easy to operate and last long. It is regarded as the most experienced high-quality gearbox manufacturer in the industry.

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Concentric
  • Parallel
  • Others

By Gear Type

  • Spur Gear
  • Worm Gear
  • Bevel Gear
  • Helical Gear
  • Others

By End-User

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Others
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Spain
  • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Others
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Others
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  • 1.1. Market Overview
  • 1.2. Market Definition
  • 1.3. Scope of the Study
  • 1.4. Market Segmentation
  • 1.5. Currency
  • 1.6. Assumptions
  • 1.7. Base and Forecast Years Timeline
  • 1.8. Key benefits to the stakeholder


  • 2.1. Research Design
  • 2.2. Research Process


  • 3.1. Key Findings
  • 3.2. Analyst View


  • 4.1. Market Drivers
  • 4.2. Market Restraints
  • 4.3. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    • 4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    • 4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
    • 4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
    • 4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
    • 4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
  • 4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis
  • 4.5. Analyst View


  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Concentric
    • 5.2.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 5.2.2. Growth prospects
    • 5.2.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 5.3. Parallel
    • 5.3.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 5.3.2. Growth prospects
    • 5.3.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 5.4. Others
    • 5.4.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 5.4.2. Growth prospects
    • 5.4.3. Geographic lucrativeness


  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Spur Gear
    • 6.2.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 6.2.2. Growth prospects
    • 6.2.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 6.3. Worm Gear
    • 6.3.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 6.3.2. Growth prospects
    • 6.3.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 6.4. Bevel Gear
    • 6.4.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 6.4.2. Growth prospects
    • 6.4.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 6.5. Helical Gear
    • 6.5.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 6.5.2. Growth prospects
    • 6.5.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 6.6. Others
    • 6.6.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 6.6.2. Growth prospects
    • 6.6.3. Geographic lucrativeness


  • 7.1. Introduction
  • 7.2. Automotive
    • 7.2.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 7.2.2. Growth prospects
    • 7.2.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 7.3. Aerospace & Defence
    • 7.3.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 7.3.2. Growth prospects
    • 7.3.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 7.4. Manufacturing
    • 7.4.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 7.4.2. Growth prospects
    • 7.4.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 7.5. Construction
    • 7.5.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 7.5.2. Growth prospects
    • 7.5.3. Geographic lucrativeness
  • 7.6. Others
    • 7.6.1. Market opportunities and trends
    • 7.6.2. Growth prospects
    • 7.6.3. Geographic lucrativeness


  • 8.1. Introduction
  • 8.2. North America
    • 8.2.1. By Type
    • 8.2.2. By Gear Type
    • 8.2.3. By End-User
    • 8.2.4. By Country
      • United States
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Canada
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Mexico
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
  • 8.3. South America
    • 8.3.1. By Type
    • 8.3.2. By Gear Type
    • 8.3.3. By End-User
    • 8.3.4. By Country
      • Brazil
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Argentina
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Others
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
  • 8.4. Europe
    • 8.4.1. By Type
    • 8.4.2. By Gear Type
    • 8.4.3. By End-User
    • 8.4.4. By Country
      • Germany
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • France
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • UK
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Spain
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Others
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
  • 8.5. Middle East and Africa
    • 8.5.1. By Type
    • 8.5.2. By Gear Type
    • 8.5.3. By End-User
    • 8.5.4. By Country
      • Saudi Arabia
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • UAE
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Others
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
  • 8.6. Asia Pacific
    • 8.6.1. By Type
    • 8.6.2. By Gear Type
    • 8.6.3. By End-User
    • 8.6.4. By Country
      • China
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Japan
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • India
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • South Korea
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Australia
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects
      • Others
        • Market Trends and Opportunities
        • Growth Prospects


  • 9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
  • 9.2. Market Share Analysis
  • 9.3. Mergers, Acquisition, Agreements, and Collaborations
  • 9.4. Competitive Dashboard


  • 10.1. NGC Group
  • 10.2. Boneng Transmission
  • 10.3. Flender (Carlyle)
  • 10.4. JS Gears
  • 10.5. Chongqing Gearbox Co. Ltd. (China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited)
  • 10.6. Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • 10.7. ZF Friedrichshafen AG (Zeppelin-Shiftung)
  • 10.8. ACE World Companies
  • 10.9. STOBER Drives Inc.
  • 10.10. Horsburgh & Scott
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