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8.4% YoY growth rate for the geared products market in 2021

Joseph Walker

Jos Walker

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Jos has over 10 years' experience in B2B marketing, mostly for blue-chip industrial automation companies like Emerson and General Electric. He started working with IA in 2019, and handles a variety of PR and marketing communications-related activities.


  • 8% CAGR for the geared motors & industrial gears market out to 2025
  • China continues to be the largest market for industrial geared products
  • SEW Eurodrive retain the largest share of the market

London, 10th January 2022– New research from Interact Analysis shows that during 2020 the overall market for geared motors and heavy-duty industrial gears declined by 2.4%. Asia Pacific remained the largest market overall and was also the only one to achieve year-on-year (YoY) growth whilst other regions, namely EMEA, Japan, and the Americas experienced a period of contraction. But the market is looking better in the medium-term, with a CAGR of 4.8% predicted out to 2025, when the total market value will be $14.1 billion.


Asia Pacific remains the largest market for geared motors and industrial gears.


In 2021, supply chain problems forced distributors to stockpile and pushed up prices, additionally, surging pent up demand from end users also drove growth, leading to an overall YoY growth rate of 8.4%. Economic uncertainty will see the market cool in 2022, with 2023 predicted for the lowest growth rate of the forecast period. Asia Pacific will achieve the highest growth rate globally, with a CAGR of 5% out to 2025. In China – the world’s largest market for geared products – effective COVID control has allowed things to continue almost as normal compared to many regions, although EMEA and the Americas are both expected to register a healthy CAGR of 4.7% out to 2025.


Geared motors and solo gear boxes are the leading product category globally, accounting for 53% of total revenues in 2020. They will also be the best performing product category out to 2025, with a CAGR of 5.2%. Meanwhile, planetary geared products were the only group to experience growth throughout 2020 due to a surge in demand for wind turbines. Machinery manufacturers were by far the largest consumer of geared products in 2020 with conveyors being the most dominant subcategory. The top 10 end-user sectors, including food and beverage, mining and basic metals accounted for 72% of revenues in 2020. As a result of price increases for raw materials, geared motor suppliers were forced to increase unit prices by 3.3% in 2021, and prices will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024.


Geared motors and solo gears continue to dominate the market.


Shirly Zhu, Principal Analyst at Interact Analysis, says: “SEW Eurodrive were the only company with a strong market presence in all major product categories in 2020. Leading Asian vendors retained share mainly within their regional markets, whilst European vendors, such as Nord and Bonfiglioli, had relatively strong global presence. Overall, the top 11 suppliers reported a combined market share of 61.5% in 2020.”


About the Report: 


Providing a deep understanding of the market and economic trends driving and restricting growth, the 2nd edition of this well-respected report delivers insight and in-depth analysis into the geared motors and industrial (heavy-duty) gears market.


This report also comes with our “tertiary-level” dataset with deeper analysis of product data by industry by country as the result of the most accurate and detailed segmentation of the geared motors and industrial (heavy-duty) gears market.


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