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Geared products market to grow by 7.2% in 2022

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.


  • Prices rose by 7.2% in 2022 and are projected to decline by 0.9% in 2023.
  • Machinery manufacturers are the main consumers of geared products.
  • SEW retains the largest market share of 23.5% for geared motors and industrial gears.

London, 22nd December 2022 – Updated research from Interact Analysis shows the geared motors and industrial gears market experienced strong growth in 2021. The market expanded by 16% last year, with the sharp rise driven by price increases. On average, the selling price for geared motors and gearboxes increased by 7.8% in 2021, with further price rises forecast in 2022.

Steady growth has also been seen in 2022, with sales expected to increase by 7.2%. Following a slowdown in sales this year from 2021’s rapid growth rate, 2023 is expected to see sales decline by 0.9%. This fall in sales is likely to be due to a price decrease and a slight downward trend in the number of units sold from the previous year(s). Steep drops in commodity and freight costs in 2023 are expected to push down prices significantly. Regionally, APAC is expected to maintain its lead in the geared products market out to 2027 with a CAGR of 4.5%. The main driving forces behind this are the growing demand for industrial automation in emerging Asian countries, as well as increasing growth rates of manufacturing industries. Following behind the APAC region, the Americas market is predicted to experience a CAGR of 4.1% from 2021 to 2027, while the EMEA region is forecast growth of 3.8% over the period in question.


2022 has been another good year for the geared products market, but a small decline is expected in 2023 followed by a return to growth in 2024.

In terms of application, machinery manufacturers are the major consumers of geared products. They accounted for 74% of sales in 2021 alone, a market share that is anticipated to remain stable throughout the forecast period. Food and beverage industries are particularly heavy users of the technology, while demand for geared products from the conveyor segment is rising, accounting for 25% of sales to the machinery sector in 2021 and anticipated to grow at the fastest pace of all market segments due to rising demand for factory automation.

Shirly Zhu, Principal Analyst at Interact Analysis, comments, “When it comes to the company leading the global market for geared products which – SEW retains its top position. Overall, the market share tables remained very stable in our research with little room for maneuver. Although four of the top five vendors are based in Europe, they have a strong global presence. In EMEA and Japan local vendors appear to be performing the best, while SEW and Guomao are very much leaders in the rest of the APAC region. Elsewhere, Sumitomo has a significant market share, particularly in the US, and Regal Rexnord is also one to watch out for.”

About the Report:

This report is an “interim” update to our Geared Motors & Industrial (Heavy-duty) Gears Market report. Coupled with our “tertiary-level” dataset, the result is the most accurate and detailed segmentation of the geared motors and industrial (heavy-duty) gears market, supported by the most rigorous research methodology, yielding the most accurate forecasts ever produced.

For this interim update we conducted interviews with top-15 leading vendors in the industry to capture latest market performance, trends and developments, etc. to ensure the quality and accuracy of our work. The results of the full report are based on over 40 hours of interviews with major vendors from around the world.

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