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Precision Gears Market Grows By 17% in 2022

Joseph Walker

Jos Walker

Marketing Communications

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.


  • Precision gear products market to be worth $5.17B by 2027.
  • Industrial robots present the largest market for precision gears.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has both helped and hindered market growth.

London, 16th January 2023 – New research from Interact Analysis shows the precision gear products market enjoyed exceptional growth throughout 2022. Growth is forecast to remain high in 2023, but to a lesser extent than the previous year, with the global market expanding by a CAGR of 7.7% between 2022 and 2027; from $3.6B to $5.2B.

APAC is by far the fastest growing market for precision gear products. In 2021, the market was worth $900M growing by 20.5% in 2022 to a worth of $1.1B. Following closely behind was Japan, registering a growth rate of 20.1%, worth $950M in 2022 . However, while APAC was the fastest growing market for precision gear products in 2022, EMEA remained the largest. There is a clear link between the region having the biggest manufacturers of industrial robots and being the leading market for precision gear products, as the industrial robot market is the largest overall market for geared products. EMEA accounted for 33% of the precision gear products market in 2021, followed by APAC (29%) and Japan (26%).

APAC is the fastest growing market for precision gear products, growing by 20.5% in 2022.

Industrial robots present the greatest opportunity for the precision gear products market because the industry requires precise, controlled movements. Overall, almost all precision gear products are sold into machinery sectors but very rarely to manufacturing end users. In 2021, the market value of gearboxes sold into the industrial robot market reached $1B, which contributed 32% to the total precision gearbox market. By 2027, this figure is predicted to grow to $1.9B. Other major consumers of precision gear products include the metal cutting, packaging machinery, semiconductors, materials handling and electronics machinery sectors; all of which combined accounted for 60% of the total market in 2021.

In terms of supplier landscape, Nabtesco and Harmonic Drive dominate the market, both of which are based in Japan, supplying most of the components into the industrial robot segment. Along with Wittenstein, these three companies accounted for 50% of the global market in 2022, making it highly consolidated. Overall, APAC-based suppliers control the lion’s share of the market and tend to perform better than those based elsewhere.

Alexander Jones, Research Analyst at Interact Analysis, comments, “There is a combination of factors which are both helping and hindering growth within the precision gear products market. While the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred on the need for automation, short term growth has been negatively affected as suppliers focused their efforts on production rather than research and development of new technologies. Nevertheless, the ever-increasing demand for robotics will help drive sales for precision gear products.”

About the Report:
A new Interact Analysis market report providing highly detailed insight and analysis into the precision gearbox & geared motor market.
The report is built through extensive primary research and supplier reporting and utilizes data from Interact Analysis’ “Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker (MIO)” – highly regarded for its industry forecasts by country, which will inform the forecasts for precision gear devices at a country-level.

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