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Market Size and Trends

Global positive displacement blowers market is estimated to be valued at USD 2.31 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 3.27 Bn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% from 2024 to 2031.

Positive Displacement Blowers Market Key Factors

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The market is expected to witness positive growth over the forecast period due to rising use of blowers in industries such as oil & gas, power generation, food processing, and chemicals. Positive displacement blowers are highly preferred for applications involving high pressure and low volume. These provide precise control of flow rate for movement of liquids and gases. Increasing investments in process industries and stringent emission norms mandate use of equipment with high efficiency. This will boost demand for positive displacement blowers during the forecast period.

Growth in Manufacturing Sector

Global positive displacement blowers market is positively influenced by growing manufacturing sector across the globe. Blowers are extensively used in various industrial manufacturing processes such as pneumatic conveying, dust collection, process cooling, drying and CIP systems. With rapid industrialization and global economic growth, the demand for manufactured goods from industries such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food processing, pulp & paper and metals & mining is surging. This boosts manufacturing output considerably. According Coherent Market Insights’ estimates, manufacturing sector accounted for over 15-20% of GDP in major developed and emerging economies in recent years. Reshoring of manufacturing activities from low cost countries coupled with expansion of existing facilities is likely to raise manufacturing capacity further. Growing manufacturing footprint will drive expansion in related material and components handling processes that use blowers and fans. Emergence of new industry players and capacity expansion projects by existing market participants are expected to boost positive displacement blowers sales.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Positive Displacement Blowers Market Concentration By Players

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Implementation of Strict Environmental Regulations

Stringent government regulations regarding industrial emissions are positively influencing the prospects of positive displacement blowers market. Regulatory bodies across the world are implementing new emission norms to curb the release of harmful gases and particulate matter from manufacturing facilities. As blowers play a crucial role in pollution control applications like dust collection, fume extraction and waste gas treatment, their demand is increasing from industries striving to meet compliance standards. Growing cognizance about sustainable operations is also motivating companies to opt for technologically advanced blowers that reduce energy footprint. In addition, rising awareness about health hazards of poor indoor air quality in commercial and residential buildings has boosted demand for blowers in HVAC systems and indoor air quality equipment. Governments in developed nations are providing subsidies and favorable policies for adoption of pollution control technologies. For example, implementation of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) in the U.S. is propelling deployment of blower-based systems in various industries. Strong regulatory push for environmental protection will continue presenting lucrative prospects to positive displacement blowers market.

Positive Displacement Blowers Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Market Challenges: Availability of Alternative Technologies

One of the key challenges for the positive displacement blowers market is increasing competition from alternative technologies. Centrifugal blowers and fans offer lower energy consumption and greater efficiency for some application. Strict emission norms pose another hurdle as blowers need to meet tightening restrictions on pollutants. High maintenance costs associated with mechanical seals and gearboxes also hamper market growth. Adapting blowers to Industry 4.0 standards and integrating with advanced automation requires significant R&D investments from manufacturers.

Market Opportunities: Growing Demand from Chemical Processing Sector

Growing demand from sectors like waste water treatment and chemical processing will drive sales of positive displacement blowers. Increased uptake of positive displacement blowers in food processing and pharmaceutical industries due to their dry running capability presents a promising avenue. Further, requirements for precise flow controls in HVAC and pneumatic conveying applications open new revenue streams.

Positive Displacement Blowers Market By Product Type

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Insights, by Product Type, Twin Lobe segment Drives the Market owing to its Versatility and Low Maintenance Needs

The twin lobe segment is estimated to dominate the positive displacement blowers market with market share of 61.1% in 2024, due to its versatility and reliability. Twin lobe blowers are especially well-suited for applications that require moderate pressures and air volumes. Their simple yet robust design facilitates smooth and pulsation-free airflow even at high speeds.

Compared to other lobe profiles, the twin lobe configuration provides excellent self-balancing abilities which minimize vibration and prolong the working life of the blower. This reduces maintenance downtime and costs for end-users. Furthermore, twin lobe blowers can handle varied viscosities and densities of gases efficiently without loss of performance. Their resistance to clogging and fouling makes them ideal for moving humid or dirty air in many industries.

The even pressure development and discharge characteristics of twin lobe blowers also allow them to operate over a wide range of capacities with high efficiencies. Process engineers can precisely control air volume by adjusting the blower's speed. These operational advantages have significantly boosted twin lobe adoption in industries such as pulp and paper processing, stone cutting, and food processing where airflow demands fluctuate.

Twin lobe blowers consume less energy compared to centrifugal or roots type blowers of equivalent air handling capabilities. Their mechanical simplicity translates to lower initial and operating expenses for customers. With few moving parts, twin lobe maintenance involves mainly lubrication of bearings which enhances reliability. This strong cost benefit and easy upkeep has made twin lobe blowers the technology of choice for numerous small to medium scale applications.

Insights, by Application, Water & Wastewater Treatment Drives Market Growth due to Stringent Regulations

By application, water & wastewater treatment segment is estimated to dominate the positive displacement blowers market with market share of 34.4% in 2024 owing to stringent environmental regulations and growing need for clean water worldwide. Wastewater treatment plants extensively use positive displacement blowers to aerate tanks, stir contents, and oxygenate water at various stages of the treatment process.

Growing public awareness about water conservation and pollution has led governments across countries to impose strict norms on effluent discharge quality from municipalities and industries. Many water bodies globally are recovering through such sustainability initiatives which boosted investments in modernizing treatment facilities. Blowers play a vital role in enhancing biodegradation and meeting discharge standards economically.

Moreover, rapid urbanization in developing regions has substantially increased freshwater usage while straining dated civic infrastructure. Large scale projects upgrading water supply, sewage networks and treatment operations present multiple opportunities for positive displacement blower suppliers. Replacement of obsolete blower systems with new energy-efficient models further grows market revenues.

The need for decent drinking water access in rural and per capita water consumption rise are expected to augment spending on water projects. Emerging technologies like decentralized treatment also create novel blower applications. Population growth and industrialization will similarly expand waste volumes driving more vigorous aeration demands at treatment plants. The confluence of these socio-economic and regulatory tailwinds ensures the water segment remains vital to positive displacement blower market growth.

Regional Insights

Positive Displacement Blowers Market Regional Insights

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The Asia Pacific region established itself as the dominant region and is estimated to hold the market share of 34.2% in 2024 in positive displacement blowers. Developing manufacturing capacities, power projects and infrastructure works have generated demand across industry sectors. Countries like China and India have sizeable construction, mining and engineering industries requiring blowers for material handling, combustion support and industrial process requirements.

With well-established manufacturing industries such as oil and gas, chemicals and power generation, the demand for blowers is high in Noerh America. Major players have set up production facilities and sell directly as well as through distributors to cater to the sizeable demand.

Key players have a strong presence in the region with large manufacturing units, distribution channels and service centers. Original equipment manufacturers rely on domestic players for bulk supply. Customers value the ease of bulk procurement, on-site product support and warranty services from leading North American brands. Their application knowledge and product development focusing on the varied needs of local industries have enabled them to capture a massive market share.

Higher production activity leads to increased wear and tear of installed machines, boosting recurring sales. This has steadily grown the aftermarket revenues for regional players.

International players have invested in local production in major Asian economies to benefit from low production costs while catering to the rising local demand. This has improved their pricing competitiveness against small, domestic blowers companies. Customers prefer the quality, productivity and service life of blowers from global brands. Support in local currency and language further boost sales.

Market Report Scope

Positive Displacement Blowers Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 2.31 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 to 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 to 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 5.1% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 3.27 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Twin Lobe and Tri-lobe 
  • By Application: Automotive, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Chemicals, Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Others 
Companies covered:

Hitachi Ltd., Busch SE, Gardner Denver, Eurus Blowers, Howden Group, Aerzen, Tuthill Corporation, AMCL Machinery Limited, Kaeser Kompressoren, Airtech Blower Industries, Greatech Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd., KPT Blowers, Blowvacc Transmission Private Limited, HR Blowers, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Ingersoll Rand, pdblowers, Inc.

Growth Drivers:
  • Growth in Manufacturing Sector
  • Implementation of Strict Environmental Regulations
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Availability of Alternative Technologies 
  • High Maintenance Cost

Key Developments

  • In August 2023, Atlas Copco Group, a manufacturer of positive displacement blowers, began construction of its new manufacturing facility in Talegaon, Pune, India.
  • In October 2022, Ingersoll Rand Inc., a global provider of mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions, entered into agreements to acquire Everest Blowers Private Limited and Everest Blower Systems Private Limited (collectively, “Everest Group”) and Airmax Groupe (“Airmax”) for a combined all-cash upfront purchase price of approximately US$ 86 million.
  • *Definition: Positive displacement blowers market includes various types of blowers that use positive displacement to move gases or fluids. Positive displacement blowers work by entrapping a fixed amount of gas or fluid and pushing it forcefully out of the blower. Some common types of positive displacement blowers are lobe blowers, screw blowers, vane blowers, liquid ring blowers and roots blowers. These blowers are used across industries like oil & gas, mining, power generation, food.

Market Segmentation

  •  Product Type Insights (Revenue, USD BN, 2019 - 2031)
    • Twin Lobe
    • Tri-lobe
  •  Application Insights (Revenue, USD BN, 2019 - 2031)
    • Automotive
    • Water & Wastewater Treatment
    • Chemicals
    • Power Generation
    • Oil & Gas
    • Others
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD BN, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • Hitachi Ltd.
    • Busch SE
    • Gardner Denver
    • Eurus Blowers
    • Howden Group
    • Aerzen
    • Tuthill Corporation
    • AMCL Machinery Limited
    • Kaeser Kompressoren
    • Airtech Blower Industries
    • Greatech Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd.
    • KPT Blowers
    • Blowvacc Transmission Private Limited
    • HR Blowers
    • Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    • Ingersoll Rand
    • pdblowers, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of global positive displacement blowers market is projected to be 5.1% from 2024 to 2031.

Growth in manufacturing sector and implementation of strict environmental regulations are the major factor driving the growth of global positive displacement blowers market.

Availability of alternative technologies and high maintenance cost are the major factor hampering the growth of global positive displacement blowers market.

In terms of product type, twin lobe segment is estimated to dominate the market in 2024.

Hitachi Ltd., Busch SE, Gardner Denver, Eurus Blowers, Howden Group, Aerzen, Tuthill Corporation, AMCL Machinery Limited, Kaeser Kompressoren, Airtech Blower Industries, Greatech Machinery Industrial Co., Ltd., KPT Blowers, Blowvacc Transmission Private Limited, HR Blowers, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Ingersoll Rand, pdblowers, Inc. are the major players.

Asia Pacific is expected to lead the global positive displacement blowers market.

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