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The torque, speed, and direction of the power supply can all be changed with geared devices. These systems gain a mechanical advantage by changing the gear ratio, which results in a torque change. Gear transmission is made up of two or more meshing gears that work in a specific order. In automobile systems, gears play an important role. Two or more meshing gears functioning in a particular sequence are known as a gear transmission. Gears are a significant component in the automotive systems. Due to enhanced product durability and vehicle fuel efficiency, automatic transmission has gained pace in the automotive transmission gears market. A technologically designed gear system aids in the smooth operation of the engine and prevents engine losses caused by friction and lubrication.

Furthermore, new prospects for the automotive transmission gear market are projected to arise as the automotive sector develops in emerging nations such as India and Brazil. 

The global automotive transmission gears market was valued at US$ 24,356.1Mn in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 47,538 Mn by 2030, at a CAGR of 8.3% between 2022 and 2030.

Global Automobile Transmission Gears Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has shutdown the production of various products in the global automotive gears industry, mainly owing to the prolonged lockdown in major countries, globally. The production across industries has been limited due to the pandemic resulting in the shortage of raw materials for automotive transmission gears. The major demand for equipment and machinery was previously noticed from giant manufacturing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, the U.K., and China, which is badly affected by the spread of coronavirus, thereby halting the demand for equipment and machinery. Suppliers of auto-parts have partially resumed manufacturing operations, as cash liquidity is posing a severe challenge for them, owing to pre-shutdown payments dry-ups. This leads to a supply chain choke-points and slowdown in the manufacturing process of automakers. However, the suppliers are making substantial moves to ramp-up their operations and purchase raw materials, though it is going to be a high pressing issue in a short-order timespan.

Global Automobile Transmission Gears Market - Restraint 

The automotive industry is shifting from traditional gasoline vehicles to electric automobiles globally. When compared to traditional fuels burning within IC engines, an electric vehicle does not require gears because the electric engine generates more force at zeroRPM, a hands-free control system. Product pricing is one of the key factors that needs to be taken into consideration while designing marketing strategies. Competitive product pricing strongly influences the market demand for gearing systems, in the price sensitive markets of region such as Europe, Asia Pacific, and others.

Among regions, Asia Pacific held a dominant position in the global automatic transmission gear market in 2021 Statistics:

The Asia Pacific held a dominant position in the global satellite internet market in 2021, accounting for 6.2% share, in terms of value, followed by Europe and North America.

Figure 1: Global Automotive Transmission Gears Market Share (%), By Region, 2021

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The Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth in the global automotive transmission gears market. Asia Pacific region is the largest market for automotive transmission gears, wherein countries such as China and India have a majority of share of a vehicle installed with manual transmission. Furthermore, in India, the new models of low-end and high-end passenger vehicles are equipped with Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT) systems. For instance, in 2014, the Maruti Suzuki, an Indian automobile manufacturer, based in New Delhi, launched its first passenger car ‘Celerio’ installed with Automatic Manual Technology in India.

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Automotive Transmission Gears Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 24,356.1 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 8.3% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 47,538 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa: GCC Countries, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Gear Type: Planetary, Spur Gear, Helical Gear, and Others
  • By Transmission Type: Manual, Automatic, Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), Dual Clutch Transmission, and Hybrid
  • By Gear Material: Ferrous Metal, Composite Material, and others
  • By Vehicle Type: Passenger Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles, and Electric Vehicles
Companies covered:

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., AmTech International, Bharat Gears Ltd, Cone Drive, Dynamatic Technologies Limited, Franz Morat Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Gleason Corporation, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA, Robert Bosch GmbH, RSB Group, Showa Corporation, UAG LLP, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing popularity of automatic transmission gears in modern/high-end cars
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Increasing demand for electric vehicles
  • High cost of gearing system

Hybrid segment is expected to drive the market growth during the forecast period

On the basis of transmission type, the global automotive transmission gears is segmented in to Manual, Automatic, Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), Dual Clutch Transmission, and Hybrid. Hybrid based segment is expected to show highest CAGR of 10.8%, in terms of value, during the forecast period 2022–2030.

For instance, in August 2019, BorgWarner Inc., an American multinational automotive supplier, showcased its new integrated drive module (iDM) at the International Motor Show, the world's largest mobility show in Germany.  The company also presented its P2 hybrid modules which can convert combustion-powered vehicles to hybrid vehicles without changing the transmission system.

Figure 2: Global Automotive Transmission Gears Market Value (US$ Mn) Analysis and Forecast, 2017 - 2030

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Major players operating in the global automotive transmission gears market include American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., AmTech International, Bharat Gears Ltd, Cone Drive, Dynamatic Technologies Limited, Franz Morat Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Gleason Corporation, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA, Robert Bosch GmbH, RSB Group, Showa Corporation, UAG LLP, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

The increasing demand for automatic transmission is driving the global automotive transmission gears market growth. Moreover, high business potential in passenger car segment in the emerging countries of Asia Pacific is expected to drive the growth of this market. Enterprises in automotive industry focus on incorporating new features in modern vehicles, in terms of comfort and safety. These enterprises are taking all possible measures to maintain their competitive hold and sustain their business operations in growing stiff competition among automakers across the global marketplace. In the recent past, there has been drastic change in consumer demographics with increase in income level and change in lifestyle trends. Currently, consumers prefer automobiles equipped with automatic transmission gears to offer a comfortable and smooth driving experience in bumper-to-bumper congested traffic in metro cities. Therefore, to offer consumers a smooth, comfortable drive, it is critical to prevent vibration from powertrain mechanisms from reaching the passenger area. Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gears provide drivers with an improved driving experience by enabling smooth gear shifting and enhanced acceleration. Demand for vehicles with high fuel efficiency is driving the dual-clutch transmission market. Local and central government bodies of developed and emerging economies such as the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Singapore, and India have introduced regulations, policies, and initiatives to promote the reduction of CO2 emissions.

For instance, in October 2019, Magna International Inc., a Canadian mobility technology company for automakers, signed a multi-year contract with Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW), a German automobile manufacturer. Under this contract, Magna International Inc. will be supplying front-wheel drive dual-clutch transmissions to BMW.

Market Dynamics

The global automotive transmission gears market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period, owing to the increasing popularity of automatic transmission gears in modern/high-end cars. Automakers have invested in Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology to significantly improve the performance and efficiency of automatic passenger cars. In the Asia Pacific region, consumer preference towards adoption of automatic passenger vehicles is on the rise, owing to the widespread usage of automatic manual transmission gears systems in modern cars that ease driving in traffic congestion areas. The shift in consumer preference creates immense opportunity for AMT gear manufacturers to expand their footprint in the APAC region in order to grab significant market share in the growing passenger cars market.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of global automotive transmission gears size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2022– 2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approvals, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by the leading  market players
  • It profiles leading players in the global automotive transmission gears market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, market capital, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Companies covered as a part of this study American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., AmTech International, Bharat Gears Ltd, Cone Drive, Dynamatic Technologies Limited, Franz Morat Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Gleason Corporation, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA, Robert Bosch GmbH, RSB Group, Showa Corporation, UAG LLP, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decisions regarding future product launches, product upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global automotive transmission gears market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, managed service providers, third-party service providers, distributors, new entrants, and value-added resellers
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global automotive transmission gears market

Detailed Segmentation

  • Global Automotive Transmission Gears Market, By Gear Type:
    • Planetary
    • Spur Gear
    • Helical Gear
    • Others
  • Global Automotive Transmission Gears Market, By Transmission Type:
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)
    • Dual Clutch Transmission
    • Hybrid
  • Global Automotive Transmission Gears Market, By Gear Material:
    • Ferrous Metal
    • Composite Material
    • Others
  • Global Automotive Transmission Gears Market, By Vehicle Type:
    • Passenger
    • Light Commercial Vehicle
    • Heavy Commercial Vehicle
    • Electric Vehicle
  • Global Automotive Transmission Gears Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East and Africa
      • By Country/Region:
        • GCC Countries
        • South Africa
        • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., *
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments/ Updates
    • AmTech International
    • Bharat Gears Ltd
    • Cone Drive,
    • Dynamatic Technologies Limited
    • Franz Morat Holding GmbH & Co. KG
    • Gleason Corporation
    • IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA
    • Robert Bosch GmbH
    • RSB Group
    • Showa Corporation
    • UAG LLP
    • ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global automotive transmission gears market is expected to reach US$ 47,538 million by 2030.
The market is expected to witness a CAGR of 8.3% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Rising demand for enhanced driving experience in terms of smooth gear shifting & improved acceleration and growing demand for low carbon footprint technologies are driving the growth of the market.
Hybrid segment held the largest market share among transmission type in the market, in 2021.
Asia Pacific region held the largest share in the market in 2021.
Major players operating in the market include American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc., AmTech International, Bharat Gears Ltd, Cone Drive, Dynamatic Technologies Limited, Franz Morat Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Gleason Corporation, IMS Gear SE & Co. KGaA, Robert Bosch GmbH, RSB Group, Showa Corporation, UAG LLP, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

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