Automotive Engine Bearings Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027


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In an automobile internal combustion engine, the engine bearing is usually a journal or a plain bearing on which the crankshaft rotates. The function of a bearing is to hold the crankshaft in place and to prevent the dislodging of connecting rod from the crankshaft. The engine bearing also plays a vital role in prevention of the force created by the piston and its transmission to the crankshaft, instead using the forces for the conversion of the reciprocating movements into rotation. The bearing is considered as one of the most important components of the engine assembly and its proper functioning is necessary to maintain the overall efficiency of the automobile. Research and development is going on in the field of automotive engine bearings in order to innovate the best suitable bearings for longer life and improved performance of the engine.

The automobile engine parts and components have high wear and tear rate owing to its continuous operation to power the vehicle. The robust operation of the engine bearings is achieved if the material of construction possesses the properties such as high strength (wear resistance, cavitation resistance and load capacity) and softness (conformability, compatibility and embeddability).

Global Automotive Engine Bearings Market: Dynamics

The market for automotive engine bearings exhibits a huge potential to grow, owing to the development and growth in the overall automotive sector. Moreover, in developed nations, high standard of living and rising disposable incomes have enabled consumers to use vehicles, which have all the aftermarket products fitted for the effective use of automobiles. Furthermore, growth in production of automobiles, is in turn, expected to fuel the growth of the automotive engine bearings market over the forecast period. The development in technology and research & development to produce more strong materials, which can sustain more load is also estimated to bolster the automotive engine bearings market growth. The replacement rate of the automotive engine bearings is high and thus automotive aftermarket holds a significant share in the automotive engine bearings market.

Global Automotive Engine Bearings Market: Segmentation

The automotive engine bearings market can be segmented on the basis of product type, sales channel and vehicle type.

By product type, the global automotive engine bearings market can be segmented as:

  • Ball Bearings

  • Roller Bearings

  • Plain Bearings

  • Others

By sales channel,the global automotive engine bearings market can be segmented as:

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers

  • Independent Suppliers

By vehicle type, the global automotive engine bearings market can be segmented as:

  • Passenger Cars

  • Light Commercial Vehicles

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles

  • Two Wheelers

Global Automotive Engine Bearings Market: Regional Outlook

Asia Pacific and North America hold major shares in global automotive engine bearings market owing to the large number of automobiles present in these regions. Consumers tend to equip their vehicles with durable and robust parts so that their vehicle is in good condition and also to avoid breakdown of engines. These conditions are expected to act as catalysts for the growth of the overall automotive engine bearings market over the forecast period. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations, which are the target markets of the automobile manufacturers will contribute significantly to the growth of the overall automotive engine bearings market over the forecast period. The automotive engine bearings market is projected to grow with a noteworthy CAGR owing to the increasing adoption of these systems in motorcycles and bikes globally.

Global Automotive Engine Bearings Market: Market Participants

Examples of some of the market participants in the global Automotive Engine Bearingsmarket identified across the value chain include:

  • ORS Bearings

  • Nachi Fujikoshi Corp.

  • MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.

  • Minebea Co., Ltd.

  • SNL Bearings Ltd.

  • CW Bearing

  • NSK Ltd. King Engine Bearings, Inc.

  • RBC Bearings

  • Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB

  • Schaeffler AG.

  • Iljin Bearing Co., Ltd.

  • RKB Bearings

  • Jtekt Corporation

  • Timken Company

  • Wafangdian Bearing Group Corp

  • C&U Bearing NTN Corporation

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