Engine Bearings Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2032

Engine Bearings Market Research Report Information By Type (Main Bearing, Connected Rod Bearing and Others), By Distribution Channel (OEM and Aftermarket), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles and Heavy Commercial Vehicles), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/IA - E/10813-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | February 2024         

Global Engine Bearings Market Overview


Engine Bearings Market Size was valued at USD 3.1 Billion in 2022. The engine bearings market industry is projected to grow from USD 3.21 Billion in 2023 to USD 4.336 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.80% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The industry is fueled by market drivers such the rising demand for cars and trucks, as well as the expanding trend of engine downsizing. The growing emphasis on fuel economy and pollution control has an impact on the industry and is anticipated to increase demand for lightweight and robust engine bearings.

Engine Bearings Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Engine Bearings Market Trends




  • High Level of Engine Bearing Research & Development Activities to Drive Market Growth




Automobile manufacturers are always trying to improve product designs to boost performance and fuel economy. Advanced sensor units are now being incorporated into goods by manufacturers as a result of the rising need for high-performance bearings. The sensor unit aids in the digital monitoring of the product's rotation speed, load capacity, acceleration, and deceleration. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has also promoted the adoption and ongoing monitoring of connected machinery and devices. The performance and general efficiency of a vehicle can be increased by directly integrating electromechanical components into the bearing. The market for engine bearings is anticipated to benefit from this.


The key drivers of the automobile industry's growth on a global scale are rising urbanization, expanding infrastructure, and the industrial sector. Additionally, the rise in disposable income has improved peoples' standards of life, which motivates them to buy new cars. Additionally, the increasing demand for lightweight automobiles and government support for promoting auto sales are subsequently enhancing dynamics in vehicle production. Due to the rising demand for high-performance automobiles, renowned automakers are investing significant cash in growing their businesses in emerging markets. Future market growth will be fueled by these trends.


The automotive industry has long faced substantial issues related to engine performance development and improvisation. Manufacturers are striving to lighten the overall weight and size of all engine components in order to achieve this goal. Aluminum alloys are popular nowadays because of their benefits, including their light weight, increased durability, increased strength, maximum resistance to corrosion, and improved performance at high temperatures. Bearings made of aluminum alloys will therefore operate more efficiently and lose less energy. Additionally, the performance and fuel efficiency of automobiles are being enhanced by automotive manufacturers' investments in research to create lightweight materials. Thus, driving the engine bearings Industry revenue.


Engine Bearings Market Segment Insights


Engine Bearings Type Insights


The Engine Bearings Market segmentation, based on type includes Main Bearing, Connected Rod Bearing and Others. The main bearing segment dominated the market. The crankshaft is supported by main bearings that are located in the crankcase. Upper and lower bearing components make comprise a main bearing. An oil groove is present on the inner surface of the top portion of the main bearing. It also features a hole through which oil can be fed into the crankshaft's feeding holes.


Engine Bearings Distribution Channel Insights


The Engine Bearings Market segmentation, based on distribution channel, includes OEM and Aftermarket. The OEM category generated the most income due to the operational traits and the upward trend in car production. To provide better solutions to their clients and keep their market-leading position, automobile manufacturers are utilizing their product development capabilities and allied services like lubrication, mechatronics, and strong technical talents.


Figure 1: Engine Bearings Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)
Engine Bearings Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Engine Bearings Vehicle Type Insights


The Engine Bearings Market segmentation, based on vehicle type, includes Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles and Heavy Commercial Vehicles. The passenger cars category generated the most income. The main drivers of the significant expansion of passenger automobiles globally include strong demographic growth, rising living standards, and an increase in individual income levels. Additionally, the young generation is paying close attention to the quick advancements and innovations in autos, which is leveraging this industry.


Engine Bearings Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American engine bearings market area will dominate this market. Huge investments in R&D and favorable government regulations will drive market expansion in North America during the next few years. Furthermore, increased disposable income and an emerging economy are likely to boost market expansion in the approaching years.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: ENGINE BEARINGS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)
ENGINE BEARINGS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe engine bearings market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the presence of multiple automotive manufacturers in the region. Furthermore, the implementation of strict regulations on the development and use of lightweight vehicles by regulatory bodies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ), as well as an increase in demand for and sales of commercial vehicles in Europe, are fueling the market in the region. Further, the German engine bearings market held the largest market share, and the UK engine bearings market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Engine Bearings Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 attributable to the surge in automotive production and sales. The region's market is mostly driven by China's high automotive output. Furthermore, rising purchasing power in developing countries is likely to boost market expansion in Asia Pacific in the approaching years. Moreover, China’s engine bearings market held the largest market share, and the Indian engine bearings market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Engine Bearings Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the engine bearings market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, engine bearings industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global engine bearings industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the engine bearings industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the engine bearings market are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations includes MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH (Germany), JTEKT Corporation (Japan), Daido Metal Co., Ltd. (Japan), King Engine Bearing, Inc. (U.S.), KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH (Germany), Hartford Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG (Germany), NSK Ltd. (Japan), ACL (Australia) and Menon Bearings Ltd. (India).


Systems and engine accessories are made by MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH for internal combustion engines. The company provides motorsports, customized engines, tiny engine components, air management, liquid management, valve train, and piston systems. Products from MAHLE Aftermarket are geared toward the auto sector. Worldwide customers are served by MAHLE Aftermarket. The company is one of the top three systems suppliers globally for engine systems, filtration, mechatronics, electrics, and thermal management. It is a maker of components and systems for the combustion engine and its peripherals.


Schaeffler Technologies AG & Company KG creates systems and solutions for the machine building, aviation, automotive, and aerospace industries. The business offers maintenance supplies, torsion dampers, roll bearings, linear products, calculation tools, plain bearings, and clutch systems for sale. Schaeffler Technologies provides global operations. The Schaeffler Group owns the trademarks INA, FAG, and LuK. The organizations in charge of marketing these well-known brands in Germany are Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG and LuK GmbH & Co. oHG.


Key Companies in the engine bearings market include



  • MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH (Germany)

  • Daido Metal Co., Ltd. (Japan)

  • JTEKT Corporation (Japan)

  • NSK Ltd. (Japan)

  • King Engine Bearing, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Hartford Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)

  • KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH (Germany)

  • Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG (Germany)

  • ACL (Australia)

  • Menon Bearings Ltd. (India)


Engine Bearings Industry Developments


March 2023: JTEKT Corporation consolidated all company brands, including automotive components, bearing brands, machine tool brands, and other business names.


March 2023: NSK developed a new approach for forecasting the life of steel rolling bearings based on statistical data from ultrasonic testing of non-metallic impurities in steel.


August 2022: Hartford Technologies expanded its service and product capabilities by opening a new plant in Connecticut.


Engine Bearings Market Segmentation


Engine Bearings Type Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Main Bearing

  • Connected Rod Bearing

  • Others


Engine Bearings Distribution Channel Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • OEM

  • Aftermarket


Engine Bearings Vehicle Type Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • Passenger Cars

  • Light Commercial Vehicles

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles


Engine Bearings Regional Outlook (USD Billion, 2018-2032)



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 3.1 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 3.21 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 4.336 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 3.80% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Distribution Channel, Vehicle Type, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH (Germany), JTEKT Corporation (Japan), Daido Metal Co., Ltd. (Japan), King Engine Bearing, Inc. (U.S.), KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH (Germany), Hartford Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG (Germany), NSK Ltd. (Japan), ACL (Australia) and Menon Bearings Ltd. (India)
Key Market Opportunities ·       High Research & Development Involvement in Engine Bearing to Fuel Market Expansion
Key Market Dynamics ·       Positive Trends in Automotive Manufacturing to Drive Market Growth ·       Market Growth Will Be Driven by Vehicle Weight Reduction




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

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What is the growth rate of the engine bearings market?

The key players in the market are MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH (Germany), JTEKT Corporation (Japan), Daido Metal Co., Ltd. (Japan), King Engine Bearing, Inc. (U.S.), KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH (Germany), Hartford Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG (Germany), NSK Ltd. (Japan), ACL (Australia) and Menon Bearings Ltd. (India).

The main bearing category dominated the market in 2022.

Which distribution channel had the largest market share in the engine bearings market?

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