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Hydrostatic Transmission Market Research Report Information By Capacity (Light duty, Medium duty, Heavy duty), By Operation Type (VDM-CDP, VDP-CDM, VDM-VDP), By End-User (Agriculture, Construction & Mining, Logistics & Transport and Others) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/AM/4814-CR | 110 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre| October 2022

Hydrostatic Transmission Market Overview

Hydrostatic Transmission Market Size was valued at USD 5.1 Billion in 2023. The Hydrostatic Transmission Market industry is projected to grow from USD 5.38 Billion in 2024 to USD 7.9 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.92%  during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Demand for heavy gear and equipment is increasing, as is the need for more efficient and ecologically friendly solutions are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Hydrostatic Transmission Market

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

Hydrostatic Transmission Market Trends

Growing demand for heavy machines in the construction industry propels market growth.

The construction industry is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing, and it is a primary driver of the hydrostatic transmission business. The increased demand for heavy machinery and equipment in building projects has raised the market for hydrostatic transmissions, which are extensively used in construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and loaders. Hydrostatic transmissions provide various advantages over other types of transmissions, including enhanced fuel efficiency, power delivery, and smoother operation, making them an appealing option for construction firms.

Several causes, including population expansion, urbanization, and infrastructure development, are driving the increased need for heavy machines in the construction industry. As the world's population grows, so does the demand for additional homes, commercial structures, and infrastructural projects. This has resulted in an increase in construction activity in many parts of the world, driving demand for heavy gear and equipment. Furthermore, the trend toward urbanization has raised demand for large-scale city construction projects such as skyscraper, bridge, and highway development. These projects necessitate the use of large machinery and equipment, which has increased the demand for hydrostatic transmissions.

Moreover, growing trend toward automation and mechanization. Because of its ability to improve efficiency, production, and safety, automation and mechanization have grown in popularity in a variety of industries, including agriculture, construction, and mining. Hydrostatic transmissions are a crucial component of many automated and mechanized systems because they provide various advantages over other types of transmissions, such as enhanced fuel efficiency, power delivery, and smoother operation. In addition, the rising demand for workplace safety has fueled interest in automation and mechanization, as these technologies can assist lower the risk of accidents and injuries. Hydrostatic transmissions are an essential component of many safety systems because they enable precise control over heavy machinery and equipment, hence reducing accidents and injuries.

Hydrostatic Transmission Market Segment Insights

Hydrostatic Transmission Capacity Insights

The Hydrostatic Transmission Light duty, medium duty, and heavy duty are the market segments depending on capacity. The heavy-duty segment dominated the hydrostatic transmissions designed for construction equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, and loaders. These machines require high power output, high torque, and great load-carrying capabilities to perform efficiently in the demanding conditions of construction sites. Hydrostatic transmissions provide several advantages over other types of transmissions, including increased fuel efficiency, improved power distribution, and smoother operation, making them an appealing solution for construction companies. The heavy-duty portion of the capacity segment is utilized in mining, forestry, and agriculture, in addition to construction equipment. These industries necessitate big machinery and equipment capable of operating in harsh environments and under heavy loads.

Figure1 Hydrostatic Transmission Market, by Product Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Hydrostatic Transmission Market, by Product Type, 2022 & 2032

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

Hydrostatic Transmission Operation Type Insights

The Hydrostatic Transmission Market segmentation, based on operation type, includes VDM-CDP, VDP-CDM, VDM-VDP. The VDM-CDP segment held the biggest market share, and it will continue to rule throughout the forecast period. The flexibility of space is the sole advantage of the fixed-displacement pump with fixed-displacement motor connection. This combination maintains a steady transmission ratio. Consequently, to obtain variable output speed, the prime mover's speed must be changed. There are two varieties of hydrostatic transmission closed-circuit and open-circuit, depending on the circuit architecture. A simple open circuit transmission system consists of a reservoir, suction strainer, pressure relief valves, pump, motor, conduit with connectors, return line filter, and control unit. In addition to the specifications for an open circuit transmission system, a closed circuit transmission system requires a feed or charge pump unit and dual shock valves.

Hydrostatic Transmission End-User Insights

The Hydrostatic Transmission Market segmentation, based on end-user includes Agriculture, Construction & mining, Logistics & transport and others. The construction & mining category is the largest end-user segment in the market, accounting for the majority of the market share. This is owing to the increased demand for heavy gear and equipment in these industries, which frequently rely on hydrostatic transmissions to function properly.  There are multiple subsegments within the construction and mining sector that use hydrostatic transmissions for various uses. In the construction industry, for example, subsegments may include excavators, loaders, and bulldozers, each of which may utilise hydrostatic transmissions for a variety of functions. Subsegments in the mining industry may include mining trucks, loaders, and shovels, all of which may utilise hydrostatic transmissions for various uses. 

Hydrostatic Transmission Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Hydrostatic Transmission Market area will dominate this market, Because of the region's significant demand for heavy gear and equipment, which frequently necessitates the usage of hydrostatic transmissions for efficient operation.

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.

Figure2 Hydrostatic Transmission Market Share By Region 2022 (USD Billion)

Hydrostatic Transmission Market Share By Region 2022

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Europe’s Hydrostatic Transmission Market accounts for the second-largest market share because of the region's highly developed industrial sector, with a concentration on innovation and technology. As a result, innovative hydrostatic transmission systems have been developed that are more efficient and ecologically friendly than standard mechanical gearboxes. Further, the German Hydrostatic Transmission Market held the largest market share, and the UK Hydrostatic Transmission Market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia-Pacific Hydrostatic Transmission Market Is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is because of the growing demand for heavy lifting equipment in a variety of industries. Moreover, China’s Hydrostatic Transmission Market held the largest market share, and the Indian Hydrostatic Transmission Market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hydrostatic Transmission Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are extensively spending in research and development in order to extend their product lines, which will help the Hydrostatic Transmission Market grow even more. Market participants are also engaging in a number of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with significant market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organisations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Hydrostatic Transmission industry must provide cost-effective products.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Hydrostatic Transmission industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Hydrostatic Transmission industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Hydrostatic Transmission Market, including Digitalab (UK), Mpix (US), Perion Network Ltd (Israel), AdorPix LLC (US), Shutterfly Inc. (US), Bay Photo Lab (US), ProDPI (US) and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Eaton Corporation plc is a multinational power management corporation formed in the United States with global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and a subsidiary administrative centre in Beachwood, Ohio, with 2022 revenues of $20.75 billion. Eaton employs over 92,000 people and offers goods to clients in over 175 countries. In Bloomfield, New Jersey, Joseph O. Eaton, his brother-in-law Henning O. Taube, and Viggo V. Torbensen formed the Torbensen Gear and Axle Co. The company was designed to manufacture Torbensen's innovative internal-gear truck axle with financial assistance from Torbensen's mother. To be closer to its major business, the automobile industry, the company relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914. In 2020, Eaton Corporation has introduced a new series of hydrostatic transmissions aimed to increase commercial vehicle fuel efficiency and performance.

Bosch Rexroth AG is a German engineering corporation headquartered in Lohr am Main. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH and the consequence of a merger on May 1, 2001, between Mannesmann Rexroth AG and the Automation Technology Business Unit of Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch Rexroth employs around 31,000 people worldwide and expects to generate 6.2 billion euros in revenue in 2021.  In September 2019, Bosch Rexroth launched a new line of hydrostatic transmissions aimed at improving the performance and efficiency of agricultural machinery such as tractors and combine harvesters.Key Companies in the Hydrostatic Transmission Market include

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation (USA)

  • Dana Incorporated (USA)

  • Eaton (Ireland)

  • Komatsu America Corporation (USA)

  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan)

  • Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (Japan)

  • Total Energies SE (France)

  • Shell pic (UK)

  • Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)

  • Tuff Torq Corporation (USA)

Hydrostatic Transmission Industry Developments

The new Bobcat L95 compact wheel loader, which features a large bucket capacity, high lift height, and rapid travel velocities, was introduced by Bobcat in October 2023. The L95 compact wheel loader from Bobcat features the most horsepower, the largest bin capacity, and the most potent transmission. The L95, in conjunction with the L65 and L85, will provide clients with a selection of compact wheel loader dimensions that are robust, durable, and exceptionally efficient. With 74 horsepower, the new Bobcat L95 is constructed with a turbocharged engine designed for maximum torque. Electronic hydrostatic transmissions facilitate acceleration and direction changes with ease and are capable of 24 mph of travel speed. The compact dimensions of the machine, coupled with the rear tires aligning with the trajectory of the front tires, facilitate maneuverability and enable a restricted turn radius. In addition, the engine is constructed to operate reliably in cold weather. The L95's container has a lift height of 10.5 feet and a capacity of 1.2 cubic yards. The container utilizes the high-flow auxiliary hydraulics of the machine, which deliver a maximum of 27 gpm for a rated operating capacity of 3,981 pounds.

Eaton Fluid Power, a subsidiary of the Danfoss group, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art hydrostatics production line in Pimpri, Pune, in March 2022, in order to meet the needs of the local agricultural industry. Danfoss is the inaugural company in India to possess the capacity to manufacture hydrostatic transmission solutions. Following proper Covid protocols, the inauguration was presided over by Eric Alstrom, president of Danfoss Power Solutions, Astrid Mozes, president of the hydrostatics division, and the remainder of the Danfoss Power Solutions leadership team from headquarters, the India leadership team, and a select group of Pimpri campus employees. As a result of the recent global acquisition of Eaton's hydraulics business, Danfoss Power Solutions now provides the most extensive range of fluid conveyance solutions and mobile and industrial hydraulics products on the market. Danfoss is now a global leader in mobile and industrial hydraulics for the construction, agriculture, and off-road vehicle industries as a result of this merger.

Hydrostatic Transmission Market Segmentation

Hydrostatic Transmission Market By Capacity Outlook

  • Light duty

  • Medium duty

  • Heavy duty

Hydrostatic Transmission Market By Operation Type Outlook




Hydrostatic Transmission Market By End-user Outlook

  • Agriculture

  • Construction & mining

  • Logistics & transport

  • Others

Hydrostatic Transmission Regional Outlook

North America

  • US

  • Canada


  • Germany

  • France

  • UK

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Rest of Europe


  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • Australia

  • South Korea

  • Australia

  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Rest of the World

  • Middle East

  • Africa

  • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 5.1 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 5.38 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 7.9 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.92% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
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 Capacity, Operation Type, End-User Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Parker Hannifin Corporation (USA), Dana Incorporated (USA), Eaton (Ireland), Komatsu America Corporation (USA), Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan), Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (Japan), Total Energies SE (France), Shell pic (UK), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Tuff Torq Corporation (USA).
Key Market Opportunities Rising interest in electric and hybrid vehicles.
Key Market Dynamics Increasing use of hydrostatic transmissions in end-use industries .

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Hydrostatic Transmission Market size was valued at USD 4.9 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.92% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (Japan), Total Energies SE (France), Shell pic (UK), and Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany).

The construction and mining category dominated the market in 2022.

The VDM-CD had the largest share in the global market.

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