Drive Shaft Market: 2021 Demand, Future Estimations, Business Revenue

Posted by Komal Boudhh on June 1st, 2021

Drive shaft is a component in automotives for transferring the torque from the gearbox to the wheels of the car. The global drive shaft market report by Market Research Future (MRFR) identifies new trends and opportunities for automotive manufacturers owing to safety and damages issues caused by driving on rough and uneven terrains. The report consists of projections for the industry for the forecast period (2020-2027) coupled with effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industry News

Nidec Corporation and Foxconn Technology Group have decided to collaborate on supplying drive shaft to electric vehicle manufacturers. This is in response to development of self-driving vehicles by prominent manufacturers.

Market Scope

The global drive shaft market is bound to accrue huge sales over the forecast period owing to increasing production of four-wheeler drive and expansion of the automotive sector. Development of fuel-efficient vehicles and stringent norms for lighter drive shafts to cater to stringent emission norms can drive the global market demand significantly. Launch of BS-6 certified vehicles as well as scrapping of older vehicles can bode well for the market. The use of aluminum for reducing inertia and vibration damping can boost the drive shaft market.

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the global market demand. The dip in international travel and disruption in trade agreements had cut down global demand in 2020. But the gradual reopening of economies is likely to push business prospects and bode well for the market.

But production of electric vehicles can be a direct threat to market growth. High costs of installation and maintenance charges can also deter the market.

Regional Analysis

North America, Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, and Rest-of-the-World (RoW) are major regions assessed for measuring the growth of the global drive shaft market.

The APAC region is expected to register the highest growth rate over the forecast period. This is in response to the huge requirement for SUVs and heavy vehicles for traveling on tough terrains. Presence of developing economies, GDP growth, and rise of per capita income levels of customers can significantly influence the regional market demand.

Europe has assumed the second position in the global drive shaft market owing to developed automobile infrastructure, presence of leading original equipment manufacturers, and government policies. Moreover, standards set by the European Union and partnerships of vendors with OEMs for an effective distribution agreement can bode well for the market. Sales of luxury vehicles had kept the regional market afloat with spending refusing to stop during 2020.

Competitive Scope

The Timken Company, Ifa Rotorion - Holding GmbH, Neapco Holdings, LLC, Dana Holding Corporation, ACPT, Inc., GKN PLC, Advanced Composite Products & Technology, Inc., American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., NTN Corporation, Yamada Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Trelleborg AB are prominent players of the global drive shaft market. Collaborations, new product developments, and partnerships are key strategies of market players. Advances in production and investments in expediting the value chain can improve the noise damping property of drive shafts.


On the basis of vehicle type, the market has been segmented into light commercial vehicle (LCV), heavy commercial vehicle (HCV), and passenger cars. Heavy commercial vehicle and light commercial vehicles can capture a large market share owing to its demand in Germany, the U.S., China, and Japan. Increasing number of commercial vehicles as well as continuous development of highways and freeways can drive the growth in these segments.

By design, the global drive shaft market has been divided into hollow drive shafts and solid drive shafts. The hollow drive shafts segment is presumed to gain a significant demand over the coming years owing to efforts by OEMs for reducing overall vehicle weight.

By position, the market has been bifurcated into front drive shaft and rear drive shaft. The rear drive shaft segment is predicted to gain a huge demand over the forecast period.

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