The global actuators market size was USD 41.62 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 44.60 billion in 2022 to USD 98.92 billion in 2029 at a CAGR of 12.05% in the 2022-2029 period.

This information is provided by Fortune Business Insights™, in its report, titled, “Actuators Market, 2022-2029.”

According to our analysts, with the augmented demand for automation and amplified efficiency and output of numerous industrial procedures, there has also been a surge in demand for actuators. The growth of this market is accredited to the rising demand for actuators by global oil & gas, commercial, and transportation industries.

The report answers the following questions:

  • What is the overall industry outlook and how will impact the market?
  • What are the main drivers and trends shaping the market growth?
  • Which factors are stalling the growth of the market?
  • What are the regional prospects for the market?
  • Who are key market players and what are their preferred strategies?

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Electric Segment to Grow at Higher CAGR during Forecast Period

By motion, the market is segmented into linear and rotary.

On the basis of type, the market is categorized into hydraulic, pneumatic, electric, and others. The pneumatic is anticipated to be the largest segment in 2021. The growth is attributed to the surge in demand for pneumatic actuators in oil & gas industries.

Based on end-use industry, the market is segregated into aerospace & defense, automotive, construction, chemicals, food & beverages, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, marine, mining, oil & gas, power generation, and others.

The market has been branched based on regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.

Driving Factors

  1. Industrial Automation: The increasing trend of industrial automation across various sectors, such as manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, and oil and gas, is a significant driver for the actuators market. Actuators are essential components in automated systems, enabling precise control and movement of various equipment and machinery.
  2. Growing Demand for Robotics: The rise in the adoption of robotics in various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and logistics, is fueling the demand for actuators. Actuators play a crucial role in robotic systems by providing motion control, enabling the precise movement and manipulation of robot limbs and components.
  3. Advancements in Actuator Technology: Technological advancements in actuator design, materials, and control systems are driving market growth. These advancements have led to the development of more efficient, compact, and reliable actuators with improved performance characteristics. Actuators with features such as high precision, faster response times, and increased power density are in high demand.
  4. Energy Efficiency and Sustainability: The focus on energy efficiency and sustainability across industries is driving the adoption of actuators. Actuators with energy-saving features, such as low power consumption, are being preferred to optimize energy usage in various applications. Additionally, actuators that enable the implementation of renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine pitch control actuators, are in demand.

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List of Key Players Covered in the Report

  • ABB (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • MISUMI (Tokyo, Japan)
  • TAMAGAWA SEIKI Ltd. (Nagano, Japan)
  • Moog Inc. (New York, U.S.)
  • Eaton Corporation Inc. (Ohio, U.S.)
  • Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Wisconsin, U.S.)
  • SMC Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Emerson Electric Co. (Missouri, U.S.)
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation (Ohio, U.S.)
  • Curtiss-Wright Corporation (North Carolina, U.S.)
  • Rotork PLC (Bath, U.K.)
  • Venture MFG Co. (Ohio, U.S.)

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 Negatively Impacted Actuator Market Owing to Drop in Manufacturing Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely influenced the automation industry. Huge companies are experiencing prime damages owing to the nationwide lockdown. Prior to the pandemic, reserves in the automation sector have been sluggish and presently are estimated to be delayed or put on hold for almost a year. Nations across the world prioritized their aerospace, defense, and automotive industry budgets towards the healthcare industry to build the necessitated infrastructure amenities to curb the spread of COVID-19. This has majorly impacted the growth of the market.

Regional Insights

North America to Lead Backed by Presence of Prime Players in this Region

North America held the largest actuators market share in 2021 with a size of USD 12.87 billion. The growth is accredited to the existence of a well-settled and rising automotive industry and aircraft manufacturing units in the region.

The market in Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest growth rate during the forecast period owing to the speedy industrialization and urbanization in the region.

The market for automotive actuators in Europe is also estimated to observe substantial growth as this region is the core of prime automobile producers such as BMW and Audi among others.

Competitive Landscape

Crucial Players Sign Notable Contracts to Make Prominent Alterations in Market

The players functioning in the market often deploy various tactics that will assist the market growth and product demand. Among the abundantly available strategies, one such remarkable strategy to safeguard the business prospect is engaging in multimillion deals with government organizations and other players and thereby securing a profitable revenue for their own company.

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Key Industry Development

December 2021: Rotork PLC engaged in a deal with Milano San Rocco Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) to produce and supply Rotork IQ electric modulating actuators.

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