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Global Automotive Coupling Market by Type (Rigid Couplings, Flexible Couplings), By Application (OEM, Aftermarket) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast To 2028

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The Global Automotive Coupling Market Size is projected to grow from $2.5 billion in 2021 to $3.6 billion by 2028, at an estimated CAGR of 4%. The growth can be largely attributed to higher demand for flexible coupling due to rising fuel prices and stringent emission norms across various countries.


An automotive coupling is a mechanical device that connects two shafts together, typically rotating in opposite directions. Automotive couplings can be classified into rigid and flexible types depending on the flexibility of their use. Rigid types are used for stationary engine drives while flexible types might result in excessive wear and tear if misused or abused.


On the basis of Types, the market is segmented into rigid couplings and flexible couplings.


Rigid Couplings:

Rigid couplings are the most common type of coupling for automotive applications and have been in use since the early 1900s. Rigid types are preferred over flexible ones because they can transfer torque without any slippage or wear to bearing surfaces, which could lead to excessive vibration. In comparison with other types of couplings, rigid couplings offer higher efficiency due to their additional bearings that provide a more smooth transmission.


Flexible Couplings:

Flexible couplings are used mainly in automotive applications for the transmission of power to various machines. Unlike rigid types, flexible ones offer a range of motion that can be adjusted according to machine specifications and requirements. Flexible couplings also require less torque from input shafts than other coupling types which facilitates installation and maintenance procedures as well as reduces energy consumption.


On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into OEM and aftermarket. The OEM segment includes original equipment manufacturers (OEM) who design vehicles with their engines fitted with standard components such as flexibly coupled driveshafts or propeller shafts. In contrast, aftermarket covers replacement parts provided by third-party suppliers usually under warranty conditions for an existing vehicle model.



With the rise in environmental concerns, OEMs have been shifting their focus towards designing more fuel-efficient vehicles. Couplings are seen as an indispensable part of this process because they help to increase torque and reduce losses that could otherwise be experienced with a disconnecting coupling system without eliminating gearboxes completely from the design. Some companies, such as Honda Motor Company Ltd., use couplings for both longitudinally-mounted engine applications and transversely mounted transmission driveshafts which helps them achieve better power delivery balance within their transmissions while also improving fuel efficiency through reduced energy loss.



Automotive coupling is also being increasingly used by the aftermarket industry which is expected to have a significant growth in sales over the next few years. There has been an increasing trend of the use of couplings rather than other universal joint systems both for heavy-duty vehicles and lightweight passenger cars in order to reduce the chances of overheating. In addition, flexible couplings offer a more durable solution compared with conventional joints that require regular maintenance services such as greasing or replacement; hence they can be the preferred choice among OEMs looking at reducing total cost ownership (TCO). As usage patterns continue to evolve from manual labor-intensive operations towards automated machines, demand for couplings will increase significantly due to their role as one component part within machine assembly processes.


On the basis of Region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa. The market in North America is expected to dominate over 2020-2028 due to a large number of vehicle manufacturers operating there. In addition, they have access to both abundant natural resources such as coal that are used to produce steel, and sophisticated technology.

The demand in the Asia Pacific is mainly driven by the presence of emerging markets such as China and India with their increasing vehicle sales from the year 2018 to 2028. The high population density coupled with an increase in per capita income has led to a higher demand for passenger cars which will drive automotive coupling market growth prospects in this region.


Growth Factors For The Global Automotive Coupling Market:

The growth factor of the automotive coupling market is the rising demand for passenger cars in developing economies. And increasing vehicle sales will drive up the demand for automobile parts such as couplings which results in a positive impact on the global automotive coupling market size.

Increased production and trade activities among different countries, especially those with high economic activity rates or fast-growing industries are set to increase employment levels and income opportunities leading to an augmented disposable income, boosting car purchasing power over time which will create more business prospects for these manufacturers through increased production capacity utilization. This would result in higher investment returns from major international automakers resulting in continuous improvement in their competitive positioning globally thus propelling this sector's growth outlooks worldwide.


Up Market Research published a new report titled “Automotive Coupling Market research report which is segmented by Types (Rigid Couplings, Flexible Couplings), By Applications (OEM, Aftermarket), By Players/Companies BorgWarner, Dana Limited, Diamon Sp.z.o., Eaton Corporation, Konsberg Automotive, Madras Chain Corporation, Minda Furukawa Electric, Nexteer Automotive, SGF Automotive, Teconnex”. 


Report Scope

Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Automotive Coupling Market Research Report
By Type Rigid Couplings, Flexible Couplings
By Application OEM, Aftermarket
By Companies BorgWarner, Dana Limited, Diamon Sp.z.o., Eaton Corporation, Konsberg Automotive, Madras Chain Corporation, Minda Furukawa Electric, Nexteer Automotive, SGF Automotive, Teconnex
Regions Covered North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA
Base Year 2020
Historical Year 2018 to 2019 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)
Forecast Year 2028
Number of Pages 235
Number of Tables & Figures 165
Customization Available Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

The report covers comprehensive data on emerging trends, market drivers, growth opportunities, and restraints that can change the market dynamics of the industry. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market segments which include products, applications, and competitor analysis.

Global Automotive Coupling Industry Outlook

Global Automotive Coupling Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Rigid Couplings, Flexible Couplings and By Application OEM, Aftermarket.


Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. BorgWarner
  2. Dana Limited
  3. Diamon Sp.z.o.
  4. Eaton Corporation
  5. Konsberg Automotive
  6. Madras Chain Corporation
  7. Minda Furukawa Electric
  8. Nexteer Automotive
  9. SGF Automotive
  10. Teconnex

Automotive Coupling Market research report delivers a close watch on leading competitors with strategic analysis, micro and macro market trend and scenarios, pricing analysis and a holistic overview of the market situations in the forecast period. It is a professional and a detailed report focusing on primary and secondary drivers, market share, leading segments and geographical analysis. Further, key players, major collaborations, merger & acquisitions along with trending innovation and business policies are reviewed in the report.


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Overview of the regional outlook of the Automotive Coupling Market:

Based on region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa (MEA). North America region is further bifurcated into countries such as U.S., and Canada. The Europe region is further categorized into U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe. Asia Pacific is further segmented into China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, South East Asia, and Rest of Asia Pacific. Latin America region is further segmented into Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America, and the MEA region is further divided into GCC, Turkey, South Africa, and Rest of MEA.

Automotive Coupling Market Overview

Highlights of The Automotive Coupling Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Automotive Coupling Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2028.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

                1. Rigid Couplings

                2. Flexible Couplings

       7. By Application:

                1. OEM

                2. Aftermarket

  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Automotive Coupling Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2028.


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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Automotive Coupling Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction 
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy 
      4.1.2 Market Definition 
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth 
   4.2 Automotive Coupling Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Automotive Coupling Market - Supply Chain Analysis 
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers 
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors 
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers 
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Automotive Coupling Market 
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution 
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants 
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry 
   4.5 Global Automotive Coupling Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Automotive Coupling Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Automotive Coupling Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Automotive Coupling Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Type
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.2 Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Rigid Couplings
      5.2.2 Flexible Couplings
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Automotive Coupling Market Analysis and Forecast by Applications
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Applications
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications
   6.2 Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 OEM
      6.2.2 Aftermarket
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Automotive Coupling Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region

Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact 
   8.1 Introduction 
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis 
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis 
   8.4 Government Policies 
   8.5 Investment Scenario

Chapter 9 North America Automotive Coupling Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Rigid Couplings
      9.6.2 Flexible Couplings
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   9.10 North America Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Applications
      9.10.1 OEM
      9.10.2 Aftermarket
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 10 Europe Automotive Coupling Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Rigid Couplings
      10.6.2 Flexible Couplings
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   10.10 Europe Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Applications
      10.10.1 OEM
      10.10.2 Aftermarket
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Automotive Coupling Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Rigid Couplings
      11.6.2 Flexible Couplings
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   11.10 Asia Pacific Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Applications
      11.10.1 OEM
      11.10.2 Aftermarket
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 12 Latin America Automotive Coupling Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Rigid Couplings
      12.6.2 Flexible Couplings
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   12.10 Latin America Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Applications
      12.10.1 OEM
      12.10.2 Aftermarket
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Automotive Coupling Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Rigid Couplings
      13.6.2 Flexible Couplings
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type 
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type 
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Automotive Coupling Market Size Forecast by Applications
      13.10.1 OEM
      13.10.2 Aftermarket
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Applications 
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Applications 
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 14 Competition Landscape 
   14.1 Automotive Coupling Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Automotive Coupling Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 BorgWarner
      14.3.2 Dana Limited
      14.3.3 Diamon Sp.z.o.
      14.3.4 Eaton Corporation
      14.3.5 Konsberg Automotive
      14.3.6 Madras Chain Corporation
      14.3.7 Minda Furukawa Electric
      14.3.8 Nexteer Automotive
      14.3.9 SGF Automotive
      14.3.10 Teconnex
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Automotive Coupling market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Rigid Couplings
  • Flexible Couplings
By Applications
  • OEM
  • Aftermarket
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • BorgWarner
  • Dana Limited
  • Diamon Sp.z.o.
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Konsberg Automotive
  • Madras Chain Corporation
  • Minda Furukawa Electric
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • SGF Automotive
  • Teconnex

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