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Global Idler Pulley Market by Type (Steel, Cast iron, Glass filled polymer), 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 Idler Pulley Market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% by 2028. The market for the idler pulleys has been increasing steadily in recent years, and it can be attributed to factors such as increased use of electric motors in vehicles, high demand for low-noise and energy-efficient products, etc.


An Idler Pulley is a mechanical device that transmits motion on one side of the wheel to its opposite end. Idlers are typically seen in systems with cogged wheels, such as timing belts or bicycle chains. They can be found in many other applications and they may also have an integral bearing housing. In this way, it is different from most types of pulleys because it does not lift loads up over long distances like some form of block and tackle system but instead moves them around corners without changing height or length.

An Idler Pulley is generally used in systems with cogged wheels. The two most common applications of idler pulleys are timing belts and bicycle chains. In a system where the belt or chain must turn corners, such as on the backside of a machine tool, it can be difficult to use wheel-mounted pivot points because there's no way for them to swivel around each other at the corner (they could if they had some sort of articulating joint). In these cases, an idler pulley mounted off-axis and just outside the line connecting one end of the belt/chain to its opposite end will rotate along that same arc and allow smooth transitions when bending around corners while also providing adequate support at the opposite end of the belt/chain.


On the basis of Type, the market is segmented into Steel, Cast Iron, and Glass-Filled Polymer.


Steel Idler Pulley:

The steel idler pulley is a kind of steel-made that consists of axles and two parallel arms. Steel idler pulleys are used to transfer power from the motor shaft to the output shaft through the belt, chain, gear system; they transmit torque between machine parts when these machines do not have an integral transmission device such as gears. They can be seen in factories, construction sites where many items need to be transported up narrow stairs at one time which would otherwise require more than one person with a hand truck.


Cast Iron Idler Pulley:

Cast Iron Idler Pulley, also known as cast iron pulleys, are made of a durable material that has been used for centuries. Cast Iron is mainly composed of silicon (Si), oxygen (O), and aluminum oxide (Al). It can be found in nature by mining or other natural deposits such as the open ocean floor.

Cast Iron Idler Pulleys are used in a wide range of applications, including in the manufacturing industry. They are mainly used for driving belt systems such as conveyor belts and other types of industrial application machinery that need to be powered or driven by an electric motor. These pulleys can also serve as a guard for rotating shafts or provide support around stationary bearings.


Glass-Filled Polymer Idler Pulleys:

Glass-filled polymer idler pulleys are used in a variety of automotive and industrial applications. These idlers provide low wear, high efficiency, and good corrosion resistance to their environment. They can also be manufactured as either single or double row designs for use on most types of conveyors with the exception of those that require continuous rotation from one direction due to material handling requirements.

Glass-filled polymer idler pulleys are the most recent innovation on the market, and they offer many benefits over traditional materials. First off, because it is made of glass-filled polymer, this material does not need to be lubricated like metal or cast iron idlers do in order for them to function properly.


On the basis of Application, the market is segmented into OEM and aftermarket. The Aftermarket application is further sub-segmented into replacement, spare part, repair markets.



Idler pulleys are mainly used in the automotive industry, where they provide support to long driveshafts. They can also be found on front- and rear axles as well as other heavy machinery. Idlers may sometimes have bearings inside them for a smoother ride of parts that will tend to come into contact with each other such as brake drums or rotors. The idler pulley is then used to transmit torque from one side of the axle shafts (the power side) to another (the driven side). This helps keep these components in alignment when there is slack created by uneven suspension travel or body roll during cornering maneuvers.



While Idler Pulleys are used in a variety of industries, the Aftermarket industry is one of their most common uses. Idler pulley shafts attach to idler bearings and have teeth on either side that engage with the belt. The width of these belts depends on the size of the pulley's diameter. During operation, an electric motor turns a drive wheel which causes an axle to turn around its axis. This motion then spins both driveshaft arm ends at constant speeds while allowing them to move closer or farther from each other by turning Cardan joints (universal joint).


On the basis of Region, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The European market is the leading market due to high demand from OEM. The U.S is expected to be the largest aftermarket in North America followed by Canada and Mexico respectively.

The Asia Pacific region will witness an exponential growth rate owing to the increasing industrialization in developing countries like India, China, and Vietnam as well as the growing importance of the automotive industry which accounts for a significant share of vehicle production globally.


Growth Factors For The Global Idler Pulley Market:

The global idler pulley market is the fastest-growing segment in the global automotive industry, owing to its increasing demand and growth prospects. The rising freight rates are also supporting this expansion of the market. With an increase in production capacity for vehicles over time, there has been a significant surge in vehicular traffic as well as longer distances between work locations and residences due to layoffs or transfers among other reasons. This is leading to increased wear and tear on vehicle parts such as tires, brakes, etc., which would result in more business for suppliers of components like idlers pulleys across all regions except North America where it will see a slump during 2021 - 2028.


Up Market Research published a new report titled “Idler Pulley Market research report which is segmented by Types (Steel, Cast iron, Glass filled polymer), By Applications (OEM, Aftermarket), By Players/Companies Dayco Products, SKF AB, The Gates Corporation, Capitol Stampings, Superior Industries, The Timken Corporation, Parcan Group, Clutch Bearings Industries, Jiuh Men Industry, Precision, Schaeffler Technologies, Standard Motor Products”. 


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Report Attributes Report Details
Report Title Idler Pulley Market Research Report
By Type Steel, Cast iron, Glass filled polymer
By Application OEM, Aftermarket
By Companies Dayco Products, SKF AB, The Gates Corporation, Capitol Stampings, Superior Industries, The Timken Corporation, Parcan Group, Clutch Bearings Industries, Jiuh Men Industry, Precision, Schaeffler Technologies, Standard Motor Products
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 224
Number of Tables & Figures 157
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 Idler Pulley Industry Outlook

Global Idler Pulley Market Report Segments:

The market is segmented by Type Steel, Cast iron, Glass filled polymer and By Application OEM, Aftermarket.


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

  1. Dayco Products
  2. SKF AB
  3. The Gates Corporation
  4. Capitol Stampings
  5. Superior Industries
  6. The Timken Corporation
  7. Parcan Group
  8. Clutch Bearings Industries
  9. Jiuh Men Industry
  10. Precision
  11. Schaeffler Technologies
  12. Standard Motor Products

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Overview of the regional outlook of the Idler Pulley 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.

Idler Pulley Market Overview

Highlights of The Idler Pulley Market Report:

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

                1. Steel

                2. Cast iron

                3. Glass filled polymer

       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.

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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Dynamics 
      4.2.1 Market Drivers 
      4.2.2 Market Restraints 
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity 
   4.3 Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Size & Forecast, 2018-2028 
      4.5.1 Idler Pulley Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth 
      4.5.2 Idler Pulley Market Absolute $ Opportunity 

Chapter 5 Global Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Size Forecast by Type
      5.2.1 Steel
      5.2.2 Cast iron
      5.2.3 Glass filled polymer
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Type

Chapter 6 Global Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Size Forecast by Applications
      6.2.1 OEM
      6.2.2 Aftermarket
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Applications

Chapter 7 Global Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Size Forecast by Type
      9.6.1 Steel
      9.6.2 Cast iron
      9.6.3 Glass filled polymer
   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 Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Size Forecast by Type
      10.6.1 Steel
      10.6.2 Cast iron
      10.6.3 Glass filled polymer
   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 Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Size Forecast by Type
      11.6.1 Steel
      11.6.2 Cast iron
      11.6.3 Glass filled polymer
   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 Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market Size Forecast by Type
      12.6.1 Steel
      12.6.2 Cast iron
      12.6.3 Glass filled polymer
   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 Idler Pulley 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) Idler Pulley Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Idler Pulley 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) Idler Pulley Market Size Forecast by Type
      13.6.1 Steel
      13.6.2 Cast iron
      13.6.3 Glass filled polymer
   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) Idler Pulley 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 Idler Pulley Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Idler Pulley Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.3.1 Dayco Products
      14.3.2 SKF AB
      14.3.3 The Gates Corporation
      14.3.4 Capitol Stampings
      14.3.5 Superior Industries
      14.3.6 The Timken Corporation
      14.3.7 Parcan Group
      14.3.8 Clutch Bearings Industries
      14.3.9 Jiuh Men Industry
      14.3.10 Precision
      14.3.11 Schaeffler Technologies
      14.3.12 Standard Motor Products
Segments Covered in the Report
The global Idler Pulley market has been segmented based on

By Types
  • Steel
  • Cast iron
  • Glass filled polymer
By Applications
  • OEM
  • Aftermarket
  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
Key Players
  • Dayco Products
  • SKF AB
  • The Gates Corporation
  • Capitol Stampings
  • Superior Industries
  • The Timken Corporation
  • Parcan Group
  • Clutch Bearings Industries
  • Jiuh Men Industry
  • Precision
  • Schaeffler Technologies
  • Standard Motor Products

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