BlueWeave Consulting, a leading strategic consulting and market research firm, in its recent study, estimated India precision ball bearings market size at USD 1,941.35 million in 2022. During the forecast period between 2023 and 2029, BlueWeave expects the India precision ball bearings market size to grow at a significant CAGR of 10.78% reaching a value of USD 3,939.58 million by 2029. Major growth factors of India precision ball bearings market include rapid industrialization, a spurring demand for high-quality machinery, and government initiatives to promote manufacturing in the country. Precision ball bearings are widely used across multiple industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical equipment, and industrial machinery. As India continues to develop its manufacturing sector and focus on technology and innovations, the demand for precision ball bearings is expected to rise. Also, the growing trend towards automation in industries, such as automotive and electronics, is expected to drive the demand for precision ball bearings further.
The Indian government’s initiatives to promote manufacturing, such as the ‘Make in India’ campaign, are also expected to fuel the growth of the precision ball bearings market in India. These initiatives encourage investments in the manufacturing sector and the adoption of high-quality machinery and equipment. All of these factors are expected to contribute to the expansion of the India precision ball bearings market during the forecast period. However, counterfeiting problems and competition from low-cost alternatives are anticipated to restrain the growth of precision ball bearings market in India.
India Precision Ball Bearings Market – Overview
Precision ball bearings are machine components that reduce friction between moving parts by providing smooth and precise rotational motion. These bearings are commonly used in various applications that require high precision, accuracy, and reliability, such as aerospace, automotive, medical equipment, and industrial machinery. Precision ball bearings are manufactured to tight tolerances and are capable of handling high speeds and loads. They are typically made from high-quality materials such as stainless steel, ceramic, or chrome steel and are available in a range of sizes and designs to suit different applications. The India precision ball bearings market refers to the demand, supply, and sale of these bearings in the Indian market.
Impact of COVID-19 on India Precision Ball Bearings Market
COVID-19 had a detrimental impact on precision ball bearings market across India. The pandemic has disrupted supply chains, reduced demand for products, and caused economic uncertainty, all of which have affected the market. During the initial phases of the pandemic in 2020, the precision ball bearings market in India saw a decline in demand, as many industries scaled back their operations or temporarily shut down in response to the pandemic. This had a ripple effect on the entire supply chain, with manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers all feeling the impact. However, as the economy has gradually reopened and industries have resumed operations, the demand for precision ball bearings has started to pick up again. With the increasing adoption of automation and robotics in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and machinery, the demand for high-precision ball bearings is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Moreover, the Indian government’s initiatives to promote manufacturing and boost the economy, such as the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” and the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme, could help to support the growth of the precision ball bearings market in India in the post-COVID era.
India Precision Ball Bearings Market – By Material
Based on material, India precision ball bearings market is segmented into Steel & Steel Alloys, Ceramic, and Plastic. The steel and steel alloys segment held the highest share in the India precision ball bearings market. It has been the most commonly used material for precision ball bearings, due to their high durability, strength, and wear resistance. The ceramic segment is expected to hold the second highest market share. Ceramic ball bearings have also gained popularity in recent years, particularly in applications that require high speeds and temperature resistance. Ceramic ball bearings offer several advantages over steel ball bearings, such as lighter weight, higher stiffness, and lower friction.
Major players operating in India precision ball bearings market include SKF, Schaeffler India Limited, Timken India Ltd., NRB Bearings Limited, National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), ISB Industries Private Limited, JTEKT India Limited, NTN Corporation, Menon Bearings Ltd, and Tata Steel Ltd. To further enhance their market share, these companies employ various strategies, including mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, license agreements, and new product launches.
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