Africa & Middle-East Automotive EPS Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

Africa Middle East Electric Power Steering is segmented By Component Type (Steering Wheel/Column, Sensors, Steering Motor, Others), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Commercial vehicles) and Countries.

Market Snapshot

Africa Middle East Automotive Eps Market_Overview
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2019
CAGR: 10.95 %

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Market Overview

Africa Middle East Electric Power Steering Market is expected to register a CAGR of about 10.95% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

  • Automotive EPS Motor is an integral component, due to its basic functionality of allowing the driver to steer the car by augmenting steering efforts needed to turn the steering wheel. Factors such as extensive ownership of personal vehicles and growing technological advancements will see the rise of the EPS market.
  • For a continent with 1 billion inhabitants, Africa only occupies 1% of the global new car sales. Also, 85% of the total new cars are sold in South Africa. The sub-Saharan region where there is a potential for upto 3-4 million vehicles from the existing number of around 425,000 is expected to offer high returns to players who are willing to seriously enter the region. The level of infrastructure is also increasing in Africa, which is likely to aid the automotive market of the region.
  • In the early 2010s, the automotive industry in Africa is plagued by the import of used cars from other countries. For instance, in Japan, where strict vehicle inspections force cars out of circulation after just a few years, vehicles are exported to African countries. However, today, second-hand vehicles in countries in Ethiopia are hugely limited due to high import duties and limited supply of vehicles pushing for newer automotive and EPS manufacturing factories.

Scope of the report

The Africa Middle East Automotive Power Steering Market report covers the current and upcoming trends with recent technological development in various areas of the market by EPS type, application, and demand category. The country-level analysis and market share of significant EPS manufacturing companies across the Africa Middle East will be provided in the report.

Component Type
Steering Wheel/Column
Steering Motor
Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles

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Key Market Trends

ECU is the Fastest-Growing Component

The electric ECU provides a lower cogging torque for the better driving experience, improving the interaction between the permanent magnets of the rotor and the stator slots of the Permanent Magnet (PM) machine. Traditional steering systems required the driver to continually make minor steering corrections to compensate for irregularities, such as road camber or crosswinds. But modern Electric Power Steering automatically assists the driver in case they encounter such barriers. The ECU unit can register if the driver is continuously counter steering, and itself automatically compensate for the correction. This makes driving more comfortable and less stressful.

ECU consists of 3 significant components that are the control module, power module, and control software. The control module gives access to power the switches and performs diagnostics functions in the power module. While the power module consists of three half-bridges where each half-bridge powers one phase of the three-phase electric. Lastly, the control software is the algorithm that enables the control of the speed and torque of the electric of the EPS unit. However, designers face challenges such as meeting flexible but a cost-effective architecture that can be equipped in cars ranging from SUVs to compact vehicles by satisfying power requirements for different steering rack load.

However, there is a demand for higher steering power, to improve driver comfort and feedback without losing power assistance, especially at a slower pace. For instance, Nexteer uses three different sensor technologies. While each can be used with the same position sensor, torque sensor, and ECU. The company has introduced solutions that reduce the steering angle sensor, which provides active lighting, stability control, and ADAS. They will enable us to broadcast an absolute steering position based just on the EPS motor sensor.

Africa Middle East Automotive Eps Market

The African Market Has High Growth Prospects

Companies are expected to benefit from reforms and policies after the formation of the Association of African Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM). For instance, any car company that sets up a local assembly plant in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana, could get tax holidays of up to 10 years and duty exemptions.

Morocco's integration into the global economy was facilitated by the signing of numerous free trade agreements with the European Union and the United States. These trade agreements contributed positively to the emergence of export activities in the country. Also, the country developed an investment cluster program, which saw Renault enter the local market. Renault will be the only global automaker assembling vehicles in the country, until the arrival of Peugeot in 2019.

For instance, in 2019, Ethiopia is Africa's fastest-growing economy with the continent's second-largest population. Ethiopia's automotive potential is underpinned by the state-driven economy and a government that is geared toward industrialization. Bishoftu Automotive Industry (BAI), an automotive manufacturing and assembly company run by the Ethiopian military. BAI specializes in assembling, upgrading, overhauling, and localizing buses, pick-ups, SUVs, trucks, and military equipment such as tanks and armored personnel carriers (APCs). As a result, Ethiopia generated the most interest among automotive players as a future market in Africa.

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Competitive Landscape

The Africa Middle East Automotive Power Steering Market is consolidated with existing market players such as JTEKT, Bosch, NSK, and Nexteer Automotive, which hold the most significant shares. To have the edge over its competitors' companies are making joint-ventures, partnerships, launching new products with advanced technology.

For instance, In June 2019, Morocco saw its first African plant in the city of Kenitra. This new facility will manufacture Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems for Group PSA, as well as Driveline systems for FCA, Groupe PSA, and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The company expects to hire around 500 people at the Kenitra plant by 2020.

This new facility will manufacture Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems for Group PSA, as well as Driveline systems for FCA, Groupe PSA, and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The company expects to hire around 500 people at the Kenitra plant by 2020.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Component Type

      1. 5.1.1 Steering Wheel/Column

      2. 5.1.2 Sensors

      3. 5.1.3 Steering Motor

      4. 5.1.4 Others

    2. 5.2 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.2.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial Vehicles

  6. 6. Geography

    1. 6.1 Africa & Middle-East Airbag System Market

      1. 6.1.1 South Africa

      2. 6.1.2 Egypt

      3. 6.1.3 United Arab Emirates

      4. 6.1.4 Saudi Arabia

      5. 6.1.5 Rest of Region


    1. 7.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 7.2 Company Profiles

      1. 7.2.1 ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc.

      2. 7.2.2 Delphi Automotive Systems

      3. 7.2.3 GKN PLC

      4. 7.2.4 Hafei Industrial Group Automobile Redirector Obligate Co., Ltd

      5. 7.2.5 Hitachi Automotiec Systems

      6. 7.2.6 Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd

      7. 7.2.7 Infineon Technologies

      8. 7.2.8 JTEKT Corporation

      9. 7.2.9 Mando Corporation

      10. 7.2.10 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Africa Middle East Automotive Eps Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Africa Middle East Automotive Eps Market is growing at a CAGR of 10.95% over the next 5 years.

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd, GKN PLC, Delphi Automotive Systems, ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. are the major companies operating in Africa Middle East Automotive Eps Market.

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