Automotive Actuators Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The global Automotive Actuators market has been segmented by Application Type (Throttle Actuator, Seat Adjustment Actuator, Brake Actuator, Closure Actuator (Window, Door and Sunroof), and Others), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle) and by Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific

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Market Overview

The global automotive actuators market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.91%, during the forecast period, 2019-2024.

  • Owing to the technological advancements in the automotive industry (such as autonomous vehicles and the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) like the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), automated brake assist, lane keep assist, etc.), the usage of actuators has increased at a tremendous pace.
    • Among various advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), adaptive cruise control (ACC) and adaptive front-lighting system (AFS) features have been majorly deployed in the modern vehicles.
  • The high cost of BLDC actuator is likely to witness a decline, owing to reducing electronics cost. Thereby, expected to experience more deployment in various automotive applications.
  • The growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles along with the rising demand for advanced actuator products among the buyers is compelling the major manufacturers to invest in R&D activities. For instance, Kierkert AG recently launched a new charging-plug actuator for plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Scope of the Report

An actuator is a component of a machine that is responsible for moving and controlling a mechanism or system, for example by opening or closing a valve. Automotive actuators find their applications in vehicles for performing functions, such as throttling, braking, operating the headlight, HVAC, electronic clutch actuation, closures, etc., have been considered in the scope of the market.

The global automotive actuators market has been segmented by application type, by vehicle type and geography.

By Application Type
Throttle Actuator
Seat Adjustment Actuator
Brake Actuator
Closure Actuator
By Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of the World
South Africa
Other Countries

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Key Market Trends

Seat Adjustment to Witness Faster Growth

The sale of passenger and commercial vehicles continues to grow and the OEMs have made interiors one of the main focus areas, in order to improve the safety and comfort of passengers. As a part of that effort, actuators have garnered significant attention, in order to make seats more comfortable and smart.

Actuators are used in seats for adjusting lumbar support systems, seat positioning, angles, and seat track actuators. Several types of automotive seat adjustment actuators are available in the market, such as geared motors for recliner adjustment, double output shaft for track drives, and linear actuators for height and tilt adjustments, among others.

Owing to the rise in sales of SUVs and premium vehicles at the global level, the seat adjustment actuator segment is expected to expand simultaneously. OEMs have been employing electronic systems to control almost every part of an automobile, to enhance the experience of passengers.


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Asia-Pacific Continues to Capture Major Market Share

The market in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at a faster pace, with India, Japan, and China stepping toward becoming automotive component manufacturing hubs and supplying to countries, such as the United States and Germany. The increasing sale of both passenger cars and commercial vehicles is driving the market.

  • Actuator manufacturers in China, like Limon Precision & Speed, Nutork Actuators & Valves, Brose, HELLA China, Mitsubishi, Changzhou, and Shengjie Electronic Co., are some of the key players. The latest innovation in the Chinese market is mini-electric actuators, which help the headlights on the move to track and illuminate the road. This feature has been available in many high-ended models.
  • The factors making China one of the largest growing markets for actuators are low costs, due to the domestic concentration of manufacturing plants, and people buying more vehicles.

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Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players, like Robert Bosch GmbH, Nidec Corporation, Denso Corporation, Johnson Electric, Aptiv plc, etc., have captured significant shares in the market. Robert Bosch GmbH occupied a major share of nearly 20% in the global automotive actuators market in 2018, by consistently supplying actuators to a numerous major OEMs such as Volkswagen, GM, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Peugeot, etc., across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North American regions.

Major Players

  1. Robert Bosch GmbH
  2. Nidec Corporation
  3. Denso Corporation
  4. Johnson Electric
  5. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force 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 By Application Type

      1. 5.1.1 Throttle Actuator

      2. 5.1.2 Seat Adjustment Actuator

      3. 5.1.3 Brake Actuator

      4. 5.1.4 Closure Actuator

      5. 5.1.5 Others

    2. 5.2 By Vehicle Type

      1. 5.2.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.2.2 Commercial Vehicles

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. Brazil

        2. South Africa

        3. Other Countries


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Continental AG

      2. 6.2.2 BorgWarner Inc.

      3. 6.2.3 Aptiv PLC

      4. 6.2.4 Robert Bosch GmbH

      5. 6.2.5 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Nidec Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Johnson Electric Holdings Limited

      8. 6.2.8 Hitachi Ltd.

      9. 6.2.9 CTS Corporation

      10. 6.2.10 Denso Corp.

      11. 6.2.11 Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.



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