Automotive Electric Power Steering (EPS) Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Automotive Electric Power Steering (EPS) Market is Segmented by Type (Column Type, Pinion Type, and Dual Pinion Type), by Component Type (Steering Rack/Column, Sensor, Steering Motor, and Other Components), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America).

Market Snapshot

Automotive Electric Power Steering (EPS) Market Size
Study Period: 2018-2027
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia-Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 6.26 %
Automotive Electric Power Steering (EPS) Market Key Players

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Market Overview

Automotive Electric Power Steering Market was valued at USD 20.15 billion in 2021, and it is expected to reach USD 29 billion by 2027, and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.26% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

During the outberak of COVID-19 pandemic, the market was hit adversely becasue of the disrutions caused in the supply chain as several major economies of the world were forced into lockdown and economic activities were halted during this period. All the manufacturing units and OEM plants stopped their production to adhere the social distancing norms and restrict the spread of virus. The demand for passenger vehicles also fell drastically during this period. Yet with the gradual opening up of economies the demand returned to the market and markets like China and India witnessed huge demand for passenger cars as the consumer preferance changed from public transport to personal vehicles. The trend is expected to continue during the forecast period.

Electric power steering (EPS) system is an alternative to traditional steering systems, such as hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems. The rising popularity of self-driving vehicles is fueling the demand growth in the electric power steering system market across the world. Vehicles that are equipped with electric power steering tend to have a reduced overall weight, which further increases fuel efficiency.

On the contrary, when compared to the conventional steering systems, the electric power steering systems are costly, and a rise in vehicle recalls, owing to malfunctioning of sensors or other components, may hinder the growth of the market.

Electric systems are highly fuel-efficient, due to the absence of belt-driven hydraulic or manual pumps, which run constantly, whether assistance is required or not. EPS provides fuel savings as high as 0.4 l for every 100 km, along with a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 7 g/km.

The Asia-Pacific region is the largest market for automobiles in the world. Despite the Chinese market experiencing sluggish growth, which is the largest automobile market in the world, the region is expected to lead in the automotive electric power steering (EPS) market.

Scope of the Report

The electric power steering (EPS) system uses an electric motor, instead of a pump, to steer the wheel. The usage of the pump continually places a load on the engine, in turn, affecting the fuel consumption and performance of the vehicle.

The automotive electric power steering (eps) market is segmented by type (column type, pinion type, and dual pinion type), by component type (steering rack/column, sensor, steering motor, and other components), by vehicle type (passenger cars and commercial vehicles), and by geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America).For each segment, market sizing and forecast have been done on basis of a value (in USD billion).

Type
Column Type
Pinion Type
Dual Pinion Type
Component Type
Steering Rack/Column
Sensor
Steering Motor
Other Component Types
Vehicle Type
Passenger Cars
Commercial Vehicles
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Rest of North America
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Russia
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Egypt
United Arab Emirates
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Government Initiatives and Growing Emphasis on Safer Automotive Systems are Driving the Market

On an average, globally, about 1.24 million people die in road accidents each year, half of whom are vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and motorcyclists, while the other half die because of side-impact accidents. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80% of cars sold in the world are not compliant with the main safety standards. Only 40 countries have adopted the full set of the seven most important regulations for car safety.

A significant increase in the number of accidents has also encouraged end users to adopt better safety systems. Improvements in roadway and motor vehicle designs have steadily reduced injury and death rates in all the first world countries. However, the accident rates are still higher in some developing countries, and governments are focusing on implementing stringent safety norms and supporting the adoption of various subsystems in the vehicles.

Driven by these factors, automobile manufacturers are incorporating several systems in vehicles that enhance safety. Advanced safety and security features are no longer restricted to premium vehicles. Consumers are now more concerned about safety systems and technologies, and therefore, they are more interested in opting for vehicles that are equipped with better safety systems.

  • For instance, Infiniti Q50 incorporated direct adaptive steering in vehicles, which involves sensors in the car that constantly monitor the position of the steering wheel. In addition, torque sensors are integrated into the EPS system. The torque sensors measure the effort applied by the driver to steer the vehicle.

Moreover, the stringency in government regulations regarding fuel efficiency and safety initiatives are important drivers for the growth and development of the advanced steering systems that comprehensively employ steering sensors.

Automotive Electric Power Steering (EPS) Market Trends

Asia-Pacific Dominated the Global Market

Asia-Pacific dominates the market, and it is expected to witness the same trend over the forecast period, with China dominating the market, followed by India and Japan.

China is the largest automobile market in the world. More than 25.3 million vehicles were sold in the country in 2020 and recorded an 1.2% decline in the sales compared to 2019. However, China is still the largest automotive market due to the sheer number of vehicles that are associated with the country.

The country is characterized by the presence of large number of local and global players. Global players generally enter the Chinese market through joint ventures with regional companies. For instance, Nexteer Automotive entered an agreement with Dongfeng Motor Parts and Components Group to create Dongfeng Nexteer Steering Systems (Wuhan) Co. Ltd. This new company will deal with the production of single pinion assist electric power steering (SPEPS) systems.

India is an emerging economy where EPS implementation in passenger cars is growing rapidly, owing to its advantages, such as no hoses or fluids required in the steering system, thereby, reducing the repair and maintenance costs. Currently, more than 30% of the passenger cars are running with EPS technology in India, and the technology is likely to be implemented in the majority of the budget passenger cars during the forecast period.

Automotive Electric Power Steering (EPS) Market Growth

Competitive Landscape

The automotive electric power steering market is consolidated, with approximately more than half of the market share held by few companies, such as JTEKT Corporation, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, NSK Ltd, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Nexteer Automotive.

The companies are focusing on diversifying their product line and customers, by launching new EPS systems with upgraded technology. 

For instance, JTEKT is expanding its EPS application area, and it developed EPS (intermediate assist-type EPS) for multipurpose vehicles used for agricultural, off-road, and other applications. To strengthen the global supply system further, the company has set up production sites for dual pinion-type EPS in four regions (Japan, China, North America, and Europe) and rack parallel-type EPS in three regions (Japan, China, and North America).

Major Players

  1. JTEKT Corporation

  2. Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd

  3. NSK Ltd

  4. ZF Friedrichshafen AG

  5. Robert Bosch GmbH

 JTEKT Corporation, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, NSK Ltd, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and Nexteer Automotive.

Recent Developments

  • In May 2022, NSK, Ltd. and thyssenkrupp AG have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a joint venture between NSK Steering and thyssenkrupp Automotive.The steering businesses of both companies are highly complementary and synergetic in terms of product competencies, geographic footprints, and customer groups. We expect the combined technological capabilities will enable the joint venture to better meet the broad and highly technological needs of our respective customers, and allow the combined entity to compete more effectively in the global steering industry.
  • In September 2021, thyssenkrupp has invested EUR 6.2 million into a new automotive R&D Competence Center in Budapest to develop electromechanical power steering systems that can co-operate with variety of driver assistance and self-driving systems.
  • In August 2021, Nexteer Automotive announced the expansion of its pinion electric steering (EPS) systems to meet the needs of heavier electric vehicles. The new high output solutions benefit OEM customers to steer heavier EV loads without the need for treditional premium EPS technologies for heavy load vehicles.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's 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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Column Type

      2. 5.1.2 Pinion Type

      3. 5.1.3 Dual Pinion Type

    2. 5.2 Component Type

      1. 5.2.1 Steering Rack/Column

      2. 5.2.2 Sensor

      3. 5.2.3 Steering Motor

      4. 5.2.4 Other Component Types

    3. 5.3 Vehicle Type

      1. 5.3.1 Passenger Cars

      2. 5.3.2 Commercial Vehicles

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. 5.4.1.1 United States

        2. 5.4.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.4.1.3 Rest of North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. 5.4.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.4.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.4.2.3 France

        4. 5.4.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.4.2.5 Russia

        6. 5.4.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.4.3.1 China

        2. 5.4.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.4.3.3 India

        4. 5.4.3.4 South Korea

        5. 5.4.3.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. 5.4.4.1 Brazil

        2. 5.4.4.2 Argentina

        3. 5.4.4.3 Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.4.5.1 South Africa

        2. 5.4.5.2 Egypt

        3. 5.4.5.3 United Arab Emirates

        4. 5.4.5.4 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 Hubei Henglong Auto System Group

      2. 6.2.2 Denso Corporation

      3. 6.2.3 GKN PLC

      4. 6.2.4 Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd

      5. 6.2.5 Hyundai Mobis Co. Ltd

      6. 6.2.6 JTEKT Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      8. 6.2.8 Nexteer Automotive

      9. 6.2.9 NSK Ltd

      10. 6.2.10 Robert Bosch GmbH

      11. 6.2.11 Thyssenkrupp Presta AG

      12. 6.2.12 ZF Friedrichshafen AG

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Automotive Electric Power Steering Systems Market market is studied from 2018 - 2027.

The Automotive Electric Power Steering Systems Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.26% over the next 5 years.

The Automotive Electric Power Steering Systems Market is valued at 18 Billion USD in 2018.

The Automotive Electric Power Steering Systems Market is valued at 28 Billion USD in 2027.

Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

JTEKT Corporation, Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd, NSK Ltd, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Robert Bosch GmbH are the major companies operating in Automotive Electric Power Steering Systems Market.

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