Fluid Power Cylinder Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Fluid Power Cylinder Market is segmented by Type (Hydraulic Cylinder, Pneumatic Cylinder), End-user Industry (Hydraulic Cylinder (Construction, Agriculture, Material Handling, Aerospace & Defense​​), Pneumatic Cylinder (Food Processing & Packaging​, Automotive, Material Handling & Assembly, Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Plastics​​)), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >4.5 %

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Market Overview

The Fluid Power Cylinder Market is expected to register a CAGR greater than 4.5% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The advent of jet engines for military and passenger aircrafts had spurred the use of centrifugal and axial-flow compressors. Further, the growth of automatic machinery, labor-saving devices, and automatic-control systems led to an increase in the use of fluid power cylinders.

  • Many economies across the globe still lack basic infrastructure facilities such as information and communication, roads for transportation, and electric power, regarding which the governments in these economies are focusing to invest in improving infrastructure.
  • This widening scope of development in the global infrastructure industry encourages several businesses to come up with solutions to enhance systems with advanced equipment and machinery to improve infrastructure in developing countries. This is anticipated to stimulate the demand for fluid power cylinders.
  • The extensive use of fluid power cylinders technology for packaging machines to drive motion and actuate machine sequences has garnered more interest by machine designers and end-users on how pneumatics can improve safety and safe operating functionality in their equipment boosting the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

Type of Fluid Power Cylinders such as Hydraulic cylinders for end users such as Construction​, Agriculture​, Material Handling, Aerospace & Defense​, Machine Tools​, and Oil & Gas​. and Pneumatic cylinders for Food Processing & Packaging​, Automotive​, Material Handling & Assembly​, Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Plastics​, Semiconductor & Electronics​, Metal​, and Life Sciences​ are considered under the scope of the report. 

By Type
Hydraulic Cylinder​
Pneumatic Cylinder
By End-user Industry​
Hydraulic Cylinder​
Material Handling​
Aerospace & Defense​
Machine Tools​
Oil & Gas​
Other End-user Industries​
Pneumatic Cylinder
Food Processing & Packaging​
Material Handling & Assembly​
Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Plastics​
Semiconductor & Electronics​
Life Sciences​
Other End-user Industries​
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia-Pacifc
Latin America
Middle-East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Hydraulic Cylinders to Hold Major Share

  • The integration of machinery with hydraulic cylinders stimulates growth in functionality, accuracy and offers enhancements in controlled performance and ease-of-use. The market studied has been gaining traction for electro-hydraulic cylinders, also known as smart cylinders, which couples electronic controls and servo valves such as transducers, that offer electrically controlled valves and rod position feedback to guarantee efficient operations. The development of smart cylinders has lowered the threat posed by evolving alternative technologies. These cover the application of electric actuators and has also expanded the scope of hydraulic cylinder applications.
  • The single-acting and double-acting are the two main functional trends of the hydraulic cylinder industry. The later is expected to record significant demand owing to their usage in applications where gravity is the major factor affecting the acceleration and retardation.
  • Also, double-acting function based hydraulic cylinders are broadly used for earth moving equipment, forklifts, and heavy trucks, which would considerably drive overall hydraulic cylinder share in the market studied.
  • Further, the expanding construction industry is assumed to increase the hydraulic cylinders demand over the forecast period. According to a consolidated study by Global Construction Perspective (GCP) and Oxford Economics, the construction industry is anticipated to reach a value of USD 15.5 trillion by 2030. The majority of the growth is expected to be witnessed in countries such as India, China, and the US. This, accompanying the technological developments in the core construction and infrastructure industry, is expected to advance the hydraulic cylinders trend further.

North America to Hold Major Share

  • North America has been at the forefront of using automated equipment in various end-user industries. Owing to this, the region has been witnessing demand for hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.
  • The compressed air systems value 10% of all electricity and nearly 16% of all motor system energy use in US manufacturing industries, according to the US Department of Energy. Also, it states that 70% of all manufacturing facilities in the United States use some form of the compressed air system. Large number of these systems provide compressed air to drive a variety of equipment in a provided plant, including materials separation, machine tools, painting booths, and materials handling.
  • The accession in production and sales of commercial vehicles and off-highway trucks, combined with the increased production of the railways such as high-speed trains production, drives the growth of the market studied in the region.
  • In 2019, nearly 0.49 million units of medium and heavy-duty trucks were produced in the region according to Roland Berger. It further estimates that 0.52 million units of medium and heavy-duty trucks would be built in 2021. Such an increase in the production of vehicles would drive the adoption of the pneumatic equipment market.
  • The region has been witnessing a significant growth in the construction activities, which is increasing the demand for heavy-duty trucks and machinery, thereby aiding market growth. As per the data announced by The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., the construction spending of public & private sectors in the United States registered USD 1.329 trillion during 2018. Within the private construction sector, spending on residential projects increased to 6.4% and 3.5% for non-residential projects.​
  • Additionally, according to a new forecast from the American Institute of Architect, construction spending is expected to grow through 2019. Based on short-term projections, the US non-residential construction market is anticipated to rise to 2.4% in 2020 compared to the previous year. ​

Competitive Landscape

The global fluid power cylinder market is fragmented, due to the presence of several prominent players such as Parker Hannifin,  Festo, Bosch Rexroth, and Eaton Corporation among others in the market. Moreover, the market comprises of various local vendors. To leverage market share over these local players, the international players are adopting merger and acquisition strategies.

  • February 2019 - Kawasaki Heavy Industries, for the manufacture, sale and after-sales services for hydraulic equipment for the construction industry in India, had built a new plant at Wipro Kawasaki Precision Machinery in Bengaluru in the Indian state of Karnataka.

Major Players

  1. Bosch Rexroth Corporation​

  2. Parker Hannifin Corp​

  3. Eaton Corporation Inc.

  4. Danfoss A/S​

  5. Festo SE & Co. KG​


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions & Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Demand for Material Handling Equipment

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Maintenance of the Cylinders Over the Entire Lifespan

    4. 4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    5. 4.5 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6. 4.6 Distribution Channel Analysis


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hydraulic Cylinder​

      2. 5.1.2 Pneumatic Cylinder

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry​

      1. 5.2.1 Hydraulic Cylinder​

        1. Construction

        2. Agriculture

        3. Material Handling​

        4. Aerospace & Defense​

        5. Machine Tools​

        6. Oil & Gas​

        7. Other End-user Industries​

      2. 5.2.2 Pneumatic Cylinder

        1. Food Processing & Packaging​

        2. Automotive

        3. Material Handling & Assembly​

        4. Oil & Gas, Chemicals and Plastics​

        5. Semiconductor & Electronics​

        6. Life Sciences​

        7. Other End-user Industries​

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia Pacific

        1. India

        2. China

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacifc

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Ranking Analysis

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Bosch Rexroth Corporation​

      2. 6.2.2 Parker Hannifin Corp​

      3. 6.2.3 Eaton Corporation PLC​

      4. 6.2.4 HYDAC Verwaltung GmbH​

      5. 6.2.5 Danfoss A/S​

      6. 6.2.6 SMC Corporation​

      7. 6.2.7 Festo SE & Co. KG​

      8. 6.2.8 Jiangsu Hengli Hydraulic Co Ltd.

      9. 6.2.9 Pacoma GmbH

      10. 6.2.10 Precision Hydraulic Cylinders Inc.

    3. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Fluid Power Cylinder Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Fluid Power Cylinder Market is growing at a CAGR of >4.5% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Bosch Rexroth Corporation​, Parker Hannifin Corp​, Eaton Corporation Inc., Danfoss A/S​, Festo SE & Co. KG​ are the major companies operating in Fluid Power Cylinder Market .

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