Industrial Motors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is Segmented by Type of Motors (Alternating Current (AC) Motors, Direct Current (DC) Motors), Voltage (High Voltage, Medium Voltage, Low Voltage), End-user, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

industrial motors market
Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


6.11 %

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Market Overview

The global industrial motors market was valued at USD 47.12 billion in 2020 and expected to reach USD 66.69 billion by 2026 and grow at a CAGR of 6.11% over the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The recent technological advancements and implementation of government policies, like Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS), in several countries gave rise to energy efficient motor systems, which increased the market share of the industrial motors.

  • In the modern era, substantial advances in technology have opened up opportunities to develop and manufacture electric motors for a wide range of applications in industries, such as automotive, agriculture, construction, and other industrial sectors.
  • A variety of barriers are hampering the adoption of energy-efficient motors. The most significant costs for most of the motors are the energy costs, followed by maintenance and the initial purchase costs.
  • The growth of industrial automation is expected to be split evenly among all the segments, which are supported by the discrete manufacturing growth and the growth of North America in the oil and gas sector. Hence, the growth of industrial automation leads to an increase in demand for the industrial motors market.

Scope of the Report

An electric motor is an electrical machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. Most electric motors operate through the interaction between the motor's magnetic field and winding currents to generate force in the form of rotation.

By Type of Motors
Alternating Current (AC) Motors
Direct Current (DC) Motor
Other Types of Motors
By Voltage
High Voltage
Medium Voltage
Low Voltage
By End User
Oil and Gas
Power Generation
Mining and Metals
Water and Wastewater Management
Chemicals and Petrochemicals
Discrete Manufacturing
Other End Users
North America
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Latin America
Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

High Voltage has Significant Share in the market

High voltage (HV) motors are the rational choice for a multitude of industries, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, electric utility, steel, marine, mining, and air separation. According to IEC 600038 standard, an electrical motor with the operating voltage over 35 kV is considered as an HV motor.

High voltage motors are in general considered as custom engineered products. They form the part of a custom engineered family of industrial electric motors because each motor is engineered individually and is made-to-order to client specific requirements. These motors do not fall under the segment of common commodity business rules, such as business-to-customer (B2C) products.

These needs drive the end-user industry to maintain a reserve motor and create an opportunity for the vendors who have better and proven supply chain track record. Vendors with a presence in the different business segments, such as electric equipment, cables, control systems, VFDs, etc. are expected to be benefitted in the market. This is because they can offer one point solution, which is more accessible for the end users to track.

The benefits associated with the high voltage supply include the direct supply form substations and efficiency improvements of a more extensive system than multiple small systems in heavy industry setup. This makes the market segment essential for the vendors.

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India has the Largest Share In the Market

The Indian manufacturing sector is one of the highest growth sectors, registering a 7.9% year-on-year growth. The Make in India initiative plans to make India equally attractive for domestic and foreign players and give global recognition to the Indian economy. By the end of 2020, it is expected that the Indian manufacturing sector will touch USD 1 trillion.

The country is planning to reach 175 GW of installed renewable capacity, which includes solar and wind power, by 2022. The country is also planning to derive 40% of the energy from renewable sources by 2030, which is currently at 15% at present. Also, the World Bank has estimated India’s energy efficiency market at INR 1.6 lakh crore. Hence, the demand for an industrial motor is expected to grow further.

For instance, in 2017, General Electric generated USD 4 billion of the company’s total revenue in India, and it all started with a hydropower plant at the Shivanasamudra Falls. Also, Siemens India Ltd posted a 16% revenue growth for the first quarter of 2017, and continuing operation posted a 60% increase in net profit, to USD 36.923 million before taxes. Hence, the demand for industrial motors is expected to grow further.

ABB Ltd is also investing hugely in the Indian industrial sector. In 2016, ABB received several large HVDC orders from India. In October 2018, the company won an order of about INR 115 crore from Indian Railways (Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi) to supply traction transformers and motors.

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Competitive Landscape

The intensity of competitive rivalry in the industrial motors market is high, owing to the presence of large-scale companies, such as the ABB Group, Siemens AG, Emerson Electric Co. Inc., and Johnson electric. Sustainable competitive advantage can be attained through innovation, but it has become increasingly difficult for firms to differentiate themselves from market competition. Because the concentration of buyers is high, people have the option to choose different buyers.

Some of the key players in the industry are GE, ABB, and Robert Bosch. Some of the recent developments in the industrial motors market are:

  • Wolong Electric Group Co. Ltd, China's largest electric motor producer, closed a deal to acquire General Electric Company's Small Industrial Motor (SIM) division for USD 160 million in an all-cash transaction in July of 2017.
  • ABB launched its Food Safe Stainless Steel Motors designing for food safety. The product line spans single and three phase ratings in foot-mounted and footless configurations, providing ultimate flexibility for OEMs and end users to choose the right product for their equipment and applications December 2017.
  • Rockwell Automaton added five new members to its machine safety system integrator program. Created in 2014, the program helped industrial companies identify system integrators with current safety standards expertise and a proven track record in designing safety systems in August 2018. 

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Technological Advancements Leading To Energy Efficient And Environment Friendly Motors

      2. 4.3.2 Development Of Cost-effective And Smarter Routers

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Portability Issues

      2. 4.4.2 Higher Initial Investment For Procuring New Equipment And Upgrading Existing Equipment

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type of Motors

      1. 5.1.1 Alternating Current (AC) Motors

      2. 5.1.2 Direct Current (DC) Motor

      3. 5.1.3 Other Types of Motors

    2. 5.2 By Voltage

      1. 5.2.1 High Voltage

      2. 5.2.2 Medium Voltage

      3. 5.2.3 Low Voltage

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Oil and Gas

      2. 5.3.2 Power Generation

      3. 5.3.3 Mining and Metals

      4. 5.3.4 Water and Wastewater Management

      5. 5.3.5 Chemicals and Petrochemicals

      6. 5.3.6 Discrete Manufacturing

      7. 5.3.7 Other End Users

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. US

        2. Canada

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. UK

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 General Electric Company

      2. 6.1.2 ABB Ltd

      3. 6.1.3 Allen - Bradly Co. LLC (Rockwell Automation Inc.)

      4. 6.1.4 Siemens AG

      5. 6.1.5 Amtek Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Arc Systems Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 Johnson Electric

      8. 6.1.8 Emerson Electric Co.

      9. 6.1.9 Toshiba International Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Nidec Motor Corporation

      11. 6.1.11 Maxon Motor AG

      12. 6.1.12 Franklin Electric Co. Inc.

      13. 6.1.13 Fuji Electric Co. Ltd

      14. 6.1.14 ATB Austria Antriebstechnik AG

      15. 6.1.15 Menzel Elektromotoren GmbH

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Industrial Motors Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Industrial Motors Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.11% over the next 5 years.

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

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

  • General Electric Company
  • Siemens AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Toshiba Corporation
  • ABB Limited

Are the major companies operating in Industrial Motors Market.

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