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Automotive Chain Tensioner Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product Type (Hydraulic Chain Tensioner, Mechanical Chain Tensioner, and Spring-loaded Chain Tensioner), By Sales Channel (OEM and Aftermarket), By Application (Passenger Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI108310 | Status : Ongoing



Automotive chain tensioners are mechanical devices that maintain proper tension in engine chains, such as timing or camshaft drive chains. The chains play a crucial role in the engine, ensuring the coordinated movement of important engine elements such as the crankshaft, camshaft, and valves. Their proper synchronization is essential for optimal engine performance. An automotive chain tensioner ensures the chain remains taut and properly aligned, preventing slack or excessive tension that could lead to timing issues, noise, vibration, or premature chain wear.

The demand for automotive chain tensioners has witnessed a significant upsurge due to the growing adoption of advanced engine technologies. For instance, variable valve timing systems and timing chains have become prevalent in modern engines, necessitating reliable chain tensioners to maintain precise timing and prevent chain slack.

Manufacturers in the automotive chain tensioners market continuously invest in research and development to introduce advanced chain tensioners. These advancements enhance durability, reduce noise and vibration, improve performance, and meet stringent emission regulations. The automotive chain tensioners market is expected to grow further due to the increasing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, the rise of electric and hybrid vehicles, and the integration of advanced technologies such as electric timing chains.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Automotive Chain Tensioner Market

During the pandemic, there was a notable decrease in vehicle production within the automotive industry. Many automakers temporarily halted production or operated at reduced capacities due to restrictions, decreased demand, and supply chain challenges. Reduced vehicle production directly impacted the demand for automotive chain tensioners, as they are primarily installed during vehicle assembly. The global supply chain, including the automotive component manufacturing sector, experienced significant disruptions due to the pandemic. Measures such as international trade restrictions, lockdowns, and temporary closures of manufacturing facilities caused disruptions in the supply chain, leading to decreased production capacities. COVID-19 and the subsequent economic downturn led to a decline in vehicle sales globally. Consumers hesitated to purchase new vehicles due to economic uncertainties and lockdown restrictions. This decline in vehicle sales also affected the aftermarket segment, as fewer vehicles on the road translated to reduced demand for replacement chain tensioners and maintenance services.

Key Insights

The report will cover the following key insights:

  • Key Industry Developments – Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships

  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis

  • Technological Developments

  • Impact of COVID-19 on the Automotive Chain Tensioner Market

Analysis by Product Type 

Hydraulic chain tensioners will lead the market by providing precise and consistent tension control. The superior tension control offered by hydraulic chain tensioners is highly valued. Hydraulic chain tensioners improve engine performance by maintaining precise timing and reducing chain wear. They help minimize noise and vibration caused by chain slippage or excessive tension, leading to smoother and quieter engine operation. The enhanced performance and reduced noise provided by hydraulic chain tensioners make them highly sought after in the market.

Analysis by Sales Channel

The aftermarket segment will lead the chain tensioners market over the coming years. The aftermarket sector plays a vital role in offering maintenance and repair services to vehicle owners. Chain tensioners are vital components that require periodic inspection, adjustment, and replacement to ensure proper engine performance and longevity. As the average lifespan of vehicles increases, the need for aftermarket chain tensioners grows, driving the market in this segment.

Regional Analysis

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Asia Pacific is predicted to lead the automotive chain tensioners market over the coming years. The region consists of a large population; the middle class is growing which is leading to increasing vehicle ownership. As more people in the region purchase cars and commercial vehicles, there is a higher demand for automotive chain tensioners for both OEMs and the aftermarket. The region is a major manufacturing hub for automotive components, including chain tensioners. The region has a robust manufacturing infrastructure, cost-effective labor, and established supply chains.

Numerous international automotive component manufacturers have established production facilities to meet the increasing demand from both local and global markets. Asia Pacific has witnessed significant growth in its automotive industry over the years. Countries such as China, Japan, India, and South Korea are major players in automobile manufacturing, with a large consumer base and high vehicle demand. The increasing production and sales of vehicles drive the demand for automotive chain tensioners. The aftermarket for automotive components, including chain tensioners, is thriving in the region. The region has many vehicles on the road, and the need for maintenance, repairs, and replacement parts is high which creates a significant market for aftermarket chain tensioners.

Key Players Covered

The report includes the profiles of key players such as Pricol Limited, KMC Automotive Transmission Co. Ltd, Madler GmbH, Nozag AG, Continental AG, NTN Corporation, Dayco Products, Gambo Industry Co. Ltd, GMB Corporation, and Litens Automotive Group.


By Product Type

By Sales Channel

By Application

By Geography

  • Hydraulic Chain Tensioner

  • Mechanical Chain Tensioner

  • Spring Loaded Chain Tensioner






  • OEM

  • Aftermarket





  • Passenger Vehicle

  • Commercial Vehicle







  • North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (India, China, Japan, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Rest of the World


Key Industry Developments

  • March 2023 - BG Automotive (BGA) will launch 21 additional product offerings in various categories, such as timing chains, crankshaft pulleys, gaskets, cylinder head covers, valves, and steering & suspension components this month.

  • May 2019 NTN Corporation (NTN), a Japan-based automotive parts supplier, has developed the ‘Compact Chain Tensioner for Low Fuel Consumption.’ The developed product contributes to downsizing the chain tensioner by simplifying the structure and improving the engine's fuel efficiency by drastically reducing the amount of oil required to operate the chain tensioner.

  • Ongoing
  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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