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Industrial Hydraulic Equipment Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Component (Pumps, Motors, Cylinders, Transmission, and Others), By Application (General Construction, Industrial Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Material Handling, Energy and Power, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2023 – 2030

Last Updated: April 01, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI109029



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The global industrial hydraulic equipment market size was valued at USD 25.31 billion in 2022. The market is projected to grow from USD 26.13 billion in 2023 to USD 35.92 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period.

Hydraulic equipment utilizes fluid power to generate, control, and transmit power, making it a crucial technology used across multiple industries to handle tasks involving heavy loads. This equipment ensures operational safety and provides better reliability to facility operators. The current era of automation and integration of Industry 4.0 has proved to be a stepping stone in transforming operational standards and increasing procurement of industrial hydraulic equipment. However, rival technologies such as electric and pneumatic have emerged as a considerable threat, which might curtail market growth over the forecast period.


Economic Constraints and Abrupt Manufacturing Facility Closures Curtailed Market Operations

Restrictions on movement and social distancing measures affected the workforce in manufacturing facilities. Reduced staffing levels and health protocols slowed down production processes, impacting the overall output of industrial hydraulic equipment. Many industries experienced a decline in demand due to economic uncertainties and reduced production activities during lockdowns. This, in turn, affected the demand for industrial hydraulic equipment as prominent application industries such as automotive, construction, and manufacturing scaled back operations.

Additionally, the economic challenges posed by the pandemic put a financial strain on businesses, potentially leading to budget constraints for capital investments in new industrial hydraulic equipment or upgrades.

Industrial Hydraulic Equipment Market Trends

Increasing Proliferation of Industry 4.0 and Adoption of Automation to Provide New Growth Prospects

Industry 4.0 technologies enable the implementation of predictive maintenance strategies, utilizing sensors and Internet of Thing (IoT) devices to monitor the condition of industrial hydraulic equipment in real-time, and detect potential issues before failures occur. This scheduling of maintenance activities, when needed, reduces downtime and extends the lifespan of equipment. Automation generates a wealth of data from hydraulic systems. Analyzing this data provides insights into equipment performance, energy consumption, and other critical parameters. These insights support informed decision-making for process optimization, resource allocation, and overall system improvement. Industry 4.0 technologies enable greater customization and flexibility in manufacturing processes. Hydraulic systems can be easily reconfigured and adapted to different production requirements, allowing for more agile and responsive manufacturing operations.

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Industrial Hydraulic Equipment Market Growth Factors

Substantial Investments in Research and Development Initiatives by Tier 1 Companies is Augmenting Product Sales

Manufacturers are leveraging their R&D infrastructure to introduce technologically advanced and modernized products for their customers. The efforts to offer novel products are gaining traction from customers in various application industries. Moreover, these companies are extensively using organic market strategies to propel their business in a positive direction. Companies such as Parker Hannifin and Danfoss are making noteworthy investments in the development of cutting-edge hydraulic technology through their R&D division. For instance, KYB Corporation has launched advanced hydraulic cylinders with reinforced chromium plating to increase durability and provide exceptional wear resistance, thereby increasing operational life.


Increasing Adoption of Electromechanical Actuation is Hindering Hydraulic Technology

Over the recent past, the demand for industrial hydraulic equipment has faced significant challenges from technologies that offer greater reliability and superior operations efficacy. With the increasing trend of electrical machinery and electrically driven hydraulic motors in the construction and industrial manufacturing division, the trend has propelled the prominence of electromechanical actuation. In addition, pneumatic technology has also proved its numerous benefits over hydraulic technology, restricting opportunities for industrial hydraulic equipment in the market. The benefits of pneumatic cylinders, including leakage-free operations and elimination of possible contamination in the event of a leak, are cited as decisive factors restricting the application of hydraulic technology. 

Industrial Hydraulic Equipment Market Segmentation Analysis

By Component Analysis

Critical Functionality of Superior Cylinders to Propel the Cylinder Segment Growth

In terms of component, the market is divided into pumps, motors, cylinders, transmission, and others.

The cylinders segment is expected to hold the highest market share compared to the rest of the components and is also expected to experience a surge in its share owing to the superior rate of growth in the market over the period of market forecast.

The importance and criticality functionality of superior cylinders in the operational hydraulic units emerged as a prominent factor contributing to the impressive performance of the cylinder category in the global industrial hydraulic equipment market growth. Moreover, operators of hydraulic equipment show a preference for repairing and replacing cylinders, resulting in an increased adoption of new cylinders as a retrofit in existing hydraulic equipment.

Additionally, the pumps and motors segment collectively commands a significant share of the global market, despite its high initial procurement cost. The introduction of more powerful and efficient products further drives the procurement of innovative products by customers.

By Application Analysis

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Automated Operations for Heavy Liftings is Spurring Hydraulics Application in Construction

By application, the market is categorized across general construction, industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, material handling, energy and power, and others. 

In terms of market share, the general construction segment is estimated to have a dominant performance during the period of market forecast and is also expected to have a swift pace of growth, outpacing its peers throughout the forecast period. Hydraulic systems offer precise control over movements and forces, a valuable feature in construction applications that require accuracy, such as excavating foundations, positioning heavy materials, or manipulating construction elements.

The ability to provide unprecedented precision and reliability in the construction sector is the critical factor propelling market development. Hydraulic systems provide high power density, enabling the efficient transmission of substantial force through relatively compact components. This is particularly advantageous in manufacturing processes that require significant force for tasks such as pressing, punching, or forming. Moreover, hydraulic equipment finds applications in warehouses and distribution centers, including products such as forklifts, platform cranes and automated storage and retrieval systems, enhancing the efficient handling and movement of goods.

The increasing use of hydraulic equipment for good transport has contributed to the material handling segment gaining a noteworthy growth in industrial hydraulic equipment market share.


On the basis of region, the global market for industrial hydraulic equipment is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.

Asia Pacific Industrial Hydraulic Equipment Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness superior market growth over the forecast period, outpacing its global counterparts. The presence of dominant manufacturers in the region and established manufacturing bases in China and Japan is supporting the growth prospects of the market. Moreover, efforts by developing economies to increase their manufacturing base and establish manufacturing clusters for economic growth make Asia Pacific one of the most lucrative regions for investments and market development.

In terms of market share, China is expected to emerge as a dominant country in the global market for industrial hydraulic equipment over the forecast period. Most of the manufacturers operating in the global market still have an established and properly functioning manufacturing base in China. The favorable policies implemented by the government, along with numerous subsidiaries and benefits offered to manufacturers, have lured them to set up their manufacturing hubs in the country. China is ranked as one of the top countries in the ease of doing business index, attracting manufacturers across the globe and earning its reputation as the global industrial manufacturing hub. The factors stated above are expected to drive China's market and will help the country maintain its dominating share in the region.

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North America is estimated to have a substantial share of the global market and is anticipated to record a significant growth rate during the projected period. The presence of an established and well-developed construction and manufacturing industry in the region is a key driver for regional growth. Moreover, the presence of numerous tier-1 or global players is another factor behind the decent market share and noticeable market growth.

Europe will also hold a sizable market share with decent market growth owing to the increasing demand for automation and software-integrated products and equipment in construction and industrial manufacturing. Mandates for green and emission-free equipment will further boost the application of hydraulic technology.

The Middle East & Africa and Latin America are anticipated to possess a minimal market share and will also register sluggish market growth. Heavy dependence on import based sales is the main reason restricting growth of industrial hydraulic equipment in these regions.

List of Key Companies in Industrial Hydraulic Equipment Market

Increasing Competition Amongst the Manufacturers is Expected to Provide Substantial Surge

The industrial hydraulic equipment market consists of a moderate fragmentation with an increasing presence of emerging players across various geographies. Moreover, the established players in the global market are also dedicated to maintaining their customer base in the existing market and also making concerted efforts to expand their global footprint introducing products more effectively outside their local markets. Notably, in the current competition landscape, key players based in Japan and China hold a dominant position globally, taking initiatives to boost sales in North America and Europe.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Nabtesco, Nachi-Fujikoshi, Bosch Rexroth are few prominent manufacturers who have managed to gather a loyal customer base for their hydraulic equipment across the globe. Although there are numerous manufacturers based in diverse regions such as North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, a majority of them have their manufacturing facilities located in China. These companies effectively engage in cross-border trade or export activities to provide a seamless and hassle-free supply of their equipment to multiple geographic locations.

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  • October 2023: Hitachi Construction Machinery agreed to and signed a memorandum Concerning Collaboration, which would be helpful in establishing mobile energy storage systems at construction sites. The initiatives helped advance the utilization of zero emission equipment across Europe.

  • March 2023: Tata Hitachi, established as a joint venture between Tata and Hitachi Construction to operate in India, launched its latest product, ZX670H Hydraulic Mining Excavator. The new product would provide high durability and unmatched safety and comfort.

  • March 2023: Moog Motion Control Technology developed a suspension system for extreme applications using digital hydraulic solutions, which developed a high-performance test rig.

  • March 2023: Donaldson Company announced the launch of its Alpha-Web hydraulic media technology. The product assisted in maintaining the cleanliness of hydraulic fluids.

  • February 2023: HydraForce, a leading manufacturer of hydraulic valves and manifolds unveiled HF Impulse 2.0, which is the latest hydraulic manifold circuit design tool. The product would provide ease in controlling hydraulic equipment using the mentioned configuration software.


The report provides a detailed analysis of the market and focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product/service types, and leading applications of the product. Besides, the report offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the factors above, the report encompasses several factors that contributed to the growth of the market in recent years.

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Report Scope & Segmentation



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CAGR of 4.7% from 2023 to 2030


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By Component

  • Pumps

  • Motors

  • Cylinders

  • Transmission

  • Others (Filters, Valves)

By Application

  • General Construction

  • Industrial Manufacturing

  • Oil and Gas

  • Material Handling

  • Energy and Power

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (By Component, Application, and Country)

    • U.S. (By Application)

    • Canada (By Application)

  • Europe (By Component, Application, and Country)

    • U.K. (By Application)

    • Germany (By Application)

    • France (By Application)

    • Italy (By Application)

    • Russia (By Application)

    • BENELUX (By Application)

    • Nordics (By Application)

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (By Component, Application, and Country)

    • China (By Application)

    • India (By Application)

    • Japan (By Application)

    • South Korea (By Application)

    • ASEAN Countries (By Application)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • Latin America (By Component, Application, and Country)

    • Mexico (By Application)

    • Brazil (By Application)

    • Rest of Latin America

  • Middle East and Africa (By Component, Application, and Country)

    • GCC Countries (By Application)

    • South Africa (By Application)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

The market is projected to reach USD 35.92 billion by 2030.

In 2022, the market was valued at USD 25.31 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period.

The cylinders segment is expected to lead the market.

Substantial investments in research and development initiatives by Tier 1 companies is the key factor driving market growth.

Moog, Inc., Nachi-Fujikoshi, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., Hydac, Eaton Corporation Plc, and Kawasaki are the top players in the market.

Asia Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share.

By application, the general construction is expected to grow with a remarkable CAGR during the forecast period.

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