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Machining Centers Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Product (Vertical Machining Center, Horizontal Machining Center, Others), By Application (Automotive, General Machinery, Precision Machinery, Transport Machinery, Others) and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026

Published On : December 11, 2019 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI101770



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The global machining centers market size was valued USD 29.17 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 43.73 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for high accuracy, reduced errors and bulk production are boosting the demand for machining centers.

The increasing automation in the manufacturing sector is driving the machining centers market. The metal fabrication industry has witnessed significant changes over the past few years. Furthermore, significant reduction in the operational cost is expected to result in the product popularity among manufacturers. Manufacturers are focusing on reduced cycle time and material handling, quality improvement, and elimination of changeover time with less space to produce a product. All these factors are expected to result in the growth of machining centers market size.

Rising adoption of computer numerical control (CNC) machining centers is further expected to result in the increase of machining centers market revenue. This is further attributed to the improved tool movement through enhanced control and rising transparency of manufacturing process. The advanced CNC programming offers precise control over many elements, including location, speed, feed rate, and coordination. Furthermore, the ease in production process of complex surfaces is driving the CNC technology adoption. The increased demand for labor safety, high accuracy, real-time monitoring, greater flexibility, and high cutting parameters is driving the machining centers market growth. In addition, the adoption of Industry 4.0 solutions is resulting in the rising demand for smart instruments. It is thus, expected to result in the growth of connected machine centers market.


“Increasing Popularity of Multi-faceted Tools is Expected to Drive the Market”

The manufacturers are focusing on the development of multifaceted tools as a result of the increased demand for addressing multiple operations required by various industries.  The 5-axis technology is resulting in the growth of machining centers owing to the increasing demand for convenience in complex part production. It is one of the most vital machining centers market trends. For instance, in October 2018, Matsuura Machinery Corporation launched MX-850 PC4, a 5-axis vertical machining center with four pallets automated version of large capacity. It is specially focused on large billets and casting manufacturers. This model is expected to deliver high quality, accuracy, reliability, and cost performance with respect to its former model named MX-850.

The advantages of multifaceted machining centers including improved processing efficiency and processing type, custom finishing, multifunctional, and high precision are resulting in the rising demand for the multifaceted machining centers market. The designers are also focusing on multi-faceted machining center development.  For instance, Multi-faceted 5-axis CNC machine tool center manufactured by Shandong Shanyi CNC Machine Co, Ltd. is beneficial for different machining surfaces, machining planes, boring, drilling, milling, and tapping.

“Rising Demand for High Precision Machinery to Boost Growth of Market”

The surge in demand for high precision machinery from various industries including aerospace, defense, and medical sectors is expected to result in the increased demand for the machining center market. Furthermore, the rising demand for critical components from the robotic sector is resulting in the high demand for the machining center market. The increasing industrial automation is expected to result in the growth of industrial robot’s revenue, which in turn, is expected to drive the machine center market growth. For instance, according to multiple sources, the industrial robots accounted for approximately USD 18.8 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.7% during 2019-2026.

The ever-increasing demand for highly complex parts from the aerospace industry is further resulting in the growth of machining centers. For instance, the U.S. aerospace industry is projected to witness robust growth and had accounted for approximately USD 856 billion revenue in 2017, according to the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA). The increasing revenue from the commercial aviation, military, and space systems is expected to result in positive growth of the aerospace sector. Thus, the above-mentioned trends prevailing in different industries for critical components are expected to drive the growth of the machining centers in the near future.


By Product Analysis

“Horizontal Machining Centers is Expected to Exhibit Highest Growth”

Based on product, the market is segmented into vertical machining center, horizontal machining center, and others.  

The vertical machining center has high adoption owing to the increasing demand for cost-effective machining that are easy to install and operate. Rising demand for vertical machining centers from various industries, such as the die sinking and oil industries is expected to drive the vertical machining centers segment in the near future. According to the United States Manufacturing Technology Orders, in 2017, approximately 7,800 VMC (vertical machining centers) and 1,600 HMC (horizontal machining centers) units were sold in the U.S. The horizontal machining centers segment is expected to exhibit high growth in the near future. This is attributed to the increasing demand for high speed and heavy duty machining as well as for multiple side machining. The rising demand for horizontal machining center with larger capability (greater than 500 mm) owing to the increasing rate of mass productivity, process flexibility, and cost reduction is expected to drive the machining centers market. Increasing demand from various manufacturing industries, namely, aerospace, automotive, and die & mold industries is expected to drive the horizontal machining centers segment in the near future.

By Application Analysis

“Rising Initiatives to Promote Electric Vehicles Will Favor Growth of Automotive Segment”

Based on application, the market is divided into automotive, general machinery, precision engineering, transport machinery, and others.

Automotive industry has contributed significantly to the machining centers market. The increasing demand for commercial vehicles from the developing economies, such as India is expected to result in the growth of automotive segment in the near future. According to multiple sources, the automotive industry in India witnessed a year on year growth of approximately more than 9.5% in 2017. Furthermore, the government initiatives to promote electric vehicles is resulting in the growth of the automotive sector. For instance, the Government of India has shortlisted 11 Indian cities to introduce electric vehicles in the public transport under the ‘Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid)’ and ‘Electric Vehicles in India’ scheme.

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The increasing demand for general machinery from various industries, such as food & beverages, construction, and pharmaceutical is expected to increase the machining centers market size in the near future.  Precision machinery is expected to be the fastest growing segment of the market. This is attributed to the increasing demand for high quality and accuracy of the critical components from the aerospace and medical sectors. The machines that are capable of manufacturing products with high critical tolerance are further expected to drive the precision machinery segment. In addition, the transport machinery segment is expected to contribute positively to the machining market growth owing to the increasing global trade. For instance, according to the American Trucking Association, the U.S. observed a growth of 3.5% in 2017 with respect to 2016.


By region, the machining center market is segregated into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America, which is further categorized into countries.

Asia Pacific is estimated to hold the major machine centers market share. The increasing automotive and aerospace market in the developing economies, such as India, Vietnam, and Thailand, is expected to drive the demand for machining centers in the near future. Furthermore, the rise in construction activities is resulting in the surging demand for various construction machinery. It is further causing the machining centers market growth. For instance, according to multiple sources, the construction industry in China was valued at USD 893.58 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5% in the near future. Furthermore, numerous government initiatives, such as ‘Made in China 2025’ by the Chinese government is resulting in the growth of the machining centers market revenue in this region.

Asia Pacific Machining Centers Market, 2018 (USD Billion)

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North America and Latin America are expected to drive the demand for machining centers as a result of an increasing demand from the prefabricated metals industry. Europe is positively contributing to the market growth owing to the rising demand from various industries, namely, automobiles, electrical engineering and electronics, chemicals, and food processing. Furthermore, the industrial, machinery, and aerospace sectors are positively contributing to the machining centers market share in the Middle East and Africa.


Leading Players are Focusing on New Product Development to Gain Competitive Edge”

The manufacturers are focusing on multi-faceted machining centers. For instance, JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corporation in 2019, launched FH630SX-i 5-Axis horizontal machining center. This machine is expected to achieve high torque, simultaneous 5-Axis machining with complex part production and multi surface processing with one step itself.

List of Key Companies Profiled:

  • JTEKT Corporation

  • Matsuura Machinery Corporation.

  • Yamazaki Mazak Corporation

  • Doosan Machine Tools Co., Ltd.

  • MAG IAS GmbH


  • Makino

  • Hyundai WIA

  • Komatsu Ltd.

  • Okuma Corporation


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The research report offers an in-depth analysis of the market. It further provides details on the adoption of machining center across several regions. Information on trends, drivers, opportunities, threats, and restraints of the market can further help the stakeholders to gain valuable insights into the market. The report offers a detailed competitive landscape by presenting information on key players, along with their strategies, in the market.

 Report Scope and Segmentation



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  Value (USD billion)


By Product

  • Vertical Machining Center

    • Vertical Machining Center with size less than 500 mm

    • Vertical Machining Center with size greater than or equal to 500 mm

  • Horizontal Machining Center

    • Horizontal Machining Center with size less than 500 mm

    • Horizontal Machining Center with size greater than or equal to 500 mm

  • Others (Universal,  Double Column)

By Application

  • Automotive

  • General Machinery

  • Precision Engineering

  • Transport Machinery

  • Others (Energy, Electrical, etc.)

By Region

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (Germany, UK, Russia, Italy, and Rest of Europe)

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

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)


  • November 2019: Okuma Corporation launched the MCR-S (Super), a double column machining center with 3D calibration and accuracy stability diagnostic functions to compare accuracy. This machining center is specially developed for the entire workspace press die manufacturing sector.

  • October 2018: Matsuura Machinery Corporation launched high-speed MAM72-70V, a 5-axis vertical machining center. It offers high versatility, reliable unmanned operation, faster response time, and real-time monitoring functions.

Frequently Asked Questions

As per Fortune Business Insights, the global market was valued at USD 29.17 billion in 2018.

In 2026, the global market is expected to reach USD 43.73 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period (2019-2026).

Precision machinery segment is expected to lead the machining centers market owing to the increase in demand from the high accuracy in critical components manufacturing for industries including defense, medical, and aerospace.

The increasing popularity of multi-faceted tools and high precision machinery are the key factors driving the machining centers market.

JTEKT Corporation, Doosan Machine Tools Co., Ltd., Hyundai, and Okuma Corporation are the top companies in the global machining centers market.

Asia Pacific is expected to hold the highest CAGR in the machining centers market.

The need for connectivity with real-time monitoring and achieving high accuracy are the key trends in the machining centers market

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