High pressure grinding rollers (HPGRs) provide flexible crushing solutions as they are suitable for both new installations and upgrades in mining and construction industry. With the increasing need for lower energy consumption and higher throughput rates, the demand for HPGRs is on rise in mining industry. The global HPGR market was valued at USD 247.7 million in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period 2014 – 2020.
HPGR technology was introduced for crushing kimberlite ores in diamond mines during 1980s. In 1996, HPGR technology was successfully implemented in the iron ore industry. HPGRs are preferred for its lower energy consumption and higher throughput rates during the crushing and pre-crushing stages. The technology is becoming increasingly attractive for hard rock ore applications due to escalating energy and steel media costs. Moreover, with the wear abatement technology and significant improvements in design, HPGRs are expected to be increasingly preferred over other competing comminution technologies such as semi-autgenous (SAG) and ball milling.
The major factor driving the HPGR market is the need for energy efficient comminution solutions. Since more than 50% of the total energy required for mining activities is used during the crushing and grinding process, energy efficiency plays a crucial role in the selection of comminution solutions. Moreover, with the declining ore grades of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals across the world, comminution solutions need to provide finer particles for better extraction of minerals. Iron is one of the most widely used metals and the use of iron ore to manufacture steel drives the need for iron ore beneficiation. HPGRs provide an effective solution to optimize energy consumption. Non-ferrous metals include precious metals such as gold and silver which need an optimum extraction index. Since the ores develop micro-cracks due to high pressure exerted in HPGR, leaching fluids cause higher liberation of precious metals. Moreover, gold particles do not get flattened in HPGR on account of its working environment. With the use of HPGRs, large, rare and valuable diamonds can be obtained thereby, increasing the value generated through the mining process.
The power rating chosen for drive systems for an HPGR is highly dependent on the roll size and material characteristics, among other features. Further, it has been reported that the distribution of particle sizes changes as per the change in power rating. In 2013, the 2 x 1,900 kW – 2 x 3,700 kW power rating range HPGRs held the largest market share in the total HPGR market in terms of revenue.
In recent years, the global mining industry has been facing challenges due to investment restraints, slowdown in commodity markets and over-capacity, especially in the developed economies such as U.S. and West European countries. The current scenario in mining industry suggests that the market is mainly driven by manufacturing and mining activities in developing nations such as China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Chile, Peru, and Brazil among others. For the HPGR market, Asia Pacific had largest share in terms of revenue in 2013. The HPGR market in Asia Pacific is slated to grow at a considerable rate and is expected to continue dominating the market during the forecast period. Apart from this, increasing investments across Africa and Latin America in mining activities are emerging as an attractive opportunity for HPGRs.
The global HPGR market was concentrated in 2013. The key players in the HPGR market include Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Polysius AG), Koppern Group, FLSmidth Co. A/S, KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG, CITIC Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., and Metso Oyj.
This report aims to provide a comprehensive strategic analysis of the global market for high pressure grinding rollers (HPGRs) and the market size and the growth forecast of HPGRs for the period 2012 – 2020. Global mining industry faces a huge challenge to reduce energy consumption in mining activities due to increased energy costs and environmental concerns. Mining companies across the globe are primarily focusing on the grinding process as it consumes almost 50% of the total energy required for mining activities. Features such as higher energy efficiency and low energy cost as compared to other comminution technologies such as ball mills and SAG mills makes HPGR an important technology in the mining sector and has led to increased adoption of the technology across the mining sector over the years. Increasing demand for higher energy efficiency in comminution and decline in ore grades across the globe is leading to increased adoption of HPGR in mining industry. Owing to such factors, HPGR technology seems lucrative in mining of precious metals where HPGRs have proved to recover more value from the mining processes. Other benefits such as increased life of wearable parts have made HPGR a viable solution for comminution processes of hard ore mining. 
The research report on the HPGR market provides a detailed analysis of HPGR and helps in understanding driving forces behind the popularity of these systems across various end-use industries. The report also provides breakdown and review of various factors affecting the market growth, which are appropriately described as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities. These factors determine various existing trends and their impact on market growth. It offers a comprehensive coverage of underlying technological and economic factors influencing the HPGR business. Furthermore, the value chain analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis are included in the report, aiming to provide strategic insight across the supply chain of the HPGR market. The prevalent competition in the market is identified through market share analysis of key players.
The scope of the report includes comprehensive analysis of various market segments based on the application, power rating and processed material type. Further, in-depth cross sectional scrutiny of these segments across different geographic segments has been done to aid in strategic decision making. The report segregates the market based on applications, power rating, processed material type and geography. Applications in HPGR have been categorized into diamond liberation, base metal liberation, precious metal liberation and pellet feed preparation. The study offers a complete understanding of different application sectors of HPGR market. The report includes study of HPGR based on various power rating as 2 x 100 kW – 2 x 650 kW, 2 x 650 kW – 2 x 1,900 kW, 2 x 1,900 kW – 2 x 3,700 kW and 2 x 3,700 kW and above. Ferrous metals and ferroalloys and non-ferrous metals processing are the two types of process material considered in the scope of this report. The study provides comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business. The report aims to provide a comprehensive cross-sectional analysis of the component, type, and application segments of HPGR market across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW).
Additionally, the report also includes competitive profiling of leading players in the industry and various business strategies adopted by them. The company profiles include overview of company, revenue, strategies followed to gain competitive advantage, and recent developments. Companies profiled in this report include KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG, Koppern Group, CITIC Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., FLSmidth & Co. A/S, SGS Group, Metso Oyj, ABB Ltd., ThyssenKrupp Technologies (Polysius AG) and Outotec Oyj.
The global high pressure grinding roller (HPGR) market is categorized into following segments:
High Pressure Grinding Roller (HPGR) Market, by Application
  • Diamond Liberation
  • Base Metal Liberation
  • Precious Metal Beneficiation
  • Pellet Feed Preparation
High Pressure Grinding Rollers(HPGR) Market, by Power Rating
  • 2 x 100 kW – 2 x 650 kW
  • 2 x 650 kW – 2 x 1900 kW
  • 2 x 1900 kW – 2 x 3700 kW
  • 2 x 3700 kW and above
High Pressure Grinding Roller (HPGR) Market, by Processed Material Type
  • Ferrous Metals and Ferroalloys Processing
  • Non-Ferrous Metals Processing
High Pressure Grinding Roller (HPGR) Market, by Geography
  • North America
    • Ferrous Metals and Ferroalloys Processing
    • Non-Ferrous Metals Processing
  • Europe
    • Ferrous Metals and Ferroalloys Processing
    • Non-Ferrous Metals Processing
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Ferrous Metals and Ferroalloys Processing
    • Non-Ferrous Metals Processing
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Ferrous Metals and Ferroalloys Processing
    • Non-Ferrous Metals Processing