Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market: Introduction

  • Increasing number of railway networks across the world, due to a large number of travelers using railways as a mode transportation, is extensively contributing to the expansion of the railway subsystem aftermarket
  • The railways comprises several subsystems such as power supply system, communication system, vehicles, signal systems, and engineering structures. The interaction among these subsystems provides significant effect on the complete railway system. Moreover, the subsystem aftermarket is considered as a replacement of these products as and when required and acts as an important aspect, as the aftermarket provides all the products for the railway systems.

Key Drivers of Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market

  • Rising government investments and adoption of several policies that are targeted toward the maintenance and repair of existing infrastructure and trains, along with developing new rail networks boost the railway subsystem aftermarket. Moreover, major companies in the market are investing to deliver innovative solutions for monitoring subsystems. Bombardier, a leading provider of railway subsystems, has introduced an OPTIFLO solution that can encounter the confronted railway infrastructure challenges mentioned by operators. These solutions help detect issues in the subsystems and aid companies to expand their product portfolio, which directly propels the aftermarket.
  • Moreover, a rise in adoption of automatic fault detection solutions and increasing integration of Internet of Things (IoT) with railway infrastructure for smart maintenance is expected to drive the railway subsystem aftermarket. Furthermore, the development of preferences to improve the quality of railway tracks particularly for busy routes is a key factor boosting the demand for subsystems in the aftermarket.

Challenges in Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market

  • Volatility in raw material prices and huge investments in the railway infrastructure are considered as major challenges for expansion of the railway subsystem aftermarket, as raw materials that are required for the manufacture of subsystem and volatility in prices of raw material leads to a rise in cost of production.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic prompted governments to impose lockdowns across the world, which led to the shutdown of manufacturing processes and hampered the sales and demand for railway subsystem. Additionally, global transportation such as local and metro trains were disrupted, which halted railway services and hence, hampered the subsystem aftermarket. Likewise, the COVID-19 pandemic has also impacted the global supply chains that resulted in shortage of supply of raw material to the subsystem or related parts manufacturing companies, which hampered the aftermarket.

Opportunities in Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market

  • Original equipment manufacturers are providing digital solutions and data analytics, which can remotely diagnose issues in trains and their components, which in turn is expected to propel the market in the near future. Moreover, service agreements by governments with prominent market players for repair and replacement of the subsystems are estimated to further drive the railway subsystem aftermarket during the forecast period.
  • Increase in demand for energy-efficient solutions for railways is prompting governments and original equipment manufacturers to upgrade their existing rail technology with advanced solutions, which is expected to drive the aftermarket during the forecast period. Furthermore, railway electrification and lower emission solutions further drive the railway subsystem aftermarket.

Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market in Asia Pacific to Expand Significantly

  • Popularity of railway subsystem aftermarket is expanding in Asia Pacific due to extensive installation of railway tracks, high rate of adoption of railways for transportation, use of traditional locomotive engines, and rising maintenance of aging trains and rolling stock. China and Japan have adopted advanced solutions for automatic fault detection for their metro projects, which propels the subsystem aftermarket market. Additionally, some countries in Asia Pacific are still using old locomotive engines that require a large number of replacements for some subsystems, which further boosts the subsystem aftermarket in the region. Rising metro projects in India and other countries of Asia Pacific is expected to drive the railway subsystem aftermarket during the forecast period. The market in Europe and North America is projected to expand at a significant growth rate due to an increase in adoption of advance fault detection solutions and developed metro projects in these regions.

Key Players Operating in Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market

The railway subsystem aftermarket is moderately consolidated. A few of the key players operating in the global railway subsystem aftermarket are:

  • ABB Ltd.
  • Siemens Mobility
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • CRRC Corporation Limited
  • ZF Friedrichshafen
  • Harsco Corporation
  • Alstom SA
  • Schaltbau Holding AG

Global Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market: Research Scope

Global Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market, by Subsystem

  • Traction & propulsion
  • Bogies
  • wheelsets & suspension
  • Body structures
  • Braking systems
  • Auxiliary systems
  • Rail tracks
  • Others

Global Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market, by Product Type

  • Rail infrastructure
  • Rolling stock & locomotives
  • Metro
  • High-Speed Railway (HSR)
  • Light rail & trams
  • Locomotives
  • Passenger coaches
  • Freight wagons

Global Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market, by Component Supplier

  • OEM
  • Rail operators
  • Component suppliers

Global Railway Subsystem Aftermarket Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Nordic Region
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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