Rubber Transmission Belts Market - Snapshot

Power transmission belts are made from low-modulus materials. These materials include leather, rubber, fiber/cotton, and balata. Rubber transmission belts are attached in the form of a loop, which mechanically connects two shafts for transmitting power smoothly. These belts generate power for various applications such as farming, mills, machinery, and automotive. Currently, with the advent of industrial revolution, machines are becoming more complex and sophisticated. There has always been a need to efficiently transmit mechanical power between different parts of machines.

rubber transmission belts market

Key factors driving the demand for rubber transmission belts across the globe are availability of raw materials in abundance, replacement of chain drives with belt drives, and rise in the demand from the automotive industry. Rubber products have been in use since ancient times across the world. Rubber is employed in transmission belts for transmitting power and facilitating the motion between two pulleys or wheels. The consumption of rubber transmission belts is increasing extensively due to rise in the demand for these belts from the manufacturing industry. Moreover, rubber transmission belts are safer than chains. When a chain breaks, wheels get locked, while, in belt drives, the wheel becomes freewheel, which is less risky. High demand for rubber transmission belts in the automotive industry is also driving the market. Different types of belts used in vehicles are timing belts, multi-V-belts, and V-belts. Automotive power transmission is impossible without power transmission belts. The automotive segment of the rubber transmission belts market is expanding, due to high demand for these belts led by their smooth and noiseless operation and cost-effectiveness.

The global rubber transmission belts market has been segmented based on product, application, and geography. Based on product, the market has been classified into raw edged belts, V-belts, timing belts, wrapped belts, specialty belts, and others. The V-belts segment accounts for a major share of the rubber transmission belts market. V-belts include traditional classic belts, narrow-profile belts, and double V-belts. However, all V-belts do not perform the same function. These belts are employed depending on application and objective. Wrapped belts are V-belts wrapped by cotton or polyester. Timing belts are mostly employed to internal combustion engines. Raw edged belts are produced by slicing individual belts from rubber sleeves. Specialty belts are often designed for use in particular applications and thus, they are customized belts.

Based on application, the rubber transmission belts market has been segregated into industrial, automotive components, agricultural equipment, mining, and others. Rubber transmission belts are extensively used in industrial machineries. They are also employed in automotive components and agricultural equipment; however, in quantities lower than industrial machineries. Rubber transmission belts offer various advantages. Hence, it is a highly preferred material in sectors such as industrial, automotive components, agricultural equipment, and mining. In terms of region, the global rubber transmission belts market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. 

Asia Pacific held more than 50% share of the global rubber transmission belts market in 2017. The rubber transmission belts market in North America is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 1.77% from 2018 to 2026. Growth of the market in North America can be primarily attributed to growth of industries in the region. Growth of the automotive sector in Europe has positively influenced the market for rubber transmission belts in the region. 

Leading players operating in the global rubber transmission belts market identified in the research study are ContiTech AG, Gates Industrial Corporation plc, SKF, DRB, Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd., HIC International Co Inc., Hanna Rubber Company, Jonson Rubber Industries Limited, Chiorino S.p.A., Megadyne Group, and Habasit AG.

The report on the rubber transmission belts market provides analysis of the global rubber transmission belts market for the period from 2017 to 2026, wherein 2017 is considered the base year and the period from 2018 to 2026 is considered the forecast period. Data for 2017 has been included as historical information. The report covers all trends prevalent in the global rubber transmission belts market. It also highlights various drivers, restraints, and opportunities expected to influence the market during the forecast period. The study provides a holistic perspective on the market, in terms of revenue estimates (in US$ Mn), across different geographies including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The report provides cross-sectional analysis of the global rubber transmission belts market, in terms of market estimates and forecasts, for all segments across different regions. This research report provides in-depth analysis of the global rubber transmission belts market based on product, application, and geography. The report also includes competitive profiling of major players engaged in providing rubber transmission belts. Major business strategies adopted by these players, their market position, and various recent developments have also been mentioned in this research report. The report offers market positioning analysis of major players operating in the global rubber transmission belts market.

This research study on the global rubber transmission belts market provides detailed analysis of various products and applications. It also offers in-depth analysis of different factors affecting the market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and growth opportunities. These factors enable the analysis of various trends that would impact the market from 2018 to 2026. The report comprises a comprehensive coverage of the underlying economic and technological factors impacting the rubber transmission belts market. The market positioning analysis of key players throws light on the competition prevalent in the market.

Different factors that affect the rubber transmission belts market positively as well as negatively have been identified in this report. The report aims to provide comprehensive cross-sectional analysis of the rubber transmission belts market across geographies including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. Additionally, it highlights competition landscape of the rubber transmission belts market and identifies business strategies adopted by leading players. Under the company profiles section, the report provides an overview of companies operating in the market, strategies deployed by them to gain a competitive advantage, SWOT analysis, annual revenue generated by them in the last five years, and recent developments.

Key market players profiled in the research study include ContiTech AG, Gates Industrial Corporation plc, SKF, DRB, Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd., HIC International Co Inc., Hanna Rubber Company, Jonson Rubber Industries Limited, Chiorino S.p.A., Megadyne Group, and Habasit AG.

The global rubber transmission belts market has been segmented as follows:

Global Rubber Transmission Belts Market, by Product

  • Raw Edged Belts
  • V-belts
  • Timing Belts
  • Wrapped Belts
  • Specialty Belts
  • Others (Flat Belts, Grooved Belts, Round Belts, Ribbed Belts, etc.)

Global Rubber Transmission Belts Market, by Application

  • Industrial
  • Automotive Components
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Mining
  • Others (Aerospace, Food, Textile, etc.)

Global Rubber Transmission Belts Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America

Key Takeaways

  • Extensive analysis of the rubber transmission belts market trends and shares from 2018 to 2026 to identify growth opportunities and analyze market developments
  • A list of key developments made by major players in the rubber transmission belts market
  • A list of key factors useful for building the roadmap of upcoming opportunities for the rubber transmission belts market at the global, regional, and country levels
  • Comprehensive analysis of investments and price trends that would impact the outlook for the global rubber transmission belts market between 2018 and 2026
  • Insights into growth opportunities for various stakeholders in the value chain and a detailed competition landscape of key players operating in the market to understand competition level
  • Porters’ five forces analysis that highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers and enables stakeholders to make profit-oriented business decisions
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