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Global Commercial Vehicle Transfer case Market 2017-2021

Global Commercial Vehicle Transfer case Market 2017-2021

About Commercial Vehicle Transfer Case

A transfer case is a component of a four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle's drivetrain and is mainly used for transferring power from the vehicle's transmission to the front axles. Transfer case require to be connected with a drive shaft for effectively transferring torque to the front axle. Transfer cases are also used for synchronizing rotations of rear and front wheel. The engine and axles are positioned separately in four-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) commercial vehicles.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global commercial vehicle transfer case market to grow at a CAGR of 1.34% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global Commercial Vehicle Transfer Case market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new installations, sales, and volume of commercial vehicle transfer cases.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Commercial Vehicle Transfer Case Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • American Axle & Manufacturing,
  • GKN,
  • ZF Friedrichshafen.
Other prominent vendors
  • CARDONE
  • BorgWarner
  • Dorman
  • Magna International
  • Powertrain Industries
  • UNIVANCE
Market driver
  • Demand for 6x2 axle trucks to drive value for transfer cases
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Improperly balanced propeller shafts to reduce efficiency of transfer case
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Electrification of automotive drivetrain
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Commercial Vehicle Transfer Case Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global commercial vehicle transfer case market: American Axle & Manufacturing, GKN, and ZF Friedrichshafen.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: CARDONE, BorgWarner, Dorman, Magna International, Powertrain Industries, and UNIVANCE.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is electrification of automotive drivetrain. OEMs are replacing heavy mechanical parts with electronic components to increase fuel economy, limit emissions, and reduce maintenance. The US Department Of Transportation (DOT) has imposed strict regulations, such as Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards on automotive OEMs to increase fuel economy of commercial and personal vehicles. The average 4WD and AWD vehicles are estimated to reduce almost 1 mpg of EPA fuel economy rating due to their respective amounts of fuel consumption. OEMs are under pressure to increase their vehicle’s fuel efficiency and maintain the strict fuel consumption standards.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is demand for 6x2 axle trucks to drive value for transfer cases. 6x2 axles configuration involves six wheels and three axles. However, only one rear tandem axle will be powered by the engine while the other rear axle is considered 'dead'. Dead axle configuration offers better fuel efficiency, decreased maintenance costs, stable operations, and better weight distribution. Transfer cases are specifically built for 6x2 configurations as these would be required to withstand tremendous rotating power of the engine to the single rear axle, which is powered by the engine, and increased weight due to the additional load of freight. The increase in the sales of 6x2 commercial trucks will drive the market for transfer cases used in these trucks.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is improperly balanced propeller shafts to reduce efficiency of transfer case. An unbalanced and heavy propeller shaft would cause serious vibrations upon rotations, which would adversely affect the effectiveness of a transfer case. Propeller shafts are used for transferring engine torque from the transfer case to the rear wheels. A vibrating propeller shaft would reduce the amount of engine power being transferred from the transfer case to the rear wheels and thereby increase chances of breakage and vehicle breakdown. Heavyweight single piece propeller shaft causes a significant amount of sag when rotations reach optimum levels. This contributes to increased amount of vibrations within the drivetrain system. Increasing vibration levels decrease the quality and life of propeller shaft, thereby causing it to break upon exceeding optimal levels of rotations.

Companies Mentioned

American Axle & Manufacturing, GKN, ZF Friedrichshafen, CARDONE, BorgWarner, Dorman, Magna International, Powertrain Industries, and UNIVANCE

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Types of commercial vehicle transfer cases
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market 2016-2021
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial vehicle transfer case market 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Types of pickup trucks based on their load carrying capacity
      • Table Types of M&HCVs based on their load carrying capacity
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market by application
      • Table Global commercial vehicle transfer case market segmented by application
      • Table Factors driving global commercial vehicle transfer case market
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market by application 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market by application 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Global commercial vehicle transfer case market in LCV segment
      • Table Global commercial vehicle transfer case market in LCV segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Global commercial vehicle transfer case market in M&HCV segment
      • Table Global commercial vehicle transfer case market in M&HCV segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market by geography 2016 (% share)
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market by geography 2016-2021 (millions of units)
      • Table Segmentation of global commercial vehicle transfer case market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Commercial vehicle transfer case market in Americas
      • Table Commercial vehicle transfer case market in Americas 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Commercial vehicle transfer case market in APAC
      • Table Commercial vehicle transfer case market in APAC 2016-2021 (millions of units)
    • Commercial vehicle transfer case market in EMEA
      • Table Commercial vehicle transfer case market in EMEA 2016-2021 (millions of units)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Types of propeller shaft vibrations
      • Table Major factors affecting sales of commercial vehicles during forecast period
  • Market trends
    • Electrification of automotive drivetrain
    • Growing penetration of IAWD functionality in commercial vehicles
    • Increase in use of electronic sensors in transfer cases
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • American Axle & Manufacturing
      • Table American Axle & Manufacturing: Product offerings
      • Table American Axle & Manufacturing: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table American Axle & Manufacturing: Recent developments
    • GKN
      • Table GKN: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table GKN: Product offerings
      • Table GKN: Sales by product group 2016 (% share)
      • Table Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016 (in % share)
      • Table Recent developments: GKN
    • ZF Friedrichshafen
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen: Product portfolio for commercial vehicles
      • Table ZF Friedrichshafen: Recent developments
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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