Global Tool Holders Market is anticipated to reach over US$ 1,604.5 Mn by the end of the projected period, growing at a CAGR of 5.1% :FMI

Global demand for tool holders, specifically arising from the automotive and defense, and aerospace industries will witness a relatively steady growth between 2018 and 2028, as predicted by Future Market Insights (FMI) in its recently released market intelligence report.

While the demand for tool holders will be largely driven by emerging economies, in particular the manufacturing sector, China is likely to make substantial investments in high-performance cutting tools, considering the robust manufacturing and industrial output in the region.

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In other developing countries such as the Philippines and Bangladesh, the positive scenario and policies, infrastructure, and steps, which are being taken to promote business, especially the manufacturing sector, will have a positive impact on the tool holders market offering huge opportunities for investors.

As per the report, the global tool holders market will top US$ 1 Billion by 2019. Moreover, growing demand for high precision products with increased output capacity is propelling the demand for advance tool holders in the global market, opines FMI.

Key Market Insights at a Glance:

  • The demand for tool holders is anticipated to grow at a moderate pace over the forecast period.
  • The Asia Pacific is estimated to hold a prominent share of the global tool holders market.
  • Initiatives by regional governments are likely to encourage the movement of low-cost manufacturing towards parts of South-East Asia, thereby creating healthy growth prospects create healthy growth opportunities in the Asia Pacific region.
  • China will remain the largest consumer of machine tools, followed by the U.S.
  • The tool holders market is consolidated with Tier-1 players accounting for significant shares.
  • The top three players of the market are estimated to account for more than a 50% market share.
  • Based on types of the tool holder, the hydraulic tool holders segment is slated to remain a high value – high growth segment.
  • In terms of end-use, general machining and fabrication and the automotive industries are likely to push maximum revenue into the tool holders market. The two end-use industries are estimated to collectively account for around 47% value share in the global tool holders market.
  • BT Flange Taper will remain the most preferred taper type among CNCers, in terms of volume and value, given its high degree of accuracy and precision, in any high-speed machining operations.

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Laser Cutting Technologies Could Restrict Tool Holders Sales

Laser cutting, a streamlined and precision manufacturing process, is likely to pose challenges for tool holders given its ability to not just cut materials but also apply finish to a product. Apart from lower risks of material deformation or warping, since there is no direct contact between the material and the laser cutting device, chances of incorrect markings and contamination are further reduced. Although laser cutting could be technically challenging and costly, end-use industries demanding high cutting precision such as automotive, are projected to replace traditional tool cutting equipment. However, high market penetration of relatively low-cost tool holders

May restrict the demand for new and more advanced tool holders despite their high accuracy and ease of handling.

Takeaways from Competitive Landscape Analysis

  • In a moderately consolidated landscape, tier-1 companies such as Kennametal Inc., Sandvik AB, and BIG DAISHOWA Group among others hold approximately 55-65 percent market share.
  • Tier-2 companies, on the other hand, hold nearly 35-45 percent market share. Such companies include Guhring, Inc., CERATIZIT GROUP, KYOCERA UNIMERCO A/S, Kemmler Precision Tools GmbH, and Haimer GmbH among others.
  • Key players are projected to focus on enhancing product quality by implementing new technologies, tough and long-lasting equipment, and consumables materials with added features at a competitive price.
  • Top companies are also looking to target major manufacturing industries such as metal fabrication and automotive by offering high cutting accuracy with increased productivity.

Tool Holders Market: Segmentation

Taper Type

  • R8
  • Morse Taper
  • V-Flange Taper
  • BT Flange Taper
  • NMTB
  • HSK

Tool Holders Type

  • Collet Chuck
  • End Mill Holders
  • Hydraulic Toolholders
  • Milling Chucks
  • Shell Mill Holders
  • Shrink Fit Holders

Machine Type

  • CNC Machining Centre
  • Vertical Machining Centre
  • Horizontal Machining Centre
  • CNC Turning Centre
  • Others (CNC Drillers, CNC Lathe, etc.)

End Use

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • Electronic
  • General Machining & Fabrication
  • Medical & Research
  • Construction
  • Heavy Engineering


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • SEA & Other APAC
  • Middle East & Africa
  • China
  • Japan

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