Global Market Study on Rail Greases: Cutting-edge Innovations in Ingredients of Rail Greases Unthreading New Growth Opportunities

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  • Published On : Jan-2020 |
  • Pages : 280 Pages |
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Rail greases market is pegged to grow at a sluggish rate; therefore, leading players such as Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Exxon Mobil Corporation are focused on coming up with new categories of railway lubricants by changing the ration of ingredients. Bio-based products and perfluropolyether are some examples of new rail greases, which are expected to set a new benchmark in the global rail greases market. Furthermore, rising demand for gauge face lubrication and growing demand for antifreeze rail greases across the globe are projected to drive the global sales of rail greases over the coming years. Moreover, players are also making rail greases according to train types, such as for light rail metro trains - synthetic oil and calcium soap are referable lubricants.

Emerging Countries to Shape Global Rail Greases Market Growth

Emerging countries such as Brazil, India, and Indonesia are considered as growth-driving countries in the global rail greases market. Increasing number of railway projects and sprawling railway network with healthy growth rate are expected to fillip the global demand for rail greases over the coming years. Moreover, rising digitalization and automation in existing railway networks is also accelerating the demand for rail greases. In addition, supportive government policies to make smart railway transportation and grow metro train transportation will also boost the demand for rail lubrication over the coming decades.

Regular Maintenance and Servicing of Rail Lines and Vehicles

Railway is a vital means of transportation for passengers and cargo from one city to another. Constant movement of railways creates greater chances of wear and tear to parts as well as the tracks. This creates the need for proper, constant, and timely lubrication of both, rail parts and railway vehicles, such as curved rails, axles & wheels, chains and bearings, among others. Thus, the need for constant and continuous maintenance of railways is projected to significantly drive the demand for rail greases.

Global Rail Greases Market: Competitive Landscape

The rail greases market landscape is fragmented, with a large number of glocal players in the market, especially small- and medium-scale manufacturers and suppliers. Key participants in the rail greases market are Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corporation, BP, and China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, FUCHS LUBRITECH GmbH, Klüber Lubrication, and The Timken Company, among others.

Acquisitions and Expansions Stay Prominent Strategies in Global Rail Greases Market

Over the last few years, the rail greases market has been witnessing an increase in the number of acquisitions and expansions by leading manufacturers in a bid to have a strong business footprint and maintain their brand value across the globe.

  • In November 2019, The Timken Company acquired BEKA Lubrication (BEKA) for around US$ 165 Mn, aiming to diversify its lubrication and lubrication system offerings.
  • On 21st January 2019, Momar, Inc. completed the acquisition of Specialty Products, Inc., a cleaning supplies and industrial maintenance company, to complement its business structure and product portfolio.
  • In 2019, Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) introduced a new range of PETRONAS Syntium with °CoolTech™ to the Brazil market, bringing the latest ‘track-to-road technology’ in the most advanced engine lubricants to-date.

Analysts’ Viewpoint

In the global rail greases market, leading players account nearly 1/3 share, with the remaining held by tier-2 and other players. As such, small-scale players can focus on tie-ups with leading players. This strategy has dual benefits, as small-scale players will get an opportunity to expand their global presence, while the leading players will strengthen their regional foothold.

Rail Greases Market – Scope of the Report

Persistence Market Research recently published a research study on the rail greases market, which includes global industry analysis of 2014-2018 and forecast for 2019-2029. It offers a detailed value-volume analysis of the rail greases market, along with insights via BPS analysis in (US$ Mn), market attractiveness analysis, and Y-o-Y growth on the basis of product type, application, distribution channel, and region. The volume analysis of the rail greases market has been considered in Ton, and data has been provided for the historical period ranging from 2014-2018 and forecasted period up to 2029, with 2018 as the base year.

In addition to the quantitative analysis provided by market size estimates and growth trends, the report on the global rail greases market also provides qualitative analysis through market dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, trends, opportunities, forecast factors, macroeconomic factors, key success factors, market definition, value chain, and other factors that influence and impact the global rail greases market.

The report on the global rail greases market aims at providing insights about the market size and its associated development for interested stakeholders. Marketing and business intelligence has been facilitated through information based on the competition landscape, business strategies, key demand-side trends, product life cycle, and a list of market participants with relevant information on rail greases. PMR has not only presented the research findings, but also added suitable recommendations and market dynamics that can be helpful for market entry, business development, and sustenance in the Rail greases market.

Key Segments of Rail Greases Market

PMR’s study on the rail greases market is divided into four different segments - product type, application, distribution channel, and region. This report offers comprehensive data and information about the important rail greases market dynamics and growth parameters related to these categories.

Product Type


Distribution Channel


  • Lithium Grease
  • Calcium Grease
  • Other Grease
  • Railway Vehicle Elements
    • Axles & Wheels
    • Bearings & Chains
    • Brake Elements
    • Interior Components
    • Pantographs
  • Railway Track Elements
  • Switches & Fish Plates
  • Curve Rails
  • Screw & Bolts
  • Online
  • Offline
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Questions Answered in PMR’s Rail Greases Market Report

  • Which segment is expected to dominate the market share over the forecast period?
  • What will be the key factors driving the demand for rail greases globally during the forecast period?
  • How will current trends transform the rail greases market?
  • What are the significant market players doing in the rail greases market?
  • What are the crucial strategies of prominent players in the rail greases market to upscale their positions in this landscape?

Rail Greases Market: Research Methodology

In PMR’s rail greases report, exclusive research methodology is utilized to conduct comprehensive research on the development of the rail greases market and reach conclusions on the future growth prospects of the market. In this research methodology, secondary and primary research is utilized by assistant analysts to ensure precision and reliability of the conclusions.

Secondary resources referred by analysts during the evaluation of the rail greases market study include facts and figures from World Bank, manufacturer websites, government websites, white papers, trade journals, and external and internal databases. Analysts have thoroughly interviewed several rail greases industry experts, such as sales supervisors, sales operation managers, product portfolio managers, senior managers, market intelligence managers, marketing/product managers, and production managers to provide insightful information.

Comprehensive information acquired from primary resources and secondary resources is validated from companies in the Rail greases market to make PMR’s projection on the growth prospects of the Rail greases market more accurate and reliable.

Companies covered in Rail Greases Market Report

  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC (Shell)
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Total
  • BP
  • Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
  • SKF
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
  • L.B. Foster Company
  • The Timken Company
  • Momar, Inc.
  • Brugarolas, S.A.
  • SPMS Group
  • Klüber Lubrication
  • Carl Bechem GmbH
  • CONDAT Group
  • Kyodo Yushi Co., Ltd.
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
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