Roller Screw Market

Market Study on Roller Screws: Aerospace and Automotive to Remain Major Application Areas

Roller Screw Market Segmented By Standard Roller Screws, Recirculating Roller Screws, Inverted Roller Screws, Bearing Rings Product in Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Automotive and Steel Manufacturing Industry

Market Snapshot

By value, Persistence Market Research has projected 5.7% CAGR for the global roller screw market for 2021 to 2031, with the market ending up at a valuation of around US$ 457.5 Mn by 2031. As per projections, emerging markets in all regions are expanding at high CAGRs. However, Europe is projected to hold more than 67% of global market value share for roller screws through 2031.

As of 2020, by value, the global roller screw market held around 0.6% to 1% of the global screw fasteners market share.

Roller Screw Market Value (2020A)

US$ 233.4 Mn

Projected Sales of  Roller Screws  (2031F)

US$ 457.5 Mn

Value CAGR (2021-2031)


Value Share of Top 5 Countries (2020A)


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  • AB SKF
  • Creative Motion Control
  • Rollvis SA
  • Kugel Motion Limited
  • Nook Industries Inc.
  • Moog  Inc.
  • Power Jacks Limited
  • August Steinmeyer GmbH & Co. KG
  • Schaeffler AG
  • Bosch Rexroth Group

Sales Analysis of Roller Screws from 2012 to 2020 Vs Market Projections for 2021 to 2031

From 2012 to 2020, the global roller screw products market expanded at a CAGR of around 4.8%. The market for roller screw applications is highly competitive with the presence of major players having a global presence.

Increasing focus on electric vehicles is driving demand for robots across industries, which will increase use of roller screws in the automotive sector for enhancing efficiency. They are also used as an alternative for pneumatic actuators as they save more energy since mechanical efficiency is greater.

Attributing to their high capacity range and ability to maximize force output with high efficiency and accuracy, recirculating roller screws provide linear motion for actuating downhole drilling completion tools and surface completion production equipment.

There is increasing use of roller screws in electric aircraft where they are used as roller screw actuators that convert the rotary motion of the aircraft into liner motion.

Over all, sales of roller screws are projected to increase at a CAGR of around 5.7% through 2031.

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What are the Opportunities on Offer for Roller Screw Suppliers?

The aerospace industry has been witnessing steady rise since the past years. Roller screws are used for critical embedded actuation applications such as flight controls. The aerospace end user industry is the fastest-growing segment owing to increased adoption of high-performance roller screws as electromechanical actuators.

Roller screws are used as electromechanical actuators in order to carry out pressing applications in vehicle manufacturing. The automotive segment is the most lucrative and is expected to expand at a value CAGR of 5.1% over the forecasted period.

Many food-based OEMs are switching from ball screws to the roller screw mechanism for various pressurized depositing manifold applications. Manufacturers have seen a fourfold gain in the basic dynamic load carrying capacity and a calculated service life extension from a few months to more than three years after replacing ball screws with roller screws.

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What is the Potential for Roller Screws in the Steel Manufacturing Industry?

Within the steel manufacturing industry, roller screws are utilized in tundish cars for continuous casting applications. Roller screws is one of the most suitable equipment for these applications, as robust roller screw nuts can withstand shock loads and their timing mechanism ensures reliability in harsh environments as well.

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Will Sales of Roller Screws Gain Traction in the Oil & Gas Industry?

In the oil & gas industry, roller screws are primarily utilized for offshore lifting, heavy-loaded valves, pipe tensioning, wireline and downhole tools, and subsea actuations. Use of roller screws in the oil & gas industry provides greater reliability and efficiency along with improved production.

Which Region Offers Lucrative Opportunity for Sales of Roller Screws?

With an absolute dollar opportunity of around US$ 141.1 Mn, Europe is expected to be the most lucrative market for roller screw suppliers.

The region is well-represented across the entire value chain required for greater application in important industries such as aerospace, automotive, and others.


Country-wise Insights

Why is the U.S. the Most Lucrative Market for Roller Screws?

The market in the U.S. is expected to create an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 34.5 Mn from 2021-2031. The reason behind such massive sales is the presence of highly developed end-use sectors for roller screws. Also, the U.S. has a huge manufacturing base for various end-use sectors that require roller screws.

What is the Potential for Roller Screw Suppliers in China?

The market in China is expected to surge at nearly 8.2% CAGR over the forecast period, as there are numerous local players present in the country. Chinese roller screw manufacturers and distributors provide these at very low cost as compared to global market players.

The country is expected to create an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 14.24 Mn over the next ten years.

Why is Demand for Roller Screws Rising in the U.K.?

Demand for roller screws in the U.K is expected to rise at around 5.8% CAGR over the forecast period. The U.K., along with other European countries, has a majority of manufacturers in the automotive and aerospace industry, which require roller screw technologies.

The U.K. market is expected to create an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 20.5 Mn over the next ten years.

Category-wise Insights      

Which Type of Roller Screw Drives Most Demand?

Market value share of standard roller screws is nearly 71.6% of the global market.

A standard planetary roller screw is a low friction and a precision screw type actuator, and commonly incorporated into motion and positioning of the systems in various industrial applications.

Which End-use Industry Holds Higher Sales Share of Roller Screws?

Automotive and aerospace are major applications that account for 47.3% of market share globally, as the need for high-performance roller screw technology and customized roller screws for increasing efficiency of vehicle control sub systems and flight control is high.

Competitive Landscape

The market for roller screws is a consolidated space with the top players holding nearly 65% to 75% share of the global market. Market participants are vying to expand their geographical footprints and are working closely with end users.

Key strategies include innovation, collaborations with other players, partnerships, strategic alliances, and strengthening of regional and global distribution networks.

Roller Screw Industry Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • The Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Oceania
  • Turkey
  • South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • Product Type
  • End-use Industry
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Creative Motion Control
  • Rollvis SA
  • Kugel Motion Limited
  • Nook Industries Inc.
  • Moog Inc.
  • Power Jacks Limited
  • August Steinmeyer GmbH & Co KG
  • Schaeffler AG
  • Bosch Rexroth Group


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Key Segments Covered in Roller Screw Industry Survey

By Product Type

  • Standard Roller Screws
  • Recirculating Roller Screws
  • Inverted Roller Screws
  • Bearing Rings

By End-use Industry

  • Roller Screws for Oil & Gas
  • Roller Screws for Aerospace
  • Roller Screws for Automotive
  • Roller Screws for Steel Manufacturing
  • Others

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- FAQs -

The global roller screw market is currently valued at around US$ 233.4 Mn.

Requirement for higher efficiency in flight control and vehicle control sub systems in the automotive and aerospace sector is driving demand for roller screws.

From 2012 to 2020, demand for roller screws increased at a CAGR of 4.8%.

Sales of roller screws are projected to increase at 5.7% CAGR and be valued at US$ 457.5 Mn by 2031.

Top 5 roller screw manufacturers account for around 65% market share.

Germany holds around 28.2% share in the European market for roller screws.

The U.S., Germany, U.K., France, and China are the major demand centers for roller screws.

China, Japan, the U.S., U.K., and the ASEAN region are key producers of roller screws.

Germany, the U.S., France, India, China, and U.K. are key exporting countries of roller screws.

Japan and South Korea together hold around 1.2% share in the global market for roller screws.


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