Air Brake System Market – Trends Forecast Till 2028

Air Brake System Market by Type (Disc & Drum), Component (Compressor, Governor, Tank, Air Dryer, Foot Valve, Brake Chamber & Slack Adjuster), Rolling Stock, Vehicle Type (Rigid Body, Heavy-Duty, Semi-Trailer & Bus) and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and South America)

Published Date: November, 2021

Base Year Estimate: 2020

Report ID: D-AU-ABSM-410


Number of Pages: 437

Domain: Automotive

Air Brake System Market – Trends Forecast Till 2028

The global air brake system market was valued at USD 4.81 billion in 2018, and is projected to reach USD 6.6 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 4.4% during the forecast period 2021-2028.

The air brake system is a kind of braking mechanism used in huge bulky vehicles. An air brake or a compressed air brake system is a type of friction brake designed for vehicles in which the compressed air is applied on a piston, which further applies pressure to the brake pads, which results in causing the vehicle to stop. It is used in large and heavy vehicles, having multiple trailers and they must be connected to air brake system, such as trucks, trailers, buses and railroad trains.

Growth and expansion in business vehicles and off-highway trucks and the increased production of rail routes and fast trains are some of the factors that have supported long-term expansion for Air Brake System Market.

The air brake System Market incorporates a deep analysis of the impact of COVID-19 lockdown on the income of market pioneers and followers. Since the lockdown was carried out contrastingly in different locales and nations, the effect of the same situation is likewise seen distinctively by districts and segments.

Air Brake System Market Report

Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market of air brake system during the forecast period. It is owing to their largest heavy commercial vehicle production compared to other regions. China is the leading air brake system owing to the higher production of heavy-duty trucks across all heavy trucks type. Rapid growth in industrialization and urbanization in developing countries such as China and India along with rising awareness for vehicle ad driver safety would fuel the demand for the Asia Oceania air brake system market.

Air Brake System Market is segmented into component, brake type, on-highway vehicle type, construction & mining trucks, rolling stock, and region.

On the basis of Component

  • Compressor
  • Governor
  • Storage tank
  • Air dryer
  • Foot valve
  • Brake chamber

On the basis of Brake Type

  • Air disc
  • Air drum

On the basis of On-Highway Vehicle Type  

  • Rigid Body
  • Heavy-duty Truck
  • Semi-trailer
  • Bus

On the basis of Construction & Mining Trucks

  • Compressor
  • Governor
  • Storage Tank
  • Air Dryer
  • Foot Valve
  • Brake Chamber
  • Slake Adjuster

On the basis of Rolling Stock

  • Compressor
  • Storage Tank
  • Driver’s Brake Valve
  • Brake Cylinder
  • Brake Pipe

On the basis of Region

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • South America
  • Middle East & Africa

Insights are provided for each region and major countries within the regions

Air Brake System Market Primary Respondents


Key Players

  • Knorr-Bremse
  • Wabco
  • Meritor
  • Haldex
  • ZF
  • Wabtec
  • Nabtesco

Recent Developments

  • In August 2018, Knorr-Bremse introduced 2 new disc brakes, ‘SYNACT and NEXTT”, for future generations of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Compared to its predecessor, SYNACT attains new dimensions of performance and weight. With a stronger but lighter caliper and smooth-running internal mechanics, the full braking torque of 30 kNm remains available even during prolonged braking maneuvers.
  • In September 2018, Wabco established a new joint venture for vehicle control systems with FAW Jiefang Automotive Company to advance the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles in the Chinese market. Under this joint venture, the companies will start the production of Wabco’s advanced MAXXTM single-piston Air Disc Brake (ADB) from 2019.

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Report Scope


Report Feature


Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.4% during the forecasting period, 2021-2026

Historical Data


Forecast Years


Base Year


Units Considered

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2021 to 2026

Report Segmentation

material type, end use, implementation and geography

Report Attribute

Market Revenue Sizing (Global, Regional and Country Level) Company Share Analysis, Market Dynamics, Company Profiling

Regional Level Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East and Africa

Country Level Scope

U.S., Japan, Germany, U.K., China, India, Brazil, UAE, South Africa (50+ Countries Across the Globe)

Companies Profiled

Knorr-Bremse, Wabco , Meritor, Haldex , ZF , Wabtec and Nabtesco.

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