Horizontal Machine Center Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Axis Type (3 Axis, 4 Axis, 5 Axis), By Application (Complex Part Manufacturing, Slot Cutting, Others), By End-User (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Construction, Energy & Power, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Dec 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061616363
  • Pages : 145

The horizontal machine center market is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period.

Horizontal machine centers are a type of machining equipment that is used in metalworking and manufacturing processes. They are intended to perform various operations on workpieces such as milling, drilling, tapping, and cutting all of which form part of complex & precision manufacturing processes. These machine centers help to increase productivity and reduce machining time. They are also known for their high rigidity, which allows them to handle heavy cutting loads while maintaining precision during operations. Automotive and aircraft manufacturing plant establishments coupled with high-performance benefits provided by such machine centers are driving the expansion of the horizontal machine center industry.

Market Drivers

  • The establishment of aircraft manufacturing plants fuels the horizontal machine center market growth.

The aerospace industry requires high-precision components for aircraft production, and horizontal machine centers are well-suited for manufacturing complex and precise shapes components for aircraft. Favorable investments in aircraft manufacturing plants are anticipated to increase the adoption of horizontal machine centers thereby augmenting the overall market growth. Therefore, in October 2023, Beta Technologies established a manufacturing facility at Vermont's Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport. The factory could produce 300 aircraft per year.

  • Bolstering growth in automotive manufacturing drives the horizontal machine center market growth.

The establishment of new automotive manufacturing plants is critical to the expansion of the horizontal machine center market. It can be used in the manufacturing of a variety of automotive parts, including engine manufacturing, transmission manufacturing, and production of chassis and suspension parts. Due to their versatility, they are an appealing option for automotive manufacturers which increases the adoption of horizontal machine centers. For instance, in October 2023, PIF and Hyundai Motor Company signed a joint venture contract to build a new automotive manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, in September 2022, Continental opened its new state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility in Texas. The new establishment marks the beginning of the company’s autonomous business area.

  • Multi-axis machining capabilities drive the horizontal machine center market growth.

Horizontal machine centers frequently come with multi-axis capabilities, allowing for the simultaneous machining of complex parts from different perspectives. This capability is especially useful in industries such as aerospace and defence, where complex components with complex shapes are manufactured. Due to these multi-axis capabilities, horizontal machine centers are growing significantly. For instance, DMG MORI provides the DMU 40 with 5-axis simultaneous machining at an outstanding price and performance ratio. It has an inline spindle that spins at 12,000 rpm, a tool magazine with 24 slots, and an integrated 5-axis swivel rotary table.

Asia Pacific is expected to show significant growth.

Asia Pacific is expected to account for a major share of the horizontal machine center market due to the establishment of new aircraft and automotive manufacturing plants. For instance, in November 2023, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of Karnataka to expand its existing operations in the state through new investments of approximately INR 3,300 crores. This includes the establishment of a new manufacturing plant. In November 2023, Polestar announced to expand its manufacturing footprint by establishing a production plant in South Korea which will begin production in 2025. Additionally, in March 2022, Hyundai Motor Company opened its first factory in Indonesia which also marked the company's first manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia.

Market Restraints

  • High costs will restrain the growth of the horizontal machine center market growth.

The high cost of horizontal machine centers is a significant challenge for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Customers are frequently concerned with cost-effectiveness, which leads to price sensitivity. This can limit the adoption of the horizontal machine center industry.

Market Development

  • February 2021- Heller launched the fourth generation of the H series horizontal machining technology. The 4-axis horizontal machining centers offer numerous advantages over the previous generation and distinguish themselves even more from other machines. These provide shorter idle times, improved milling performance, decreased service times, as well as more flexible customization to customer requirements.

Company Products

  • KIWA KH-4100KAI- The KIWA KH-4100kai from Methods Machine is a high-performance horizontal machining center with a full rotary B-axis that can be installed in the same space as a vertical machining center. It saves 45% more floor space than its sibling machine and comes standard with factory pallet automation and full specifications for a wide range of components.
  • HUP Series- The HUP series is a horizontal machining center offered by Ningbo Haitian Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. with a high-rigidity roller guide. It has a contemporary design with an advanced international perspective and a T-shaped machine bed with a hanging box configuration. Its 3-axis high rigidity roller guide achieves the ideal balance of precision and efficiency and can be used for a wide range of rough and finish machining. It offers a maximum spindle speed up to 2500rpm.
  • HC-5000 Horizontal Machine Center-  Mazak Corporation’s HC-5000 Horizontal Machining Center is the ideal solution for high-precision part production. It provides durability, dependability, and long-term accuracy at an unbeatable price-performance ratio and has a range of maximum spindle speeds, ranging from 12,000 rpm (standard) to 15,000 rpm or 20,000 rpm.
  • FH12500SX-I - JTEKT Machinery's FH12500SX-i is a powerful, high-speed horizontal machining center with an enhanced heavy-duty 6,000 RPM gear-driven spindle and 1,620 ft. lbs of torque. With a rapid feed rate of 1,654 rpm and a 3.7-second chip-to-chip tool change time, it is an excellent choice for reducing the cycle times of large components.


  • By Axis Type
    • 3 Axis
    • 4 Axis
    • 5 Axis
  • By Application
    • Complex Part Manufacturing
    • Slot Cutting
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Automotive
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Construction
    • Energy & Power
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Indonesia
      • Others


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Market Opportunities

4.4. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.4.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.4.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.4.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.5. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.6. Forward Proxy


5.1. Introduction

5.2. 3 Axis

5.3. 4 Axis

5.4. 5 Axis


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Complex Part Manufacturing

6.3. Slot Cutting

6.4. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Automotive

7.3. Aerospace & Defense

7.4. Construction

7.5. Energy & Power

7.6. Others


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1.  Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. UK

8.4.3. France

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. South Korea

8.6.4. India

8.6.5. Indonesia

8.6.6. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Market Share Analysis

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations


10.1. Methods Machine

10.2. Ningbo Haitian Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.

10.3. Mazak Corporation

10.4. JTEKT Corporation

10.5. Hurco


10.7. Kitamura Machinery

10.8. Makino Inc. 

Methods Machine

Ningbo Haitian Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.

Mazak Corporation

JTEKT Corporation



Kitamura Machinery

Makino Inc.