An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Automotive Coolant After Market
This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Automotive Coolant After market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Automotive Coolant After market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.
Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Outlook & Key Findings
- Automotive coolant aftermarket is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.0% through the forecast period 2020-2030
- Sales through independent garages continue to account for a significant chunk of overall revenues
- The pervasiveness of car rental businesses is accelerating maintenance and coolant replacement/ top up, creating new growth avenues
- Brand awareness activities through event sponsorships, licensing agreements, and tele-commercials key marketing strategy
Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis
The aftermarket for automotive coolants is witnessing high growth in North America with leading coolant manufacturers like BASF undertaking huge capital investments at production sites in the region. For instance, BASF’s plant in Cincinnati manufactures coolant for on-road as well as off-road vehicles.
For the aftermarket, BASF is also partnering with Old World Industries (OWI), a top coolant supplier in North America in order to leverage its distribution channels.
Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Trends
Coolant manufacturers are trying to keep up with the latest developments and changing preferences of end-users. From being cost-effective, to getting the most optimal results, companies are now paying close attention to the quality of coolants being manufactured. Some key focus areas for manufacturers are,
- Reduction of greenhouse emissions and carbon footprint will be the key imperative
- Higher production of coolants with lower oil content and more synthetic additives
- Extremely low pricing is proving to be detrimental to the overall automotive coolant aftermarket as it incurs huge losses in terms of high value equipment
- Reusability of the coolant for maximum ROI is being explored
- Customization is an upcoming trend in the coolant aftermarket. This is more so after the proliferation of trends in EVs and specialty vehicles
For instance, GS Saltex, a South Korean oil refiner has technical auditors who regularly check on the quality of coolants being manufactured for high performance and overall efficiency. Similarly, Lube Technologies in India has converted many of its erstwhile coolant products to a water soluble technology. This has helped the company significantly lower its costs.
Organic and Inorganic Coolant Formulations Remain Highly Preferred
Organic and inorganic coolants account for an equal share in terms of sales in the global automotive aftermarket. Elongated drain cycles and few incidences of top-up are usually preferred from an end-user perspective.
For older cars, usually inorganic additive technology based coolants are utilized which have shorter drain cycles when compared with hybrid or organic acid based technology coolants. These coolants are green and usually comprise of ethylene glycol with phosphates and silicates to prevent corrosion. These rank lower in terms of efficiency.
Organic acid technology coolants are made from propylene glycol and are orange coloured. They are designed for the newer models of cars such as Saab, VW and GM. Usually they have additives to give extra protection to car parts.
Hybrid technology which is gaining popularity among European cars is a combination of organic and inorganic technologies. They are usually available in a range of colours.
Off-Road Vehicle Fleets to Account for One-Fifth Demand for Automotive Coolant
The extended operation cycles, heavy duty mode of work and vehicle performance of off-road vehicles is largely dependent on consumables such as fuel, oil, coolants and other lubricants.
Single time flush-out or top-up requirement in such vehicles is large when compared to other vehicles. Customers for these vehicle segment are price-sensitive as most of the replacement takes place at independent garages.
In countries such as North America and Europe, the trend of cross-country driving is boosting the uptake of off-road vehicles such as heavy-duty trucks, jeeps and SUVs. Rough terrain also causes engine over-heating problems.
For off-road vehicles, traditional water-based coolants create excessive steam and often lead to engine over-heating. Special waterless coolants eliminate problems associated with water-based coolants and increase reliability and engine life. Owing to this factor, coolants for off-road vehicles account for nearly one-fifth demand in the overall market.
Automotive Coolant Aftermarket – Record Rise in Car Sales in BRICS to Drive Demand for Coolants
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) account for one-third of global car sales annually. Over the last decade (2009-2019), global passenger car sales witnessed a compound average growth of about 2.6% whereas BRICS witnessing a CAGR of 5.6% for the same period.
The automotive aftermarket in BRICS is largely dependent upon company-owned or company-franchised service stations. The launch of vehicle specific and function specific coolants, makes BRICS a highly conducive region for the coolant market.
In India and China, coolant technology is proliferating as these regions are key automotive hubs. In India, S-CCI, a regional powerhouse is planning to set up two new plants in Gujrat and Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Specialty Chemicals for production of engine coolants and brake fluids. S-CCI continues to be a major supplier of coolant to Hindustan Motors, Ford and Renault.
Following BRICS is the North American aftermarket for coolants. The high production of extended cabs with large capacity engines is one of the primal factors boosting market growth. The consumer base in North America is largely inclined towards the use of off-road vehicles such as SUVs and trucks for their capabilities and tractions in adversarial weather conditions.
In North America, BASF has recently launched its pioneering coolant technology Glysantin with three-fold engine protection such as rust, heating and frost. BASF will primarily focus on supplying OEMs.
Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Manufacturers – Budget, High Performance and Sustainability to Remain Players’ USP
High performance and low-budget coolants are here to stay. Sales of coolant variants are also dependent on the region in which they operate. For instance, cars manufactured in Asia have heat transfer issues. Thus coolants with phosphates and carboxylates are playing a big role in anti-corrosive technology. These top brands are introducing coolants for different types of vehicles:
- EVANS high performance waterless engine coolant helps to drastically cut corrosion thus reducing overall cost on vehicle maintenance. The coolant is changed less frequently and is ideal for heavy duty vehicles vintage V8 engines and four cylinder vehicles
- ProLine’s antifreeze coolant provides excellent value proposition as it is highly concentrated and users have to make it using one-part water and one part solution. This also makes the coolant relatively more inexpensive
- Recochem’s OEM pink antifreeze has been specially designed for car fleets belonging to Toyota and Lexus. Whilst it is more expensive than other coolants, it’s an affordable aftermarket coolant for Scion and Lexus models. The OAT-certified coolant has a life of 5 years or 150,000 miles
- Zerex’s green antifreeze coolant ranks high on the sustainability index as it is an inorganic, additive green coloured coolant. It protects car parts from rust and is highly suitable for vintage and older vehicles
Automotive Coolant Aftermarket – Reciprocal Licensing and Nanofluids to Forge a Strategic Path Ahead
Very recently, the automotive coolant aftermarket has generated profound interest in the use of glycerin and 1,3 propanediol (PDO) as fluids for the base of the coolant. Glycerin, a by-product of biodiesel is being considered for usage in coolants. Whether it will compete with ethylene glycol remains to be seen.
Since its viscosity index is high, its usage is subject to speculation as it may require prior dilution. PDO is an isomer of propylene glycol. As its sourcing is natural, it is likely to give some competition to propylene glycol in terms of pricing. Environmentally, PDO has less toxicity, better anti-corrosive properties and improved heat stability thus making it highly suitable for trucks and off-road vehicles.
Other than this, the future outlook for automotive coolant aftermarket looks huge with manufacturers entering into mutually beneficial licensing agreements. This will allow them to reciprocally use each other’s coolant technology and coming out with state-of-the-art coolant technology that can be a part of the global product portfolio.
Research is also being carried out on ethylene glycol based nanofluids comprising of titanium dioxide, copper oxide and aluminum oxide. Purported to enhance thermophysical properties of the coolant, nanofluids have immense potential in a wide range of applications such as computers cooling, vehicle cooling, electronics cooling and transformer cooling.
The use of nanofluids would pave way for better positioned and smaller sized radiators leading to a reduction of 10% in the frontal area of the radiators. This would lead to fuel savings upto 5% and a substantial reduction in emissions.
Future Market Insights published its recent report on the global automotive coolant aftermarket, which comprises of the global industry analysis for 2015-2019 & opportunity assessment for 2020-2030. It includes a comprehensive assessment of relevant and related market dynamics. After conducting a complete analysis on the historical as well as current growth prospective of the automotive coolant aftermarket, the growth predictions for the market are obtained with maximum accuracy.
The global automotive coolant aftermarket is segmented into four segments in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to the reader.
Chapter 01 – Executive Summary
The report begins with the executive summary of the automotive coolant aftermarket market, which includes a summary of the key findings and statistics. It also includes the market value (~US$ million) estimates of prime segments of the automotive coolant aftermarket.
Chapter 02 – Market Overview
Readers can find detailed taxonomy and definitions for the automotive coolant aftermarket in this chapter, which will help them understand basic information about the automotive coolant aftermarket. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help readers understand the scope of the automotive coolant aftermarket market.
Chapter 03 – Key Market Trends
The automotive coolant aftermarket report provides the key market trends and developments that are expected to significantly impact the market growth during the forecast period.
Chapter 04 – Key Success Factors
The automotive coolant aftermarket report provides key market factors that are expected to support the market growth over the forecast period. This section includes the factors that have emerged as key successful factors and strategies adopted by key market participants.
Chapter 05 – Global Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Volume (‘000 Tons) Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This section explains the global market volume analysis for the historical period and forecast for next ten years for the automotive coolant aftermarket. Readers can also find Y-o-Y trend analysis for the forecast period (2020–2030).
Chapter 06 – Global Automotive Coolant Aftermarket - Pricing Analysis
This section provides the pricing analysis for submersible pumps on the basis of various types considered in the report.
Chapter 07 - Global Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Value (US$ Mn) Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This section explains the global market value analysis or market size and forecast for the automotive coolant aftermarket in the forecast period of 2020-2030. Readers can also find the absolute $ opportunity for the current year (2020), and Y-o-Y trend analysis for the forecast period (2020–2030).
Chapter 08 – Market Background
This chapter explains key macro-economic factors that are expected to influence the growth of the automotive coolant aftermarket over the forecast period. This section also covers COVID-19 Impact assessment for the global market. Along with the macroeconomic factors, this section also highlights the value chain and forecast factors for the coolant aftermarket. Moreover, in-depth information about the market dynamics and their impact analysis on the market have been provided in the successive section.
Chapter 09 – Global Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Product Type
Based on product type, the automotive coolant aftermarket is segmented into inorganic, organic, and hybrid. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the automotive coolant aftermarket and market attractiveness analysis based on product type.
Chapter 10 – Global Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Sales Channel
This chapter provides details about the automotive coolant aftermarket on the basis of sales channel – vehicle service stations, independent garages, authorized dealers/ franchise, multi-brand dealers, and online sales.
Chapter 11 – Global Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Vehicle Type
Based on vehicle type, the automotive coolant aftermarket is segmented into on-road vehicle and off-road vehicle. In this chapter, readers can find information about the key trends and developments in the automotive coolant aftermarket and market attractiveness analysis based on the said segment.
Chapter 12 – Global Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030, by Region
This chapter explains how the automotive coolant aftermarket will grow across several geographic regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia Pacific, Japan, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).
Chapter 13 – North America Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter includes detailed analysis of the growth of the automotive coolant aftermarket in North America, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers can also find regional trends, regulations, and market growth based on Sales Channels and countries in North America.
Chapter 14 – Latin America Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter provides the growth scenario of the automotive coolant aftermarket in Latin American countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and the Rest of Latin America. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.
Chapter 15 – Europe Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter provides the growth scenario of the automotive coolant aftermarket in the Europe region with detailed country level analysis of Germany, the U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and the Rest of Europe.
Chapter 16 – East Asia Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter provides the growth scenario of the automotive coolant aftermarket in South Asian countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.
Chapter 17 – South Asia and Pacific Excluding Oceania Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter provides the growth scenario of the automotive coolant aftermarket in South Asia Pacific countries such as India, China, ASEAN, Oceania and Rest of South Asia Pacific. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.
Chapter 18 – Middle East and Africa (MEA) Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter provides the growth scenario of the automotive coolant aftermarket in countries in Middle East & Africa such as GCC countries, Northern Africa, Turkey, South Africa and the Rest of MEA. Along with this, an assessment of the market across target segments has been provided.
Chapter 19 – Key Countries Automotive Coolant Aftermarket Analysis 2015-2019 & Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter provides the growth scenario and market split for the base year of the automotive coolant aftermarket of 20 key countries by product type, sales channel, and vehicle type.
Chapter 20 – Market Structure Analysis
This section covers market analysis by tier structure for key players at global as well as regional level followed by market share analysis for top players.
Chapter 21 – Competitive Landscape
This chapter includes company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the key market players featured in the report are Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited., Castrol Global Limited (CIL), ExxonMobil Corp., Gulf Oil Lubricants Global Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, India Oil Corporation Limited, Lubz Corporation (Global) Pvt. Ltd., Royal Dutch Shell, CCI Global Pvt. Ltd, Shell Global Markets Private Limited, SINOPEC, ANAND Group, Tide Water Oil Co. (Global) Ltd., Savita -Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., and Valvoline Inc., among others.
Chapter 22– Assumptions and Acronyms
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the automotive coolant aftermarket report.
Chapter 23 – Research Methodology
This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain several conclusions as well as important qualitative and quantitative information about the automotive coolant aftermarket.
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