Automotive Window Regulator Market

Automotive Window Regulator Market: Low Sales and Low Adoption of HCVs Anticipated to Disrupt Market Growth over the Forecast Period: Global Industry Analysis 2012 - 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 - 2027

The Passenger Cars segment is projected to grow at a relatively fast pace in the global market

The Passenger Cars segment gained 40 BPS from 2012 to 2017 and is projected to gain 110 BPS between 2017 and 2027. The segment dominates in comparison to the LCV and HCV segments owing to an increased production of passenger cars. The Passenger Cars segment is projected to create total incremental $ opportunity of more than US$ 5,000 Mn between 2017 and 2027. The segment is expected to account for close to 90% share of the global market absolute $ incremental opportunity and is anticipated to grow 1.5X in terms of value between 2017 and 2027. The Passenger Cars segment is expected to maintain its dominance in the market throughout the forecast period in terms of value. This is mainly attributed to the comparatively high sales of passenger cars especially in the Asia Pacific, Latin America and Eastern Europe regions. The Passenger Cars segment is projected to account for a relatively large share in terms of both value and volume, while the HCV segment will account for a relatively low market value share by 2027.

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Increasing number of vehicle sales and companies shifting from manual to automated window regulators likely to boost the global automotive window regulator market

Factors such as increasing purchasing power of people, advancements in infrastructure and improved consumer sentiments are together driving the demand for vehicles, which in turn increases the demand for automotive window regulators. The automotive industry contributes a healthy percentage of the world’s GDP. More number of OEMs are setting up their manufacturing units across the world. India and China are the prominent markets for car manufacturers owing to increasing population and growing need for personal vehicles. Moreover, many banks and financial institutes are coming up with different loan schemes, making it relatively easy to own a car.

Manufacturers are focussing on producing electric or automated window regulators, owing to the better functionality and efficiency. Furthermore, Corporate Average Fuel Economy and Environmental Protection Agency standards have become relatively stringent and levy heavy fines on automakers who do not reach the standard mpg norms. The aforementioned factors force automakers to develop better automobiles with superior fuel efficiency and reduced emissions. Usage of better alloys with high tensile strength in automotive components is estimated to support the growth of the global automotive window regulator market.

In many countries, governments have banned the import of used cars and increased the tariffs depending on the age of vehicles. For instance, the Poland government progressively increased vehicle tariffs according to the age of the vehicles. The average age of cars in Russia is 10 years, so consumer demand for new cars is comparatively high. The car density in Russia is around 180 and in Poland is around 328. The increase in demand for new vehicles is driving global demand in the automotive window regulator market.

The presence of key automotive manufacturers is another reason fuelling the global market for automotive window regulators during the projected period. For instance, Japan is a technologically advanced and prominent country for automotive manufacturers. The country has a presence of some of the big car manufacturers such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Fuso, Hino, Daihatsu, Mazda and Lexus. Moreover, key window regulator manufacturers such as Shiroki Corporation, Brose, Technico Industries Ltd., Hi-Lex and Grupo Antolin operate in Japan, and this presence of leading automotive manufacturers is boosting the market for automotive window regulators.

Regional analysis of the Passenger Cars segment – a growth of 1.3X in terms of volume likely to be witnessed in the Western Europe automotive window regulator market

The Passenger Cars segment is anticipated to account for about 45% value share of the North America automotive window regulator market in 2017 and is projected to hold the same market share by 2027. The Passenger Cars segment is estimated to account for more than 85% value share of the Latin America automotive window regulator market in 2017 and is projected to grow to nearly 90% by 2027. In Japan, the Passenger Cars segment is expected to account for more than 90% of the regional market by 2027 end while in the MEA regional market, the segment is expected to hold a high market share, owing to growing demand for passenger cars among consumers.  

Report Introduction

It is a common sight in the current automotive world that manual window regulators are being rapidly replaced by automated window regulators and it is anticipated that in the upcoming years automobile manufacturers are likely to provide automated window regulators as an option to customers, laying down a path for manufacturers of window regulators to move into focussed product development. Automobile manufacturers around the globe are increasingly moving towards incorporating more automated features into vehicles. While these features were more or less reserved for luxurious vehicle variants in the past, it has now begun to creep into entry level and mid-level variants owing to reduced prices of the said features and increased sales competition among manufacturers. In a new publication titled “Automotive Window Regulator Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017 – 2027,” we have studied the global automotive window regulator market and have observed that Asia Pacific excluding Japan holds the highest market potential in the global automotive window regulator market. Middle East & Africa will remain the most dormant market throughout the forecast period due to low automotive manufacturing activities in the region. It has been noticed that automated window regulators represent a significant market share at the global level in terms of volume and will be the most preferred product type for automobiles making it an attractive opportunity for manufacturers to invest in the development of automatic window regulators.

A glimpse into some of our key observations

  • Reduction in prices, weight reduction, wider product portfolio and long-term supply relations with key vehicle manufacturers catering to all major types of vehicles is the main strategy of major players to enhance customer base and market share

  • Adoption of automated window regulators in countries of Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa could further benefit players in the market

  • A well-structured and efficient supply chain along with an improved retailing network for automotive window regulators are major growth strategies for reaching out to customers

Report Structure

The report is mainly based on value chain and cost structure analysis and starts with a brief yet descriptive executive summary. Our team has analysed the key trends, drivers and restraints from the supply and demand acuity. Our report includes automotive window regulator market definitions to understand the entire process and its components for market analysis along with the product lifecycle of the automotive window regulator market. It also includes a market comparison between automotive components and automotive window regulator components in terms of value. Furthermore, an estimation over market size and percentile share is provided along with the cost structure analysis. The report also provides key statistics in terms of value pertaining to automotive window regulator components based on the raw material used in their manufacturing. The market has been tracked from the supply side and the demand size has been considered to triangulate the approach. Macroeconomic indicators such as GDP, automobile production, automobile sales, vehicle parc, urbanisation and disposable income have been considered. In the final section of the report, the global automotive window regulator market landscape is included to provide report viewers with a dashboard outlook based on classifications of providers through the value chain, presence in the automotive window regulator product portfolio and key differentiators.

Market Segmentation

Product Type Construction Vehicle Type Region
  • Manual

  • Automated

  • Cable Type

    • Single Rail

    • Double Rail

  • Arm Type

    • Single Arm

    • X-Arm

  • Passenger Cars

  • Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV)

  • APEJ

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Western Europe

  • Eastern Europe

  • Japan

  • MEA

Research Methodology

We have adopted a systematic research approach while inspecting this market. In-depth secondary research is used to ascertain overall market size, top industry players, top products and industry associations. Our analysts have also conducted extensive interviews with industry experts, players, distributors and retailers. We have validated data using the triangulation method, in which secondary, primary and Future Market Insights’ analysis contribute to the final data. In the compilation of the report, the forecasts are conducted in terms of CAGR, while other important criteria such as year-on-year growth and absolute dollar opportunity have also been incorporated presenting the client with deeper market insights and future opportunities likely to emerge in the global automotive window regulator market.