Automotive Windshield Market Research Valued 18 Billion US$ by 2022: A Comprehensive Automotive Windshield Market Growth by Glass Type (Laminated and Tempered), Material Type (Thermoset and Thermoplastic), Vehicle Type (PCs, LCVs, and HCVs) and Regions

Dublin 2, Ireland, 2018-Jul-11 — The reduction in interest rates of car loans has fueled the demand for more expensive as well as larger vehicles by consumers. As each vehicles needs an automotive windshield, demand for automotive windshield is directly linked to the sales of automotive vehicles. The global market for automotive windshields is expected to exhibit a steady growth in the near future. FactMR’s report discusses key prospects for growth of Global Automotive Windshield Market during the Forecast Period, 2017-2022, offering pragmatic insights to lead market players towards devising & implementing informed strategies.

The scope of the report is to analyze the global automotive windshield market for the period 2017-2022 and give readers an accurate, unbiased analysis. Existing manufacturers, suppliers, and stakeholders in the overall automotive market can benefit from the insights offered in this report. The comprehensive analysis offered in the report can also be of interest to leading automotive journals and trade magazines.

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Automotive windshield protect drivers as well as passengers in vehicles from pollution, dust, sunlight, and wind from entering the vehicle cabin. Windshields are designed for supporting the vehicle structure, and are attached to vehicles by the help of polyurethane adhesives. Safety glass is used for production of automotive windshields, as it resists shattering and minimizes risks of harmful injuries.

The passenger car segment is predicted to be worth largest market valuation by end 2022, and will witness steady growth over the forecast period. The PC segment accounts for a large revenue share by vehicle type in the automotive windshield market and APEJ contributes nearly half. The LCV segment is somewhat less attractive but it still represents a lucrative market opportunity at the end of the forecast period. Key stakeholders would do well to focus on the Europe LCV segment along with APEJ as the former should record a moderate CAGR and will surpass billion-dollar value at the end of the five-year period.

Smaller Potential in HCV Segment of Automotive Windshield Market

The HCV segment is much smaller than either the PC or LCV segment in the Automotive Windshield Market but it would be foolhardy to overlook it entirely in favour of the latter two as it is a market of roughly US$ 1.7 billion in 2017 itself. The fast-growing, dynamic APEJ region is anticipated to account for the largest contribution of a little less than half of global market throughout the forecast period and the APEJ HCV market could touch a billion-dollar value by end 2022 which would be an impressive growth in five years.

Target Glass over Polymer in the Automotive Windshield Market

Key stakeholders are advised to target glass over polymer in the Automotive Windshield Market as it is projected to grow at a steady CAGR. While APEJ is the largest regional contributor, Europe has a similar CAGR and can be attractive for those companies that seek to hedge their bets in the Automotive Windshield Market. The polycarbonate segment in the Automotive Windshield Market is much smaller in comparison and might only push past US$ 1.2 billion by the end of the study period. In the case of polycarbonate, North America may be a strong prospect as the continent is on track to record the highest CAGR.

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The aftermarket channel comprises a dominant revenue share by sales channel segment in the Automotive Windshield Market and it is poised to be worth a little over US$ 11.3 billion in 2022. The OEM channel in stark contrast is estimated to be only slightly above half that in the same year. In both sales channels, APEJ contributes the major share in the Automotive Windshield Market and it is quite likely to retain its commanding position in the medium to long term. Rising aftermarket sales of automotive windshield are indicative of the fact that customization needs of car users are expected to boost the sales of windshields. During the forecast period, OEMs are also expected to boost the quality of their offerings in order to capitalize from sales of luxury cars, which require top-of-class windshields.

Leading players in the global automotive windshield market are Saint-Gobain SA, Vitro, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd., Xinyi Glass Group, Asahi Glass Co., Ltd., Safelite Auto Glass, Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., Racing Shields, Guardian Industries, and Gerber Collision & Glass Inc.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Global Automotive Windshield Market – Executive Summary. 11

Chapter 2. Global Automotive Windshield Market Overview. 13

2.1. Introduction. 13

2.1.1. Global Automotive Windshield Market Taxonomy. 13

2.1.2. Global Automotive Windshield Market Definition. 13

2.2. Global Automotive Windshield Market Size (US$ Mn) and Forecast, 2012-2022. 13

2.2.1. Global Automotive Windshield Market Y-o-Y Growth. 13

2.3. Global Automotive Windshield Market Dynamics. 14

2.3.1. Drivers. 14 Shift Toward Green Technology. 14 Innovations in Technology. 15 The Influence of China. 15

2.3.2. Trends. 15 Adoption of New Mobility Solutions. 15 Focus on Granular Insights – City-wise Analysis will Replace Region-wise Analysis. 16 Rising Complexity Influencing Greater Emphasis on Platformimg. 16 Meeting Emission Guidelines will Gain Prominence. 16

2.4. Supply Chain. 17

2.5. Cost Structure. 17

2.6. Key Participants Market Presence (Intensity Map) By Region. 18

2.7. Competitive Assessment and Technology Trends in Future. 18

Chapter 3. Global Automotive Windshield Market Analysis and Forecast By Vehicle Type. 19

3.1. Global Automotive Windshield Market Size and Forecast By Vehicle Type, 2012-2022. 19

3.1.1. PC Automotive Windshield Market Size and Forecast, 2012-2022. 19 Revenue (US$ Mn) Comparison, By Region. 19 Market Share Comparison, By Region. 21 Y-o-Y growth Comparison, By Region. 21


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