The Automotive Body-In-White Market was valued at USD 78 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 89 billion by 2026 registering a CAGR of 2% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026).
The impact of COVID-19 pandemic has hindered the growth of automotive body-in white market due to shut down of manufacturing facilities and disruption of supply chain across various parts of the world. However, Automotive body in white market is expected to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period due to the increasing production of automobiles such as passenger car, commercial vehicle and electric vehicles.
Automakers are investing in research and development to improve the fuel efficiency of the vehicles by reducing their weight through use of lightweight materials, which is anticipated to drive the growth of market. Apart from this, the body in white is an integral structure for all automobiles and hence, the development of automobile sector will also add to the growth of the global body in white market.
Asia-Pacific region anticipated to have significant growth during forecast period owing to the government initiatives in countries India, China as it will promote manufacturing and contribute to the growth of this market. However, Europe is expected to be the fastest growing region due to the rising demand of electric vehicles in the region.
Key Market Trends
Rise in the Use of Lightweight and Cost-Effective Materials
The conventional metallic materials of body in white (BIW) structural components are getting replaced by light weight materials such as light weight steels, fiber reinforced plastics, and alloys of aluminum and magnesium for all types of vehicles, ranging from commercial trucks to passenger cars and from gasoline powered vehicles to electric vehicles. The primary driving force behind this improvement is the rising demand for fuel efficient vehicles along with the stringent emission and safety regulations.
Stringent emission standards across developing & developed nations are fueling the demand for lightweight vehicle. To further comply with stricter emissions and fuel economy standards automobile manufacturers are focusing towards reducing the overall weight of the car and enhancement of fuel efficiency resulting into growth of body in white (BIW) market. For instance,
- In June 2019, Gestamp (Spain based manufacturer and developer of metal parts) inaugurated a new plant in Nitra (Slovakia) specializing in aluminum. The company invested approximately EUR 130 million for this new facility which intends to serve Jaguar.
- Land Rover (JLR) recently started operations in Slovakia with its focus to develop automotive body-in-white market in region. The plant manufactures several skin panels and structural parts for the body made mainly using aluminum and steel.
Asia-Pacific Region to Exhibit the Highest Growth Rate
The Asia Pacific region is expected to be the largest market for body in white in the world. This market has witnessed rapid year-on-year growth, even with a slowdown in the production of passenger cars; however, the other vehicle segments have been steadily growing, and there is no adverse impact on the market revenue with the increase in the adoption of lightweight solutions.
China has been the major contributor to the Automotive body-in-white market in the Asia-pacific region, with approximately 25 million cars produced every year. It is the largest revenue generator for the market. However, Japan is estimated to be the fastest-growing market with the adoption of strong emission regulations and purchase of electric vehicles with lightweight solutions, which makes the region the largest revenue market for BIW globally.
The Asia-Pacific is also the fastest developing market in automotive robotics, with countries such as India, China, Taiwan, and South Korea evolving as the leaders in this region. Leading vendors, such as ABB and KUKA, are instituting the region as their operation's base. Furthermore, government regulations and funds have empowered projects to improve the infrastructure. These aspects have made the Asia-Pacific the favored automotive manufacturing hub, which will drive the automotive body-in-white market in the future.
The automotive body-in-white market is consolidated and is led by globally and regionally established players such as Thyssenkrupp AG, Gestamp Automicion SA, Benteler International, Magna International Inc and AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd. These companies have strong distribution networks at a global and regional level. In addition, these companies offer an extensive product range in this market.
These companies adopt strategies such as new product developments, collaborations, and contracts & agreements to sustain their market position. For instance,
- In August 2019, Impression Technologies Limited (ITL) entered into a partnership with Fischer Group. Under this partnership, Fischer Group will manufacture body-in-white components using Hot Form Quench (HFQ) for OEMs serving new markets such as electric vehicles.
- In June 2019, Benteler (Austria based provider of automotive and steel products) opened a new plant in Mos, Spain. The company's new plant is part of the automotive division and intended to manufacture rear-axle components for a new platform of PSA (a global automotive manufacturer). Further, the production in Mos will focus on painting, welding, and laser cutting.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
- 1.1 Study Assumptions
- 1.2 Scope of the Study
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4 MARKET DYNAMICS
- 4.1 Market Drivers
- 4.2 Market Restraints
- 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
- 4.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
- 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
- 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
- 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
- 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION
- 5.1 Vehicle Type
- 5.1.1 Passenger Vehicles
- 5.1.2 Commercial Vehicles
- 5.2 Propulsion Type
- 5.2.1 IC Engines
- 5.2.2 Electric Vehicles
- 5.3 Material Type
- 5.3.1 Aluminium
- 5.3.2 Steel
- 5.3.3 Composites
- 5.3.4 Others
- 5.4 Material Joining Technique
- 5.4.1 Welding
- 5.4.2 Clinching
- 5.4.3 Laser Brazing
- 5.4.4 Bonding
- 5.4.5 Others
- 5.5 Geography
- 5.5.1 North America
- 22.214.171.124 United States
- 126.96.36.199 Canada
- 188.8.131.52 Rest of North America
- 5.5.2 Europe
- 184.108.40.206 Germany
- 220.127.116.11 United Kingdom
- 18.104.22.168 France
- 22.214.171.124 Spain
- 126.96.36.199 Rest of Europe
- 5.5.3 Asia-Pacific
- 188.8.131.52 India
- 184.108.40.206 China
- 220.127.116.11 Japan
- 18.104.22.168 South Korea
- 22.214.171.124 Rest of Asia-Pacific
- 5.5.4 Rest of the World
- 126.96.36.199 South America
- 188.8.131.52 Middle-East and Africa
6 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
- 6.1 Vendor Market Share
- 6.2 Company Profiles *
- 6.2.1 Thyssenkrupp AG
- 6.2.2 Tata Steel Limited
- 6.2.3 Kuka AG
- 6.2.4 TECOSIM Group
- 6.2.5 Magna International Inc.
- 6.2.6 ABB Corporation
- 6.2.7 Gestamp Automocion SA
- 6.2.8 Aisin Seiki Co. Limited
- 6.2.9 Dura Automotive Systems
- 6.2.10 Tower International
- 6.2.11 Faraday Future
- 6.2.12 Benteler International
- 6.2.13 Aisin Seiki Co. Limited
7 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS