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Automotive Headliner (OE) Market - Snapshot

Automotive headliner is the covering provided on the inside of the vehicle roof. The automotive industry has witnessed a consistent rise in demand for good interior esthetics and hence, automakers have been constantly working to design more comfy and cozy vehicle interiors. OEMs are continuously developing different types of headliner with integral slots for audio system and air vents in order to meet the increased customer demand for cabin comfort and convenience. Headliner substrate can be manufactured from thermoplastics or thermoset according to specific applications. Different types of fabrics are utilized as a laminate material for enhanced esthetics. Automotive headliners are manufactured from cushions and fabrics, as they possess good absorption property of vibration and sound; furthermore, they protect the occupants of the vehicle from injury caused due to direct impact on the roof of the vehicle. Fabric material, currently, holds a considerable share of the automotive headliner (OE) market. Materials such as leather, Miko, and Alcantara are used in premium vehicles for laminating the headliner.

automotive headliner market

Vehicle interior has been a key factor that generates considerable appeal among vehicle owners, as it enhance the comfort and ergonomics of the vehicle. Headliners play a major role in enhancing the esthetic appearance of the vehicle interiors. Changing lifestyle and demand for simple, convenient, and posh interiors are likely to propel the automotive headliner (OE) market at a significant growth rate during the forecast period.

Rise in per capita income in developing economies and increased disposable income have fueled the demand for high-end and luxury cars, which in turn is projected to boost the demand for automotive headliner in the near future. A majority of luxury car owners prefer headliners owing to their elegant appearance, style, and design. Automotive headliners absorb the noise produced on the roof due to air resistance while driving the vehicle, which enhances the demand for automotive headliners in all passenger vehicles. The vibration and sound produced on the roof of the vehicle in rains is also absorbed by the headliner, which isolates the passenger and driver cabin. Almost all vehicles, except a few commercial vehicles, are equipped with automotive headliners.

The global automotive headliner (OE) market has been segmented based on Substrate, Laminating Material, vehicle type, and region. Based on substrate, the market has been segregated into thermoplastics and thermoset. The thermoplastic segment dominates the automotive headliner (OE) market, and it is likely to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Light weighting of components for enhanced fuel efficiency has been a dominating trend; however, there are several advantages offered by thermoplastics for automotive applications such as resistance to heat, wear, sunlight, and fuels and chemicals. This, in turn, is likely to increase the demand for thermoplastics during the forecast period.

Fabric material is widely employed as a laminating material for headliners. Fabric material offers durability. Additionally, it is a stain-resistant carpet material, which offers anti-static and moisture-proof properties. Therefore, the fabric material segment is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period. Rise in sales of premium sedan vehicles and SUVs is anticipated to propel the demand for materials such as leather and Miko.

In terms of vehicle type, the automotive headliner (OE) market has been classified into passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle. Demand for headliner is likely to increase during the forecast period owing to continuous increase in demand for passenger vehicles across the globe. Furthermore, the passenger vehicle segment has been divided into hatchback, sedan, and utility vehicle. Increase in popularity of utility vehicles among the youth population, increased daily commute by working class people from suburban areas near metropolitan cities, carpooling, and increase in purchasing power of consumers are likely to boost the utility vehicle sub-segment, which in turn is driving the automotive headliner (OE) market.

In terms of region, the global automotive headliner (OE) market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Geographical analysis is based on production trends, political reforms, regulation changes, and demand. Asia Pacific dominates the global automotive headliner (OE) market owing to the presence of a prominent automotive industry in China, Japan, India, and South Korea. Asia Pacific is expected to hold more than 39% share of the global market. Rise in vehicle production across the region is anticipated to boost the automotive headliner (OE) market during the forecast period. Increase in demand for premium vehicles and rapid expansion of OEMs in China, India, and South Korea are fuelling the automotive headliner (OE) market in Asia Pacific.

Key players operating in the global automotive headliner (OE) market are expected to benefit from the formation of strategic alliances with other global players. Launch of new models and constant changes in vehicles by the key automakers has been driving the demand for vehicles since the last decade. These players have strong global presence, firm establishments, and diverse product portfolios. Prominent players operating in the global automotive headliner (OE) market include Adient plc. Atlas Roofing Corporation, Grupo Antolin, Harodite Industries, Howa-Tramico, IAC Group, Industrialesud S.p.a., Lear Corporation, Motus Integrated Technologies, Sage Automotive Interiors, SMS Auto Fabrics, Toray Plastics, Inc. Toyota Boshoku Corporation, UGN Inc., and Freudenberg Performance Materials.

Automotive Headliner (OE) Market - Overview

This report analyzes and forecasts the market for automotive headliner at the global and regional level. The market has been forecasted based on revenue (US$ Mn) from 2018 to 2026. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global automotive headliner (OE) market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand for headliner during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities and future scope in the automotive headliner (OE) market at the global and regional level.

The report comprises a detailed value chain analysis, which provides a comprehensive view of the global automotive headliner (OE) market. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis model for the automotive headliner (OE) market has also been included to help understand the competitive landscape in the market. The study encompasses market attractiveness analysis, wherein product is benchmarked based on its market size, growth rate, and general market share.

The study provides a decisive view of the global automotive headliner (OE) market by segmenting it in terms of substrate, laminating material, vehicle type, and geography. These segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends. Regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for headliner in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. The report also covers demand for individual segments in all major countries across all the region.

The study includes profiles of major companies operating in the global automotive headliner (OE) market. Market players have been profiled in terms of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, recent developments, key executive bios, and manufacturing footprint.

The market for headliner is primarily driven by the increased concern about enhancing vehicle cabin appearance and comfort while travelling. Continuous increase in production of passenger vehicles across the globe and rise in sales of premium vehicles are likely to drive the headliner market.

The report provides the estimated market size of headliner for 2017 and forecast for the next nine years. The global market size of headliner has been provided in terms of revenue. Market numbers have been estimated based on substrate, laminating material, vehicle type, and regional segments. Market size and forecast for each substrate, laminating material, and vehicle type have been provided in terms of global and regional/country markets.

In order to compile the research report, we have performed model mapping for vehicles having headliner and conducted in-depth interviews and discussions with a number of key industry participants and opinion leaders. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research. We reviewed key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents for competitive analysis and market understanding. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations, and agencies. This has proven to be the most reliable, effective, and successful approach for obtaining precise market data, capturing industry participants’ insights, and recognizing business opportunities.

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, and SEC filings, internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases, national government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market, National government documents, statistical databases, and market reports, American Automobile Association, European Automobile Manufacturers Association, Automotive Research Association of India, Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobile (OICA), Factiva, etc.

Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews, Linked interviews, and face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate the data and analysis. Primary interviews provide firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, and outlook, etc. These help validate and strengthen secondary research findings. These also help develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding.

The global automotive headliner (OE) market has been segmented as follows:


  • Thermoplastic
  • Thermoset

Laminating Material

  • Fabric
  • Others

Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
    • Hatchback
    • Sedan
    • Utility Vehicle
  • Commercial Vehicle
    • LCV
    • HCV


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America

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Automotive Headliner Market