Automotive Heat Shield Market: Snapshot

The growth of the worldwide automotive heat shield market is complementary to the global production of automobiles as it is one of the essential components in a vehicle. Therefore, any increase in vehicle production has a direct impact on the demand for automotive heat shields. The automotive heat shields market offers considerable scope for growth in the coming years, especially in the emerging economies of Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW).

In terms of revenue, the global automotive heat shield market was valued at US$11.4 bn in 2015 and is expected to reach US$25.3 bn by 2024, expanding at a strong CAGR of 9.7% therein.

Flexible Heat Shields Outperforming Conventional Variants

On the basis of product, the automotive heat shield market is categorized into thermal and heat shield sleeving, exhaust and header wraps, turbo heat shields, heat shield and thermal barriers, exhaust heat shield insulation, spark plug boot heat shields, and others. Exhaust heat shield insulation held the leading share in terms of revenue in 2015, accounting for over 21% of the global market.

By type, rigid heat shield held the largest market share in the global automotive heat shield market, closely followed by flexible shields. Rigid heat shields provide superior thermal protection and serves as a barrier against track debris and stone impingement. Such shields are made of solid steel and aluminum and can be easily fitted with grommets and rivets. Owing to their inherent property, flexible heat shields surpass other conventional shields in terms of performance. Textile heat shields, on the other hand, form the most attractive market segment among other types.

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Gradual Economic Recovery of North America Resulting in Increased Demand for Automotive Heat Shields

The global automotive heat shield market is dominated by Asia Pacific in terms of revenue. The market has witnessed substantial growth over the years owing to the increasing demand for vehicles, brought on by rapid growth and industrialization in countries such as India, China, and Japan. India and China are the most populated countries in the world, which, coupled with the growing disposable income, has driven the demand for and production of vehicles in these countries. This, in turn, impacts the demand for automotive heat shields.

The past decade has been challenging for the automotive sector in North America. The rise in fuel prices and input costs resulted in the significant reduction in demand for automobiles in the region. Moreover, globalization and heavy competition led to the deprecation of automobile prices, thereby leading to a lower demand for heat shields.

However, given the gradual improvement in the economy of North America over a period of time, the demand for automobiles has grown considerably, bolstering the growth of the automotive heat shields market in the region. Increasing private equity investments in companies manufacturing automotive heat shield has also led to the expansion of automotive heat shield business and manufacturing facilities in Canada and Mexico.

The Rest of the World presents significant growth potential for the automotive heat shield market, considering the rapidly growing economies and the large-scale development of the automotive sector in various countries.

Some of the leading vendors in the automotive heat shield market are Federal-Mogul Holding Corporation (U.S.), Autoneum Holding AG (Switzerland), Dana Holding Corporation (U.S.), Lydall Inc. (U.S.), UGN Inc. (U.S.), Happich GmbH (Germany), Elringklinger AG (Germany), and Progress-WerkOberkirch AG (Germany).

Automotive Heat Shield Market: Overview

A vehicles internal combustion engine generates a large amount of heat which can damage the vehicles other components and body work. Moreover heat shields can even increase a vehicles performance by reducing the engine’s temperature. Thus automotive heat shield finds a major application in a vehicle and forms an integral part of a vehicle. In the automotive heat shields, it is essential for all companies to adhere to the safety standards and regulations set up by the governments of their respective countries. Superior quality of products ensures long term business profitability through increased customer satisfaction. Adherence to the quality standards also creates goodwill and a positive brand image of the company.

Automotive Heat Shield Market: Trends and Opportunities

Factors such as advent of new segment of vehicles (electric and hybrid vehicles) and increasing production of vehicles is mainly driving the growth of automotive heat shield market. The growth of automotive heat shield is complementary to automobile production as it is one of the essential components in a vehicle. Therefore, due to increase in vehicle production; the demand for automotive heat shields is increasing at a considerable rate.

Due to the advancement of technology, automotive heat shield manufacturers have been able to bring innovation to their products. Integration and customization of heat shields with advanced technologies has been able to ensure new and innovative heat shielding components for hybrid and electric vehicles. Such new segment of vehicles is going to be largely preferred by the consumers in the coming years because of their eco-friendly, fuel-efficiency and other features. Moreover, the advancement of automotive heat shield technology in standard vehicles such as application of heat shield components inside the vehicle (dashboard and under-carpet area), to prevent heat combustion of engine and air-conditioning unit, has made a positive impact on the overall automobile sector.

Automotive Heat Shield Market: Regional Outlook

With increasing number of automotive sales across the globe, there is immense scope and opportunities for the automotive heat shield market. There has been significant rise in the sales growth of automotive based in Asia Pacific mainly in India and China. In the coming years, Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the market for automotive heat shields. India, China, and Japan have seen huge industrialization in recent times because of the availability of good natural and human resources. Cheap source of labor, availability of raw materials, good transportation network, and investor-friendly industrial policies are some of the vital factors encouraging global companies to set up industries in these countries of the Asia Pacific region. This in turn is expected to encourage the rise in application of automotive heat shield market in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific.

The automotive heat shield market in Rest of the World (RoW) is expected to gain momentum in the next few years. Positive growth in the economies of developing countries coupled with increasing purchasing power of the people are the key factors expected to drive the sales volume of automobiles, thus fueling the growth of automotive heat shields in the emerging markets further. Moreover, a small percentage of hybrid and electric vehicles are already available in the market. The percentage is expected to grow in the coming years because of their eco-friendly use and efficiency. Therefore, with the rise in the number of hybrid and electric vehicles in the automobile market, the application and market for automotive heat shield is set to flourish in the coming years. Electric vehicles can operate efficiently without overheating as compared to hybrid vehicles. However, electric vehicles can run only for a limited distance. Therefore, the penetration of heat shields is much less in electric vehicles than the hybrid ones.

Automotive Heat Shield Market: Scope of the Study

This market research study analyzes the global automotive heat shield market and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD Million) 2015 to 2024. It emphasizes on the drivers and restraints responsible for the growth of the industry and examines their impact during the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. Moreover, it recognizes the important opportunities for the market expansion in the upcoming years.

Automotive Heat Shield Market: Key Players

The report offers company market share analysis of key industry participants. Major players have been profiled on the basis of company overview, financial overview, business strategies and key developments. Leading market players profiled in this report are Federal-Mogul Holding Corporation (U.S.),Autoneum Holding AG (Switzerland), Dana Holding Corporation (U.S.), Lydall Inc.(U.S.),UGN Inc (U.S.), Happich GmbH (Germany), Elringklinger AG (Germany) and Progress-WerkOberkirch AG (Germany).