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Automotive Castings - Global Strategic Business Report

  • Published: February 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 100 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc

This report analyzes the Indian Market for Automotive Castings in Metric Tons by the following Product Segments - Spheroidal Graphite Iron, and Gray Iron.

The report also analyzes the market by the following End-Use Applications - Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles.

Annual forecasts are provided for for the period 2006 through 2015.

The report profiles 26 companies including many key and niche players such as

- Accuride Corporation
- Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.
- AmeriCast Technologies Inc.
- Amtek Auto Limited
- Bodine Aluminum Inc.
- Citation Corporation
- Dana Holding Corporation
- Dynacast Inc.
- Endurance Group
- Federal-Mogul Corporation
- Gibbs Die Casting Aluminum Co.
- Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc.
- Intercast and Forge Pty Ltd.
- Kubota Corp
- Meridian Technologies Inc.
- Nelcast Ltd.
- Park-Ohio Industries Inc.
- Precision Castparts Corporation
- Precision Metalsmiths Inc.
- Rico Auto Industries Ltd.
- Ryobi Ltd.
- Ryobi Die Casting (USA) Inc.
- Sakthi Auto Component Limited
- Superior Industries International READ MORE >

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
1. Gray Iron Castings I-4
2. Ductile/Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings I-4

II. AN INDIAN MARKET REPORT

1. OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN AUTOMOTIVE CASTINGS INDUSTRY II-1
India - The New Cast Metals Hub II-1
Current and Future Market Analysis II-1
Ferrous Automotive Castings by Product Segment II-1
Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings by End-Use Application II-1
Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings by Component II-2
Gray Iron Castings by End-Use Applications II-2
Market Overview II-2
Table 1: Indian Castings Market (2003-2007): Production in
Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Castings Exports from India II-3
Classification of Metal Casting Facilities in India II-3
Table 2: Indian Metal Castings Industry (2008): Percentage
Breakdown of Exports by Type of Foundry for Large Scale,
Medium Scale, and Small Scale (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-4
Market Growth Drivers II-4
US Economic Slowdown Influencing Indian Foundry Market II-4

2. OVERVIEW OF THE GLOBAL MARKET II-5
Market Outlook II-5
Growing Demand for Added Features and Reduced Weight in
Automobiles II-5
Aluminum Die-Castings Market to Show Significant Growth II-5
Growing Opportunities for Magnesium Die Casting II-6
Industry Restraining Factors II-6
Market Trends & Issues II-7
Global Slowdown Hits Automotive Castings Industry II-7
Developing Nations Rescue Automotive Industry II-7
Innovative Applications Spur Demand for Castings II-7
Rising Cooperation Among Leading Global Metal Casters II-7
Shift Towards Developing Nations II-7
Asia Pacific - A Major Player in Automotive Castings II-8
Production Capacity to Decline II-8
Competitive Landscape II-8
China Dominates Metal Castings Production II-9
Table 3: World Metal Casting Market (2009): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production by Geographic Region for China,
Europe, US, India, Japan and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-9

3. FOCUS ON SELECT REGIONAL MARKETS WORLDWIDE II-10
North American Market Overview II-10
Fabricators and Die-Casters to Expand Magnesium Usage II-10
The United States Market Overview II-10
Increasing Usage of Aluminum Castings by the US Automobile
Industry II-11
Non-Ferrous Metal Foundries II-11
Japanese Market Overview II-11
European Market Analysis II-12
Escalating Demand for Magnesium Die-Castings II-12
Western Europe Under the Impact of Financial Slowdown II-12
Automotive Industry Drives German Castings Market II-13
Recession Adversely Impacts UK Automotive Castings Market II-13
Italy - A Leading Supplier of Automotive Castings II-13
Spain - Largest Exporter of Castings in EU II-14
Rest of Europe Market Analysis II-14
Asia-Pacific Market Overview II-15
China: A Key Market for Automotive Castings II-15
Factors Affecting Chinese Metal Casting Industry II-15
Latin American Castings Market II-15
Brazil and Mexico - Leading Latin American Automotive
Castings Markets II-15
Mexico Metal Casting Industry II-16

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-17
Castings - A Preface II-17
Automotive Castings II-17
Casting Process II-17
Major Metal Casting Processes II-17
Conventional Molding II-17
Precision Molding II-18
Semi-Precision Molding II-18
Chemically Bonded Self-Setting Sand Molding II-18
Innovative Molding II-18

5. PROCESS OVERVIEW II-19
Sand Molding II-19
Green Sand Molding II-19
Skin Dried Molding II-19
Floor and Pit Molding II-19
Dry Sand Molding II-20
Chemical Setting Systems II-20
Precision Molding II-20
Permanent Mold Casting II-20
Cosworth Process II-21
Investment Casting II-21
Semi-Precision Molding II-22
Shell Mold Casting II-22
Plaster Mold Casting II-22
Ceramic Mold Casting II-22
Centrifugal Casting II-22
The V-Process II-23
Innovative Molding II-23
Daimler-Benz Innovates New Casting Process II-23
FM Process II-23
Squeeze Casting II-23
Rheocasting and Thixomolding II-24
Steel II-24
Iron II-25
Die Casting II-25
Benefits of Die-casting II-25
Casting Procedure II-25

6. TYPES OF AUTOMOTIVE CASTINGS II-26
Ferrous Castings II-26
Gray Iron Castings II-26
Malleable Iron Castings II-26
Ductile/Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings II-26
Steel Castings II-27
Nonferrous Castings II-27
Aluminum Castings II-27
Aluminum Castings Gain Prominence in Automobile Industry II-27
Major Benefits II-28

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-29
Yamaha Motor Develops New CF Magnesium Die-Casting Technology II-29
Delphi Develops Delphi K-Alloy II-29
Researchers Develop New Lightweight Magnesium Alloy Casting
Method II-29

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-30
Cerion Acquires Contech II-30
DISA Group Merges with Wheelabrator Group II-30
Compass Takes Over Citations Aluminum Die Machining and
Casting Operations II-30
Fata Automation Purchases IP Rights of Fata Aluminium II-31
Citation Takes Over Foseco-Morval II-31
Georg Fischer Divests Casting Facility to Bavaria
Industriekapital II-31
Neenah Enterprises to Shut Down Gregg Industries II-31
Alcoa to Divest Wheels Casting Business II-32
Superior Industries to Shut Down Wheel Casting Unit II-32
West Irving Die Casting to Shut Down Operations II-32
Citation Bags Contract from Akebono II-32
Monomoy Acquires Ferrous Metal Caster Kurdziel Industries II-32
A1 Metallics to Take Over Frazer Hi tech Metals II-33
AmeriCast Takes Over A.G. Anderson II-33
CONTECH Acquires Three Companies II-33
Sanmar Acquires Matrix Metals II-34
Orlandofin Acquires Swedish Automotive Castings II-34
ACE Acquires Feramo Metallum International II-34
United Foundries Takes Over Major Stake in Alexandria
Automotive Casting and Amreya Metal Company II-34
Dynacast Purchases FisherCast Globals Assets II-35
Aisin Seiki to Establish Diecasting Production Facility II-35
Grainger and Worrall Opens New Manufacturing Plant II-35
Casting Technologies to Expand II-36
Endurance Technologies Takes Over Fondalmec II-36
Monomoy Capital Partners Takes Over Alcoa Automotive Castings II-36
Hidria Rotomatika Buys Die-Casting Operations II-36
Diversified Machine Buys Aluminum Casting & Engineering II-37
Amtek Auto Buys Triplex-Ketlon Group II-37
Meridian Technologies to Merge with TMG International II-37
Amtek Auto Acquires JLF’s Witham Facility II-38
Sakthi Auto Component Buys Intermet Europe II-38
Compass Automotive Group Acquires Alcoas Automotive Castings
Business II-38
Dynacast Acquires Techmire II-39
Bavariaring 0906 Takes Over Teksid Deutschland and TK
Aluminum France II-39
Fiat Powertrain Technologies Buys Teksid Aluminum II-39
Harvey Industries Purchases Hayes Lemmerz International - Wabash II-39
Ashok Leyland Forms Joint Venture with Alteams of Finland II-39
Contech Bags Contract from American Axle & Manufacturing II-40
Norsk Hydro Sells Automotive Castings Business to Nemak II-40

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-41
Accuride Corporation (US) II-41
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-41
AmeriCast Technologies, Inc. (US) II-41
Amtek Auto Limited (India) II-41
Bodine Aluminum, Inc. (US) II-42
Citation Corporation (US) II-42
Dana Holding Corporation (US) II-42
Dynacast, Inc. (US) II-43
Endurance Group (India) II-43
Federal-Mogul Corporation (US) II-43
Gibbs Die Casting Aluminum Co. (US) II-43
Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. (US) II-44
Intercast and Forge Pty Ltd (Australia) II-44
Kubota Corp (Japan) II-44
Meridian Technologies, Inc. (US) II-44
Nelcast Ltd. (India) II-45
Park-Ohio Industries, Inc. (US) II-45
Precision Castparts Corporation (US) II-45
Precision Metalsmiths, Inc. (US) II-45
Rico Auto Industries Ltd. (India) II-46
Ryobi Ltd (Japan) II-46
Ryobi Die Casting (USA) Inc. (US) II-47
Sakthi Auto Component Limited (India) II-47
Superior Industries International, Inc. (US) II-47
ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc. (US) II-47

10. INDIAN MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-48
Table 4: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ferrous Automotive Castings by Product Segment - Spheroidal
Graphite Iron Castings and Gray Iron Castings Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 5: Indian 10-Year Perspective for Ferrous Automotive
Castings by Product Segment- Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings and Gray
Iron Castings Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 II-48

Table 6: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ferrous Automotive Castings by End-Use Application - Light
Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles,
Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 7: Indian 10-Year Perspective for Ferrous Automotive
Castings by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium &
Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and
Utility Vehicles Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 8: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Spheroidal Graphite Iron Automotive Castings by End-Use
Application - Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy
Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility
Vehicles Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 9: Indian 10-Year Perspective for Spheroidal Graphite
Iron Automotive Castings by End-Use Application - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Light Commercial Vehicles,
Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors,
and Utility Vehicles Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 10: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Spheroidal Graphite Iron Automotive Castings by Component -
Brake Spider, Differential Carrier, Differential Case, Gear
Box, Wheel Hub, and Other Components Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 11: Indian 10-Year Perspective for Spheroidal Graphite
Iron Automotive Castings by Component- Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Brake Spider, Differential Carrier,
Differential Case, Gear Box, Wheel Hub, and Other Components
Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 12: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Gray Iron Automotive Castings by End-Use Application - Light
Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles,
Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 13: Indian 10-Year Perspective for Gray Iron Automotive
Castings by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium &
Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and
Utility Vehicles Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 26

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Region/Country Players
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Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 26
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