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Light Vehicle Tyres

  • ID: 227596
  • November 2004
  • 122 Pages
  • Smithers Information Ltd

The tyre industry is the largest single rubber manufacturing industry in the world. The high performance demanded of tyres has led to extensive research and development in this field and constant innovation. This report takes an overview of the latest technology combined with the market situation worldwide.

Three large companiesBridgestone, Goodyear and Michelinnow dominate the world tyre market with a share of about 56. There then follow four mid-sized companies, which have about 18 of the world marketContinental. Sumitomo, Pirelli and Yokohama - with a combined share of 17.6. In total eleven companies account for 81.6 of the world market.

Even though the largest companies have a turnover well in excess of 10bn, they remain largely specialist tyre manufacturers. Many of the smaller companies also concentrate almost exclusively on tyres. However, the medium-sized companies are diversifying away from tyre manufacturing.

Unusually, if not uniquely in the automotive components industry, the tyre manufacturers only sell a minority of their output to OEMs. The key factor that distinguishes the tyre market from any other automotive component is the size of the replacement READ MORE >

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1 Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 The Report
1.3 Methodology
1.4 About the Author

2 Executive Summary
2.1 Industry Economics
2.2 Manufacturing
2.2.1 Materials
2.2.2 Current Manufacturing
2.2.3 New Manufacturing Methods
2.3 Marketing
2.3.1 Brands
2.3.2 Distribution
2.3.3 Market Niches
2.4 Technical Developments
2.4.1 Legislative Environment
2.4.2 Research and Development
2.5 Recycling
2.6 North American Market
2.7 European Market
2.7.1 West and Central Europe
2.7.2 Russia
2.8 Asian Market
2.8.1 Japan
2.8.2 South Korea
2.8.3 India
2.8.4 China

3 Industry Economics
3.1 Introduction
3.2 World Market
3.3 Industry Structure
3.4 Markets by Product Sector
3.5 Sector Markets
3.5.1 Original Equipment (OE) Market
3.5.2 Replacement Market
3.6 Market Characteristics
3.6.1 Market Maturity
3.6.2 Tyres as a Commodity
3.7 Cost Structure
3.8 Productivity Increases
3.9 Capacity Changes
3.10 Production Relocation
3.11 Consolidation

4 Manufacturing
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Materials
4.2.1 Rubber
4.2.2 Carbon Black
4.2.3 Silica
4.2.4 Steel Cord
4.2.5 Fibres
4.3 Current Manufacturing
4.4 New Manufacturing Methods
4.4.1 Michelin
4.4.2 Goodyear
4.4.3 Bridgestone
4.4.4 Continental
4.4.5 Pirelli
4.4.6 Other Developments
4.5 The Future for Manufacturing

5 Marketing
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Distribution
5.2.1 Wholesaling
5.2.2 Retailing
5.2.3 E-Commerce
5.3 Branding
5.5 Market Niches
5.5.1 High Performance Tyres
5.5.2 SUV Tyres
5.5.3 Winter Tyres
5.5.4 Tuner Market

6 Technical Developments
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Legislative Environment
6.2.1 Environmental Protection
6.2.2 Consumer Safety
6.2.3 Health and Safety
6.2.4 Impact of Legislation
6.3 Research and Development
6.3.1 Research and Development
6.3.2 Materials Development
6.3.3 Tyre Property Improvements
6.4 Runflat Tyres
6.5 Pressure Sensing
6.6 Future Development

7 Recycling
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Hierarchy of Waste
7.2.1 Reduction
7.2.2 Re-use
7.2.3 Recycling
7.2.4 Recovery
7.2.5 Landfill
7.3 Regional Solutions
7.3.1 North America
7.3.2 Europe
7.3.3 Asia
7.3.4 Developing Countries

8 North American Market
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Market
8.3 Supply Structure
8.4 Retailing

9 European Market
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Market
9.3 Supply Structure
9.4 Retailing
9.5 Russia
9.5.1 Market
9.5.2 Supply Structure

10 Asian Market
10.1 Overview
10.2 Japan
10.2.1 Introduction
10.2.2 Market
10.2.3 Supply Structure
10.2.4 Retailing
10.3 South Korea
10.4 India
10.4.1 Introduction
10.4.2 Market
10.4.3 Supply Structure
10.4.4 Retailing
10.5 China
10.5.1 Introduction
10.5.2 Market
10.5.3 Supply Structure
10.5.4 Retailing

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