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Automotive Relay Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

  • ID: 4534459
  • Report
  • 60 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • Denso Corporation
  • Fujitsu Ltd
  • Hella KGaA Hueck and Co.
  • Mitsuba Corporation
  • Nidec Corporation
  • Omron Corporation
  • MORE
Market Overview

The global automotive relay market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.21%, during the forecast period, 2019-2024.
  • Relays in automotive have been in existence since electronics were introduced, and their numbers are still on the rise, due to the increasing electrification of vehicles.
  • Along with vehicle electrification, factors such as increasing trends towards safety, fuel efficiency standards, and stringent emission norms, have also been driving the market growth.
  • The rapidly growing use of electric components in the current and upcoming vehicles is consistently propelling the need for manufacturing reliable and standardized components, for efficient and safe & secure switching of electric loads. As a result, solid-state plug-in relays have gained significant market demand in the automotive industry, due to their longer service life (i.e. several million switching cycles) than electromechanical type relays.
Scope of the Report

Relay acts as a switch and used to switch connections between different circuits. Relays consist of an electromagnet, wherein the input current causes the coil to generate a magnetic field, which causes the contacts to meet, and thus, the circuit is established. If the input voltage is insufficient, then the contacts will not come together, due to the weak magnetic field. Among relay types, PCB relay and plug-in relay are two major types of automotive relays that have been considered in the scope of the market.

The automotive relay market has been segmented by type, by application type, and geography.

Key Market Trends

Plug-in Relay to Witness Faster Growth

Currently, the demand for solid-state relays, especially solid-state plug-in relay, is growing, as they can handle high-rated currents (50A-80A) and operating voltages (less than 400V), similar to that of electromechanical type relays. Additionally, plug-in relay simple design structure and light-weight nature make them suitable as a close replacement of heavy electromechanical type relays.

A solid-state plug-in relay is deployed in various application fields of automobiles, such as electrically heated catalytic converters, motors and pumps, and body electronics, like door locks, seat controls, window lifters, etc.

Moreover, plug-in relays are also available in three major operating characteristics with the current carrying capacities of 30A, 40A, and 70A.

ABS Controls are one of the prominent areas of applications for plug-in relays in the automotive market.

Asia-Pacific Continues to Capture Major Market Share

The growing importance of electronics in the automotive value chain, rising demand for vehicle safety and comfort features, and the rapid acceleration in the deployment of electric vehicles, especially in major countries in China, India, Japan, etc., are the key trends driving the market studied in the Asia-Pacific.

Few factors like large presence of companies, engaging in partnership activities, spending more on R&D projects, offering products with the latest technology and maximum efficiency have been driving the market growth in the region.

The demand for the automotive relay in Asia-Pacific, over the forecast period, is projected to grow, as the auto manufacturers are incorporating more electronic features in vehicles, thus resulting in the growth in demand for the market studied in the region.

Competitive Landscape

The market for the automotive relay is highly competitive, due to the presence of both international and local relay suppliers in the region. Among them, major players in the market are Robert Bosch GmbH, Denso Corporation, TE Connectivity Ltd, and Panasonic Corporation, etc.

To meet the consistently growing demand for plug-in relays in automobiles, automotive electronics companies are focusing on manufacturing high-power and reliable relays for automotive applications. For instance, in March 2018, Eberspächer Controls Landau GmbH & Co. KG introduced a new solid-state plug-in power mini relay (12 V / 100 A) for switching electric loads in passenger cars, commercial vehicles, off-road vehicles, and industrial applications.
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  • Denso Corporation
  • Fujitsu Ltd
  • Hella KGaA Hueck and Co.
  • Mitsuba Corporation
  • Nidec Corporation
  • Omron Corporation
  • MORE
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis
4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

5.1 By Type
5.1.1 PCB Relay
5.1.2 Plug-in Relay
5.2 By Application Type
5.2.1 Locking System
5.2.2 Engine Management Module
5.2.3 Lamps/Lights
5.2.4 Others (Power Window, Sunroof, ABS Control, etc.)
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Rest of North America
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia Pacific China Japan India Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Rest of the World Brazil South Africa Other Countries

6.1 Vendor Market Share**
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Robert Bosch GmbH
6.2.2 Denso Corporation
6.2.3 Fujitsu Ltd
6.2.4 Panasonic Corporation
6.2.5 Mitsuba Corporation
6.2.6 TE connectivity Ltd
6.2.7 Omron Corporation
6.2.8 Hella KGaA Hueck and Co.
6.2.9 Nidec Corporation

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  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Denso Corporation
  • Fujitsu Ltd
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Mitsuba Corporation
  • TE connectivity Ltd
  • Omron Corporation
  • Hella KGaA Hueck and Co.
  • Nidec Corporation
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