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Automotive Body-In-White Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 5025592
  • Report
  • May 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 80 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The automotive body-in-white market is expected to exhibit a growth rate of nearly 1.7% during the forecast period (2020 - 2025).
  • Use of robotics in manufacturing owing to the rise in Industry 4.0 trends is helping the OEMs to produce various vehicle models on the same manufacturing line without necessary retooling and thus, saving time and cost. This factor is propelling the market growth for automotive body-in-white.
  • Due to stringent laws and regulations regarding vehicular emissions, OEMs and vehicle manufacturers are focusing on using lightweight materials for manufacturing vehicles to improve efficiency. However, due to increased components cost arising due to use of lightweight materials and difficulty in joining these materials, steel and aluminum is still widely used.
  • Rise in the electrification trend across the globe, especially in geographies such as China and Europe is drawing investments from OEMs and vehicle manufacturers to innovate in body-in-white design for electric vehicles that are still widely being developed using IC engine body-in-white criteria.
Key Market Trends

Rise in the Use of Lightweight and Cost-Effective Materials

With the rise in global trends such as electrification of vehicles, autonomous vehicles, stringent emission and safety standards in vehicles such as Euro emission standards and global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), automotive manufacturers are investing in lightweight materials such as reinforced plastic, carbon fibre, etc. to make vehicles lighter and efficient. However, joining these new expensive materials require new joining techniques and retooling which shoots up the manufacturing cost.

OEMs focus on providing two important features to the vehicles namely lightweight and torsional rigidity to vehicles. Owing to this reason, automakers have shifted from steel as a major material component in vehicle body to aluminum but automakers such as Audi have returned to steel due to its durability and strength as seen in its A8 model which was launched in India in February 2020. However, automakers have also used, magnesium alloys, high and ultra- high strength steel, plastics and composites and are focusing on using the right mix of these materials to make vehicles lightweight, safe and cost effective. The ULSAB project has already shown the using ultra high strength steel makes vehicle stiffer, lighter and safe at competitive prices.

Another technique that is being used to reduce weight of the vehicles is mass optimized design technology. Approaches such as integrated vehicle system design, new manufacturing processes, secondary mass effects, etc. have helped in achieving nearly 30% weight reduction in High Strength Steel intensive bodies and nearly 40% weight reduction in Aluminum intensive vehicles bodies such as that of Jaguar XJ, Audi A8, etc.

Asia Pacific to Exhibit the Highest Growth Rate

In the automotive body-in-white market, the growth of the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be more during the forecast period. China is one of the biggest automotive markets in the world. The growing Chinese economy and rising disposable incomes of people in China have increased the demand for vehicles in the country. Additionally, the low production costs in China has favored the growth of vehicle manufacturing in China. In 2018, China produced 27.8 million vehicles. Despite the aforementioned factor, the automotive sales (especially passenger cars) have declined in 2019 but the market is expected to show a good growth rate in the coming years.

Asia Pacific is the also the fastest developing market in automotive robotics with countries such as India, China, Taiwan, and South Korea evolving as the leaders in this region. Leading vendors, such as ABB and KUKA are instituting the region as their operation’s base. Furthermore, government regulations and funds have empowered projects to improve the infrastructure. These aspects have made Asia Pacific the favored automotive manufacturing hub, which will drive the automotive body-in-white market in future.

Competitive Landscape

The market for Automotive Body-In-White is a consolidated with companies such as Thyssenkrupp AG, KUKA Systems AG, Tata Steel, etc. dominating the market.

Impression Technologies Limited (ITL) entered into a partnership with Fischer Group on August 23, 2019. Under this partnership, Fischer Group will manufacture body-in-white components using Hot Form Quench (HFQ) for OEMs that are serving new markets such as electric vehicles.

In November 2020, Solvay announced the development of manufacturing technologies, composite designs and materials with Penso. The technology, designs and materials will be used in large scale manufacturing of multi material body-in-white body structures.

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1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 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 Vehicle Type
5.1.1 Passenger Vehicle
5.1.2 Commercial Vehicle
5.2 By Vehicle Propulsion Type
5.2.1 IC Engine
5.2.2 Electric
5.2.3 Hybrid
5.3 By Material Type
5.3.1 Aluminum
5.3.2 Steel
5.3.3 Plastic
5.3.4 Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites
5.4 By Material Joining Techniques Type
5.4.1 Welding
5.4.2 Riveting
5.4.3 Clinching
5.4.4 Laser Brazing
5.4.5 Bonding
5.4.6 Others
5.5 Geography
5.5.1 North America United States Canada Rest of North America
5.5.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Spain Rest Of Europe
5.5.3 Asia-Pacific India China Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.5.5 Middle-East & Africa United Arab Emirates South Africa Rest of the World

6.1 Vendor Market Share
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Thyssenkrupp AG
6.2.2 Tata Steel Limited
6.2.3 Kuka AG
6.2.4 TECOSIM Group
6.2.5 Magna International Inc.
6.2.6 ABB Corporation
6.2.7 Gestamp Automocion SA
6.2.8 Aisin Seiki Co. Limited
6.2.9 Dura Automotive Systems
6.2.10 Tower International
6.2.11 Faraday Future

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  • Thyssenkrupp AG
  • Tata Steel Limited
  • Kuka AG
  • TECOSIM Group
  • Magna International Inc.
  • ABB Corporation
  • Gestamp Automocion SA
  • Aisin Seiki Co. Limited
  • Dura Automotive Systems
  • Tower International
  • Faraday Future
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