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Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning - Global Sector Overview and Forecast (Q1 2022 Update)

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  • 57 Pages
  • January 2022
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5559957
Demand for Air Conditioning systems in passenger cars has grown rapidly over the last decade and even basic systems can be found in the smallest and least expensive vehicles in developing countries. In the developed regions such as North America, Europe and Japan, the markets are mature and nearing saturation. As demand has increased in these markets, Air Conditioning systems can now be found even in the lower vehicle segments such as the A and B Class in Europe. Suppliers have responded by developing compact and relatively cheap Air Conditioning systems.

On a global scale these compact, inexpensive systems have also been applied to vehicles in the fast-growing emerging markets such as China where some 75 per cent of vehicles produced in 2014 offered air conditioning in some shape or form. The uptake of air-conditioning in developing nations will continue to rise in the foreseeable future with some countries such as India and Brazil offering significant potential for suppliers as their economies expand along with consumer disposable income.

In the mature markets, suppliers are having to compete on technology and price. With consumers demanding greater functionality, improved performance and efficiency, vehicle manufacturers are looking to differentiate their product offering through continuous Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning product innovation. This has led to greater penetration of semi-automatic and fully automatic systems together with the introduction of features such as multi-zone climate control, improvements in air quality and user-friendly control systems.

Emphasis is also being placed on energy-efficient systems which have been designed to improve emissions reduction and fuel consumption. This has been driven to a large extent by climate and environmental considerations and regulations. The introduction of the electric compressor is a good example of product innovation in this area.

The report “Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning - Global Sector Overview and Forecast (Q1 2022 Update)” provides a comprehensive overview of the Global Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts out to 2028.

*The top 14 markets accounting for over 98% of global light vehicle production include - North America (US, Canada and Mexico) ; Mercosur (Brazil and Argentina); Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Finland and Morocco) ; Central Europe (Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia); Russia; Japan; China; India; Korea; Thailand; Other Asia; Iran; South Africa; Australia.


Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes -
  • Automotive OE Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) fitment and market size data for the top 14* markets.
  • A review of the latest technological developments and market trends (including coverage of Auto, Multi-Zone And Standard Systems, Compact/Hybrid/EV Systems, Compressor Tech, Control and User Interface Systems, Refrigerant Tech and Fuel Efficiency Drives, Hybrid and EV Applications, Fuel Consumption Reduction).
  • Regional supplier market share data tables and commentary.
  • Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers including Delphi, Valeo.
  • Updated profiles of the major automotive HVAC suppliers including their strategies and prospects.
  • Market size forecasts for the top 14* markets.

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain a quick overview of the Automotive Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) sector globally.
  • Understand the size and scope of the top 14 markets.
  • Hear direct from leading companies on their strategies and plans.
  • Review the latest and most significant technological developments.
  • Know the key trends within the sector and what's driving them.
  • Spot opportunities and threats in the sector.
  • Establish key companies' latest activities and prospects.
  • Prepare supply and demand forecasts.
  • Produce internal sales plans and forecasts.
  • Carry out competitive intelligence.

Table of Contents

1. Main Trends in the Sector
2. PESTER Analysis
  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Environmental
  • Regulatory

3. Companies
  • Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC)
  • Calsonic Kansei Corporation
  • Delphi Automotive LLP
  • Denso Corporation
  • Hanon Systems
  • Mahle GmbH
  • Pierburg
  • Valeo SA
  • Others

4. Forecasts
5. Markets
  • Market prospects
  • China
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • North America

6. Technologies
  • Automatic, standard and multi-zone air conditioning systems
  • Compact and hybrid/electric air conditioning systems
  • Compressor technology
  • Control systems and the user interface
  • Hybrid and electric vehicle manufacturers adopt similar approaches
  • Other
  • Refrigerant technology
  • Systems to reduce fuel consumption

7. Archive
  • MAHLE's protracted route to majority shareholding in Behr

8. Appendix9. What is this Report About?10. Contact the Publisher
List of Tables
Table 1: Main trends in the Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning sector
Table 2: Market fitment/penetration rates of air-conditioning units fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, (%)
Table 3: Market volumes of air-conditioning units fitted to newly-assembled light vehicles, 2016-2036, ('000s units)
Table 4: Manufacturer shares of the global HVAC system market, 2010-2020 (% of volume)
Table 5: Manufacturer shares of the European HVAC system market, 2010-2020 (% of volume)
Table 6: Manufacturer shares of the Japanese HVAC system market, 2010-2020 (% of volume)
Table 7: Manufacturer shares of the North American HVAC system market, 2010-2020 (% of volume)
Table 8: Penetration levels for manual and automatically controlled air conditioning systems, 2011 and 2017

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Behr GmbH & Co. KG
  • Delphi Technologies
  • Denso Corporation
  • Brose
  • Valeo SA
  • Visteon Corporation
  • Yokohama Tire Corporation
  • Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.
  • Eberspächer
  • Sanden Automotive (Sanden Corporation)
  • Keihin Corp
  • Kolbenschmidt Pierburg (KSPG)
  • Marelli Corporation
  • Mahle GmbH
  • Schaeffler Group (INA-Holding Schaeffler KG)
  • Hanon Systems

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