Global Automotive Light Weight Body Panel Market Size, Share, Forecast Report, 2020-2027
Automotive light weight body panel market in North America is expected to dominate the global market during the forecast period, owing to the presence of major manufacturers such as Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Lightweight automotive body panel production, stringent regulations to meet fuel emission, are also some factors driving the market towards growth. Moreover, the region follows high automotive safety regulations. The growth in Asia-Pacific automotive lightweight body panel market is forecast due to the rise in production of automobiles and a subsequent rise in the demand for fuel efficient vehicles. Countries such as China, Japan, and South Korea contribute majorly in this market.
Stringent government regulations to meet fuel emission standards, advancement in technology, increased focus of manufacturers on automotive lightweighting vehicles, are some of the factors driving the market of automotive Light weight body panels. However, high costs associated with light weighting materials are hindering its widespread adoption and this is likely to restrict market growth over the forecast period.
Light weight body panels play an important role in improving fuel economy and performance of vehicles by reducing the overall weight of the vehicle. The increase in the development of technology in automotive industry, and the global automotive production along with an increasing focus on light weighting of vehicles, are some of the factors which help in the market growth automotive light weight body panels. Manufacturers are mainly focusing on adopting lightweight body panels in vehicles to fulfill government regulations concerning greenhouse gas emissions.
The market has been segmented based on materials and components. On the basis of materials the market is segmented by metal, polymer & composites, rubber and other. Metal, by material segment is expected to dominate the global automotive light weight body panel due to their ability to enhance design freedom and the longer life. On the basis of component, the market includes bumpers, door panel, roof and other. Door Panels component type segment projected to retain its dominance over the forecast period. On the basis of vehicle type, is the market segments are Passenger vehicle and Commercial vehicle. Passenger vehicles accounted for the largest market share of the global automotive light weight body panels market. The market is expected to reach a market size of USD 87.3 Billion by the end of the forecast period at CAGR of 3.9%.
The prominent players in the automotive light weight body panel market include Austem Company Ltd (Korea), ArcelorMittal S.A. ( Luxembourg), Hwashin Tech Co Ltd (South Korea), BASF SE (Germany), Alcoa Corporation (U.S.), Plastic Omnium (France), Magna International Inc(Canada), ThyssenKrupp AG (Germany), Kuante Auto Parts Manufacture Co. Limited(China).