Automotive Windshield Market

Automotive Windshield Market by Glass Type (Laminated and Tempered), Material Type (Thermoset and Thermoplastic), Position (Front and Rear), Vehicle Type (PCs, LCVs, and HCVs), Electric Vehicle Type (HEVs, BEVs, and PHEVs), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025

Report Code : AT 5748
Published ON : Nov, 2017

[134 Pages Report] The global automotive windshield market is estimated to be USD 13.47 Billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.28% from 2017 to reach USD 23.24 Billion by 2025.

In this study, 2016 has been considered the base year, and 20172025 the forecast period, for estimating the size of this market. The report analyzes and forecasts the market size, by value (USD million), of the global automotive windshield market. The report segments the global market and forecasts its size, by region, windshield position, glass type, material type, vehicle type, and electric vehicle. The report also provides a detailed analysis of various forces acting in the market including drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges. It strategically profiles key players and comprehensively analyzes their market shares and core competencies. It also tracks and analyzes competitive developments such as joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, expansions, and other activities carried out by key industry participants.

The research methodology used in the report involves various secondary sources such as National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GENIVI Alliance, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), European Automobile Manufacturers Association (EAMA), Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), and Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA). Experts from related industries, automotive glass suppliers and manufacturers have been interviewed to understand the future trends in automotive windshield market. The market size of the individual segments was determined through various secondary sources: industry associations; white papers; and journals. The vendor offerings were also taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. The bottom-up approach has been used to estimate and validate the size of the global automotive windshield market. The data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all the segments and subsegments.

The figure given below illustrates the break-up of the profile of industry experts who participated in primary discussions.

Automotive Windshield Market

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The ecosystem of the automotive windshield market consists of manufacturers such as Saint-Gobain (France), Nippon Sheet Glass (Japan), Asahi Glass (Japan), and Fuyao Glass (China), and research institutes such as Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), European Automobile Manufacturers Association (EAMA), Canadian Automobile Association (CAA), and Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).

Target Audience

  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Automobile organizations/associations
  • Compliance regulatory authorities
  • Government agencies
  • Information Technology (IT) companies & System integrators
  • Investors and Venture Capitalists (VCs)
  • Raw material suppliers for automotive windshield
  • Traders, distributors, and suppliers of automotive windshield

Scope of the Report

    Market, By Region

    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)

    Market, By Glass Type

    • Laminated Glass
    • Tempered Glass

    Market, By Windshield Position

    • Front Windshield
    • Rear Windshield

    Market, By Vehicle Type

    • Passenger Car
    • Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)
    • Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV)

    Market, By Material Type

    • Thermoset Material
    • Thermoplastic Material

    Market, By Electric Vehicle Type

    • Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
    • Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

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The automotive industry is one of the key contributors to the overall GDP of the world and is growing significantly over the years. Growing economy and improving demographics have surged the demand for vehicles across the globe. As the demand for vehicles is growing, the demand for automotive components is also increasing significantly, especially in countries such as China and India. Also, new vehicle model launches and the increasing demand for premium and luxury segment cars have increased the demand for exterior components, such as a windshield. The automotive windshield provides an efficient aerodynamic design, clear visibility, and protection from debris, unwanted particles, ultraviolet (UV) rays, and harmful radiation.

The global automotive windshield market is estimated to be USD 14.27 Billion in 2017 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.28% to reach USD 23.24 Billion by the end of 2025. Some of the major drivers identified are the growing vehicle production and the increasing use of windshield for the latest display technologies. The growth of the global automotive industry is expected to fuel the growth of the automotive windshield. Technologies, such as smart displays and driver assistance functions, are now getting incorporated in the mid-segment and economy vehicles. The market for these latest display technologies on the windshield is driven by the increased awareness of road and vehicle safety.

The global automotive windshield market is segmented by windshield position, glass type, material type, vehicle type, electric vehicle type, and region. The report discusses two windshield positions, namely, front windshield and rear windshield. The laminated glass market accounted for the largest market shares in this market and is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the laminated glass segment is expected to be driven by the increasing use of solar reflective windshields glazing on windshields and for the latest display technologies.  Also, to understand the type of material, the report discusses the market for automotive windshield under two distinctive type of materials, namely, thermoset material and thermoplastic material. Further, to understand the market in different vehicle segments, the market is segmented into Passenger Car (PC), Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), and Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV). The study also segments the global market by electric vehicle into Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). The extensive study has been done on four key regions, namely, Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World (RoW).

The global automotive windshield market for laminated glass is estimated to account for largest shares in the global market estimated in 2017. Tempered glass is estimated to be the second largest segment of this market. The global market for laminated glass segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period due to the increasing use of laminated glass for protection against harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Various automotive glass manufacturers such as Asahi Glass (Japan), Nippon Sheet Glass (Japan), and Central Glass (Japan), especially in Asia Pacific, are offering customized windshields to vehicles manufacturers.

Asia Pacific is estimated to account for the largest market share followed by North America, Europe, and RoW, respectively. Asia Pacific is anticipated to remain predominant during the forecast period due to numerous factors such as increasing number of vehicle production, use of solar reflective glasses in vehicles, use of safety glasses, such as laminated and tempered glass. In terms of growth rate, Asia Pacific is estimated to exhibit the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth in Asia Pacific is anticipated to be driven by the increasing number of commercial vehicles production and the growing use of premium segment cars.

Automotive Windshield Market

Restraint identified in the global automotive windshield market is the high cost of smart windshields. The automotive industry is slowly adopting newer technologies as the end-users are willing to pay a premium for enhanced comfort and luxury. Most end-users are still not aware of the benefits of the smart windshield, making this high cost unjustified for them. The rising prices of raw materials used for glass manufacturing, coupled with a reduction in the supply of fuel such as sodium carbonate and natural gas, have been haunting glass manufacturers and ultimately windshield manufacturers. These price fluctuations have been negatively influencing the automotive glass market. This factor may pose a challenge for the growth of this market to some extent.

Some of the major players in the global automotive windshield market are Asahi Glass (Japan), Saint-Gobain (France), Nippon Sheet Glass (Japan), Sisecam Group (Turkey), and Central Glass (Japan). The last chapter of this report covers a comprehensive study of the key vendors operating in the automotive windshield market. The evaluation of market players is done by taking various factors into account, such as new product development, R&D expenditure, business strategies, product revenue, and organic and inorganic growth.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 13)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Automotive Windshield Market Definition
    1.3 Automotive Windshield Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency & Pricing
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitation
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Secondary Sources
           2.2.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Sampling Techniques & Data Collection Methods
           2.3.2 Primary Participants
    2.4 Factor Analysis
           2.4.1 Demand-Side Analysis
                    2.4.1.1 Rising Safety Concerns of Vehicle Occupants
           2.4.2 Supply-Side Analysis
                    2.4.2.1 Glass Type Superiority
    2.5 Automotive Windshield Market Size Estimation
           2.5.1 Bottom-Up Approach
    2.6 Automotive Windshield Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.7 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 33)
    4.1 Automotive Windshield Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
    4.2 Market, By Region
    4.3 Market, By Windshield Position
    4.4 Market, By Glass Type
    4.5 Market, By Vehicle Type
    4.6 Market, By Material Type
    4.7 Market, By Electric Vehicle Type

5 Automotive Windshield Market Overview (Page No. - 39)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 Growing Vehicle Production
                    5.2.1.2 Increasing Use of Windshield for Latest Display Technologies
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 High Cost of Smart Windshield
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Use of Solar Reflective Windshield
                    5.2.3.2 Use of Windshield for Augmented Reality Application
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 Fluctuating Prices of Glass Raw Materials
    5.3 Macro Indicator Analysis
           5.3.1 Introduction
                    5.3.1.1 GDP (USD Billion)
                    5.3.1.2 Vehicle Sales as A Percentage of Total Sales
                    5.3.1.3 GDP Per Capita PPP (USD)
                    5.3.1.4 GNI Per Capita (Current USD)
           5.3.2 Macro Indicators Influencing the Global Market for Top 3 Countries
                    5.3.2.1 Us
                    5.3.2.2 China
                    5.3.2.3 Japan

6 Automotive Windshield Market, By Position (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
           6.1.1 Front Windshield
           6.1.2 Rear Windshield

7 Global Market, By Vehicle Type (Page No. - 52)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Passenger Cars (PC)
    7.3 Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)
    7.4 Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV)

8 Automotive Windshield Market, By Electric Vehicle Type (Page No. - 60)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
    8.3 Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
    8.4 Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)

9 Global Market, By Glass Type (Page No. - 66)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Laminated Glass
    9.3 Tempered Glass

10 Automotive Windshield Market, By Material Type (Page No. - 72)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Thermoset Material
     10.3 Thermoplastic Material

11 Automotive Windshield Market, By Region (Page No. - 78)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Asia Pacific
     11.3 Europe
     11.4 North America
     11.5 RoW

12 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 93)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 Market Ranking Analysis
     12.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             12.3.1 Expansions
             12.3.2 Partnerships/Supply Contracts/Collaborations/Jvs
             12.3.3 Mergers & Acquisitions
             12.3.4 New Product Developments

13 Company Profile (Page No. - 99)
(Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
     13.1 Asahi Glass
     13.2 Saint-Gobain
     13.3 Xinyi Glass
     13.4 Fuyao Glass Industry
     13.5 Nippon Sheet Glass
     13.6 Vitro
     13.7 Central Glass
     13.8 Dura Automotive
     13.9 Shenzhen Benson Automobile
     13.10 Sisecam Group
     13.11 Guardian Industries
     13.12 Magna International

*Details on Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

14 Appendix (Page No. - 128)
     14.1 Discussion Guide
     14.2 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     14.3 Available Customizations
             14.3.1 Additional Company Profiles
                        14.3.1.1 Business Overview
                        14.3.1.2 SWOT Analysis
                        14.3.1.3 Recent Developments
                        14.3.1.4 MnM View
             14.3.2 Detaled Analysis of Windshield Glass Type
             14.3.3 Detaled Analysis of Vehicle Segment
             14.3.4 Detaled Analysis of Electric Vehicle Segment
     14.4 Related Reports
     14.5 Author Details


List of Tables (57 Tables)

Table 1 Currency Exchange Rates (W.R.T. USD)
Table 2 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Position Type, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 3 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Position Type, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 4 Front Windshield: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 5 Front Windshield: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 6 Rear Windshield: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 7 Rear Windshield: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 8 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Vehicle Type, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 9 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Vehicle Type, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 10 Passenger Cars: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 11 Passenger Cars: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 12 Light Commercial Vehicles: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 13 Light Commercial Vehicles: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 14 Heavy Commercial Vehicles: Automotive Windshieldmarket, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 15 Heavy Commercial Vehicles: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 16 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Electric Vehicle Type, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 17 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Electric Vehicle Type, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 18 BEV: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 19 BEV: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 20 HEV: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 21 HEV: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 22 PHEV: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 23 PHEV: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 24 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Glass Type, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 25 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Glass Type, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 26 Market, By Laminated Glass Type, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 27 Market, By Laminated Glass Type, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 28 Market, By Tempered Glass Type, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 29 Market, By Tempered Glass Type, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 30 Market, By Material Type, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 31 Market, By Material Type, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 32 Thermoset Material: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 33 Thermoset Material: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 34 Thermoplastic Material: Market, By Region, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 35 Thermoplastic Material: Market, By Region, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 36 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Region, 2015-2025 (000 Units)
Table 37 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Region, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
Table 38 Asia Pacific: Market, By Country, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 39 Asia Pacific: Market, By Country, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
Table 40 Asia Pacific: Market, By Position, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 41 Asia Pacific: Market, By Position, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 42 Europe: Market, By Country, 2015-2025 (000)
Table 43 Europe: Market, By Country, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
Table 44 Europe: Market, By Position, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 45 Europe: Market, By Position, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 46 North America: Market, By Country, 2015-2025 (000 Units)
Table 47 North America: Market, By Country, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
Table 48 North America: Market, By Position, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 49 North America: Market, By Position, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 50 RoW: Market, By Region, 2015-2025 (Units)
Table 51 RoW: Market, By Region, 2015-2025 (USD Million)
Table 52 RoW: Market, By Country, By Position, 20152025 (000 Units)
Table 53 RoW: Market, By Country, By Position, 20152025 (USD Million)
Table 54 Expansions, 20162017
Table 55 Partnerships/Supply Contracts/Collaborations/Jvs, 20142017
Table 56 Mergers & Acquisitions, 20142017
Table 57 New Product Development, 2016


List of Figures (57 Figures)

Figure 1 Automotive Windshield Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Automotive Windshield Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Research Design Model
Figure 4 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
Figure 5 Automotive Windshield Market: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Asia Pacific Holds the Largest Share of the global Market, 2017
Figure 8 Passenger Car is Estimated to Hold the Largest Share of this Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 9 Laminated Glass to Hold the Largest Share in the Global Automotive Windshield Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 10 Front Windshield to Hold the Largest Share in this Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 11 Thermoplastic Material to Hold the Largest Share in this Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 12 Attractive Opportunities in Automotive Windshield Market
Figure 13 Asia Pacific is Estimated to Lead the Global Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 14 Front Windshield is Estimated to Lead the Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 15 Laminated Glass is Estimated to Lead this Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 16 Passenger Car Segment Estimated to Lead this Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 17 Thermoplastic Material to Lead this Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Billion)
Figure 18 HEV Segment Estimated to Lead the global Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 19 Automotive Windshield: Market Dynamics
Figure 20 Growing Vehicle Production to Drive the Global Automotive Windshield Market (2017-2025)
Figure 21 Increasing GNI Per Capita Expected to Drive global Market in the Us
Figure 22 Rising GDP is Expected to Drive the Domestic Demand in China During the Forecast Period
Figure 23 Rising Debt-GDP Ratio to Be the Most Crucial Indicator in Japan, Given Its Excessively Weak Performance in the Recent Past
Figure 24 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Windshield Position, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 25 Front Windshield Market, By Region, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 26 Rear Windshield Market, By Region, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 27 Global Market, By Vehicle Type, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 28 Automotive Windshield Market, By Electric Vehicle Type, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 29 Automotive Windshield Market, By Glass Type, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 30 Laminated Glass Market, By Region, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 31 Tempered Glass Market, By Region, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 32 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Material Type, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 33 Thermoset Material: Market, By Region, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 34 Thermoplastic Material: Market, By Region, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 35 Global Automotive Windshield Market, By Region, 2017 (USD Million)
Figure 36 Aisa Pacific: Market Snapshot
Figure 37 Europe: Market, 2017 vs 2025 (USD Million)
Figure 38 North America: Market Snapshot
Figure 39 RoW: Market, 2017 vs 2015 (USD Million)
Figure 40 Key Developments By Leading Players in Market for 2014-2017
Figure 41 Automotive Windshield Market Ranking: 2016
Figure 42 Asahi Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 43 Asahi Glass: SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Saint-Gobain: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 Saint Gobain: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Xinyi Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Fuyao Glass Industry: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Fuyao Glass Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 Nippon Sheet Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Nippon Sheet Glass: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Vitro: Comapany Snapshot
Figure 52 Central Glass: Company Snapshot
Figure 53 Central Glass: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Dura Automotive: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Sisecam Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Sisecam Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 Magna International: Company Snapshot


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