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European Category Management Report—Automotive Sensors Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023

European Category Management Report—Automotive Sensors Aftermarket, Forecast to 2023

The overall aftermarket replacement demand for the six automotive sensors (covered in this study) in Europe was estimated at €836 million in 2016; it is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% between 2016 and 2023 reaching €1.06 billion by 2023. Oxygen sensors is the biggest market in terms of revenues (€321 million in 2016), while temperature sensors (oil, air, and coolant) is the biggest market in terms of unit shipments (9.4 million units sold in 2016). Increased OE installation of sensors, or multiple sensors per vehicle, to adhere to stricter emissions and safety standards and increasing vehicle age are the primary growth drivers for sensors replacement in the aftermarket.
Oxygen sensors will continue to generate the highest demand, largely due to their higher installed base. Most vehicles manufactured after the 2004 model year have two oxygen sensors installed. Increased OE installation of MAP sensors that can measure both pressure and temperature (TMAP) is the primary reason for growth in this market. Bosch, Hella, Delphi, Facet, and SMPE are the top suppliers in the overall sensors aftermarket comprising 6 sensor types.

Opportunities for Suppliers

• Suppliers should widen their sensor product range and prepare to target 4- to 10-year-old vehicles to avoid competition from low-cost products that are typically favored over >10-year-old vehicles
• Most sensors are mature products with limited technical training offered. Suppliers should invest in training and education at workshops to educate end customers on sensor brand recognition and maintenance patterns. Suppliers should also invest in strengthening OE partnerships to gain maximum penetration in the OES channel that accounts for 40-45% of the sensors aftermarket in Western Europe.
• This study of the European Passenger Car (PC) and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) aftermarket covers the independent aftermarket and original equipment service (OES) or the dealer service channel in 28 European Union (EU) countries. It does not cover Russia and Turkey.

Key questions this study will answer include:

• What is the current status of the sensors aftermarket in Europe? What the future holds for this market in the short, medium, and long terms?
• What is the size of sensors aftermarket in Europe in 2016? Where are the key growth opportunities?
• Who are the major sensor suppliers in the IAM and OES channels and what are the key opportunities of growth for sensor suppliers?
• How is the distribution landscape changing in the sensors aftermarket in Europe?
• Which are the sensor types that hold significant aftermarket potential?


  • Executive Summary
    • Executive Summary-Key Takeaways
    • Executive Summary-Market Engineering Measurements
    • Total Automotive Sensors Aftermarket-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Automotive Sensors-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast by Sensor Type
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast by Sensor Type, Europe, 2013-2023
  • Research Scope
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Product Segmentation
    • Product Definitions
    • Market Definitions
    • Vehicle Segmentation
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Vehicle Segmentation, Europe, 2013-2023
  • Europe Overview
    • Europe-Country Coverage
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Country Coverage, Europe, 2016
    • Aftermarket Distribution Channel Structure
    • Automotive Aftermarket-European Buying Groups
  • Demand Analysis and Influencers
    • Vehicle Sales Forecast
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Sales Forecast by Country, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Vehicles in Operation (VIO) Forecast
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: VIO Forecast by Country, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Average Vehicle Age by Country
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Average Vehicle Age by Country, Europe, 2013-2023
  • Market Drivers and Restraints
    • Automotive Sensors Aftermarket-Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Automotive Sensors Aftermarket-Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Total Automotive Sensors Aftermarket
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Sensor Type
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment Forecast by Sensor Type, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Revenue Forecast by Sensor Type
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Revenue Forecast by Sensor Type, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Manufacturer-level Pricing Analysis by Sensor Type
      • Table Automotive Sensors Aftermarket: Manufacturer Level Price Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Top Suppliers' USP
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors Aftermarket
    • Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors-Product Replacement Overview
    • Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors-Manufacturer-level Pricing Analysis
    • Crankshaft & Camshaft Sensors-Percent Revenue Forecast Split by IAM and OES
  • Temperature Sensors (Oil, Air, Coolant) Aftermarket
    • Temperature Sensors-Product Replacement Overview
    • Temperature Sensors-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Temperature Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Temperature Sensors-Manufacturer-level Pricing Analysis
    • Temperature Sensors-Percent Revenue Forecast Split by IAM and OES
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Sensors Aftermarket
    • ABS Sensors-Product Replacement Overview
    • ABS Sensors-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table ABS Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • ABS Sensors-Manufacturer Level Pricing Analysis
    • ABS Sensors-Percent Revenue Forecast Split by IAM and OES
  • Oxygen (Lambda) Sensors Aftermarket
    • Oxygen (Lambda) Sensors-Product Replacement Overview
    • Oxygen (Lambda) Sensors-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Oxygen (Lambda) Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • Oxygen (Lambda) Sensors-Manufacturer Level Pricing Analysis
    • Oxygen (Lambda) Sensors-Percent Revenue Forecast Split by IAM and OES
  • Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensors Aftermarket
    • MAF Sensors-Product Replacement Overview
    • MAF Sensors-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table MAF Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • MAF Sensors-Manufacturer Level Pricing Analysis
    • MAF Sensors-Percent Revenue Forecast Split by IAM and OES
  • Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensors Aftermarket
    • MAP Sensors-Product Replacement Overview
    • MAP Sensors-Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table MAP Sensors Aftermarket: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Europe, 2013-2023
    • MAP Sensors-Manufacturer Level Pricing Analysis
    • MAP Sensors-Percent Revenue Forecast Split by IAM and OES
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Table of Acronyms Used
    • Planned 2017 Research

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