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Global Automotive Connectors Market 2016-2020

About Automotive Connectors

A connector is a device that transmits electric signals either from the power source to the electronic equipment or connects the internal controls of a machine. It forms a medium of communication between different systems and components by connecting electric circuits with each other.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive connectors market to grow at a CAGR of 8.12% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive connectors market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sale of automotive connectors.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Connectors Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • TE Connectivity
  • Yazaki
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems
  • Japan Aviation Electronics Industry
Other prominent vendors
  • Amphenol
  • HIROSE ELECTRIC
  • Hu Lane Associates
  • Korea Electric Terminal
  • Kyocera
  • Molex
  • Rosenberger
Market driver
  • Value-added services provided by OEMs to stimulate automotive connector market.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing pressure from OEMs to reduce component cost.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Induction of high-end optical fibers into the automobile sector.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Connectors Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive connectors market: TE Connectivity, Yazaki, Delphi Automotive, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, and Japan Aviation Electronics Industry.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Amphenol, HIROSE ELECTRIC, Hu Lane Associates, Korea Electric Terminal, Kyocera, Molex, and Rosenberger.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is induction of high-end optical fibers into automobile sector. Traditional cars used the crimp and poke connector system owing to its simplified architecture for wiring harnesses. However, as the demand for driver support systems such as ADAS and ESC increased, traditional connector system could no longer provide the bandwidth. This gave rise to the development of other complex architecture for wiring harnesses such as UTP and STP.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is rising demand for high-speed connectivity solutions in automobiles. Earlier, automobiles consisted of more mechanical components than electronic components. However, in the recent years, the electronic content per vehicle has increased to more than 50% in some vehicles. This is due to the increased adoption of advanced safety features and powertrain electrification. Modern-day vehicles have an array of sensors installed in them. This has led to the development of more complex safety systems. All modules/systems are interconnected and communicate with each other and the electronic control unit. As a result, traditional wiring harnesses and connectors are unable to support the bandwidth requirements owing to the need for high-speed data transmission. This resulted in the induction of Ethernet into automobiles.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is rising labor cost in low-cost manufacturing countries. One such means to optimize cost was to outsource manufacturing activities to countries, such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and India, which have low-cost labor. These countries are among the largest manufacturers of automotive connectors in the world. The primary reason for the high concentration of automotive connectors manufacturers in these countries is attributed to the drastic shift of electronic manufacturing units to these countries from developed countries such as the US and the UK. This transition is due to the cost advantage leveraged through the availability of low-cost labor as compared with western countries. Countries such as China, Taiwan, South Korea, and India also have an established raw material supply chain and there is easy availability of raw materials.

Companies Mentioned

TE Connectivity, Yazaki, Delphi Automotive, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Amphenol, HIROSE ELECTRIC, Hu Lane Associates, Korea Electric Terminal, Kyocera, Molex, Rosenberger.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Global connectors market 2015
      • Table Automotive connectors by application 2015 (% share)
    • Evolution of automotive connector and wiring harness
      • Table Automotive connectors and wiring harness evolution
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Copper price per pound trend: January 2014-February 2016
      • Table Common materials used in automotive connector manufacturing
      • Table Automotive connectors value chain
      • Table Major M&As in automotive connectors market
      • Table Product life cycle of automotive connector and wiring harness: 2015
    • Regulatory framework
      • Table List of standards/compliance pertaining to automotive connector manufacturing
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global automotive connector market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive connector market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Connectors and wiring harness application matrix
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by vehicle type
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automotive shipment by vehicle type 2015-2020 (million units)
      • Table Global automotive connector market by vehicle type 2015
      • Table Global automotive connector market by vehicle type 2020
    • Automotive connectors market for PV
      • Table Global automotive connector market for PV 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global PV unit shipment 2015-2020 (million units)
    • Automotive connector market for LCVs
      • Table Global LCV unit shipment 2015-2020 (million units)
      • Table Global automotive connector market for LCV 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Automotive connector market for HCVs
      • Table Global HCV unit shipment 2015-2020 (million units)
      • Table Global automotive connector market for HCV 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global automotive connector market by geography 2015
    • Table Global automotive connector market by geography 2020
    • Table Automotive connector market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Automotive connector market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive connector market in EMEA ($ billions)
      • Table Automotive sales in Germany 2007-2015 (million units)
      • Table German electronic component market by industry 2015
    • Automotive connector market in APAC
      • Table Automotive connector market APAC ($ billions)
      • Table Chinese automotive electronics market 2010-2015 ($ billions)
    • Automotive connector market in Americas
      • Table Automotive connector market: Americas ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increasing focus of regulatory bodies toward road safety and emission reduction pushing electronic content
      • Table Total number of road fatalities by region 2015 (in thousand units)
    • Rising demand for high-speed connectivity solutions in automobiles
      • Table Evolution of safety systems in auto industry
    • Value-added services provided by OEMs to stimulate automotive connector market
      • Table Global commercial telematics market by installation 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market challenges
    • Rising labor cost in low-cost manufacturing countries
      • Table Average monthly wages across world 2003-2016 (in $/pm)
    • Increasing pressure from OEMs to reduce component cost
    • Frequent change in market dynamics leading to shorter product life cycle
  • Market trends
    • Induction of high-end optical fibers into automobile sector
      • Table Comparison of different types of optical fibers
    • Development of lightweight and heat-resistant materials for automotive wiring harnesses
      • Table Required temperature range for automotive components by application
    • Shifting focus of OEMs toward development of autonomous vehicles
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Market share of top vendors: 2015
      • Table Benchmarking of players in automotive connector market
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • TE Connectivity
      • Table TE Connectivity: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table TE Connectivity: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Yazaki
      • Table Yazaki: Product segmentation
      • Table TE Connectivity: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Delphi Automotive
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Delphi Automotive: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems
      • Table Sumitomo: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Sumitomo: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Japan Aviation Electronics Industry
      • Table JAE: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table JAE: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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