Global Automotive Soft-close Door Market 2017-2021
About Automotive Soft-Close Door
The automatic soft-close door is a door locking mechanism in automobiles. These systems help enable the door to be closed gently rather than banging it with significant force. In this system, the sensor mounted near the latch detects the door within half an inch and actuates a motor that pulls the door to a complete shut position.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive soft-close door market to grow at a CAGR of 7.81% during the period 2017-2021.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive soft-close door market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report has segmented the market based on regions into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), and the Americas and into OEM and aftermarket based in the fitment type. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Automotive Soft-Close Door Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive soft-close door market: Brose, Continental, Johnson Electric, Kiekert, and U-Shin.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: SlamStop, Witte, Mabuchi Motor, Hoerbiger, IFB Automotive, MITSUBA, Inteva Products, STMicroelectronics, and TLX Technologies.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is trickle down of luxury segment features to mass production segment. Latest features, including safety and convenience, are first implemented in top-end flagship luxury vehicles. These features then follow a drop-down effect and are provided in mid-segment and entry level premium vehicles, which then makes its way to mass produced vehicles.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is simpler aftermarket installation. Soft-close door system was first launched by BMW in 2002. Over the years, it has been adopted by many OEMs. The OEMs have been providing soft-close doors in premium and super premium vehicles. Therefore, the adoption of soft-close doors was limited to luxury vehicles in the initial years as luxury vehicle owners are more attracted toward the convenience offered by soft-close door system.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is OEMs facing lawsuits due to device malfunction. Soft-close door system is proven to be beneficial to many customers. It has appealed to premium as well as non-premium segment vehicle owners. Apart from being provided by OEMs, it also has a strong aftermarket presence. This led to increased adoption of the system across different vehicle segments.
Brose, Continental, Johnson Electric, Kiekert, U-Shin, SlamStop, Witte, Mabuchi Motor, Hoerbiger, IFB Automotive, MITSUBA, Inteva Products, STMicroelectronics, TLX Technologies.