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Global Automotive Wiper System Market 2016-2020

About Automotive Wiper System

A wiper system is an electromechanical component placed on the windshield of automobiles. It is used to enhance the visibility of the windshield by wiping off unwanted sand, dust, and water particles caused by harsh weather conditions such as dust storms, rain, and snow. The demand for wiper systems is expected to increase during the forecast period with the aftermarket segment significantly contributing to the predicted growth. The global automotive wiper system market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.25% during the forecast period.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive wiper system market to grow at a CAGR of 5.25% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive wiper system market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through the sales of wiper systems across all regions.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive Wiper System 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
  • Bosch
  • DENSO
  • DOGA
  • Federal-Mogul
  • TRICO
Other prominent vendors
  • Valeo
  • Mitsuba
  • WEXCO Industries
Market driver
  • Need for higher accountability in supply chain integrated wiper systems.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lack of significant technological innovations.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • OEMs using advanced windshield cleaning technologies as product differentiator.
  • 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 Wiper System Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive wiper system market: Bosch, DENSO, DOGA, Federal-Mogul, and TRICO.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Valeo, Mitsuba, and WEXCO.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is OEMs using advanced windshield cleaning technologies as product differentiator. The global automotive market is becoming highly competitive through the development and deployment of advanced driver assisted safety technologies. In today's automotive industry, OEMs are posing a tough challenge to each other, especially with respect to the passive and active safety systems installed in vehicles. Competition is likely to intensify further in the light of continuous innovation and technological advances taking place in the global automotive industry.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is automatic rain-sensing wipers enable value addition to wiper systems. Rain sensors are used in wiper units of vehicles for automatic wiping. Rain-sensing windshield wiper technology is based on the principle of total internal reflection. The amount of light returning to the sensor depends on the amount of water on the windshield. During a downpour, the amount of light returning to the sensor decreases, thus switching on the wipers automatically; the speed is adjusted according to the heaviness of the rain.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is lack of significant technological innovations. In the past decade, wiper systems have not changed significantly or advanced much in terms of innovation and technology. The few notable changes that have occurred include giving the consumer the ability to assemble the product on their own, changes in the materials used in wiper blades, and the recent development of a life indicator by French automotive component supplier Valeo. When any product reaches maturity, the manufacturers bring in a major innovation and move the market forward. However, the global automotive wiper system market is yet to make any such groundbreaking innovation even after a huge investment in R&D, and this acts as a significant challenge to market growth.

Companies Mentioned

Bosch, DENSO, DOGA, Federal-Mogul, TRICO, Valeo, Mitsuba, WEXCO.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Report coverage
      • Table Scope of the report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Wiper system overview
    • Wiper system components
      • Table Wiper system components
    • Present and future wiper system technologies
    • Importance of automotive wiper systems
    • Future automotive windshield cleaning technology
    • Product life cycle
      • Table Product life cycle curve of automotive wiper system
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automotive wiper system market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global automotive wiper system market by geographical segmentation 2015
    • Table Global automotive wiper system market by geographical segmentation 2020
    • Table Global automotive wiper system market: Size and forecast by region 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • APAC
      • Table Automotive wiper system market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table Automotive wiper system market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table Automotive wiper system market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries
    • China
    • US
    • Japan
    • Germany
    • India
  • Market drivers
    • Automatic rain-sensing wipers enable value addition to wiper systems
      • Table Block diagram showing signal flow in rain sensors
      • Table Global automotive rain sensor market revenue 2015 and 2020 ($ billions)
    • Surge in automotive sales
      • Table Global four wheeler production 2015-2020 (million units)
    • Compactness and light weight of current wiper systems due to addition of ECUs and sensors
    • Aftermarket segment promises innovation, growth potential, product diversity, and high compatibility
      • Table Automotive aftermarket structure
      • Table Global automotive aftermarket revenue 2015 and 2016 ($ billions)
    • Increased standard application of rear wipers
    • Role of wipers in elevating road safety awareness
    • Rising demand for vehicles in BRICS
    • Need for higher accountability in supply chain integrated wiper systems
      • Table Wiper system components
  • Market challenges
    • Lack of significant technological innovations
    • Gradual increase in annual wages leading to declining profit margins
      • Table Average monthly automotive worker wages in China ($/month) 2010-2015
    • Complexity in wiper system design
    • Stringent government regulations
      • Table Regulations by governments of different regions
  • Market trends
    • OEMs using advanced windshield cleaning technologies as product differentiator
    • Growing demand for DIY installation and proliferation of ecommerce
    • Introduction of wear-and-tear indicators
    • Use of silicone squeegees in wiper blades
    • Development of advanced integrated windshield washing systems
    • Ultrasonic force fields to replace windshield wipers
    • Development of new all-weatherproof wiper blade technology results in streak-free visibility
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Benchmarking of players in global automotive wiper system
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Bosch
      • Table Bosch: Business segmentation 2015 by revenue
      • Table Bosch: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • DENSO
      • Table DENSO: Others segmentation revenue in 2014 and 2015
      • Table DENSO: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table DENSO: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • DOGA
      • Table DOGA: Product portfolio
    • Federal-Mogul
    • TRICO Products
      • Table TRICO: Product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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