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Global Electronically Controlled Air Suspension Market in Commercial Vehicles 2016-2020

Global Electronically Controlled Air Suspension Market in Commercial Vehicles 2016-2020

About ECAS

ECAS is a system that provides variable height capabilities to a vehicle's suspension system, thus enhancing vehicular traction performance and providing ride height as well as loading flexibility. ECAS ensures that the vehicle chassis height is maintained at a preset level regardless of the nature of loading (live or dead) of the vehicle.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) market in commercial vehicles to grow at a CAGR of 5.72% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) market in commercial vehicles for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches, wherein our in-house databases and other information collected from our primary and secondary research studies have been used to arrive at the complete ECAS market snapshot.

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

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
Technavio's report, Global Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) Market in Commercial Vehicles 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
  • Meritor WABCO
  • Continental
  • Volvo Trucks
  • Hendrickson International
  • Wheels India
Other prominent vendors
  • Dunlop Systems and Components
  • Murata Manufacturing
  • Drive-Rite
  • Mando
  • LORD
  • Thyssenkrupp
  • BWI
Market driver
  • Rise of emerging markets to drive the growth of ECAS systems adoption in these markets
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Height sensor issues cause failure of ECAS systems
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Mega-trends in the trucking industry
  • 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 Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) Market in Commercial Vehicles 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global electronically controlled air suspension (ECAS) market in commercial vehicles: Meritor WABCO, Continental, Volvo Trucks, Hendrickson International, and Wheels India.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Dunlop Systems and Components, Murata Manufacturing, Drive-Rite, Mando, LORD, thyssenkrupp, and BWI.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Technological advancements will be a key trend for market growth. Truck fleet owners have been known to turn to conventional coil springs (with airbags fitting inside them) used for their ECAS systems. This usually means an aftermarket upgrade from the factory-built pure airbag ECAS is prone to issues (described in the section on market challenges). Manufacturers of custom-made airbag units for ECAS systems have also been offering variants for leaf springs and even torsion bar suspensions.”

According to the report, increased preference for lift axles will be a key driver for market growth. Lift axle-equipped truck configurations have been gaining global popularity due to the constant increase in cargo sizes. Due to this, truck owners are usually left with a few yet limited options regarding their truck fleet dynamics.

Further, the report states that high cost of repairs is a challenge to the maintenance of ECAS systems. Low-end ECAS systems usually start from $2,000 and above, with some of the high-end systems going for rates above $10,000 and above for one full set of tag or pusher axles. This high initial cost of ECAS systems is also reflected in the replacement parts market that is the usual haunt for truckers looking to get their ECAS systems repaired. Failures in multiple components can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,500, depending on the kind of damage and the components affected. Furthermore, many components come in a pair (example, the airbags themselves), and hence the truck owners end up buying an entire set even if they need to replace just a single side.

Companies Mentioned

Meritor WABCO, Continental, Volvo Trucks, Hendrickson International, Wheels India, Dunlop Systems and Components, Murata Manufacturing, Drive-Rite, Mando, LORD, thyssenkrupp, BWI.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Report coverage
      • Table Report coverage
    • Product and market definitions
      • Table Definitions of some terms used in this report
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings by vendors in the ECAS space
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Snapshot of global ECAS market in commercial vehicle
      • Table Purview of our research study
      • Table Schematic diagram of a height sensor with actuator arm
      • Table Schematic diagram of an ECU
      • Table Schematic diagram of a solenoid valve
      • Table Schematic diagram of an ECAS system
      • Table Modes of ECAS
      • Table Schematic diagram of a typical ECAS remote control
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Analysis of the value chain in ECAS market in commercial vehicle
    • Product lifecycle
      • Table Lifecycle of ECAS systems 2016
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis: ECAS market
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Market landscape for global ECAS market in commercial vehicle
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global ECAS market in commercial vehicles 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Truck axle configurations
      • Table Top-down sizing drill down rationale
      • Table Lift axle penetration within HCVs 2015-2020
      • Table ECAS penetration within lift axle-enabled HCVs 2015-2020
      • Table Alternative global ECAS market in commercial vehicles 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Comparison of optimistic and pessimistic sizing methodologies 2014-2021
      • Table Deviation between the optimistic and pessimistic sizing methodologies 2015-2020
  • Market segmentation by geography
    • Market overview
      • Table Changes in geographic penetration of ECAS systems 2015 and 2020
      • Table Trucking market segments: Global distribution
    • Market in APAC
      • Table APAC ECAS market in commercial vehicles 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Industries driving the commercial vehicle market
      • Table Segmentation of the construction market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Fund allocation to infrastructure sub-segments: 12th Five-year Plan (2012-2017) ($ billions)
      • Table Evolution of the Indian construction equipment industry
    • Market in North America
      • Table North American ECAS market in commercial vehicles 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Total construction start index in US 2014-2016 ($ billions)
    • Market in Europe
      • Table European commercial vehicle ECAS market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Market in Latin America
      • Table Latin American ECAS market in commercial vehicles 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Construction investment in Brazil 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by number of axles
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast: 2-axle trucks
      • Table Global ECAS market in commercial vehicles for 2-axle trucks 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
      • Table Classification of 2-axle trucks on the basis of number of rear tires
      • Table Schematic diagram of rear extra wheel lift
      • Table Calculations of 2-axle trucks' ECAS penetration 2015-2020
    • Market size and forecast: 3-axle trucks
      • Table Global ECAS market in commercial vehicles for 3-axle trucks 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
      • Table Classification of 3-axle trucks on the basis of drive availability
      • Table Calculations of 3-axle trucks' HCV proportion 2015-2020
    • Market size and forecast: Trucks with 4-axle or more
      • Table Global ECAS market in commercial vehicles for trucks with 4-axle or more 2015-2020 (thousands of units)
      • Table Calculations of HCV proportion for trucks with 4-axle or more 2015-2020
  • Market drivers
    • Microeconomic drivers for ECAS market
      • Table Global Class 7and Class 8 trucks market 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Macroeconomic drivers for the ECAS market
      • Table Growth of China's construction machinery industry 2010-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Breakdown of Chinese construction machinery industry by product type 2015
      • Table Global mining industry revenue 2010-2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Top 10 mining project investments by country
      • Table Global outsourced logistics consumption 2015
  • Market challenges
    • Table Lift differential in trucks
  • Market trends
    • Technological trends
    • Mega-trends in the trucking industry
      • Table Truck platooning arrangement: Conceptual view
      • Table Key sensors and components in a platooning arrangement
    • Cyclical trends: An upcoming market upswing
      • Table Global construction equipment market recovery timeline (in months)
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive benchmarking
      • Table Qualitative analysis of the market players in global ECAS market in commercial vehicle
    • Other prominent vendors and expected new entrants
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Meritor WABCO
    • Continental
    • Volvo Trucks
    • Hendrickson International
    • Wheels India
    • Analyst's insights into the key vendor dynamics in the ECAS market
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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