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Global light vehicle materials market - forecasts to 2033

Global light vehicle materials market - forecasts to 2033

Updated in the last quarter, this report has been extracted from motor industry information and intelligence platform QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the global body material trends sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.

Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes:

  • Material use as a percentage of vehicle body weight for the top 14* markets
  • A review of the latest material developments, applications and market trends (including space frames, engine cooling, armour, braking, reinforcing, seating, light-weighting, films, aluminium, carbon fibre, coatings, magnesium, organic materials, plastics and composites, steel and recycling initiatives)  
  • Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers including Isolite Group, Zircotec, Prodrive, JAPIA, Tata Steel, Surface Processing (news and interviews only available in QUBE)
  • Sector PESTER (Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Regulatory) analysis
  • Updated profiles of the major materials suppliers including their strategies and prospects
  • Material use forecasts as a percentage of vehicle body weight for the top 14* markets (sectors include steel, iron, aluminium, plastics, glass and other materials)
*The top 14 markets accounting for over 98% of global light vehicle production include:
North America (US, Canada and Mexico) ; Mercosur (Brazil and Argentina); Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Finland and Morocco) ; Central Europe (Turkey, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia); Russia; Japan; China; India; Korea; Thailand; Other Asia; Iran; South Africa; Australia.

You can use this materials market report to:

  • Gain a quick overview of the automotive materials sector globally
  • Understand the size and scope of the world's  top 14 markets
  • Hear direct from leading companies on their strategies and plans
  • Review the latest and most significant technological developments
  • Follow the key trends within the sector and what's driving them
  • Spot opportunities and threats in this sector
  • Track key companies' latest activities and prospects
  •  Prepare supply and demand forecasts
  • Produce internal sales plans and forecasts
  • Carry out competitive intelligence


  • Introduction
  • Pester analysis
  • Companies
    • 3M
    • Accuride Corporation
    • Aichi Steel
    • AK Steel
    • Alcoa, Inc
    • Aleris
    • Asahi Kasei Plastics
    • Autoneum
    • BASF SE
    • Benteler
    • Biomer
    • Bodine Aluminum
    • Bridgestone
    • CIE Automotive SA
    • ContiTech
    • Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc
    • Covestro
    • Dow Automotive Systems
    • Dräxlmaier Group
    • DuPont (E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company)
    • Evonik
    • Faurecia
    • Fosun
    • Freudenberg & Co. KG
    • Gestamp Automocion
    • Henkel
    • Honeywell
    • Hyundai Steel
    • International Automotive Components
    • JFE Steel Corporation
    • Kobe Steel
    • Lanxess
    • LG Chem
    • Magna International Inc.
      • Infrastructure
      • Merger and acquisition activity
    • Martinrea
    • Metaldyne
    • Minda Corporation
    • NanoSteel Company
    • Novares
    • Novelis
    • NSG
    • Oerlikon Balzers
    • Posco
    • PPG Industries
      • Infrastructure
      • Merger and acquisition activity
      • Products
    • PT Astra Otoparts
    • SABIC
    • Saint-Gobain
    • Samvardhana Motherson Group
    • Shiloh Industries
    • Showa Denko
    • Solvay
    • Stadco
    • Sumitomo Corporation
    • Tata Steel
    • Teijin
    • Tenedora Nemak
    • ThyssenKrupp AG
    • Toray Industries
    • Toyo Tire & Rubber
    • Toyoda Gosei
    • Trelleborg AB
    • Trinseo
    • Victrex
    • Woodbridge Group
    • Yokohama Rubber
    • ZF
  • Forecasts
    • Aluminium
    • Glass
    • Iron
    • Other materials
    • Plastics
    • Steel
  • Materials
    • Aluminium
      • Applications
        • Alcoa's MagnaForce
        • Aluminium sheet from Kobe Steel
        • Audi Space Frame
        • Cadillac ATS
        • Constellium’s aluminium crash management system
        • Engine cooling
        • Ford F-150 pickup
        • GM's aluminium welding technology
        • Heat shield from Federal-Mogul
        • Honda's steel-aluminium jointing solution
        • Novelis supplying aluminium sheet to General Motors
        • Tesla Model S
        • Turbocharger
    • Carbon fibre
      • Armoured vehicles
      • Bentley's solutions
      • BMW's solutions
      • Body panels
      • Carbon ceramic disc brakes
      • Daimler's solutions
      • Ford's solutions
      • GM's solutions
    • Coatings
      • Colour trends
        • BASF's research
        • DuPont's research
        • PPG's research
      • Other
    • Magnesium
      • Roofs
      • Seating
    • Organic materials
      • Acoustical foam
      • Doors
      • Ecological plastic in the Prius
      • Engine parts
      • Floor mats
      • Ford's approach to using alternative materials
      • Instrument panels
      • Interiors
      • Mercedes-Benz uses coconut matting, crushed olive stones and even sawdust
      • Seating
      • Tyres
    • Other materials
      • Alternative material to nylon 12 resin
      • BASF's car seat cover
      • ContiTech's double-sided timing belt
    • Plastics and composites
      • Bioplastic for vehicle interior parts
      • Brake pedal
      • Bumper market
      • Charge air ducts
      • Composite material door panels
      • Composite plastic tailgate
      • Door panels
      • Engine cooling
      • Environmentally friendly (‘green’) products
      • Front-end modules
      • Fuel system applications
      • General Motors' 'smart materials' developments
      • Glass fibre compounds
      • Glazing
      • Interior applications
        • Ford and Coca-Cola develop vehicle interior fabric
      • Resins
      • Roof systems
      • Sealing applications
        • Material from Trelleborg
        • Windshield sealing system for the Opel Astra GTC
      • Seat belts
      • Seats
      • Spare wheel tray
      • Spoiler
      • Suspension system
      • Tailgate
      • Technology developments
      • Transmission crossbeam
      • Wheels
    • Recycling
      • Batteries
      • Bumpers
      • Glazing
      • Interiors
      • Motor oil
      • Steel
      • Tyres
        • Continental's tyre recycling process
        • Ford makes gaskets and seals from recycled tyres
        • Michelin's TREC project
      • Waste packaging
    • Steel
      • Fuel tanks
      • Seats
      • Wheels
  • Archive
    • Emerging markets
    • Front-end modules
    • IAC develops blow foaming process for air ducts
    • Interior films from 3M
    • Nissan’s SpecV version of its GT-R ‘halo car’
    • PSA looks for aluminium partners
  • Asia-Pacific manufacturer market shares of OE automotive lead-acid starter batteries for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of sales volume
  • European manufacturer market shares of OE and aftermarket for automotive lead-acid starter batteries for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of sales volume
  • Exide Technologies’ transportation battery manufacturing plants and offices worldwide, 2013
  • Fiamm SpA’s starter battery operations, 2013
  • French independent aftermarket manufacturer market shares for automotive lead-acid starter batteries for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of sales volume
  • German independent aftermarket manufacturer market shares for automotive lead-acid starter batteries for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of sales volume
  • Global manufacturer market shares of OE and aftermarket for automotive lead-acid starter batteries for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of sales volume
  • Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions’ plants and distribution centres worldwide, 2013
  • North American manufacturer market shares of OE automotive lead-acid starter batteries for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of sales volume
  • Market fitment/penetration rates of advanced automotive batteries fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2013-2033, (%)
  • Market volumes of advanced automotive batteries fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2013-2033, ('000s units)
  • Market volumes of lead-acid starter batteries fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2013-2033, ('000s units)
  • Relative market sizes of lead-acid starter batteries fitted to newly-assembled passenger cars and light vehicles, 2013-2033, (% share)
  • UK independent aftermarket manufacturer market shares for automotive lead-acid starter batteries for passenger cars and light vehicles, 2010-2017, % of sales volume

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