Stratview Research announces the launch of a new research report on Automotive Leaf Spring Market by Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light-Duty Commercial Vehicle, Medium- & Heavy-Duty Vehicle, and Others), by Spring Type (Parabolic Leaf Spring and Multi-Leaf Spring), by Material Type (Metal Leaf Springs and Composite Leaf Springs), by Location Type (Front Suspension and Rear Suspension), by Manufacturing Process Type (Shot Peening, HP-RTM, and Others), by End-User Type (OE and Aftermarket), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World), Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2019-2024.
This market report, from Stratview Research, studies leaf spring in the global automotive industry over the trend and forecast period of 2013 to 2018 and 2019 to 2024, respectively. The report provides detailed insights on the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
Automotive Leaf Spring Market: Research Highlights
Leaf spring is a spring comprising leaves and is commonly used for suspension in the wheeled vehicles. It is a semi-elliptical arm consisting of one or more leaves, which are strips of steel or other materials that are meant to flex under pressure yet maintain their original shape when not under pressure. Leaf spring is one of the oldest suspension components and is still being used in most of the LCVs and MHCVs.
Over a period, the automotive industry has witnessed a remarkable transition in the leaf spring’s technology, material, style, design, etc. There are countless styles of leaf-spring suspension available worldwide featuring different mounting points, shapes, and sizes. At the same time, there are a lot of R&D activities happening for the development of lightweight alternatives of heavier steel leaf springs. Composite leaf springs are the outcome of these activities, offering significant weight saving advantage over steel springs without sacrificing performance.
As per Stratview Research, the next five years for the leaf spring market in the automotive industry seems attractive with significant growth opportunities in both, OE as well as aftermarket segments. The market is set to reach an estimated value of US$ 5.8 billion in 2024, witnessing a healthy growth in the coming years. Several factors are bolstering the demand for leaf springs among which, rising production of LCVs and MHCVs is the biggest growth factor contributing to a greater demand for leaf springs. Other noticeable driving factors are advancements in the leaf spring technology, such as parabolic leaf springs; greater demand for lightweight springs, especially composite leaf springs; and rising automotive fleet.
The author of the report cited that MHCV dominates the market in terms of value and is likely to maintain its dominance in the coming five years as well. Large production base of MHCVs coupled with high penetration of leaf springs in MHCVs and large MHCV fleet are the key whys and wherefores behind the dominance of MHCVs in the market.
Weight reduction is one of the mega trends in the automotive industry. It can be achieved primarily through introduction of better materials, design optimization, and better manufacturing processes. Selection of any material for an application is based on the relative cost as well as the strength of the material. There are several advanced materials available with light-weighting advantage. Composite materials are one of them with elastic strain energy, better fatigue resistance, and higher strength-to-weight ratio compared to steel. It provides significant weight reduction with adequate improvement in the mechanical properties and is one of the best replacement materials for conventional steel.
Based on the material type, steel leaf spring is expected to remain the larger spring type in the next five years; however, composite spring is likely to witness the higher growth in the same period. Composite springs offer excellent strength-to-weight ratio, fatigue resistance, and natural frequency and are about five times more durable than a steel spring. Internal damping in the composite materials leads to excellent absorption of vibration energy within the parts, resulting in, a reduced transmission of vibration noise to the neighboring structures.
In terms of region, Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the largest market for leaf springs in the foreseen future, because of increasing production of MHCVs in the developing Asian economies, such as China and India. China, Japan, and South Korea are likely to remain the major markets in the region; however, India is likely to be the new growth engine of the region’s market in the coming five years. Europe and North America, other major markets, are also likely to have a positive outlook in the coming five years.
The global automotive leaf springs market is highly fragmented with the presence of more than 100 global as well as regional players. The key automotive leaf spring manufacturers are Rassini, Hendrickson, Jamna Auto Industries, Dongfeng Motors, and IFC Composite (for composite leaf springs). New product development, capacity expansion, formation of strategic alliances are some of the key strategies adopted by the major players to gain a competitive edge in the market.
This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights on the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market. The following are the key features of the report:
This report studies leaf spring market in the global automotive industry and has segmented the market in seven ways, keeping in mind the interest of all the stakeholders across the value chain. Following are the seven ways in which the market is segmented:
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