HVAC stands for heating, ventilation (replacing air in any space to provide high indoor air quality) and air conditioning (altering the properties of air to make the indoor air more comfortable). Ventilation is the process which includes both the exchange of air to the outside as well as circulation of air within the space. HVAC is a technology that provides indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. Automotive HVAC system’s main purpose is to provide thermal and acceptable air condition within the vehicle.
Present generation vehicles are equipped with many innovative technologies which differ in functions performed, cost and application. These features make the vehicle more comfortable for the traveler. Global Automotive HVAC market can be divided on the bases of vehicle type (passenger cars, LCVs (light commercial vehicles) and HCVs (heavy commercial vehicle) and technology component (automatic and manual). Passenger cars dominate the global automotive HVAC market due to increasing demand for private vehicles. In case of technology, automatic technology dominates over manual technology.
Asia-Pacific has the largest market share for automotive HVAC market, followed by North America and Europe. Asia-Pacific region is expected to maintain its dominance in the coming future owing to larger vehicle production and demand in countries such China, India, and Japan. India and Chinese markets are expected to dominate global automotive HVAC market owing to their increasing population and increasing domestic production.
In current era, people spend a large portion of their time on road travelling in their private vehicle or other means of public transport. Hence rising amount of time spent by people in travelling is driving the global automotive HVAC market. Also, growing popularity of private vehicle over public transport is further expected to increase demand for automotive HVAC technology. Additionally, increasing income level coupled with wide choice of private financing has made it easy for the customers to spend more on private vehicle rather than traveling on public transport. This may further add on to the increasing demand of automotive HVAC technology especially in the developing nation such as India and China.
Automotive HVAC market is dominated by established players. Some of the major companies operating in the global automotive HVAC market are Air International Thermal Systems, Brose GmbH & Co., Xiezhong International Holdings Limited., Valeo SA, Toyota Industries Corporation, Sanden Corporation, Keihin Corporation, Johnson Electric, Gentherm Inc., Denso Corporation, Delphi Automotive LLP., Calsonic Kansei Corporation, Japan Climate Systems Corporation and Visteon Corporation.
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The automotive HAVC market is progressing with the growth in the automotive sector. The rise in the demand for passenger vehicles, especially in the luxury vehicles segment is significantly contributing to the market growth. The market for these HVAC systems has been on a path of progress over the years owing to its essential requirement in passenger vehicles for maintaining the indoor and vehicular environmental comfort.
Different functionalities of automotive HVAC including maintenance of internal temperature, automatic control of fan speed, and fogging sensors impart prominence to these HVAC systems in the automotive sector. The changing climatic conditions have escalated the demand for robust temperature and environmental control systems in vehicles, thereby positively influencing the progress of the automotive HVAC landscape. The adoption rate is on a rise with the growing integration of electronics, climate control features, and different sensors. The rise in the number of rental car players such as Ola and Uber is expected to have a remarkable impact on the global landscape. Inclusion of air conditioning in commercial passenger vehicles to uplift the comfort factor also plays a vital role in pushing ahead the boundaries of market growth.
Regional Market Analysis
The global market is progressing towards a highly automatic and advanced automotive industry. These developments are expected to fuel the growth of different regional markets. Buoyed by the advancing production in the automotive sector in developing economies such as India, Japan, and China, Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit rapid growth during the forecast period. These leading regions are estimated to lead the global automotive HAVC market in production by the end of the forecast period owing to a substantial surge in vehicle production and demand. North America is forecasted to create new growth prospects for the manufacturers in the coming years.
Innovations Give Rise to New Opportunities
The augmenting research and developments in the automotive sector across the globe are set to enhance the technological capabilities of the market players. These market players are introducing advanced technologies in the automotive HVAC to develop new products that impart them the competitive edge in the market. The competitors in the market are developing eco-friendly products to fall in line with the stringent government regulations regarding emissions. Energy-efficacy is the other parameter driving growth in the HVAC systems. The manufacturers are increasingly using green technologies to develop eco-friendly and energy-efficient automotive HVAC systems. They are dedicated to reduce the negative impact of the HVAC system on the fuel economy of the vehicle. Light-weight products are being developed by the market players to contribute to the reduction of overall vehicle weight.
Market players are involved in mergers & acquisitions to expand their market presence. For instance, Denso collaborated with Toyota to develop Prius, a hybrid technology promoting safety, fuel efficiency, and green technology in vehicles. Established players profiled in the global automotive HVAC market include Xiezhong International Holdings Limited., Toyota Industries Corporation, Johnson Electric, Delphi Automotive LLP., Japan Climate Systems Corporation, Calsonic Kansei Corporation, and Visteon Corporation.