Automotive AC Filter Market, by Filter Type (Particulate, Charcoal, and Electrostatic), by Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Heavy & light commercial vehicles), by Sales Channel (Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Aftermarket), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2025

Automotive AC Filter Market

Automotive AC filter is responsible for reducing impurities and pollutants entering into the engine through air condition system, air circulation, and heating. This is an important part of a vehicle that helps to protect passengers against harmful bacteria, dust, and smog. This in turn reduce dust accumulation in vehicles and enhances the performance of engines.

Market Driver:

Various economies are imposing stringent norms related to emission of CO2, which is also accelerating automotive AC filter adoption worldwide. For instance, California legislature passed a bill establishing the most extensive carbon dioxide (CO2) emission controls. The law requires a 25% reduction in state CO2 emissions by 2020, with the first major cut taking effect in 2012. Also, presence of various environment regulatory bodies such as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), offers legal authority to monitor and regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

Moreover, rapid urbanization and industrialization in various emerging economies such as India and China is one of the key drivers for growth of the market. Increase in GDP is supporting growing urbanization. For instance, according to the World Bank Group, GDP per capita has increased globally from US$ 9509.4 in 2010 to US$ 10,150.8 in 2016. This is an indicator of increased standard of living, which has significantly impacted affordability and expenditure on luxury vehicles.

The export value of vehicles from China increased massively, with majority of cars developed in China being sold to Iran, Algeria, Russia, Egypt, and other emerging economies. For instance, according to Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), in 2017, sales of 96,804,390 unit vehicles were recorded globally, which was an increase from 93,905,634 units in 2016. These are key factors influencing the adoption of automotive AC filters globally.

Figure: Global Automotive AC Filter Market Value Share (%), by Region, 2025

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SOURCE: COHERENT MARKET INSIGHTS ANALYSIS, 2018

North America Automotive AC Filter Market is expected to grow at highest CAGR

The market for North America is expected to grow at highest CAGR over the forecast period from 2018 to 2025. This growth is attributed to stringent government regulation regarding emission control, which is major factor driving the regional market growth. For instance, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) Standards in the U.S. is propagating adoption of energy efficient automotive by formulating regulations for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and promoting development of innovative technologies to increase their reliance on renewable and conservation of energy sources. This in turn creates a highly conducive environment for growth of the global automotive AC filter market.

Moreover, another key factor propelling regional market growth is increasing passenger car sales. The U.S. accounted for largest share in North America passenger car sales in 2017. According to Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), in 2017, around 11,302,188 units of passenger cars were sold, among which in the U.S. around 6,096,111 units of passenger cars were sold. Hence, increasing adoption of passenger cars in country is propelling demand for AC filters to meet regulatory demand from the U.S. government.

The market for AC filter in Europe is expected to grow at significant rate over the forecast period from 2018 to 2025. This growth is attributed to growing government concern for the reduction of CO2 emission. For instance, the European Union has set its own emissions standards. EU Regulation No 443/2009 sets an average CO2 emissions target for new passenger cars of 130 grams/kilometer. A target of 95 grams/kilometer will be applicable from 2021.

Germany is the leading country fueling regional automotive market growth, which is further accelerating automotive AC filter market growth. Germany accounted for largest share in passenger car sales in Europe in 2017. Increasing passenger car sales has propelled the demand for start-stop batteries due to increasing inclination towards pollution free vehicles. According to OICA, in 2017, around 3,442,100 units of passenger cars were sold in Germany up from 3,351,607 in 2016. These factors are propelling regional automotive AC filter market growth.

Key companies

Major players operating in the global automotive AC filter market include Mann+Hummel GmbH, Sofegi SpA, Donaldson Company, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, Denso Corporation, Ahlstrom Corporation, MAHLE GmbH, Freudenberg & Co. KG, Hengst SE & Co. KG, ALCO Filters Ltd., K&N Engineering, Inc., EuroGIELLE s.r.l., ACDelco, and Airmatic Filterbau GmbH.

Automotive AC filters is one of the important part of automobile industry and is highly influenced by state of automotive industry, health safety regulations, emission control norms, and availability of wide range of choices for vehicles. The aftermarket for automotive AC filters is mainly influenced by average miles per driven, types of filters used, vehicle parc, and other factors.

Market Dynamics

The global automotive AC filter market growth is attributed to growing adoption of vehicles that are equipped with AC system which require air filters. Moreover, environment friendly norms and compliances has urged manufacturers to adopt AC filters to minimize emission on harmful gases and other contaminants, which in turn is minimizing health risks such as respiratory diseases, allergic reactions, and others among individuals. Moreover, intense competition among AC filter providers to offer advanced filtration technologies to automotive manufacturers as well as in aftersales markets is expected to boost the market growth. However, constant fluctuations in raw material prices is expected to hamper the market growth. Nonetheless, rapid industrialization among emerging economies, rising passenger cars sales owing to increase in disposable income, and high growth potential in China and India markets is expected offer opportunities for growth to the automotive AC filter during the forecast period.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of Automotive AC Filter market size (US$ Million), and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018– 2025), considering 2017 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global automotive AC filter market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, automotive AC filter market capital, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Companies covered as part of this study include Mann+Hummel GmbH, Sofegi SpA, Donaldson Company, Inc., Robert Bosch GmbH, Denso Corporation, Ahlstrom Corporation, MAHLE GmbH, Freudenberg & Co. KG, Hengst SE & Co. KG, ALCO Filters Ltd., K&N Engineering, Inc., EuroGIELLE s.r.l., ACDelco, and Airmatic Filterbau GmbH.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launches, product upgrades, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global automotive AC filter market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global automotive AC filter market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Filter Type:
    • Particulate
    • Charcoal
    • Electrostatic
  • Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Vehicle Type:
    • Passenger Car
    • Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Sales Channel:
    • OEM
    • Aftermarket
  • Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Filter Type:
        • Particulate
        • Charcoal
        • Electrostatic
      • By Vehicle Type:
        • Passenger Car
        • Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicles
      • By Sales Channel:
        • OEM
        • Aftermarket
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Filter Type:
        • Particulate
        • Charcoal
        • Electrostatic
      • By Vehicle Type:
        • Passenger Car
        • Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicles
      • By Sales Channel:
        • OEM
        • Aftermarket
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • UK
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Filter Type:
        • Particulate
        • Charcoal
        • Electrostatic
      • By Vehicle Type:
        • Passenger Car
        • Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicles
      • By Sales Channel:
        • OEM
        • Aftermarket
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Filter Type:
        • Particulate
        • Charcoal
        • Electrostatic
      • By Vehicle Type:
        • Passenger Car
        • Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicles
      • By Sales Channel:
        • OEM
        • Aftermarket
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • By Filter Type:
        • Particulate
        • Charcoal
        • Electrostatic
      • By Vehicle Type:
        • Passenger Car
        • Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicles
      • By Sales Channel:
        • OEM
        • Aftermarket
      • By Country:
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Filter Type:
        • Particulate
        • Charcoal
        • Electrostatic
      • By Vehicle Type:
        • Passenger Car
        • Heavy & Light Commercial Vehicles
      • By Sales Channel:
        • OEM
        • Aftermarket
      • By Country:
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Mann+Hummel GmbH*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments/ Updates
    • Sofegi SpA
    • Donaldson Company, Inc.
    • Robert Bosch GmbH
    • Denso Corporation
    • Ahlstrom Corporation
    • MAHLE GmbH
    • Freudenberg & Co. KG
    • Hengst SE & Co. KG
    • ALCO Filters Ltd.
    • K&N Engineering, Inc.
    • EuroGIELLE s.r.l.
    • ACDelco
    • Airmatic Filterbau GmbH 

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Filter Type
      • Market Snippet, By Vehicle Type
      • Market Snippet, By Sales Channel
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trend
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • New system Launch/Approvals
    • Value Chain Analysis
    • Porter’s Analysis
    • PEST Analysis
  4. Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Filter Type, 2016–2025  (US$ Million and Units and Units)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Particulate
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million and Units)
    • Charcoal
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million and Units)
    • Electrostatic
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million and Units)
  5. Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Vehicle Type, 2016–2025  (US$ Million and Units)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Passenger Car
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million and Units)
    • Heavy & light commercial vehicles
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million and Units)
  6. Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Sales Channel, 2016–2025  (US$ Million and Units)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Segment Trends
    • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million and Units)
    • Aftermarket
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, 2016–2025, (US$ Million and Units)
  7. Global Automotive AC Filter Market, By Regions, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2016 and 2025 (%)
    • North America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Filter Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vehicle Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Sales Channel, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Filter Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vehicle Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Sales Channel, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
        • UK
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Filter Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vehicle Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Sales Channel, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Others
    • Latin America
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Filter Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vehicle Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Sales Channel, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Others
    • Middle East
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Filter Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vehicle Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Sales Channel, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Africa
      • Regional Trends
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Filter Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Vehicle Type, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Sales Channel, 2016–2025 (US$ Million and Units)
      • Market Share Analysis, By Country, 2016 and 2025 (%)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Company Profiles
      • Mann+Hummel GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Sofegi SpA
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Donaldson Company, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Robert Bosch GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Denso Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Ahlstrom Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • MAHLE GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Freudenberg & Co. KG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Hengst SE & Co. KG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • ALCO Filters Ltd.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • K&N Engineering, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • EuroGIELLE s.r.l.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • ACDelco
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Key Strategies
        • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Airmatic Filterbau GmbH
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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