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Market Insight- Global Automotive Wiring Harness Market
An automotive wiring harness also referred to as cable assembly is a set of cables used to integrate various electronic components that helps in transmitting power to various modules in an automotive vehicle. It is one of the most crucial components in the vehicle since it handles complete current flow across all of a vehicle including wipers, electrical devices, and other electronic components. The major difference between in automotive wire harness and a standard wire harness is the connectors used and the test is done to it. Automotive wiring harness protects wiring from vehicle vibrations, moisture, and abrasions. With the help of different components such as conduits, electrical tape, cable ties or a combination of these are used to tie electrical wires together to form the complete automotive wiring assembly.
The global automotive wiring harness market was valued for US$ 54,629.4 Mn in 2019 is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period
Market Dynamics- Drivers
- Rising demand for automotive vehicles worldwide is expected to drive growth of the global automotive wiring harness market during the forecast period
Across the globe, there is a high demand for automotive vehicles. According to the Coherent Market Insights’ (CMI) analysis, the global automobile industry registered an annual growth rate of over 5.5% from 2010 to 2015 and is estimated to be valued at US$ 5.1 trillion by end of 2015. According to the same source, the industry also involves significant research and development activities, representing an investment of around US$ 85 Bn (as of 2013). Thus, high demand for automotive vehicles is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period.
- Gradually improving world economy is expected to propel the global automotive wiring harness market growth over the forecast period
The global economy is improving gradually and has witnessed significant growth in the recent past. According to the International Monitory Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook (WEO), April 2014, the global economy is improving and is projected to further strengthen over the following two to three years. In APEJ and Latin America, supportive monetary conditions, robust labor market conditions and improvement in consumer confidence have increased consumption of oil and gas. Furthermore, according to the IMF, global inflation is expected to remain within a moderate range from 2014 to 2020. For instance, the global inflation rate is projected to reduce to 2.4% in 2016 from 2.6% in 2014. A drop in oil prices in 2014 is aiding macroeconomic conditions globally. Thus, these factors are expected to support growth of the global automotive wiring vehicles market growth in the near future.
APAC dominated the global automotive wiring harness market in 2019, accounting for 46.8% share in terms of value, followed by Europe and North America, respectively
Source: Coherent Market Insights
Market Dynamics- Restraints
- Lack of availability of standardized design modules is expected to restrain growth of the global automotive wiring harness market during the forecast period
Despite having technological advancements in the field of automotive assembly line, the manufacturing of wire harness is still done manually or with help of semi-automatic machines for certain operations. Furthermore, each manufacturer follows different methods in selecting the components and making layout for the vehicle, which in turn, is expected to restrict the market growth in the near future.
- Lack of strict regulatory policies for design and safety is expected to hinder the global automotive warring harness market growth over the forecast period
Unlike the functional components that include safety components and sensors namely horns and wipers, wire harness design is not mandated to fulfill any regulatory compliances. Therefore, insufficiency in design can cause serious hazards to the vehicle. Thus, a protection has to in-built for the wire harness.
- Growing adoption of ICE downsizing approach can provide major growth opportunities
Many manufacturers are focused on downsizing internal combustion engine (ICE) due to environmental challenges involved. This allows manufacture to produce more fuel-efficient engines and meet future environmental standards. This, in turn, increases the demand for compact wiring harness modules. Furthermore, ICE development/downsizing is expected to provide major growth opportunities in the market by 2020, especially in Japan, Europe, and the U.S.
- Increasing adoption of platform strategies can pose significant business opportunities
Adoption of Module and Platform strategies by major passenger car manufacturers such as General Motors and Volkswagen is driving growth of wiring harness systems. By 2020, 10 major manufacturers of automotive wiring harness are expected to focus on production of core platforms, thereby enabling them to reduce costs and introduce design innovations.
Source: Coherent Market Insights
- Increasing the use of advanced technologies is a major trend in the market
Technological advancements in automotive industry have reduced usage of complex wiring mechanical controls, thereby increasing adoption of compact wiring harness in automotive. Growing implementation of automotive technologies namely drive-by-wire and automotive Ethernet uses all electronic controls to activate brakes, engines, and control on steering. Moreover, automotive Ethernet facilitates internal and external connectivity of a vehicle, thereby reducing usage of complex wiring mechanical controls.
- Growing consumer preference for sustainable products
Governments of various countries are focused on enforcing strict regulatory policies regarding carbon emission. Besides this, there is rising environmental awareness among common populace, which is expected to boost the demand for electric and hybrid vehicles. Thus, all these factors are expected to boost the demand for wiring harnesses. Vehicle manufacturers across the world need to adhere to various norms such as Euro 1, Euro 2, California Emission Standards, Bharat Stage Emission Standards, in order to reduce carbon emissions.
In global automotive wiring harness market, by vehicle segment, passenger vehicles sub segment dominated the global market in 2019, accounting for 67.0% share in terms of value
Source: Coherent Market Insights
Value Chain Analysis
Key players operating in the global automotive warring harness market are Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., YAZAKI Corporation, PKC Group PLC, Aisin Seiki Co., Amphenol RF, Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), LEONI, ERNI Electronics, AVX Corporation, Delphi Automotive PLC, Lear Corporation, and Fujikura Ltd.
- Key players in the market are focused on mergers and acquisitions, in order to gain a competitive edge in the market. For instance, in January 2017, Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (MSSL), a subsidiary of Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), acquired PKC Group PLC, a Finland-based wiring harness provider.
- Major companies in the market are involved in product launches, in order to expand product portfolio. For instance, in July 2019, Amphenol RF introduced new 100Ω High-Speed Data (HSD) cable assemblies for automotive and agricultural equipment applications.