A heat exchanger is a device designed to efficiently exchange the heat from one medium to another at different temperatures. Heat exchangers such as SIGMA plate and aluminum heat exchangers used in the automotive industry benefits the vehicles by cooling the machine coolants and performing motor test stands, among others. In addition to this, heat exchangers provide high performance, expanded productivity which positively influences the growth of the global automotive heat exchanger market.
Increasing demand for turbochargers is a major factor driving the growth of automotive heat exchanger market
The increasing demand for turbochargers in automated vehicles is a major driver for the automotive heat exchanger market. Using turbochargers in the vehicle enables enhanced high altitude performance, reduced emissions, and reduced fuel consumption, among others. For instance, according to Natural Resources Canada (NRC) a turbocharged engine can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by 2% to 6% compared to the conventional engine. Therefore, increasing the demand for turbochargers in the automated vehicles would positively impact for propelling the growth of automotive heat exchanger market.
Electric vehicles segment to hold the largest share in the market
The electric vehicles segment held the largest share in 2016 and is projected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The various heat exchangers such as liquid-cooled plate, plate-to-plate are used in the electric vehicles for cooling and improving the battery life. The increasing number of electric vehicles will directly impact the automotive heat exchanger market. For instance, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) analysis, in 2016, the sales of electric cars were pegged at 750 thousand, globally. This positions the segment as the dominant segment in the market.
Global Automotive Heat Exchanger Market: Taxonomy
On the basis of design type, the global automotive heat exchanger market is segmented into:
- Shell and Tube
- Plate and Frame
On the basis of application, the global automotive heat exchanger market is segmented into:
- Oil Coolers
- Air conditioning
On the basis of vehicle type, the global automotive heat exchanger market is segmented into:
- Conventional Vehicles
- Electric Vehicles
On the basis of geography, the global automotive heat exchanger market is segmented into:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East
Global Automotive Heat Exchanger Market: Regional Insights
Asia Pacific is expected to have the largest market share in the automotive heat exchanger market. This is attributed to the increasing demand for turbochargers and increase in number of electric vehicles especially in the China. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights analysis, China, the world’s fastest-growing automotive market, is expected to increase turbo penetration from 23% in 2014 to 41% in 2019. This would double the number of turbocharged vehicles sold each year to over 13.01 million. In addition to this, according to the International Energy Agency, in 2016, China held the largest share in the electric car market, accounting for over 40% of the global electric cars sold in the country. This in turn increases demand for automotive heat exchangers in the country.
Global Automotive Heat Exchanger Market: Key Players
Major players operating in the global automotive heat exchanger market include The major players in the market include Denso, Valeo, Clizen, GEA Group, MAHLE, G&M Radiator, Gunter GmbH & Co. KG, Alfa Laval AB, American Industrial Heat Transfer Inc., AKG Thermal Systems, Inc., G&M Radiator, Constellium N.V., SGL Carbon Technic LLC, Visteon, and Wuxi Guanyun Heat Exchanger.
Global Automotive Heat Exchanger Market: Key Developments
- In August 2018, YOKOHAMA, Japan-based Company, announced a launch of its double-tube internal heat exchanger for use in automotive air-conditioners to improve the cooling efficiency.
- In August 2018, Gränges AB, Sweden-based Company, announced a Joint Venture with Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Ltd., Japan-based Company, to form the joint establishment of a new production facility for sheet materials of automotive heat exchangers in North America.
- In February 2011, DENSO Corporation, one of the automotive components manufacturer, announced a launch of Four Low-cost Heat Exchangers for the Indian Automotive Market.