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Automotive trailer wheel rim is the exterior edge of a vehicle that holds the tire. The materials used for manufacturing those rims include steel, aluminum alloy, and magnesium among others. It is characterized by its design, diameter, and width. It provides support to the tire of the vehicle. It also performs various functions such as acting as a supporting link to the suspension unit of the vehicle.

Growing automotive industry is one of the major factors driving growth of the automotive trailer wheel rims market

One of the major factors attributed to growth of the market is rising production of vehicles worldwide. For instance, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, the total number of vehicles produced in 2016 was 95 million units, which increased to 97 million units in 2017, globally. Therefore, increasing number of vehicles on road is leading to rising demand for automotive trailer wheel rims. Moreover, players in the market are developing advanced and innovative rims, in order to sustain in the market. For instance, the Maxion Wheel, a world leader in the light-weight wheel market, currently supply aluminum wheel rims to every major OEM in the world. The benefits offered by aluminum material over the steel material is that they are often several pounds lighter per wheel, which means quicker acceleration and faster stopping. Moreover, less weight also means less strain on suspension components. In extreme driving conditions, alloy wheels are able to dissipate heat away from brake components than their steel counterparts. Hence, these factors will propel growth of the automotive trailer wheel rims market.

Global Automotive Trailer Wheel Rims Market: Segment Trends

Among vehicle type, passenger vehicles segment accounted for the largest market share in 2017 and is the fastest growing segment, owing to increasing sales of these vehicles worldwide. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, the total units of passenger cars sold in 2015 was 69 million, which increased to 72 million in 2016, globally. Furthermore, increasing R&D investment by original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) will improve riding quality and also reduce overall weight of the vehicles, which in turn will make the vehicles fuel efficient. Hence, increasing sales of passenger vehicles will inadvertently increase the demand for automotive trailer wheel rims, thereby fueling growth of the market.

High maintenance cost is one of the major factors restraining growth of the automotive trailer wheel rims market

One of the major factors hindering growth of the global automotive trailer wheel rims market is the high maintenance cost that has to be incurred. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the cost incurred for straightening a bent rim is around US$ 75 or less whereas the cost incurred for repainting wheel rim requires over US$ 200 per wheel and cost incurred in entire replacement of wheel rim was over US$ 500. Therefore, high cost acts as a barrier for growth of the global market.

Global Automotive Trailer Wheel Rims Market: Regional Insights

Asia Pacific automotive trailer wheel rims market is expected to grow at a highest CAGR over the forecast period (2018–2026). This growth is attributed to presence of emerging economies such as India, China, and Japan in the region positioned as growth engines in the automotive sector. Owing to increasing vehicle production in economies such as China and India, the demand for automotive trailer wheel rims in this region has also increased. For instance, according to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), in India, the total number of vehicles produced in 2015 was 4.16 million and it increased to 4.48 million in 2016. Similarly, in China, the total number of vehicles produced in 2015 was 24.5 million and it increased to 28.1million in 2016. Moreover, the manufacturers of wheel rims such as Maxion wheels, Voxx wheels, Hitachi metals, and others are setting up their plants in this region, which in turn increases the demand for automotive wheel rims and further drives growth of the market. For instance, in January 2018, the Maxion Wheel set up new manufacturing plant in India for manufacturing wheels for passengers cars. Hence, all these factors will help in boosting growth of the automotive trailer wheel rims market in this region.

Global Automotive Trailer Wheel Rims market: Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global automotive trailer wheel rims market include TSW alloys Wheels, Maxion wheels, Voxx Products, MHT Luxury Wheels, Hitachi Metals Ltd., Zhejiang Wanfeng Auto Wheel Co., Ltd, Sota Offroad, Accuride International Inc., Vossen Wheels, Inc., and Auto Wheel & Rim.

Key players such as TSW alloys, Maxion wheel, Accuride International Inc., and others adopted product development strategies, in order to strengthen their position in the market. For instance, in September 2016, Maxion Wheels, the world’s leading wheel manufacturer, launched the industry’s lightest commercial vehicle steel wheel in the European market. The Gen34 22.5” x 9.0” steel wheel weighs 34 kilograms. This strategy will help the company to serve innovative products to their customers, thereby helping them to gain competitive edge in the market.

Global Automotive Trailer Wheel Rims Market: Taxonomy

The global automotive trailer wheel rims market is segmented on the basis of rim size, material type, vehicle type, and region.

By Rim Size:

  • 13-15 inch
  • 16-18inch
  • 19-21inch
  • > 21 inch

By Material Type:

  • Steel
  • Alloy
  • Carbon-fiber
  • Others

By Vehicle Type:

  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

Data Triangulation Methodology | Coherent Market Insights

Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.

Market Analysis | Coherent Market Insights

Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users