The Global Automotive Washer System Market, by Component (Nozzles, Reservoirs, Hose & Connectors, Pumps, Windshield Wipers and Wiper Motor), by Vehicle Type (PC, LCV and HCV), by Product Type (Windshield Wiper System and Headlamp Wiper System), by Technology(Electrical and Mechanical), by Sales Channel(OEM and AM) and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) - Global Forecast to 2027”, is expected to be valued at US$ 31,178.5 Million by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.1 % during the forecast period (2019-2027), as highlighted in a report published by Coherent Market Insights.
An automotive washer system is a crucial part of a vehicle that makes sure the clear vision of other vehicles on road, in order to prevent accidents. There are two major automotive washer systems installed in an automotive vehicle namely headlamp washer system and windshield washer system.
Headlamp washer system- A headlamp washer system is a type of washing equipment, which mostly features in premium and luxury vehicles such as SUVs & sedans. The major components included in the headlamp washer system are wiper blade, windshield washer pump, windshield wash nozzle, hose and connectors, and front & wiper motor.
Windshield washer system- Windshield washer system is the standard safety feature available in all automotive vehicles produced across the globe, so as to provide clear visibility to the driver. The system includes components such as nozzles, washer fluid reservoirs, hose and connectors, wiper blade, wiper arm, windshield washer pump, and front & wiper motor.
The global Automotive Washer System Market was accounted for US$ 20,170.4 Mn in terms of value and 1,605.9 Mn in units in terms of volume in 2019 and is expected to grow at CAGR of 5.1 % for the period 2019-2027
Improved standard of living and rising preference towards cars such as SUVs are expected to boost the global automotive washer system market growth over the forecast period
Standard of living of common populace across the globe has improved significantly in the recent past, with increased disposable income. This change in standard of living is particularly observed in emerging economies such as India and China, owing to high growth of automotive industry. Furthermore, more and more consumers are preferring SUV segment vehicles over compact or small-sized cars, owing to robust built of SUV cars. This, in turn, is expected to drive the global automotive washer system market growth over the forecast period.
Inaugural of new production plants in emerging automotive market is expected to present major growth opportunities
Many automotive manufactures are focused on production and capacity expansion by establishing new production plants in emerging automotive markets. Domestic suppliers, especially of wiper & washer systems and components such as motors, pumps and integrated washers, are expected to benefit significantly. OEMs prefer local component suppliers for economical pricing and sustainable supply. Moreover, international players could leverage their capabilities to expand into such markets either through collaboration with local players or by establishing production sites in these regions. For instance, in 2015, Kia Motors, South Korea-based automobile manufacturer, expanded its production capacity by establishing a new facility in Mexico.
Requirement of timely replacement of windshield washer system is expected to hamper the global automotive washer system market growth over the forecast period
Windshield requires frequent maintenance and replacement operations as it is a regularly used equipment. If the use of a windshield washer system is extensively used, it necessitates regular replacement, which is fairly expensive. Moreover, this system has a relatively shorter lifespan as compared to other automotive parts. Hence, the cost of periodic replacement of windshield washer system is expected to hinder the market growth over the forecast period.
Many manufacturers are emphasizing on offering advanced headlight systems such as bi-xenon and projector headlamps along with jet and spray headlamp washer systems to maintain proper visibility. For instance, in September 2016, Volkswagen launched Jetta series in Malaysia, the Highline variant includes bi-xenon headlamps along with headlamp washer systems. Moreover, in 2015, Ford Philippines launched Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Ford Everest with auto-leveling HID projector headlamps with washer systems.
Apart from improvements in acoustics and wiper blade design, manufacturers in the region are focused on enhancing wiping blade with an integrated nozzle. These wiper systems are being increasingly adopted, owing to the low volume of cleaning fluid required and high cleaning capacity as compared to conventional flat blade wipers. Leading manufacturers such as Mercedes and Citroen are offering windshield-mounted heated wiper nozzle for clearing snow off windshields.
The UN Vehicle Regulations - 1958 Agreement, Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Regulation No. 48 states that adaptive front lighting systems (AFS) would only be permitted with installation of a headlamp cleaning system, especially for those lighting units that emit a luminous flux of more than 2,000 lumens per side. This measure was intended to reduce the levels of glare caused. In North America, ECE Regulation No. 48 is not mandatory. However, it is compulsory for HID headlamps in Europe.
Key players operating in the global automotive washer system market are Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Trico Products Corporation, Denso Corporation, Mergon Group, Valeo SA, Mitsuba Corporation, Continental AG, Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp, and HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co.