Publication Month: Mar 2021 | Report Code: TIPRE00015812 | No. of Pages: 147 | Category: Automotive and Transportation | Status: Published
Automotive components are getting evolved at rapid rate with advancement in designs, sizes, and materials. The steel wheels are getting lighter in weight with advanced design to enhance fuel efficiency and performance of cars. Medium and heavy-duty trucks (M&HDT) ranging from class 3–8, generally use steel wheels owing to their higher weight carrying capacity as opposed to alloy wheels. Alloy wheels are not a good choice where gross vehicle weight rating is above 6 tons. However, the shifting of customer preference toward the alloy and aluminum wheels in among the key factors expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Alloy wheels have gained a remarkable popularity among the high-end cars. For instance, Koenigsegg Automotive AB uses full carbon fiber wheels on its Regera car.
The increasing adoption of electrical cars over fossil fuel-based cars is propelling the market to offer enhanced products for electric cars. The global automotive steel wheels market is segmented in terms of rim size, vehicle type, end user, and geography. Based on rim size, the automotive steel wheels market is further segmented into 13–15 inches, 16–18 inches, 19–21 inches, and more than 21 inches. In terms of vehicle type, the automotive steel wheels market is further segmented into heavy commercial vehicle, light commercial vehicle, and passenger vehicle. Based on end user, the automotive steel wheels market is further bifurcated into OEM, and aftermarket.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the automobile industry and economic growth of almost every country. Severe impact on the manufacturing sector is witnessed as facilities remained closed for a certain period. Sales of various vehicles such as passenger cars and commercial vehicles is declined. The automotive industry took a major hit as the demand for cars, trucks, buses, and vehicles reduced from every region and end consumers. The revenue model for automobiles has declined due to the low production during the lockdown period. Post-lockdown, the automobile industry started to regain the market share as production facilities restarted their operations with social distancing measures. In addition, the growing inclination toward electric vehicles also helped increase the sale of steel wheels in electric cars for better performance. The COVID-19 pandemic created a major impact on the automobile industry for the first half of 2020; however, after the third quarter, the increasing sale of vehicles supported the market growth.
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Automobile wheels are made from materials such as steel, aluminum, magnesium, carbon fiber, and other metal combinations. Parameters such as size, weight, material, and designs contribute significantly to wheel performance. Wheel weight has a vital role in the movement and performance of cars, trucks, buses, and bikes. Lower the weight of the wheel, lesser the overall weight of the vehicle, which helps improve fuel consumption.
Based on rim size, the automotive steel wheels market has been segmented into 13–15 inches, 16–18 inches, 19–21 inches, and more than 21 inches. If the width of the wheel increases, the size of the tire's sidewall must reduce to preserve the tire's total diameter. It is important to maintain the average tire diameter same to keep the gearing stable and the speedometer correct, as well as to ensure that the wheels and tires match inside the fenders. Thus, wheel size plays an important role in vehicle balance management. Standard road cars generally have wheels that are between 13–15 inches in diameter.
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In terms of vehicle type, the global automotive steel wheels market is segmented into passenger vehicle, heavy commercial vehicle, and light commercial vehicle. The price of steel wheels is not steady due to the recent rise in demand for large commercial vehicle steel wheels. Furthermore, the increasingly volatile markets for raw materials such as steel have placed financial strain on the vehicle steel wheels manufacturers. For example, Steel Strips Group recently set a price limit for consumers, causing the firm to be unable to accommodate the increase in raw material prices.
Based on end user, the global automotive steel wheels market is segmented into OEM and aftermarket. The OEM segment is projected to dominate the market during the forecast period, owing to installation of steel wheels during the car assembly process. The car manufactures are installing the steel wheels to reduce the cost of vehicle and enhance the performance. The low replacement rate and the high level of experience needed for installation have resulted in the concentration of sales of vehicle wheels to OEMs.
|Market Size Value in||US$ 8,009.43 Million in 2020|
|Market Size Value by||US$ 10,756.13 Million by 2028|
|Growth rate||CAGR of 4.4% from 2021-2028|
|No. of Pages||147|
|No. of Tables||68|
|No. of Charts & Figures||72|
|Historical data available||Yes|
|Segments covered||Rim Size Vehicle Type , and End User|
|Regional scope||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America|
|Country scope||US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina|
|Report coverage||Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends|
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Players operating in the automotive steel wheels market focus on strategies such as market initiatives, acquisitions, and product launches to maintain their positions in the automotive steel wheels market. A few developments by key players of the automotive steel wheels market are:
In March 2020, Accuride Corporation announced the introduction of the lightest steel wheel trailer product portfolio for Europe’s commercial vehicle industry. Accuride’s new light weight wheel offers up to four kilograms in weight savings compared to Accuride’s current offering which could represent 32 kilograms weight savings in a tractor-trailer combination.
The List of Companies - Automotive Steel Wheels Market