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Global Market Review of Shock Absorbers
Forecast Data to 2016

  • Publication Date:January 2009
  • Publisher:Just Auto
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:51

Since our last review of shock absorbers was published in October 2007, the outlook for the automotive industry has significantly changed. In late 2007, we were looking at a 'managed slowdown' for the global economy and the automotive industry was very much part of that. By the end of 2008, however, major companies were struggling to keep their heads above water in the face of collapsed automotive markets.

Given the current state of the industry, just-auto has completely revised its estimates and forecasts of the OE shock absorber market volumes and values. This report includes a brand-new addendum which sets out our revised forecasts for shocks based on JD Power & Associates' forecasts for passenger car vehicle assembly in North America, Western Europe and Japan from 2005 through to 2013. Given that our in-house component forecasts set out the next seven years, we have extended JD Power's predictions by a further three years to 2016. In addition, and given the sheer volatility of the global economy at present, we have set out 'expected', 'best case' and 'worst case' scenarios applied to OE passenger car shock absorbers and electronic shock absorbers. On balance, we believe this will provide readers with a more realistic framework for our component forecasts.

Electronics are now assuming a prominent role in shock absorber (damper) product development. Electronic dampers allow a large range between maximum and minimum damping levels and adjust instantly to ensure ride comfort and firm vehicle control.

By integrating mechanical and electronic functions within a vehicle, automakers can improve handling and reduce costs, plus this type of technology can also help lift revenues for manufacturers. For example, Tenneco Inc's CES product increases the company's content revenues seven-fold compared to a standard shock absorber.

In the fourth edition of this report, just-auto reviews the key market drivers for shock absorbers, and updates the market analysis. just-auto's product fitment forecasts predict the market (by volume and value) worldwide (and by major car-producing region) for shock absorbers. This chapter also sets out detailed market share estimates of the OE market for shock absorbers in Western Europe, North America, Japan, China, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil and worldwide. Chapter 3 sets out a review of recent innovations in this arena while Chapter 4 provides profiles of the major manufacturers, namely ArvinMeritor, Delphi, KYB, Showa Corp, Tenneco and ZF Friedrichshafen.

Chapter 1: Introduction - This chapter provides a brief overview of the sector.

Chapter 2: The market - This extensive chapter includes a number of exclusive interviews with key executives, namely:

  • Ed Frutig, Vice President and General Manager, Chassis Systems and David Hunt, Senior Director, Global Chassis Systems Engineering, ArvinMeritor Inc about what the future holds for dampers.
  • Sandro Paparelli, Vice President Sales and Programme Management for Ride Control Europe and Koen Reybrouck, Global Ride Control Technology manager, Tenneco Europe NV who talk about the main trends in conventional shock absorber technology.
  • Dr Nowak and Dr Eickhoff of ZF Sachs' suspensions systems division who discuss their CDC (Continuous Damping Control) business.

This chapter also provides a look at market trends, and the market players, plus commentary on the emerging markets, China and the Czech Republic. We also include detailed market share estimates of the OE market for shock absorbers in Western Europe, North America, Japan, China, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, plus value and volume data to 2013.

Chapter 3: Technical review - In this chapter we take a look at what a shock absorber consists of, and what technical developments and trends have occurred.

Exclusive Q&A's with Robert Scholz, Chief Engineer, Chassis, Walter Rosinger, Engineer, Pre-development Chassis and Dr Werner Kober, Product Manager Global Chassis Controller at Magna Steyr about the chassis control systems integrator and continuous damping control technologies. Interviews with Oliver Raynauld, Chief Engineer, European Applications for Magneride, Delphi Corp and Dr Alex Alexandridis, Delphi's Chief Engineer for Chassis Technologies are also provided.

Chapter 4: Manufacturers - We profile the major manufacturers in more depth, namely Arvin Meritor, Delphi, KYB, Showa Corp, Tenneco and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Profiles include information on mergers and acquisitions, products, revenues, manufacturing facilities and customers.

  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 The market
    • Market trends
    • Market players
    • ArvinMeritor Inc
    • Q&A with ArvinMeritor
    • Delphi
    • Hitachi
    • KYB
    • Magneti Marelli
    • Showa Corp
    • Tenneco Inc
    • Q&A with Tenneco Europe NV
    • ZF Sachs
    • Q&A with ZF Sachs
    • Emerging markets
    • China
    • Czech Republic
    • Market shares
    • Global market
    • Western European market
    • North American market
    • Japanese market
    • South Korean market
    • Chinese market
    • Market forecasts
  • Chapter 3 Technical review
    • Defining the elements
    • Active suspension systems
    • Q&A with Magna Steyr
    • Corner modules
    • Other innovations
  • Chapter 4 Manufacturers
    • ArvinMeritor
    • Delphi
    • KYB
    • Showa Corp
    • Tenneco
    • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • List of figures
    • Figure 1: Global market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 2: Western European market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 3: North American market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 4: Brazilian market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 5: Argentinean market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 6: Japanese market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 7: South Korean market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 8: Chinese market shares for OE shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, 2006 (% of volume)
    • Figure 9: ArvinMeritor's Adaptive Damping System
  • List of tables
    • Table 1: OE market volume of shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, Western Europe, North America and Japan, 2003-2013 (Units '000s)
    • Table 2: OE market value of shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, Western Europe, North America and Japan, 2003-2013 (EUR '000s)
    • Table 3: OE market volume of electronic shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, worldwide, 2003-2013 (units)
    • Table 4: OE market value of electronic shock absorbers for passenger cars and light trucks, worldwide, 2003-2013 (EUR '000s)
    • Table 5: Tenneco Inc's net sales by segment, 2001-2006* (US$m)
    • Table 6: Tenneco Inc's percentage of net sales of ride-control equipment for certain geographic areas, 2001-2006* (%)
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