According to Vision Research Reports, the global automotive steel wheels market value is projected to reach US$ 13.4 Bn by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 3% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027.
Despite the growing demand for alloy and aluminum wheels, the sales of automotive steel wheels are expected to grow at a steady pace during the forecast period. The push for the development of lightweight vehicles to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emission are some of the major factors that will continue to augment the demand for automotive steel wheels in the coming years. Stakeholders in the automotive steel wheels market are anticipated to focus on launching new and innovative automotive steel wheels that align with the evolving industrial requirements.
The can be attributed to the increase in production of heavy commercial vehicles and rise in usage of vehicle on off-road conditions. Moreover, expansion of automotive steel wheels market can be ascribed to the rise in urbanization in conjunction with increased construction, road infrastructure developments, and mining activities. Furthermore, an increase in the demand for mobility and transport is projected to boost the sale of passenger and commercial vehicles, which is likely to propel the market.
Drivers of Automotive Steel Wheels Market
Challenges for Automotive Steel Wheels Market
This study on the automotive steel wheels market analyzes the scenario for the period of 2020 to 2027, wherein, 2019 is the base year and 2018 and before is historical data. This report enables readers to make important decisions with regard to their business, with the help of a wealth of information enclosed in the study.
This VRR study on the automotive steel wheels market also provides data on the developments made by important players and stakeholders in the market, along with a competitive analysis. The report also provides an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities, along with the trends and restraints in the landscape. Presented in a clear sanctioned manner, this report on the automotive steel wheel market gives readers an individual understanding of the market.
This study also discusses the underlying trends and impact of various factors that are driving the automotive steel wheels market, along with their influence on the evolution of the market.
This study also offers Porter’s Five Point Analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory scenario, and a SWOT analysis of the automotive steel wheels market, in order to elaborate the crucial growth tactics and opportunities for market players contributing to the market.
Growing Demand for Lightweight Vehicles to Drive Automotive Steel Wheels Market
The automotive sector across the world has been under constant pressure to innovate and find new ways to enhance energy efficiency and reduce carbon emission. In addition, evolving government policies pertaining to fuel efficiency have compelled automotive manufacturers to deploy new manufacturing technologies and invest in advanced materials that have in turn, increased the adoption of stainless steel in the automotive sector. In addition, automotive players are also taking significant efforts to meet the future requirements of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)– a factor expected to fuel the expansion of the automotive steel wheels market in the coming years. The ascending demand for stainless steel from the automotive sector is expected to accelerate the development of new advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) grades that are particularly developed for automotive applications.
The adoption of advanced high-strength steel grades is set to outpace the adoption of other alternative materials, including aluminum and glass. Automakers are increasingly inclined toward the use of automotive steel wheels to produce lightweight vehicles and enhance fuel efficiency, improve safety, etc. As automotive manufacturers are highly focused on the development of lightweight vehicles, the demand for automotive steel wheels is set to witness steady growth during the forecast period (2020-2027).
Steel Wheels or Aluminum Wheels: Which is Better?
Advancements in manufacturing technologies in the automotive sector have paved the way for the adoption stainless steel products in the past few years. The push for lightweight vehicles to curb environmental degradation has led to fast adoption of steel wheels in the automobile sector. Stakeholders in the automotive steel wheels market are expected to capitalize on the growing demand for lightweight vehicles by offering products that also fulfil the required industry guidelines. Automotive designers are increasingly making use of automotive steel wheels to reduce carbon/greenhouse emissions. According to multiple studies, if advanced high-strength steel was used to produce the entire automotive fleet in the U.S., greenhouse emissions from vehicles would reduce by ~12%. Witnessing the growing interest in lightweight materials, automotive steel wheels market players are currently expected to make a choice between steel and alloy wheels.
While the adoption of alloy wheels is on the rise and likely to dent the prospects of the automotive steel wheels market, the sales of automotive steel wheels will continue to grow each year during the forecast period. Despite the several benefits of automotive steel wheels, aluminum wheels could gradually take replace the former in the upcoming years. However, the durability and robustness offered by automotive steel wheels is a major driver that will propel the demand for the same during the forecast period. In addition, another major factor that is expected to favor the prospects of the automotive steel wheels market is the low costs compared to that of alloy wheels that are ~70-80% more expensive. While aluminum or alloy automotive wheels are ideal for use in the summer, automotive steel wheels are suitable during the winter.
Stakeholders Focus on Product Launch and Innovations to Gain Advantage
The automotive sector is experiencing waves of innovations at regular intervals due to which stakeholders in the automotive steel wheels market are increasingly investing resources to develop innovative products. In addition, manufacturers in the automotive steel wheels market are also launching innovation centers to offer a range of products in tune with evolving requirements of the automotive industry. For instance, in September 2019, Iochpe-Maxion, announced that the company would open a new mobility innovation office in Berlin, Germany. The innovation center is expected to assist Iochpe-Maxion in the development of innovative products, including automotive steel wheels and a host of other components. Maxion Wheels is one of the leading players in the automotive steel wheels market with a client base of a host of established lightweight and commercial vehicles.
Stakeholders are also launching new products to gain an edge in the current automotive steel wheels market. For instance, Maxion Wheels launched two steel wheels leveraging advanced designs, flow forming technologies, and engineering.
Expansion of Automotive Steel Wheels Market
Demand for steel wheels is rising, as they are more affordable than their counterpart, i.e. alloy wheels. A steel wheel does not crack under intense loading or while driven on rough terrain. Furthermore, a dent or deformation of the steel wheel can be easily rectified by hammering the material. This makes the steel wheel highly suitable for driving on rugged or uneven terrain. Therefore, steel wheels are majorly adopted in commercial vehicle and passenger vehicle. Developments aimed at improving the performance of steel wheels, including weight reduction and invention of new coatings for enhancing corrosion resistance, are anticipated to propel the automotive steel wheels market globally. Furthermore, expansion of the manufacturing sector coupled with rapid infrastructure development, increasing logistics activities, and rising mining activities in order to cater to the increasing demand for raw material is driving demand for commercial vehicle worldwide, and these vehicles are a major market for steel wheels.
Development by key players and advancements in technology and materials used during the manufacturing of steel wheels are likely to propel the market during the forecast period. For instance, the steel wheel coating technology developed by EverSteel wheels extends life of wheels up to 5 years. This type of coating is sought by consumers to prolong the life of steel wheels of their vehicle. Based on OEM, the global automotive steel wheels market has been segmented into passenger vehicle and commercial vehicle. The passenger vehicle segment dominated the global automotive steel wheels market in 2019.
Passenger vehicles are majorly purchased to fulfil consumers’ requirement for transportation, while commercial vehicle are utilized for construction, mining, logistics, and other purposes. This fuels the demand for more affordable and durable type of wheels, suitable for heavy duty and off-road and driving in more rugged conditions. This, in turn, is boosting the global automotive steel wheels market.
Key Questions Answered in this Report on Automotive Steel Wheels Market
This report answers these questions and more about the automotive steel wheels market, aiding major stakeholders and key players in making the right decisions and strategizing for the advancement of their business.
This VRR report on the automotive steel wheels market is based on a complete and comprehensive evaluation of the market, backed by secondary and primary sources. Market volume is determined by country wise model mapping of vehicle through internal & external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases. The competitive scenario of the automotive steel wheels market is supported by an assessment of the different factors that influence the market on a minute and granular level. By thoroughly analyzing the historical data, current trends and announcement by the key players, researchers of the automotive steel wheels market arrive at predictions and estimations, and calculate the forecast for the market.
This report uses an analytical triangulation method to estimate the numbers and figures of the automotive steel wheels market, with both a bottom-up and top-down approach.
This detailed assessment of the automotive steel wheels market, along with an overview of the landscape, is provided based on a careful examination of the avenues related to this industry. Analysts’ conclusions on how the automotive steel wheels market is estimated to expand are based on carefully vetted primary and secondary sources.
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