The global wiper systems market size was estimated at USD 7.30 billion in 2016 and is expected to gain momentum over the forecast period. The growing automobile production is expected to drive industry growth. Moreover, the need for rear wiper systems in the low-end car segment is further accelerating the demand for these products.
The usage of rain-sensing wiper system is anticipated to promote the industry growth as it increases vehicle safety by preventing driver distraction due to manual operation of wipers during adverse weather conditions. The introduction of these products is further expected to bolster industry growth over the forecast period.
North America wiper systems market, by type, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)
The growing demand for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) installation of wiper systems is expected to encourage industry growth. Furthermore, the proliferation of e-commerce will enable the availability of DIY systems that would allow the user to install the system with the help of an installation kit that includes a user manual and components to assemble the final system. This mode of installation is cost-effective and time-saving.
Regions such as North America and Europe, are contributing toward the industry growth, owing to the presence of key automotive component manufacturers such as Robert Bosch GmbH and Trico. The companies offer a broad range of products such as blades, linkages, and motors. Developing regions such as Asia Pacific are expected to depict remarkable growth owing to the increase in vehicle demand thereby, promoting the demand for wiper systems and other car accessories.
The traditional type wiper system dominated the wiper systems market in 2016 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2017 to 2025. Various design improvements and low cost of repair and maintenance have led to the installation of these products across most of the car segments. The raw material used for its manufacturing includes rubber, aluminum, and steel that is easily available at low cost. Thus, it acquires a large market share and is widely used in passenger as well as commercial vehicles.
Rain-sensing systems are expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment due to low-cost sensors that forms an essential part of the system thus, enabling its usage in lower segment vehicles. Moreover, these products are expected to raise the functional and aesthetic value of the car thus, stimulating its usage across multiple car segments.
Passenger cars is presumed to be the fastest-growing application segment and is growing at a CAGR of 4.9% over the coming years. The demand for passenger cars in emerging regions due to an increase in disposable income is anticipated to foster industry growth over the forecast period. Moreover, the improved standard of living promotes the demand for automobiles in these regions.
Europe wiper systems market, by type, 2016 (%)
The commercial vehicles segment witness remarkable growth over the coming years. The growth is attributed to the development of road infrastructure in developing countries such as India and China. Additionally, emerging commercial transport businesses in these regions such as online taxi and bus services further encourage industry growth.
The Asia Pacific region is the highest and the fastest fastest-growing region with a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period. Growth in GDP has positively influenced the discretionary income that enables people to purchase vehicles. Thus, it stimulates automobile production in this region thereby, fostering the demand for these products.
Europe contributes significantly towards the industry growth owing to the presence of various automobile manufacturing companies that caters to the regional as well as international market. The region presumes to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% over the coming years and expect to contribute in terms of incremental improvements in product design.
The key players in the industry include Robert Bosch GmbH, ASMO Co., Ltd., Valeo S.A., Denso, Trico Products, MITSUBA, Federal-Mogul, WEXCO Industries, Inc., DOGA S.A., PMP Auto Components Private Limited, among others.
The industry is fragmented due to the presence of both local and global players. The global players dominate the market as they are direct suppliers to automotive OEMs. The wide availability of these products and online platforms such as e-commerce pose significant competition to major market vendors. The industry vendors focus mainly on availability, pricing, and customer relationship to achieve competitive advantage.
Base year for estimation
Actual estimates/Historical data
2014 - 2016
2017 - 2025
Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and MEA
U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, India, Japan, China, and Brazil
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors. and trends
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global wiper systems market based on type, application, and region.
Type Scope (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)
Traditional Wiper System
Rain Sensing Wiper System
Application Scope (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)
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