Automotive Connectors Market by Connection Type, System Type, Vehicle Type and Application - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025

Report Code : HC0675

Connector is an electrochemical element which is necessary for attaching electrical circuits together. Automotive connectors are components that connect the electronics and safety devices in automobiles which will be useful in communication and navigation. The latest automobiles are available with advanced safety features. Moreover, there is a need arising for Ethernet due to faster data transmission rate which will increase the adoption rate of advanced connectors. There has been a rise in fuel price which led to the rise in demand for vehicles which are fuel efficient. There are three form factors of automotive connectors, namely, board to board connectors, wire to board connectors and wire to wire connectors. In board to board connectors two circuit boards are connected. On the other hand, in wire to board connectors, components are connected to circuit boards. In case of wire to wire connectors, two wire terminated cables are joined together. The new automotive wirings for electronics are light weighted, low cost and less complex as compared to conventional wiring. In conventional wiring, copper was used which led to increase in the weight of the automobile. The new wiring includes optical fiber which is lightweight and has high bandwidth making it superior to conventional wiring. Fiber optics has higher data rates as they carry pulses of light instead of electricity. The new connectors are helping to simplify the designs in automobile industry. The automotive connectors can help in minimizing the cost of vehicle and save space. The automotive connectors find its application in safety and security of the driver. They will also help in controlling and cooling engine system. They are also used in body control modules for activation of lights and windshield wipers. Automotive connectors are also helpful in maintaining emission and fuel control.

The major factor that drives the growth of automotive connectors market is the increase in demand for high-speed connectivity. For instance, in January 2016, Qualcomm launched automotive processor with integrated LTE modem and machine intelligence. Additionally, inclusion of safety demonstration systems in vehicles is set to drive the growth of this market. Moreover, rise in manufacturers to build vehicles containing advanced safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring will boost the growth of this market. Furthermore, rise in the adoption of autonomous vehicles will fuel the growth of this market. However, increasing labor cost can hamper the growth of automotive connectors market.

The key strategy followed by the major players in the market is product launch to gain more share. For instance, in January 2017, Lapp Holding AG launched EPIC SMART in India. These are industrial connectors that are suitable for current up to 16A. With the launch of EPIC SMART, Lapp Holding AG will gain more market share.

The major players in the automotive connectors market are Sumitomo Corporation, Delphi Automotive PLC, Amphenol, and TE Connectivity Corporation.

Automotive Connectors Market Segmentation:

By Connection Type:

  • Board to Board Connection
  • Wire to Board Connection
  • Wire to Wire Connection

By System Type:

  • Unsealed Connector System
  • Sealed Connector System

By Vehicle Type:

  • Electric Vehicles
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Passenger Car

By Application:

  • Infotainment
  • Body Control and Interiors
  • Engine Control and Cooling System
  • Safety and Security
  • Fuel and Emission Control
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • Australia
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Others

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  • Consumers

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