Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market Size By Vehicle (Passenger Cars, Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV), Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), Sportscar), By Material (Aluminum, Magnesium, Plastic/Other Composites, Iron), By Manifold (Single Plane, Dual Plane, EFI, HI-RAM, Supercharger), By Manufacturing Process (Injection Molding, Casting), By Distribution Channel (OEM, Aftermarket), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 - 2026

Published Date: Oct 2019  |  Report ID: GMI1810  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Soumalya Chakraborty

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 495   |   Base Year: 2018




Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market size was valued at over USD 34 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit over 5.0% CAGR from 2019 to 2026.
 

Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market

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Air intake manifold, also known as air inlet manifold, is an important component of an engine and used to supply the fuel/air mixture to cylinders. It generally consists of a series of tubes attached to engine parts and helps in the uniform distribution of air or air-fuel mixture to cylinders used in the first stroke of combustion process. The product aids in cooling down the cylinder temperatures in order to avoid the engine failure due to overheating. Additionally, it carries out supply control functions including fuel supply, engine operation point control and fuel anti-evaporation system control. Rising need to obtain fast mixture delivery, uniform mixture distribution, low fuel-film accumulation and low pressure loss to maximize the engine performance are key factors affecting air intake manifolds.
 

The product helps in minimizing the weight of automobiles along with reducing the amount of emissions. Stringent regulatory policies formulated by various governments will facilitate the automotive air intake manifold sales in future. For instance, European Union specified regulatory framework for automobiles in the wake of rising air pollution. As per these regulations, European Union is planning to reduce average CO2 emission from new cars by more than 35% till 2030. Additionally, it is planning to reduce average CO2 emission from light commercial vehicles over 30% by 2030. The automotive manufactures must abide by these regulations otherwise failing to meet these standards will result in hefty fines. Similar regulatory frameworks are established by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) in the United States. These favorable regulatory policies will bolster the automotive air intake manifold market size within the forecast period.
 

The industry growth may be hindered by shifting consumer preferences towards electrical vehicles. Increasing popularity of these vehicles present significant threat to the growth of industry. Moreover, continuous efforts to develop cost-effective alternatives will slow down the industry growth.
 

Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 34.1 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2016 to 2017 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 5.5% 2026 Value Projection: 50.1 Billion (USD)
Pages: 495 Tables, Charts & Figures: 433
Geographies covered (24): U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Netherlands, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market: Vehicle, Material, Manifold, Manufacturing process, Distribution channel
Companies covered (15): Rochling Group, Sogefi Group, Magneti Marelli, Tenneco, MAHLE, AISIN SEIKI, Keihin Corporation, MANN+HUMMEL, Toyota Boshoku, MIKUNI Corporation, Mecaplast Group, Holley Performance, Donaldson, ROKI and ESTERLE Mold and Machine
Growth Drivers:
  • Stringent fuel emission norms specified by various countries
  • Rising need to maximize engine performance and improve fuel efficiency
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Shifting consumer preferences towards electric vehicles

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Changing trends, electric vehicles and consumer behavior affecting sales

Based on vehicle, the automotive air intake manifold market share is divided into passenger cars, heavy commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles and sports cars. Commitments to cut down on emissions, growth in electric car technologies and increased readiness & acceptance to use hybrids and electric cars will affect the gasoline and diesel vehicle sector. The automobile industry is currently going through turmoil and many countries are investing huge amounts & developing initiatives to kickstart the sector’s growth. Urbanization, increasing population and evolving consumer behaviors will boost the passenger car production. However, translating this demand to existing petrol and diesel vehicles will become more difficult with time, in light of regulatory policies on emissions. Increasing adoption of heavy commercial vehicles from transportation sector will support the industry growth. Heavy commercial vehicles are widely preferred by many industrial manufacturers and distributors as a cost effective medium for timely delivery.
 

Composites replacing traditional air intake manifold materials

Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market Share, By Material, 2018, (USD Million)
Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market Share, By Material, 2018, (USD Million)

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The industry is classified into aluminum, magnesium, plastic/other composites and iron on the basis of material. Nowadays, many automobile manufacturers are selecting plastic composites in product manufacturing. The reason being provision of optimum strength and elasticity. The failure rates of these types of manifolds are quite less as compared to other segments. Plastic compounds offer better heat dissipation as opposed to competing materials. They also offer excellent crack resistance and prevent permanent warpage leading to high operational engine performance. These characteristics will compel product manufacturers to choose this material thereby leading its growth in near future.
 

Another most widely preferred material is aluminum. The intake manifolds made of aluminum are easily available in the market and provide superior thermal & mechanical strength. Increasing demand from high end cars will augment this segment’s growth in upcoming years.
 

Dual plane manifolds to be the most popular among the industry

Dual Plane Manifold Vs Other Manifolds, 2016, 2018 & 2025 (USD Million)
Dual Plane Manifold Vs Other Manifolds, 2016, 2018 & 2025 (USD Million)

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Based on manifold type, the automotive air intake manifold market can be classified into EFI, single plane, dual plane, HI-Ram and supercharger. Dual plane manifolds captured significant share for the year 2018 as they are suitable for low and medium range power requirements. They provide better torque production, low rpm response and performance enhancement. Single plane manifolds are used where upper rpm production is needed. Increasing applications of dual plane manifolds in high performance sports cars will also help spur the automotive air intake manifold sales in coming years.
 

Injection molding as opposed to casting process

Injection molding is gaining popularity as it is used to manufacture plastic air intake manifolds. In this process, core is drawn out while being rotated thereby improving the smoothness of the port interior surface. Moreover, it helps in minimizing the weight and overall costs of the product. Casting process exhibits promising trends in future due to high demand of aluminum based intake manifolds.
 

Higher quality OEMs to be more popular over aftermarket parts

The emphasis on safety measures is likely to surge the growth of original equipment manufacturers by 2026. Process standardization and quality control measures will characterize this segments growth in positive manner. Accidental damages and frequent repairs are going to catapult the aftermarket segment within the forecast time span. The aftermarket products are less expensive than OEMs but significant quality difference is present between these two products. In addition, copyright and patent infringement laws may affect the aftermarket segment.
 

Asia Pacific generates half of the global air intake manifold revenue

Asia Pacific garnered close to half of the overall automotive air intake manifold market share in 2018 and will continue its solid growth between 2019 to 2026. The strong growth is attributable to large number of automobile manufacturers in this region. High income levels of people, supportive government policies & norms and huge investments will trigger the regional automobile production in future. Additionally, increasing need to improve engine performance with reduced weights and enhanced fuel efficiency will augment the sector’s growth. These aforementioned factors will positively influence the product consumption over the coming years.
 

The strict compliance of fuel emission standards will drive the automotive air intake manifold growth in North America. For example, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) specified greenhouse gas emission standards under Clean Act. Such trends will spur the industry growth in upcoming years.
 

Competitive environment leading to improved operational part performance

Magneti Marelli, Rochling Group, MAHLE, Tenneco, AISIN SEIKI, MANN+HUMMEL, Mecaplast Group, Donaldson, ESTERLE Mold and Machine, ROKI, Holley Performance, MIKUNI Corporation, Toyota Boshoku, Keihin Corporation and Sogefi Group are few key automotive air intake manifold market players across the globe. These product manufacturers are continuously trying to increase bottom line through product differentiation & development, production capacity expansion and strategic partnerships, collaborations, mergers & acquisitions. For instance, in June 2016, Holley Performance Products introduced mid-rise LS intake manifolds which are compatible with all LS Gen III and IV engines. The company enhanced its product portfolio with this new product development.
 

Automotive air intake manifold market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in million units and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2026, for the following segments:

Market by Vehicle

  • Passenger cars
  • Heavy commercial vehicles (HCV)
  • Light commercial vehicles (LCV)
  • Sports car

Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market by Material

  • Aluminum
  • Magnesium
  • Plastic/other composites
  • Iron

Market Analysis by Manifold

  • Single plane
  • Dual plane
  • EFI
  • HI-RAM
  • Supercharger intake

Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market by Manufacturing Process

  • Injection molding
  • Casting

Automotive Air Intake Manifold Market by Distribution Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

The above information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Vietnam
    • Australia
    • Thailand
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa
       

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Air intake manifold, also known as air inlet manifold, is an important component of an engine which consists of a series of tubes attached to engine parts and helps in the uniform distribution of air or air-fuel mixture to cylinders used in the first stroke of combustion process.
According to GMI report, Asia Pacific garnered close to 50% of the overall market share in 2018 and will continue its solid growth between 2019 to 2026.
This report forecasts that automotive air intake manifold industry is projected to register over 5% gains up to 2026.

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