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Brake Caliper Market Size By Vehicle (Passenger Cars, LCV, HCV, Two-Wheeler), By Product (Fixed, Floating), By Piston Material (Aluminum, Steel, Titanium, Phenolics) By Manufacturing Process (High Pressure Die Casting, Gravity Die Casting), By Distribution Channel (OEM, Aftermarket), Regional Outlook, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI2336
  • Published Date: Sep 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Brake Caliper Market size exceeded USD 10.5 billion in 2020 and is estimated to exhibit 4.6% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Automotive brake caliper automatically adjusts itself, unlike conventional systems, offering instant stopping and efficient functionality. The non-braked position is mechanically regulated by a brake adjusting mechanism in the caliper. These features are increasing the focus of OEMs on installing disc brakes, positively impacting the market revenue.
 

Automotive Brake Caliper Market

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Automobile manufacturers, such as BMW, Audi, Range Rover, Porsche, Jaguar, Lexus, and Bentley, are aspiring to provide enhanced braking systems in their respective vehicles. New manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing and 3D printing, have empowered OEMs to produce complex components. Technological innovations and research activities will induce immense potential in the industry expansion.
 

High usage of disc brakes in LCV

The LCV segment in the brake caliper market will account for USD 2.5 billion revenue by 2027. Increasing implementation of disc brakes particularly in emerging countries will support the market growth. Increased use of vans, pickup vehicles, etc., will lead to a greater demand for enhanced brake systems owing to features such as wider wheelbase, larger brake calipers, and higher gross vehicle weight. Obligatory installation of the product mainly for the front wheels will further boost the product penetration.
 

Increasing focus on light-weighting and fuel efficiency products

Brake Caliper Market By Piston Material

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In 2020, the piston material made of steel segment generated around USD 4.5 billion revenue in the market. The dominance is mainly attributed to cost-effectiveness compared to other materials and easy availability. Moreover, steel poses various mechanical properties, such as high durability, corrosion resistance, hardness, etc., for which it is suitable to be used in all vehicles.
 

Steel pistons are most used in passenger cars and heavy commercial vehicles, since they offer superior durability along with the ability to withstand superior compressive force, enhancing product penetration. Manufacturers are further improving the product quality to increase the product portfolio and to gain a competitive advantage.
 

Fixed calipers segment to hold a major market share

The fixed brake caliper market demand will exceed 180 million units by 2027. The fixed calipers with characteristic performance and design offer residual torque advantage and weight reduction in passenger cars, resulting in lesser emissions and low fuel consumption. A fixed caliper consists of an identical number of pistons on both the inboard and outboard splits of the brake caliper. The fixed calipers have high performance; however, they are expensive.
 

High production rate is expected to drive high-pressure die casting penetration

Based on manufacturing process, the high-pressure die casting segment will witness around 4% volume growth during the forecast period, owing to an extensive use of this process in the production of brake calipers, especially the steel variants. Additionally, this process is highly preferred owing to its major benefit of higher production rate as compared to its counterparts.
 

Presence of a large automotive sector in Asia Pacific region

Brake Caliper Market By Region

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Asia Pacific brake caliper market will dominate more than 45% revenue share by 2027. Intensified competition in the region due to higher production capacity is affecting the profit margin of the participants. Manufacturers are focusing on value addition in the vehicles apart from high-end cars. Dependency of vehicle manufacturers on the home market is influencing the supply chain of the product. Favorable foreign-based investments owing to potential market along with major vehicle production in the region will further fuel the industry demand.
 

Manufacturers are expanding production facilities and increasing investments in R&D on new product development

Some of the key brake caliper manufacturers across the globe are ACDelco, AISIN Group, Akebono, Alcon, Apec Braking, APG, ATL Industries, Automotive Brake Engineering, Bendix, Brakes International, Brembo, Budweg, Continental, Remy Automotive, Robert Bosch, and ZF. Some of the key strategies adopted by these manufacturers are expansion of production facilities and investments in R&D on new product development. With rising demand for brake calipers, many manufacturers are focusing on the acquisition of tier-2 companies to enhance their global presence.
 

The automotive brake caliper industry is highly competitive with the presence of a large number of players offering identical products. The competition is increasing with improving distribution channel by industry market participants along with the new players entering in the market. The prominent players of the market are focusing on reducing the weight of the caliper and increasing aftermarket sales support to gain a competitive advantage.
 

The market report on automotive brake caliper includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Million Units and revenue in USD million from 2017 to 2027 for the following segments

Market, By Vehicle

  • Passenger Cars
  • LCV
  • HCV
  • Two-Wheeler

Market, By Product

  • Fixed
  • Floating

Market, By Piston Material

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Phenolics

Market, By Manufacturing Process

  • High Pressure Die Casting
  • Gravity Die Casting

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

 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global industry size of automotive brake calipers was valued at over USD 10.5 billion in 2020 and will observe a 4.6% CAGR up to 2027 driven by the presence of major automobile producers and the influx of various manufacturing technologies.

The demand for LCV vehicles in the market will exceed USD 2.5 billion through 2027 due to the growing adoption of disc brakes in emerging countries.

The annual revenue of fixed automotive brake calipers could reach 180 million units in terms of volume by 2027 on account of the growing consumer focus on lesser emissions and low fuel consumption.

The overall market share from the piston material made of steel segment had crossed USD 4.5 billion in 2020 due to the growing need for easy availability and cost-effectiveness in comparison to other materials.

Asia Pacific will record more than 45% of the market share through 2027 owing to the growing market competition and higher production capacity in the region.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 29
  • Tables & Figures: 390
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 250

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