Automotive Brake Caliper Market Size By Vehicle (PCV, LCV, HCV, Two-Wheelers), By Product (Fixed, Floating/Sliding), By Piston Material (Aluminium, Steel, Titanium, Phenolics), By Manufacturing Process (High Pressure Die Casting, Gravity Die 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: GMI2336  |  Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Soumalya Chakraborty

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 250   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Automotive Brake Caliper Market size was valued at over USD 21 billion in 2018 and is estimated to exhibit around 3% CAGR from 2019 to 2026.

Automotive Brake Caliper Market

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Automotive brake calipers are required for enabling the vehicles to stop when required, and therefore form the most important part of automotive braking systems. The automotive brake caliper assembly houses the pistons and brake pads, and it fits over the rotor like a clamp. These are available in two key product types, which include floating/sliding and fixed. The piston materials are made from steel, aluminium, titanium, and phenolics. Based on applications, the calipers are manufactured using different manufacturing processes such as gravity die casting and high pressure die casting.

Remanufacturing processes to lower cost and attract customers

The remanufacture of brake calipers significantly reduces the product acquisition costs, that play a major role in enhancing the product demand. Industry players are continuously launching remanufactured automotive brake calipers to target a wider customer base. For instance, in January 2019, Meritor announced the launch of its remanufactured ADB22x caliper for the aftermarket. The similar product quality, at considerably lowered costs when compared to the newly manufactured brake calipers, encourages customers to opt for such products, thereby accelerating the industry growth.

Automotive Brake Caliper Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2018 Market Size in 2018: 21.36 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2016 to 2018 Forecast Period: 2019 to 2026
Forecast Period 2019 to 2026 CAGR: 2.7% 2026 Value Projection: 27.25 Billion (USD)
Pages: 250 Tables, Charts & Figures: 378
Geographies covered (22): U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, Netherlands, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Vehicle, Product, Piston Material, Manufacturing Process, Distribution Channel, and Region
Companies covered (29): ACDelco, AISIN Group, Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., Alcon Components Limited, Apec Braking, APG, ATL Industries, Automotive Brake Engineering (ABE), Bendix, Brakes International, Brembo S.p.A, Budweg, BWI Group, Cardone, Centric Parts, Continental AG, EBC Brakes, Haldex Brakes, Knorr-Bremse, K-Sport, Mando Corporation, Remy Automotive, Robert Bosch, TAROX, TRW Automotive, WABCO, Wenzhou LiBang Enterprise Co., Ltd., Wilwood Engineering, Inc., ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Growth Drivers:
  • Industry players inclination towards automotive e-commerce
  • Implementation of enhanced vehicle safety systems, owing to stringent safety regulations
  • Growth in passenger vehicle sales
  • Rising production of zero emission vehicles
  • Increasing automotive production & presence of auto players
  • Demand for safety feature in luxury vehicles
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Prohibitive cost
  • Re-manufacturing challenges and highly matured market

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Improved vehicular performance boosting the brake caliper usage

Passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs) will showcase the highest growth in the automotive brake caliper market share over the projected timeframe. This is a result of the large number of vehicles produced globally. Manufacturers are focussing on launching vehicles that offer superior safety and braking performance, along with complying to the stringent regulatory norms. The mandatory fitment of anti-lock braking system (ABS) and automated emergency braking (AEB) by several governments across the globe are encouraging automotive OEMs to innovate their product offering, thereby providing a positive outlook for the industry expansion.

Steel will be the preferable material for brake calipers owing to superior durability

Steel Dominates, While Phenolics Segment Will Showcase Highest Growth Potential

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Steel will account for the maximum share over the forecast timeframe. Superior durability of the material along with the ability to withstand superior compressive forces will increase the segment penetration. Additionally, hydraulic fluids present in the system doesn’t cause any harm to the metal. Phenolics pistons are mold pressed, heated & molded into the final shape. The segment is estimated to witness strong growth throughout the forecast timeframe. This growth is due to the availability of a wide range of hard plastics that are exceptionally strong, lightweight, and thermally resistant. Phenolic pistons can withstand extreme temperatures and high compression stresses.

Fixed calipers with piston pairs are ideal for high speed vehicles

Fixed automotive brake caliper market will grow significantly over the projected timeframe, as opposed to floating/sliding calipers. This can be credited to the lower component weight coupled with superior performance and design advantage. Depending on application, the fixed calipers may consist of two, four, six, or eight pistons. These are also ideal for high speed or heavier vehicles, where large amount of braking force is required to stop the vehicle. The availability of pistons in pairs along with efficient braking performance is further boosting the segment share over the study period.

Lower production cost and design flexibility driving the high pressure die casting popularity

High Pressure Die Casting Is The Preferred Manufacturing Process

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High pressure casting holds the maximum revenue and volume share in the automotive brake caliper market over the forecast period. This can be credited to the ease in production cycle coupled with lower production costs for manufacturing automotive brake calipers. The superior design flexibility coupled with custom finishing alternatives and longer product lifespan are some of the major factors driving the segment demand. The precision and consistency provided by the manufacturing process along with the capability of producing multiple parts from a single die are providing a positive outlook for the industry expansion.

High vehicle production supporting the OEMs growth

OEM dominates the automotive brake caliper market share driven by the mature automotive production sector globally. Auto producers install brake calipers during the manufacturing of new vehicles and supply to auto body shops and independent installers for replacing the product after a collision or wear and tear. The guarantees and insurance provided by the OEMs will play a key role in the industry dominance over the projected timeframe. Manufacturers are engaged in offering improved brake calipers with hi-grade raw materials resulting in reduced occurrences of wear and tear. In addition, OEMs collaborate with automobile manufacturers to enhance the product quality and achieve customer expectations.

Rising vehicles sales and green mobility solutions driving the Asia Pacific brake caliper consumption

Asia Pacific will account for the major share in the automotive brake caliper market. This can be attributed to the growing sales of personal cars across the region. Moreover, rising demand for electric vehicles, mostly from the fast-developing countries such as China and Japan are positively influencing the market growth. The requirement for efficient braking in such vehicles, along with the provision for regenerative braking systems are boosting the regional share. Supporting government regulations in the form of subsidies for increasing the adoption of green mobility solutions are providing a positive outlook for the industry expansion.

Strategic long-term agreements & contracts form the major basis for automotive brake caliper market expansion

Automotive brake caliper industry players are engaged in gaining strategic long-term contracts and agreements from automotive OEMs for enhancing their market share. For instance, In December 2016, Mando announced to supply brake parts worth of USD 909.1 million to Volkswagen. The contract also states that the company will supply two million front calipers every year from 2017 to 2026 for manufacturing hubs operating in China, India, Europe, and Brazil. Some of the manufacturers of automotive brake calipers are Brembo, ACDelco, AISIN Group, APG, Brakes International, BWI, Continental, Mando, K Sport, WABCO, Wilwood, ZF Friedrichshafen, and Robert Bosch.

Market Analysis by Vehicle

  • PCV
  • LCV
  • HCV
  • Two-Wheeler

Automotive Brake Caliper Market, by Piston Material

  • Aluminum
  • Steel
  • Titanium
  • Phenolics

Automotive Brake Caliper Market, by Product

  • Fixed
  • Floating

Automotive Brake Caliper Market, by Manufacturing Process

  • High Pressure Die Casting
  • Gravity Die Casting

Automotive Brake Caliper 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
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • 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


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Calipers on brakes assembly houses the pistons and brake pads, and it fits over the rotor like a clamp which is required for enabling the vehicles to stop.
According to this report, steel will account for the maximum share of brake calipers material segment owing to its superior durability along with the ability to withstand superior compressive forces.
Report estimates, Asia Pacific will account for the major share in the automotive brake caliper industry due to growing sales of personal cars across the region.
According to Global Market Insights, Inc. report, automotive brake caliper market size was valued at USD 21.36 billion in 2018

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