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Automotive Front Windshield Market Size, COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI3478

Automotive Front Windshield Market size is projected to grow at a healthy CAGR from 2023 to 2032, attributed to the remarkable surge in vehicle production globally. The proliferation of advanced glass technologies with scratch resistance and breakproof features may positively influence the industry growth by 2032. The increasing demand for improved UV protection and the growing inclination toward laminated glass technologies will propel business returns.

The emergence of smart glass technologies and the incorporation of glazing in glass manufacturing applications are playing a crucial role in enhancing market revenues. Besides, the fusion of plastic polymers between the automotive glass enabling superior UV resistance and heat rejection capabilities, coupled with the integration of on-screen display and connectivity solutions, will further drive the industry development.

Industry participants are continuously focusing on recycling activities to improve margins and reduce glass wastage significantly. The participants are currently engaged in separating the plastic from the glass, which incurs higher costs and consumes significant time, thus making the recycling process overly complicated. However, continuous investments in automated technologies by industry giants for introducing machinery for automatic separation processes will support automotive front windshield market expansion.

The automotive industry, which has been dealing with the crippling impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for the last two years, is now facing further supply chain disruptions and trade constraints due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis and inflation. The unprecedented sanctions on Russia and the declining economic growth in Ukraine and neighboring countries have resulted in the closure and exodus of several manufacturing firms from both countries. This has severely impacted global trade and value chains, resulting in a remarkable hike in commodity prices, thereby impeding automotive front windshield market growth.

On the other hand, multiple regulatory organizations, including the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), offer regulations and guidelines associated with the fitment of the windshield in the vehicle’s front. Moreover, multiple standards are also being laid with respect to the glass used in the windshields, including the mandatory inscription of company name, glass type, and conformity to safety standards by glass manufacturers.

With respect to glass, the automotive front windshield market share is classified into tempered and laminated glass. The growth of the tempered glass segment can be attributed to the ample benefits offered by them, including superior durability. Tempered glass breaks into smaller and circular pieces instead of sharp and jagged shards, thereby reducing the probability of damage. These attributes, in tandem, will accelerate business growth by 2032.

The automotive front windshield market based on the vehicle can be categorized into passenger vehicles, LCVs, and HCVs. The passenger vehicles segment will account for a significant share during 2023-2032, owing to a tremendous rise in vehicle production worldwide. Moreover, automobile manufacturers are continuously investing in R&D projects to develop advanced windshields for their vehicles, which, in consequence, will foster product adoption by 2032.

Based on the distribution channel, the industry size is bifurcated into OEM and aftermarket. The growth of the OEM sector can be credited to the increasing automobile sales worldwide. Moreover, these organizations are continuously working on innovating their windshield technologies to improve their business standing. For instance, Kia is continuously investing in nanotechnology and working on a windshield prototype with the integration of nanoparticles. These nanoparticles are aimed at providing an unobstructed front view for drivers.

The Europe automotive front windshield market is expected to garner recognizable revenues through 2032, given the flourishing automobile sector and the improving economic landscape in the region. Besides, the increasing investments in R&D by automobile OEMs to roll out ingenious technologies and develop cutting-edge innovations will positively influence the industry dynamics.

Key players operating in the automotive front windshield market share include AGC Inc., Corning, Saint Gobiain, Fuyao Group, Splintex Distribution, Gaurdian, Nippon Glass, and PPG. Industry players are continuously investing in expanding their manufacturing facilities and production plants to improve their production output and expand their market foothold. 

This market research report on automotive front windshield includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

Market, By Glass

  • Laminated Glass
  • Tempered Glass

Market, By Vehicle

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

Market, By Distribution Channel

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Sweden
    • Italy
    • Norway
    • Spain
    • Netherlands
    • UK
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Korea
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • South Africa

Company Profiles

  • AGC Inc.
  • Corning
  • Saint Gobiain
  • Fuyao Group
  • Splintex Distribution
  • Gaurdian
  • Nippon Glass
  • JAAN
  • Olimpia Autoglass
  • PPG
  • Shatterprufe


What Information does this report contain?

Historical data coverage: 2018 to 2022; Growth Projections: 2023 to 2032.
Expert analysis: industry, governing, innovation and technological trends; factors impacting development; drawbacks, SWOT.
6-7 year performance forecasts: major segments covering applications, top products and geographies.
Competitive landscape reporting: market leaders and important players, competencies and capacities of these companies in terms of production as well as sustainability and prospects.

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