Automotive Air-Conditioning Filter Market Overview
The global automotive air-conditioning filter market is expected to observe notable growth during 2019–2025 (forecast period) owing to the increase in production of automobiles around the world coupled with the rise in demand for efficient heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in vehicles. In addition, increasing implementation and awareness of health and safety regulations are expected to encourage the adoption of automotive air-conditioning filters. These filters clean the air inside vehicles and also prevent pollutants, such as dust, pollen, smog, and mold spores, from entering into the cabin.
On the basis of vehicle type, the market has been categorized into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles (LCVs), and heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs). The passenger car category dominated the automotive air-conditioning filter market in 2018, owing to the substantial share of passenger cars in the total vehicle sales, globally. Passenger cars account for 80% of the total automobile production globally. Besides, the category is projected to continue leading the industry during the forecast period as well.
Asia-Pacific is expected to be the largest automotive air-conditioning filter market globally during the forecast period. This can be mainly ascribed to the rising production of automobiles in countries such as China and India. In addition, developing infrastructure and rising disposable income are expected to benefit the market growth in the region.
Automotive Air-Conditioning Filter Market Dynamics
There has been a considerable rise in the production of automobiles across the world in recent years. Since the sales of air-conditioning filters are dependent on the sales of automobiles, the rise in production of automobiles continues to propel the growth of the automotive air-conditioning filter market. In addition, the increased demand for comfort features in automobiles is resulting in the incorporation of air-conditioning systems in automobiles. Moreover, technological advancements have made air-conditioning systems more economical and efficient. Thus, the increase in demand for these systems in automobiles is expected to benefit the automotive air-conditioning filter market in the near future.
Regular maintenance and replacement of air filters can be viewed as one of the major factors affecting the growth of the automotive air-conditioning filter market. Automotive air-conditioning filters have a short operational life and are, therefore, generally replaced every 12,000–15,000 miles. However, automakers are working toward eliminating such issues by incorporating sophisticated products, such as washable air filters with improved life.
Automotive Air-Conditioning Filter Market Competitive Landscape
The global automotive air-conditioning filter market is highly fragmented and competitive in nature. Besides, the market is characterized by high price sensitivity owing to the presence of a considerable number of small vendors who are constantly introducing innovative products in the market.
Some of the major players operating in the automotive air-conditioning filter market are DENSO Corporation, MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, K&N Engineering Inc., MAHLE GmbH, and Robert Bosch GmbH. Other important players in the market include Donaldson Filtration Solution, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG, Hastings Premium Filters, ACDelco Inc., Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj, ALCO Filters (Cyprus) Ltd., Baldwin Filter Inc., Hengst SE & Co. KG, Lydall Inc., Champion Laboratories Inc., Sogefi Group, Momentum USA Inc., and Scania AB.