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Automotive Windshield Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Position Type (Front, Rear), By Glass Type (Tempered, Laminated), By Vehicle Type (PC, LCV, HCV) Others and Regional Forecast, 2021-2028

Region : Global | Report ID: FBI102033 | Status : Ongoing



Windshield plays a vital role in a vehicle that offers safety to passengers and drivers. It is used to protect drivers and passengers from sunlight, wind, dust, pollution, rocks, insect, and other particles from entering the vehicle’s cabin.  Window glass is installed in fronts of vehicles like cars, buses, aircraft, and motorbike. According to design and location, the windshield is exposed to various loads and deformation, impact load by roadside stones as well as wind load. Because of high pressures, the windshield cracks, and chips. The repair of the windshield is expensive when it comes to crack repair, hence the use of protective film can reduce cracks and chips formation on the windshield.

Key Market Driver -

Increasing use of windshield for advanced display technologies is expected to drive the market.

Key Market Restraint -

High cost of smart windshield is estimated to hamper the growth of the market

Rising sales and production of the vehicle is expected to drive the automotive windshield market. The automotive windshield market is directly related to the global production of vehicles, as windshield is required in every vehicle. The increasing use of solar reflective windshield is expected to generate substantial growth opportunities for key players in the windshield market. Special purpose windshield like bullet resistance windshield has mainly been used in premium vehicles that provide additional safety to the passengers. Increasing the use of gorilla glass and solar reflective windshield are rising key trends in the market. However, the high replacement cost of the smart windshield is expected to restrain the growth of the automotive windshield market. Many companies are focusing on recycling activities to reduce glass wastage and improve margin significantly. These companies are focusing on separating plastic from between the glass, which in turn is proven to be very expensive and complicated; therefore, this is making the recycling process very time-consuming. Thus, many glass-manufacturing companies are investing a lot in technologically advanced machines for the automatic separation process.

Key Players Covered in the Automotive Windshield Market:

Some of the major companies that are present in the automotive windshield market include AGC Inc., Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Magna International Inc., Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited, Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd., Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd., Central Glass Co., Ltd., Guardian Industries LLC, Shenzhen Benson Automobile Glass Co. Ltd., Dura Automotive Systems Inc., among the other players.

The global automotive windshield market has been segmented into position type, glass type, vehicle type, and region. By glass type, the global automotive windshield market is segmented into tempered and laminated type. Among glass types, the tempered glass segment is expected to hold the largest market share over the forecast period. Tempered glass breaks down in small and circular pieces instead of jagged and sharp shards. Tempered glass is proven safer than other substitutes; this results in huge demand for tempered glasses amid its superior durability as well. The rise in demand for laminated glass can be expected to drive the market. This glass can hold in a single position during braking; this is amid the presence of a polyvinyl butyral layer between two sheets of glass. Based on the vehicle type automotive windshield market has been segmented into PC, LCV, HCV. The passenger car segment dominates the market and expected to dominate the market during the forecast period amid increasing sales of passenger cars, rising middle-class income, and population.

Regional Analysis:

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Geographically, the automotive windshield market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world. Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the automotive windshield market amid increasing production of vehicles, rising awareness in people regarding protection from UV rays, and growing use of windshield for display purposes. India, China, and Japan are excepted to hold the largest share in this region amid the presence of key players in this region. Europe is anticipated to hold the second-largest position in the market amid massive investments of key players in R&D to manufacture advanced windshield that satisfies government regulations and consumer demand.




By Position Type

  • Front

  • Rear

By Glass Type

  • Tempered

  • Laminated

By Vehicle Type

  • PC

  • LCV

  • HCV

By Geography

  • North America (USA, Canada, and Mexico)

  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., and Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Rest of the World

Automotive Windshield Market Size, Share and Global Industry Trend Forecast till 2026
  • Ongoing
  • 2020
  • 2017-2019


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