Driving Vision News publishes this week our first report describing the automotive lighting Industry in China. DVN has not only gathered and checked the information available from different sources but has also visited the main Chinese lighting actors to get firsthand knowledge. Similar reports about India, Brazil and Russia, known (together with China) as the BRIC countries, will follow.
China is the largest auto market in the world producing 13.8 motor vehicles. In 2009, it achieved an explosive 46% growth, accounting for the increase of 4.26 million vehicles. This volume is equivalent to Japan’s entire market in that same year 2009. These impressive numbers contrasting with the dull situation of sales in the rest of the world except for the other BRIC countries make it easy to foresee why the Chinese market and its key automotive players is becoming of utmost importance for Global OEM, automotive lighting companies and numerous Tier-2 suppliers.
After a brief market overview, this report first identifies the Chinese players, whether locally owned or acting as partners in Chinese joint ventures. In its main and more specific chapter, this report mentions who the main Chinese automotive lighting manufacturers are, whether international players or local set manufacturers, and estimates their respective market shares.
Global lighting suppliers came to China to follow their important customers. Setmakers started local engineering to develop local headlamps and rear lamps and to have low cost products and high reactivity to service local car makers, JVs and local companies. Local set makers are also identified and collected information presented: size, footprint, manufacturing, testing equipment, laboratory, and main customers. Finally, this report covers Chinese manufacturers of halogen, LED and Xenon light sources for the automotive market.
Illustrated with dozens of tables, graphics and pictures, I wish “The automotive Lighting Industry in China” report will allow you to become more familiar with this growing part of the global automotive lighting market.
DVN General editor