Air Brake System Market - Forecast(2024 - 2030)

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Air Brake System Market Overview

Global Air Brake System Market is estimated to reach $5.2 billion by 2026, after growing at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period 2021-2026. Increasing adoption of air brake or air compressor brake solutions in medium to heavy duty vehicles is one of the major driving factor that is expected to drive the automotive air brake system market. Currently, hydraulic braking system which is extensively used in vehicles can impact a safety related issue, as these hydraulic brakes are not capable of generating enough power to offer safety to the medium and heavy vehicle while vehicles are in motion. Increasing vehicle production across the globe from various vehicle manufactures is expected to drive the growth of air brake drum industry outlook during the forecast period.

Air Brake System Market Report Coverage

The report: “Air Brake System Market – Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Air Brake System Industry.

By Type of Components: Compressor, Governer, Storage Tank, Air Dryer, foot Valve, Brake Change, Slake Adjuster.
By Brake Type: Air Drum Brake, Air Disk Brake.
By Vehicle Type: Rigid Body Truck, Heavy Duty Truck, Semi-Trailer, and Bus.
By Geography: North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Others), APAC (China, Japan India, South Korea, Australia and Others), South America(Brazil, Argentina and others) and RoW (Middle east and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the air brake system market owing to increasing demand from Heavy duty truck vehicle segment.
  • With rising focus towards safety and increasing demand of medium to high loading capacity mostly demanding from regions including North America and Asia-pacific region penetrate the growth of the market across the globe.
  • Automotive OEMs have been continuously focusing on improving the vehicle efficiency that has resulted in the growth of weight reduction measures of the vehicle. This includes displacement of high volume and weight hydraulic systems in vehicles.

Air Brake System Market, 2020-2026 ($M)

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Air Brake System Market Segment Analysis - By Type of Components

Air dryer component segment is expected to have a largest market share in the air brake system outlook by 2026. This segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period. Increasing preference for lightweight brake components is expected to drive the growth of the market in the forecast period. Automotive OEMs are investing more amount of money in the research and developments to innovate new air brake drum systems and increase the existing vehicle efficiency.

Air Brake System Market Segment Analysis - By Vehicle Type

By vehicle type by the market has been classified in to four different parts including Rigid Body Truck, Heavy-Duty truck, Semi-trailer, and Bus. The semitrailer market is set to grow at the fastest rate of 6.7% through 2026. Increasing adoption of air brake systems for heavy-duty trucks and semi-trailer is increasing rapidly offering safety and reliable features to the driver. This market works efficiently even with minor leaks, that is not possible in case of liquid brake system. Most of the heavy truck and extra heavy truck manufactures have offered optional air operated disc brake system. Air brake system includes a variety of features to improve braking control and ensure backups for safety, some of the feature includes service brakes, parking brakes, control pedal, air storage tank, air compressors, air pressure gauge, and wig wag device. These air brake are more suitable for the heavy and semi-trailers as the reliable braking-air brakes uses atmospheric air that never runs out, rather than fluid which can leak. Air brake systems are also easy to remove and attached, and remain effective even if there is an air leak. These are the some of the advanced features offered by the air brake system that is expected to drive the market in the long term.

Air Brake System Market Segment Analysis – By Geography

APAC region dominated the global air brake system market with a share of more than 32% in 2020, followed by North America and Europe. The economy of APAC is mainly influenced by the economic dynamics of countries such as China and India, but with growing foreign direct investment for economic development of South East Asia, the current scenario is changing. Countries in South East Asia are witnessing high growth in the automotive industries According to OICA, APAC automotive sales witnessed a growth of over 6.5% during 2012-2019, with South East Asian countries having huge potential to grow.

Air Brake System Market Drivers

Safety is one of the major driving factor for advanced vehicles

In the moving vehicle, once the brake pedal is pressed the pressure is applied to the frictional components near the wheels which then press against each other’s to stop the vehicle. This traditional braking system has some drawbacks, if there is a leak in the braking system which results in partial or complete loss of the braking fluid, the efficiency of the brake drum is significantly reduce or it will completely loss. Air compressor brake systems resolve this traditional issue by offering air by offering special fluid to deliver pressure to the braking components. This air braking system reduce the chance of brake failure due to the avoidance of leaks in the braking system. Nowadays use of air brake system is being made mandatory under many governmental regulation for vehicles exceeding a certain size or carrying passengers for commercial purpose

Reliability of Air braking systems as compared to hydraulic brakes

Air brake systems operates in a different principle with triple valve systems mechanism. In a conventional braking system, the brake is always kept in its own position by default and the brake is applied when brake fluid is compressed. Triple valve system air brake helps activation of brake which is activated state by default and brake released when the vehicle moves in to motion. As a result if there is a leak or even if the compression mechanism totally fails, the brake revert back to their default activated position and the vehicle will stop moving. So in the vehicle system air brake system plays an important role for reliability of the vehicle safety concern.

Air Brake System Market Challenges

Expensive and Excessive Air leakage rate

Higher cost is one of the major concern for air brake system, however this system doesn’t make much difference in small vehicle that requires small hydraulic braking system. On the other hand, cost parameter is a significant factor for large vehicle including heavy duty trucks, semi-trailer and buses, where air brake systems lose out to traditional brake systems. Excessive air leakage rate is another concern for air brake system. Air system loses pressure at a high rate, which lends importance to the rate at which the system builds pressure. A reservoir that losses pressure too quickly not only put strains on the compressor as the same time it can also leave without adequate stopping power when it require the most power. This situation create a large air leakage rate when air brake systems are applied in the vehicle. Leakage rate more than 2 psi/minute indicates that manufactures are likely to give more attention to resolve this current challenge.

Air Brake System Market Landscape

Technology launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the air brake system market. In 2020, the market of air brake system has been fragmented by the top five players accounting for 34% of the share. Major players in the air brake system market are, Knorr-Bremse, Wabco, Meritor, Wabtec, Nabtesco, TSE Brakes, Federal-Mogul, Silverbackhd, Mahle Aftermarket, Tata Autocomp, and among others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches

  • In June 2019, Wabco is planning to acquire ZF Friedrichshafen AG, which is a privately held system supplier and global technology companies offers various technology solutions to the passenger cars, and commercial vehicles. The aim of this merger will expected to offer new technology for commercial vehicle safety and efficiency for active air suspension system and air brake system.
  • In March 2019, New York Air Brake LLC, has announced the acquisition of Snyder Equipment Company. Snyder is a leading manufacturer of locomotive service and fueling equipment’s. The acquisition will help Air Brake LLC to make a better strategy plan to diversify and expand its current capabilities and strong geographical reach.

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1. Air Brake System Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Air Brake System Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key trends By Vehicle Type
    2.3 Key trends By Brake Type
    2.4 Key trends segmented by Geography
3. Air Brake System Market – Market Landscape
    3.1 Comparative Analysis
        3.1.1 Product/Company Benchmarking-Top 5 Companies
        3.1.2 Top 5 Financial Analysis
        3.1.3 Market Value Split by Top 5 Companies
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis (Comparison of General Price of Industry Solutions)
4. Air Brake System Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    4.1 Regulatory Scenario
    4.2 Ease of Doing Business Index
    4.3 Case Studies
    4.4 Customer Analysis
5. Air Brake System Market – Startup Company Scenario (Premium)
    5.1 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
    5.2 Startup Company Analysis
6. Air Brake System Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Air Brake System Market – By Strategic Analysis (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Product Life Cycle/Market Life Cycle Analysis
8. Air Brake System Market – By Type of Components (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    8.1 Governer
    8.2 Air Dryer
    8.3 Foot Valve
    8.4 Brake Change
    8.5 Slake Adjuster
    8.6 Compressor
9. Air Brake System Market – By Vehicle Type (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    9.1 Heavy Duty Vehicle
    9.2 Semi-Trailer
    9.3 Bus
    9.4 Rigid Body Truck
10. Air Brake System Market – By Brake Type (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    10.1 Air Drum Brake
    10.2 Air Disk Brake
11. Air Brake System Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    11.1 North America
        11.1.1 U.S
        11.1.2 Canada
        11.1.3 Mexico
    11.2 South America
        11.2.1 Brazil
        11.2.2 Argentina
        11.2.3 Chile
        11.2.4 Colombia
        11.2.5 Others
    11.3 Europe
        11.3.1 Germany
        11.3.2 France
        11.3.3 UK
        11.3.4 Italy
        11.3.5 Spain
        11.3.6 Russia
        11.3.7 Netherlands
        11.3.8 Others
    11.4 APAC
        11.4.1 China
        11.4.2 Japan
        11.4.3 South Korea
        11.4.4 India
        11.4.5 Australia
        11.4.6 Indonesia
        11.4.7 Malaysia
        11.4.8 Others
    11.5 RoW
        11.5.1 Middle East
        11.5.2 Africa
12. Air Brake System Market - Market Entropy
    12.1 New product launches
    12.2 M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
13. Air Brake System Market – Industry Competitive Landscape (Premium)
    13.1 Market Share – Global
    13.2 Market Share by Region
    13.3 Market Share By Vehicle Type
    13.4 Market Share By Brake Type
14. Air Brake System Market – Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
15. Air Brake System Market - Company Analysis
    15.1 Company 1
    15.2 Company 2
    15.3 Company 3
    15.4 Company 4
    15.5 Company 5
    15.6 Company 6
    15.7 Company 7
    15.8 Company 8
    15.9 Company 9
    15.10 Company 10