Webasto Group, Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd., CIE Automotive S.A.., Automotive Sunroof-Customcraft (ASC) Inc., AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd., among others, are the major players in the global automotive sunroof market.
In the forecast period of 2021-2026, the global automotive sunroof market is expected to grow at CAGR of 7%. As per the analysis by Expert Market Research, the market is expected to be driven by the rising demand for aesthetic, safe and comfortable characteristics in automobiles.
The demand for glass sunroofs has been increasing over the past few years. This is due to the developments which have enhanced its usage, such as sunroof glazing enhancements and glass which can reflect UV rays. Glass sunroofs also significantly reduce the usage of air conditioners by allowing natural airflow and light through the car. These benefits are bound to increase the demand and boost the market immensely. Open sunroofs also allow easy conversations on a drive as compared to open windows, while allowing proper ventilation throughout the car as well.
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The increase in disposable income and rise in demand for luxury automobiles in the Asia-Pacific region has helped the growth of the market. To meet this demand, automobile manufacturers are increasing their production capacity. Governments are also taking measures to increase the growth of sunroofs in vehicles, which is further increasing the demand. The company, AGC Inc., had introduced glazing technology which minimised heat penetration into the vehicle, thereby reducing the usage of air conditioners. This decreased the fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions significantly, which brought more awareness to the benefits of sunroofs.
Headquarters: Stockdorf, Bayern, Germany
Webasto is a global market leader in the automobile sector and a partner to many leading automobile manufacturers. The company has a broad portfolio of high-quality roof systems for vehicles. They have a wide range of models, from sunroofs to convertible roofs. The revenue of the company is approximately USD 2 billion and it has a workforce of over 10,000 employees worldwide.
Headquarters: Saitama, Japan
Establishment: August 27, 1953
Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd. Is a leading company in the automobile assembly sector. The company deals with the manufacture and development of service parts, fuel tanks, sunroofs, and other important components. The company has an approximate revenue of USD 1 billion with a workforce of around 7,500 employees globally.
Headquarters: Bilbao, Spain
This company specialises in automotive components and automobile assembly. It has a revenue of approximately USD 4 billion and a workforce of around 29,000 employees. The company optimises the comfort of transport by creating and supporting the concepts of the future to improve the well-being of the user. They offer complete solutions for roof systems together with shading systems.
This company is a leader in the automotive sector in the Canadian Market. They deal with sunroofs and leather interiors. While sunroofs have been their primary business, they are venturing into new avenues like windshield and repair facilities.
Headquarters: Aichi, Japan
This company deals with the development and production of systems and components for the automotive industry. It offers a broad product line, including multi-panel, panoramic, and standard sunroofs. The company holds the largest domestic market share in Japan. Aisin sunroofs provide ventilation, lighting, and luxury, and give passengers a feeling of freedom owing to excellent engineering and design. The revenue of the company is approximately USD 32 billion with a huge workforce of about 38,000 employees all over the world.
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