Global Automotive Filter Market Update – Oct 2022

Global Automotive Filter Market Update


Market Outlook: The aftermarket market for filters is highly fragmented and dominates over the OE market,  by the regional players and the competitive landscape will vary regionally.


With the latest technology, companies are tailoring their business approach to the new technologies and industry trends. With the new filters extending the drain intervals will decrease the revenue flow of the companies.


The U.S Passenger Car Filter Replacement demand was about 12X more than the OE demand in 2021. The North American region constitutes a 27 percent share in the global automotive filter demand in 2021 in terms of volume.

  • The Passenger cars in the region, About 89 percent of the vehicles will achieve an annual mileage of around 10K to 20K Kilometres, where they undergo replacement intervals of Oil and Air Filters.


   Global Automotive Filter Demand (OE+Replacement) 2021-2027  (In Million Units)

infographic: Automotive Filter Market Update

In Europe, The Passenger Car Filter Replacement demand was about 20X more than the OE demand in 2021. Europe constitutes the highest share of the global automotive filter demand in 2021 in terms of volume.


Overall, The Global Air Filter Demand for Passenger Cars – The Replacement demand for air filters was about 14X more than the OE demand in 2021.

For Commercial Vehicles – The Replacement demand for air filters was about 10X more than the OE demand in 2021.


Technological Trends: Firms are working on long glass fibre-reinforced polyamides. Besides having mechanical characteristics at high temperatures, the material has a low tendency to creep as well as reduced shrinkage and warpage. These properties make the innovative filter concept possible. Because of the long glass fibres and the resulting changed fibre orientation a dimensionally stable part is formed. During the injection-moulding process, the glass fibres form a three-dimensional network in the part leading to very good surface quality.


Some manufacturers are also adding formulated mediums to help in the air filter’s ability to capture particles and other matter and to prevent them from entering the engine. The Premium filters will have a pre-oiled media to improve the capturing of dirt and particles, a heavier screen to improve durability and a consistent airflow, and less restriction to help overall engine performance. 


Oil Filters with high sales volume are currently manufactured with resin-impregnated cellulose fibre media, which not only improves the contaminant filtration ability but also allows for higher flow rates. 


Few manufacturers use sensors in their electric vehicle HVAC systems, which can be crucial for ensuring that air quality criteria are met. The only way to clean the air in the cabin of an electric vehicle and reduce air pollution is to employ HEPA filters.


Integrated sensors to detect all airborne contaminants and pollutants is the other. These sophisticated sensors can detect ultrafine gases and particulates, including CO, NOx, carbon dioxide and VOCs inside and outside the vehicle. Sensor technology detects pollutants that threaten health and automatically activates air-cleaning systems. Using sensor technology and a filtration system in tandem, it is possible to meet in-cabin air quality standards while reducing exposure to toxic fumes and particles.


Market Dynamics: The sales of newly registered electric vehicles have risen dynamically due to government incentives across the regions, the expansion of the charging infrastructure and growing environmental consciousness. As a result, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are also increasing the demand for Cabin Filters.


The major filter manufacturer’s product portfolios include cabin filters of the all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle models on almost all the regions.


Due to Chip Shortage and Russia-Ukraine Invasion, Suppliers were ensured to deliver despite the current tensions in the global supply chain, as their business unit realigned their logistics structures and they followed the resolute course for digitization.


The invasion had no impact on the manufacturers of filters, although their supply chain was disrupted. Despite some multiple source configurations, switching was difficult because of the region’s already constrained harness capacity. OEMs have thought about increasing their long-term investments in other European nations while decreasing their investments in Russia and Ukraine.


Supply chain management and diversification will be another long-term priority for suppliers, whether in adopting multi-sourcing strategies or transitioning raw material procurement.


The information has been sourced from our report titled “Global Automotive Filters Market”. Download free sample to know more



Akshay Prakash


Akshay Prakash, Research Analyst at Mobility Foresights    


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