Automotive Castings: Market Research Report

Date: February 22, 2010
Pages: 100
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Report type: Strategic Report
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Automotive Castings: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the Indian Market for Automotive Castings in Metric Tons by the following Product Segments - Spheroidal Graphite Iron, and Gray Iron.

The report also analyzes the market by the following End-Use Applications - Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles.

Annual forecasts are provided for for the period 2006 through 2015.

The report profiles 26 companies including many key and niche players such as Accuride Corporation, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., AmeriCast Technologies, Inc., Amtek Auto Limited, Bodine Aluminum, Inc., Citation Corporation, Dana Holding Corporation, Dynacast, Inc., Endurance Group, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Gibbs Die Casting Aluminum Co., Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Intercast and Forge Pty Ltd., Kubota Corp, Meridian Technologies, Inc., Nelcast Ltd., Park-Ohio Industries, Inc., Precision Castparts Corporation, Precision Metalsmiths, Inc., Rico Auto Industries Ltd., Ryobi Ltd., Ryobi Die Casting (USA) Inc., Sakthi Auto Component Limited, Superior Industries International, Inc., and ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
I.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

1. GRAY IRON CASTINGS

2. DUCTILE/SPHEROIDAL GRAPHITE IRON CASTINGS

II. AN INDIAN MARKET REPORT

1.OVERVIEW OF THE INDIAN AUTOMOTIVE CASTINGS INDUSTRY

India – The New Cast Metals Hub
Current and Future Market Analysis
Ferrous Automotive Castings by Product Segment
Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings by End-Use Application
Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings by Component
Gray Iron Castings by End-Use Applications
Market Overview

Table 1. Indian Castings Market (2003-2007): Production in Million Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Castings Exports from India
Classification of Metal Casting Facilities in India

Table 2. Indian Metal Castings Industry (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Exports by Type of Foundry for Large Scale, Medium Scale, and Small Scale (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Market Growth Drivers
US Economic Slowdown Influencing Indian Foundry Market

2.OVERVIEW OF THE GLOBAL MARKET

Market Outlook
Growing Demand for Added Features and Reduced Weight in Automobiles
Aluminum Die-Castings Market to Show Significant Growth
Growing Opportunities for Magnesium Die Casting
Industry Restraining Factors
Market Trends & Issues
Global Slowdown Hits Automotive Castings Industry
Developing Nations Rescue Automotive Industry
Innovative Applications Spur Demand for Castings
Rising Cooperation Among Leading Global Metal Casters
Shift Towards Developing Nations
Asia Pacific – A Major Player in Automotive Castings
Production Capacity to Decline
Competitive Landscape
China Dominates Metal Castings Production

Table 3. World Metal Casting Market (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Geographic Region for China, Europe, US, India, Japan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3.FOCUS ON SELECT REGIONAL MARKETS WORLDWIDE

North American Market Overview
Fabricators and Die-Casters to Expand Magnesium Usage
The United States Market Overview
Increasing Usage of Aluminum Castings by the US Automobile Industry
Non-Ferrous Metal Foundries
Japanese Market Overview
European Market Analysis
Escalating Demand for Magnesium Die-Castings
Western Europe Under the Impact of Financial Slowdown
Automotive Industry Drives German Castings Market
Recession Adversely Impacts UK Automotive Castings Market
Italy - A Leading Supplier of Automotive Castings
Spain – Largest Exporter of Castings in EU
Rest of Europe Market Analysis
Asia-Pacific Market Overview
China: A Key Market for Automotive Castings
Factors Affecting Chinese Metal Casting Industry
Latin American Castings Market
Brazil and Mexico – Leading Latin American Automotive Castings Markets
Mexico Metal Casting Industry

4.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Castings – A Preface
Automotive Castings
Casting Process
Major Metal Casting Processes
Conventional Molding
Precision Molding
Semi-Precision Molding
Chemically Bonded Self-Setting Sand Molding
Innovative Molding

5.PROCESS OVERVIEW

Sand Molding
Green Sand Molding
Skin Dried Molding
Floor and Pit Molding
Dry Sand Molding
Chemical Setting Systems
Precision Molding
Permanent Mold Casting
Cosworth Process
Investment Casting
Semi-Precision Molding
Shell Mold Casting
Plaster Mold Casting
Ceramic Mold Casting
Centrifugal Casting
The V-Process
Innovative Molding
Daimler-Benz Innovates New Casting Process
FM Process
Squeeze Casting
Rheocasting and Thixomolding
Steel
Iron
Die Casting
Benefits of Die-casting
Casting Procedure

6.TYPES OF AUTOMOTIVE CASTINGS

Ferrous Castings
Gray Iron Castings
Malleable Iron Castings
Ductile/Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings
Steel Castings
Nonferrous Castings
Aluminum Castings
Aluminum Castings Gain Prominence in Automobile Industry
Major Benefits

7.PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS

Yamaha Motor Develops New CF Magnesium Die-Casting Technology
Delphi Develops Delphi K-Alloy
Researchers Develop New Lightweight Magnesium Alloy Casting Method

8.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Cerion Acquires Contech
DISA Group Merges with Wheelabrator Group
Compass Takes Over Citation's Aluminum Die Machining and Casting Operations
Fata Automation Purchases IP Rights of Fata Aluminium
Citation Takes Over Foseco-Morval
Georg Fischer Divests Casting Facility to Bavaria Industriekapital
Neenah Enterprises to Shut Down Gregg Industries
Alcoa to Divest Wheels Casting Business
Superior Industries to Shut Down Wheel Casting Unit
West Irving Die Casting to Shut Down Operations
Citation Bags Contract from Akebono
Monomoy Acquires Ferrous Metal Caster Kurdziel Industries
A1 Metallics to Take Over Frazer Hi tech Metals
AmeriCast Takes Over A.G. Anderson
CONTECH Acquires Three Companies
Sanmar Acquires Matrix Metals
Orlandofin Acquires Swedish Automotive Castings
ACE Acquires Feramo Metallum International
United Foundries Takes Over Major Stake in Alexandria Automotive Casting and Amreya Metal Company
Dynacast Purchases FisherCast Global's Assets
Aisin Seiki to Establish Diecasting Production Facility
Grainger and Worrall Opens New Manufacturing Plant
Casting Technologies to Expand
Endurance Technologies Takes Over Fondalmec
Monomoy Capital Partners Takes Over Alcoa Automotive Castings
Hidria Rotomatika Buys Die-Casting Operations
Diversified Machine Buys Aluminum Casting & Engineering
Amtek Auto Buys Triplex-Ketlon Group
Meridian Technologies to Merge with TMG International
Amtek Auto Acquires JLF’s Witham Facility
Sakthi Auto Component Buys Intermet Europe
Compass Automotive Group Acquires Alcoa's Automotive Castings Business
Dynacast Acquires Techmire
Bavariaring 0906 Takes Over Teksid Deutschland and TK Aluminum France
Fiat Powertrain Technologies Buys Teksid Aluminum
Harvey Industries Purchases Hayes Lemmerz International - Wabash
Ashok Leyland Forms Joint Venture with Alteams of Finland
Contech Bags Contract from American Axle & Manufacturing
Norsk Hydro Sells Automotive Castings Business to Nemak

9.FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

Accuride Corporation (US)
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (Japan)
AmeriCast Technologies, Inc. (US)
Amtek Auto Limited (India)
Bodine Aluminum, Inc. (US)
Citation Corporation (US)
Dana Holding Corporation (US)
Dynacast, Inc. (US)
Endurance Group (India)
Federal-Mogul Corporation (US)
Gibbs Die Casting Aluminum Co. (US)
Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. (US)
Intercast and Forge Pty Ltd (Australia)
Kubota Corp (Japan)
Meridian Technologies, Inc. (US)
Nelcast Ltd. (India)
Park-Ohio Industries, Inc. (US)
Precision Castparts Corporation (US)
Precision Metalsmiths, Inc. (US)
Rico Auto Industries Ltd. (India)
Ryobi Ltd (Japan)
Ryobi Die Casting (USA) Inc. (US)
Sakthi Auto Component Limited (India)
Superior Industries International, Inc. (US)
ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc. (US)

10.INDIAN MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 4. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ferrous Automotive Castings by Product Segment – Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings and Gray Iron Castings Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. Indian 10-Year Perspective for Ferrous Automotive Castings by Product Segment– Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Spheroidal Graphite Iron Castings and Gray Iron Castings Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015
Table 6. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Ferrous Automotive Castings by End-Use Application – Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 7. Indian 10-Year Perspective for Ferrous Automotive Castings by End-Use Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Spheroidal Graphite Iron Automotive Castings by End-Use Application – Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. Indian 10-Year Perspective for Spheroidal Graphite Iron Automotive Castings by End-Use Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Spheroidal Graphite Iron Automotive Castings by Component - Brake Spider, Differential Carrier, Differential Case, Gear Box, Wheel Hub, and Other Components Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11. Indian 10-Year Perspective for Spheroidal Graphite Iron Automotive Castings by Component– Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Brake Spider, Differential Carrier, Differential Case, Gear Box, Wheel Hub, and Other Components Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Gray Iron Automotive Castings by End-Use Application - Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13. Indian 10-Year Perspective for Gray Iron Automotive Castings by End-Use Application – Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Light Commercial Vehicles, Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Passenger Cars, Tractors, and Utility Vehicles Markets for Years 2006, 2009 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled:
Region/CountryPlayers
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
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