Shifting gears: After years of strong growth, the industry will experience minor revenue losses

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from foreign manufacturers will continue to hinder industry growth
  • Imports from low-cost countries have posed an increasing threat to industry manufacturers
  • Revenue may benefit from increased integration of newly advanced brake systems into vehicles

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Following strong revenue increases to recover from recessionary lows, the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing industry took a hit in 2013 but has otherwise been consistently, moderately growing over the five years to 2017. Downstream automakers ramped up production in response to renewed demand and increased purchases of brakes from industry manufacturers. However, growth is expected to slow over the next five years as low-cost imports satisfy an increasing share of domestic demand. Meanwhile, volatile prices of inputs, such as steel and copper, have threatened profit margins and added uncertainty for industry operators. As a result, revenue growth is expected to barely diminish over the five years to 2022...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Companies in this industry manufacture a variety of brakes and brake systems all used by automobile manufacturing companies and by aftermarket mechanics for installation or replacement in vehicles. Brake systems use a complex arrangement of several types of brake components. Brake pads, calipers, valves, rotor-discs and linings are components of any brake system, whether they use a drum or disc brake arrangement.


    There are two main types of automobile brakes: disc brakes and drum brakes. Drum braking systems use round brake pads to apply pressure to the inner surface of a circular drum and the resulting friction slows the movement of the rotor. Dis..

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    Additional Insights for the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the most advanced and efficient technologies
  • Effective cost controls
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as New car sales and Consumer Confidence Index in the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture and rebuild motor vehicle brake systems and related components for major US automakers and other foreign automakers that operate manufacturing operations in the United States.

    Industry Products
    Drum brakes
    Disc brakes
    Brake linings, pads, valves, calipers and all other brake parts
    Rebuilt parts
    Industry Activities
    Brake cylinder, master and wheel
    Brake drum
    Brake hose assembly
    Brake pad and shoe
    Brake caliper

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • New car sales
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations

  • Current Performance
  • Positive demand trends
  • Global competition
  • Input price declines
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Brake manufacturing pivots
  • Keys to success
  • Table: Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products
  • Plastic Products Miscellaneous Manufacturing
  • Wire & Spring Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Brake linings, pads, valves, calipers and all other brake parts
  • Disc brakes
  • Drum brakes
  • Rebuilt parts
  • Chart: Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Original equipment manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Automotive aftermarket
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Automobile Brakes Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Akebono Brake Corporation Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd.
  • Table: Akebono Brake Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Automobile Brakes Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • New car sales (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Automotive products that are not included in the initial purchase of a new automobile. Replacement brakes, for example, are included in this category, whether manufactured by an OEM or not.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products for the consumer marketplace using parts sourced from manufacturing industries. Ford, GM and Chrysler are the three major US automobile OEMs
  • Regenerative Brakes
  • Brakes that use electric motors to capture kinetic energy as a vehicle stops; this energy is wasted as heat in traditional brakes.
  • Scrappage Rate
  • The rate at which used vehicles are retired from active use.
  • Tier 1 Supplier
  • A manufacturer of parts that directly sells components to automobile manufacturers in the OEM market.
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