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The success of the Automobile Transmission Manufacturing industry is closely linked to the performance of motor vehicle manufacturers. Over the five years to 2017, domestic vehicle production in the United States has accelerated due to an improving economy. Rising discretionary income, coupled with greater financing opportunities, has driven consumers to purchase new vehicles. In turn, demand for transmissions shifted into high gear. However, demand started to slow during the latter half of the period and in turn, industry operators experienced overcapacity issues. Therefore, in the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to climb slightly as sluggish demand is expected to hamper growth...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising discretionary income has driven consumers to purchase new vehicles, boosting revenue
  • US-based manufacturers attempted to regain footing by restructuring business plans
  • Sales of off-highway motor vehicles are anticipated to grow strongly, sustaining demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The majority of industry establishments are located in the Great Lakes region, due to the close proximity to downstream markets. Detroit is the automotive capital of the United States, so the majority of parts manufacturers are located in this area as well. This proportion declined early in the five-year period, as several Detroit facilities closed and relocated to lower-cost countries, prompting same transmission manufacturers to do the same. However, as the US automotive industry has recovered, the proportion has steadily increased. In 2017, IBISWorld estimates that the Great Lakes region accounts for 35.6% of industry establishments. Industry players Dana Holding Corp. and Allison Transmission all have transmission manufacturing operations in the Great Lakes region...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Automobile Transmission Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from car and automobile manufacturing and Trade-weighted index in the Automobile Transmission Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What's in this report

    What is the Automobile Transmission Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture transmissions for motor vehicles (cars and light, medium and heavy-duty trucks), parts for transmissions and powertrain parts. Industry products include clutches, gears, differentials and axle bearings.

    Industry Products
  • Torque converters, clutches and transmission gears
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Manual transmissions
  • Automated manual transmissions
  • Axles and transaxles
  • Differentials and other drive train components
  • Heavy truck and bus transmissions
  • Rebuilt transmissions and drive train components
  • Industry Activities
  • Axle bearing
  • Constant velocity joints, automotive, truck and bus
  • Differential and rear axle assemblies
  • Torque converters
  • Universal joints
  • Motor vehicle transmission
  • Gear
  • Drive shaft
  • Clutch
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Regulation for the Automotive sector
  • World price of crude oil
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Industry volatility
  • Foreign penetration
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand conditions
  • Slow expansion
  • Technology advances
  • Table: Automobile Transmission Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Automatic transmissions
  • Axles and transaxles
  • Differentials and other drive train components
  • Torque converters, clutches and transmission gears
  • Heavy truck and bus transmissions
  • Manual transmissions
  • Automated manual transmissions
  • Rebuilt transmissions and drive train components
  • Chart: Automobile Transmission Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Car, SUV and light truck manufacturers
  • Exports
  • Off-highway vehicle manufacturers
  • Commercial vehicle manufacturers
  • Auto parts retailers and repair shops
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Automobile Transmission Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Automobile Transmission Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Automobile Transmission Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Automobile Transmission Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Automobile Transmission 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
    Big Three
  • Another name for the top US automotive companies, which are General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (Cvt)
  • A transmission that can change seamlessly through an infinite number of effective gear ratios, as opposed to a fixed set of gear ratios in other transmissions.
  • Drivetrain
  • The group of components in a motor vehicle that generate power and deliver it to the road surface.
  • Dual Clutch Transmission (Dct)
  • A type of automated manual transmission that uses two separate hydraulically-activated clutches and gear sets. A DCT eliminates the need for torque converters used in automatic transmissions.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under the purchasing company's brand name.
  • Torque Converter
  • The hydraulic connection point between an automatic transmission and the engine, replacing the clutch of a manual transmission. Torque converters have a maximum 94% efficiency.
  • Transaxle
  • A single mechanical assembly that combines the functions of the transmission, differential and an axle. Transaxles are used when the engine is placed at the same end as the driven wheels.
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