Overview

Looking glass: Rising motor vehicle registrations and increasing disposable income will boost revenue

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Auto Windshield Repair Services provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth
12-17
3.8%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
39,467
Business
18,575

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators continuously struggle with the ongoing improvements in windshield safety
  • Older vehicles increase the likelihood of necessary repairs
  • The number of motor vehicle registrations is expected to increase, benefiting the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Auto Windshield Repair Services industry experienced growth over the five years to 2016. Revenue growth experienced volatility during the five-year period, thanks to conflicting trends that have created mixed demand for industry operators. For instance, amid the economic recovery that slowly took hold, more consumers opted to purchase newer vehicles. With improved safety features that decrease the likelihood of a car crash, new car sales severely hampered revenue growth during the early half of the five-year period. Revenue is expected to continue increasing over the five years to 2021. Rising disposable income and a declining trend in new car sales is expected to increase the average age of the vehicle fleet...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Auto Windshield Repair Services industry provides windshield repair and replacement services for all types of automobiles. Windshield repair typically involves injecting resin into cracks and enabling the solution to seal the cracks. Windshield repair service providers may have proprietary techniques and resin solutions, but the end-result is generally similar. Additionally, the industry provides windshield replacement services for cracks and damages that cannot be sealed. Technicians remove the old windshield and insert a new one using adhesives and primers, and it is important to note that windshield replacement is more costly than windshield repair.

    Additionally, industry operators only provide windshield services, making it difficult to clearly segment out product lines. Ins..

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    Additional Insights for the Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry are

  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Having a good reputation
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    Industry Products

    What is the Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily replace, repair and tint the various glass components of automotive vehicles. These automobiles include passenger cars, trucks and vans. This industry does not include companies that predominantly offer repair services for automotive vehicles.

    Industry Products
    Windshield repair and replacement for light trucks
    Windshield repair and replacement for cars
    Windshield repair and replacement for other vehicles
    Merchandise sales
    Industry Activities
    Replacing glass in automotive vehicles
    Repairing glass in automotive vehicles
    Tinting glass in automotive vehicles

    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
  • Number of motor vehicle registrations
  • Total vehicle miles
  • Crime rate
  • National unemployment rate
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • External factors
  • Contributing drivers
  • Profit growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing demand
  • Consumer concerns
  • Rebounding repairs
  • Table: Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • New Car Dealers
  • Used Car Dealers
  • Motorcycle Dealership and Repair
  • Property, Casualty and Direct Insurance
  • Couriers & Local Delivery Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Lighting & Bulb Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Windshield repair and replacement for cars
  • Windshield repair and replacement for light trucks
  • Windshield repair and replacement for other vehicles
  • Merchandise sales
  • Other
  • Chart: Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Middle income bracket
  • Highest income bracket
  • Businesses
  • Lowest income bracket
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Auto Windshield Repair Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Belron
  • Table: Belron - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Auto Windshield Repair Services 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 Auto Windshield Repair Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of Motor Vehicle Registrations (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Acoustic Interlayer
  • A noise reducing layer of vinyl inside the windshield.
  • Laminated Glass
  • A piece of laminate placed between two pieces of glass, which typically does not shatter when broken.
  • Mylar
  • A thin, polyester film that covers resin in windshield repairs until the resin has hardened.
  • Resin
  • A hardener used in repairs of windshield chips and cracks.
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