Global Automotive Cylinder Head Market 2016-2020

  • Published: Sep 2016
  • Pages: 66
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This industry research report identifies Linamar, Nemak, Sandvik Coromant, and ThyssenKrupp as the key vendors in the global automotive cylinder head market space. The report also presents a competitive analysis of the market by material (cast iron, aluminum, and titanium) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global automotive cylinder head market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global automotive cylinder head market will grow steadily at a CAGR of about 1% by 2020. The automotive industry is transitioning to electric vehicles and the recent years have seen an increasing adoption of electric vehicles in countries all across the globe, especially in the United States and Europe. Though more environment-friendly than gasoline-powered automobiles, electric vehicles account for less than 2% of the market share. Factors such as longer charging time, scarcity of charging stations, and expensive batteries hinder their adoption. Moreover, in terms of performance, power delivery, and driving range, electric vehicles are still not the ideal alternative to internal combustion engines. These drawbacks will continue to spur the demand for gasoline-powered automobiles and will, in turn, propel the demand for engine cylinder heads.

The recently introduced automobile regulations demand lower CO2 emissions and higher fuel efficiency and are fueling the drive for implementing efficient engine-downsizing strategies. The American automaker Ford has started using aluminum on its cylinder heads to optimize the overall weight of vehicles. Similarly, the German brand Volkswagen uses three-cylinder and four-cylinder configurations that offer effective thermal management in its new petrol engines. Volkswagen has also started using a very narrow single-scroll turbocharger, which eventually helps in reducing the weight of the cylinder head. Advancements like engine downsizing and engine platform modularization will lead to the requirement of smaller cylinder head designs and configurations, which will, in turn, have a positive impact on the growth of this market.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of several well-established international vendors and is highly competitive. The expected growth of the global automotive industry coupled with the increase in technological advancements will contribute to the rise in demand for automotive cylinder heads.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Linamar
  • Nemak
  • Sandvik Coromant
  • ThyssenKrupp

The other prominent vendors in the market are All-heads Services, Brodix, Elringklinger, Federal-Mogul, and Parker Hannifin.

Segmentation by material and analysis of the automotive cylinder head market

  • Cast iron
  • Aluminum
  • Titanium

The material and design used in the construction of the cylinder heads is a major component in building horsepower and torque. During 2015, the cast iron segment accounted for about 68% of the total share of the automotive cylinder head market. Cast iron offers durability and lower production and is extensively used by cylinder head manufacturers, Tier-1 suppliers, and OEMs. Though the market is shifting towards light, efficient, and powerful engines, the demand for cast iron cylinder heads from OEMs to use in entry level and mid-segment vehicles will continue in the coming years.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the automotive cylinder head market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

This market study estimates that APAC will account for about 45% of the global automotive cylinder head market by 2020 and will dominate the market in the next four years. APAC has emerged as a global hub for the automobile industry, and there is a rapid increase in the rate of automobile exports from this region. The region is also a major consumer of automobiles and the rising demand for smaller cars in countries such as India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Myanmar will drive market growth.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the global automotive cylinder head market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global automotive cylinder head market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global automotive cylinder head market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global automotive cylinder head market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global automotive cylinder head market?

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In an automobile engine, the cylinder head is present above the cylinders on top of the cylinder block and forms the combustion chamber. A head gasket seals this joint, which provides space for the passages that feed air and fuel to the cylinder. The head can also be a base to mount valves, spark plugs, and fuel injectors. A cylinder head needs to be robust as it has to withstand huge pressures and high temperatures and have to retain their shape and form to seal the cylinder block. Cylinder heads are the key to controlling air flow in and out of the cylinders and fuel deployment.

The report, global automotive cylinder head market, is part of Technavio’s automotive research portfolio. This portfolio provides a comprehensive market analysis along with the market share, market sizing, and market segmentations covering areas such as auto accessories, automotive components, automotive electronics, automotive manufacturing, automotive services, powertrain, and wheels and tires. These market research reports provide a perspective on the various market opportunities and market threats along with the key trends that would influence the market growth during the forecast period. It presents insights into the changing competitive landscape and a detailed profiling and market analysis of the vendors. Also covered in the research are the key regions or countries that would have an impact on the market during the assessment years.

Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02: Scope of  the report

  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights
  • Value chain analysis

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Electric vehicles: Threat to the automotive cylinder head market
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market drivers

PART 07: Market trends

PART 08: Market challenges

PART 09: Market segmentation by geography

  • Global automotive cylinder head market segmentation by geography

PART 10: Market segmentation by material

  • Global automotive cylinder head market segmentation by material

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Other prominent vendors

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • Sandvik Coromant
  • Nemak
  • Linamar
  • ThyssenKrupp

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 14: Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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