In the next ten years, the automotive ignition coil market is anticipated to surpass US$ 5.5 Billion, according to Future Market Insights (FMI) data. According to projections, the market would grow at a 5.8% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Key Drivers 

  • Rising demand for compact and mid-size passenger cars across China, India, Japan, the U.S., and others are spurring the sales of automotive ignition coils in the passenger car segment.  
  • Increasing adoption of double spark coils by automotive manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency and downsize the engine is propelling the demand for automotive ignition coils across the OEM segment. 

Key Restraints 

  • Increasing demand for plug-in hybrid and electric automotive vehicles across prominent regions such as North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific is hampering the growth of the market.  
  • Less adoption of heavy commercial vehicles (HCV) owing to their extravagant cost is posing a challenge for the sales of automotive ignition coils in the HCV segment. 

Rising production and sales of passenger cars and commercial vehicles across India, Germany, China, and Japan will result in higher demand for automotive components. In response to this, the automotive ignition coil market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 5.8%.

According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), approximately 3.49 million units of passenger cars and commercial vehicles were sold across India in 2020. Hence, growing sales of automotive vehicles is expected to create a high revenue generation opportunity in the market. 

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The automotive ignition coil market experienced significant impact amid the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19, registering sales at 0.1% CAGR between 2016 and 2020. However, rising expansion of automotive aftermarket and growing adoption of ignition coil to reduce pollution and improve the engine efficiency is estimated to drive the market in the coming years. 

Based on product type, pencil ignition coils are projected to emerge as highly sought-after coils in the market, accounting for more than 33% of the sales through 2031. Attributes such as increasing performance of the vehicles by improving magnetic fields in the engine is driving the growth in the segment. 

"Implementation of stringent government regulations to curb carbon footprints and rising emphasizing to enhance the performance of automotive vehicles by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is expected to accelerate the growth in the market in the forthcoming years," says a FMI analyst. 

Key Takeaways from Automotive Ignition Coil Market Study 

  • North America automotive ignition coil market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 3.1% through 2031, with the U.S. spearheading the growth in the market. 
  • Sales of automotive ignition coils in Europe are expected to increase at a CAGR of 3% through 2031 with Germany accounting for lion's share in the market.  
  • South Korea and Japan are anticipated to emerge as highly remunerative markets, accounting for around 14% of revenue share in 2021. 
  • In terms of end user, the OEMs segment is projected to dominate the market, accounting for over 90% of the demand over the assessment period.  
  • On the basis of vehicle type, the passenger car segment is projected to account for more than 3/4th of market share, expanding at 4.8% CAGR through 2031. 

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Competitive Landscape 

As per the FMI's analysis, the top 5 players in the global automotive ignition coil market are Denso Corporation, Diamond Electric, Hitachi Astemo Ltd., NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd., and Robert Bosch. These companies are projected to account for more than 30% of the market share in 2021.  

Leading players are focusing on investing in technological advancements to develop innovative ignition coils that offer enhance the engine performance to expand their portfolio and gain the competitive edge. For instance,  

  • In February 2020, Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc., an automotive components sales and distribution company, announced introducing new coil-on-plug (COP) part numbers for Acura and Honda models. The product launch will assist the company to expand its product portfolio.  
  • In 2017, NGK Spark Plug, a Germany-based automotive components manufacturer, announced expanding its portfolio of its aftermarket products by launching five new ignition coils for recent models of General Motors, Range Rover, Peugeot-Citroën and Ford.  

Some of the key players operating in the market profiled by FMI are: 

  • Denso Corporation 
  • Federal-Mogul Corporation 
  • NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. 
  • BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH 
  • Valeo SA 
  • Robert Bosch GmbH 
  • Delphi Automotive PLC 
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. 
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation 
  • Standard Motor Products 
  • Marshall Electric Corp 
  • AcDelco 
  • Others 
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