This research service studies and provides a comprehensive analysis of the North American Class 4-8 commercial vehicle brake pads and shoes aftermarket. This deliverable measures revenues for the United States and Canada at the manufacturer level. It analyzes key market drivers and restraints, revenue shares product type, and revenues through each distribution channel. Benchmarking is done for major market participants in each product category and potential strengths and weaknesses are identified. Forecasts for each market are given from the historical period of 2008 to 2011 through the forecast period of 2012 to 2018.

Executive Summary—Key Findings

The commercial vehicle (CV) brake pads and shoes aftermarket is expected to grow steadily through 2019 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6 percent.
Pricing is projected to decline in the pneumatic disc brake segment, due to increased competition and adoption, and is expected to post a negative CAGR of 5.0 percent.
Total unit shipments is likely to be bolstered by an increase in commercial vehicle activity, growth in the number of vehicles in operation (VIO), and increased safety requirements, at a CAGR of 2.9 percent.
Distribution channel revenue is expected to shift slightly toward the original equipment service (OES) channel, driven by an increase in system complexity.
Participant market shares are expected to be relatively stable across the forecast period, due to the market’s maturity and concentration, and the high levels of competitive strengths exhibited by all the major manufacturers.

Research Scope, Aims, and Objectives

Base Year: 2012
Study Period: 2009 to 2019
Forecast Period: 2013 to 2019
Vehicle Type: Class 4–8 on-highway commercial vehicles
Geographical Scope: United States and Canada

Aim
The aim of this study is to research, analyze, and forecast the aftermarket demand and market competition for Class 4–8 commercial vehicle brake pads and shoes in North America.

Objectives
• Provide a strategic overview of the brake pads and shoes aftermarket, including impact of regulations, technology trends, and market drivers and restraints.
• Determine the market size in unit shipments and revenue for the 2012 base year and develop a sales forecast for brake pads and shoes in the aftermarket through 2019.
• Provide market shares and competitive analyses of key brake pads and shoes aftermarket suppliers.
• Analyze the size and direction of the main distribution channels.

Key Questions this Study Will Answer

What is the short-to-medium term outlook for the Class 4–8 brake pads and shoes aftermarket?
Which segments are growing the fastest, and why?
Which distribution channels are growing the fastest, and why?
Who supplies the OES channel and large warehouse distributors in the aftermarket?
What are the present and future strategies that will foster growth for participants in the Class 4–8 brake pads and shoes aftermarket?

Research Methodology

Research Methodology: Frost & Sullivan’s research services are based on secondary and primary research data.
Secondary Research: Extraction of information from existing reports and project material within the Frost & Sullivan database, to include data and information gathered form technical papers, specialized magazines, seminars, and internet research.
Primary Research: More than 10 interviews have been conducted over the phone by senior consultants/industry analysts with original equipment suppliers, regulation authorities, and distributors. Primary research has accounted for 80.0 percent of the total research.

Table Of Contents

Table Of Contents

Executive Summary 4
Research Scope, Objectives, Methodology, and Background 12
Definitions and Segmentation 18
Market Overview 23
Demand Analysis—Total Market 30
Total CV Brake Pads and Shoes Aftermarket -

• External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
36

• Forecasts and Trends
40

• Market Share and Competitive Analysis
51
Class 4-8 CV Brake Pads Aftermarket 58
Class 4-8 CV Brake Shoes Aftermarket 70
Conclusions and Future Outlook 82
Appendix 86

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