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2014 North American Category Management: Wheel Hub and Bearings

  • June 2014
  • 38 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2201109


Table of Contents

Total Revenue to Double over the Next 5 to 7 Years

This research service provides an overview of the North American wheel hub and bearings aftermarket. It includes unit shipment and revenue forecasts, percent of revenue by product type, pricing analysis, distribution channel analysis and market share analysis. The base year is 2013. Historical data is presented for 2009-2012 and forecasts for unit shipment, pricing and revenue, are shown for the 2014 to 2020 period.

Executive Summary—Key Findings

1 Total manufacturer-level revenue will nearly double over the next to years from $ million in 2013 to approximately $ billion in 2020 with rising average vehicle age and factory installation rates driving the growth.
2 Unit shipments will increase from million to million over the 2013 to 2020 period, a compound annual growth rate of %. More Asian and European original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are now using hub and bearings on allwheels, contributing to long-term demand growth.
3 Replacement rates are higher in cold weather regions such as Canada and the northeastern United States because of the presence of rock salt on icy roads that corrodes the part. Canada accounted for% of 2013 unit shipments.
4 Premium hub bearings account for about 2/3 of revenue, despite the large margin (% higher) in price compared to value-line parts.
5 The top suppliers—Federal-Mogul, SKF, and Timken—held approximately % market share. There is a significant amount of direct sourcing for lower priced parts in the value-line segment, giving Chinese suppliers about% of total revenue.

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