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1 Out of Every 3 Trucks and Trailers to be Fitted with Aluminium Wheels by 2020

This research service provides an outlook for growth opportunities in the European truck and trailer wheels original equipment (OE) market. Using both primary and secondary research data, it analyses and discusses key trends, market drivers and restraints, market opportunities, market size, and forecasts for the truck (medium and heavy duty) and trailer segments, and covers both steel and aluminium wheels. The study also provides segment breakdowns from 2013, the base year, to 2020 and highlights competitive factors, competitor market shares, product portfolios, and capabilities for this region. Pricing for aluminium wheels and steel wheels are also available. Key conclusions and a future outlook are provided.

Key Findings
Total Truck and Trailer Wheels OE Market: Key Takeaways, Europe, 2013
1 The total European trucks and trailers wheels market is expected to grow from million units to million units by 2020.
2 Aluminium adoption is expected to be highest in the trailer segment with growth from % penetration today to almost % by 2020. The medium-duty (MD) segment will have the lowest penetration of for aluminium wheels by 2020 due to the smaller size of wheels.
3 Currently, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) continue to offer steel wheels as standard in heavy-duty (HD)/MD trucks and aluminium wheels are offered mostly upon customer request. By 2020, steel and aluminium wheels installations are expected to reach and units, respectively.
4 In the long term, the aluminium wheel market will be dominated by Alcoa which will control the supply and demand based on OEM and customer requirements. The steel market will be dominated equally by Mefro and Maxion.
5 As OEMs continue to prefer suppliers that have a manufacturing base in the European Union (EU), the influence of Asian suppliers will only remain in the aftermarket.
6 Steel wheel penetration is expected to reduce during the forecast period, while aluminium wheels are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of % by 2020.

Table Of Contents

Strategic Analysis of European Truck and Trailer Wheels Original Equipment (OE) Market
Executive Summary 4
Research Scope, Objectives, Background, and Methodology 15
Definitions and Segmentation 21
Total Truck and Trailer Wheels OE Market
Market Drivers and Restraints 24
Forecasts and Trends 29
Wheels Market Breakdown by Material 40
Steel Wheels Segment Analysis 42
Aluminium Wheels Segment Analysis 46
Competitive Market Dynamics 50
Supplier Profiles 55
Technology Trends 64
Conclusions and Future Outlook 70
Appendix 74

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