The air filter housing safeguards the air filters from elements that could potentially weaken and damage them. Air filter housings are also commonly termed as airboxes. These housings are empty chambers on the inlet of most combustion engines. These allow the air filters to filter out any impurities in the air before it flows into the engine. Air cleaner housings do not require regular maintenance or replacement. Replacing air filter housings is easy.
Key factors driving the global air filter housings market include rapid industrialization, an increase in production and sales of motorcycles, passenger cars, and trucks, and a rise in demand for HVAC systems.
Moreover, rapid growth in the industrial and automotive industries is projected to drive the demand for air filter housings during the forecast period.
Additionally, growth in the e-commerce industry has created better opportunities for producers and suppliers of air filter housings to sell their products through online portals. Manufacturers and suppliers of air filter housings are focusing on selling their products on various e-commerce portals to cater to a wide range of customers across the world. The promotion of air filter housings through various online channels is expected to create lucrative opportunities in the air filter housings market in the next few years.
The global air filter housings market can be segmented based on material type, application, distribution channel, and region.
In terms of material type, the market can be divided into aluminum, steel, mild steel, and plastic.
Based on the application, the air filter housings market can be categorized into automotive, industrial, HVAC, and others. Automotive and industrial segments are projected to dominate the market in the near future.
In terms of the distribution channel, the market can be bifurcated into offline and online. The offline segment can be classified into dealerships and direct selling. The online segment can be segregated into e-commerce portals and company-owned websites. The online segment is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period due to advancements in the global e-commerce industry.
In terms of region, the global air filter housings market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. The market in North America is projected to expand at a considerable pace in the near future due to rapid industrialization in countries such as the U.S. and Canada. The market in Europe is anticipated to expand at a constant pace in the forecast period due to stringent rules & regulations imposed to reduce the carbon emission in countries like Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Finland, Denmark, etc. The market in the Asia Pacific is estimated to expand at a significant pace in the near future owing to the increase in the sale of motorbikes and passenger vehicles in countries such as India, China, and Indonesia. The air filter housings market in South America is anticipated to expand at a moderate growth pace during the forecast period due to the increase in the purchasing power of consumers.
Prominent players operating in the global air filter housings market include Camfil, MANN+HUMMEL, MAHLE, Sogefi SpA, DENSO, Luman Automotive Systems (P) Ltd. These players are projected to face strong competition in the near future due to the presence of a large number of local players in the market. Major manufacturers are focusing on product innovation and research & development activities.
Companies are involved in mergers and acquisitions with local players to expand their product portfolio. Manufactures in emerging economies are focusing on reducing their production costs and rising profitability for the sustainable growth of their businesses.