1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 OBJECTIVES 14
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 14
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 15
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 15
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 15
1.4 CURRENCY 15
1.5 PACKAGE SIZE 16
1.6 LIMITATIONS 16
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 16

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 17
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 17
2.2 SECONDARY DATA 18
2.2.1 KEY SECONDARY SOURCES 18
2.3 DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES 19
2.4 PRIMARY DATA 19
2.4.1 SAMPLING TECHNIQUES & DATA COLLECTION METHODS 20
2.4.2 PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS 20
2.5 FACTOR ANALYSIS 20
2.5.1 INTRODUCTION 20
2.5.2 DEMAND SIDE ANALYSIS 21
2.5.2.1 Urbanization vs. passenger cars per 1000 people 21
2.5.2.2 Infrastructure: Roadways 22
2.5.2.3 Increasing Vehicle Production in Developing Countries 23
2.5.3 SUPPLY SIDE ANALYSIS 24
2.5.3.1 Influence of other factors 24
2.6 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 25
2.7 DATA TRIANGULATION 26
2.8 ASSUMPTIONS 27

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 28

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 32
4.1 AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET SHARE, BY REGION AND VEHICLE TYPE,
2015 (USD MILLION) 32
4.2 KEY COUNTRIES OF AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET 32
4.3 FRONT AND REAR SIDESHAFT MARKET, BY REGION 33
4.4 AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET SNAPSHOT FOR PASSENGER CARS AND LCVS 33
4.5 HOLLOW SIDESHAFTS ESTIMATED TO HOLD THE LARGEST SHARE, BY VOLUME, IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET 34
4.6 TOP 4 COUNTRIES TO DOMINATE AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET 34
4.7 KEY MARKET PLAYERS: WHO SUPPLIES TO WHOM 35

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 36
5.1 INTRODUCTION 37
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 37
5.3 MARKET DYNAMICS 38
5.3.1 DRIVERS 38
5.3.1.1 Increasing global vehicle production 38
5.3.1.2 Growing demand for lightweight sideshafts 39
5.3.2 RESTRAINTS 41
5.3.2.1 Fluctuations in raw material prices 41
5.3.2.2 Economic instability 41
5.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES 42
5.3.3.1 Sizable demand for sideshafts from growing markets 42
5.3.3.2 Increasing demand for AWD vehicles 43
5.3.4 CHALLENGES 43
5.3.4.1 Manufacturing lightweight yet cost-effective sideshafts 43
5.4 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 44
5.4.1 AVERAGE OE SELLING PRICE (ASP) ANALYSIS 45
5.5 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 45
5.5.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 46
5.5.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 46
5.5.3 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 47
5.5.4 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 47
5.5.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 47
5.6 SIDESHAFT TECHNOLOGIES 48
5.7 MARKET LIFECYCLE 48
5.8 COUNTER MEASURES FOR ECONOMIC IMPACT 49

6 GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET, BY POSITION 50
6.1 INTRODUCTION 51
6.2 FRONT SIDESHAFT 53
6.3 REAR SIDESHAFT 62

7 AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET, BY VEHICLE TYPE 72
7.1 INTRODUCTION 73
7.2 PASSENGER CAR 75
7.2.1 HATCHBACK 75
7.2.2 SEDAN 79
7.2.3 SUV/MUV/MPV 83
7.2.4 REST OF PASSENGER CARS (OTHERS) 87
7.3 LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE (LCV) 90

8 GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET, BY TYPE 95
8.1 INTRODUCTION 96
8.2 RIGID SIDESHAFT 97
8.3 HOLLOW SIDESHAFTS 98

9 GLOBAL SIDESHAFT MARKET, BY REGION 101
9.1 INTRODUCTION 102
9.2 PEST ANALYSIS 103
9.2.1 POLITICAL FACTORS 103
9.2.1.1 Europe 103
9.2.1.2 Asia-Oceania 103
9.2.1.3 North America 103
9.2.1.4 RoW 103
9.2.2 ECONOMIC FACTORS 103
9.2.2.1 Europe 103
9.2.2.2 Asia-Oceania 104
9.2.2.3 North America 104
9.2.2.4 RoW 104
9.2.3 SOCIAL FACTORS 104
9.2.3.1 Europe 104
9.2.3.2 Asia-Oceania 104
9.2.3.3 North America 104
9.2.3.4 RoW 105
9.2.4 TECHNOLOGICAL FACTORS 105
9.2.4.1 Europe 105
9.2.4.2 Asia-Oceania 105
9.2.4.3 North America 105
9.2.4.4 RoW 105
9.3 ASIA-OCEANIA 106
9.4 EUROPE 108
9.5 NORTH AMERICA 110
9.6 ROW 112

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 115
10.1 OVERVIEW 115
10.2 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS, AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MARKET 116
10.2.1 LEADERSHIP ANALYSIS 117
10.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATION AND TRENDS 118
10.4 BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE: EXPANSION WAS THE KEY STRATEGY 119
10.5 EXPANSION 119
10.6 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH AND DEVELOPMENT 120
10.7 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 121
10.8 AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS, COLLABORATIONS, & JOINT VENTURES 122

11 COMPANY PROFILES 123
11.1 INTRODUCTION 123
(Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)*
11.2 GKN PLC 125
11.3 NEXTEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED 128
11.4 NTN CORPORATION 130
11.5 AMERICAN AXLE & MANUFACTURING HOLDINGS, INC. 133
11.6 HYUNDAI WIA CORPORATION 136
11.7 NEAPCO HOLDINGS LLC 139
11.8 IFA ROTORION - HOLDING GMBH 140
11.9 TRELLEBORG AB 141
11.10 NKN, LTD. 142
11.11 YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD. 143
*Details on overview, financials, product & services, strategy, and developments might not be captured in case of unlisted companies

12 APPENDIX 144
12.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 144
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 144
12.3 OTHER DEVELOPMENTS 146
12.4 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 148
12.5 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 148
12.5.1 REGIONAL ANALYSIS 148
12.5.2 AUTOMOTIVE SIDESHAFT MATERIAL MARKET, BY TYPE 148
12.5.3 AUTOMOTIVE CV JOINTS MARKET, BY TYPE 148
12.5.4 ADDITIONAL COMPANY INFORMATION 148
12.6 RELATED REPORTS 149