Auto Components
India is expected to have the fourth largest auto components industry by 2025.

Auto Components Industry in India

Latest update: October, 2018

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Last Updated: November, 2018

Introduction

The Indian auto-components industry has experienced healthy growth over the last few years. The auto-component industry of India has expanded by 18.3 per cent to reach at a level of US$ 51.2 billion in FY 2017-18.

The auto-components industry accounts for 2.3 per cent of India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs as many as 1.5 million people directly and indirectly each. A stable government framework, increased purchasing power, large domestic market, and an ever increasing development in infrastructure have made India a favourable destination for investment.

Market Size

The Indian auto-components industry can be broadly classified into the organised and unorganised sectors. The organised sector caters to the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and consists of high-value precision instruments while the unorganised sector comprises low-valued products and caters mostly to the aftermarket category.

The total value of India’s automotive exports stood at US$ 13.5 billion in 2017-18 as compared US$ 10.9 billion in the year 2016-17. This has been driven by strong growth in the domestic market and increasing globalisation (including exports) of several Indian suppliers. Growth is further expected to accelerate to 8-10 per cent in FY19 due to pick up in global scenario. **

According to the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the Indian auto-components industry is expected to register a turnover of US$ 100 billion by 2020 backed by strong exports ranging between US$ 80- US$ 100 billion by 2026.

Investments

The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows into the Indian automotive* industry during the period April 2000 – June 2018 were recorded at US$ 19.29 billion, as per data by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

Some of the recent investments made/planned in the Indian auto components sector are as follows:

  • In April 2018, Motherson Sumi Systems signed a deal to acquire Reydel Automotive for US$ 201 million. The acquisition will help the company to enter new geographies and get new customer portfolios.
  • Schaeffler India, the Indian arm of Germany’s automotive and industrial parts maker, is planning to invest Rs 300 crore (US$ 46.66 million) per annum over FY18-19.
  • Setco Automotive is going to invest Rs 250 crore (US$ 38.62 million) over the next two to three years for capacity expansion and modernisation.

Government Initiatives

The Government of India’s Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2006–2016 has come a long way in ensuring growth for the sector. Indian Automobile industry is expected to achieve a turnover of $300 billion by the year 2026 and will grow at a rate of CAGR 15 per cent from its current revenue of $74 billion.

Government has drafted Automotive Mission Plan (AMP) 2016-26 which will help the automobile industry to grow and will benefit Indian economy in the following ways:-

  • Contribution of auto industry in the country’s GDP will rise to 13 per cent, currently which is less than 10 per cent
  • More than 100 million jobs will be created in the economy
  • Companies will invest around US $80 billion as a part of their capital expenditure.
  • End of life Policy will be implemented for old vehicles

Road Ahead

The rapidly globalising world is opening up newer avenues for the transportation industry, especially while it makes a shift towards electric, electronic and hybrid cars, which are deemed more efficient, safe and reliable modes of transportation. Over the next decade, this will lead to newer verticals and opportunities for auto-component manufacturers, who would need to adapt to the change via systematic research and development.

The Indian auto-components industry is set to become the third largest in the world by 2025 Indian auto-component makers are well positioned to benefit from the globalisation of the sector as exports potential could be increased by up to US$ 30 billion by 2021E.

Exchange Rate Used: INR 1 = US$ 0.016 as of FY2018

Notes: ** As per CRISIL Research, * - Includes automobile and auto-components, E – Estimated, SAMARTH - Smart & Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hub

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

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