Global and China Automotive Seating Industry Report, 2011-2012
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The report highlights the following aspects:
20120114.gif Brief Introduction to Automotive Seating
20120114.gif Global and China Automotive Market
20120114.gif Global Automotive Seating Market
20120114.gif China Automotive Seating Market
20120114.gif Major Automotive Seating Manufacturers Worldwide

For a car, it is not the engine or the chassis but the seating that seems to be with little technical content but features the highest cost. The world’s top 10 seating manufacturers hold 95% market share of the global automotive seating market.

There are two leading camps in the seating industry: one refers to four Japanese companies, and the other involves five corporations in Europe and America. In particular, the South Korea-based DYMOS is grouped into the latter, since its major partners are Lear and Visteon.

The four Japanese companies are major suppliers for native businesses. Except Toyota Boshoku, all the customers of the rest three including TS, NHK SPRING and TACHI-S are Japan-based enterprises. Due to the devastating Japan 311 earthquake, Thailand flooding as well as the yen appreciation, Japanese corporations encountered decline in revenue in 2011. However, the estimation shows that Japanese businesses, especially TS and NHK Spring will see considerable growth in 2012.

Among the five European and American enterprises, Magna and Lear position their core customers in North America, Faurecia focuses on French and German enterprises as its crucial clients, Brose highlights German customers, while JC’s customers are widely spread around the world.

Ranking of Major Automotive Seating Manufacturers Worldwide by Revenue (USD mln)

Johnson Controls (JC) tapped into automotive seating market in the wake of the acquisition on Hoover Universal in 1985 and grew into the world’s largest automotive seating manufacturer in 2000. In 2011, its revenue from automotive seating reached roughly USD16 billion. YFJC, the China-based joint venture of JC, is regarded as the largest automotive seating manufacturer in China, with the revenue in 2011 up to RMB15.8 billion.

The automotive market of China has shown recovery these days, with the automobile sales volume rising 1.7% YoY to 8.0235 million in Jan.-May, turning around the year-on-year decline in the first four months. In May, the SUV demand maintained robust, with the sales volume surging by 58.4% year-on-year to 162,600; while the growth rate of MPV demand and sales volume improved, with the MPV sales volume in May increasing by 10.9% year-on-year to 40,300. With the successive launch of governmental stimulus package, the automobile industry of China is anticipated to further turn better in the second half of the year.

In China, the automotive seating industry is fully reliant on the import of the technology. Such being the case, Chinese companies only serve as financial investors among joint ventures in the industry. Industrial players, especially Japan-based companies, endeavor to explore Chinese market. For instance, TACHI-S continues to gain orders from Geely; the Xiangfan base of NHK Spring was put into production in May, 2012, and is expected to win more orders from Dongfeng Nissan. By comparison, European counterparts seemingly fall behind. For example, both FAURECIA and BROSE contribute smaller portions in the Chinese market.

1. Brief Introduction of Automotive Seating
1.1 Structure of Automotive Seating
1.2 Skeleton of Automotive Seating
1.3 Motor for Automotive Seating
1.4 Fabric of Automotive Seating

2. Global and Chinese Automotive Market 
2.1 Global Automotive Market 
2.2 Chinese Automotive Market 
2.2.1 Review of Chinese Automotive Market in 2011
2.2.2 Chinese Auto Market in 2012
2.2.3 Market Share of China’s Major Automobile Brands
2.3 Dynamics of China Automobile Industry 
2.3.1 Automotive Assembly Industry
2.3.2 Automotive Parts Industry

3. Global and Chinese Automotive Seating Market 
3.1 Global Market Size
3.2 Ranking of Global Automotive Seating Vendors by Revenue 
3.3 Supply Relation between Automotive Seating Manufacturers and Automakers Worldwide 
3.4 Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for Automakers
3.5 China Automotive Seating Industry 
3.6 Supply Relation between Automotive Seating Manufacturers and Automotive Assembly Manufacturers in China

4. Automotive Seating Vendors
4.1 Toyota Boshoku
4.1.1 Changchun Faway Toyota Boshoku Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
4.1.2Tianjin Intex Auto Parts Co., Ltd
4.1.3 Tianjin Kahou Automotive Decoration Co., Ltd
4.1.4Tianjin Feng'ai Automotive Seat Parts Co., Ltd.
4.1.5 Tianjin Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd
4.1.6 Chengdu Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd
4.1.7 Shanghai Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd
4.1.8 Kunshan Toyota Boshoku Automotive Parts Co., Ltd.
4.1.9 Ningbo ARACO Co., Ltd
4.1.10 Toyota Boshoku Ningbo Co., Ltd
4.1.11Guangzhou Intex Auto Parts Co., Ltd
4.1.12 Feng'ai (Guangzhou) Auto Seat Parts Co., Ltd.
4.1.13 Toyota Boshoku Foshan Co., Ltd.
4.2 TS
4.2.1 Guangzhou TS Automotive Interior Systems Co., Ltd.
4.2.2 Wuhan TS-GSK Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
4.3.1 TACLE Guangzhou Automotive Seat Co., Ltd.
4.4 Faurecia
4.4.1Changchun Faurecia XUYANG Automotive Seat Co., Ltd
4.4.2 FAURECIA-GSK (Wuhan) Automotive Seating Co., Ltd
4.5 Lear
4.5.1 Lear Dongfeng Automotive Seating Co., Ltd
4.5.2 Jiangxi Jiangling Lear Interior Systems Co., Ltd.
4.5.3 Shenyang Lear Automotive Seating and Interior Systems Co., Ltd,
4.5.4 Chongqing Lear Chang'an Automotive Interior Decoration Co. Ltd
4.5.5 Lear (Wuhu)
4.5.6 Lear Automotive Fabric (Ruan) Co., Ltd
4.5.7 Nanjing Lear Xindi Automotive Interiors Systems Co., Ltd
4.5.8 TACLE Guangzhou Automotive Seat Co., Ltd.
4.5.9 Lear Corporation Changchun Automotive Interior System Co., Ltd
4.5.10 Beijing Lear Dymos Automotive Systems Co., Ltd
4.5.11 Shanghai Lear STEC Automotive Parts Co., Ltd
4.6.1 KEIPER
4.6.2 YFJC 
4.6.3 Nanjing YFJC
4.6.4 Wuhu Johnson Controls Yunhe Automotive Seating Co., Ltd
4.6.5 Chongqing YFJC
4.6.6 Guangzhou Dongfeng Johnson Controls Automotive Seating
4.6.7 Changchun Faway-Johnson Controls Automotive Systems Co., Ltd.
4.7 Visteon
4.7.1 YFV
4.8 Magna
4.9 Brose
4.10 DYMOS
4.12 Changchun Xuyang
4.13 WuHan New Yunhe
4.14 Hubei Aviation Precision Machinery Technology Co., Ltd
4.15 GSK Industrial
4.16 NHK Spring
Distribution of Global Automotive Market by Region, 2010 
Sales Volume of Major Automotive Brands Worldwide, 2010-2011
Automotive Sales Volume in China, 2001-2012
Automotive Sales Volume, Jan.2007-May, 2012
Monthly Sales Volume and Growth Rate of Sedan in China, Jan.2006-Apr.2012
Monthly Sales Volume and Growth Rate of MPV in China, Jan. 2006-Apr.2012
Monthly Sales Volume and Growth Rate of SUV in China, Jan. 2006-Apr.2012
Monthly Sales Volume and Growth Rate of Cross Passenger Car in China, Jan. 2006-Apr.2012
Monthly Sales Volume and Growth Rate of Heavy-duty Truck in China, Jan. 2006-Apr.2012
Monthly Sales Volume and Growth Rate of Light-duty Truck in China, Jan. 2006-Apr.2012
Monthly Sales Volume and Growth Rate of Coach in China, Jan. 2006-Apr.2012
China Sales Volume of Sedan by Displacement, Jan.2006-Apr.2012
Auto Brands’ Share in Chinese Market by Country, Jan.-Feb., 2012
Auto Brands’ Share in Chinese Market by Country, 2009-Feb., 2012
Gross Margin, EBIT Margin and SG&A Expense Ratio in China Automotive Assembly Industry, 2002-2011 
Monthly Investment and Growth Rate of China Automotive Assembly Industry, Jan.2008-Dec. 2011
Gross Margin, EBIT Margin and SG&A Expense Ratio in China Auto parts Industry, 2002-2011
Monthly Investment and Growth Rate of China Auto Parts Industry, Jan.2008-Dec. 2011
Scale of Global Passenger Car Seating Industry, 2006-2012
Output Value of Global Passenger Car Seating Industry by Region, 2010
Ranking of Major Automotive Seating Manufacturers Worldwide by Revenue, 2010-2012
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for Toyota, 2010-2011
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for Honda, 2011
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for Renault-Nissan, 2011
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for VW, 2011
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for GM, 2011
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for FORD, 2011
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for HYUNDAI, 2011
Share of Automotive Seating Suppliers for PSA, 2011
Market Share of Major Automotive Seating Manufacturers in China, 2010
Market Share of Major Automotive Seating Manufacturers in China, 2011
Ranking of Major Automotive Seating Manufacturers in China by Revenue, 2010-2011
Ranking of Top12 Automotive Seating Manufacturers in China by Revenue, 2010-2011
Revenue and Operating Margin of Toyota Boshkou, FY2006-FY2013
Revenue of Toyota Boshkou by Product, FY2006-FY2010
Revenue of Toyota Boshkou by Region, FY2006-FY2010
Revenue of Toyota Boshkou by Region, FY2010-FY2012
Operating Income of Toyota Boshkou by Region, FY2010-FY2012
Shipment and Size of Automotive Seating of Toyota Boshkou, FY2010-FY2011
Shipment and Size of Automotive Seating of Toyota Boshkou, FY2012-FY2013
Output and Size of Automotive Seating of Toyota Boshkou in Japan, America, Asia-Pacific and Europe, FY2010-FY2011
Output and Size of Automotive Seating of Toyota Boshkou in Japan, America, Asia-Pacific and Europe, FY2012-FY2013
Revenue and Operating Income of Toyota Boshkou by Quarter, FY2011Q1-FY2012Q4
Revenue and Operating Income of Toyota Boshkou in Asia-Pacific by Quarter, FY2010Q1-FY2012Q4
Distribution of Toyota Boshkou in China 
Financial Performance of Tianjin Intex Auto Parts, 2010
Financial Perormance of Tianjin Intex Auto Parts, 2011
Revenue of Tianjin Kahou Automotive Decoration, 2005-2011
Revenue and Operating Margin of TS, FY2006-FY2013
Honda Projects of TS, FY2011
Honda Projects of TS, FY2012
Supply Share of TS for Honda, FY2011
Supply Share of TS for Honda, FY2012
Revenue of TS by Product, FY2010-FY2011
Revenue of TS by Product, FY2011-FY2012
Revenue of TS by Region, FY2010-FY2013
Operating Income of TS by Region, FY2010-FY2013
Sales Value and Operating Margin of TS in America, FY2009-FY2013
Revenue of Wuhan TS-GSK Auto Parts, 2006-2012
Revenue and Operating Margin of TACHI-S, FY2004-FY2013
Customer Distribution of TACHI-S, FY2007-FY2013
Revenue of TACHI-S by Region, FY2007-FY2013
Operating Income of TACHI-S by Region, FY2007-FY2013
China-based Subsidiaries of TACHI-S
Revenue and Operating Margin of Faurecia, 2005-2012
Customer Distribution of FAURECIA, 2010
Customer Distribution of FAURECIA, 2011
Revenue of Faurecia by Product, 2009-2012Q1
Revenue of Faurecia by Region, 2009-2012Q1
Revenue and Customer Structure of HOERBIGER, 2011
Revenue of Changchun Faurecia by Product, 2010
Revenue of Lear by Region, 2010
Revenue of Lear by Region, 2011
Revenue of Lear by Customer, 2010
Revenue of Lear by Customer, 2011
Revenue and Operating Margin of Lear, 2003-2012
Revenue of Lear by Region, 2011Q1
Revenue of Lear in China, 2007-2011
Revenue of Lear in BRIC, 2005-2010
Revenue of Lear by Size, 2010
Revenue of Lear by Size, 2011
Workforce of Lear by Region, 2009-2010
LEAR Branches Worldwide 
Revenue and Operating Margin of JC Automotive Experience, FY2006-FY2012
Revenue of JC Automotive Experience by Region, FY2006-FY2012H1
Operating Margin of JC Automotive Experience by Region, FY2006-FY2012H1
Revenue of JC Automotive Experience by Product, 2011
Global Braches of Johnson Control
Revenue and Workforce of KEIPER, 2007-2010
Seating Revenue of YFJC, 2005-2011
Financial Performance of Changchun Faway-Johnson Controls Automotive Systems, 2010
Financial Performance of Changchun Faway-Johnson Controls Automotive Systems, 2011
Financial Performance of Changchun FAW Faway Johnson Controls Metal Components, 2010
Financial Performance of Changchun FAW Faway Johnson Controls Metal Components, 2011
Revenue of Visteon by Region, 2009-2010
Revenue of Visteon by Region, 2011
Revenue of Visteon by Product, 2010
Revenue of Visteon by Product, 2011
Revenue of Visteon by Customer, 2010
Revenue of Visteon by Customer, 2011
Revenue of Visteon by Region, 2011Q1
Revenue of Visteon by Region, 2012Q1
Revenue of Visteon by Customer, 2011Q1
Revenue of Visteon by Customer, 2012Q1
Revenue of Visteon’s Interior System Division by Region 
Presence of YFV in China 
Revenue, Gross Profit and Net Income of YFV, 2008-2010
Revenue of YFV by Customer, 2010
Revenue of YFV by Customer, 2011
Revenue of YFV by Product, 2010
Revenue and Workforce of BROSE, 2002-2012
Financial Performance of Shanghai Brose Automotive Components, 2008-2011
Revenue and Net Profit Margin of DYMOS, 2004-2012
Distribution of DYMOS Plants
Revenue and Operating Income of Hubei Aviation Precision Machinery Technology, 2006-2012
Major Customers of Hubei Aviation Precision Machinery Technology
Revenue and Operating Margin of NHK Spring, FY2005-FY2013
Revenue of NHK Spring by Business, FY2008-FY2013
Operating Income of NHK Spring by Business, 2008-2013
Revenue of NHK Spring by Region, 2008-2013
Automotive Seating Revenue of NHK Spring by Region, FY2012-FY2014

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