Automotive Switch Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Automotive Switch Market is segmented by Switch Type (Knob, Button, and Touchpad), Application (Indicator System Switches, Electronic System Switches, HVAC, and EMS Switches), and Geography.

Automotive Switch Industry Overview

Automotive Switch Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 8.6 %

Major Players

Automotive Switch Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Automotive Switch Market Analysis

The automotive switch market (henceforth, referred to as the market studied) is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 8.6% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

  • The increasing electronic content in the vehicles and rising focus and enactment of stringent emission and fuel economy norms are expected to drive the demand for automotive switches. However, with the advent of growing awareness of virtual assistants and the inclusion of voice recognition technology in the vehicles, the market studied is expected to witness hindrance in the coming years.
  • The automotive switches market captures major demand from IC engine vehicles, followed by hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicles. Button type switches capture the majority of the market, with approximately 50%, followed by knob and touch pad, with 32% and 18%, respectively.
  • The Asia-Pacific region is expected to continue to dominate the market studied, and it is also expected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period, owing to growing automotive industry and rising demand for technologically-advanced vehicles, which include safety features, infotainment systems, and HVAC systems.
  • Some of the major players dominating the market studied are Tokai Rika Co. Ltd, Alps Electric Co. Ltd, Continental AG, Omron Corp., HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Robert Bosch GmbH, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG., among others.

Automotive Switch Industry Segments

The automotive switch market covers all the latest investments and acquisitions made by major players, the demand for electronic features in a vehicle, and initiatives taken by the government to make the vehicles safer. The scope of the report includes:

Switch Type
Indicator System Switches
Electronic System Switches
EMS Switches
North America
United States
Rest of North America
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of Asia-Pacific
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Automotive Switch Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Automotive Switch Market according to our research experts:

Increasing Usage of Electronics in Vehicles Produced Across the World

The automotive industry is transitioning from hardware- to software-defined vehicles, and the average software and electronics content per vehicle is increasing rapidly. Both government involvement and consumers’ demand for greater automatic control of systems have been resulting in the increased use of electronics in vehicles. Additionally, the increasing focus toward autonomous vehicles, and making cars smarter (by making them able to connect with each other, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications), along with ensuring convenience for the consumers, the demand for electronic systems in new cars has been increasing rapidly. Moreover, the demand for automotive electronics has further increased, as technologies are being made widely available in mid-range and entry-level cars, as well as because consumers purchase technology-based aftermarket products.

The drivetrain electrification, especially in fully electric vehicles, has the advantages of high energy efficiency and zero tailpipe emissions. Thereby, the advent of a broad suite of microcontrollers, power semiconductors, switches, and sensors for the pure electric vehicle segment is expected to help drive the growth of the automotive switch market.

Automotive Electronics Cost as Share of total Car Cost (%)

Geographical Trends

The Asia-Pacific region is leading the automotive switch market, followed by Europe and North America. The Chinese economy is growing, and the disposable income of middle-class consumers is also increasing. In 2017, 24,961,948 units of passenger vehicles were sold in China, compared to 24,376,902 units in 2016. The factors making China one of the largest growing markets for switches are low costs, due to the domestic concentration of manufacturing plants, and more sales.

The demand for automotive switches in India is growing swiftly, as the manufacturers are expanding their business by acquiring major players and also investing in R&D projects. For Instance: In March 2018, TVS Group acquired stake in ZF Electronics (TVS) India. TVS group informed that TVS Srichakra Limited (TSL) is acquiring 500,000 equity shares in ZF Electronics (TVS) India Pvt. Limited, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, TVS Srichakra Investments Limited.

The US companies are entering into partnerships and spending more on R&D projects and offering products with the latest technology and maximum efficiency. For instance:

  • Semtech Corporation is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. The company has designed its latest FemtoSwitch load switches for the automotive industry. As these switches have very low quiescent current and shutdown current, they are ideal for preserving battery life in specific products, such as automotive smart-keys.

In France, the enactment of the EUs' stringent emission regulations, the investment in driver safety segment, and installation of research and development (R&D) plants to improvise the ADAS systems have so far ensured the growth of the automotive switch market in the country. Additionally, installation of safety systems, like ABS and ESC, have also boosted the need for electromechanical braking automotive switch in the European region.

Automotive Switch Market Growth Rate by Region (2020-2025)

Automotive Switch Market Competitor Analysis

The automotive switch market is characterized by the presence of numerous domestic and international players, resulting in a highly fragmented market environment. In the market studied, 12 international and regional players account for approximately 27% of the market share and the remaining 73% of the market share is dominated by other players (domestic and international players).

The automotive switch market consists of various players, such as Tokai Rika Co., Ltd, Autoliv Inc., Continental AG, Alps Electric Co., Panasonic Corporation, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Johnson Electric Holdings Limited, Valeo, etc.

The market studied is driven by merger and acquisition and joint venture activities, rising automotive sales in Europe, and highly emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific regions. In the last quarter of 2016, Northeast Industry Group acquired Delphi's mechanical project division that manufactures column switches, switch modules, and switches, with an annual production capacity of 30 million. The strategy of the acquisition was to increase the production capacity of switches and cater to their widespread clients, like BMW, Daimler, Fiat, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, etc.

Automotive Switch Market Top Players

  1. Alps Alpine Co. Ltd

  2. Robert Bosch GmbH

  3. Continental AG

  4. Hella KGaA Hueck & Co

  5. Omron Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Automotive Switch Market Concentration

Automotive Switch Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Switch Type

      1. 5.1.1 Knob

      2. 5.1.2 Button

      3. 5.1.3 Touchpad

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Indicator System Switches

      2. 5.2.2 Electronic System Switches

      3. 5.2.3 HVAC

      4. 5.2.4 EMS Switches

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

        4. Rest of North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Russia

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles

      1. 6.2.1 Alps Alpine Co Ltd

      2. 6.2.2 Robert Bosch GmbH

      3. 6.2.3 Continental AG

      4. 6.2.4 Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.

      5. 6.2.5 Omron Corporation

      6. 6.2.6 Panasonic Corporation

      7. 6.2.7 Tokai Rika Co. Ltd

      8. 6.2.8 Minda Corporation Limited

      9. 6.2.9 ZF Friedrichshafen AG



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Automotive Switch Market Research FAQs

The Automotive Switch Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Automotive Switch Market is growing at a CAGR of >8.6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Alps Alpine Co. Ltd, Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co, Omron Corporation are the major companies operating in Automotive Switch Market.

Automotive Switch Industry Report

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