Automotive Piston System Market

Automotive Piston System Market- Rising Trend Of Downsizing In Automobile Engines
The piston is one of the most vital component of an automobile engine. The energy of an automobile’s
engine is stored in the piston. Pistons are located in the cylinder block of an engine. The number of
cylinders of an engine may vary. An intake valve injects a mixture of air and fuel inside the cylinder,
where pressure is created as the piston returns to the top of cylinder after its completion of the previous
cycle. When the pressure reaches the maximum level, the spark plug at the top of the cylinders ignites
the gas and creates an explosion, sending the piston down very quickly. The energy created travels
through the connecting rod which is situated at the bottom of piston. The linear motion is converted
into rotational motion through the crankshaft, which is connected to the transmission and therefore
allows the movement of wheels. Pistons can be of various sizes and materials, depending upon the
cylinder bore of the motor. Proper piston size and material is extremely important for the maintenance
of the required compression ratio.
Piston ring is an integral component of an automotive piston system. Pistons rings are of three types
such as compression rings, wiper rings and oil rings. During the combustion in engine, compression rings
seal the combustion chamber from any sort of leakages. A wiper ring is used to seal the combustion
chamber further and clean the cylinder wall of excess oil. The combustion gases that penetrate through
compression rings are stopped by wiper rings. An oil ring is required to clean the cylinder wall of excess
oil during the piston movement.
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The automotive piston system market can be classified by piston ring type, by material, by application
and by geography. The piston ring type segment can be classified into compression rings, wiper rings
and oil rings. By material, the market can be bifurcated into steel and aluminum and iron. By application,
the market can be segregated as passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial
vehicles. By geography, the market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle
East and Africa, and Latin America.
Rising trend of downsizing in automobile engines is the major factor driving the demand for lighter and
efficient automotive piston systems. Due to environmental concerns and the requirement for fuel
efficient vehicles, government of major countries are mandating the production of lighter automobile
engines, which are eco-friendly and fuel efficient. Therefore, lighter and smaller automobile engines are
influencing the growth of light weight piston systems. In addition, economic reforms in developing
countries, growth in the global automotive sector and rising private equity investments in automotive
piston system manufacturing companies across the world is set to influence the growth of this market
positively. Moreover, increasing production of vehicles is also set to bolster the growth of this market
globally. In terms of market revenue share, Asia Pacific is expected to hold the largest share by the end
of forecast period followed by Europe, North America, Latin America and, Middle East and Africa.
The report also provides company market share analysis of the various industry participants. Acquisition
is the main strategy being widely followed by leading market players. In case of an acquisition, the
acquirer takes advantage of existing synergies. As a result, both companies are expected to emerge
more profitable and stronger than before. Key players in the global automotive piston system market
have been profiled and their company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent
developments have been covered in the report. Major market participants profiled in this report
include: Mahle GmbH (Germany), Rheinmetall AG (Germany), Aisin-Seiki Co. Ltd. (Japan), Federal-Mogul
Corporation (U.S.) and Hitachi Ltd. (Japan), among others.