BIW aluminum industry overview

BIW aluminum industry overview

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Publication Date: 16/08/2021

With lightweighting becoming a necessity to meet the tightening emission and fuel efficiency norms, use of aluminum is now making its way into BIW components of the more affordable cars as well. The BIW aluminum industry overview report gives an in-depth look at the changing scenario for use of aluminum in the automotive BIW.

The shift away from the use of mild steel in BIW is already underway and the aluminum industry is keen to grab a good chunk of that share. The improvement in manufacturing processes which reduce emissions, increasing recycling capacity and development of advanced alloys are some of the steps the industry is taking to increase its role in automotive.

The demand for aluminum is expected to vary from one automaker to another, and across the different regions, dictated by customer preferences, market dynamics and government regulations. The report covers the current demand and the likely trend throughout the decade in four key regions— Europe, Greater China, Japan/Korea and North America.


1. Overview
a) Report summary
b) Research methodology
c) Introduction

2. Technology analysis
a) Overview
b) Aluminum alloys
c) Types of forming processes
d) Aluminum alloy advancements
e) Closing the aluminum loop

3. Regional demand
a) Overview
b) Europe
c) Greater China
d) North America
e) Japan/Korea

4. OEM analysis
a) Overview
b) Ford
c) VolkswagenGroup
d) BMW Group
e) Daimler
f) Toyota

5. Supplier analysis
a) Novelis
b) Constellium
c) Hydro

6. Conclusion

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