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The South American Automotive Supplier Report

The South American Automotive Supplier Report

Publication Date: 16/12/2015
Number of Pages: 497

The South American Automotive Supplier Report covers six vehicle-producing countries in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela. These six countries have attracted varying levels of investments by carmakers and automotive suppliers, with Brazil having the largest vehicle production and Uruguay the smallest.

South America's automotive market is dominated by Brazil, which has the largest economy in the region and is ranked fifth in terms of vehicle production in the world, having produced 3.1 million vehicles in 2014. Although Argentina is the third largest country in terms of population, it is the second largest vehicle producer behind Brazil, having produced 617,329 vehicles in 2014 – ranked 21st in the world. This means that there is a big variance when it comes to economies in the region, both in size and wealth. Uruguay is the smallest nation in the six-nation group, in terms of population, but has the highest per capita GDP in the region.

These economic factors have also dictated investments in the automotive industry in the six countries, with carmakers focusing primarily on the two largest economies in the region, Brazil and Argentina. The other countries have managed to attract various levels of investments by carmakers and automotive suppliers, by targeting the vehicle export market. These exports are aimed primarily at the larger economies, Argentina and Brazil, and this creates a vicious circle of dependence, which is now negatively impacting the smaller vehicle-producing countries.

About this report

This report examines the macroeconomic situation in South America, including planned investment in infrastructure development projects and national automotive policy & plans. The report provides an overview of automotive industry & supply chain, as well as looking at the vehicle component industry as a whole. It lists investments made by vehicle component suppliers.

The report includes a series of 138 supplier profiles from suppliers either based in South America, or the localised operations of global tier-1 and tier-2 suppliers. These profiles provide you with relevant data on corporate strategy, investments, product offerings and contact information built from original research.

The report leverages the WhoSuppliesWhom database of supplier-OEM relationships and also utilises IHS Automotive’s Light-Vehicle Production Forecasts; the industry standard for automotive forecasting and analysis.

South America Automotive & Supplier Market Overview   

Big Variation among South American Economies   
Mixed Investment Climates   
Overview of the Six Automotive Industries   
The region dominated by GM and Renault-Nissan
Vehicle Safety and Emissions Slowly Being Addressed  
South America Co-dependent on Regional Vehicle Exports  

Investments in the Automotive Industry in South America  

Automotive Supplier Network Still Nascent    
Difficult and Uncertain Outlook    

Supplier Profiles

Argentina    
Brazil  
Columbia    
Ecuador     
Uruguay   
Venezuela   
 

Figures

Figure 1: GDP Growth Rates for Six South American Countries   
Figure 2: FDI Inflows into Six South American Countries (in USD Billion)   
Figure 3: Light-vehicle Sales in Six South American Countries   
Figure 4: Light-vehicle Production, Sales, Exports and Imports in Argentina   
Figure 5: Light-vehicle Production Six South American Countries   
Figure 6: Light-vehicle Exports from Brazil   

Tables

Table 1: Key Economic Indicators for Six South American Countries  
Table 2: Light Vehicle Parc (in thousands) 
Table 3: Light Vehicle Density (per 1000 population)   
Table 4: Six-Factor Country Risk Assessment by IHS  
Table 5: Unemployment rate (%)  
Table 6: Labour Force Productivity  
Table 7: Passenger Carmakers and Assemblers in South America   
Table 8: Top Three Carmakers by Vehicle Sales   
Table 9: New Investment Announcements by Carmakers in South America:   
Table 10: New Investment Announcements by Automotive Suppliers in South America:   
Table 11: IHS Light-vehicle Production Forecast by Country   

Argentina

Affinia Argentina
Albano Cozzuol
Autobat
BASF Argentina
Basso
Baterias Argentina
Brembo Argentina
Burkool
Concentric Chivilcoy (GKN Sinter Metals de Argentina)
Corven
Dana Argentina
Denso Manufacturing Argentina
Establecimientos Gamar
Establecimientos Romet
Famar Fueguina
FATE
Faurecia Argentina
Fras-Le Argentina
Fric-Rot
Gestamp
GN Group
Industrias Guidi
Johnson Controls Automotive Systems
JTEKT Automotive Argentina
L'Equipe Monteur
MA Automotive Argentina
Magna Seating Argentina
MAHLE Argentina
Master Trim de Argentina
Maxion Montich
Metalsa
Metalurgica Roma
MGI Coutier
Mirgor Group
Petrak
Pilkington Automotive Argentina
Polimetal
PPG Industries Argentina
PST Electronica
Resortes Argentina
Sabo Argentina
Saint-Gobain Argentina
Sintercal
SKF Argentina
Sogefi Filtration Argentina
Taranto
Tenaris Siderca
Testori
Unionbat
Ventalum
Visteon Argentina
VMG
Yazaki Argentina
ZF Sachs Argentina

Brazil

Aethra Sistemas Automotivos
Aisin do Brasil
Aunde Brasil
Autometal
Bekaert do Brasil
Borrachas Vipal
Chris Cintos de Seguranca
Cinpal
Continental Group
Delga Industria e Comercio
DHB Componentes Automotivos
Fabricas Nacional de Instrumentos
Fibam Companhia Industrial
Fras-Le
Fundicao Tupy
Hyosung do Brasil
Industrias Arteb
Iochpe-Maxion
Jardim Sistemas
Magna Seating Brasil
MAHLE Behr
MAHLE Metal Leve
Mangels Industrial
Maxion Componentes Estruturais
Maxion Wheels
Nemak Aluminio do Brasil
NFP Automotive
Nissin Brake
NSK Brasil
NTN do Brasil
Pirelli Pneus
Plascar
Plastic Omnium
Proema Automotiva
PST Electronica
Randon
Rassini-NHK
Romi
Sabo Group
Saint-Gobain Sekurit Brasil
Sifco
Sociedade Fabricante de Pecas
Soplast
Suspensys Sistemas Automotivos
Takata Brasil
thyssenkrupp Group
TMD Friction do Brasil
Tower Automotive do Brasil
Toyoda Gosei (GDBR and Pecval)
Trelleborg Vibracoustic do Brasil
Valeo Sistemas Automotivos
Visteon Sistemas Automotivos
WHB
Yachiyo do Brasil
ZF do Brasil

Columbia

Andina Trim
Metalbogota
Riduco
Saint-Gobain Sekukrit de Colombia

Ecuador

Domizil Muebles y Autopartes
Elasto Poliuretanos
Fortune-Parts Industry Ecuador
Grupo A - Chaneme
Imfrisa de Ecuador
INDIMA

Uruguay

Aperam Stainless Steel Service & Solutions Tubes (formerly Cinter)
Bader International
Cristalet
Fanacif
Faurecia Automotive del Uruguay
Fischer Stainless Steel Tubing
Kables Montreal
Lucca Design
Salgado Metalurgica
Somil
Takata Uruguay
Yazaki Uruguay
Zenfda Leather/JBS Leather

Venezuela

Affinia Venezuela
Axalta Coating Systems Venezuela
Danaven
Goodyear Venezuela
Pirelli de Venezuela

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