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Research and Markets: Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Batteries Aftermarket in India: Organized Sector Set to Capture Market Share from Unorganized Sector Battery Manufacturers

DUBLIN--Research and Markets has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Batteries Aftermarket in India" to their offering.

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Batteries Aftermarket in India provides insight into the automotive batteries aftermarket and estimates its future growth. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the automotive battery markets by the following vehicle segments: two and three wheelers, passenger cars, utility vehicles, light commercial vehicles, medium commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles.

Market Overview

Organized Sector Set to Capture Market Share from Unorganized Sector Battery Manufacturers as Growing Automotive Aftermarket Demands Novel, Cost-effective Products

Steady growth in the automotive batteries aftermarket in India is attributed to burgeoning vehicle sales across all vehicle segments. As batteries are non-discretionary replacement products, the demand for them is expected to rise significantly. High replacement rates are also helping the momentum a great deal. However, rising raw material prices could be a dampener for manufacturers. The battery industry is heavily dependant on lead, which constitutes over 70 percent of the cost of inputs of a battery. In 2006, the automotive batteries organized aftermarket stood at approximately 8.5 million units. While strict regulations on legislations on recycling and smelting of lead have reined in the prospects of the unorganized sector, it still accounts for a strong 58.1 percent of the total aftermarket.

'The Battery Management Handling Rules (BMHR), laid down by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in May 2001, stipulates that at least 90 percent of sales of new batteries by a company has to be collected from the market for organized smelting/recycling,' notes the analyst of this research service. 'The BMHR, if strictly enforced, will curb the unorganized market to a considerable extent, as scrap batteries form a part of the raw material for unorganized manufacturing and/or smelting.' Trends also indicate a preference for technologically advanced, maintenance-free batteries, and market participants are cashing in on the opportunity and enhancing their product offerings, driving units in the aftermarket.

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

By Vehicle Segment:

  • Two and three wheelers
  • Passenger cars
  • Utility vehicles
  • Commercial vehicles (light, medium, and heavy)

Technologies

The following technologies are covered in this research:

  • Maintenance-free batteries
  • Non-maintenance-free batteries