New Report 2005 - Interiors

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Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Interiors 2005ed to their offering

In this third edition report, we extend the analysis to provide market value forecasts by product segment for seat systems, door panels, flooring and acoustics systems, instrument panels and headliners in Western Europe, North America and Japan, from 2001 through 2011.

Containing exclusive interviews from most of the leading OEM suppliers in interiors, this edition offers a real perspective of what the major suppliers are currently working on, and helps outline the product developments for the near future. These perspectives are a must for OEMs, and suppliers alike.

Chapter two (chapter one: introduction) provides opinions of the prospects for the global interior producers, highlighting recent merger, acquisition and joint venture and capital investment activity over the last few years. It also includes a set of eight market share charts showing the top three positions in the global and European market for complete seating, door trim panels, acoustics and cockpit markets.

Interior designers still face the challenge of simplifying an ever more complex man-machine interface, developing solutions to provide the best driving position for comfort and functionality, not to mention the need to visually appeal to drivers of all ages. Chapter three reviews the latest technical advances in vehicle seating, whiplash innovations, new fabrics and foams, interior trim innovations, cockpit innovations, acoustical systems, new overhead systems, door panel innovations and new interior scents. This chapter is peppered with exclusive quotes from management, providing a real feel for the direction in which each segment is heading. More specifically, this report addresses a number of topics, including:

What do consumers want from their car interior?

What are the differences between North American and European consumer tastes?

How does it differ between age groups?

How are manufacturers responding to that diversity?

In terms of interior colours, what can we expect in tomorrow's car?

And in terms of the actual materials used to cover seats and pad them, what can we expect?

As consumers want more flexibility from their vehicles, what challenges does that bring?

The apparent desire for a spacious interior is something always equated with luxury. How is that prompting interior designers to re-think the vehicle interior? Can we expect to see more touch-screens in our cars to offer space-saving possibilities? But how then does that square with the problem of distracting the driver's attention too much? Is voice recognition the answer to that in order to eliminate many controls that have traditionally been manually operated?

Are fold-flat seats eclipsing demand for removable seats? What are the implications?

Is leather making a comeback in some segments and markets?

In terms of fabrics used in cars, what are the trends?

Is there a movement toward a type of 'alternative luxury', i.e. greater use of inexpensive but upscale-looking materials?

Recyclability of interior parts receiving greater attention by European and North American OEMs. How are manufacturers responding to that?

What will tomorrow's car interior look like?

Chapter four provides profiles of the major automotive interior manufacturers, namely Collins & Aikman, Faurecia, Intier Automotive, Johnson Controls, Lear, Visteon, Grammer, Grupo Antolin, Keiper, Rieter and Trim Masters.

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Laura Wood

Senior Manager

Research and Markets

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