Research and Markets: The Western European Wear & Tear Parts Market, 2011-15

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "The Western European Wear & Tear Parts Market, 2011-15" report to their offering.

This report analyzes the wear and tear parts market from 2011 to 2015. It covers Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. It covers brake pads, discs, shoes and drums; exhausts; batteries; wiper blades; shock absorbers; and cat converters.


While the general trend in mature markets is for declining average mileage in lieu of higher vehicle ownership ratios per household, the ongoing economic stagnation is causing motorists to seek financial savings by substituting vehicle use, thus decelerating their vehicles' wear rates and as a result reducing consumption of wear and tear parts on an annual basis.


- Achieve revenue growth by understanding the forecast sales of wear and tear parts by country and adjust business development plans to suit.

- Uncover new distribution opportunities for your products by identifying which types of retailer are most successful in each country and why.

- Improve your product mix and hence revenues by gaining insight into what types of wear and tear parts are proving popular, by country and region.

- Formulate market share and channel share objectives for your company using our product and distribution data.

- Develop new strategies to sell your products by understanding where premium and budget brands are most popular, and why.


Despite only having a relatively small volume in 2011, shock absorbers are proportionally one of the most valuable components in the aftermarket. This component is expected to experience a decrease of almost 9% in sales by 2015, and while this equates to smaller losses than some other parts, the financial ramifications will be profound.

As developments progress in the improvement of the passenger car, batteries will be required to evolve in order to serve the needs of technological advances. These next generation batteries are expected to be fully integrated into the market within the next four to five years.

Of the wear and tear components expecting decline, the windscreen wiper blade market anticipates one of the smaller contractions. While this may appear positive, this particular component is relatively low cost and, as such, requires higher volumes in order to maintain market value.

Key Questions Examined

- Which countries have the highest penetration of brake drums and shoes?

- Which countries are displaying the highest growth rates for brake drum/shoe versus disc/pad setups?

- What are the consumer behaviors regarding retailer and component brand selection in the European wear and tear parts market, by component and country?

- What are the market shares of the key distribution channels for brake parts, exhausts, batteries, wiper blades, shocks and cat converters, by country?

- What is the average annual spend by consumers on wear and tear parts by component and by country?

Companies Mentioned

- CMS Energy Corporation

- Hutchison 3G UK Limited

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