Statistics and Market Data about Vehicle Manufacturing
In this section, Statista presents the most relevant and up-to-date facts relating to the manufacture of vehicles.
The vehicle manufacturing industry comprises the production of passenger cars, commercial light vehicles, trucks and two-wheelers such as bicycles and motorcycles. The world’s largest automobile manufacturers include General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen. Daimler is the world’s leading truck manufacturer. The key heavy equipment manufacturers include Caterpillar, Volvo and SANY. Polaris, Hero and Harley Davidson are the major players in the field of two-wheeler manufacturing.
The introduction of Henry Ford’s assembly line once revolutionized the business of automotive manufacturing. Today, virtually all vehicle makers around the world are outsourcing the production of vehicle parts, including brakes, tires, seats and engines. Typically, vehicle parts are manufactured and supplied by third-party companies. Continental, Bosch and Denso are counted among the leading Tier-1 automotive suppliers. Continental AG engages in the manufacturing of brake systems, engine injection systems, tires, tachographs and vehicle stability control systems, while Bosch’s core products include controls, electrical drives, brakes, starter motors, generators and steering systems. Denso is especially active in the field of powertrain control systems, electronic and electric systems, small motors and thermal systems. Japan and Germany are counted among the leading producers of automotive parts.