Automotive wiring harness is an assembly of wires or cables which transmits electrical power or signals in the automobiles. As compared to the individual electric wires in an automotive, automotive wiring harness are better safeguarded against the impact of vehicular vibrations. Additionally, automotive wiring harness is more secure from abrasions and moisture. The global automotive wiring harness market is witnessing exponential growth due to the increasing automobile industry.
The automotive wiring harness broadly consists of six components namely electric wire, protector, grommet, terminal, tape and clamp. Automotive wiring harness industry is showing great advancements in increasing the efficiency of the harness. The price of automotive wiring harness have been declining in recent times due to falling copper prices (one of the raw material for automotive wiring harness) and several lawsuits against the price control practice of the key manufacturers. The fall in prices has further increased the demand for automotive wiring harness globally. In the European Union, six substances used in automotive wiring harness namely lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ether must fall under RoHS lead-free directive.
Among regions, Asia Pacific dominated the global automotive wiring harness market in 2013 followed by Europe. Japan is the leading producer of automotive wiring harness in Asia Pacific. With the increasing automobiles, Asia Pacific is expected to retain its leadership position by 2020.
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