Analysis Report by Component : Airbag (U.S. and European Markets)
List of Airbag suppliers
|Autoliv||ZF-TRW||Key Safety Systems|
Go to Airbag (Japanese Market)
Airbags have become a familiar, every-day item of automotive-passenger-protection equipment, ever since they were first introduced in the 1970s. They are being factory-installed on practically every vehicle being sold in Europe and the Americas. In looking at the development of airbags over the years, they were initially installed on steering wheel columns to protect the driver's upper body against frontal collisions. Then airbags were developed to protect front-seat passengers. In recent years, they are being installed in areas of the interior cabin to protect passenger heads and their lumbar region and lower limbs, and being installed to protect back-seat passengers as well against lateral collisions and rollovers. However, they were initially designed to protect soley the vehicle occupants. Then in 2008, a pop-up-hood system was commercialized to protect pedestrians against collisions. And in 2013, Autoliv developed the world's first pedestrian airbag, which was installed on the Volvo V40 and XC40, which garnered a huge amount of attention worldwide. These airbags are now being equipped on other OEMs' models sold in the European market.
The world's three largest airbag suppliers are as follows, in descending order of global market share: Autoliv (Sweden); Takata (Japan); and ZF TRW (USA), which is under the Germany-based ZF Group. This report covers European and USA airbag markets, so Takata it would seem wouldn't be a major player in these two markets when compared to the other two suppliers, and when compared to the size of the business it does in Japan. Nevertheless, since Takata is a major supplier of airbags to the European and US OEMs also, it has the third largest market share in these two markets alone, placing it among the same top 3, like in the global market. However, the recent issues with Takata's airbag inflators, which first surfaced in the USA, and the ensuing recall, could impact Takata's global market share of airbags in the future.
The fourth largest airbag supplier in these two markets is Key Safety Systems (KSS) based in the USA.
This report covers the four above-mentioned suppliers' airbag systems, including electronically controlled parts for airbags, which are being equipped in the European and US markets and gives an outline and analysis of the models on which these airbag systems are being equipped. For details about Japanese suppliers (Takata, Toyoda Gosei, Nihon Plast, and Ashimori Industry) that deliver airbags and related products to models in Europe and North America, refer to the separate, Japan supplier/airbag-market report by Marklines.
II. Technological Developments and Global Production Plants / R&D Centers by Major European and US Airbag Suppliers
1) Technological Developments and Global Production Plants
Autoliv, Inc., based in Sweden, is the world's largest auto-safety systems supplier, conducting R&D, production, and sales activities on airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels, and safety electronics. Although the company has been active in expanding its electronics business division engaged in driver-assist systems, its airbag division accounts for 55% of its total sales. It has a 40% global market share of airbags, the highest in the world.
- Technological developments: Ever since Autoliv Inc. was established in 1996 through a merger and acquisition of Morton ASP, which was an airbag manufacturer doing business mainly in North America and Asia, it has been continually engaged in conducting R&D activities. The following are recent, noteworthy R&D activities.
- Hydrogen-generation inflator (2012): The company developed the world's first, environmentally friendly inflator. Specifically, what is released when the airbag is deployed is water vapor only, which is harmless to the environment. Hydrogen, instead of gun powder, is used. When the airbag deploys, hydrogen explodes and reacts with oxygen to expand into an inert gas. It is being equipped on the Volkswagen Passat that was released in 2015.
- Pedestrian airbag (2013): This airbag, the first of its type to be commercialized in the world, was first equipped on the Volvo V40 and XC40. Later, it was equipped on Ford and Renault models built for the European market.
- 2013: launched commercial production of airbags at Plant No. 2 in Chon Buri Province, Thailand.
- 2013: transferred the operations of its existing cushion production plant in Shanghai, to a new plant. As a result, the company was able to increase the production capacity of the Shanghai Plant in terms of making more airbag modules.
- 2014: Constructed a production plant that will deliver airbags to Great Wall Motor Company; in Baoding, Hebei Province, China.
- 2014: in order to support American Honda Motor with the recall taking place in the USA, the company is increasing the production capacity of airbag inflators at several of its existing plants, in order to deliver replacement inflators.
The company has the second largest market share of airbags in the world, following Autoliv. Since this supplier is based in Japan, more details about its recent developments and production plants are covered in the Japan supplier/airbag-market report. As a result, this report here gives a brief synopsis only about the company's recent developments, as they pertain to the European and US markets. As mentioned above, the company was heavily covered in the news when it was forced to recall its airbag inflators, after defects surfaced in the US. Another item to mention about Takata is the front-seat, center airbag that it commercialized jointly with GM. As of 2016, ZF TRW also has finished developing the same product. Nevertheless, Takata developed and successfully commercialized its center-airbag ahead of ZF TRW, in 2012, installing it on GM's 2013MY models.
ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (Formerly TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation)
TRW Automotive Holdings Corporation at one time was one of the major US suppliers that had a strong presence in the automotive-safety systems and parts sector such as brakes, airbags, and steering systems. However, the company agreed to be acquired by Germany-based ZF Friedrichshafen AG for USD 11.7 billion. (The acquisition was finalized in May 2015.) After the acquisition, TRW Automotive was absorbed into a new division established by ZF, the Active & Passive Safety Technology Division. For the purposes of this report, the company "ZF TRW" is referred to as "ZF-TRW."
In the airbag sector, the company has the third largest market share of airbags in the world, following Autoliv and Takata, respectively. However, with the trouble that Takata has faced with the recall of its airbag inflators, there is a possibility that in the future ZF-TRW might overtake Takata in terms of global market share.
- Technological developments: Similarly to Autoliv, the company has been quite active in conducting R&D activities. The following are recent, noteworthy R&D activities.
- New-type adaptive side airbag (2012): In high-impact lateral collisions, the sides of vehicles can be severely crushed inward. This new-type adaptive side airbag can absorb quite a large amount of energy that is released during strong and hard collisions, by continuously being able to maintain airbag pressure for a longer period of time. In addition, it reduces the amount of area that gets crushed between the doors and occupants.
- SDE (Safety-Domain ECU) (2013): This safety-control ECU controls various safety functions such as brakes and airbags in an integrated manner and is sure to become a core component in safety systems. The company is considering launching this SDE sometime within 2016. This SDE comes loaded with the latest safety functions as standard equipment, such as radar, braking, rollover-control, and torque vectoring. OEMs can select which functions they want the SDE to control, depending on the model. As a result, this latest SDE eliminates the previous need to have all sorts of ECUs and enhances safety functions. And in addition, this SDE will eliminate complications that arise between ECUs, such as with inter-communications, which are caused by differences in the ECU specs because they are made by different suppliers.
- New-type roof airbag (2014): The company commercialized this new type of roof airbag, which is fixed onto (or beneath) the headlining above the windscreen. It is deployed from the housing located in the ceiling trim. As a result, it can better protect the various shapes and sizes of the occupants sitting in the front seat. It was equipped on the Citroen C4 Cactus that was launched in 2014.
- Compact and lightweight inflator: (2015): Compared to conventional inflators, this latest inflator is 5mm smaller in diameter, 50mm shorter in length, and 35% lighter in weight. It is designed for use in airbags for ZF-TRW's small-sized roof rails that are being installed on models sold in Europe and China, which includes ultra-minicars, up to mid-size cars. It is being manufactured in three locations around the world: Europe, the US, and China.
- New type rear-seat airbags (2014): The company has been developing two types of rear-seat airbags. The first one is a rear-seat airbag that is based on and is an improvement over the roof airbag mentioned in 3 above. The second one is an airbag installed on the back of the front seats, which is designed to protect passengers seated in the rear-seats. The company is still developing these airbags, aiming to begin manufacturing them in the second half of 2017.
- New-type center airbag (2015): The company completed developing this center airbag that is compliant with the lateral-collision test that the Euro NCAP is considering conducting from 2018. This airbag is located between the driver and front-passenger seat and deploys during lateral collisions to protect the head, shoulders, and limbs of passengers seated in the front seats.
- In March 2015, the company announced that it would double the number of engineers at its R&D center in Japan, as a means of strengthening its R&D function in the country and enable the Japan R&D center to conduct R&D activities on ECU software for controlling airbags and driver-assist cameras for Japanese OEMs.
- In August 2015, the company established a joint-venture production plant in India to assemble airbags. The new joint venture, Rane TRW Steering Systems (RTSSL), is a 50-50 joint venture between the Rane Group and ZF TRW. The new plant is located in Singaperumal Koil near Chennai, India and adjacent to RTSSL's plant producing seatbelts. It has an area of 1,800M sq. and is located quite near a Ford production plant. The new plant assembles driver-seat and front passenger-seat airbag modules.
- In November 2015, the company launched commercial operations at plants in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China. One manufacture brake systems. The other is responsible for passenger-safety systems, building driver-seat airbags, front passenger-seat airbags, side airbags, and curtain airbags. The plant's area is 16,000M sq. In addition, the plant assembles seat belt retractor lock systems, hood lifters, and such. By the end of 2016, the plant plans to employ over 500 workers.
- In June 2016, the company set up a new collision-testing sled at the Anting R&D center that opened in June 2014 in the Jiading District of Shanghai. This is ZF-TRW's fourth collision-testing location in the world. It is equipped with the latest Servo Sled and equipment that can adjust dummies and enable numerous types of testing to be conducted. The Anting R&D center is 66,000M sq. in size, making it ZF TRW's largest R&D center.
Key Safety Systems, Inc. (KSS)
KSS is based in the USA and is a safety parts and systems supplier producing not only airbags but also seatbelts, steering wheels, and other products. In February 2016, Ningbo Joyson Electronic announced its intention to acquire KSS for USD 920 million, in order to strengthen its automotive intelligent security operations. The acquisition was completed on June 7th of the same year. As a result of the acquisition, KSS became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ningbo Joyson Electronic. Nevertheless, the name "KSS" will remain as is and its operations will still be based in the USA.
- R&D Activities: Prior to becoming KSS, the company was known as Breed Technologies, Inc., which filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code in 1999. In addition, since the company does not manufacture electronic control devices such as ECUs, its R&D activities are quite limited and are seen as rather small-scale, when compared to the very active and robust R&D activities by the number one and two global suppliers Autoliv and ZF-TRW.
The company has commercialized a combination seatbelt/airbag called the "KSS inflatabelt"®, which it first delivered to the 2011 Ford Explorer. It is available not only in North America but also elsewhere such as in China. In addition, in March 2015, in order to strengthen and further advance its rather limited R&D activities on electronic control systems, KSS partnered with Mobileye and opened designated technical centers in Silicon Valley (USA) and Suzhou (China). Ultimately, the company is aiming to develop ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistant Systems) that will make driving safer based on active warnings and automatic active intervention.
- Dual-chamber side airbag (2011): This airbag, which uses technology jointly developed with Toyota, is being installed on Toyota Motor Europe's redesigned Yaris. It contains a cold-gas inflator and a dual chamber, enabling it to deploy under different levels of pressure.
- Its R&D center located in the outskirts of Seoul, Korea started operating in December 2012. Korea became the fifth country in which the company has R&D centers. The others are the USA, Germany, Japan, and China.
- In February 2015, the company increased its shareholding in KSS-Abhishek Safety Systems, a joint venture in India. This joint venture produces automotive safety systems such as airbags and seatbelts, delivering them to the local market in India as well as to markets in other countries.
- In order to boost its production capacity in Europe, it constructed a new production plant in Kicevo, which is in the western part of Macedonia, which started operating in May 2015. This became KSS' first production plant in Europe to work deal with airbag cushions. It is responsible for cutting and sewing operations. When operating at full capacity it plans to have 1,000 workers.
2) Matrix of major collaborations and joint ventures among suppliers
III. List of major airbag suppliers and their OEM customers (for vehicles built in Europe and the US)
Airbags are automotive safety devices designed to protect occupants. Nowadays, there are driver airbags, front passenger-seat airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags, knee airbags and others. On any one vehicle, it is rare for all of the airbags installed to be manufactured by the same supplier, as more often, various suppliers deliver different airbags designed for separate areas of the vehicle. In recent years, in addition to the various kinds of airbags mentioned above, roof airbags protecting front and rear seats, front-seat center airbags, rear-seat center airbags, and pedestrian airbags have been commercialized.
As the world's leading supplier of airbags, it delivers a huge range of airbags to almost all of the European, US, and Japanese OEMs. It directly competes with suppliers such as Bosch and Continental in the area of electronic control devices such as ECUs and sensors for some models. In addition, Autoliv was the company that developed the world's first pedestrian airbag, demonstrating its high level of product-development capabilities while garnering much attention.
Its products are installed on numerous models built not only by the US Big Three but also by major European OEMs as well. However, when compared to the market leader Autoliv, it delivers to fewer OEMs and it has less content ratio per model. Just like Autoliv, it directly competes with suppliers such as Bosch and Continental in the area of electronic control devices such as ECUs and sensors for some models.
Although a Japanese supplier, Takata is a major, global supplier delivering products to European and US OEMs such as the US Big Three, BMW, Daimler, and Audi. Among its airbag lineup, one worthy of mention is a front-seat center airbag jointly developed and mainly designed for GM in the North American market. However, it basically delivers hardly any electronic control devices to speak of, such as ECUs, to any market, including Japan even.
Key Safety Systems (KSS)
KSS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ningbo Joyson Electronic and delivers products to Ford, GM, Audi, VW and other OEMs. Even though it manufactures a wide array of airbags, it has fewer customers compared to the other three suppliers mentioned above. In addition to this, its content ratio per model is also quite low in comparison, which is an indication that the company is having a difficult time competing with the bigger suppliers.
D: Driver airbags/ P: Passenger airbags/ F: Front center airbags/ S: Side airbags/ C: Curtain airbags/ K: Knee airbags/ PP: Pedestrian protection airbags/ E: Electronic control units (ECUs)/ SS: Sensors
|BMW||Europe||D/P/S/C/K/E/PP||D/P/S/C||D/P/S/C/K||K||E||Delphi (USA) E|
|Americas||P/S/C/K/E/SS||D/P/S/C/K/E||D/P/S/C/K||S||E||Faurecia (FRA) K|
|GM||Americas||D/P/S/C/K/SS||D/P/S/C/K||D/P/F/S/C||S/C||E||S&T Automotive (KOR) K
Delphi (USA) E
|Americas||D/P/S/C/K||E||D/P/S/C||Ashimori Industry (JPN) D
Toyoda Gosei (JPN) D/K/C
DENSO (JPN) E/SS
|Hyundai||Europe||D/P/S/C/PP||D/P/E||Hyundai Mobis (KOR) P/C|
|Mazda||Americas||D/S/C||P||Ashimori Industry (JPN) D|
|Mitsubishi||Europe||D/P/S/C||Toyoda Gosei (JPN) D/P/S|
|Nissan||Europe||D/P/S/C||D||E||Nihon Plast (JPN) D/P/S/C|
|Opel||Europe||D/P/S/C/SS||D/S||D/P||P||E||Delphi (USA) E|
|Suzuki||Europe||S/C||Toyoda Gosei (JPN) D/P|
|Toyota||Europe||D/S/C||E||Toyoda Gosei (JPN) D/P/K|
|Americas||S/C||E/SS||D/P/K||DENSO (JPN) E/SS|
IV. Product installations by carmaker, model, supplier and products
1) North America
|BMW||X4 (USA - F26)||2014||Takata||Takata||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||Takata|
|BMW||X5 (USA - F15)||2014||Takata||KSS||Takata||ZF-TRW||Bosch|
|Chrysler||Town & Country (Canada)||2016||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|Chrysler||Town & Country (USA)||2011||Continental||Continental|
|Chrysler||Dodge Challenger (Canada)||2009||Takata||Takata||Bosch||Bosch|
|Chrysler||Dodge Charger (Canada)||2011||Takata||Takata||Bosch||Bosch|
|Chrysler||Dodge Dart (USA)||2013||Autoliv||ZF-TRW||Autoliv
|Chrysler||Dodge Grand Caravan||2008||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||Autoliv|
|Chrysler||Dodge Journey (Mexico)||2009||ZF-TRW|
|Chrysler||Jeep Grand Cherokee||2011||Takata||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Bosch||Bosch|
|Chrysler||Ram ProMaster (USA)||2014||Takata||Takata|
|Chrysler||Ram ProMaster (Mexico)||2014||Takata||Takata|
|Citroen||C3 AirCross (Brazil)||2014||Takata||Takata|
|Daimler||Mercedes C-Class (W205)||2014||Autoliv||Autoliv||Takata|
|Daimler||Mercedes C-Class (USA-W205)||2014||Takata||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|Daimler||Mercedes E-Class (W212)||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||Autoliv||Autoliv||ZF-TRW|
|Daimler||Mercedes GLS-Class (X166)||2016||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes GLE Coupe (USA)||2015||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes ML-Class (W166)||2012||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|GM||Buick La Crosse||2010||Autoliv||Autoliv||Takata||Takata||Continental|
|GM||Buick Regal (Canada)||2014||Autoliv|
|GM||Cadillac ATS (USA)||2013||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|GM||Cadillac XT5 (USA)||2016||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|GM||Cadillac XTS (Canada)||2013||Takata||Takata|
|GM||Chevrolet Cruze (Mexico)||2013||S&T|
|GM||Chevrolet Impala (Canada)||2014||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|GM||Chevrolet Sonic (USA)||2012||Takata|
|GM||Chevrolet Tahoe (USA)||2015||Takata||Takata|
|GM||Chevrolet Traverse (USA)||2014||Autoliv||KSS||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|GM||Chevrolet Trax (Mexico)||2012||Delphi|
|GM||GMC Sierra (USA)||2014||KSS|
|Honda||Acura ILX (USA)||2016||Takata||Takata||Takata|
|Honda||Acura RDX (USA)||2018||Toyoda Gosei|
|Honda||Acura RDX (USA)||2016||Takata|
|Honda||Accord (USA)||2017||Toyoda Gosei||Toyoda Gosei||Toyoda Gosei|
|Honda||Civic (USA) - FC||2016||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Honda||Civic (Brazil) - FB/FG||2014||Takata||Takata|
|Honda||CR-V (USA)||2016||Toyoda Gosei||Toyoda Gosei||ZF-TRW|
|Honda||Fit (Mexico)||2015||Ashimori Industry|
|Honda||Odyssey (USA)||2016||Toyoda Gosei||Toyoda Gosei||ZF-TRW||Denso|
|Honda||HR-V (Vezel in Mexico)||2015||Takata|
|Mazda||Mazda 2 (Mexico)||2015||Ashimori Industry|
|Mazda||Mazda 3 (Mexico)||2015||Ashimori Industry
|Nissan||Versa Note (USA)||2014||Takata|
|Tesla||Model X (USA)||2016||Autoliv|
|Alfa Romeo||Giulietta (940)||2011||Autoliv||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|Alfa Romeo||MiTo (955)||2013||ZF-TRW||Continental|
|Audi||A3 Sportback e-tron (AU360)||2014||Bosch|
|Audi||A8 Hybrid (AU641)||2013||Bosch|
|Audi||Q5 Hybrid (AU416)||2013||Continental|
|AvtoVAZ||Lada Granta (Russia)||2014||Takata||Takata||Takata|
|BMW||1 Series (F20)||2014||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||Autoliv||Autoliv||KSS||Bosch|
|BMW||2 Series (F20)||2013||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|BMW||3 Series (F30)||2014||Takata||ZF-TRW||Autoliv||Autoliv||KSS||Bosch||Autoliv|
|BMW||3 Series GT (F34)||2014||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|BMW||4 Series (F30)||2014||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|BMW||4 Series Cabrio (F30)||2014||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|BMW||5 Series (F10)||2014||Autoliv||Autoliv||Takata||Takata||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|BMW||5 Series GT (F07)||2011||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|BMW||ActiveHybrid 5 (F10)||2013||Autoliv|
|BMW||6 Series (F12)||2012||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Delphi|
|BMW||7 Series (G11)||2016||Autoliv
|BMW||MINI Countryman (R60)||2014||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Chrysler||Jeep Renegade (Italy)||2015||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|Citroen||C4-Cactus (E3 / Spain)||2015||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|Daimler||Mercedes A-Class (W176)||2014||Takata||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes GLA (X156)||2014||Takata|
|Daimler||Mercedes B-Class (W246)||2014||Takata||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes CLA-Class (C117)||2014||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes CLS-Class (W218)||2014||Takata||ZF-TRW|
|Daimler||Mercedes E-Class (W212)||2014||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||Autoliv||Autoliv||ZF-TRW||Continental|
|Daimler||Mercedes E-Class (W213)||2016||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes M-Class (W166)||2014||ZF-TRW||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes S-Class (W222)||2013||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Daimler||Mercedes SL-Class (R231)||2014||Takata||Takata|
|Daimler||Mercedes SLK-Class (R172)||2014||Takata|
|Ferrari||California T (Italy)||2015||Takata|
|Ferrari||F12 berlinetta (Italy)||2015||Takata|
|Hyundai||i30 (GD)||2014||Hyundai Mobis|
|Hyundai||Santa Fe (DM)||2013||Autoliv|
|Hyundai||Tucson (Czech Republic)||2016||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Land Rover||Discovery (L319)||2011||Autoliv|
|Land Rover||Discovery Sport (L550)||2015||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Land Rover||Range Rover (L405)||2014||Takata|
|Land Rover||Range Rover Evoque||2014||Takata||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Land Rover||Range Rover Sprot (L494)||2013||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Nissan||Juke (F15)||2011||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast||Bosch|
|Nissan||NV200 (M20)||2011||Autoliv||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast|
|Nissan||Infiniti Q60 (V36)||2011||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast|
|Nissan||Infiniti Q70 (Y51)||2011||Nihon Plast||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Nissan||Infiniti QX50 (J50)||2011||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast|
|Nissan||Infiniti QX70 (S51)||2011||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast||Nihon Plast|
|Opel/Vauxhall||Vivaro (Vivaro B)||2015||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|Peugeot||308 (308 II / T9)||2013||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Suzuki||Swift (YP6)||2011||Toyoda Gosei||Toyoda Gosei||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Toyota||Avensis (T270)||2011||Toyoda Gosei||Toyoda Gosei||Autoliv||Autoliv||Toyoda Gosei||ZF-TRW|
|Toyota||Verso (556N)||2011||Autoliv||Toyoda Gosei||Autoliv||Autoliv|
|Volkswagen||Polo (6R / Spain)||2014||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW||ZF-TRW|
|Volkswagen||Polo (6R / South Africa)||2012||Takata||ZF-TRW||Bosch|
|Volvo||S90 (Y283)||2016||Autoliv||Autoliv||Autoliv /
Vehicle News, publicity materials by each company, interview findings by MarkLines, etc.
V. Comparison in sales among leading suppliers of Airbag
Sales of airbags and related components as a % of overall sales
|Dec. 2013||Dec. 2014||Dec. 2015||Products|
|Autoliv||million USD||4,822||54.8||5,019||54.3||5,036||54.9||Airbags and related products
(steering wheels, passive safety electronics and inflators)
|ZF Group||million EUR||n.a||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.||8,941||30.7||Occupant Safety Systems
(airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels)
Overall revenue at each company
|Dec. 2013||Dec. 2014||Dec. 2015|
|Autoliv (Sweden)||million USD||8,803||9,240||9,169|
|ZF Group (Germany)||million EUR||n.a.||n.a.||29,145|
Source: Publicity materials by each company, interview findings by MarkLines, etc.
Global operating facilities (Detail)
|JV Partners||Major customers||Products|
|China||Autoliv Beijing Safety Systems Co., Ltd.||Beijing||A||Seatbelts|
|China||Autoliv (Shanghai) Automotive Safety Restraint Systems Co., Ltd.||Shanghai||A|
|China||Autoliv (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.||Nanjing|
|China||Autoliv (Guangzhou) Vehicle Safety Systems Co., Ltd||Guangzhou||A||100|
|China||Autoliv (Changchun) Vehicle Safety Systems Co., Ltd||Changchun||A|
|China||Autoliv Electronics/Inflators/Steering Wheels China Co., Ltd.||Shanghai||A||Electronics, inflators,
|China||Autoliv Shenda (Tai Cang) Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd.||Suzhou||A|
|China||Autoliv Guangzhou Vehicle Safety Systems Co., Ltd.||Guangzhou||A|
|India||Autoliv India Private Ltd.||Bangalore||RA||100|
|India||Autoliv India Private Ltd.||Chennai||A||100|
|India||Autoliv India Private Ltd.||Uttarakhand||A||100|
|India||Autoliv India Textile Pvt. Ltd.||Karnataka||A|
|Pakistan||Plastech Autosafe Pvt. Ltd.||Karachi||A||Licensee|
|Indonesia||P.T. Autoliv Indonesia||Jakarta||A||100|
|Japan||Autoliv Japan Ltd.
Tsukuba Facility & Japan Technical Center
|RA||100||Daihatsu, Hino, Honda, Isuzu, Mazda,
Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Nissan Diesel, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Autoliv companies
|Japan||Autoliv Japan Ltd.
|Atsugi (Kanagawa)||A||Steering wheels|
|Japan||Autoliv Japan Ltd.
|Japan||Autoliv Japan Ltd.
|Korea||Autoliv Korea Wonju||Gangwon-do|
|Philippines||Autoliv Izumi Philippines||Cebu||A||100||Steering wheels, shift knobs|
|Taiwan||Mei-An Autoliv Co., Ltd.||Taoyuan||A||59||Mei an Industrial 41|
|Thailand||Autoliv Thailand Ltd||Muang (Chonburi)||A||100|
|Thailand||Autoliv Asia ROH Co., Ltd.||Bangkok|
|Brazil||Autoliv do Brasil Ltda.||Taubate
|Canada||Autoliv Canada, Inc.||Tilbury||A||100||Textiles|
|Canada||Autoliv Electronics Canada||Markham (ON)||A||100|
|Mexico||Autoliv Mexico SA de CV||Lerma||A||100|
|Mexico||Autoliv Matamoros Mexico||Matamoro||A||Steering wheels|
|Mexico||Autoliv Mexico Textile||Queremtaro||A||Airbag cushions|
|Mexico||Autoliv Steering Wheels Mexico||Queretaro||A||Airbags|
|Mexico||Autoliv Safety Technologies de Mexico SA de CV||Tijuana||A||100|
|USA||Autoliv Brigham City||Utah||Inflators|
|Estonia||Norma AS||Tallinn||A||51||AutoVaz, GAZ, GM, Autoliv companies||Seatbelts,
|France||Autoliv France SNC||Gournay-en-Bray||RA||100||BMW, Citroen, Ford, Juguar, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Rover, Toyota, Samsung, Saab, Volvo, Autoliv companies||Airbags, seatbelts|
|France||Autoliv Isodelta SAS||Chire-en-Montreuil||A||100|
|France||Autoliv Electronics SAS Rouen||St Etienne du Rouvray||A||100|
|France||Autoliv Electronics SAS Cergy||Cergy-Pontoise||A||100|
|Germany||Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG,
|Elmshorn||AR||100||Audi, Bentley, BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM/Opel, Grammer, Intier, ISRI, Jaguar, JCI, Karmann, Lamborghini, Lear, MAN, Mazda,
Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen, Autoliv companies
|Germany||Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG,
|Germany||Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG,
|Germany||Autoliv Sicherheitstechnik GmbH,
|Hungary||Autoliv Kft||Sopronkovesd||A||100||Audi, BMW, Daimler, Faurecia, Fiat, GM, Grammer, JCI, ISRI, Lamborghini, Lear, Magna, MAN, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Skoda, Steyr, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Autoliv companies||Seat belts|
|Netherlands||Van Oerle Alberton B.V.||Boxtel||A||100|
|Poland||Autoliv Poland Sp zo.o.||Olawa||A||100|
|Poland||Autoliv Poland Restraint System||Jelcz-Laskowice||A||100|
|Romania||Autoliv Romania S. A.||Timis||A||100|
|Romania||Autoliv Romania S.r.l.||Brasvo|
|Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG||Organiza cni Slozka|
|Spain||Autoliv KLE S.A.||Barcelona||A||100|
|Spain||Autoliv BKI S.A.||Valencia||A||100|
|Sweden||Autoliv Sverige AB||Vargarda||A||100|
|Sweden||Autoliv Electronics Sweden||Motala||A||100|
|Sweden||Autoliv Electronics Linkoping||Linkopin|
|Sweden||Autoliv Inc.||Stockholm||Global head office|
|Turkey||Autoliv Metal Pres Sanayi Yi Ve Ticaret A.S.||Gebze-Kocaeli||A||100|
|UK||Airbags International Ltd||Congleton||A||100|
|Russia||Autoliv Russia OOO||Leningrad|
|Russia||OOO Autoliv Filial Tolyatti||Somara|
|South Africa||Autoliv Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd.||Gauteng||A||100||BMW, Ford, GM, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen||Airbags,
|China||Shanghai TRW Automotive Safety Systems Co.,Ltd.||Shanghai||A||50||Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (Group) 50|
|China||TRW Automotive Components (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.||Shanghai||A||100|
|China||TRW Automotive Research and Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.||Shanghai||R||100|
|India||Rane TRW Steering Systems Limited||Singaperumalkoil
|A||50||Rane group 50|
|India||TRW Sun Steering Wheels Pvt. Ltd.||Haryana||A|
|India||TRW Sun Steering Wheels Pvt. Ltd.||Maharashtra||A|
|Japan||TRW Automotive Japan Co,. Ltd.
|Brazil||TRW Automotive Ltda.||Lavras
|Canada||TRW Canada Limited||Midland (ON)||A||100||Occupant Safety System|
|Mexico||TRW Occupant Restraints de Chihuahua S.A. de C.V.||Chihuahua
|USA||TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.||Mesa (AZ)||A||100|
|USA||TRW Vehicle Safety Systems Inc.||Romeo (MI)||R||100||Technical center, test center|
|TRW Carr s.r.o.||Stara Boleslav||A||100|
|Germany||TRW Automotive Safety Systems GmbH||Aschaffenburg||A||100|
|Germany||TRW Airbag Systems GmbH||Laage||A||100|
|Germany||TRW Airbag Systems GmbH||Aschau/Inn||AR||100|
|Italy||TRW Automotive Italia S.p.A.||Bricherasio
|Poland||TRW Polska Sp. Z.o.o.||Czestochowa||A||100||Airbags|
|Portugal||Safe Bag-Industria de Componentes de Saguranca Automovel SA||fornelos||A||100|
|Portugal||Safe Life-Industria de Componentes de Saguranca Automovel SA||Ponte de Lima||A||100|
|Portugal||Dalphi Metal Portugal, S.A.||Vilanova de Cerveira||R||R&D center|
|Romania||TRW Automotive Safety Systems S.R.L.||Timisoara (Timis)||A||100|
|Spain||Dalphi Metal Espana, S.A.||Porrino
|Spain||Dalphi Metal Espana, S.A.||Boecillo
|Spain||Dalphi Metal Sequridad, S.A.
|Spain||Dalphi Metal Internacional, S.A.||Silla (Valencia)||A|
|Romania||TRW Airbag Systems S.R.L.||Roman||A|
|South Africa||TRW Occupant Restraints South Africa Inc.||Dassenberg
|Tunisie||Dalphi Metal Tunisie S.A.R.L||Tunis||A|
|Key Safety Systems (USA)|
|China||Key Automotive Accessories Co.,Ltd.||Tianjin||A||100|
|China||Yanfeng Key (Shanghai) Automotive Safety Systems Co.,Ltd.||Shanghai||AR||49||Yanfeng Visteon Auto Trim Systems. Co., Ltd. 51||Technical center|
|China||Key (Huzhou) Safety Systems Co., Ltd.||Changxing||A|
|India||KSS-Abhishek Safety Systems Pvt., Ltd.||Manesar (Haryana)||A||50||Abhishek Auto Industries Ltd. 50|
|Japan||Key Safety Systems Japan||Yokohama||R||Technical center|
|Korea||Key Safety Systems Korea Ltd.||Gyeonggi-do||A|
|Thailand||Key Safety Systems Thailand Ltd.||Samutprakarn||A|
|Mexico||Key Safety Systems de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.||Juarez||A||100|
|Mexico||Key Safety Systems de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.||Valle Hermoso||A||100|
|USA||Key Safety Systems, Inc.||Sterling Heights
|USA||Key Automotive of Florida, Inc.||Lakeland (FL)||AR||100||Inflator technical center|
|USA||Key Safety Restraint Systems, nc.||Knoxville (TN)||A||100|
|USA||Key Safety Restraint Systems, Inc.||Greenville (AL)||A|
|Germany||Key Safety Systems Deutschland, GmbH||Raunheim||R||100|
|Germany||Key Safety Systems Deutschland, GmbH||Oberpfaffenhofen|
|Italy||Key Safety Systems S.r.l.||Colleffero||R||100|
|Italy||Key Safety Systems Italia,S.r.l.||Tregnago||R||100|
|Italy||Key Safety Systems S.r.l.||Orbassano||R|
|France||Key Safety Systems France EURL (Paris)||Jouy en Josas|
|UK||Key Safety Systems UK Limited||Carlisle (Cumbria)||R||100|
|Romania||Key Safety Systems RO, S.r.l.||Curtici||R|
|Romania||Key Safety Systems RO, S.r.l.||Hunecloara||R|
Facilities that make airbags, airbag related products and safety products only.
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