Top Companies in the Automotive Glass Market

Top Companies in the Automotive Glass Market

The global automotive glass market reached a value of US$ 18.1 Billion in 2023. Automotive glass refers to specialized tempered or laminated glass used in manufacturing windscreens, side windows, rear car glass, and sunroofs. It exhibits superior water resistance, aerodynamic features, and heat absorption properties to maintain comfortable temperatures in the car, improving its fuel efficiency by reducing the load on the AC unit. It also provides protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation, rain, fog, dust, sun, wind, and external noises. Since it can withstand extreme heat without shattering, automotive glass is widely used in automobiles to enhance the safety of occupants and vehicles during accidents.

As per the analysis by IMARC Group, the top companies in the automotive glass industry are focusing on developing advanced product variants by integrating novel technologies with automotive glass. They are introducing electrochromic glass composed of solar films to block the UV and infrared rays. Additionally, the leading manufacturers are launching smart automotive glass that can modify light intensity, voltage fluctuations, and heat variations of the vehicle to enhance the overall driving efficiency, passenger comfort, and safety. Besides this, the integration of smart glass with in-vehicle entertainment systems has catalyzed the market growth. Furthermore, several key players are offering heated windshields to facilitate instant defrosting and improve visibility. They are also incorporating electronic sensors, cameras, and rearview mirrors into the automotive glass to enhance passenger safety and comfort. Other factors, including the launch of self-cleaning glass, continual upgradation in vehicle design, extensive research and development (R&D) activities, and technological advancements, are also propelling the market growth. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market value to reach US$ 27.6 Billion by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 5.4% during 2024-2032.

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List of Top Automotive Glass Companies Across the World:

AGC Inc.

Establishment: 1907
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

AGC Inc. is a leading Japanese glass manufacturing company that supplies flat, automotive, display glass, chemicals, ceramics, and other high-tech materials and components across the globe. It offers a wide range of laminated glass, tempered glass, glazing systems, transport and industrial vehicle glass, privacy glass, integrated glass antennas, and module assembly windows. With more than 55,999 employees, the company’s business extends into over 30 countries and regions with regional pillars in Japan/Asia, Europe, and North & South America.

Corning Incorporated

Establishment: 1851
Headquarters: New York, United States

Corning Incorporated is a global leader in materials science specializing in specialty glass, ceramics, and related materials and technologies, such as advanced optics, mainly for industrial and scientific applications. The company primarily operates through five business segments: display technologies, optical communications, environmental technologies, specialty materials, and life sciences. Its diversified product portfolio includes glass for automotive interiors and exteriors, optical materials, semiconductor manufacturing materials, specialty glass, glass ceramics, laser optics, custom glass solutions, display glass, ceramic substrates, pharmaceutical glass tubing, and vials. Corning employs over 61,000 people globally and operates over 75 manufacturing facilities and ten global R&D centers across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Establishment: 1987
Headquarters: Fuzhou, China

Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. is a multinational company specializing in manufacturing automobile safety and industrial technical glass. It has a broad product portfolio comprising a hydrophobic, heating, acoustic, semi-tempered laminated, head-up display (HUD), dimming, antenna, heat insulation, lightweight, ambient, photovoltaic sunroof, panoramic sunroof, flush styling windows, exterior decoration, rail transit, and automotive replacement glass. It also offers encapsulated glass assembly and sliding window assembly. With over 27,000 employees worldwide, the company operates modern production bases in 16 provinces and cities in China and 11 foreign countries, including the United States, Russia, Germany, Japan, and South Korea, along with 6 R&D centers in China, the United States, and Germany.

Gentex Corporation

Establishment: 1974
Headquarters: Michigan, United States

Gentex Corporation is a leading technology company that develops and manufactures custom high-tech electronic products for the automotive, aerospace, and commercial fire protection industries. It specializes in microelectronics, vision systems, software design, chemical development, glass processing and coatings, microphones, and automated assembly. It offers a wide range of automotive dimmable glass systems, connected-car technologies, full display mirrors, camera monitoring systems, digital video recorders, multi-view trailer cam, fire-protection products, electronically dimmable windows, and premium glass laminates. 

Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd. (Hitachi Chemicals Co., Ltd.)

Establishment: 1962
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

In 2020, Hitachi Chemicals Co., Ltd. was renamed Showa Denko Materials Co., Ltd. after it became a consolidated subsidiary of Showa Denko K.K. It is a leading manufacturer of semiconductor- and display-related materials, printed wiring boards, copper-clad laminates, photosensitive dry films, functional polymeric materials, adhesive films, carbon products, ceramics, and automotive-related products. Its main line of business includes electronics materials, printed wiring board materials, mobility components, high-performance materials, and life science. 

Magna International Inc.

Establishment: 1957
Headquarters: Ontario, Canada

Magna International Inc. is a leading mobility technology company and one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide. Its broad product portfolio includes body exteriors and structures, trim and engineered glass, seating systems, powertrain, lighting, mirrors, control modules, overhead consoles, and others. The company has an extensive global network comprising 341 manufacturing operations and 89 product development, engineering, and sales centers across 28 countries.

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.

Establishment: 1918
Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products. The company mainly operates in the architectural, automotive, and creative technology sectors. Its architectural business supplies glass for buildings and solar energy applications. On the other hand, its automotive business is a leading supplier of automotive glass, serving the original equipment, aftermarket glass replacement, and specialized transport markets. With around 26,000 employees, NSG has operations worldwide and sales in over 100 countries.

PGW Auto Glass, LLC

Headquarters: Pennsylvania, United States

PGW Auto Glass, LLC manufactures and supplies automotive glass products, such as auto glass and shop accessories. It produces automotive windshields, rear and side windows, sunroofs, and assemblies and offers computer modeling and analysis, computer-aided design, and tooling services. The company serves customers worldwide, with over 100 distribution branches throughout the US and Canada. Its extensive distribution network provides same-day and overnight auto glass deliveries to more than 27,000 locations in the US and Canada.

Polytronix, Inc.

Establishment: 1981
Headquarters: Texas, United States

Polytronix, Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of liquid crystal displays. Its displays are used in various applications, including medical, aviation, aerospace, marine, automotive, industrial controls, and defense-related products. Its diverse product portfolio comprises aerospace and military solutions, such as ruggedized displays, cockpit displays, electronic sub-assemblies, optical components and avionics, LCD/LCM products, PCB assembly, and architectural film/glass. 

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Establishment: 1665
Headquarters: Courbevoie, France

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain manufactures, designs, and distributes materials and services for construction, mobility, and industrial markets. It offers a range of high-performance mobility solutions, such as windshields, side windows, rear windows, glass sunroofs, and assembled modules, for major global automotive manufacturers. Some of its prominent brands are

  • France Pare-Brise
  • Glassdrive
  • Glassolutions
  • Saint-Gobain Autover
  • Rencol
  • Saint-Gobain Sekurit Automotive
  • Winter
  • Vetrotech
  • Optimera

The company has over 166,000 employees and a presence in around 76 countries.

Motherson Group

Establishment: 1975
Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Motherson Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of components for the automotive industry. It serves its customers with an array of products and services through its ten business divisions. Its three major divisions are Wiring Harness, Vision Systems, and Modules & Polymer Products, which contribute more than 95% to the Group revenues. Other divisions include elastomers, lighting & electronics, precision metals & modules, technology & industrial solutions, logistics solutions, aerospace, health & medical, and services. Under the Vision Systems business, the company supplies interior mirrors, exterior mirrors, reflector glass modules, and camera-based detection systems to almost all major automakers. Motherson operates over 300 facilities in 41 countries across North America, South America, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Australia.

Webasto SE

Establishment: 1901
Headquarters: Stockdorf, Germany

Webasto SE is one of the largest global automotive suppliers and offers a wide range of high-quality roofs and heating and cooling systems for various types of vehicles, including boats. It provides panorama sunroofs, convertible roofs, heating, and thermo systems for installation as original equipment in automobiles and aftermarket applications. Since 2016, the company has been expanding its portfolio of electromobility solutions, including batteries, charging solutions, electric heating systems, and additional services. Webasto operates in more than 50 locations across Europe, the Americas, and Asia, of which over 30 are production sites.

Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited

Establishment: 1988
Headquarters: Hong Kong

Xinyi Glass Holdings Limited is one of the world’s leading integrated glass manufacturers engaged in the production of high-quality float glass, automotive glass, and energy-saving architectural glass. Its broad product portfolio includes clear float glass, tinted float glass, temperable low-E coated glass, SOLACO glass, solar-X heat-reflective automobile glass, HUD (head-up display) glass, laminated front windshield, tempered glass, heating glass, heat-reflective coated glass, insulating glass, and ceramic fritted glass. With over 14,000 employees, the company operates ten domestic manufacturing bases in China and has an extensive sales network covering over 130 countries and regions worldwide.


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