Automotive Acoustic Engineering Services Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2030

Automotive Engineering Services Market Information By Module Type (Intelligent Power Module (IPM), and Power Integrated Module (PIM)) By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/AM/5864-HCR | 100 Pages | Published By Swapnil Palwe on April 2023         

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Automotive Engineering Services Market

Automotive Engineering Services Market Size is expected to cross USD $22.41 Billion, at a CAGR of 11.5% during the forecast period 2022-2030

By Module Type Intelligent Power Module (IPM) Power Integrated Module (PIM)
By Vehicle Type Passenger Cars LCV HCV
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Schaeffler (Germany)    IAV (Germany)    AVL (Austria)    Bertrandt (Germany)    Continental (Germany)    Siemens PLM (US)    EDAG Engineering (Germany)    FEV (Germany)    IAV (Germany)    HEAD acoustics GmbH (Germany)    CARCOUSTICS (Germany)    3M (US)    Autoneum (Switzerland)
Market Driving Forces   New product launches and R&D Amongst major key Players    Ongoing trend of electrification and hybridization    Powertrain downsizing    New powertrain concepts
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Global Automotive Acoustic Engineering Services Market Research (MRFR Insights)

The  automotive acoustic engineering services market is projected to register a CAGR of 11.50% from 2022 to 2030. The process of removing noise from various car components to the extent that it has no negative effects on the inside or exterior of the vehicle is known as acoustic engineering. Electric motors, engines, and other vehicle parts contribute to noise pollution by making unwanted noise. The acoustics engineering services then manage this undesirable noise. To create noiseless vehicles and boost their market shares, numerous automotive manufacturers all around the world have begun to use acoustic testing equipment. The  automotive acoustic engineering services market size is expected to reach approximately USD 22.41 Billion by 2030. Additionally, several software-based noise reduction technologies have been created with the  introduction of advanced automobiles, accelerating the market's growth.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the expansion of the acoustic engineering sector since the start of 2020. The pandemic has significantly hampered the world auto industry. The car sector is experiencing a rise in this environment of a steep fall in auto production and sales. Cross-border trade has been hampered, and raw material costs have increased due to ongoing national lockdowns in various nations. Major international OEMs have halted manufacturing as the number of COVID-19 patients rises daily. Major manufacturers suffer enormous financial losses due to the cessation of production and research activity. For instance, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said in March 2020 that the automotive industry's shutdown resulted in a loss of almost USD 314.6 million in turnover every year.

 Automotive acoustic engineering services Market Dynamics

The safety and comfort of the car's interior are in high demand right now. The demand for passenger automobiles has been spurred by consumers' growing preference for luxury features like ambient lighting, infotainment, sunroofs, and massaging seats, among others. On the other hand, installing these elements has increased structural and airborne noise, driving up demand for acoustics engineering services in the car industry. The market has significantly grown due to the rising demand for physical and virtual testing of vehicle doors, sunroofs, infotainment systems, etc.

 Market Drivers

  •   An increase in the government-imposed strict noise reduction standards

One of the most important environmental issues in our culture today is noise. The automobile is one of the biggest contributors to  noise and air pollution. When a vehicle is outfitted with different mechanical parts, such as the engine and powertrain, it makes more noise because there are so many moving parts. For instance, the internal combustion engine (ICE) makes more noise since it has more mechanical parts necessary for the combustion process. The driver may be distracted and inattentive due to the car's persistent loudness.

Market Restraints:

  • High acoustic engineering equipment rental costs to curb the market growth

Due to the high cost of this arrangement, many companies offering acoustics engineering services have recently tended to rent testing equipment or employ rented equipment to test their vehicles. Each component has its unique testing apparatus, which must be tested using varied loads and temperatures. Due to its high price and complicated maintenance, purchasing and maintaining this equipment becomes particularly challenging for mid-sized and small-scale businesses.

Market Opportunities: 

  • Upsurge in engine downsizing

Engine downsizing involves installing a smaller, lighter engine in a vehicle to deliver the same power and economy as a large engine. Engine downsizing is accomplished by removing unnecessary cylinders from the engine and replacing them with forced aspiration parts like superchargers or turbochargers. Low displacement and cylinder count result in significant vibrations and varying speeds, which lower the vehicle's sound quality.

Segment Overview

By System Type Insights

Based on system type, the  automotive acoustic engineering services market segmentation is physical testing and virtual testing. The  automotive acoustic engineering services market growth was prominently high under the virtual testing category in 2021. It has been imperative for the automobile industry to lower the cost of vehicle development without compromising the vehicle's functionality, such as safety and comfort. Only virtual acoustics testing can accomplish this because it is more affordable than physical testing. However, physical testing is anticipated to be the fastest growing in the coming years. Several car components may be tested without a controlled environment, saving money compared to virtual testing. These components can be tested under atmospheric circumstances.

By Application Insights

The automotive acoustic engineering services market segmentation, based on application, is interior, drivetrain, powertrain, body, and others. In 2021, interior accounted for the largest market share of the  market. The rising need for cozy, secure, and quiet car interiors. Providers of acoustic engineering services test every system and component both virtually and physically and improve the interior cabin's acoustic performance. However, the powertrain category is estimated to register the highest growth rate. Powertrain parts generate a lot of noise pollution, which disturbs the driver and passengers. Important OEMs are concentrating on creating a technologically advanced hybrid or fully electric drivetrain that is quieter than the standard drivetrain.

By Vehicle Type Insights

Based on material, the market is divided into passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The passenger cars category dominated the market in 2021 due to the increasing need for alternative powertrains in passenger cars. The new parts of the alternative powertrain contribute to new noise sources, including tires, HVAC, batteries, electric motors, and several other low-decibel noises from wind, acoustics, wind, and brakes from moving vehicles that must be controlled and identified with the aid of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) tests. The commercial vehicles category is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period.  demand for automotive acoustics engineering services for commercial vehicles is anticipated to increase in response to the growing desire for autonomous and noiseless vehicles.

Global Automotive acoustic engineering services  Market Share, by Region, 2021 (%)
Automotive acoustic engineering services  Market Share, by Region, 2021

 Automotive acoustic engineering services Market Overview, by Region

By region, the  automotive acoustic engineering services market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Asia-Pacific accounted for the most extensive market share. Europe will exhibit the highest CAGR during the forecast period.


Asia-Pacific dominated the market share in 2021. The region's growing demand for electric vehicles presents the potential for providers of acoustics services. One of the biggest auto markets in the world is China, where more than 21.39 million passenger cars were sold in 2021, a 6% increase over the previous year. Despite economic tensions with the United States and the COVID-19 pandemic, China remains one of the world's top vehicle producers. This presents a fantastic opportunity for companies that offer automotive acoustic engineering services to establish a presence in the Chinese auto industry. Additionally, China shipped 402,000 commercial cars and almost 1.6 million passenger vehicles in 2021. 


Europe accounted for the second-largest market share in 2021. Major manufacturers, including BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen, are concentrating on producing noiseless vehicles to address the growing consumer demand. To address the needs of OEMs in the area, key providers also concentrate on providing both physical and virtual testing. For instance, in April 2019, Bosch, one of the leading engineering service providers, opened a new facility in Abstatt, Germany. To effectively test and compare new or updated components and calibrations under consistent conditions and consider their impact on the entire vehicle, the testing facility is semi-anechoic, soundproof, and separated from the outside world. As a result, building new car audio and improving existing car audio takes less money and time. 

 Automotive Acoustic Engineering Services Market Competitive Landscape

The automotive acoustic engineering services market is highly consolidated, with many competitors holding the lion's market share. Additionally, they embrace strategic growth activities to improve their market position and expand their consumer bases, such as product introduction, joint ventures, and partnerships. For instance, in May 2022, Adler Pelzer Group (APG) and the Taixing City Government inked a Memorandum of Understanding. APG intends to manufacture parts for its clients using the most recent composite material technology for interior and hard exterior trimmings. 

Prominent players in the  automotive acoustic engineering services market research include Schaeffler, AVL, Continental, IAV, Bertrandt, EDAG Engineering, Siemens PLM, FEV, HEAD acoustics GmbH, CARCOUSTICS, 3M, Autoneum among others.

Scope of the  Automotive acoustic engineering services Market Segmentation

By Offering Outlook

  • Physical

  • Virtual

By Application Outlook

  • Chassis

  • Powertrain

  • Drivetrain

  • Interior

By Vehicle Type outlook

  • Passenger Cars

  • Commercial Cars

By Region outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Automotive acoustic engineering services Market Forecast & Size:

To identify and estimate the market size for the  automotive acoustic engineering services market report segmented by usage, design, material, type, application, and distribution channel by value (in US dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers in the  automotive acoustic engineering services market forecast between 2022 and 2030

  • Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in the  automotive acoustic engineering services market growth

  • Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are affecting the  automotive acoustic engineering services market size among consumers

  • Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the various factors involved in the market affected by the pandemic

  • Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the company's financial health in the past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

  • Automotive acoustic engineering services producers

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Retailers, wholesalers, and distributors

  • Governments, associations, and industrial bodies

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2030: USD 22.41 Billion
 (CAGR) 11.50% CAGR (2022-2030)
Base year   2021
Forecast Period   2022-2030
Historical Data 2020
Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage  Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered   Offering, Application, and Interior
Geographies Covered  North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
Key Vendors    Schaeffler, AVL, Continental, IAV, Bertrandt, EDAG Engineering, Siemens PLM, FEV, HEAD acoustics GmbH, CARCOUSTICS, 3M, Autoneum
Key Market Opportunities Potential of emerging markets
Key Market Drivers Preference for soft automotive acoustic engineering services owing to comfort and modification of multiple eye problems

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The  automotive acoustic engineering services market forecast period is 2022 - 2030

The market is expected to register a CAGR of ~11.50% over the next 10 years, according to the  automotive acoustic engineering services market research.

Europe is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2022 - 2030

Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2021

The market size is expected to be USD 22.41 Billion by 2030.

Schaeffler, AVL, Continental, IAV, Bertrandt, EDAG Engineering, Siemens PLM FEV, and HEAD acoustics GmbH are the major companies operating in the market.