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Automotive Horn Systems Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Automotive Horn Systems Market Research Report: Information by Product Type (Air Horn and Electric Horn), Horn Shape (Flat, Spiral, and Trumpet), Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America) – Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/AM/9147-HCR | July 2021 | Region: Global | 185 pages

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Market Scenario


An automotive horn is an alerting device installed in automobiles such as cars, buses, trucks, motor vehicles, and othervehicles. The automotive horn in a vehicle is operated to warn others of the vehicle’s approach. An automotive horn serves the function of alerting pedestrians of the vehicle’s approach. It prevents and reduces the chances of the driver getting distracted by producing a sound and alerting the vehicle’s presence. The automotive horn helps avoid collision by alerting the pedestrians and vehicles which are in the surrounding.


The global automotive horn systems market is expected to grow at ~8.85% CAGR during the forecast period.


The implementation of stringent norms by global regulatory bodies such as the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard on the automotive industry regarding safety concerns is also anticipated to augment the automotive horn systems market. An increase in new automotive vehicle sales is expected to propel the automotive horn systems market during the forecast period. The design of an automotive horn can be customized,and the frequency and intensity of the sound can be changed, which creates variety inthe automobile industry. Automotive horns have a short life cycle and depend directly on usage. It creates sound pollution, which could restrict the growth of the automotive horn systems market during the forecast period.


With the development of efficient connected vehicles technologies, the Internet of Things, and autonomous vehicles, redundant designs and components have undergone a substantial change to adapt and increase the vehicle's overall efficiency. Similarly, as one of the key integral components of a vehicle, automotive horn systems have come a long way from pedestrian hand-operated horn systems or a whistle to inbuilt automated electric horns serving the same function of alerting other approaching vehicles and alerting pedestrians throughout its history.With rapid advancements in automotive horn systems, the startling high decibel sound has gradually been reduced down to an audible yet soft honk, which is enough to indicate a perceived emergency. A broad range of air horns and electric with customizable sounds is also in demand by many motorists and enthusiastsworldwide. These horns have a higher frequency and intensity, which can be detected for quite adistance.


The rising new automotive sales are driving the demand for automotive horn systems in the global market. Although an automotive horn's life span depends on the kind of utilization, the estimated minimum life cycle of a horn system is two to four years. Increasing replacement of automotive horn systems, therefore,createsa lucrative opportunity for the aftermarket vendors of automotive horn systems.The sales of automotive horns are closely related to the growth of the passenger and the commercial vehicles market, as they are equipped with either horns or fanfares.In recent years, the economic growth of BRIC nations has fueled the growth of the automotive industry. Several global vehicle manufacturers are shifting their focus to these countries, owing to the high competition among the players and saturated markets. This creates a prospect for various automotive horns and fanfares players to promote their products and solutions across emerging markets.


Expanding substitution of automotive horn systems along these lines offersa chance to the reseller's exchange of automotive horn systems. Producers are overhauling outlines for effective working and are centering gentler and moderately bring down tones to conform to territorial commotion laws. With expanding inclination for smaller motors and better execution, there is an expanding interest for trumpet horns for light and substantial business vehicles. Due toincreasing health concerns and a growing focus on decreasing certain frequencies, there areresearch projects underway to develop alternatives and offerings bymanufacturers in the automotive horn systems market.


The global automotive horn systems market has been segmented based onproduct type, horn shape,vehicle type, and region.


Byproduct type, the automotive horn systems market is divided intoair horn and electric horn.The electric hornsegment is expected to hold the largershare of the global market.The electric horn segment is expected to grow at a faster rate during the forecast periodas they are easy to install and can be customized.


Based on horn shape, the global market is classified intoflat, spiral, and trumpet.The flat shape hornsegment is expected to hold the largest share of the market share and it is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The flat shape hornsare smaller in size and are widely installed in motor vehicles.


Based onvehicle type, theautomotive horn systems market is segmented into passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The passenger carssegment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period. Passenger cars include hatchbacks, sedans, multi-purpose vehicles (MUVs), and sports utility vehicles (SUVs). Commercial vehicles include lightweight commercial vehicles (LCVs) and heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs).


The global automotive horn systems market is expected to growat ~8.85% CAGR during the forecast period.


Market Segmentation
global automotive horn systems market
Manufacturers are upgrading designs for the efficient functioning and are focusing on softer and relatively lower tones to comply with regional noise laws. With an increasing preference for compact engines and better performance, there is an increasing demand for trumpet horns for light and heavy commercial vehicles. Due to the increasing health concerns and targeted regulation aimed to reduce certain frequencies, there has been a restriction in production options and offerings for certain manufacturers in the automotive horn systems market.


With the development of proficient associated vehicles advances, the Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles, excess outlines and segments have experienced a generous change to adjust and increment the general productivity of the vehicle. Hence, as one of the urgent fundamental parts of a vehicle, automotive horn systems have witnessed amazing progress in the horn framework making changes in the inbuilt mechanized electric horn serving a similar capacity of cautioningother moving vehicles and alarming passerby all through its history. With progression in automotive horn systems, the startling high decibel sound has been mellowed down by a bit to be perceptible, which is sufficient to demonstrate an apparent crisis. A wide variety of air horns and electric horns with adaptable sounds is likewise sought by numerous drivers worldwide. These horns have a higher recurrence and force, which can be recognized for a significant range.


Based on region, the automotive horn systems market is segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East&Africa, and South America. Asia-Pacific accounts for a major share of the automotive horn systems market due to the booming automotive sector leading to the increased production of vehicles and automotive horns, especially in China, India, Japan, and South Korea. The automotive horn systems market in North America is expected to expand due to the increase in sales of vehicles that uses an electric horn. The automotive horn systems market in Europe, especially in Germany, Italy, France, and the UK, is expected to expand due to its rising production and recovering sales of vehicles in the region.The automotive horn systems market in the US is expected to increase with escalating sales of hybrid and electric vehicles. The recuperating sales of the light commercial vehicle segment are further expected to enhance the revenue contribution of the automotive horn systems market. The Western Europe market has a strong export market with the presence of Germany and Italy, and therefore are leading contributors to the automotive horn systems market in the region.


The automotive horn systems market is spearheaded by India and China. The countries represent maximum opportunities for the players in the automotive horn systems market dueto the increasing production of vehicles and sustainable aftermarket opportunities. The Latin American automotive horn systems market has witnessed relatively moderate growth till 2018, after which the market is expected to regain sustainable growth throughout the forecast period. The sales of passenger and light commercial vehicles in Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina are expected to boost sales of the automotive horn systems in the region. The automotive horn systems market is expected to be propelled by the swiftly changing automotive industry dynamics of South Africa, Egypt, and Iran.


Disruption in the supply chain due to COVID-19 has significantly affected the automotive horn systems market. Government-imposed lockdowns have affected the automotive horn systems market as manufacturers across the globe have halted the manufacturing process and unavailability of skilled labor due to social distancing regulations.


Key Players


The key players operating in theglobal automotive horn systems market areUno Minda (India), Robert Bosch (Germany), HELLA (Germany), Fiamm (Italy), Mitsuba Corporation (Japan), Maruko Keihoki (Japan), Imasen Electric Industrial (Japan), Kleinn Automotive (US), Sun AutomobileCo., Ltd. (US), SORL Auto Parts (China), and Wolo Manufacturing (US).


Intended Audience



  • Government and Research Organization

  • Consulting Companies in the Automotive Horn Systems Market

  • Raw Material Suppliers

  • Research Consultants

  • Investors and Shareholders

  • Automotive Systems Manufacturers and Suppliers

  • Engine Manufacturers/Suppliers

  • Heavy-Duty Truck OEMs

  • Technology Providers

  • Horn System Manufacturers for Automobiles

  • Traders, Distributors, and Suppliers of Components for Automobile



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   8.85% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   by Product Type, Horn Shape, Vehicle Type
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Uno Minda (India), Robert Bosch (Germany), HELLA (Germany), Fiamm (Italy), Mitsuba Corporation (Japan), Maruko Keihoki (Japan), Imasen Electric Industrial (Japan), Kleinn Automotive (US), Sun AutomobileCo., Ltd. (US), SORL Auto Parts (China), and Wolo Manufacturing (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   The implementation of stringent norms
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increase in new automotive vehicle sales


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The global automotive horn systems market is maturing at a whopping 8.85% CAGR over the review period of 2022 to 2030.

    A few significant players of the global automotive horn systems market are Uno Minda (India), Robert Bosch (Germany), HELLA (Germany), Fiamm (Italy), Mitsuba Corporation (Japan), Maruko Keihoki (Japan), Imasen Electric Industrial (Japan), Kleinn Automotive (US), Sun AutomobileCo., Ltd. (US), SORL Auto Parts (China), and Wolo Manufacturing (US).