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Automotive Trailer Companies

Automotive trailer companies are manufacturers and suppliers of trailers designed to be towed by various vehicles. These companies offer a wide range of trailers, from utility and cargo trailers to recreational and specialty trailers. They play a crucial role in transporting goods, equipment, and recreational vehicles.

Automotive Trailer

*Disclaimer: List of key companies in no particular order

Latest Company Updates:

August 2023- An international leader in compact and mid-sized pickups, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. displayed its latest Global Pik Up model at its patent Futurescape occasion held in Cape Town. The version follows a certain well-considered procedure to get into more and more marketplaces around the world while improving the company’s existence in arising singles with a range of top-class products around the globe, beginning with the Global Pik Up. Founded on the Tough & Versatile New Gen Ladder Frame platform, the Global Pik-Up guarantees to be one of the market's most adaptable and skilled pickups when it goes into production. The new Global Pik Up proposed the standards of being Tough, Versatile, and Capable, allies with the norms of pickup technology and Safety. The latest model shows the company’s commitment to offering a real experience connecting to innovation and utility. The plan with this new model is not only to reinforce the presence in present markets like Australia and South African regions but also to demonstrate the way to the latest frontiers. It comes as a display of the what the company agrees to offer: an invite to Live Unlimited, Embrace Freedom, and Explore Boundlessly.

October 2023- The Volkswagen brand focuses on making a substantial interest in South America with an excellent product offensive. By 2027, the commercial plans will expand by 40 percent in Brazil, the area’s biggest market.

Top listed global companies in the industry are:


  • China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd.

  • Dennison Trailers Ltd

  • Great Dane

  • Humbaur GmbH




  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

  • Wabash National Corporation, and others.

Automotive Trailer Market Overview

Automotive Trailer Market Size was valued at USD 20.9 Billion in 2022. The Automotive Trailer market is projected to grow from USD 21.8 Billion in 2023 to USD 31.1 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.50% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The rise in cold chain transportation and the development of the logistics sector have reduced the cost of transportation, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Automotive Trailer Market

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Automotive Trailer Market Trends

  • Expansion of logistics industry, coupled with increased in cold chain transportation is driving the market growth

Road transportation is the most often used method in the logistics business due to its greater cost advantages over other modes. Thus, logistics represents one of the major end markets for automobile trailers. The industrial, agricultural, electronics, textile, and apparel industries are all expanding quickly, which is increasing demand for logistics and supply chain services. The majority of firms also depend on third-party logistics providers to minimize fleet investments, employee cutbacks, and to guarantee that various types of containers, tanks, and flatbeds are accessible when required. In addition, due to the enormous expansion of e-commerce operations, e-commerce enterprises' reliance on logistics service providers to assure the transit of goods through warehouse and distribution hub has expanded. As a result of the variety given in terms of load-carrying capacity, logistics organizations, particularly the less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) freight transportation companies, are increasingly purchasing vehicle trailers. Additionally, compared to rigid trucks, trailers have the lowest cost of transportation per ton per km, which is further boosting their use in logistics operations.

Additionally, the demand for cold chain logistics is growing due to the rise in demand for perishable goods like pharmaceuticals, poultry, fresh flowers, fish, dairy products, fruits, and vegetables around the world. This is due to people being able to spend more on premium, fresh, and organic goods due to rising disposable income in developing nations. In order to meet the rising demand, governments in various nations are also upgrading the infrastructure of the cold chain industry.

For instance, under its "Scheme of Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure" plan, the government of India provided large financial support for investments in the cold chain, including processing, which significantly increased demand for reefer trailers. As a result, the market for automotive trailers is anticipated to develop throughout the projected period due to the rise of the cold chain and logistics sectors. Thus, driving the Automotive Trailer market revenue.

Automotive Trailer Market Segment Insights

Automotive Trailer Vehicle Type Insights

The Automotive Trailer Market segmentation, based on Vehicle Type, includes two-wheeler and bike, passenger car, and commercial vehicle. In 2022, the automotive trailer market was led by the commercial vehicle category. The demand for commercial trailers will rise as there is a rising need for the delivery of healthy food, as road transportation modes are becoming more affordable, and as transportation is made simpler. New opportunities in this dynamic industry will arise as a result of growing logistical trade, urbanization, industrial activity, the need for efficient transportation, and the construction of rural area road networks.

Automotive Trailer: Trailer Type Insights

The Automotive Trailer Market segmentation, based on Trailer Type, includes dry van and box, refrigerator, chemical and liquid, tipper, flatbed, and others. The dry van & box segment accounted for the highest proportion of the worldwide automotive trailer market in 2022 as a result of the rising demand for non-perishable commodities such furniture, electronics, apparel, car parts, and other items, as well as the growth of the logistics sector. To protect the cargo from the weather, the dry chain and vehicle are entirely enclosed. As a result, shippers prefer using vehicle trailers for the transportation of non-perishable goods, which fuels the global automotive segment's growth.

Automotive Trailer Axle Type Insights

The Automotive Trailer Market segmentation, based on Axle Type, includes single axle, tandem axle, and three or more than three axle. In 2022, the tandem axle category was the largest internationally. Due to stringent government regulations to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, which open the door for the development of efficient and lightweight automobiles, tandem axles are rising remarkably in popularity.

Figure 1: Automotive Trailer Market, by Axle Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Automotive Trailer Market, by Axle Type, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Automotive Trailer Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific Automotive Trailer market area will dominate this market. This is due to the fact that Asian nations exhibit a promising GDP growth together with a significant presence of car parts and system makers. Additionally, the increased market growth in emerging Asian nations like China, India, Malaysia, and others is directly impacted by the soaring adoption of passenger cars and commercial vehicles due to rising disposable income. Moreover, China’s Automotive Trailer market held the largest market share, and the Indian Automotive Trailer market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Automotive Trailer Market Share By Region 2022 (Usd Billion)

Automotive Trailer Market Share By Region 2022

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe Automotive Trailer market accounts for the second-largest market share, the automobile trailer business was made possible by the largest private investors in R&D (Research and Development) in Europe. Additionally, it is anticipated that the demand for automotive trailers will increase due to the rising number of road fatalities in the United Kingdom and the existence of government regulations on road safety. Further, the German Automotive Trailer market held the largest market share, and the U.K Automotive Trailer market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The North America Automotive Trailer Market is expected to register significant growth from 2023 to 2032. The manufacturers' decision to add tie-down pockets to the sides of the trailers for improved cargo security is to blame for this. The trailers are also built with a large deck area, detachable fenders, and a high load-bearing capability. It is anticipated that these developments in automotive trailers would open up new prospects for market expansion in this area. Further, the U.S. Automotive Trailer market held the largest market share, and the Canada Automotive Trailer market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.

Automotive Trailer Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Automotive Trailer market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Automotive Trailer industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Automotive Trailer industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Automotive Trailer industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Automotive Trailer market, including BöCKMANN FAHRZEUGWERKE GMBH, China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd., Dennison Trailers Ltd, Great Dane, Humbaur GmbH, HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP, IFOR WILLIAMS TRAILERS LTD., SCHMITZ CARGOBULL AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, Wabash National Corporation, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

German company Schmitz Cargobull AG produces semi-trailers, trailers, and vehicle bodies. The company's registered office is in the nearby city of Altenberge in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, although the company's head office is in Horstmar. Schmitz Cargobull announced the release of the S. KO PACE SMART, a fully modular dry-freight semi-trailer with features tailored specifically for U.K. and Irish operators, from its U.K. plant in November 2021. The trailer's carbon emissions will be decreased, and fuel costs will go down.

The company Great Dane LP produces and sells trailers. The company manufactures fiberglass composite and temperature-controlled truck bodywork in addition to providing refrigerated, dry freight, and platform trailers. North and South American clients are served by Great Dane. Great Dane LLC intended to grow with a USD 50 million investment in Vigo County, United States, in November 2021. In addition to extending its manufacturing facility, this development will involve spending money on new machinery.

Key Companies in the Automotive Trailer market include


  • China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd.

  • Dennison Trailers Ltd

  • Great Dane

  • Humbaur GmbH




  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company

  • Wabash National Corporation

Automotive Trailer Industry Developments

July 2021 A light automobile trailer manufacturer named Felling Trailers improved the wheel's fender design and used the altered fender in their ground-level tilt-loading trailers. Thus, the updated design lessens the likelihood of wear and tear on the trailers and helps to lower the cost of light car trailer maintenance.

March 2022 The new round-bottom Horizon trailer from East Manufacturing Company is intended for agricultural use as well as to transport loads of aggregate, sand, and gravel. During the Transportation Technology Exhibition and 2022 Annual Meeting of the Technology & Maintenance Council, the manufacturer of aluminum trailers displayed its merchandise.

June 2021 A leader in fiber-optic cable handling trailer equipment, Larson Cable Trailers, finalized the acquisition of its assets by Felling Trailers. All of Larson Cable Trailers' employees remained with Felling Trailers, which elected to keep Huron, South Dakota, as its base of operations. In order to meet the rising demand for Larson products, the firm intends to increase its investment and create more positions.

Automotive Trailer Market Segmentation

Automotive Trailer Vehicle Type Outlook

  • Two-wheeler and Bike

  • Passenger Car

  • Commercial Vehicle

Automotive Trailer: Trailer Type Outlook

  • Dry Van and Box

  • Refrigerator

  • Chemical and Liquid

  • Tipper

  • Flatbed

  • Others

Automotive Trailer Axle Type Outlook

  • Single Axle

  • Tandem Axle

  • Three or More Than Three Axle

Automotive Trailer Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

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