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Automotive Sunroof Market Size to Hit Around USD 21.74 Bn by 2032



Tokyo, Jan. 18, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The automotive sunroof market is growing due to the development of advanced technologies by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The primary factors driving the global automotive sunroof industry growth are advancements in glass technology and increased demand for safety, comfort, and convenience.

Key Insights:

  • Asia-Pacific market has accounted highest revenue share in 2022.
  • Europe market has hit second position for the automotive sunroof market in term of revenue.
  • The panoramic sunroof type segment has held largest revenue share in 2022.
  • The automatic operation segment is expected to grow strongly from 2023 to 2032.
  • The glass sunroof material type segment has generated revenue share of 80% in 2022.
  • The OEM distribution channels segment has dominated the market in 2022.
  • The passenger car segment is expected to grow at a highest CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

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Impact of COVID-19 on the global automotive sunroof market

The automotive sunroofs industry suffered because of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. The pandemic has significantly impacted countries such as India, China, and Australia. However, the situation improved after covid due to several factors, including an increased focus by automobile manufacturers on developing new vehicles with advanced features, rising adoption of advanced technologies, and an increase in the number of automobile manufacturers in countries throughout the region.

Market Dynamics


Alternative routes for emergencies

Unexpected mishaps are unavoidable in the future. In these situations, having an escape route is essential. This is where vehicles with panoramic sunroofs may appear helpful. When the vehicle becomes flooded or the windows refuse to open, most designs are equipped to entirely remove the glass, providing an alternate route to exit the vehicle safely.

Rising demand for commercial vehicles in the logistics sector and pent-up demand are a few factors that will propel the market in the coming years. Furthermore, the electrification of vehicles, particularly passenger cars, is expected to influence further market growth significantly. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, the passenger car segment had the highest sales volume of 13,466,412 in the fiscal year 2021-22.

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Scope of the Report

Report Attributes Details
Revenue Forecast by 2032 USD 21.74 Billion
CAGR 12.11% from 2023 to 2032
Base Year 2022
Forecast Year 2023 to 2032
Key Players Webasto SE, Inalfa Roof Systems B.V., Inteva Products LLC, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Magna International, Inc., CIE Automotive, Wuxi Ming Fang AutoMobile Parts, Wuhu Mosentek Automobile Technology, Yachiyo Industry Co. Ltd, Zhejiang Wanchao Electric Co. Ltd, Johnan Manufacturing Inc. and Others


Influence on the resale value

Since many auto dealers and individual buyers do not want a vehicle with safety issues, aftermarket sunroofs significantly impact the automobile’s resale value. Although some people will be drawn to it, most will avoid it, primarily because it is an aftermarket item that could leak or break at any time.

Sunroofs have grown in size and surface area, which causes them to absorb too much heat, leading to sunroof failure or sunroof-shattering incidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, exploding sunroofs have caused more injuries, which has been a significant restraint for the automotive sunroof market. Between 2002 and 2012, approximately 230 people were killed, and 500 were injured yearly because of ejecting from closed sunroofs.

One limitation of the sunroof market is the possibility of car theft due to sunroofs. Keep windows and sunroofs closed and doors locked to reduce the likelihood of car theft. Unlocked cars account for nearly one-quarter of all vehicle thefts.


Growth in sports as well as luxury vehicle sales

A critical automotive panoramic sunroof market trend expected to impact the industry during the projected period positively is the rising acceptance of sunroofs in sports vehicles. Panoramic sunroofs are available in fixed and openable configurations; allowing sunlight to pass through them increases the vehicle’s brightness. Consumers’ desire for a more comfortable driving experience is expected to propel the demand for automotive panoramic sunroofs. These sunroofs aid in keeping the vehicle aired, maintaining optimal airflow. The panoramic sunroof adds to passenger comfort. Furthermore, rising income and changing consumer lifestyles are expected to fuel demand for automotive sunroofs during the anticipated period.


Higher cost and less headroom 

The laminar airflow develops into a turbulent top of added drag when the sunroof is open while traveling at high speeds, affecting the vehicle’s aerodynamics. Since it is glass, it has the potential to shatter, and if this occurs, replacement/repairs will become extremely expensive.

Sunroofs influence a vehicle’s mileage which is fuel consumption. The panoramic sunroof weighs 90 kg, while standard sunroof systems weigh between 25 and 35 kg. Sunroofs consume headroom because the sliding roof must go somewhere while it is open. The sunroof in cars, such as an inbuilt sunroof, can reduce headroom space, making passengers uncomfortable. Passengers have more headroom in cars without sunroofs.

Segmentation Insights

Sunroof type landscape

In terms of sunroof type, the panoramic segment held the highest market share in 2022. Various car manufacturers provide panoramic sunroofs to enhance ventilation. The category market share is anticipated to grow due to improved airflow and product upgrades with sun-protective coatings.

The inbuilt segment is expected to grow due to additional functions such as sunshades, vents, and auto close, which improve vehicle comfort. Inbuilt sunroofs, also known as flush-mount sunroofs, are a type of automotive sunroof built into the vehicle’s roof. Since they are made to integrate with the roof seamlessly, built-in sunroofs give the vehicle a sleek and stylish appearance. 

Operational landscape

Based on operation, the automatic sector is expected to grow remarkably in the market in 2022. This is due to the rising demand for simple-to-use automobile technologies. The device operates with minimal driver intervention and is used remotely or in conjunction with any vehicle power system.

The manual sunroof must be operated manually using a lever or a crank to assist the glass sliding motion. As a result, the appeal for manual sunroofs has decreased over time.

Distribution channel landscape

Based on the distribution channel, the OEM sector ruled the market. The availability of safety enhanced durability, and improved service with less maintenance, are essential factors driving demand for the OEM segment. Another vital factor propelling the OEM automotive sunroof industry growth is increased auto production.

The aftermarket segment is also predicted to grow significantly in the near future, owing to the high demand for aftermarkets caused by electrical faults or damage to sunroof parts in accidents. Growing car personalization trends and a teenage population demanding aftermarket sunroof installations are two key factors propelling the market for sunroofs.

Material type landscape

In 2022, the glass sunroof segment held the largest market share in term of revenue. The segment’s growth is attributed to technological advancements, which have enabled the manufacture of various kinds of glassware, such as laminated glass, tempered glass, and glass that can protect against ultraviolet rays.

As a result of falling convertible car sales, the market for the fabric segment is expected to decline over the forecast period. Car sales are declining due to high maintenance costs and safety concerns. Membrane structures of fabric segments have a unique fire performance because they do not contribute fuel to the fire. Fabric Membrane covers do not require painting because dust, dirt, and other pollutants wash away with a bit of water.

Vehicle type landscape

Based on vehicle type, the passenger car segment is anticipated to grow significantly due to the introduction of cost-effective options and features such as natural ventilation and increased comfort. The rise in demand for passenger vehicles due to the increase in the middle-income group population and the rise in living standards in emerging countries are the major factors driving the segment’s growth.

The light commercial vehicle market is expected to expand during the predicted period due to the enhanced adoption of sports utility vehicles, particularly in developing countries. The increasing penetration of downsized engines in LCVs drives vehicle prices, propelling the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment forward. Euler Motors, a supplier of commercial electric vehicles, announced in August 2021 that Flipkart, BigBasket, Udaan, and other e-commerce, hyperlocal, and B2B delivery competitors had an order for 2,500 EVs for intra-city deliveries.

Regional landscape in the global automotive sunroof market

The Asia-Pacific market accounts for a sizable portion of the global automotive sunroof market. This is primarily due to increased automobile production. Carmakers sold 219,421 passenger vehicles in the domestic market in December 2021, a 13% decrease from the previous year, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Europe is the second-largest market and is expected to increase in the coming years. This is due primarily to the growing popularity of luxury vehicles and OEMs’ proclivity to include features that improve the driving experience.

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Recent developments

  • BMW X3 xDrive30i Sport X launched in India in February 2021 for INR 56.5 lakh. The new vehicle is manufactured locally at the BMW Group Plant in Chennai, and the company has announced the availability of the ‘Sport X’ petrol variant of the BMW X3.
  • AGC Inc. (AGC) announced in May 2021 that the Lexus RZ, the brand’s first dedicated battery EV model, had implemented its light-control panoramic roof of Low-E coating.
  • Webasto SE (Webasto) announced that it had provided PBO 2.0 large bottom-mounted panoramic sunroofs under the WEY brand for Great Wall Motor’s Mocha DHT-PHEV in March 2021.
  • In August 2022, about 2300 Golf GTI and Golf R units were recalled by Volkswagen due to an issue with the sunroof button. 

Segments Covered in the report

By Sunroof Type 

  • Inbuilt Sunroof
  • Spoiler Sunroof 
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Pop-Up Sunroof
  • Others

By Operation 

  • Passenger Cars
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Automatic

By Material Type 

  • Glass 
  • Fabric

By Distribution Channels 

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

By Vehicle Type 

  • Passenger Cars
  • Lightweight vehicles
  • Electric Powered Vehicle

By Geography 

  • North America 
  • Europe 
  • Asia Pacific 

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A Fond Farewell: Memories to Treasure from MWC 2024




HONG KONG, March 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — As IPLOOK reflects on its successful participation in MWC 2024, the company is left with countless memories, insights and opportunities that will continue to inspire its team long after the event has ended.

IPLOOK’s Impressive Showing 
IPLOOK’s booth was a hub of activity throughout the 4-day event, drawing in crowds of attendees eager to learn more about IPLOOK’s innovative core network solutions. Some of the key achievements and gains for IPLOOK at MWC 2024 included:
Strong partnerships forged: IPLOOK nailed several new partnerships with leading telecom companies, expanding its reach and impact in the industry.Positive industry coverage: IPLOOK’s presence at MWC 24 attracted the attention of industry research outlets, resulting in conversations highlighting IPLOOK’s leading position in core network market, ability of innovation and integration capability of space, air and ground communications.Brand awareness increased: The event provided an excellent opportunity for IPLOOK to raise its profile and establish itself as a leader in the core network market. Its booth attracted a number of visitors who were already aware of its role as a core network expert, eager to explore the advancements presented by IPLOOK.Valuable feedback received: IPLOOK took the opportunity to gather feedback from attendees on its products and services, which will be invaluable in driving IPLOOK’s future product development and improvements.Innovations that Stole the Show
This year’s MWC, as per its theme “Future First”, was a testament to the power of technology to transform our future life. Attendees were treated to demonstrations of the latest innovation in AIGC, AI-RAN, Open Gateway, and 6G, showcasing how these technologies can revolutionize industries and improve people’s lives.
What’s Next for IPLOOK?
As IPLOOK sets its sights on the horizon, the company is energized by the prospect of deepening connections within the telecom ecosystem and discovering the groundbreaking advancements that lie ahead at MWC’s next chapter. With a steadfast dedication to product innovation, IPLOOK will also journey to key industry events like MVNOs World Congress and AfricaCom, forging new paths into uncharted markets and showcasing its unwavering commitment to the evolution of the telecom landscape.
Contact: [email protected] IPLOOK on LinkedIn @IPLOOK Networks
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Mobica Appoints Gary Butters as CEO, Building on Success and Fuelling Continued Growth




LONDON, March 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Mobica, the global software and engineering provider, has announced Gary Butters as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Gary joined Mobica as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) in November 2020 and as part of outgoing CEO Sam Kingston’s leadership team, delivered significant success, leading to Mobica’s acquisition by Cognizant in March 2023. 
This acquisition will significantly expand Cognizant’s IoT embedded software engineering capabilities as part of their overall strategy to help companies modernise technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they stay ahead in a fast-changing world.
Gary takes over the role with the remit to complete the integration of Mobica into Cognizant while continuing to deliver double-digit growth.
Mobica, which is headquartered in Manchester UK, with operations in Europe and the US, provides world-class software engineering and development expertise to many of the most recognised global brands. Founded in 2004, it serves a number of sectors, with particular expertise in the automotive, manufacturing, industrial and semiconductor industries.
In his role as CEO, Gary will continue Mobica’s vision of delivering exceptional value and innovation to it’s clients and customers, while spearheading its growth plan as demand for engineering and software expertise continues to rise.
Commenting on his appointment, Gary says:”Over the past few years, Mobica has seen demand for our world-class engineering increase significantly, particularly with the acceleration in AI and machine learning. This has seen some of the once ‘traditional’ industries such as automotive and manufacturing undergo a radical transformation. 
“As a result, companies are increasingly seeking skilled professionals – particularly in areas such as software development, AI, IoT, and data analytics – in order to stay competitive and meet evolving customer expectations. However, they are vying for a limited pool of technology talent, so access to Mobica engineering services has been vital to enable our customers to remain agile in a rapidly evolving landscape.
“Our ongoing growth is a testament to our team of dedicated ‘Mobicans’ and our unwavering dedication to delivering cutting-edge software engineering solutions. We have consistently provided clients with access to top-tier engineering talent, enabling them to drive digital transformation and achieve their business objectives. I am looking forward to working with our talented team as we continue our ambitious growth plans.” 
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Core to Cloud Partners with Cybersecurity Innovator SenseOn to Enable Comprehensive NDR and SIEM Security




New strategic arrangement allows organisations to monitor identity, endpoint, network and cloud-based activity to stop threats immediately.
CIRENCESTER, England, March 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Core to Cloud, a leading provider of cybersecurity services and solutions, is excited to announce a strategic alliance with SenseOn, a renowned threat detection management platform. This collaboration will empower businesses to bolster their advanced NDR and SEIM operations and secure end-to-end platforms.

In today’s integrated digital landscape, businesses rely on various systems and third-party suppliers. The launch of SenseOn’s platform marks a significant leap forward in proactive threat detection and response, offering a comprehensive solution to combat sophisticated cyber threats. Organisations can identify, detect and respond to vulnerabilities in traditional blind spots. Core to Cloud’s partnership with SenseOn aims to address these challenges by offering a comprehensive and efficient solution for managing threat detection and response.
James Cunningham, CEO and co-founder of Core to Cloud, said: “We are excited to announce our partnership with SenseOn, allowing Core to Cloud to bring our clients a more robust and complete threat detection and management solution. With an ever-changing digital landscape, our clients must be able to detect and respond to any threats within their cyber estate. This partnership offers an all-encompassing approach to managing these risks.” 
One of the critical features of this partnership is that the platform is built upon a foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies, meticulously designed to evolve alongside cyber threats. Leveraging its unique Deep Learning, SenseOn’s platform analyses vast and complex datasets, providing real-time threat detection, investigation, and autonomous response capabilities. This innovative approach and Core to Cloud’s cybersecurity expertise enables organisations to proactively address potential threats before they escalate, ensuring robust protection against evolving cyber-attacks.
SenseOn’s platform and Core to Cloud’s know-how empower security teams to navigate the complicated threat landscape efficiently. Intelligent automation streamlines incident response, allowing cybersecurity professionals to focus on strategic initiatives rather than routine tasks.
David Atkinson, CEO and Founder of SenseOn, added: “We are excited to announce a pivotal moment in SenseOn’s journey with establishing a strategic channel partnership with Core to Cloud. This collaboration is more than a partnership; it’s an alliance that leverages the strengths of both companies to propel us towards growth. By combining SenseOn’s consolidated threat detection platform with Core to Cloud’s technical and service expertise, we are poised to deliver a new standard in cybersecurity solutions.”
Moreover, Core to Cloud and SenseOn are committed to ongoing collaboration and continuous improvement. As cybersecurity threats evolve, so do the strategies and tools to counter them. This collaboration is not just a one-time solution; it represents an ongoing commitment to enhancing the cybersecurity landscape for businesses of all sizes. Core to Cloud and SenseOn will continue to work together to develop new features, refine existing tools, and provide unparalleled support to our clients.
Core to Cloud’s partnership with SenseOn signifies a major step forward in cybersecurity. By combining expertise, technology, and a shared commitment to excellence, the two companies are paving the way for businesses to navigate the complex digital landscape confidently. Together, they empower businesses to protect their NDR, SEIM and end-to-end platforms.
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