India plastics and connector electroplating market is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period.
The growth is driven by the surge in the adoption of electroplating across different and various types of industries, such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, and others. The major advantage of electroplating is that it allows manufacturers and producers to use cheap and affordable metals such as zinc or steel for most products in machine components and parts. India is expected to have a considerable market share in the coming years because of rapid industrialization, high consumer electronics production, and the presence and emergence of large manufacturing industry. Urbanization and a growing population will also play a significant role in the overall market growth As per the World Bank, India's population in 2019 was estimated to be around 1.3 billion people. The total percentage of the urban population was around 34.472% in 2019. According to a survey by the United Nations in the country, by 2030, 40.76% of the country’s total population is expected to live in urban areas. There have been significant developments in recent times, which are expected to drive overall market growth. Recently, countries such as the United States and Japan announced their decision to shift some of their supply chains out of China. This development is expected to benefit India’s manufacturing sector in the coming years. The Japanese Government announced a budget of USD 2.2 billion for 2020 to assist its companies in diversifying and moving their production bases out of China to India or Southeast Asian Countries. Japan currently depends on China for approx. 20% of its requirement of materials and parts, mainly electronic parts such as Hard Disk Drives, motherboards, and other parts, which are used for electroplating. This development is expected to have a positive effect on the electroplating market in India. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, in 2019, India was ranked 42 out of 152 countries, with MVA, also known as manufacturing value-added, totalling around USD 430.25 billion, which was approx. 15% of the country’s total GDP. This value is expected to surge in the coming years, which would be a positive development in the country’s manufacturing sector.
Automotive Sector Is Expected to Drive the Market Growth
The automotive industry is expected to drive India’s electroplating market growth in the coming years. The industry has been one of the prominent users of electroplating technology, which helps in utilizing zinc in the gold electroplating process. Plastic electroplating is also widely used in novel and modern automobiles for chrome plating some parts. Corrosion is also one factor that is expected to drive the electroplating market growth in the country. Manufacturers and Producers have been adopting electroplating technology to protect their products from various forces of corrosion. According to the data provided by the Government of India, the country is expected to be the third-largest automotive market globally in terms of volume by the year 2026. The automotive industry in India manufactured around 30.91 million vehicles in the year 2019, which included quadricycles, two-wheelers, three-wheelers, commercial vehicles, and passenger vehicles in the fiscal year 2020, out of which 4.7 million vehicles were exported to other countries. The country has been the world’s largest manufacturer of tractors, two-wheelers, and three-wheelers. It is also the world’s second-largest manufacturer of buses and the third-largest manufacturer of trucks. The automotive sector in the country attracted USD 24.5 billion between April 2000 and June 2020, which accounted for 5.1% of the total Foreign Direct Investment Flows. This development is expected to have a positive effect on the Electroplating market in the country. The Government of India recently announced the production linked incentive (PLI) scheme in the auto components and automobile sectors to improve the country’s exports and manufacturing capabilities. The incentives would be around INR 51,000 Crores.
Consumer Electronics Sector to Drive the Market Growth
Consumer Electronics Sector is expected to drive the electroplating market growth in the coming years. The whole market is likely to benefit from the spike in innovation and demand for electrical devices. The production of electrical components, products, and devices required various electroplating capabilities to coat metal surfaces in a defined and proper manner. The industry also uses nonprecious plated components to enhance characteristics such as electrical conductivity, solderability, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance of the product. According to the Government of India, the country aims to produce USD 190 billion worth of mobile phones by the year 2025. The country’s consumer electronics and appliance market were at USD 10.9 billion in the year 2019, according to the India Brand Equity Foundation, a trust established by the ministry of commerce and industry of the country. There has been a surge in demand for consumer electronics goods in urban as well as rural areas, which is expected to drive the electroplating market growth in the coming years in the country. The Government of India’s National Policy stated a target production of around one billion handsets by 2025. In recent years, companies have increased their manufacturing and assembly capabilities in the country. The government awarded permits to television companies including such Sony, LG, and Samsung to manufacture and finalize TV sets in the country in October 2020. Changing lifestyles, easier access, and growing awareness for better and innovative products are expected to drive the market in the coming years. In May 2020, Wistron, one of the major manufacturers of mobile phones globally, announced its plans to invest an additional USD 165 million at the company’s manufacturing and assembling facility in the city of Bengaluru, India. The company also stated its plans to shift nearly one-fifth of its production units and capacity from China to India in the coming years. The company had been planning to scale up its manufacturing facilities and capabilities in the country.
Impact of COVID-19
Due to shutdowns, business closures, and travel bans the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on the economies and businesses of India plastics and connector electroplating, and a number of countries. As a result of the outbreak, the worldwide chemical and materials business is one of the key industries experiencing substantial disruptions, including supply chain disruptions, technological event cancellations, and office closures. For example, China is the world's largest industrial hub and a major supplier of raw materials to a variety of industries, even though it is one of the most severely affected countries.
Jain Electroplast Pvt. Ltd
Grauer & Weil (India) Limited
CrenovaPlating Pvt Limited
Lalson Electrotech Private Limited
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