High-end finishing is an important component of automobile production as it not only protects the body surface, but also enhances the visual appeal of customers through bright engaging colors and glossy surface. Automotive spray booths refer to a series of large enclosures where finishing and painting of vehicle bodies occur. Spray booths have become an integral element of automotive repair shops and automotive 4S (Sale, Spare-part, Service, and Survey) shops on account of the growing awareness regarding the benefits offered by these booths, leading to increased productivity through savings in money, time, and energy. A trend of manufacturers developing energy efficient spray booths can be seen in the industry. The rising pressure on automobile manufacturers to achieve economies of scale, deliver quality high-finished product, and meet the growing consumption demand has led to increased automation. This, in turn has had positive impact on the overall spray booths demand for painting, coating, and high-end finishing applications.
The cycle of spraying is a process which, if accomplished over shorter timelines and with consistent quality, yields greater turnover in the body shop. Greater turnover in these shops consequently leads to increased profit margins and lower operating costs. Thus, relatively faster process time and significant energy savings are the key factors driving adoption of spray booths among automotive repair and 4S shop owners. A dominant trend of manufacturers forming strategic partnerships with leading coating and paint manufacturers in order to expand their distribution network and product reach is prevalent in the market.
Developed economies including North America and Europe represent the largest automotive spray booths market in terms of both revenue and volume. Overall high technology acceptance and replacement of traditional painting and finishing equipment with advanced spray booths are collectively driving the adoption of automotive spray booths in these regions. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is slated to remain the most attractive business destination for automotive spray booth manufacturers. There lie healthy growth and investment opportunities in emerging markets like India, China, SEA countries. The anticipated growth opportunity is reflective of the huge automotive market in these countries.
Global Automotive Spray Booths Market is segmented on the following bases:
- By End-user
- 4S Shop
- Automotive Repair Shop
- By Type
- Cross Flow Booths
- Down Draft Booths
- Side Down Draft Booths
- Open Face Booths
- Others (Reverse Flow Booths, etc.)
Key Players Identified in the Automotive Spray Booths Market include but are not limited to:
Global Finishing Solutions LLC, Dalby Engineering Ltd, Blowtherm USA, Usi Italia, Nova Verta, Guangzhou Yoki Machinery Import & Export Co.,Ltd., Fujitoronics K.K., Spray Tech / Junair, Guangdong Jingzhongjing Industrial Painting Equipment Co., Ltd., Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions, Spraybooth Technology Limited, Spray Systems, Inc., Todd Engineering Ltd., Eagle Equipment, and GZ GUANGLI EFE Co., Ltd. among others