Automotive Upholstery Market

Automotive Upholstery Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report

Automotive Upholstery Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Roof Liners, Carpets, Roof Liners, Dashboards, Sun Visors, Trunk Liners, Other)By Upholstery Materials (Automotive Textiles, Leather, Plastics, Smart Fabrics, Synthetic Leather, Thermoplastic Leather, Others) By Fabric Type (Non-Woven, Woven) By Integrated Technology (Conventional, Smart Seats, Ventilated) By Vehicle Type Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles) Based On Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2028

Report ID : BMRC 1926
Number of pages : 300
Published Date : Nov 2022
Category : Automotive And Transport
Delivery Timeline : 48 hrs

Automotive Upholstery Market is valued at USD 9.05 Billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 14.05 Billion by 2028 with a CAGR of 6.48% over the forecast period.

Scope of Global Automotive Upholstery Market

Upholstery is the work of delivering cabinetwork, especially seats, with fabric or leather covers, padding, springs, and webbing. The term is applied to domestic cabinetwork and also to operations in automobiles. There are several different kinds of automotive seat upholstery such as, nylon car upholstery, polyester upholstery, leather upholstery vinyl upholstery, faux leather upholstery, and other. The need of upholstery materials is to improve cost-effectiveness, attractiveness, durability, flame resistance, and abrasion resistance. In vehicles, automotive upholstery is used to provide an aesthetic look to the interior of the vehicle to avoid noise and protect the interior of the vehicle from outside environment. Histories of automotive upholstery are year mid-1900s general motor was launched Vehicle trim and upholstery factory owned by Fisher Body Corporation / General Motors.

Covid-19 pandemic has shown a negative impact on the automotive upholstery market. In an effort to restrict the people movement, the many governments worldwide announced a complete lockdown across the various countries. In April 2020, zero number of cars sold as well as in mid-June, the dealerships resumed partial operations and completed pending deliveries. During the pandemic, several manufacturing industries were closed and halted their production for a short period due to strict rules and government guidelines. This downfall in the market was due to less demand, shortage of supply for the raw materials, labor unavailability and broken chain of manufacturing process.

The Global Automotive Upholstery Market is segmented on the basis on applications, upholstery materials, fabric type, integrated technology, vehicle type and region & country level. Based on application, the global automotive upholstery market is classified as carpets, dashboards, roof Liners, seat covers, sun visors, trunk liners and other. Base on upholstery materials, the market is classified as automotive textile, leather, plastic, smart fabrics, synthetic leather, thermoplastic polymers. Base on fabric materials, the global automotive upholstery market is classified as non-woven and woven. Based on integrated technology, the market is classified as conventional, smart seats, ventilated. Base on the vehicle, the global automotive upholstery market is classified as passenger cars and commercials vehicles.

The regions covered in automotive upholstery Market report are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Based on country level, the market of automotive upholstery is sub divided into U.S., Mexico, Canada, U.K., France, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Middle East Asia (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt) GCC, Africa, etc.

Global Automotive Upholstery Segmentation

By Application

  • Roof Liners
  • Carpets
  • Roof Liners
  • Dashboards
  • Sun visors
  • Trunk liners
  • Other

By Upholstery Materials

  • Automotive Textiles
  • Leather
  • Plastics
  • Smart fabrics
  • Synthetic leather
  • Thermoplastic leather
  • Others

By Fabric Type

  • Non-woven
  • Woven

By Integrated Technology

  • Conventional
  • Smart Seats
  • Ventilated

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars
  • Commercial Vehicles

Automotive Upholstery Manufacturers

The major players in the automotive upholstery market report are

  • Katzkin
  • Borgers Se & Co. KGaA
  • Grammer AG
  • Johnson Controls International Plc
  • Faurecia
  • Toyota Boshoku
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Acme Mills Company
  • Haartz Corporation
  • Adient PLC
  • Seiren Co.
  • Lear Corporation
  • others.


Porsche Launched Innovative 3D-Printed Bucked Seats for Greater Comfort.

On March 23rd, 2020; German automaker Porsche announced the new process for the creation of 3D-printed bucket seats. The organization aims to enable customers to choose the seats that suit them best. Central portion of the seat, the comfort layer of the base and the backrest will be produced by a 3D printer. In this seat customer choose three levels of firmness such as soft, medium, hard depending on their needs. A Porsche 3D-printed bucked seat comprises three layers of materials. There is a base of expanded polypropylene (EPP), which is bonded to a 3D-printed breathable, comfort layer. Finally, the outer skin of the seat is made of “Racetex” with a very specific perforation pattern.      

Increasing Production Rate of Vehicles, Rising End-User Demand for Comfort as Well as Personalized Automotive Interiors and Growing Awareness about the Upholstery Materials and Vehicle Safety are Driving the Market Growth

Some of the major factors driving the growth of global automotive upholstery market is increasing production rate of all types of vehicles such as four wheeler and others and rising end-user demand for comfort, and personalized automotive interiors. In year 2019, Indian auto industry sold approximately 29, 62,052 units of passenger car. The US auto industry sold approximately 3.4 million cars in year 2020. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), in 2019-20, the total passenger vehicles sales reached approximately 2.8 million, while approximately 2.7 million units were sold in FY21. According to the automotive association, it is estimated that an average family car contains about 12-14kg of upholstery materials like textiles. The largest car-producing region is Western Europe, which consumes 1,50,000 tons per annum of upholstery material such as textile for the automotive industry. Different types of upholstery materials are available in the market which includes nylon, leather, vinyl, polyester, and fabric. Automobile manufacturers use upholstery material for various applications such as auto floor mats, automotive carpeting, automotive seating, seat covers, seat belts. This is driving the growth of the global autonomous upholstery market.

In addition, growing awareness about the upholstery materials and consumer preference towards comfort features as well as vehicle safety are also fostering  market growth. Different types of upholstery materials are available such as, nylon car upholstery, polyester upholstery, vinyl, faux leather, and leather and other.  For instance; nylon mostly use in car seat upholstery because it is very durable fabric and porous as well as Vinyl upholstery are very much non-porous and pretty much waterproof. Upholstery manufacturer develop the product they have essential properties such as optimum weight, high breaking strength, tear straight, adhesion oil resistance and dimensional stability. Customers prefer the fabric such as polyester fabric because of polyester is more resistant to the particular wavelengths of UV light which penetrate the glass windows of a car.

However, the high cost of automobile upholstery and cost of raw material may hamper the growth of automotive upholstery market. In spite of that, rising demand from emerging automobile manufacturer may open more opportunities for the further growth of the global automotive upholstery market globally.            

North America is Expected to Dominate the Global Automotive Upholstery Market

North America is expected to capture the largest market share of the global automotive upholstery market especially U.S., and Canada. Automotive upholstery material is used in electric vehicles thus, the increasing demand for electric vehicles in this region is also supplementing the market growth. Upholstery used in electric vehicles as a separator in batteries and fuel cells, and for materials which reduce noises and maintain thermal comfort. In U.S. electric vehicle manufacture such as Waymo, Uber, Lucid Motors, Tesla and other are major consumers of upholstery materials.

The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness a fastest growth in the global automotive upholstery market due to the growing demand for automotive vehicles with the presence of auto manufacturing installation particularly in countries similar as China, India, and Japan. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers in 2019, Asia Pacific is the leading manufacturer for automotive vehicles with a share of around 40% in 2019. The association also stated that in 2019, Asia Pacific has been registered deals of around 80, 43,351 units of passenger vehicles which drive the growth of the automotive upholstery market. Moreover, the accelerating government enterprise and boosting the global investment for furnishing manufacturing installations of automotive vehicles in this region shall also boost the demand for automotive upholstery over the forecast period. Several companies are shifting their manufacturing installations of gearbox companies to Asia Pacific, Middle-East, and Africa regions due to the accessibility of low- cost labor.

Regions and Country

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Rest of Europe


  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
Report Analysis Details
Historical data 2015 - 2020
Forecast Period 2021 - 2028
Market Size in 2021: USD 592.4 Million 
Base year considered 2020
Forecast Period CAGR %: 11.2% 
Market Size Expected in 2028: USD 1245.6 Million 
Tables, Charts & Figures: 175
Pages 300
Automotive Upholstery Manufacturers Katzkin, Borgers Se & Co. KGaA, Grammer AG, Johnson Controls International Plc, Faurecia, Toyota Boshoku, Grupo Antolin, Acme Mills Company, Haartz Corporation, Adient PLC, Seiren Co., Lear Corporation, and others.
Segments Covered By Application, By Upholstery Materials, By Fabric Type, By Integrated Technology, By Vehicle Type
Regional Analysis North America, U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Asia Pacific, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, South America, Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, The Middle East and Africa, GCC, Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa