In the late 1940s and 1950s, the ignition unit consisted of an ignition coil and distributor that delivered the voltage generated by
the ignition coil to the ignition plugs. Following this product, mechanical power distribution evolved into electronically distributed power. By the early 1980s, the integrated ignition assembly appeared, combining the distributor, ignition coil and driving circuit (igniter). This basically eliminated the need for a high-voltage cable between the ignition coil an distributor, thereby further improving product reliability.
Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this global market study includes:
- Automotive OE ignition coils, spark plugs, glow plugs, LPG/CNG spark plugs fitment and market size data for the top 14* markets
- A review of the latest technological developments and market trends (including "smart" systems, pencil-type ignition coils, compact designs, high-energy, Di Motronic, continuous current systems, electronic control glow plugs, ceramic plugs, advanced insulator materials, fuel efficient plugs)
- Regional supplier market share data tables and commentary
- Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers including Federal-Mogul, Ambixtra Sustainable Technologies, NGK, Autolite, Pulstar, Delphi, Denso Europe (news and interviews only available in QUBE)
- Updated profiles of the major automotive ignition suppliers including their strategies and prospects