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Sourcing and Procurement Overview: Global Air Filters Market

The players in the global air filters market seem to have hit the jackpot with the market growth showing a steady rise in the past few years. The automobile industry is one of the major contributors to the growth of the air filters industry. Thanks to the ever-increasing increasing rate of automobile demand and production, the demand, and profits for air filters is also expected to skyrocket in the years to come. Furthermore, the increasing rate of replacement of air filters in industrial facilities is also one of the major contributors to the effective sourcing and procurement of air filters by companies. Here is a look at the global air filters market and related sourcing and procurement opportunities and challenges in a nutshell:

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Global Air Filters Market

Spend potential and key markets

As mentioned earlier, the rise in the demand for automobiles has consequently contributed to a major portion of the demand for air filters. But interestingly, this does not mean that this industry will show an equal sign of growth in all parts of the world. In countries like South America, there is an increased demand for sourcing and procurement of air filters from end-user industries such as oil and gas and automobile. However, in the North American and Europe, the demand is expected to shrink owing to factors such as low aftermarket sales and a shift in end-user industries to low-cost countries of South America and APAC.

In regions such as South America and MEA, global suppliers operate through distribution channels to cater to the demand of end-user industries. Global suppliers are likely to dominate the regional supply market during the forecast period because of their long-term strategic partnerships with buyers, especially from the oil and gas industry.

Cost analysis: Supplier costing

There are a lot of components that go into the making of a final product. In this case, steel and plastics are the key raw materials that are being used. The bad news is that the rising steel and plastic prices are likely to impact the prices of air filters during the forecast period. Moreover, growing R&D investments for continuous product development to provide high-quality products will also act as a major contributor to the rising prices.

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Supplier selection and procurement best practices

Sourcing and procurement are critical operations for any company as they impact the overall efficiency of the business. When it comes to filters, buyers should collaborate with suppliers for efficient demand planning by reducing the ad hoc purchases. It should also be cross-checked by the buyers if the suppliers provide periodic predictive maintenance that helps in analyzing the product’s health. It helps in the reduction of losses caused due to sudden failure of filters. Furthermore, frequent maintenance aids to enhance the product lifecycle of air filters is highly essential in the case of sourcing and procurement.

Top five suppliers of air filters

  • DENSO Corporation
  • MANN+HUMMEL
  • MAHLE GmbH
  • Donaldson Company, Inc.
  • Parker Hannifin Corp.

All about the global air filter market

The global air filters market is a dynamic industry that encompasses various types of filters, end-use sectors, applications, and regions. The market is driven by the increasing demand for clean and healthy air in both residential and commercial spaces. Air filters are essential in maintaining indoor air quality by removing pollutants, allergens, and contaminants.

  • The market is segmented based on the type of filters, including HEPA filters, activated carbon filters, electrostatic precipitators, and others. Each type of filter has its own unique features and benefits, catering to different air purification needs.
  • End-use sectors for air filters include residential, commercial, industrial, and others. Residential sectors primarily include homes and apartments, while commercial sectors include offices, hospitals, schools, and other public spaces. Industrial sectors encompass manufacturing facilities, power plants, and other industrial settings.
  • Applications of air filters range from HVAC systems, automobiles, cleanrooms, gas turbines, and others. These applications require specific types of filters to effectively remove particulate matter, gases, and odors.
  • The demand for air filters is influenced by factors such as increasing urbanization, growing awareness about air pollution, stringent regulations on indoor air quality, and technological advancements in filter materials and designs.
  • The market is geographically segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Each region has its own market dynamics and growth opportunities.
  • Competition in the air filters market is intense, with numerous players competing for market share. Key players in the industry include 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc., Parker Hannifin Corporation, Camfil AB, and Mann+Hummel Group, among others.

Overall, the global air filters market is expected to witness steady growth in the coming years, driven by the increasing need for clean air and the implementation of stricter regulations on air quality.


SpendEdge’s procurement report offers strategic insights on the supply market for air filters and helps category managers to gain information on the procurement trends, pricing models, supply market, and key sourcing procurement challenges affecting the global air filter market.


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