Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C28.220 | Jun 2015

Lift off: Demand for forklifts is expected to increase in emerging markets in the future

IBISWorld’s Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Nacco Materials Handling Group, Ltd Nacco Materials Handling Group, Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Lifting and handling equipment is used to help move materials, goods and people across a range of industries. Demand for lifting and handling equipment is affected by businesses' confidence regarding their future performance and the general level of economic activity. The industry's major customers are manufacturers, construction companies and freight-handling firms. As well as British firms, the industry is heavily reliant on export markets, with almost 54% of revenue derived from exports.

Industry conditions have gradually improved over the past five years after a recession-induced trough... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The four largest industry participants are expected to account for 19.7% of industry revenue in 2015-16, indicating that the industry has a low level of concentration. The largest player, Nacco Materials Handling Group Ltd, is estimated to have a market share of 12%. All remaining players are estimated to have market shares of less than 5%, although some are large global players.

The industry is characterised by a large number of small players specialising in a narrow range of products. This is confirmed by the fact that 76.6% of firms employed fewer than 20 workers in 2014. However, market share concentration varies across products segments. For instance, the level of market share concentration is very high in the lift trucks and the lifts and escalators segments... purchase to read more


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What is the Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture lifting and handling equipment. This includes hand-operated or power-driven lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery. The manufacture of conveyors, lifts, escalators, moving walkways and specialised parts for lifting and handling equipment is also included. The manufacture of continuous-action elevators, floating cranes and mechanical shovels is not covered by this industry.

Industry Products
Forklifts and work trucksCranesElevators and conveyors for moving materials and goodsPulley tackle, hoists, winches and capstansEscalators, lifts and moving paths for moving people
Industry Activities
Hand-operated or power-driven lifting, handling, loading or unloading machineryPulley tackle and hoist, winch, capstan and jackDerrick, crane, mobile lifting frame and straddle carrierWork truckMechanical manipulator and industrial robotConveyorLift, escalator and moving walkwayManufacturing specialised parts for lifting and handling equipment

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