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

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

Elevating performance: Resurgent construction and manufacturing activity supports growth

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 across a range of industries to help move materials, goods and people. Demand for lifting and handling equipment is affected by the performance of major downstream industries. The industry's major customers are manufacturers, construction companies and freight-handling firms. As well as British firms, the industry relies heavily on export markets, with almost 54% of revenue derived from exports.

Industry conditions have improved over the past five years following a recession-induced trough immediately prior to the start of the period. The economic downturn and adverse conditions across key downstream markets constrained demand for lifting and handling equipment, causing three consecutive years of heavy revenue declines through 2010-11... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The West Midlands, the East Midlands and the North West

The East and West Midlands have a high concentration of industry establishments. Both regions have long been associated with manufacturing due to their geographical proximity to major population centres, access to road and rail links, and relatively cheap land and labour. The North West is another key region for the industry, and another region which long been a manufacturing hub, being home to major cities Manchester and Liverpool. The North West is also home to the Port of Liverpool.

The South East

The South East is another important region for the industry. The South East has the second-largest regional economy and the largest population in the United Kingdom... 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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