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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

The Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Nacco Materials Handling Group, Ltd Nacco Materials Handling Group, Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£3bn
Annual Growth 11-16
7.1%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
19,328
Businesses
891
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 Investment Chapter

The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs are indicative of a high level of investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment, suggesting high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs are indicative of high labour intensity.

The industry exhibits a medium level of capital intensity, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:3.62 in 2015-16. This indicates that for every £1.00 spend on capital, an estimated £3.62 is spent on labour... 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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