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

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Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C28.220 | Jul 2014

Lift off: Economic growth continues to stimulate sales

IBISWorld’s Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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' views on their future performance and 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 60% of revenue derived from exports.

The industry faced mixed conditions over the past five years. Early on, the economic downturn and adverse conditions across key downstream markets heavily constrained demand for lifting and handling equipment, causing a plunge in revenue of 22.3% in 2009-10 and 5.7% in 2010-11... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The West Midlands, East Midlands and 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, being home to major cities Manchester and Liverpool.

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a relatively high concentration of industry establishments. Northern Ireland benefits from having cheap land and labour and good proximity to ports. The industry's largest player, Nacco Materials Handling, manufactures Hyster and Yale forklifts in Craigavon, County Armagh... 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 carrierWorks truckMechanical manipulator and industrial robotConveyorLift, escalator and moving walkwayManufacturing specialised parts for lifting and handling equipment

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