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 2013

Getting a lift: Improving economic conditions will stimulate sales

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.

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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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Lifting and Handling Equipment Manufacturing industry has faced challenging conditions over the past five years because weak domestic demand, rising import penetration and falling exports have all reduced demand for the products manufactured by industry participants. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 4.3% over the five years through 2013-14. Domestic demand contracted when industrial production and construction activity fell sharply at the start of the period and has remained relatively weak since then. Demand from other businesses for lifting and handling equipment dampened as they faced challenging conditions.

In 2013-14, industry revenue is forecast to increase by 2.2% to £2.9... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry in the industry are considered high overall, but vary significantly by segment.

Industry operators in the United Kingdom tend to focus on niche products involving relatively high levels of manufacturing and product technologies and expertise, where products are made to order or where product quality and advice is crucial to end users. Some companies have also developed strong export markets. These companies have usually built a strong reputation and often provide their customers with sound technical advice. Imports are significant due to the dominance of foreign companies in global markets in many market segments. Some segments, like forklift trucks and people-moving lifts and escalators, are dominated by large foreign-owned global companies... 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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