Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Motorcycle Manufacturing industry was on the brink of collapse until the rejuvenation of Triumph in the 1980s, which sparked an industry revival. Triumph remains the only major manufacturer in the industry and the company contributes the majority of industry revenue. Triumph's success over the past five years has driven industry revenue through an otherwise difficult period. Although other companies are considerably smaller, they have managed to find their place in the global market by successfully targeting niche markets. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 6.1% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach £432.3 million.
The industry has proven resilient to the economic downturn and Triumph has maintained high demand levels... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The East Midlands has the largest proportion of industry establishments, with the regions accounting for just over 20%. East Midlands's prominence is not surprising as the region is the heart of British motor racing, a traditional manufacturing hub and is popular within the automotive subdivision. The region also has good supply chain infrastructure (e.g. motorways, rail links and pipelines). The region is close to the nearby populous areas of London, Birmingham and the North West. Locating nearby downstream markets is important for the industry and motorcycles dealers are more likely to be located in areas with higher populations. In terms of revenue, the East Midlands contributes a far higher proportion to the industry... purchase to read more