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 what would have been 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 5% over the five years through 2014-15 to reach £428.3 million... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
For every £1.00 spent on capital, industry companies spend approximately £2.18 on labour. This equates to a high level of capital intensity. Capital intensity decreased over the past five years. This occurred as industry operators cut back on new investments in capital at a faster rate than they cut back on labour costs. The cutbacks strengthened during the financial crisis in order to maintain profit levels.
Manufacturing is generally an automated assembly line process. Some motorcycles are produced by smaller companies that do not use robotic assembly lines. However, the majority of products assembled in the industry require significant automated processes and capital investment... purchase to read more