Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Motorcycle Manufacturing industry peaked in the 1960s and has been consolidating since. Only one major manufacturer remains in the United Kingdom, however its success has been driving the industry forward. Nonetheless, the remaining companies in this industry have managed to find their place on the global market, with exports accounting for over half of revenue. Accelerating demand from European markets has supported growth over the past five years. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 10.4% over the five years through 2012-13 to reach £418.5 million.
Production stalled in 2009-10 and 2010-11, mainly in response to plummeting consumer confidence during the economic downturn... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
For every pound of capital employed, industry companies spend approximately £2.20 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 as a faster rate than lower labour costs brought about by cost-cutting strategies by most players. The cutbacks strengthened during the financial crisis in order to maintain profit levels.
Manufacturing is generally an automated assembly line process. Some motorcycles in this industry are produced by smaller companies that do not use robotic assembly lines. However, the majority of products assembled in this industry require significant automated processes and capital investment... purchase to read more