Strong foundations: Rising investment in commercial construction reinforces growth

The Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry uses raw metal materials to produce a range of products including steel beams, trusses and brackets that are essential for the construction of multi-storey buildings, wide-span structures and roofs. The industry has benefited from a construction boom in the Republic of Ireland over the past five years, as strengthening economic conditions have encouraged investment in residential and commercial developments. Expanding demand has enabled industry operators to pass on the effects of volatile raw material prices to downstream consumers, sustaining strong average industry profit margins. Meanwhile, product development, mainly focused around energy efficiency, has supported demand for value-added more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Downstream clients' rising investments in commercial construction supports demand
  • Import competition is likely to intensify as overseas operators take advantage of lower operating costs
  • Increased investment in the construction of large buildings is likely to support demand for industry products
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry vary between product segments. In general, the capital input required to begin operations is not particularly high, as much of the metal stamping and fabricating machinery can be leased or purchased second-hand. However, new entrants may find it difficult to secure large supply contracts for major construction projects. New entrants may also lack the financial capability and expertise required to innovate new products, which could affect competitiveness. Large operators benefit from economies of scale, and are therefore able to offer more competitive prices than smaller players. Nevertheless, new entrants are able to gain a foothold in the industry by focusing on regional markets. This is reflected by the highly fragmented nature of the industry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as residential building construction index and Government capital expenditure in the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing in Ireland Industry?

    This industry involves the manufacture of structural metal products such as metal frameworks or parts for construction. This also includes fabricated metal used in external and internal parts of buildings including doors and windows made from metal.

    Industry Products
  • Metal frameworks for construction
  • Prefabricated buildings
  • Metal parts for construction
  • Metal frameworks for industrial use
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing metal frameworks or skeletons for construction
  • Manufacturing metal parts for construction
  • Manufacturing metal frameworks for industrial applications
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • residential building construction index
  • Government capital expenditure
  • World price of steel
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Exchange rate - euros per US dollar

  • Current Performance
    Demand from constructionOutput and employmentIndustry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Building demandNew entrantsLimited margins
  • Table: Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Production in Ireland
  • Warehousing & Storage in Ireland
  • Building Construction in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Metal frameworks for construction
  • Prefabricated buildings
  • Metal parts for construction
  • Metal frameworks for industrial use
  • Chart: Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Non-residential property construction
  • Residential property construction
  • Other sectors
  • Civil engineering
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Structural Metal Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Kingspan Ltd,
  • Table: Kingspan Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A formed component used to bear loads on construction projects. Common steel beams include I-beams, H-beams, T-beams and U-beams.
  • Prefabricated Structure
  • Off-site assembly of a metal structure
  • Purlin
  • A horizontal structural component in a roof that sits on rafters or beams and supports the load from the roof deck.
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