Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry has been subject to difficult conditions. In recent years, domestic manufacturers have faced competition from cheaper alternatives to their ceramic products. Sanitary fixtures made from plastic, PVC or stainless steel have consistently gained favour, contributing to a gradual decline in industry revenue. Imports of ceramic products have also destabilised local producers. Additionally, demand for industry products was hit hard by the economic downturn and the subsequent collapse in construction activity. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to contract at a compound annual rate of 1.4% during the five years through 2015-16 to £112.5 million... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Industry activity is heavily concentration in the West Midlands. The region houses Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, a key ceramic manufacturing base known informally as 'The Potteries'.
The West Midlands
The West Midlands is home to 36% of all firms operating in the Ceramic Sanitary Fixtures Manufacturing industry. Ideal Standard International continues sanitaryware manufacturing operations at Armitage in Staffordshire. The Bristan Group head office is itself located in Tamworth, Staffordshire. TCL Manufacturing (Perrin and Rowe in the UK) also operates its sanitaryware manufacturing plant in Tamworth, Staffordshire. The Imperial Bathroom Company Limited has manufacturing operations at Walsall in the West Midlands. The.. purchase to read more