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Compressor Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Compressor Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C28.132 | Oct 2016

Up in the air: Industry growth continues, but is limited by imports and manufacturing capacity

The Compressor Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Gardner Denver Ltd Gardner Denver Ltd market share
Howden Group Howden Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Weak exports, intense import competition and a decrease in operators limited industry growth
  • Price drops and quality improvements ensured that import competition remained intense
  • Improvements in industrial production activity are expected to increase demand for compressors
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry is heavily influenced by trends in industrial production activity, construction activity and the performance of the oil and gas sector, as they are key downstream markets. Imports and exports also have a major influence on performance. However, both imports and exports are inflated by re-exports.

The industry rebounded after declining during the first year of the period. Commercial construction activity fell sharply at the start of the period which negatively affected industry revenue, however it increased again over the following years and stimulated demand for compressors. Although industrial production activity was slow and hindered demand for compressors, demand for parts increased as firms opted to repair compressors instead of replacing them... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Compressor Manufacturing industry are high, but vary between segments. Competition from international players is high. Opportunities in niche markets do exist, but having access to the latest technology, either in-house or through links with global suppliers, is important.

It can be difficult to recruit employees with adequate skills in this industry. Production employees need to have skills related to machinery and computer-aided, numerically controlled tools and manufacturing techniques.

Industry operators manufacture a diverse range of products. In some segments, larger operators offer a diverse range of products to meet the needs of customers. The difficulty of offering an extensive range can raise barriers to entry.

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Additional Insights for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Market research and understanding
  • Have a cost effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as MSCI World Index and Real gross fixed investment in the Compressor Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Compressor Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture air and other gas compressors. Products include compressors for refrigeration equipment, air compressors mounted on a wheeled chassis for towing, turbo compressors, reciprocating-displacement compressors, rotary-displacement compressors and multi-shaft compressors. The production of compressor parts is also included in the industry. The manufacture of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment is not covered.

    Industry Products
    PartsMulti-shaft screw compressorsReciprocating-displacement compressorsCompressors for refrigeration
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing multi-shaft compressorsManufacturing reciprocating-displacement compressorsManufacturing compressors for refrigeration equipmentManufacturing compressor parts

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • MSCI World Index
  • Real gross fixed investment
  • Industrial production index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Total value of construction
  • Current Performance
  • Domestic demand trends
  • International trade influences
  • Margins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand conditions
  • Import competition
  • Margin pressure
  • Table: Compressor Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Compressor Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Pipeline Transport
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Parts
  • Multi-shaft screw compressors
  • Reciprocating-displacement compressors
  • Compressors for refrigeration
  • Other
  • Chart: Compressor Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial production
  • Construction industries
  • Oil and gas extraction and exploration
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Compressor Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Howden Group Ltd
    Gardner Denver Ltd
  • Table: Howden Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Gardner Denver Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A gasket is a mechanical seal that fills the space between two or more mating surfaces.
  • Reciprocating-Displacement Compressors
  • These are positive-displacement compressors that use pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver gases at high pressure.
  • Vapour-Compression Refrigeration
  • This uses a circulating liquid refrigerant as the medium to absorb and remove heat from the space to be cooled.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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