Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Glazing industry comprises companies and independent contractors that are primarily engaged in the installation of glass and glass products for residential, public and commercial buildings, as well as maintenance and repairs. At the start of the five-year period through 2016-17, an uncertain economic recovery and poor demand conditions from both residential and commercial construction led to volatile industry revenue. Since 2013-14 the industry has turned a corner and has grown consistently as construction demand has stabilised. Despite a continued lack of skilled labour restricting further growth, current operating conditions are considerably better than they have been for some time. The industry is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.6%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The Glazing industry is highly fragmented. The four largest operators, Glassolutions Saint-Gobain Ltd, Lindner Facades Ltd, Permasteelisa (UK) Ltd and Evander Glazing and Locks Ltd, are estimated to account for just 15.3% of industry revenue. These larger operators are active across the United Kingdom, but the overall industry is characterised by its many small-scale, regional contractors. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately 94.8% of industry enterprises employ fewer than 10 employees and 84.7% employ fewer than five employees, indicating the fragmented nature of the industry.
Industry consolidation is expected to continue rising slowly as larger operators take advantage of strong relationships with downstream contractors and expand their market shares. Mer.. purchase to read more