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Hollow Glass Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Hollow Glass Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.130 | May 2017

Chip in the glass: Revenue growth is expected to slow owing to reduced consumer confidence

IBISWorld’s Hollow Glass Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Allied Glass Containers Ltd Allied Glass Containers Ltd market share
Ardagh Glass Ltd Ardagh Glass Ltd market share
Encirc Ltd Encirc Ltd market share
O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd market share
Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Revenue growth has been muted as business and consumer confidence have both declined
  • Demand for discretionary goods such as spirits, perfume and cosmetics has risen, supporting industry growth
  • Customisation is expected to safeguard demand for industry products from the breweries market
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry produces a range of glass containers and other glass-based products. The industry is forecast to generate revenue of £985.3 million in 2017-18, a 0.4% decrease on the previous year. The industry’s performance is dependent on downstream demand for hollow glass, which primarily comes from food and beverage producers. Hollow glass manufacturers have been battling for business amongst themselves and competing with substitute products like plastic packing materials. This has stifled revenue in some years because the industry conceded ground to alternative packaging materials and internal competition decreased sales prices and returns... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

IBISWorld estimates that the Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry is responsible for more than half of the total glass output in the United Kingdom. The industry is forecast to produce over 2.2 million tonnes of glass and generate revenue of £985.3 million in 2017-18. Hollow glass manufacturers have generally fared better than those in comparable industries such as the Flat Glass Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report C23.110). Hollow glass is used to package food and beverages, and consumer demand for these products is relatively stable, which helps to insulate the industry somewhat from economic volatility. The industry also caters to the packaging needs of cosmetics, perfume and pharmaceutical markets. Fla.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from beer production and Demand from fruit and vegetable processing in the Hollow Glass Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture hollow or container glass products by melting silica sand or cullet and fabricating it into finished products. These can include drinking glasses, glass bottles and jars used to package beverages and foodstuffs.

    Industry Products
    Clear bottles and containers Green bottles and containersAmber bottles and containersTableware and kitchenware
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing glass and crystal bottlesManufacturing glass and crystal jars, canisters and decantersManufacturing drinking glassesManufacturing other domestic glass or crystal articles

    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
  • Demand from beer production
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable processing
  • Demand from plastic packing goods manufacturing
  • Demand from spirit production
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from perfume and cosmetics manufacturing
  • Current Performance
  • Alternative packaging
  • Tough transport
  • Increasing expenditure
  • International trade
  • Market structure and margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Enduring competition
  • Regulation and profit
  • Settling uncertainty
  • International trade
  • Table: Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • Spirit Production
  • Cider Production
  • Beer Production
  • Soft Drink Production
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
  • Industrial Equipment Wholesaling
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Printing
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply
  • Products & Services
  • Clear bottles and containers
  • Green bottles and containers
  • Amber bottles and containers
  • Tableware and kitchenware
  • Chart: Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Bottles
  • Containers and jars
  • Kitchenware, tableware and ornaments
  • Substitute products
  • Major Markets
  • Breweries
  • Fruit and vegetable processors
  • Spirits manufacturers
  • Non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers
  • Alcopop manufacturers
  • Perfume, cosmetics and pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hollow Glass 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
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hollow Glass Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ardagh Glass Ltd
    Encirc Ltd
    O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd
    Allied Glass Containers Ltd
    Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd
  • Table: Ardagh Glass Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Encirc Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: O-I Manufacturing UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Allied Glass Containers Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Stolzle Flaconnage Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hollow Glass 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 Hollow Glass Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Pellets of raw glass or pieces of broken recycled glass that are melted to produce usable glass forms.
  • Flaconnage
  • Elaborate and decorative glass containers for cosmetics, perfume and pharmaceutical products.
  • Flint Glass
  • A heavy and durable glass characterized by its brilliance, clarity and refractive quality.
  • Pet Bottles
  • Bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is light, strong and can be recycled.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Hollow Glass Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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