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 £912.3 million in 2016-17, up 0.7% 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 pushed down sales prices and returns... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry is dominated by few leading players, though there are also numerous modest niche ventures. The four largest players account for an estimated 70.3% of annual revenue, while the six biggest operations account for over 80% of industry revenue between them. These players are Ardagh Glass, Allied Glass Containers, Encirc Ltd, Owens-Illinois, Stolzle Flaconnage and Beatson Clark. IBISWorld estimates that there will be approximately 50 companies operating in the industry by the end of 2016-17. This represents a slight decline in comparison to the previous year.
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