Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Infrastructure Maintenance Services industry has performed reasonably well over the past five years, despite some government spending constraints. The industry was relatively sheltered from these restrictions as existing infrastructure generally requires a degree of consistent repair and maintenance work, regardless of market conditions. There have also been certain areas of infrastructure that the government has invested heavily in over recent years. For instance, UK roads and motorways have received large-scale investment through Highways England. Its smart motorways programme, which is focused on transforming large stretches of UK motorways, has also supplied a steady stream of work for industry operators... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry is characterised by a moderate level of capital intensity due to a large variety of equipment required by industry participants. Outside of basic administration requirements, businesses use varying levels of equipment depending on their specialisation and the technical level of service provided. Industry operators often require heavy machinery for road and rail works, as well as more complex jobs involving design and operation potentially requiring skilled workers with engineering backgrounds. These workers are likely to use advanced computer aided design software to help them, and also require tools and machinery for installation. The industry currently spends £4.67 on labour for every £1.00 of capital invested.
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