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Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C28.220 | Jul 2016

Handling it: Growing business capital expenditure has boosted demand for industry equipment

IBISWorld’s Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Nacco Materials Handling Group, Ltd Nacco Materials Handling Group, Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Lifting and handling equipment is used across a range of industries to help move materials, goods and people. Demand for lifting and handling equipment is affected by the performance of major downstream industries. The industry's major customers are manufacturers, construction companies and freight-handling firms. As well as British firms, the industry relies heavily on export markets, with over 50% of revenue derived from exports.

Industry conditions have improved over the past five years. Revenue bounced back strongly during the base year, as economic conditions began to improve and distributors restocked inventories. Revenue has since grown, as construction and freight handling activity rebounded... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The four largest industry participants are expected to account for 17.8% of industry revenue in 2016-17, indicating that the industry has a low level of concentration. The largest player, Hyster-Yale Group Ltd, is estimated to have a market share of 10%. All remaining players are estimated to have market shares of less than 5%, although some are large global players.

The industry is characterised by a large number of small players specialising in a narrow range of products. This is confirmed by the fact that 77% of firms employed fewer than 20 workers in 2015. However, market share concentration varies across products segments. For instance, the level of market share concentration is very high in the lift trucks and the lifts and escalators segments... purchase to read more


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What is the Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture lifting and handling equipment. This includes hand-operated or power-driven lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery. The manufacture of conveyors, lifts, escalators, moving walkways and specialised parts for lifting and handling equipment is also included. The manufacture of continuous-action elevators, floating cranes and mechanical shovels is not covered by this industry.

Industry Products
Forklifts and work trucksCranesElevators and conveyors for moving materials and goodsPulley tackle, hoists, winches and capstansEscalators, lifts and moving paths for moving people
Industry Activities
Hand-operated or power-driven lifting, handling, loading or unloading machineryPulley tackle and hoist, winch, capstan and jackDerrick, crane, mobile lifting frame and straddle carrierWork truckMechanical manipulator and industrial robotConveyorLift, escalator and moving walkwayManufacturing specialised parts for lifting and handling equipment

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