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Light Metal Casting in the UK: Market Research Report

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Light Metal Casting Market Research Report | SIC C24.530 | Feb 2017

Reliable support: Demand for cars and spending on aircraft fittings are projected to rise

The Light Metal Casting market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Howmet Ltd Howmet Ltd market share
JVM Castings Ltd JVM Castings Ltd market share
Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK Ltd Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK Ltd market share
Montupet (UK) Ltd Montupet (UK) Ltd market share
Ryman Limited Ryman Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Despite strong demand, industry revenue has been affected by volatile metal prices
  • Operations unable to establish a competitive edge have been forced out of the industry
  • High orders for lightweight aircraft are expected to support industry demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Light metals, such as aluminium, titanium and magnesium, have a low atomic weight. They are cast into components for many engineered products, including automotive and aerospace parts. As a result, the industry's largest downstream markets are motor vehicle manufacturers and aerospace manufacturers. The industry is moderately concentrated, with only three firms – Montupet (UK) Ltd, Ryobi Aluminium Castings (UK) Ltd and Howmet Ltd – holding market shares greater than 10%.

The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report C29.100) has grown strongly since the economic downturn. This has been largely a result of increasing export volumes to developing countries. Jaguar Land Rover has led this trend with great success, which has encouraged others to follow suit... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Barriers to entry are moderate in many parts of the industry, as evidenced by the large number of small companies. However, barriers to entry are relatively high for manufacturers focused on complex casting production that demands more advanced technology. Only specialist foundries have the technical capability to supply some types of castings. Thus few companies hold strong market share in segments where scale and access to technology are important, such as in the aerospace and automotive markets. Some leading customers, particularly in the automotive industries, have formed long-term strategic partnerships with foundries.

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Additional Insights for the Light Metal Casting Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Light Metal Casting Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing and Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing in the Light Metal Casting industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Light Metal Casting Industry?

    The industry consists of companies that cast light metals, such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium.

    Industry Products
    Automotive componentsAerospace components
    Industry Activities
    Casting light metalsCasting semi-finished products

    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 aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Demand from aircraft repair, maintenance and overhaul
  • Industrial production index
  • Current Performance
  • Automotive demand
  • On cloud nine
  • Manufacturing volatility
  • Competition and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Foreign competition
  • High flying
  • Trends in trade
  • Downstream markets
  • Table: Light Metal Casting Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Light Metal Casting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Other Non-Ferrous Metal Production
  • Products & Services
  • Automotive components
  • Other
  • Aerospace components
  • Chart: Light Metal Casting Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Other markets
  • Aerospace manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Light Metal Casting 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
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Light Metal Casting
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Light Metal Casting Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Montupet (UK) Ltd
    Ryobi Aluminium Castings (UK) Ltd
    Howmet Ltd
    Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK Ltd
    JVM Castings Ltd
  • Table: Montupet (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ryobi Aluminium Castings (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Howmet Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: JVM Castings Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Light Metal Casting 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 Light Metal Casting Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A metal made by combining two or more metallic elements.
  • Die-Casting
  • A casting process whereby molten metal is forced into a metal mould under high pressure. Die-casting is cost-effective for high-volume runs.
  • Investment Casting
  • An industrial process based on lost-wax casting. The process is used to make precision parts that may not need further machining.
  • Light Metal
  • Metals such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium, which have a low atomic weight and density.
  • Sand Casting
  • A metal casting process that uses sand as the mould material.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • 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 Light Metal Casting 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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