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Metal Structure Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Metal Structure Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C25.110 | Feb 2017

Fragile foundations: Low business confidence slows construction activity and limits growth

IBISWorld’s Metal Structure Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Kingspan Group Ltd Kingspan Group Ltd market share
Tata Steel Europe Limited Tata Steel Europe Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • An influx of cheap imported steel from Russia and China has damaged industry revenue
  • Intensifying import competition has offset growing demand from the construction market
  • A relatively weak pound is expected to boost the competitiveness of exports in the short term
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Metal Structure Manufacturing industry produces a range of products. Steel beams, purlins, trusses and brackets are essential for constructing multi-storey buildings, wide-span structures and roofs. Prefabricated metal buildings are used for applications ranging from classrooms, tourist cabins and Olympic venues to the construction of site offices and public toilets. The industry is expected to generate revenue of £6.1 billion in the current year, a decrease of 3.5% on the previous year. Industry revenue is projected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.2% over the five years through 2016-17. Despite strong demand from the domestic construction industry, metal structure manufacturers have suffered due to the influx of cheap imported steel from China and Russia... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Metal Structure Manufacturing industry vary widely across different product segments. The capital input to begin operations is not particularly high, depending on the scale of the operation, and much of the metal stamping and fabricating machinery can be leased or purchased second-hand. New entrants may find it difficult to gain access to the larger clients in a regional market because existing suppliers often already have long-term arrangements in place.

Advances in technology generally target product innovation and improvement or the improvement of production processes. Technological advancements in the production process can help operators maintain a competitive cost structure by controlling manufacturing and operating expenses. New.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Marketing of differentiated products
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from electricity and telecommunications infrastructure construction in the Metal Structure Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture structural metal products such as metal frameworks, parts for construction and industrial frameworks.

    Industry Products
    Metal frameworks for construction Metal parts for construction Metal frameworks for industrial usePrefabricated buildings
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing metal frameworks or skeletons for construction Manufacturing metal parts for construction Manufacturing metal frameworks for industrial applications Manufacturing prefabricated buildings mainly made from metal

    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 commercial building construction
  • Demand from electricity and telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Demand from bridge and tunnel construction
  • Current Performance
  • Difficult conditions
  • Constructing demand
  • Major closures
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand builds up
  • International operations
  • Technological development
  • Table: Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Bridge & Tunnel Construction
  • Electricity & Telecommunications Infrastructure Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Metal frameworks for construction
  • Prefabricated buildings
  • Metal parts for construction
  • Metal frameworks for industrial use
  • Chart: Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial property construction
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Residential construction and households
  • Sport and recreation sector
  • Agricultural sector
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Structure 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
  • Depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Structure Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Kingspan Group Ltd
    Tata Steel Europe Limited
  • Table: Kingspan Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Tata Steel Europe Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Structure 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 Metal Structure Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A formed component used to bear loads on construction projects. Common steel beams include I-beams, H-beams, T-beams and U-beams.
  • Cold-Rolled Structural Shapes
  • Beams, angles, bars and plates that are formed by passing metal through rollers to bend or deform it.
  • Purlin
  • A horizontal structural component in a roof that sits on rafters or beams and supports the load from the roof deck.

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