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Railway Equipment Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Railway Equipment Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C30.200 | Mar 2016

Engines of change: As production for three major contracts begins, revenue is set to expand

IBISWorld’s Railway Equipment 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
Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The industry relies heavily on long-term rolling stock replacement contracts. These contracts have long lead times and involve periodic payments throughout the manufacturing process followed by a balloon payment when the project reaches completion. This creates revenue and profit volatility and means that industry trends often go against underlying passenger demand or economic circumstances. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.9% to reach £1.5 billion. Over the period, Bombardier remained the only major train manufacturer in the United Kingdom with a market share of over 50%. Therefore, industry trends largely reflected the performance of Bombardier... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs indicate substantial investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment, resulting in high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs indicate high labour intensity.

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity, with approximately £3.19 spent on wages for every £1.00 spent on capital. Manufacturing is relatively capital intensive as it has high capital costs because of the requisite machinery and factories. However, the level of capital intensity varies considerably between operations. For.. purchase to read more


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What is the Railway Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture rail locomotives, carriages, train parts (such as wheels) and signalling equipment. Repair and maintenance of trains, train parts and tracks are not included in the industry.

Industry Products
LocomotivesTrain partsSignalling equipmentSelf-propelled carriagesCarriages and goods wagons
Industry Activities
Electric and diesel rail locomotiveSelf-propelled railway coachService vehicleLocomotive partSignalling equipment

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