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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing industry has a medium level of concentration, with largest three players accounting for an estimated 66.3% of industry revenue in 2015-16. In reality, just one firm, Bombardier, dominates the industry and has a market share of over 50%. However, this is expected to change during the current year, as Hitachi commenced production in January 2016.

The industry also has a large number of small players operating in the industry. They are mainly independent firms specialising on producing parts, or reconditioning rolling stock. The number of small operators operating in the industry increased during the past five years, as some redundant employees started their own operations. 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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