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Wooden Container Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Wooden Container Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C16.240 | Oct 2016

Boxed in: Challenges for the industry due to intense competition from alternative products

The Wooden Container Manufacturing 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
Scott Group Ltd Scott Group Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£621m
Annual Growth 12-17
2.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
5,798
Businesses
400
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for wooden containers is driven by trends in manufacturing activity, wholesaling activity, UK export levels and the subsequent demand for the transportation and storage of goods. The industry rebounded over the past five years after declining at the start of the period when dwindling manufacturing activity, falling UK exports and weak wholesaling activity eroded demand. Industry revenue growth in the subsequent years was attributable to improvements in wholesaling activity. Increased timber prices also contributed positively as operators raised prices to pass on some of the cost increases to customers. However, manufacturing activity remained weak and on the whole UK exports decreased, which curtailed expansion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Wooden pallets

Annual UK pallet production ranges from 55 to 60 million newly manufactured units, including those with two- and four-way access for forklifts. Pallet manufacturers also produce pallet collars and a folding steel-hinged accessory, which allows for safer stacking and transport. Some manufacturers also produce box pallets, which are heavy-duty corrugated cardboard boxes mounted on a wooden pallet for ease of lifting and transport. The majority of this segment is made up of flat pallets and pallet collars, with box pallets and load boards accounting for a much smaller percentage of industry revenue.

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What is the Wooden Container Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures wooden containers such as pallets, boxes, barrels and cable drums. These are used to transport and store a wide variety of goods. The manufacture of containers from compressed wood is not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Flat pallets and pallet collars Box pallets and load boardsCases, boxes and similar packagingCable drums
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing cases, boxes and other wooden packagingManufacturing two- and four-way pallets and other wooden load boards Manufacturing barrels, tubs and other wooden coopers' productsManufacturing wooden cable drums


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