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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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising import penetration has restricted the industry's growth over the past five years
  • Increased import penetration exerted considerable pricing pressure on the industry
  • The government's support for the manufacturing sector is expected to boost industry demand
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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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Additional Insights for the Wooden Container Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Economies of scale
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Providing superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Demand from cardboard packaging and paper bag manufacturing in the Wooden Container Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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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


    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
  • Industrial production index
  • Demand from cardboard packaging and paper bag manufacturing
  • Timber price index
  • Value of goods exports
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand conditions
  • Threat from substitutes
  • Margins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand expands
  • Growth restrictions
  • Margins widen
  • Table: Wooden Container Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wooden Container Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Spirit Production
  • Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Building Material Wholesaling
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing
  • Sawmilling & Wood Planing
  • Products & Services
  • Flat pallets and pallet collars
  • Cases, boxes and similar packaging
  • Cable drums
  • Other
  • Box pallets and load boards
  • Chart: Wooden Container Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Pallet pool operatives
  • General manufacturers
  • Wholesale and shipping firms
  • Distillers and cable makers
  • Agricultural industries
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wooden Container 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
  • Utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wooden Container Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wooden Container Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Scott Group Investments Ltd
  • Table: Scott Group Investments Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wooden Container 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 Wooden Container 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
    Cable Drum
  • An object that electric cables, tubing, textiles and rope can be spooled onto for storage and transportation.
  • Pallet Collar
  • A device that creates a box on top of a pallet. Pallet collars reduce the risk of goods on top of the pallet slipping and causing an injury.
  • Pallet Pool
  • An organisation that owns and rents pallets to customers, tracks the one-way trip pallets and collects them for reuse.

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    • 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
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