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Mechanical Lifting and Handling Equipment (Industrial Report) - UK - February 2014

For the purposes of this report, mechanical lifting and handling equipment are defined as mechanical aids for lifting and moving heavy objects. The industry is often referred to as ‘mechanical handling’ or as ‘materials handling’.

Traditionally, mechanical lifting and handling equipment has played a significant role in a large number of industries in the UK. The sector developed as a result of demand from heavy industries for equipment for the purposes of moving, lifting and handling raw materials and finished products. Industries involved with this type of equipment in particular have included iron and steel production, handling of coal and ore, heavy engineering and transportation. Moreover, the integration of mechanical lifting and handling equipment into other industries, specifically manufacturing, construction, distribution and transportation sectors has been extensive particularly during the 1980s and 1990s. This has partially been encouraged by the decline in the traditional end-use sectors as well as by the significant developments in other industry sectors, which require large-scale production processes, central warehousing and bulk transportation of goods. Furthermore, the efficiency of the postal and courier services, together with package handling sectors, has benefited from the increasingly sophisticated variety of mechanical lifting and handling equipment available.

Over the last two decades, mechanical lifting and handling equipment has increasingly incorporated various types of electronic controls and computer logistics, and with these, the equipment can be programmed to regulate or monitor specific operations or, indeed, to handle the total operations.

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Table of contents

  1. Executive Summary

      • The market
        • UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment up by an estimated 4% in 2013
          • Figure 1: The UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2008-13
        • Cranes and transporters account for largest single sector of the market
          • Elevators and conveyors sector demonstrated modest growth in 2013
            • Fork-lift and works trucks represented an estimated 10% of the total market in 2013
              • Figure 2: Segmentation of the UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2013
            • UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment expected to increase by 5% in real terms in 2014
              • Figure 3: Forecast UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2014-18
            • Market factors
              • UK construction activity expected to demonstrate sustained growth over the next five years
                • Figure 4: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2013-18
              • Private industrial construction activity forecast to lead GDP development over the next five years
                • Recovery in UK manufacturing output is anticipated to gather pace in 2014, although uncertainties remain
                  • Developments in warehousing and distribution to drive demand for integrated material handling solutions
                    • Companies
                      • What we think
                      • Introduction

                        • Definitions
                          • Methodology
                            • Abbreviations
                              • Market positioning
                                • UK economy
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Interest rates
                                      • Business investment
                                        • Imports
                                          • Exports
                                            • Market factors
                                              • Construction sector
                                                • Figure 5: Construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 6: Analysis of private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                • Figure 7: Analysis of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector, 2009-13
                                              • Offices
                                                • Shops
                                                  • Education
                                                    • Health
                                                      • Figure 8: Analysis of private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2009-13
                                                      • Figure 9: Analysis of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by type, 2009-13
                                                    • Offshore sector
                                                      • Figure 10: UK total capital expenditure in the oil and gas industry, by type, 2008-12
                                                    • UK business investment
                                                      • Figure 11: UK gross fixed capital formation, by type of asset, 2009-13
                                                    • UK manufacturing output
                                                      • Figure 12: Annual percentage change in UK output of the production industries, 2009-13
                                                  • Market Size and Trends

                                                    • Chapter summary
                                                      • Market size
                                                        • Figure 13: UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2009-13
                                                      • Market segmentation
                                                        • Figure 14: Segmentation of the UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                        • Figure 15: Segmentation of the UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment graph, by type, 2009-13
                                                        • Figure 16: Development of the UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                      • Market trends
                                                        • Warehousing and distribution centres
                                                          • Other end-use sectors
                                                            • Health and safety
                                                              • Winding, jacking and lifting equipment
                                                                • Cranes and transporters
                                                                  • Fork-lift and works trucks
                                                                    • Lifts and escalators
                                                                      • Supplier-customer partnerships
                                                                        • Equipment leasing
                                                                        • Supply Sources

                                                                          • Chapter summary
                                                                            • Production
                                                                              • Overview
                                                                                • Figure 17: UK production of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2009-13
                                                                                • Figure 18: UK production of mechanical lifting and handling equipment graph, 2008-13
                                                                              • Segmentation
                                                                                • Figure 19: Segmentation of the UK production of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                                              • Imports
                                                                                • Overview
                                                                                  • Figure 20: UK imports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2009-13
                                                                                • Segmentation
                                                                                  • Figure 21: Segmentation of UK imports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                  • Figure 22: Segmentation of UK imports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment graph, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                • Exports
                                                                                  • Overview
                                                                                    • Figure 23: UK exports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2009-13
                                                                                  • Segmentation
                                                                                    • Figure 24: Segmentation of UK exports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, by type, 2009-13
                                                                                    • Figure 25: UK exports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2013
                                                                                  • Trade surplus/deficit
                                                                                  • Industry Structure

                                                                                    • Chapter summary
                                                                                      • Industry development
                                                                                        • Figure 26: Analysis of the changes in the structure of the lifting and handling equipment manufacturing industry, 2009-13
                                                                                      • Structure by employment
                                                                                        • Figure 27: Analysis of the employment structure of the lifting and handling equipment manufacturing industry, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                      • Structure by turnover
                                                                                        • Figure 28: Analysis of the financial structure of the lifting and handling equipment manufacturing sector, 2012 and 2013
                                                                                      • Company profiles
                                                                                        • Atlas Cranes UK
                                                                                            • Figure 29: Financial analysis of Atlas Cranes UK, 2008-12
                                                                                          • Demag Cranes and Components
                                                                                            • Figure 30: Financial analysis of Demag Cranes and Components, 2008-12
                                                                                          • Jungheinrich UK
                                                                                            • Figure 31: Financial analysis of Jungheinrich UK 2008-12
                                                                                          • Konecranes UK
                                                                                              • Figure 32: Financial analysis of Konecranes UK, 2008-13
                                                                                            • Linde Material Handling (UK)
                                                                                                • Figure 33: Financial analysis of Linde Material Handling (UK), 2008-12
                                                                                              • Manitou (UK)
                                                                                                • Figure 34: Financial analysis of Manitou UK, 2008-12
                                                                                              • Nacco Materials Handling Group
                                                                                                  • Figure 35: Financial analysis of Nacco Materials Handling Group, 2008-12
                                                                                                • Otis
                                                                                                    • Figure 36: Financial analysis of Otis, 2008-12
                                                                                                  • Ratcliff Palfinger
                                                                                                      • Figure 37: Financial analysis of Ratcliff Palfinger, 2008-12
                                                                                                    • Translift Bendi
                                                                                                        • Figure 38: Financial analysis of Translift Bendi, 2009-13
                                                                                                      • Toyota Material Handling UK
                                                                                                          • Figure 39: Financial analysis of Toyota Material Handling UK, 2009-13
                                                                                                        • Vanderlande Industries UK
                                                                                                          • Figure 40: Financial analysis of Vanderlande Industries UK, 2009-13
                                                                                                      • Forecast

                                                                                                        • Chapter summary
                                                                                                          • Market size
                                                                                                            • Manufacturing output
                                                                                                              • Construction
                                                                                                                • Figure 41: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 42: Forecast construction output in Great Britain graph, 2013-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 43: Forecast construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 44: Forecast private industrial construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 45: Forecast of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain, by sector, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 46: Forecast of private industrial new construction work in Great Britain graph, by sector, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 47: Forecast private commercial construction output in Great Britain, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Figure 48: Forecast of private commercial construction in Great Britain, by sector, 2014-18
                                                                                                              • Warehousing and distribution centres
                                                                                                                • Market trends
                                                                                                                    • Figure 49: Forecast UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2014-18
                                                                                                                  • Market segmentation
                                                                                                                    • Figure 50: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                                    • Figure 51: Forecast segmentation of the UK market for mechanical lifting and handling equipment graph, by type, 2014-18
                                                                                                                  • Production
                                                                                                                    • Figure 52: Forecast UK production of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2014-18
                                                                                                                  • Imports
                                                                                                                    • Figure 53: Forecast UK imports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment, 2014-18
                                                                                                                    • Figure 54: Forecast UK imports of mechanical lifting and handling equipment graph, 2014-18
                                                                                                                • Further Sources and Contacts

                                                                                                                  • Trade associations
                                                                                                                    • Trade magazines
                                                                                                                      • Other publications
                                                                                                                        • Trade exhibitions

                                                                                                                        Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                        Mechanical Lifting and Handling Equipment (Industrial Report) - UK - February 2014

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