Industry acceleration: A rise in the number of registered motor vehicles helps fuel growth

The industry has expanded during the past five years. The average age of motor vehicles has remained high when compared with historical levels, which increased demand as older vehicles typically need more repair work than new vehicles. Although new car sales expanded during the start of the period and limited demand for repair services, as some vehicle owners chose to buy new vehicles instead of repairing older ones, new car sales fell from 2017, according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, and contributed positively. This was attributable to businesses and households being cautions of buying new vehicles due to the uncertainties caused by the UK's EU more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A rise in the number of registered vehicles is expected to support industry revenue growth
  • Technological developments have extended gaps between service intervals
  • New car sales are expected to rise over the next five years, limiting demand for repair services
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2019, the top four players operating in the industry are estimated to have a combined market share of less than 5%. The industry is highly fragmented, with a plethora of small firms operating alongside a handful of larger firms. This is highlighted by the fact that an average enterprise operating in the industry is estimated to employ fewer than three people in 2019. Many of these small enterprises are non-employers. These small firms specialise in providing a narrow range of services in a specific location. Larger players in the industry provide a more comprehensive range of services and have a wider geographical presence. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Average age of motor vehicles and Total number of registered motor vehicles in the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in the industry maintain and repair motor vehicles. They carry out general mechanical and electrical repairs, bodywork repairs, windscreen repairs, maintenance and servicing. The industry only includes firms that primarily specialise in maintenance and repair activities. Washing and polishing activities are also included in the industry. However, car washes operated by petrol stations and firms that retread and rebuild tyres are not included.

    Industry Products
  • Mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Services and pre-NCTs
  • Bodywork and automotive glass repairs
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Repairing mechanical problems
  • Repairing electrical components
  • Repairing bodywork
  • Servicing motor vehicles
  • Repairing windscreens
  • Washing and polishing cars
  • Repairing tyres
  • Repairing motor vehicle parts
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Average age of motor vehicles
  • Total number of registered motor vehicles
  • Business sentiment index
  • Gross disposable income of households

  • Current Performance
    Demand trendsTechnological developmentsMargins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Demand driversKey developments
  • Table: Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Taxi Operation in Ireland
  • Insurance in Ireland
  • Motor Vehicle Rental and Leasing in Ireland
  • Consumers in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Motor Vehicle Parts Retailers in Ireland
  • Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Services and pre-NCTs
  • Bodywork and automotive glass repairs
  • Other services
  • Chart: Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private vehicle owners
  • Fleet, commercial and government vehicle owners
  • Insurance companies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Alternative-Fuel Vehicles
  • Vehicles that do not run on petrol or diesel. They can be petrol-electric, petrol-alcohol, electric and petrol-gas.
  • Automatic Braking Systems
  • Systems that combine sensors, such as radar, video, infrared or ultrasonic, to scan for possible objects in front of the vehicle and then use brake control to prevent collision.
  • Nct Test
  • National Car Tests (NCTs) are vehicle inspection tests that assess the safety and how roadworthy a vehicle is.
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