Well equipped: The industry expands thanks to strong demand from housing construction

Many firms in the construction sector rent or lease equipment from the industry to minimise costs and support profit margins. The industry’s performance is naturally tied to that of the wider construction sector. A surge in housing starts boosted demand substantially prior to the start of the period in 2013-14. Since then, activity in most downstream markets has trended upwards, due to increased government capital expenditure and a booming housing market. Over the past five years, the housing market has been supported by government initiatives, while improvements in the commercial construction market have also supported industry growth. However, an anticipated fall in commercial construction activity is  expected to weigh on revenue in 2018-19, liming growth to an estimated 2%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improvements in the housing market have supported demand for the industry
  • Relatively high profit and strong demand conditions have encouraged new firms into the industry
  • Short-term uncertainty could stifle investment in the private sector and weigh on demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Capital intensity is high in the Construction Equipment Rental and Leasing industry. It is estimated that for every £1.00 spent on capital, industry operators spend 78p on labour. Wage and depreciation costs are estimated to account for 21.7% and 28% respectively, which is high in comparison to other sectors. However, firms that purchase construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment are required to have access to substantial capital funds due to the high purchase costs associated with these products. The need to replace equipment and purchase additional capacity and the high cost per unit of much of the machinery results in capital costs outweighing labour costs. Upd...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial building construction and Demand from residential building construction in the Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry?

    Firms in this industry rent and lease out construction equipment such as cranes, crane lorries, scaffolding, work platforms, bulldozers, graders and excavators. The hire of machinery or equipment with an operator is not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Aerial work platforms
  • Earthmoving equipment
  • Pumps and generators
  • Scaffolding
  • Other equipment
  • Cranes
  • Industry Activities
  • Renting and leasing out cranes and crane lorries
  • Renting and leasing out bulldozers, diggers, graders, loaders and excavators
  • Renting and leasing out scaffolding and work platforms
  • Renting and leasing out other construction equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Demand from road and motorway construction
  • Demand from water main, sewer system and related project construction

  • Current Performance
  • Construction activity
  • Expansion project
  • Elevated margins
  • Additional requirements
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future developments
  • Spanner in the works
  • Employment and enterprises
  • Table: Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Railway & Underground Railway Construction
  • Bridge & Tunnel Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Lifting & Handling Equipment Manufacturing
  • Mining, Quarrying & Construction Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Earthmoving equipment
  • Other equipment
  • Aerial work platforms
  • Cranes
  • Pumps and generators
  • Scaffolding
  • Chart: Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial construction companies
  • Private contractors
  • Residential construction businesses
  • Government
  • Industrial and manufacturing firms
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesDepreciationWagesRent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Ashtead Plant Hire Company Limited, Speedy Hire plc,
  • Table: Ashtead Plant Hire Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Speedy Hire plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing 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 Construction Equipment Rental & Leasing 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
    Aerial Work Platform
  • A mechanical device that provides temporary height access to otherwise inaccessible areas.
  • Grader
  • A vehicle with a long blade used to make a surface flat.
  • Pavers
  • Equipment used to lay asphalt on surfaces that require paving such as roads, bridges and tunnels.
  • Scissor Lift
  • A type of aerial work platform that moves vertically on a pantograph, or scissor mechanism, to provide height access for building and maintenance work.
  • Smart Motorway
  • A motorway section that controls traffic flow through the use of variable speed limits and hard shoulder running.
  • Tower Crane
  • A crane fixed to the ground on a concrete slab. It gives the best combination of height and lifting capacity, and is mainly used in the construction of tall buildings.
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