Losing weight: Despite the advantages offered by industry products, revenue has declined

Light metals, such as aluminium, titanium and magnesium, have a low atomic weight compared to other metals. They are cast into components for many engineered products, including automotive and aerospace parts. As a result, the industry’s largest downstream markets are motor vehicle manufacturers and aerospace manufacturers. The industry has a moderate level of concentration, with just three firms having market shares greater than 10%, together combining for just over 42%. These companies are Montupet (UK) Ltd, Ryobi Aluminium Castings (UK) Ltd and Howmet Ltd.The Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report C29.100) has grown strongly over the past five years. This has been largely a result of increasing export volumes to developing countries...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£570.8m
Annual Growth 14-19
-3.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
4,820
Businesses
129

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has been negatively affected by volatile metal prices over the past five years
  • New models increased demand from aerospace firms, despite rising use of composite materials
  • Ongoing demand for commercial aircraft is expected to support industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Automotive componentsIn terms of production value, most castings produced by light metal foundries are automotive components. Automobile manufacturers use light metal castings for cylinder heads, wheels, intake manifolds, clutch cases, sumps, covers and transmission cases. As automotive manufacturers are the industry's largest market, the performance of the industry is thus heavily dependent on demand from automobile manufacturers. This fell drastically alongside vehicle sales following the 2008 economic downturn but then recovered quickly. Aft...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Light Metal Casting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Light Metal Casting Industry are

  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing and Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing in the Light Metal Casting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Light Metal Casting Industry?

    The industry consists of companies that cast light metals, such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium.

    Industry Products
  • Automotive components
  • Aerospace components
  • Industry Activities
  • Casting light metals
  • Casting semi-finished products
  • 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 aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Demand from aircraft repair, maintenance and overhaul
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
  • Automotive demand
  • On cloud nine
  • Manufacturing volatility
  • Competition and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Foreign competition
  • High flying
  • Trends in trade
  • Downstream markets
  • Table: Light Metal Casting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Light Metal Casting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Other Non-Ferrous Metal Production

  • Products & Services
  • Automotive components
  • Other
  • Aerospace components
  • Chart: Light Metal Casting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Other markets
  • Aerospace manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Light Metal Casting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesUtilitiesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Light Metal Casting

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Light Metal Casting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Howmet Ltd, Ryobi Aluminium Castings (UK) Ltd, Montupet (UK) Ltd, Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK Ltd, JVM Castings Ltd,
  • Table: Howmet Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ryobi Aluminium Castings (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Montupet (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Meridian Lightweight Technologies UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: JVM Castings Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Light Metal Casting 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 Light Metal Casting Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Alloy
  • A metal made by combining two or more metallic elements.
  • Die-Casting
  • A casting process whereby molten metal is forced into a metal mould under high pressure. Die-casting is cost-effective for high-volume runs.
  • Investment Casting
  • An industrial process based on lost-wax casting. The process is used to make precision parts that may not need further machining.
  • Light Metal
  • Metals such as aluminium, magnesium and titanium, which have a low atomic weight and density.
  • Nato
  • The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
  • Sand Casting
  • A metal casting process that uses sand as the mould material.
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