Weak current: Despite recent export growth, revenue has fallen over the past five years

Demand for electrical apparatus is highly sensitive to levels of residential and non-residential building construction activity, industrial production volumes, and infrastructure spending by electricity providers. Import and export trends have a major influence on industry performance, as exports generate over 50% of industry revenue and imports satisfy a large chunk of domestic demand. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over the five years through 2017-18. Rising import competition, dwindling exports in the first half of the period and weak industrial production activity have hindered demand for products manufactured by industry operators...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2.8bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-0.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
16,429
Businesses
601

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The weak pound since the EU referendum supported the industry’s return to growth
  • Rising import competition has resulted in domestic manufacturers losing market share
  • Projected increases in construction activity are anticipated to support industry demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Businesses in the industry are well spread across the United Kingdom and tend to operate near major customer bases. Industry equipment is used in electrical distribution networks, buildings, factories and in virtually all industries and residences. Proximity to transportation links is an important consideration for industry operators. In addition, historical factors can affect the location of establishments. For instance, local government may have awarded grants to help fund the set-up of a factory or the founder may have placed the company in the region where they lived.The South EastThe South East is the most concentrated region, with approximately 16.4% industry establishments. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Total value of construction in the Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industrymanufacture electricity distributionand control apparatus.

    Industry Products
  • Control boards, panels, consoles, desks and cabinets
  • Electrical apparatus parts
  • Apparatus for protecting, switching and connecting circuits
  • Relays and contactors
  • Industry Activities
  • Power circuit breaker
  • Manufacturing distribution-level surge suppressors
  • Manufacturing control panels for distributing electric power
  • Manufacturing electrical relays
  • Manufacturing ducts for electrical switchboard apparatus
  • Manufacturing electric fuses
  • Manufacturing power-switching equipment
  • Manufacturing prime-mover generator sets
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Total value of construction
  • Demand from electricity and telecommunications infrastructure construction
  • Demand from electricity distribution
  • Real effective exchange rate

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic conditions
  • Import competition
  • Margins improve
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Imports limit growth
  • Profit performance
  • Long-term uncertainties
  • Table: Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electric Motor, Generator & Transformer Manufacturing
  • Electrical Appliance Manufacturing
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Copper Production
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Control boards, panels, consoles, desks and cabinets
  • Other
  • Electrical apparatus parts
  • Apparatus for protecting, switching and connecting circuits
  • Relays and contactors
  • Chart: Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Electricity companies
  • Manufacturing and industrial companies
  • Residential and non-residential construction companies
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Schneider Electric Ltd, Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd,
  • Table: Schneider Electric Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing 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 Electricity Distribution & Control Apparatus Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Relay
  • An electrically operated switch.
  • Switchboard
  • A device that directs electricity from one source to another.
  • Switchgear
  • The combination of electrical disconnects, fuses and circuit breakers used to isolate electrical equipment.
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