Feeling the pressure: A high level of import competition limits industry revenue expansion

The industry is heavily influenced by trends in industrial production activity, construction activity and the performance of the oil and gas sector, as these are key downstream markets. Imports and exports also have a major influence on performance. However, both imports and exports are inflated by re-exports. The industry has expanded over the past five years, propelled by improvements in construction activity and increases in business capital spending during the first two years. Although growth in industrial production activity remained lacklustre, demand for parts increased during the start of the period as firms opted to carry out non-essential repairs delayed during the downturn, which mitigated adverse influences on industry demand...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£667.8m
Annual Growth 14-19
2.6%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,731
Businesses
70

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong import competition and falling enterprise numbers have limited growth
  • Improvements in quality standards have ensured that import competition remained strong
  • Increasing construction activity is expected to support demand for the industry
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the Compressor Manufacturing industry are high, but vary between segments. Competition from international players is high. Opportunities in niche markets do exist, but having access to the latest technology, either in-house or through links with global suppliers, is important.It can be difficult to recruit employees with adequate skills in this industry. Production employees need to have skills related to machinery and computer-aided, numerically controlled tools and manufacturing techniques.Industry operators manufacture a diverse range of products. In some segments, larger operators offer a diverse range of products to meet the needs of customers. The difficulty of offering an extensive range can raise barriers to entry...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Market research and understanding
  • Have a cost effective distribution system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and MSCI World Index in the Compressor Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Compressor Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture air and other gas compressors. Products include compressors for refrigeration equipment, air compressors mounted on a wheeled chassis for towing, turbo compressors, reciprocating-displacement compressors, rotary-displacement compressors and multi-shaft compressors. The production of compressor parts is also included in the industry. The manufacture of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment is not covered.

    Industry Products
  • Parts
  • Multi-shaft screw compressors
  • Reciprocating-displacement compressors
  • Compressors for refrigeration
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing multi-shaft compressors
  • Manufacturing reciprocating-displacement compressors
  • Manufacturing compressors for refrigeration equipment
  • Manufacturing compressor parts
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business capital expenditure
  • MSCI World Index
  • Industrial production index
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Total value of construction

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream conditions
  • Intense import competition
  • Margins expand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand conditions
  • Imports stall growth
  • Potential turbulence
  • Margins improve
  • Table: Compressor Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Compressor Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Pipeline Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Parts
  • Multi-shaft screw compressors
  • Reciprocating-displacement compressors
  • Compressors for refrigeration
  • Other
  • Chart: Compressor Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing and industrial firms
  • Construction industries
  • Oil and gas extraction and exploration
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Compressor Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Compressor Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    James Howden & Company Ltd, Gardner Denver Ltd,
  • Table: James Howden & Company Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Gardner Denver Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Compressor 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 Compressor Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Gasket
  • A gasket is a mechanical seal that fills the space between two or more mating surfaces.
  • Reciprocating-Displacement Compressors
  • These are positive-displacement compressors that use pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver gases at high pressure.
  • Vapour-Compression Refrigeration
  • This uses a circulating liquid refrigerant as the medium to absorb and remove heat from the space to be cooled.
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