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Access Equipment Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis

  • November 2016
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  • AMA Research
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  • 63 pages

The 12th edition of the ‘Access Equipment Market Report – UK 2016-2020 Analysis’ represents an up-to-date and perceptive review of the market and its development. First published in the early-1990s, this report covers both non-powered and powered access products - including ladders, scaffolding, access towers, MEWPs and mast climbers. It reviews developments within the industry since 2011, with current forecasts of market performance up to 2020, assessing recent trends, key influencing factors and future developments within the UK market for access equipment through to 2020.


Product sectors covered:
Non-Powered Access Products:
- Ladders – aluminium, wood, GRP and steel.
- Access Towers – mobile, stair, span units, folding platforms.
- Scaffolding – system and traditional.

Powered Access Products:
- Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) – personnel lifts, trailer mounts, self-propelled booms, scissor lifts, vehicle mounts.
- Others – including suspended access systems and mast climbers.


Key areas of insight include:
- Analysis of key product segments - market size and trends, product mix, key suppliers and distribution for ladders, access towers, scaffolding, MEWPs and other powered access systems.
- Key market influences including construction output in the residential and non-residential sectors, legislation, plant and tool hire market and other key influences
- Assessment of market prospects for each sector including market size estimates to 2020 and market trends.
- Major suppliers and shares – ladders, access towers, scaffolding, mobile elevating work platforms, mast climbers and suspended access.
- Review of distribution channels for access equipment.


Key areas covered in the report include:

THE UK ACCESS EQUIPMENT MARKET
- Total Access Equipment Market - analysis of market size by value in 2011-15, historical trends, assessment of market performance 2015/16, forecasts 2016-2020.
- Product Mix – non-powered access and powered access products by value, changing mix 2000, 2008, 2015 and 2016 forecast – key changes, trends.
- Key Market influences – including economic factors, performance of construction sector, legislation, plant hire, tool hire, event equipment hire market sizes. Infrastructure equipment hire sector review.
- Future Prospects – forecasts of potential market performance from 2017 to 2020.

NON-POWERED ACCESS PRODUCTS
- Market Size – analysis of total non-powered access equipment in UK, assessment of market performance since 2011 and forecasts of performance to 2020.
- Product Mix – value share of individual non-powered access products 2015.
- Analysis by Product – including ladders, access towers and scaffolding - market size by sector 2011 to 2015, key influencing factors, forecast performance by sector 2016 to 2020.
- Product Mix/Trends and Developments – for each sector including share mix by material/type, product developments, etc.
- Key Market Influences – strength of end-use sectors, competition between products, competition from powered access, growth of infrastructure sector etc.
- Key Suppliers – market shares by product sector - review of key players.

NON-POWERED ACCESS PRODUCTS
- Market Size – analysis of total powered access equipment in UK, assessment of market performance since 2011, review of conditions in 2016 and market forecasts to 2020.
- Product Mix – value share of individual powered access products.
- Analysis by Product – including MEWPs, suspended access systems and mast climbers, market size 2011 to 2015, review of market sectors in 2015/16, key influencing factors.
- Product Mix/Trends and Developments – for each sector. MEWPs product mix – Scissor Lifts, Self Propelled booms, Vehicle/Trailer mounted, Vertical Masts/Personnel Lifts etc. Specialist Access product mix – Suspended Access/Mast Climbers.
- Key Market Influences – including construction output, tool hire and plant hire etc.
- Key Suppliers – review of MEWPs sector.

SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION
- Review of Key Suppliers to UK Access Equipment Market in 2015. Focus on key suppliers, market shares, corporate changes, recent company performance, etc.
- Key Distribution Channels – main distribution channels and share 2015 – direct sales, rental/hire market, specialist distributors, developments within distribution channels.
- Focus on Rental Sector – leading organisations, recent changes within the rental sector.

Table Of Contents

Access Equipment Market Report - UK 2016-2020 Analysis
1. INTRODUCTION 6
1.1 BACKGROUND 7
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
2. SUMMARY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS 9
2.1 SUMMARY 9
2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10
3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 11
3.1 GDP 11
3.2 INFLATION and INTEREST RATES 13
3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 14
3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 14
3.5 STERLING 15
3.6 POPULATION PROFILE 15
3.7 CONCLUSIONS 16
4. THE UK ACCESS EQUIPMENT MARKET 17
4.1 MARKET DEFINITION 17
4.2 MARKET CHARACTERISTICS 17
4.3 MARKET SIZE 18
4.3.1 Background and Market Performance 18
4.3.2 Current Situation and Market Prospects 19
4.4 PRODUCT MIX 21
4.5 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 22
4.5.1 Construction Market 22
4.5.2 Plant Hire Market 23
4.5.3 Tool Hire Market 25
4.5.4 Infrastructure Sector 26
4.5.5 Events Equipment Hire 26
4.5.6 Legislation 27
5. NON-POWERED ACCESS EQUIPMENT 30
5.1 DEFINITION 30
5.2 MARKET SIZE AND PERFORMANCE 30
5.3 PRODUCT MIX 31
5.3.1 Overall Product Mix 31
5.3.2 Ladders 32
5.3.3 Scaffolding 35
5.3.4 Access Towers 38
5.4 SUPPLIERS 40
5.4.1 Key Suppliers of Ladders 40
5.4.2 Key Suppliers of Scaffolding 42
5.4.3 Key Suppliers of Access Towers 44
6. POWERED AND SPECIALIST ACCESS EQUIPMENT 47
6.1 DEFINITION 47
6.2 MARKET SIZE 47
6.2.1 Market Size and Performance 47
6.3 PRODUCT MIX 48
6.3.1 Mobile Elevating Work Platforms 49
6.3.2 Specialist Powered Access Products 53
6.3.3 Key Suppliers of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms 56
6.3.4 Key Suppliers of Suspended Access 58
7. DISTRIBUTION REVIEW 60
7.1 OVERALL ACCESS EQUIPMENT MARKET 60
7.2 MAIN DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR NON-POWERED ACCESS 61
7.2.1 Ladders 61
7.2.2 Scaffolding 61
7.2.3 Access Towers 62
7.3 MAIN DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR POWERED AND SPECIALIST ACCESS 62
7.3.1 MEWPS Rental Sector 62

Tables and Charts
CHART 1 UK ACCESS EQUIPMENT MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011 - 2020 BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 9
TABLE 2 GDP DATA - 2013-2016 - KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 12
CHART 3 INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2020 13
CHART 4 PDI and SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2020 15
TABLE 5 EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2012-2018 - STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 15
TABLE 6 UK MARKET FOR ACCESS EQUIPMENT 2011-2020 BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 18
CHART 7 UK MARKET FOR ACCESS EQUIPMENT MIX BY SECTOR (POWERED and SPECIALIST ACCESS, NON-POWERED ACCESS) 2015 - % BY VALUE 21
TABLE 8 UK MARKET FOR ACCESS EQUIPMENT - OVERALL PRODUCT MIX (LADDERS, SCAFFOLDING, ACCESS TOWERS, MEWPS, SPECIALIST) BY VALUE AND SHARE 2000, 2008 AND 2016 22
TABLE 9 RESIDENTIAL AND NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (NEW WORK AND RMI) GREAT BRITAIN 2011 TO 2020 - BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 23
TABLE 10 UK PLANT HIRE MARKET AT HIRE MARKET PRICES 2011-2020 24
CHART 11 UK TOOL HIRE MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2013-2017 (£M) 25
TABLE 12 UK MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS FOR NON-POWERED ACCESS PRODUCTS 2011 - 2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 30
CHART 13 UK MARKET FOR NON-POWERED ACCESS EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MIX (LADDERS, SCAFFOLDING, ACCESS TOWERS) 2015 - % BY VALUE 32
TABLE 14 CHANGES TO UK ACCESS EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MIX (LADDERS, SCAFFOLDING, ACCESS TOWERS) IN 2000, 2008 AND 2016 - BY VALUE 32
CHART 15 UK LADDERS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011-2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 33
CHART 16 UK MARKET FOR LADDERS - MATERIALS MIX (ALUMINIUM, GRP, STEEL, TIMBER) 2015 - % BY VOLUME 35
TABLE 17 UK SCAFFOLDING MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011-2020 BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 36
CHART 18 UK MARKET FOR SCAFFOLDING - MIX BY PRODUCT TYPE (TRADITIONAL, SYSTEMS) 2015 - % BY VALUE 38
CHART 19 UK ACCESS TOWERS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011-2020 BY VALUE (£M MSP) 39
TABLE 20 LADDERS MARKET - SUPPLIER MARKET SHARES - 2015 40
TABLE 21 SCAFFOLDING MARKET - SHARE OF LEADING SUPPLIERS - 2015 43
TABLE 22 ACCESS TOWERS MARKET - SHARE OF LEADING SUPPLIERS - 2015 45
TABLE 23 UK POWERED AND SPECIALIST ACCESS EQUIPMENT MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011 - 2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 47
CHART 24 UK MARKET FOR POWERED AND SPECIALIST ACCESS EQUIPMENT PRODUCT MIX (MEWP, SPECIALIST ACCESS) 2015 - % BY VALUE 49
CHART 25 UK MOBILE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011 - 2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 50
CHART 26 UK MARKET FOR MEWPS PRODUCT MIX (SCISSOR LIFTS, SELF-PROPELLED BOOMS, TRAILER MOUNTED, VERTICAL MASTS/LIFTS, VEHICLE MOUNTED) 2015 - % BY VOLUME 52
CHART 27 UK SPECIALIST POWERED ACCESS EQUIPMENT MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2011-2020 - BY VALUE (£M AT MSP) 53
CHART 28 UK MARKET FOR SPECIALIST ACCESS SYSTEMS PRODUCT MIX (SUSPENDED ACCESS, MAST CLIMBERS) 2015 - % BY VALUE 54
CHART 29 UK MARKET FOR SUSPENDED ACCESS SYSTEMS PRODUCT MIX (TEMPORARY, PERMANENT) 2015 - % BY VALUE 55
TABLE 30 UK MOBILE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORMS MARKET - SHARES OF LEADING SUPPLIERS 2015 56
TABLE 31 SUSPENDED ACCESS SYSTEMS MARKET - SHARES OF LEADING SUPPLIERS 2015 58
TABLE 32 UK MARKET FOR ACCESS EQUIPMENT - DISTRIBUTION SHARE BY CHANNEL 2015 (DIRECT SALES, HIRE AND SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTORS) - % BY VALUE BY PRODUCT 60

Companies Mentioned
A Bratt and Son, Alimak Hek, Altrad NSG UK, A-Plant, Atrium Gantry, Austin White Ladders, Brand Energy and Infrastructure Services, Bronto Skylift, Cento Engineering, Chase Manufacturing, CoxGomyl, Clow Group, CTE UK, Euro Towers, Façade Hoists, Fraco, Generation UK, Genie UK, Haki UK, Haulotte, Hinowa UK, HSS, Interlink Alloy Systems, Globe Ladders, JLG Industries UK, Kee Safety, King Vehicle Engineering, Ladder and Fencing Industries, Lavendon Group, Layher UK, Lyte Industries (Wales), Maber, Manitou, Midland Ladder Co, Niftylift, Norscaff, Ramsay and Sons, RMD Kwikform, Scanclimber, Skyjack, Snorkel UK, Speedy Hire, TB Davies, Teupen Maschinbau GmbH, Titan Ladders, TopTower, Tractel UK, Turner Access, Versalift Distributors UK, VP Hire Station, Wardworth, Werner UK, Yeoman Pressings, Youngman Group, Zarges (UK).

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