Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Battery Manufacturing industry has faced stiff international competition over the five years to 2015. Nevertheless, the proliferation of mobile devices and the strong recovery of the automobile manufacturing sector have underpinned moderate growth, even as domestic demand for nonrechargeable batteries used in consumer electronics has increasingly been satisfied by low-cost imports. This pricing pressure has exacerbated the challenges posed to industry operators by volatile input prices over the past five years, constraining profit margins. Going forward, automakers will continue to be a primary source of industry revenue growth, especially as these manufacturers ramp up production of hybrid-electric vehicles... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Proximity to downstream markets is an important competitive strategy in this industry. Companies often benefit from cluster formations as this facilitates access to new technological innovations. IBISWorld research indicates that in general, there is a concentration of companies near population and automotive hubs, as well as close to consumer electronics manufacturers.
The Southeast, which is the most populous region, is also the most significant location for companies in this industry, expected to account for 24.9% of industry establishments. This is due in part to major player Exide Technologies being headquartered in Milton, GA... purchase to read more