Forklift Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Forklift Manufacturing Market Research Report | Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals | Specialized Vehicle Manufacturing | Feb 2015

Industrial lift: Reinvestment in construction and manufacturing will stabilize revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Forklift Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Crown Equipment Corporation Crown Equipment Corporation market share
Hyster-Yale Hyster-Yale market share
Toyota Industries Toyota Industries market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Forklift Manufacturing industry relies on demand from the construction, manufacturing and freight-handling industries. Consequently, forklift manufacturers suffered during the recession but are expected to experience continued revenue growth in the next five years as these downstream industries recover. Profit margins have also improved considerably due to growing demand, falling steel purchase costs and significant automation of production. Additionally, the international landscape has contributed to industry growth; however, imports from China, Japan and other cost-efficient manufacturers have also increased competition in the domestic market.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Across the country, the location of raw materials and, to a lesser extent, wholesalers and export markets (i.e. ports) influence the location of manufacturing establishments. Companies located near sources of key inputs and downstream markets benefit from greater efficiencies in transport, which help improve profit. As a result, forklift manufacturers tend to cluster in heavily populated or highly industrialized areas near downstream manufacturing, warehousing and construction markets. According to data from the US Census Bureau's County Business Patterns report, this industry's most concentrated regions, by number of establishments, are the Great Lakes and the Southeast... purchase to read more


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What is the Forklift Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily manufacture forklifts, which are also known as industrial trucks. Forklifts include truck-type and hand-type pallet movers, skid jacks and portable stackers. Forklifts can load material and transport it over short distances and are used heavily in the construction, manufacturing and freight logistics sectors. This industry's operations also include the manufacture and sale of parts and attachments for forklifts.

Industry Products
Internal combustion engine work trucksMotorized hand-guided work trucksElectric operator-riding work trucks
Industry Activities
Manufacturing electric operator-riding work trucksManufacturing motorized hand-guided work trucksManufacturing internal combustion engine work trucksManufacturing parts and attachments for industrial trucks

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