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

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Manufacturers have capitalized on growing demand and falling steel costs to boost profit margins
  • Exports have been stymied by a significant appreciation in the value of the dollar
  • Construction markets will continue to generate demand for forklift purchases and rentals

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Forklift Manufacturing industry relies on demand from the construction, manufacturing and freight-handling industries. Consequently, as downstream industries recovered, industry revenue grew over the five years to 2016. 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...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Forklifts and industrial trucks primarily provide the capability of engaging, lifting, repositioning, carrying and depositing various types of loads. As their purpose and usefulness remain similar across product segments, their share of revenue is also evenly spread.

    The following segmentation is based off the Industrial Truck Association's (ITA) historical data for US shipments. ITA classifies forklifts and industrial trucks from Class 1 to Class 7 according to their engine type, work environment, operator position and equipment characteristics. Classes 6 and 7 are excluded from ITA data, as their specialized, heavy-duty nature limits their impact on the industry. The sale of relevant parts and attachments is included within each segment.


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    Additional Insights for the Forklift Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Environmental compliance
  • Automation
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of construction and Industrial production index in the Forklift Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 trucks
    Motorized hand-guided work trucks
    Electric operator-riding work trucks
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing electric operator-riding work trucks
    Manufacturing motorized hand-guided work trucks
    Manufacturing internal combustion engine work trucks
    Manufacturing parts and attachments for industrial trucks

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of construction
  • Industrial production index
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic demand
  • Global demand
  • Costs and profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand factors
  • International landscape
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Forklift Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and Warehousing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing
  • Tire Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Internal combustion engine work trucks
  • Electric operator-riding work trucks
  • Motorized hand-guided work trucks
  • Chart: Forklift Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction industries
  • Export markets
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Freight-handling industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Forklift Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Forklift Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Forklift Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Toyota Industries CorporationCrown Equipment CorporationHyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc.
  • Table: Toyota Industries Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Crown Equipment Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Forklift Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Forklift Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of steel (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Lift Truck
  • Another term for forklift.
  • Load Engagement
  • The equipment used to lift and carry materials, such as forks, pinchers and grapples.
  • Narrow-Aisling Capabilities
  • The ability of a forklift to maneuver within tightly spaced rows of materials to be moved.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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