The Freight Trailer Manufacturing industry is expected to record a stellar performance over the five years through 2014-15. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 4.4% over this period to reach $902.5 million. However, this strong result is misleading, given that it is largely due to the abysmal performance in the base year of 2009-10. Many downstream industries began their recovery in 2011-12, as consumer sentiment lifted and levels of private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment jumped up. In 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to grow by a more realistic 1.8%.
Companies in this industry manufacture trailers that are specifically designed for use on heavy-duty trucks. Trailer types vary based on size and purpose, and include T-liners, flat-top and refrigerated trailers. This industry does not include light truck trailers or travel trailers.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.