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The 12th edition of the ‘Plant Hire Market Report – UK 2021-2025’ contains analysis of the key plant hire equipment, recent influences and market trends as well as future prospects and company analysis.
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The 12th edition of the Plant Hire Market Report – UK 2021-2025 contains analysis of the key plant hire equipment, recent influences and market trends as well as future prospects and company analysis.
Sunbelt Rentals UK (formerly A-Plant), Speedy Hire, Nationwide Platforms, Ainscough, Gap Group, VP plc, Aggreko, Elliott, L Lynch, Aggreko, Wernick, TXM Plant Elliott Hire, Andrew Sykes, Plantforce Rentals, Selwood, Carrier Rental Systems, Clive Barford, Charles Wilson Eng, Mobile Mini, Baldwin Cranes, Portakabin, Mammoet, Sarens UK, B and T Plant Hire, Boels Rental, Quattro Plant, Weldex, Liebherr Rental, MJ Church, HE Services and King Lifting, Plantforce, Astra Site Services, Precision Geomatics, Hoist-it, Ellerbeck Industries and more.
Supplier analysis including:
• Overview of supply structure – competitive, fragmented sector with most players operating in relatively limited product sectors due to the high number of specialist operators.
• Market shares of major hire companies.
• Review of major hire companies – turnover, branches and areas of specialisation.
This market is extremely competitive and relatively fragmented. It ranges from national equipment rental companies to local independents operating in the market. Companies vary widely in terms of geographical coverage, financial resources, brand recognition and equipment offered. Some companies are more reliant on construction, whereas others have developed diverse markets, such as manufacturing, recycling and events.
The market experienced low level growth in 2019 as construction output slowed and concerns regarding Brexit negotiations impacted on the levels of confidence and investment.
Sectors experiencing good growth across the review period 2016 to 2019, thereby stimulating higher levels of hire demand, include infrastructure, industrial and entertainment and leisure sectors. In contrast, construction activity in some end use sectors fell significantly such as retail, offices and health. Infrastructure remains the key end use sector, although different parts of the infrastructure sector have performed differently.
The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 significantly impacted plant hire market development, although the second lockdown did not impact hire demand as much as the first because construction and infrastructure sectors continued to operate.
1. INTRODUCTION 7
1.1 BACKGROUND 7
1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 7
2. SUMMARY 9
3. PLANT HIRE MARKET 11
3.1 DEFINITION 11
3.2 MARKET STRUCTURE 12
3.3 MARKET SIZE AND PROSPECTS 13
3.3.1 Market Size 13
3.3.2 Market Prospects 17
3.4. MARKET INFLUENCES 23
3.4.1 Overview 23
3.4.2 Non-residential Construction 23
3.4.3 Residential Construction Sector 29
3.4.4 Non-construction 31
3.4.5 Legislation 34
3.5 HIRE SECTOR OVERVIEW – PLANT HIRE, TOOL HIRE AND SPECIALISTS 36
4. PLANT HIRE COMPANIES 39
4.1 MARKET STRUCTURE 39
4.2 SUPPLIER SHARES 39
4.3 COMPANY PROFILES 41
5. PRODUCTS 49
5.1 PRODUCT MIX 49
5.2 HIRE PRODUCT GROUPS 50
5.2.1 Earth Moving Equipment 50
5.2.2 Lifting Plant 56
5.2.3 Pumping, Crushing and Screening Plant 63
5.2.4 Road-Making Equipment 66
5.2.5 Generators, Compressors, Lighting and Welding 70
5.2.6 Others/Non-Mechanical Plant 76
APPENDIX A: ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 82
A.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 82
A.2 GDP 82
A.3 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 84
A.4 EMPLOYMENT & WAGES 85
A.5 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 86
A.6 STERLING 87
A.7 TRADE & BUSINESS INVESTMENT 88
CHART 1: UK PLANT HIRE MARKET SIZE BY VALUE (£M AT HIRE MARKET PRICES) 9
CHART 2: UK PLANT HIRE MARKET DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE 12
TABLE 3: UK PLANT HIRE MARKET 2016-2025 (£M) AT HIRE MARKET VALUE 13
CHART 4: FORECAST OF NEW WORK CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT SECTOR DEVELOPMENTS BY SECTOR, 2021 TO 2024 – % CHANGE 21
CHART 5: FORECAST SECTOR CONTRIBUTION TO ALL NEW WORK, 2021 TO 2024 22
CHART 6: NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) 2016 TO 2025 – BY VALUE (£ BILLION AT CURRENT PRICES) 23
CHART 7: NON-RESIDENTIAL – NEW WORK BY SECTOR 2019 AND 2020 – % BY VALUE 24
CHART 8: NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION RMI OUTPUT MIX 2016 TO 2020 – BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 25
CHART 9: INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2020 – % BY VALUE 26
CHART 10: VALUE OF ROAD AND RAIL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2010-2020 (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 27
CHART 11: UTILITIES MARKET GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2015 TO 2020 – BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 28
CHART 12: NEW HOUSING STARTS AND COMPLETIONS (GB) 2015 TO 2021 – BY VOLUME (DWELLINGS) 29
CHART 13: HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS IN ENGLAND % MIX BY TYPE OF DWELLING (FLATS VERSUS HOUSES) 2006/07 TO 2019/20 30
CHART 14: UK MARKET FOR CONTROLLED WASTE MANAGEMENT CONTRACTING SERVICES BY VALUE (£ BILLION) 2015 –2021 33
CHART 15: NUMBER AND RATE OF FATAL INJURIES TO WORKERS IN CONSTRUCTION 2006-2019 36
TABLE 16: ESTIMATED SHARES BY TYPE OF HIRE COMPANY (PLANT, TOOL, SPECIALISTS) BY HIRE PRODUCT SECTORS 37
TABLE 17: MARKET SHARES OF THE UK PLANT HIRE OPERATORS 2020 40
CHART 18: PRODUCT MIX – HIRE MARKET – % BY VALUE, 2020 49
TABLE 19: UK EARTH MOVING EQUIPMENT HIRE MARKET, 2016-2020 – HIRE MARKET VALUE (£M) 50
CHART 20: PRODUCT MIX – HIRE MARKET FOR EARTH MOVING PRODUCTS – % BY VALUE, 2020 51
TABLE 21: UK LIFTING EQUIPMENT HIRE MARKET, 2016-2020 – BY VALUE (£M AT HIRE MARKET VALUE) 56
CHART 22: PRODUCT MIX – HIRE MARKET FOR LIFTING EQUIPMENT – % BY VALUE, 2020 57
CHART 23: UK POWERED ACCESS EQUIPMENT HIRE MARKET (SCISSORS, BOOMS. TRAILER MOUNTED, VEHICLE MOUNTED, ETC) – MIX BY VALUE 62
TABLE 24: UK PUMPING, CRUSHING AND SCREENING PLANT HIRE MARKET, 2016-2020 (£M) AT HIRE MARKET VALUE 63
CHART 25: PRODUCT MIX – HIRE MARKET FOR PUMPING, CRUSHING AND SCREENING PLANT – % BY VALUE, 2020 64
TABLE 26: UK ROAD-MAKING EQUIPMENT HIRE MARKET 2016-2020, BY VALUE (£M AT HIRE MARKET VALUE) 67
CHART 27: PRODUCT MIX – HIRE MARKET FOR ROAD-MAKING EQUIPMENT – % BY VALUE, 2020 68
TABLE 28: UK GENERATORS, COMPRESSORS, LIGHTING AND WELDING EQUIPMENT HIRE MARKET 2016-2020, BY VALUE (£M AT HIRE MARKET VALUE) 71
CHART 29: PRODUCT MIX – HIRE MARKET FOR GENERATORS, COMPRESSORS, LIGHTING AND WELDING EQUIPMENT – % BY VALUE, 2020 72
TABLE 30: HIRE MARKET FOR NON-MECHANICAL PLANT – MIX OF ENVIRONMENTAL, PORTABLE ACCOMMODATION AND OTHER EQUIPMENT AT HIRE MARKET VALUE – 2020 77
CHART 31: PRODUCT MIX – HIRE MARKET FOR HEATING, DRYING AND COOLING – % BY VALUE, 2020 79
CHART A1: GVA CHAINED VOLUME MEASURES, 2016-2021, KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 84
CHART A2: CPI INFLATION AND BANK OF ENGLAND BASE RATE, 2008-2023 85
CHART A3: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA – GB – TOTAL PAY – 2014-2019 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 86
CHART A4: DI PER CAPITA & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023 87
CHART A5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2019, STERLING TO THE DOLLAR AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 88
CHART A6: TRADE & BUSINESS INVESTMENT, 2019-2020 89
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