DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Vocational Truck/Body Industry in North America: Size, Trends, Growth, Outlook & Competitive Structure Underlying the Manufacture and Market for Truck Bodies that Determine the Final Use/Application of the Vehicle 2016 - 2020 Outlook" report to their offering.
Details on 380+ fabricators/suppliers of key types of truck bodies have been aggregated into an analytical framework to define and segment a $7+ billion industry.
The manufacture of a custom truck in North America is a multi-faceted process involving not only the truck/chassis manufacturer but also numerous body fabricators, equipment manufacturers and distributors that upfit the vehicle for its final vocational use. Whereas truck/chassis producers comprise only a handful of well-known large cap brand names, the body fabrication and installation side is a highly fragmented business with numerous players, ranging from small local/regional shops to national companies with multi-plant presence.
Even though this industry is vital in defining the final vehicle received by the end-user, body fabrication has always been relegated to a lower echelon, in relation to the interest and coverage given to chassis and component suppliers.
Yet these groups (chassis and component suppliers) are highly dependent on the body builder. The final end-use customer judges the entire vehicle by its brand and plate names, and many may not even be aware of the juxtaposition of chassis, component, body builders and upfitters in bringing the whole vehicle to fruition.
This is an extensive project requiring expert analysis and familiarity with the industry and its dynamics. No one has attempted to portray the truck body fabrication industry in its entirety in units and dollars, most likely because there are only about ten large fabricators with revenues in excess of $100 million, but at least 370 smaller players. Close to 70% of all manufacturers generate less than $10 million annually from vocational truck body sales. However small manufacturers are an important part of the industry, catering to regional demand and custom requirements of small fleets.
We estimate that 380+ identified manufacturers in the U.S. + Canada produced 314,200 bodies in 2015 for truck mounting across 13 selected vocational applications.
This project is delivered in four parts.
Part I. Executive Summary provides an overall birds-eye view of the 13 vocational truck/body segments.
Part II. Executive Analysis provides a detailed analysis of each body type and sub-type.
Part III. Company Profiles profiles 383 manufacturers of vocational truck bodies, outlining manufacturer niches and specializations, strengths/weaknesses, new products and overall strategies.
Part IV. Database/Directory provides a directory of manufacturers of the 13 categories of truck bodies covered by this research, with units and sales of each company in an invaluable contact matrix on key executives. An Excel spreadsheet of this database is available with this purchase, upon request.
The 13 truck/body segments examined in this extensive analysis are as follows:
1. Van Bodies - Parcel Delivery, Dry Freight, Refrigerated/Insulated, Walk in/Stepvan, Walk-in/Cutaway, Curtainside
2. Refuse Bodies - Rear Loaders, Front Loaders, Manual/Automated Side Loaders, Cable Hoists, Hooklifts, Container Handling Equipment, Grapple Trucks
3. Service/Utility/Crane Truck Bodies
4. Concrete Mixers & Pumps - Rear & Front Discharge Concrete Mixers, Volumetric Mixers, Concrete Pumps
5. Vacuum Bodies - Sewer Cleaners, Hydro Excavators, Vacuum Loaders, Portable Restrooms, Septic Tanks, Vacuum Tanks
6. Wreckers & Carriers
7. Dump Bodies
8. Tank Bodies - Dry/Liquid - Bulk Feed, Aviation Refuelers, LPG Bobtails, Petroleum Tanks, Water Tanks
9. Truck-Mounted Street Sweepers - Mechanical Broom, Vacuum, Regenerative Air
10. Truck-Mounted Pothole Patchers
11. Beverage and Vending Bodies
12. Grain Truck Bodies
13. Chipper Truck Bodies
For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mtrjbb/vocational