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Heavy trucks and commercial vehicles market research and data

Heavy trucks on the roadHere you'll find one of the internet's largest archives of market research reports covering the global heavy trucks industry. The reports are from some of the world's leading market research publishers.

Some of the research, information, data and statistics you'll find will include just-auto's own global market overview of the sector, providing country market sales volume data and forecasts, manufacturer company profiles, latest manufacturing trends and industry standards.

Other research you'll find includes in-depth manufacturer profiles including analysis of key metrics such as sales, profitability, debt levels, gearing ratios, reports containing market value data, industry segmentation data and manufacturer market shares.

What is a "heavy truck"?
Medium-duty trucks range from 6 tonnes to 15.9 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) and 'heavy-duty trucks' refers to all vehicles over 16 tonnes GVW. There are some exceptions to the rule in terms of the way in which individual manufacturers report sales and production figures, but essentially these weights categorise the type of truck produced and sold.

You should be able to find a report for any of the major countries and regions, as these are all covered.

Aside from heavy trucks, car transporters, light trucks, buses and coaches are also all covered here.

If there's anything you need that you can't find here, contact us and we will be able to source what you need or suggest how we can provide it as custom research for you.

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Manufacturers of heavy trucks:

Ashok Leyland
Beiqi Foton
China National Heavy Duty Truck Corp (CNHDTC)
Daimler Trucks
Dongfeng
First Auto Works (FAW)
Hino
Isuzu
Iveco
KamAZ
MAN
Navistar International
Paccar
Scania
Tata Motors
Volvo

Heavy trucks fascinating facts

Here is an excerpt of our latest report: Global market review of heavy trucks - forecasts to 2015

Market overview
Truck manufacturing is a relatively small segment within the automotive industry as a whole but it is one that acts as something a bell-weather for the world’s economies. The bulk of industrial and consumer goods that we all depend upon will have been transported by truck at some point in time. The transportation of freight of all kinds is a commercially-driven activity where intense competition results in narrow margins and low profitability for both manufacturers and operators. Not surprising then that in the past few years we have seen the industry consolidate and adjust its manufacturing footprint on a global scale to bring it more into line with reduced demand levels around the world. Many of the truck producers have been forced to look beyond truck manufacturing for profitability. Aftermarket sales, financial services and a diversified product portfolio are all being developed with trucks themselves often being sold as a loss-leader.

Industry consolidation
Industry consolidation has seen the large automotive groups bringing together truck brands in an effort to gain economies of scale and spread the R&D costs associated with new model development. One such example in recent times is the Volkswagen Group (VW) acquisition of a controlling stake in Sweden’s, Scania and Germany’s MAN truck companies. These two truck producers are being encouraged by VW to share components and explore product development opportunities in an effort to become more efficient and increase profitability. This is a feature of the market that will become more prevalent in the next few years.

Globalisation
The industry has witnessed the introduction of an array of “global products” in the past few years. However, there are still many barriers to the introduction of truly global trucks. Differences in technical specifications, quality and costs make it difficult to design and develop a truck that suits demand in all markets. Nevertherless, in time the technical barriers will undoubtedly be overcome as there is an alignment of manufacturing around the world which takes into account local and regional differences. Addressing the local content requirement and barriers to entry set-up to protect local producers will take a little longer to remove and will require political will as well as technological development. However, the benefits of maximising economies of scale by introducing common platforms for the same range of products in different parts of the world will be where the real benefits are seen and where the competitive battleground will be focussed in the future.

Environmental pressures
Looking ahead, environmental concerns will impact on all aspects of the industry and ‘well to wheel’ considerations will act as one of the main industry drivers. Vehicle design will increasingly reflect many of the changes that we see emerging now – alternative drivetrains, the quest for more environmentally-friendly fuels, changes in freight transportation patterns and the distribution of goods and services combined with legislation will all influence the way the market develops. There will undoubtedly be many more challenges to come for the industry and a period of sustained change lies ahead.

Markets
The global truck market is no longer dominated by European and North American manufacturers. A number of Asian producers have emerged as formidable players and while these are essentially supplying their domestic markets it is clear that they are all developing the technology needed to compete on the world stage. While manufacturers based in the Triad markets – North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) area, Europe and Japan are the undoubted technology leaders it is noteworthy that the newly-emerging Asian truck manufacturers in China and India have largely gained access to new technology from joint ventures with established market leaders in the West.

Chinese truck sales 6+ tonnes, 2006-2014 (units)

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Sales

486230

623980

730500

789355

810535

830980

850500

885000

975000

Indian truck sales 6+ tonnes, 2006-2014 (units)

 

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Sales

273687

202337

177398

236304

238440

248445

267455

291480

312745

Content taken from just-auto’s latest global market review of heavy trucks.

Latest news for heavy trucks and commercial vehicles

SWEDEN/GERMANY: MAN and Scania to cooperate on gearboxes
Scania said it was starting "extensive cooperation" with MAN for gearboxes for heavy commercial vehicles.

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RUSSIA: GAZ Group launches medium-duty truck
GAZ Group's Gorky automobile plant has begun production of a new, medium-duty truck called the GAZon Next.

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INDIA: Daimler's India unit to target emerging markets with FUSO brand
FUSO "FJ" and "FI" trucks have been presented at the Indonesia International Motor Show in a move underlining the importance of Daimler's Indian production unit for developing truck sales in emerging markets around the world.

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ITALY: Mitsubishi to build pick-up truck for Fiat
Fiat-Chrysler will source a new midsize pickup for European and Latin American markets from Mitsubishi. The companies said the model will be based on the next generation L200.

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INDIA: Volvo wants to consolidate local units
AB Volvo reportedly plans to group all of its independent operations in India "under one umbrella".

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Research reports about heavy trucks

Low Rolling Resistance Truck and Bus Radial Tire Market in Europe 2014-2018

About Low Rolling Resistance Truck and Bus Radial Tires Tires are an integral component of vehicles and are manufactured using raw materials such as natural rubber, nylon, tire cord fabric, and carbon black. Rubber chemicals and synthetic rubber, including styrene-butadiene rubber and poly-butadiene rubber, are also used in manufacturing tires. Low rolling resistance tires are essentially green tires, and their usage enhances fuel efficiency, vehicle performance, and safety. It also helps to reduce vehicular emissions.

Published: September, 2014 | Price: $2500.00 |


Van & Truck Hire (UK) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s UK Van & Truck Hire (UK) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the UK Van & Truck Hire (UK) sector in 2013. The report is split into two sections and uses both a written and graphical analysis – analysing the 480 largest Van & Truck Hire (UK) companies. The Van & Truck Hire (UK) report contains the most-up-to-date financial data and Plimsoll applies these figures to create their unique and authoritative analysis. Indeed, the first section thoroughly scrutinises the market and this section includes the following: • Best Trading Partners: These are companies that are winning in both sales and financial strength – for example VGC GROUP LTD has been ranked as a best trading partner in the industry. • Sales Growth Analysis: This section reviews the fastest growing and fastest shrinking company – for example DERLEYSTAR LTD is among the fastest growing. • Profit Analysis – Analysis of gross profit and pre-tax profit over the last ten years and a profitability summary comparing profits in the industry against small, medium and large companies. • Market Size: Based on the largest 480 companies, this is a comparison between last year's market size and the most current figure. • Rankings: The top 50 companies ranked by: Market Share, Sales Growth, Gross Profit and Pre-tax Profit. • Best Performing Company: BABCOCK CRITICAL SERVICES LTD, have been recognised for their strong financial strength and excellent sales increases throughout 2013 and have received Plimsoll’s Best Performing Company Award. The next section focuses on company analysis and provides an in-depth analysis of the largest companies within the Van & Truck Hire (UK) industry. Each business is analysed using Plimsoll’s unequivocal model and culminates in the production of the Plimsoll Chart. The Plimsoll Model uses a series of charts to graphically analyse an individual company and measure its ability to achieve sales growth while maintaining financial strength. The

Published: September, 2014 | Price: $595.04 |


Car Transporters (European) - Industry Report

Plimsoll’s Car Transporters (European) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the Car Transporters (European) sector in 2013. The report is split into two sections and uses both a written and graphical analysis – analysing the 40 largest Car Transporters (European) companies. The Car Transporters (European) report contains the most-up-to-date financial data and Plimsoll applies these figures to create their unique and authoritative analysis. Indeed, the first section thoroughly scrutinises the market and this section includes the following: • Best Trading Partners: These are companies that are winning in both sales and financial strength – for example TRANSPORTS INDUSTRIELS ALSACIENS has been ranked as a best trading partner in the industry. • Sales Growth Analysis: This section reviews the fastest growing and fastest shrinking company – for example BROEKMAN GROUP B.V. is among the fastest growing. • Profit Analysis – Analysis of gross profit and pre-tax profit over the last ten years and a profitability summary comparing profits in the industry against small, medium and large companies. • Market Size: Based on the largest 40 companies, this is a comparison between last year's market size and the most current figure. • Rankings: The top 50 companies ranked by: Market Share, Sales Growth, Gross Profit and Pre-tax Profit. • Best Performing Company: , have been recognised for their strong financial strength and excellent sales increases throughout 2013 and have received Plimsoll’s Best Performing Company Award. The next section focuses on company analysis and provides an in-depth analysis of the largest companies within the Car Transporters (European) industry. Each business is analysed using Plimsoll’s unequivocal model and culminates in the production of the Plimsoll Chart. The Plimsoll Model uses a series of charts to graphically analyse an individual company and measure its ability to achieve sales growth while maintaining financia

Published: September, 2014 | Price: $1360.08 |

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