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631 Reports from First Research, Inc.

   
  • Framing Contractors

    ... new home construction. The profitability of individual companies depends on a steady volume of contracted work, accurate work estimation, and cost controls. Large companies have advantages in working in multiple geographies and may have relationships ... Read More

  • Grain & Field Bean Wholesalers

    ... Major companies include Archer-Daniels-Midland, Bunge, Cargill, and farmer-owned cooperative CHS (all headquartered in the US), along with Louis Dreyfus (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by food and fuel consumption. Increasing consumption of meat ... Read More

  • Hardware & Fastener Manufacturing

    ... include Illinois Tool Works, MNP Corporation, Precision Castparts, and Simpson Manufacturing (all based in the US), as well as Adolph Würth (Germany), Aoyama Seisakusho (Japan), Chun Yu Works (Taiwan), KPF (South Korea), and Ningbo Jiulong ... Read More

  • Landscaping Services

    ... Davey Tree Expert Company, and TruGreen. Outside the US, major companies include Active Tree Services (Australia) and Idverde (France). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven partly by construction spending and partly by the economy's overall health. ... Read More

  • Medical Equipment & Supplies Manufacturing

    ... International, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, and Stryker (all based in the US), as well as B Braun (Germany), Essilor (France), Smith & Nephew (UK), and Terumo (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE As pressure to lower health ... Read More

  • Medical Equipment & Supply Wholesalers

    ... McKesson Medical-Surgical, Owens & Minor, and Patterson Companies (all based in the US), along with OneMed (Sweden), Yamashita Medical Instruments (Japan), and EBOS Group (Australia). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Pressure to control health care expenditures is intensifying ... Read More

  • Mortgage Banking

    ... Wells Fargo, as well as Quicken Loans; other major companies include units of Barclays Bank (UK), BNP Paribas (France), Deutsche Bank (Germany), and Nationwide Building Society (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for mortgage services is driven ... Read More

  • Personal Computer Manufacturing

    ... the PC market is driven by technological advances, disposable income in the consumer market, and corporate spending cycles. The profitability of individual companies depends on supply chain efficiency and ancillary products and services. Large companies ... Read More

  • Railroad Equipment Manufacturing

    ... American Railcar Industries, GE, Greenbrier, Progress Rail Locomotive, Trinity Industries, and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies (all based in the US), along with ALSTOM (France), Bombardier (Canada), CRRC Corporation (China), NIPPON SHARYO (Japan), and Siemens (Germany). ... Read More

  • Specialty Contractors

    ... include APi Group, Comfort Systems USA, EMCOR, Performance Contracting, and Quanta Services (all based in the US), as well as Bilfinger Berger (Germany) and Chicago Bridge & Iron (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven ... Read More

  • Tire Wholesalers

    ... based in the US), as well as Bond International (UK), Dynamic Tire (Canada), and PPC Asia (Philippines). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Radical changes in the replacement-tire market threaten to disrupt what traditionally has been relatively stable industry. ... Read More

  • Truck Rental & Leasing

    ... Truck Leasing, Ryder, and U-Haul (all based in the US), as well as LeasePlan (the Netherlands) and Sixt (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by the health of the economy and the housing market. The ... Read More

  • Truck Trailer Manufacturing

    ... Translead, Utility Trailer, and Wabash National (all based in the US), as well as China International Marine Containers, Randon (Brazil), and Schmitz Cargobull (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is directly tied to activity in the truck ... Read More

  • Turbine Manufacturing

    ... (both of the US), as well as Hitachi (Japan), Siemens (Germany), Vestas Wind Systems (Denmark), and Xinjiang Goldwind (China). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for turbines is driven by the level of overall industrial activity, and growth ... Read More

  • Urban Transit Systems

    ... Subway, East Japan Railway (Tokyo), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York), Mexico City Metro, Moscow Metro, MTR Corporation (Hong Kong), Paris Metro, and Seoul Metro. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by population growth in metropolitan areas. ... Read More

  • Water & Sewer Utilities

    ... companies include American Water Works, Aqua America, and California Water Service (all based in the US), along with France-based global giants SUEZ and Veolia Environnement, Brazil's SABESP, and the UK's Thames Water. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand ... Read More

  • Auto Lending

    ... based in the US), as well as Banco Santander (Spain), Daimler Financial Services (Germany), and Toyota Financial Services (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by interest rates, consumer confidence, and capital spending by businesses. The ... Read More

  • Bed & Breakfast Inns

    ... No major companies operate in the industry. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by personal disposable income. The profitability of individual establishments depends on occupancy rate and operational efficiency. Larger B&Bs may have advantages in providing ... Read More

  • Book Publishers

    ... (Germany), McGraw-Hill Education (the US), Pearson (the UK), Reed Elsevier (the UK and the Netherlands), Thomson Reuters (Canada), Wiley (the US), and Wolters Kluwer (the Netherlands). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for books is driven by demographics ... Read More

  • Bus Transportation Services

    ... as Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport (India); ComfortDelGro (Singapore); FirstGroup, National Express, and Stagecoach (UK); Nobina (Sweden), and Transport International Holdings (Hong Kong). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand depends mainly on the demographic makeup and growth of ... Read More

  • Charter & Other Nonscheduled Air Transportation Services

    ... Services, Atlas Air Worldwide, and NetJets, along with Switzerland's Jet Aviation Management (part of US-based General Dynamics) and the UK's TUI Airways (part of Germany-based TUI Group). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by corporate profits ... Read More

  • Clay Product & Refractory Manufacturing

    ... Kohler (all of the US) as well as Kyocera, Shinagawa Refractories, and TOTO (all of Japan), Interceramic (Mexico), RHI Magnesita (the Netherlands), and Vesuvius (UK). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven by industrial production of metals, ... Read More

  • Discount Department Stores

    ... companies include Kmart, Target, and Walmart (all based in the US), as well as Carrefour and Groupe Auchan (France), Daiso Japan, Lojas Americanas (Brazil), and METRO AG (Germany). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Population growth and consumer spending ... Read More

  • Car Washes

    ... Blue Beacon International, Wash Depot, and Zips Car Wash (all based in the US), along with IMO Car Wash Group and Mr Wash Autoservice (both based in Germany) and Uhoda (Belgium). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is ... Read More

  • Collection Agencies

    ... Management (all based in the US) as well as First Collect International (UK), Intrum (Switzerland), and NTT Finance (Japan). COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand for collections services is driven by the volume of financial transactions and by ... Read More

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