This report is a comprehensive evaluation based on analysis of 41 manufacturers of bodies for coded vacuum truck applications in North America, with detailed analysis of product types, competitive environment and outlook for forward demand underlying projected market growth.
Included are size of the coded vacuum tank truck/body manufacturing industry in 2018; analysis by body type, with shares in units and by sales value; manufacturers by type, with competitive positions and market shares; end-use segments and distribution channels; market outlook for 2019 through 2023; and profiles of the 41 identified North American manufacturers of coded vacuum tank truck/bodies, from small regional companies to units of large publicly-traded corporations Vacuum trucks are equipped with heavy-duty industrial vacuum units and are designed to vacuum liquid or particles from a site and transport the load for disposal or re-use. Vacuum tank truck/bodies which transport hazardous liquids are required to conform to specifications and codes established by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
The report covers four key types of coded vacuum truck/bodies: hydro excavators, industrial vacuum loaders, combination sewer cleaners, and coded vacuum tank truck/bodies.
These types of vacuum truck/bodies have higher entry barriers as compared to the non-coded variants, on account of superior technical requirements and higher safety standards required at manufacturing facilities. Because of overlap in manufacturing capabilities of these more sophisticated vacuum products, companies in one of these segments offer all or most of the other high-end vacuum body types.
The project is a “bottoms up” approach based on examining virtually all participants manufacturing these types of vacuum tank truck/bodies in the United States and Canada, aggregating their sales and unit production into an industry-wide picture. In addition to leading manufacturers, the report provides valuable information on niche and fringe players, who are often targets for acquisition. Consolidation can be expected as leaders vie for market shares in application-specific markets. The ten leading fabricators manufactured nearly 75% of the total units of the types of vacuum truck/bodies covered in this report, with the leading player accounting for over 25% of the market in units manufactured.
After a decline in demand for units used in oil/gas drilling applications since mid-2014 due to a downturn in fracking activities, drilling activities started to increase moderately from end-2016 after the two-year downturn. The uptick is expected to continue in 2019. Increases in demand can also be attributed to improvement in construction activities and the general economy, resulting in healthy demand for hydro excavators from the utility sector, and also for sewer cleaners.
These and other issues are analyzed in this report, to provide a perspective on the industry structure and dynamics of this highly specialized industry. The report can be put to immediate use for sales and market planning, M&A identification, competitive share analysis, alliances and technology transfer considerations.
Included with this report is an Excel file with nine worksheets containing data from the report’s tables.
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