The manufacture of trucks for ready mixed concrete, concrete boom pumps and volumetric mixers is the subject of a recent report from Modesto, Calif.-based
The manufacture of trucks for ready mixed concrete, concrete boom pumps and volumetric mixers is the subject of a recent report from Modesto, Calif.-based SpecialtyVehicles.net (SVN), a market-research consulting and business publications firm. The study provides estimated sales, production volumes, and staffing information for about 20 U.S. and Canadian manufacturers. Major companies are profiled in greater depth with descriptions of their business and key operating features.
A detailed summary presents an overview of the industry’s size in terms of units and dollars, including a breakdown of unit and dollar shares for each of the four truck types: rear discharge, front discharge, concrete pump and volumetric mixer. The analysis differentiates complete truck manufacturers from those fabricating and installing the mixer or pump unit only on purchased chassis.
SVN amassed its research data from industry executive interviews, Internet searches, and scrutiny of numerous public domain documents. Highlights of the report include:
- While the industry comprises numerous players and is highly fragmented, McNeilus as the leading manufacturer accounts for 55.7 percent of total industry dollar sales, estimated at over $1.38 billion for all product categories.
- Rear discharge concrete mixers are the leading type of truck among the four types examined.
- The housing and commercial building boom have generated increased sales in all four truck categories. Given the cyclical nature of demand for these types of trucks, however, the report forecasts a slower growth outlook.
The 122-page study is available as a complete report titled The Manufacture of Concrete Mix, Concrete Pump & Volumetric Mixer Trucks in North America; by individual sections targeting each of the four truck segments; or, separate sections for manufacturer profiles and contact directory/database of companies industrywide. Further information is available at SVN’s website, www.specialtyvehicles.net, or by calling 209/576-8021.