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Flat Glass Manufacturing in the UK - Industry Market Research Report

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  • 39 Pages
  • February 2023
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • IBISWorld
  • ID: 4061584

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Flat glass is integral to the construction of buildings and vehicles and is also an important input for some appliances and furnishings. The manufacture of flat glass in the UK is dominated by three global companies: Pilkington, Saint-Gobain Glass and Guardian Industries. The financial power of these companies and the substantial investment required to set up flat glass manufacturing operations make it difficult for new manufacturers to enter the industry. The volume of glass produced domestically has declined, as multinational owners of UK flat glass producers have shifted more operations overseas.

Companies in this industry manufacture flat glass. Most of this is float glass but some is rolled glass. Small amounts are drawn and blown flat glass. The industry manufactures wired, coloured and tinted glass.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry's key players and their market shares.


Table of Contents

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
  • Industry Definition
  • Main Activities
  • Similar Industries
  • Additional Resources
INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
  • Executive Summary
  • Key External Drivers
  • Current Performance
  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
PRODUCTS & MARKETS
  • Supply Chain
  • Products & Services
  • Demand Determinants
  • Major Markets
  • International Trade
  • Business Locations
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  • Market Share Concentration
  • Key Success Factors
  • Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Basis of Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Industry Globalization
MAJOR COMPANIES
OPERATING CONDITIONS
  • Capital Intensity
  • Technology & Systems
  • Revenue Volatility
  • Regulation & Policy
  • Industry Assistance
KEY STATISTICS
  • Industry Data
  • Annual Change
  • Key Ratios
JARGON & GLOSSARY

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Pilkington United Kingdom Ltd
  • Guardian Industries UK Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain Glass (United Kingdom) Ltd

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