Markets

Vehicle repair market

The advantages of disposables have been employed for many years in the vehicle repair market. There is a lot going on in the automotive sector, with innovation and sustainability being two important themes. Innovation is manifested by equipping vehicles with modules for automatic parking and automatic braking. We also see that there are big differences in the world in the demand for vehicles and for types of vehicle. While the demand for more compact cars is increasing in Europe and the USA, the Chinese market is characterised expressly by an increasing demand for larger cars. What will these mean for the vehicle repair market? Apply for the EMM sector report here.

Ship and yacht building

The ship and yacht building sector is diverse and multi-faceted. Despite the international economic crisis, resulting in a decline in container transport, this industry has enjoyed steady growth. The segments that (continue to) do well are floating workshop construction, dredging, offshore, naval and large yachts. Growing markets such as China, India, Brazil and Russia are compensating for the absence of orders from the ‘old economies’. The high average age of ships and the tightening of environmental and safety standards is generating increasing demand for repair and maintenance. Where things are heading in this sector. Apply for the EMM sector report here.

Industry

Many types of paint are used in industry, particularly for metal products. Four major trends play a role in this sector. Faster economic cycles call for greater adaptability. Scarcity of raw materials and higher energy prices are reflected in costs. Investments in new production technologies are needed to increase productivity and lower relative costs. Worldwide competition for locations for production businesses appears to be decided in favour of high-wage countries. Want more information on this sector? Apply for the EMM sector report here.