Reports

Truck & Bus Builder publishes comprehensive market studies which analyse in-depth, specific sectors of the commercial vehicle manufacturing industry. These reports are written and produced by a team of leading journalists/consultants specialising in the business of commercial vehicle manufacture, management and marketing.

We also promote on behalf of our industry partner, Race Innovations, strategic analyses of the Indian commercial vehicle market.

All Truck & Bus Builder reports are extremely highly regarded and have become essential business management and sales planning tools for senior executives working in the commercial vehicle industry.

The European Truck-Trailer Report 2015

The sixth edition of The European Truck-Trailer Report is a comprehensive market review of the heavy duty truck, trailer and associated component manufacturing industry in Europe and is an essential tool for all industry executives.

Following the European trailer market crash in 2008/2009, which saw trailer sales by many companies tumble by as much as 90%, the trailer market has recovered reasonably well in some European markets, but not all. In fact there remains a distinct north/south divide with Northern Europe and in particular, Germany, Poland and Russia, as well as Turkey seeing a steady increase in sales, although 2012 saw the markets contract slightly in most countries. The southern and central European markets have continued to struggle to reach even a third of the trailer registrations in the boom years before 2008. For this and next year the forecast is more of the same, i.e. growth in the North and Turkey and at best flat in the south.

Available in hard copy and digitally, this report includes detailed market reviews, statistics and forecasts for the countries across Europe.

The World Truck Manufacturing Industry 2013

The second edition of The World Truck Manufacturing Industry Report provides an insight into the major and minor truck builders in the different regions of the world and is an essential tool for both new and experienced executives alike.

The world truck market has recovered from the financial crisis of 2008, although many markets and in particular, Europe, North America and Japan are still below their market highs of 2006 and 2007. Presently, the world truck market above six tonnes gross is sitting around the four million unit mark but is expected to grow as more economies recover and become more stable. There will, however, be wide variation regionally in terms of growth. Europe, for example, is expected to see truck demand in its northern countries experience strong growth, whilst the southern European countries will continue to struggle to re-kindle any sort of sizeable market.

Available in hardcopy and digitally, the report is presented in a modular structure enabling prospective purchasers to buy the entire report or purchase specific regional chapters of interest.

The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry 2016

The World Bus & Coach Manufacturing Industry Report is published every two years and provides factual information and statistics about the global bus and coach manufacturing industry.

A key feature of this report is the provision of detailed statistics. Five year production and registration figures for buses and coaches by region, country and where available, manufacturer, are included, as well as sales forecasts for the next five years.

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Bus Market

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Bus Market produced by Race Innovations provides an insight into the current and future bus market in India. It is a key decision-making tool for both new and experienced executives alike.

The Indian bus market is a fast growing industry sector and understanding this market can be complicated due to the diverse user base and widespread applications. This report looks at macro and micro trends influencing this sector and provides competitive analyses of the bus and coach markets as well as a review of total bus unit sales.

Presented in a concise power point format, the report is a clear and well-illustrated review and provides an unbiased analysis of the market.

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Tipper Market

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Tipper Market produced by Race Innovations provides an insight into the current and future medium and heavy-duty tipper market in India. It is a key decision-making tool for both new and experienced executives alike.

The Indian tipper market after a slowdown over the last couple of years is expected to be fast growing over the coming years. The macro and micro trends that influence the market are summarised, and the report provides forecasts by OEM and by weight segment, for the next five years. It also provides a brief about the investment opportunities and upcoming projects in India.

Presented in a concise power point format, the report is a clear and well-illustrated review and provides an unbiased analysis of the market.

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Trailer Market

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Trailer Market produced by Race Innovations provides an insight into the key drivers and restraints influencing development of this market sector. It is a valuable decision-making tool for both new and experienced executives alike.

Still in its infancy, India’s trailer building business is predicted to grow substantially over the next four years. This, says RACE, is as a result of major change in government policy on gvw enforcement as well as safety and plans to introduce an integrated and centralised goods and services tax. Foreign trailer manufacturers in recent years have been showing keen interest in penetrating the Indian market and it is expected that a number will seek to enter the market. There remains, however, many challenges to market entry for foreign companies.

Presented in a concise power point format, the report is a clear and well-illustrated review and provides an unbiased analysis of the market.

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Truck Market

Strategic Analysis of the Indian Truck Market produced by Race Innovations provides a review of the factors influencing the Indian truck market in terms of key drivers and restraints. It is a valuable decision-making tool for both new and experienced executives alike.

During the past five years, demand for trucks (3 to 49 tons gross) in India has been highly volatile and cyclical in nature.

Since the slump in 2013, the medium and heavy duty commercial vehicle (M&HCV) truck market has picked up strongly, increasing by 21% and 20% per year to register 235,417 units in 2015. 2016 is expected to finish with a modest correction before resumption of steady growth of almost 10% average per year to 2020.

Presented in a concise power point format, the report is a clear and well-illustrated review and provides an unbiased analysis of the market.