Transport Manufacturing: Introduction

Transport Manufacturing

The transport manufacturing industry is composed of companies that manufacture vehicles, vehicle parts, and the infrastructure that supports them. This business of planes, trains, and automobiles plays an important role in sustaining the global nature of the lives most people lead—getting products made all over the world to local retailers.

The Transport Manufacturing industry is Highly Concentrated. The production in this industry is dominated by a small amount of large firms that are able to shape the industry’s direction and price levels.

Primary Demand Drivers

  • Domestic manufacturing output
  • Levels of international trade
  • Outsourcing of logistics services

Profitability Drivers

  • Efficient operations
  • Extensive relationships in shipper and carrier networks
  • Covering all modes of operation (transport, warehousing, handling, packaging, labeling and assembling)