Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -2.5%

Operators in the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry produce items for several markets, including commercial vehicle manufacturers, recreational vehicle (RV) dealers and road freight operators. Traditionally, motor vehicle body manufacturers have relied on downstream demand from consumers for locally manufactured passenger vehicles. However, such demand has declined significantly over the past five years as domestic carmakers scaled back production before ceasing operations in 2017-18. In contrast, an ageing population has stimulated demand for new RVs, and the growing number of baby boomer retirees purchasing RVs has benefited the industry significantly. In addition, trailer manufacturers benefit from growing demand for freight tra...
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Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry's revenue is projected to grow slightly over the next five years. The volatility resulting from Toyota and GM Holden exiting domestic passenger vehicle manufacturing is anticipated to stabilise. Growing demand for truck trailers from road freight transporters is anticipated to support the industry's performance over the next five years. Additionally, Australia's ageing population and growing number of international tourists are anticipated to boost industry revenue over the period. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Industry participation A lack of economies of scale due to low production volumes wi...
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Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $4bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,368
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 14,639

Biggest companies in the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia industry include Jayco Corporation Pty Ltd and MaxiTRANS Industries Limited.

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What is Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators manufacture motor vehicle bodies, recreational vehicles (such as caravans) and trailers. Operators also carry out vehicle modifications involving permanent changes to bodywork using existing engines and chassis.

Industry Products and Services

  • Motor vehicle bodies
  • Tent and camper trailers and caravans
  • Motor vehicle trailers
  • Campervans and motorhomes
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Boat trailer manufacturing
  • Caravan and RV manufacturing
  • Horse float manufacturing
  • Motor vehicle conversion
  • Stock crate manufacturing
  • Trailer manufacturing
  • Car, truck and bus body manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators manufacture motor vehicle bodies, recreational vehicles (such as caravans) and trailers. Operators also carry out vehicle modifications involving permanent changes to bodywork using existing engines and chassis.

Main Activities

  • Boat trailer manufacturing
  • Caravan and RV manufacturing
  • Horse float manufacturing
  • Motor vehicle conversion
  • Stock crate manufacturing
  • Trailer manufacturing
  • Car, truck and bus body manufacturing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Demand for freight trailers depends on road freight transport. Strong growth in the economy generally prompts periods of high road freight activity, which...
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Demand from road freight transport
International travel to Australia
Population aged 50 and older
Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing

Current Performance

Domestic freight task
Consumer preferences and local car manufacturing
Ageing population and tourism
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Motor vehicle manufacturing
RV demand
Lighter and greener
 Table: Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia
Commercial Vehicle Wholesaling in Australia
Motor Vehicle New Parts Wholesaling in Australia
Trailer and Caravan Dealers in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Gold and Other Non-Ferrous Metal Processing in Australia
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing in Australia
Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing in Australia
Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia



Products & Services

Tent and camper trailers and caravans represent the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry's largest product segment. Other product segment...
Commercial vehicle manufacturers
Parts wholesalers
Household consumers
Export markets


Demand Determinants

Factors affecting demand for the industry's products generally depend on the final users of the products. Demand for motor vehicles and RVs depends on dis...
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Major Markets

Commercial vehicle manufacturers
Parts wholesalers
Household consumers
Export markets



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry exhibits low market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for less than 40.0...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Jayco Corporation Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned private company that was incorporated in 1976. The company derives most of its revenue from manufacturing...
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Jayco Corporation

 Table: Jayco Corporation - financial performance

MaxiTRANS

 Table: MaxiTRANS - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing industry exhibits moderate capital intensity due to the significant mechanisation involved in the manufac...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

AUSTRALIAN DESIGN RULES (ADRS)

B-DOUBLE

B-TRIPLE

GREY NOMADS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (RV)

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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