Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia - Market Research Report

Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.0%

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry manufactures and maintains rail locomotives and carriages for freight and passenger use. The industry has struggled against import penetration of rail locomotives and wagons over the past five years, contributing to a decline in demand for industry products. However, rising demand for high-tech rail locomotives and carriages, largely from state governments, has partly offset this trend. Industry operators have struggled with high revenue volatility over the past five years. The industry heavily relies on large, irregular contracts with major logistics companies and government bodies, many of which came to an end over the period. However, an increased focus on repair and maintenance services, an...
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Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The performance of the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry is anticipated to improve over the next five years. Rising public sector investment in public transport, ongoing maintenance and repair contracts for rolling stock, and increasing public demand for domestically produced products are projected to provide a solid revenue base for the industry. New passenger rail projects are currently under construction across Australia's major metropolitan areas, increasing demand for new passenger trains, trams and carriages. Rising traffic congestion is also projected to boost demand from the Rail Freight Transport industry. State and federal governments are anticipated to undertake significant investment in rail infrastructure upgrades to r...
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Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 149
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 4,656

Biggest companies in the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia industry include CIMIC Group Limited, Downer EDI Limited and Bombardier Transportation Australia Pty Ltd.

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What is Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies manufacture or repair railway locomotives and rolling stock. This includes rail carriages, tram cars and wagons. The industry excludes railroad construction.

Industry Products and Services

  • Repair and maintenance services
  • Passenger trains and carriages
  • Freight trains and wagons
  • Passenger light rail and trams
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Locomotive manufacturing
  • Railway rolling stock manufacturing
  • Repair of locomotives and rolling stock
  • Tram manufacturing
  • Cable car manufacturing
  • Rail carriage manufacturing
  • Railway gear and parts manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies manufacture or repair railway locomotives and rolling stock. This includes rail carriages, tram cars and wagons. The industry excludes railroad construction.

Main Activities

  • Locomotive manufacturing
  • Railway rolling stock manufacturing
  • Repair of locomotives and rolling stock
  • Tram manufacturing
  • Cable car manufacturing
  • Rail carriage manufacturing
  • Railway gear and parts manufacturing

Similar Industries

Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Rail freight transport companies use industry products and services. Freight volumes transported by rail are measured in freight tonne-kilometres. Demand ...
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Demand from rail freight transport
Domestic price of iron and steel
Demand from rail passenger transport
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

International trade
Changing focus
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Staying viable
Passenger rail investment
 Table: Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Grain Growing in Australia
Sugar Cane Growing in Australia
Black Coal Mining in Australia
Iron Ore Mining in Australia
Rail Freight Transport in Australia
Rail Passenger Transport in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Steel Pipe and Tube Manufacturing in Australia
Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing in Australia
Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing in Australia
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing in Australia
Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Iron and Steel Casting in Australia

Products & Services

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair industry manufactures and undertakes maintenance of railway locomotives and rolling stock, including light ...
Rail freight transport operators
Mining companies




Demand Determinants

Demand for industry products and services tends to be variable, due to the project based nature of supply contracts. Major industry operators conduct othe...
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Major Markets

Rail freight transport operators
Mining companies





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The industry exhibits a high level of market share concentration, a trend which has increased over the past five years. The industry’s top four players ar...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

CIMIC Group Limited, previously Leighton Holdings Limited, is one of Australia's largest construction, engineering and project mining companies. The ASX-l...
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CIMIC Group

 Table: CIMIC Group - financial performance

Downer

 Table: Downer - financial performance

Bombardier Transportation

 Table: Bombardier Transportation - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Railway Equipment Manufacturing and repair industry displays a low level of capital intensity, a trend which has declined over the past five years. In...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair 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 Railway Equipment Manufacturing and Repair 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, %

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

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