Vehicle Body and Trailer – Global Strategic Business Report

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This report analyzes the US market for Vehicle Body and Trailer in Billions of US$. The Major product segments analyzed are Motor Vehicle Body, Truck Trailers, Motor Homes, and Travel Trailer & Camper. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US. Annual forecasts are provided for US region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided with annual market analytics. The report profiles 275 companies including many key and niche players such as Ashok Leyland, Beall Corp., Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co., KG., Chereau S.A.S., Clement Industries, Coachmen Industries, Inc., Daimler AG, East Manufacturing Corp., Fiat SpA, Iveco, Iveco Trucks Australia Ltd., Jayco, Inc., Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Inc., Forest River, Inc., General Motor Corp., Great Dane Limited Partnership, Heil Environmental Industries, Ltd., Hyundai Translead, J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers, Klege Europ (U.K.) Ltd., Koegel Fahrzeugwerke AG, Lamberet Constructions Isothermes, Marcopolo, MaxiTRANS Industries Ltd., Peach County Holdings, Inc., Polar Tank Trailer, Inc., Recrusul SA, Schmitz Cargobull AG., Tata Motors, Thor Industries, Inc., Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd., Trail King Industries, Transcraft Corporation, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Vibracoustic North America, Wabash National Corporation, and Winnebago Industries, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Motor Vehicle Body I-3
Truck Trailers I-3
Mobile Homes I-4
Travel Trailer & Camper I-4

II-A. A US MARKET REPORT
A.Market Analysis II-1
North American Trailer Market II-1
Truck Trailer Production Declines II-1
Table 1: Leading Players in the North American Truck
Trailer Market (2006 & 2007): Production in Units for
Great Dane, Wabash National, Utility Trailer
Manufacturing, Hyundai Translead, Stoughton Trailers,
Fontaine Trailer, Vanguard National Trailer, Trailmobile
Canada, MANAC, and Heil Trailer International (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-1
Key Statistics II-2
Table 2: Recreational Vehicle Market in North America
(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Type -
Travel Trailers, Travel Trailers Fifth Wheel, Folding
Camping Trailers, All Motorhomes, and Truck Campers
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 3: Recreational Vehicle Market in North America
(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Type -
Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, Travel Trailers Fifth Wheel,
Folding Camping Trailers, and Truck Campers (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 4: Motor Homes Market in North America (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Vehicle Class -
Class A-Diesel, Class A-Gas, Class C, and Class B
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 5: Motor Homes Market in North America (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Vehicle Class -
Class A-Gas, Class C, Class A Diesel, and Class B
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
North American Refuse Truck Bodies Launches in the Past II-3
Trailer Market in the US II-4
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing Industry II-4
Competitive Scenario II-5
Table 6: Leading Players in the US Recreational Vehicles
Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales of
Class A&C Vehicles - Winnebago Industries, Fleetwood
Enterprises, Thor Industries, Monaco Coach, Coachmen
Industries, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 7: Leading Players in the US Recreational Vehicles
Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales of
Class A Gas Vehicles - Fleetwood Enterprises, Winnebago
Industries, Thor Industries, Forest River, Coachmen, Monaco
Coach, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 8: Leading Players in the US Recreational Vehicles
Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales of
Class A Diesel Vehicles - Monaco Coach, Fleetwood
Enterprises, Tiffin, Winnebago Industries, Newmar, Thor
Industries, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 9: Leading Players in the US Recreational Vehicles
Market (2007): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales of
Class C Vehicles - Winnebago Industries, Thor Industries,
Coachmen, GulfStream, Fleetwood Enterprises, Forest River,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 10: Leading Players in the US Fifth Wheels Market
(2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales for
Thor Industries, Forest River, Jayco, K-Z, Monaco, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 11: Leading Players in the US Folding Campers Market
(2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales for
Fleetwood, Forest River, Jayco, Starcraft RV, Coachmen, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 12: Leading Players in the US Travel Trailer Market
(2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of Retail Sales for
Thor Industries, Forest River, Jayco, Fleetwood, Monaco and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 13: Leading Players in the US Truck, Trailer, and
Motor Home Market (2006): Percentage Breakdown of
Production for Thor Industries, Fleetwood Enterprises,
Wabash National, Winnebago Industries, Great Dane, Coachmen
Industries, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 14: Leading Players in the US Trailer Market (2001):
Largest Number of Trailers for C R England, Frozen Food
Express Industries, Prime, Marten Transport, Stevens
Transport, KLLM, Shaffer Trucking, TransAm Trucking,
Sunflower Carriers, and Alterman Transport Lines (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 15: Recreational Vehicles Market in the US (2006):
Shipments in ‘000 Units for Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheel
Trailers, Folding Camp Trailers, Truck Campers, Motorhomes
(Type A), Motorhomes (Type B), and Motorhomes (Type C)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Current and Future Analysis II-9
Exports-Imports Scenario II-9
Exports II-9
Table 16: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2006 & 2007):
Exports in US$ ‘000 for Automobile Bodies (Passenger
Vehicles or Motor Cars) by Country - UAE, Saudi Arabia,
China, Ukraine, Germany, Kuwait, Jordan, Canada, South
Korea, UK, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 17: Trailer Market in the US (2006 & 2007): Exports
in US$ ‘000 for Self Loading/Unloading Trailers for
Agricultural Purposes by Country - Kazakhstan, Canada,
Ukraine, Iraq, Mexico, Philippines, Australia, Saudi
Arabia, Venezuela, China, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 18: Trailer Market in the US (2006 & 2007): Exports
in US$ ‘000 for Trailers & Semi-Trailers for Housing or
Camping by Country - Canada, UK, Australia, Netherlands,
Iceland, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Japan, and
Others II-10

Table 19: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Agricultural
Applications) Market in the US (2004): Exports in US$ ‘000
by Country - Canada, Mexico, Ukraine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia,
Japan, Colombia, South Africa, Venezuela, Egypt, Grenada,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 20: Trailers and Semi-Trailers Market (for
Housing/Camping Below 10.6m Length) in the US (2003 &
2004): Exports in Units by Country - Canada, UK, Iceland,
Mexico, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Germany,
Netherlands, and Others II-11

Table 21: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Housing/ Camping
Below 10.6m Length) in the US (2003 & 2004): Exports in
US$ ‘000 by Country - Canada, UK, Iceland, Japan,
Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands,
Chile, and Others II-12

Table 22: Trailers and Semi-Trailers Market (for
Housing/Camping of 10.6m Length or Higher) in the US (2003
& 2004): Exports in Units by Country - Canada, Mexico,
Japan, UK, Australia, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 23: Trailers and Semi-Trailers Market (for
Housing/Camping 10.6m or Higher) in the US (2003 & 2004):
Exports in US$ ‘000 by Country - Canada, UK, Japan,
Australia, Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 24: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (Van Type) Market in
the US (2004): Exports in US$ ‘000 by Country - Canada,
Mexico, Nigeria, Haiti, Russia, Chile, China, Saudi
Arabia, Venezuela, UK, and Others II-13

Table 25: Tanker Trailers and Semi-Trailers Market in the
US (2003 & 2004): Exports in Units by Country - Canada,
UK, China, Mexico, Guatemala, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 26: Tanker Trailers and Semi-Trailers Market in the
US (2003 & 2004): Exports in US$ ‘000 by Country - Canada,
China, UK, Mexico, Liberia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 27: Vehicle Body Market in the US (1Q 2003): Exports
(Quantity in Numbers and FAS Value in US$ ‘000) of
Trailers and Semi-Trailers, for Use with Vehicles of
Heading 8709 by Country - Mexico, Panama, Chile, Jamaica,
Dominican Republic, Greece, Ecuador, Colombia, and Belgium II-14

Table 28: Vehicle Body Market in the US (1Q 2003): Exports
(Quantity in Numbers and FAS Value in US$ ‘000) of
Trailers and Semi-Trailers, for Use with Vehicles of
Heading 8703 by Country - Canada, Kuwait, Chile, Federal
States of Micronesia, South Korea, Panama, Japan, Jamaica,
Bahrain, and Bahamas II-14

Table 29: Vehicle Body Market in the US (1Q 2003): Exports
(Quantity in Numbers and FAS Value in US$ ‘000) of
Trailers and Semi-Trailers, Van Type by Country - Canada,
Mexico, Russia, Haiti, Guatemala, Colombia, Chile, El
Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Spain, UK, Namibia, Cayman
Islands, and Bahamas II-14

Table 30: Vehicle Body Market in the US (1Q 2003): Exports
(Quantity in Numbers and FAS Value in US$ ‘000) of
Trailers and Semi-Trailers, Platform Type by Country -
Canada, Croatia, Mexico, Haiti, Venezuela, UAE, Costa
Rica, Vietnam, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and
Tobago, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Colombia, UK, Sweden,
Philippines, Japan, Germany, El Salvador, Ecuador, and
Cayman Islands II-15

Table 31: Vehicle Body Market in the US (1Q 2003): Exports
(Quantity in Numbers and FAS Value in US$ ‘000) of
Trailers and Semi-Trailers, for Transport of Goods by
Country - Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Guatemala,
Jamaica, Netherlands, Australia, Panama, Dominican
Republic, Honduras, Cayman Islands, South Korea, Costa
Rica, Nigeria, Barbados, Bahrain, France, El Salvador,
Bahamas, and Others II-16
Historic Review II-17
Table 32: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2000-2002):
Exports (in US$ Million) of “Bodies (including Cabs) for
Road Tractors of Semi-Trailers” by Country II-17

Table 33: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2000-2002):
Exports (in US$ Million) of “Bodies (including Cabs) for
Vehicles, Designed for the Transport of Persons, Except
Passenger Automobiles” by Country II-18

Table 34: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2000-2002):
Exports (in US$ Million) of “Bodies (including Cabs) for
Vehicles of Heading 8702” by Country II-19

Table 35: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2000-2002):
Exports (in US$ Million) of “Bodies (including Cabs) for
Passenger Automobiles of Heading 8703, Including Station
Wagons and Racing Cars” by Country II-20

Table 36: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2000-2002):
Exports (in US$ Million) of “Bodies (including Cabs) for
Motor Vehicles for the Transport of Goods, of Heading
8704” by Country II-23

Table 37: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2000-2002):
Exports (in US$ Million) of “Bodies (including Cabs) for
Vehicles of Heading 8705” by Country II-24
Imports II-25
Table 38: Vehicle Body Market in the US (2006 & 2007):
Imports in US$ for Automobile Bodies (Passenger Vehicles
or Motor Cars) by Country - South Africa, Austria, Canada,
Japan, Mexico, Italy, UK, Australia, China, Brazil, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 39: Trailer Market in the US (2006 & 2007): Imports
in US$ for Self Loading/Unloading Trailers for
Agricultural Purposes by Country - Canada, Mexico,
Netherlands, Germany, China, and Belgium II-25

Table 40: Trailer Market in the US (2006 & 2007): Imports
in US$ for Trailers & Semi-Trailers for Housing or Camping
by Country - Canada, Mexico, Australia, Netherlands,
China, Italy, Slovenia, and UK II-26

Table 41: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Agricultural
Applications) Market in the US (2004): Imports (in US$
000) by Country - Canada, France, China, Mexico,
Netherlands, Germany, and Finland (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 42: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Transport of
Goods) Market in the US (2004): Imports (in US$ 000) by
Country - Mexico, China, Canada, UK, Germany, Taiwan,
Netherlands, Denmark, France, and Others II-26

Table 43: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Housing/ Camping
Below 10.6m Length) Market in the US (2003 & 2004):
Imports (in Units) by Country - Canada, Australia, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 44: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Housing/ Camping
Below 10.6m Length) Market in the US (2003 & 2004):
Imports (in US$ 000) by Country - Canada, Australia,
South Africa, and Others II-27

Table 45: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Housing/ Camping
of 10.6m Length or Higher) Market in the US (2003 & 2004):
Imports (in Units) from Canada II-27

Table 46: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (for Housing/ Camping
10.6m Length or Higher) Market in the US (2003 & 2004):
Imports (in US$ 000) from Canada II-27

Table 47: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (Van Type) Market in
the US (2004): Imports (in Units) by Country - Mexico,
Canada, and Australia II-27

Table 48: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (Van Type) Market in
the US (2004): Imports (in US$ 000) by Country - Mexico,
Canada, and Australia II-28

Table 49: Trailers and Semi-Trailers (Platform Type)
Market in the US (2004): Imports (in US$ 000) by Country
  • Canada, China, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico, France, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 50: Tanker Trailers and Semi-Trailers Market in the
US (2003 & 2004): Imports (in US$ 000) by Country -
Canada, Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-28

Table 51: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Road
Tractors of Semi-Trailers (1Q 2003): Imports (Quantity in
Numbers and Customs Value in US$‘000) by Country - Mexico,
Canada and Japan II-28

Table 52: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Public
Transport Type Passenger Motor Vehicles (1Q 2003): Imports
(Quantity in Numbers and Customs Value in US$ ‘000) by
Country - Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Ireland II-29

Table 53: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Motor
Vehicles for the Transport of Goods (1Q 2003): Imports
(Quantity in Numbers and Customs Value in US$ ‘000) by
Country - Mexico, Germany, Canada, Japan, France, and
India (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 54: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Special
Purpose Vehicles other than those Designed for the
Transport of Persons or Goods (1Q 2003): Imports (Quantity
in Numbers and Customs Value in US$‘000) by Country -
Canada, Sweden and Netherlands (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 55: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Passenger
Motor Vehicles (1Q 2003): Imports (Quantity in Numbers and
Customs Value in US$ ‘000) by Country - Japan, Canada,
Mexico, Italy, UK, South Korea, Czech Republic, and
Netherlands II-29
Historic Review II-30
Table 56: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Motor
Vehicles for the Transport of Goods (2000-2002): Imports
(Value in US$ Million) by Country II-30

Table 57: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Road
Tractors of Semi-Trailers (2000-2002): Imports (Value in
US$ Million) by Country II-30

Table 58: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for
Public-Transport Type Passenger Motor Vehicles
(2000-2002): Imports (Value in US$ Million) by Country II-31

Table 59: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Vehicles,
Designed for the Transport of Persons, Except Passenger
Automobiles (2000-2002): Imports (Value in US$ Million) by
Country II-31

Table 60: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Passenger
Automobiles of Heading 8703, including Station Wagons and
Racing Cars (2000-2002): Imports (Value in US$ Million) by
Country II-32

Table 61: US Vehicle Bodies (including Cabs) for Vehicles
of Heading 8705 (2000-2002): Imports (Value in US$
Million) by Country II-32
B.Market Analytics II-33
Table 62: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Vehicle Body & Trailer by Product Segment - Motor Vehicle
Body, Truck Trailers, Motor Homes, and Travel Trailer &
Camper Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Billion for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 63: US Long-term Projections for Vehicle Body &
Trailer by Product Segment - Motor Vehicle Body, Truck
Trailers, Motor Homes, and Travel Trailer & Camper
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Billion for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-33

Table 64: US Historic Review for Vehicle Body & Trailer by
Product Segment - Motor Vehicle Body, Truck Trailers, Motor
Homes, and Travel Trailer & Camper Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Billion for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 65: US 15-Year Perspective for Vehicle Body & Trailer
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Motor Vehicle Body, Truck Trailers, Motor Homes, and
Travel Trailer & Camper for Years 1998, 2008 & 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

II-B. A GLOBAL SCENARIO/PERSPECTIVE

1. Market Overview II-35
Trends and Issues II-35
Vehicle Body Design and Engineering: Counter Cyclic Activities II-35
Truck Trailers: Driving Forces II-35

2. Product Overview II-36
Vehicle Body II-36
Bus Body II-36
Trailers II-36
Boat Trailers II-36
Bunkhouses II-36
Camper Bodies II-36
Logging Trailer II-36
Mobile Homes II-37
Mobile Offices II-37
Semi-Trailer II-37
Tank Trailer II-37
Tent Trailers II-37
Travel Trailers II-37
Utility Trailers II-37
Trailer Life II-38
Raw Material Overview II-38
Vehicle Bodies: Made of Steel II-38
Aluminum: A Lightweight Sturdy Metal II-38

3. Technological Developments II-39
MB91F467BA Microcontroller Chip II-39
True Feather™ Controls on Dump Truck Bodies II-39
MCU (Microcellular Urethane) Body Mounts II-39

4. Overview of Select Markets II-41
Canada II-41
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Industry II-41
Table 66: Vehicle Body and Trailer Market in Canada (2006 &
2007): Imports in US$ by Product Segment - Automobile Bodies
(Passenger Vehicles or Motor Cars), Self Loading/Unloading
Trailers for Agricultural Purposes, and Trailers and
Semi-Trailers for Housing or Camping II-41

Table 67: Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Market in Canada
(2003 & 2004): Imports (in C$ ‘000) by Country - USA, China,
Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, Re-Imports (Canada), France
(incl. Monaco, French Antilles), Japan, Taiwan, and Others II-41

Table 68: Vehicle Body and Trailer Market in Canada (2006 &
2007): Exports in US$ by Product Segment - Automobile Bodies
(Passenger Vehicles or Motor Cars), Self Loading/Unloading
Trailers for Agricultural Purposes, and Trailers and
Semi-Trailers for Housing or Camping II-41

Table 69: Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Market in Canada
(2003 & 2004): Exports (in C$ ‘000) by Country - USA, Saudi
Arabia, UK, Israel, Japan, Iraq, Cuba, Ireland, Brazil,
Morocco, China, and Others II-42
Historic Review II-42
Table 70: Bus and Truck Body Industry in Canada (2000 &
2001): Imports (in C$ ‘000) by Country - USA, Mexico,
Chile, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Japan, Germany,
Belgium, and Others II-42

Table 71: Bus and Truck Body Industry in Canada (2000 &
2001): Exports (in C$ ‘000) by Country - USA, UK, Japan,
Singapore, Norway, Cuba, Chile, Germany, Guatemala, Congo,
and Others II-43

Table 72: Bus and Truck Body Industry in Canada (2000 &
2001): Imports (In C$ ‘000) from the US by State II-44

Table 73: Bus and Truck Body Industry in Canada (2000 &
2001): Exports (In C$ ‘000) to the US by State II-45
Europe II-46
Trailer Industry Outlook II-46
Changing Landscape II-46
Table 74: Leading Players in the European Trailer Market
(2006): Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales by Company -
Schmitz Cargobull, Krone, Kogel, Shwarzmuller, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 75: Trailer Market in Western Europe (2001-2005):
Production in Units by Type - Semi-Trailer and Drawbar
Trailer Production in Western Europe (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 76: Leading Players in the European Refrigerated
Vehicle Body Builder Market (2004 & 2005): Percentage
Breakdown by Value Sales for Lamberet, Schmitz, Chereau,
Klege, Kerstner, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-47
Germany II-47
Table 77: Caravan Market in Germany (2001-2005): New
Registrations in Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47
The United Kingdom II-48
Trailer Industry II-48
Regulatory Environment II-48
Market Leaders II-48
Australia II-49
Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing Industry II-49
Characteristics of the Australian Motor Vehicle Body Market II-49
Caravan Market II-49
Table 78: Caravan and Trailer Market in Australia
2006-2012): Revenues in US$ Million (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 79: Caravan and Trailer Market in Australia (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product - Caravans,
Trailers, Mobile Homes, and Horse Floats (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 80: Caravan and Trailer Market in Australia (2006):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Region - New South
Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50
Market Leaders II-50
China II-50
Trailer Market II-50
A Potential Market for Camper Vans II-50
Brazil II-51
Bus Industry II-51

5. Product Innovations/Introductions II-52
Heil Unveils New Refuse Collection Vehicle II-52
Bevan Launches Recyclable Eco-Bodies II-52
Utility Trailer Rolls Out New 4000D-X® Dry Van II-52
ATDynamics Launches New Aerodynamic TrailerTail® II-52
Heil Launches Improved Version of STARR System II-53
Utility Rolls out the 4000A™ Flatbed II-53
Coachmen Releases Leprechaun 320DS Motorhome II-53
Hyundai Unveils HT Composite® Dry Freight Van Trailer II-53
Tata Marcopolo Introduces Starbus LE and Starbus in India II-54
Kögel Presents Cool-MAXX Fibre and Cool-MAXX Steel Trailers II-54
Schmitz Offers S.KI Light Tipper II-54
Schmitz Introduces S.KI Solid Semi-Trailer II-55
Schmitz to Expand Tractor Tipper Body Range II-55
Fleetwood Presents 2008 American Eagle to Lazydays II-55
East Manufacturing Commences Production of Transfer Trailers II-56
Georgie Boy™ Re-Designs Maverick II-56
Fleetwood Re-Introduces Terra and Fiesta II-56
Krone Expands Refrigerated Box Range II-56
Tata Motors Introduces Tata ACE in Nepal II-57
Honeywell Launches Spectra Shield II Ballistic Materials II-57
Valley Unveils New Trailer Brake Control II-57
Iveco Unveils New CNG Stralis Range II-58
Tata Motors Unveils New Range of Medium and Heavy Commercial
Vehicles II-58
Fleetwood Launches Next Generation Fifth Wheel Luxury Trailers II-59
Great Dane Launches The Composite Van II-59
Great Dane Unveils New Advancements in Trailer Aerodynamics II-59
East® Unveils Next Generation Dump Trailers II-60
Fleetwood Launches Class C Diesel Motor Homes II-60
Fleetwood Launches Two New Class C Motor Homes II-60
Winnebago Industries Launches New Rear Pusher Motor Homes II-61
Freighter Introduces EziLiner II-61
Marcopolo Launches New Midibus Senior II-61
Winnebago Industries Launches New Class B Motor Home II-62
Winnebago Industries Introduces Itasca® and Winnebago®
Motorhomes II-62
Coachmen Unveils The Blast™ II-63
Fleetwood Launches New Models II-63
Delphi Develops New Generation Vehicle Body Control Electronics II-63
Tata Rolls Out 49-ton Truck Trailer II-63
Meritor WABCO Launches New RSSplus™ II-64
UTM Unveils Innovative Prep Package for Trailers II-64
Ashok Leyland Introduces ALTRUX Scheme II-64
Great Dane Introduces Super LT Refrigerated Trailer II-65
Ashok Leyland Launches 49 Tonne Truck, 4921TT II-65
Truck-Lite Launches Innovative 80 LED Interior Trailer Lamps II-65
Coachmen Unveils New Sportscoach® Encore Motorhome II-66
TerraMarc Launches New Load-N-Lift Trailer II-66
Fleetwood RV Unveils Folding Trailers II-66
Fleetwood RV Introduces New Motorhomes II-66
Fleetwood RV Launches Pegasus and Orbit Lightweight Trailers II-66
Fleetwood RV Expands Fifth Wheel Product Line II-66
Fleetwood RV Introduces Restyled Gas Motorhome II-66
Fleetwood RV Unveils GearBox Fifth-Wheel Floor Plans and ASV
Models II-66
Great Dane Introduces Refrigerated Trailer II-67
J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers Launches New Light Weight Trailer II-67
Martin Marietta Composites Debuts New Design II-67
Shanghai Huizhong Introduces New Trailers II-67
Coachmen Launches Freelander™ II-67
J.P. Holt Rolls Out Automatic Truck-Trailer Theft Deterrent
System II-67

6. Recent Industry Activity II-68
Winnebago Industries to Close Charles City Plant II-68
Beaver Valley Becomes Authorized Dealer for Heil’s Refuse and
Recycling Vehicles II-68
Wabash National Inks Deal with Con-way Truckload II-68
Kögel to Launch New Facility in Poland II-69
Clement Extends Production Facility II-69
Utility Trailer Unveils Dealership in Mexico II-69
Volvo Establishes New Plant with Jaico Automobiles II-69
Volvo to Shut Down Finland Plant II-70
Rockland Acquires Trailer Components Division of Nelson II-70
RC Tway Takes Over Volunteer Trailer II-70
AxleTech Takes Over Truck Trailer II-70
Jayco Acquires Travel Supreme’s Recreational Vehicles Business II-71
Volvo Bus Body Technologies to Setup Plant in India II-71
Sopp & Sopp Partners with Klege Europe in the UK II-71
Transcraft Enhances Flatbed’s Payload Capacity II-71
Beall Acquires K&H Manufacturing II-72
Exousia to Acquire Little Trailer II-72
FreedomRoads to Purchase Earnhardt RV Center II-72
Private Group Acquires Stake in Aventec Joint Venture Companies II-72
The Papé Group Buys Central California Kenworth II-72
Ryder System Takes Over Pollock NationaLease II-72
Pitts Enterprises Takes Over Dorsey Trailer II-73
Boler to Acquire Watson and Chalin II-73
Coachmen Invests in Advanced Laser Technology for Motorhome
Alignment II-73
Ashok Leyland Delivers 250 Custom-made Multi Axle Vehicles to
VRL Logistics II-73
Iveco Commences Trakker Production in Kenya II-74
Fiat Group Automobiles Inks Joint Venture with Severstal Auto II-74
FreedomRoads Acquires Venture Out RV II-74
Lippert Components Purchases Equa-Flex and Trailair II-74
Jayco Opens Twin Falls Trailer Facility II-74
GM to Invest in HUMMER H3T Production II-75
GM to Export Vehicles and Components to China II-75
Navistar to Acquire GM’s Business in Medium-Duty Trucks II-75
Utility Trailer Distributor Opens New Facility in Louisiana II-76
Utility Trailer Distributor Opens New Facility in Minnesota II-76
Utility Trailer Dealer to Start New Center in Virginia II-76
Cargobull Telematics Inks Collaboration with Truck 24 II-77
Ekeri Signs Partnership with Kögel II-77
Krone Enters into Joint Venture with Dogus Otomotiv II-77
Wabash National Inks License Agreement with Kirloskar II-78
Sutlej Motors Inks Agreement with Daimler II-78
Asia Automotive to Acquire Hunan TX II-78
Iveco Inks Industrial Agreement with Samotlor-NN II-78
Star Fasteners Bags Contract to Supply Fastening Systems to
Don-Bur II-79
Lamberet Purchases Kerstner II-79
Ashok Leyland Receives Order from BEST II-79
Dana and GETRAG Sign Pact with Volvo Car II-79
MaxiTRANS Buys Hamelex White II-79
Trailer Holding Purchases Kögel Fahrzeugwerke II-80
Questor Purchases Polar Corporation II-80
Thor Industries Acquires Crossroads RV II-80
Thor Industries Receives Order from Cruise America II-80
Great Dane Limited Purchases Manufacturing Plant II-80
Kögel Fahrzeugwerke Restructures its Operations II-80
Fleetwood RV Signs Deal with Caterpillar II-80
Coachmen Industries Enters into an Agreement with Coleman II-81
MaxiTrans Acquires Lusty EMS II-81
Hyundai Translead Receives Patents for Product Designs II-81

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-82
Ashok Leyland (India) II-82
Beall Corp. (USA) II-82
Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany) II-82
Chereau S.A.S. (France) II-82
Clement Industries (USA) II-82
Coachmen Industries, Inc. (USA) II-83
Daimler AG (Germany) II-83
East Manufacturing Corp. (USA) II-83
Fiat S.p.A. (Italy) II-84
Iveco (Italy) II-84
Iveco Trucks Australia Ltd. (Australia) II-84
Jayco, Inc. (USA) II-84
Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (USA) II-84
Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Inc. (USA) II-85
Forest River, Inc. (USA) II-85
General Motor Corp. (USA) II-85
Great Dane Limited Partnership (USA) II-85
Heil Environmental Industries, Ltd. (USA) II-86
Hyundai Translead (Mexico) II-86
J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers (USA) II-86
Klege Europ (U.K.) Ltd. (UK) II-86
Koegel Fahrzeugwerke AG (Germany) II-87
Lamberet Constructions Isothermes (France) II-87
Marcopolo (Brazil) II-87
MaxiTRANS Industries Ltd. (Australia) II-87
Peach County Holdings, Inc. (USA) II-88
Polar Tank Trailer, Inc. (USA) II-88
Recrusul S.A. (Brazil) II-88
Schmitz Cargobull AG (Germany) II-89
Tata Motors (India) II-89
Thor Industries, Inc. (USA) II-89
Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-90
Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. (Australia) II-90
Trail King Industries (USA) II-90
Transcraft Corporation (USA) II-90
Utility Trailer Manufacturing (USA) II-90
Vibracoustic North America (USA) II-91
Wabash National Corporation (USA) II-91
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (USA) II-92

III. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Companies Mentioned

  • Ashok Leyland (India)
  • Beall Corp. (USA)
  • Bernard Krone Holding GmbH & Co., KG. (Germany)
  • Chereau S.A.S. (France)
  • Clement Industries (USA)
  • Coachmen Industries, Inc. (USA)
  • Daimler AG (Germany)
  • East Manufacturing Corp. (USA)
  • Fiat S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Iveco (Italy)
  • Iveco Trucks Australia Ltd. (Australia)
  • Jayco, Inc. (USA)
  • Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (USA)
  • Fleetwood Folding Trailers, Inc. (USA)
  • Forest River, Inc. (USA)
  • General Motor Corp. (USA)
  • Great Dane Limited Partnership (USA)
  • Heil Environmental Industries, Ltd. (USA)
  • Hyundai Translead (Mexico)
  • J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers (USA)
  • Klege Europ (U.K.) Ltd. (UK)
  • Koegel Fahrzeugwerke AG (Germany)
  • Lamberet Constructions Isothermes (France)
  • Marcopolo (Brazil)
  • MaxiTRANS Industries Ltd. (Australia)
  • Peach County Holdings, Inc. (USA)
  • Polar Tank Trailer, Inc. (USA)
  • Recrusul S.A. (Brazil)
  • Schmitz Cargobull AG (Germany)
  • Tata Motors (India)
  • Thor Industries, Inc. (USA)
  • Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd. (Australia)
  • Trail King Industries (USA)
  • Transcraft Corporation (USA)
  • Utility Trailer Manufacturing (USA)
  • Vibracoustic North America (USA)
  • Wabash National Corporation (USA)
  • Winnebago Industries, Inc. (USA)