Reportlinker Adds The Future of the UK Car Body Repair Market 2010-2015

Dec 01, 2010, 13:32 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

The Future of the UK Car Body Repair Market 2010-2015

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Trend Tracker's latest collision repair sector report, The Future of the UK Car Body Repair Market 2010-2015, fully updates our in-depth coverage of the structure, volume and dynamics of the car body repair market in the UK. It analyses demand- and supply-side data from 1999 to date, and forecasts future trends to 2015. Detailed analysis and commentary is provided on this market for operators of bodyshops, insurance companies, accident management firms, car dealers and manufacturers, and companies supplying body repair outlets with products and services.

Users of this latest biennial bodyshop report in the mfbi/Trend Tracker series first launched in 1993 will benefit from the authors' uniquely long experience of how market trends have evolved in the sector, and where they're pointing now.

Richard P. Gandy, Commercial Manager, Bodyshop and Insurance at EurotaxGlass's, says of this report, "Yet again Trend Tracker has produced a superb analysis that accurately captures and interprets all the essential dynamics of our industry. I'm sure that this edition will become an essential foundation of many organisational strategies."

Trends surveyed in this study include:

* Market volume and value

* Market segmentation - insurance/fleet/privately-funded repairs

* Unit repair costs

* Repair costs by make of car

* Supply structure evolution

* Motor insurance market trends

* Market dynamics and drivers

* Strategic outlook to 2015

The Future of the UK Car Body Repair Market 2010-2015 covers the numbers of automotive independent and franchised bodyshop outlets, trends in the size of auto bodyshops and repair workshops, in insurance- and manufacturer-approved networks, and provides an overview of SMART repair specialists.

For The Future of the UK Car Body Repair Market 2010-2015 Trend Tracker analysts completed primary tele-research and analysed nearly a quarter of a million invoices - and utilised a range of reliable data sources - to ensure the unchallenged accuracy of this industry profile.

As well as the brand new research, and industry trends over the last decade, this study took account of the macroeconomic conditions following the 2008/2009 recession to produce a market forecast to 2015.

Like previous editions, this report will be essential reading for vehicle manufacturers, insurers, investors, advisers, operators, suppliers and others who need to understand the risks and opportunities facing each of the key protagonists in a punishingly competitive market where business failure is increasingly commonplace.

CONTENTS

Section 1 — Preface 1

About Trend Tracker Limited 1

Car Body Repair Research 1

Primary and Secondary Research Sources 1

Other Data Suppliers 2

Methodology 2

Copyright Warning 2

Section 2 — Executive Summary 5

Section 3 — Market Background 9

The UK Economy 9

• From liquidity crisis to credit crunch

• Risk of depression

• Inflation risk and a double-dip recession

• Economic trends

• Increasing customer indebtedness

Car Ownership Trends 12

• Households and car ownership

• Driving licence holding

Demand for Cars in the UK 14

• New car registrations

• Size of the car parc

Section 4 — Market Size and Trends 17

Total Market Value 17

Total Market Volume and Average Repair Costs 18

- Market Segmentation 1 21

Insurance-funded Private Car Repairs 21

Fleet and Company Car Repairs 22

Private and Trade Repairs 22

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Section 4 — Market Segmentation 2 23

Labour, Paint and Parts 23

• Parts expenditure

• Labour expenditure

• Paint and materials expenditure

Section 5 — Accident and Repair Rates 27

Car Usage and Repair Rates 28

• Total losses 30

Section 6 — Repairs by Marque 33

Repair Costs by Marque 33

• Average repair costs

• Average repair costs by marque

• Average labour cost of repairs

• Average parts cost of repairs

• Average paint and materials cost of repairs

• Charts of repair costs by marque

Repair Gross Margins 43

• Marque gross margins 43

Section 7 — The Bodyshop Supply Structure 49

Number of Outlets 49

Independent and Franchised Dealer Bodyshops 49

Trends in Outlet Size 51

• Small bodyshops

• Medium-sized bodyshops

Large Independent Bodyshops and Groups 53

• Nationwide Crash Repair Centres

• Just Car Clinics

Franchised Dealer Bodyshops 56

• Fewer, but larger dealer bodyshops

• Dealer group bodyshops

Section 7 — The Bodyshop Supply Structure (cont/….)

Insurance Company-Approved Repair Networks 58

Specialist Approved Repair Networks 59

SMART Repair Specialists 59

Repair Capacity 60

Section 8 — Motor Insurance Trends 63

General Insurance Trends and Profitability 63

Motor Insurance Market Trends 64

Major Motor Insurers 65

Motor Insurance Policy Trends 67

Trends in Private and Fleet Motor Claims 67

• Rising claims costs 68

Section 9 — Bodyshop Information Technology 71

From Opinion to Standard Times 71

• Computerised estimating

• Thatcham times

• Vehicle manufacturer times

Estimating Systems 72

Bodyshop Management Systems 73

Section 10 — Strategic Outlook and Forecasts 75

The Economy 75

• Economic outlook

• Accident repair not immune

Motor Insurance Claims 76

Market Size and Trends 76

• Four-year car parc

• Market drivers

• Repair demand

• Market value and average repair costs

Supply Structure 79

Repair Capacity 81

• Technical repair capacity 83

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Section 11 — SWOT Analysis 85

Market Opportunities 85

Market Threats' 85

• Market opportunities and threats 87

Supplier SWOT Analysis 88

• Franchised dealer bodyshops — strengths

• Franchised dealer bodyshops — weaknesses

• Franchised dealer bodyshops — opportunities

• Franchised dealer bodyshops — threats

• Franchised dealer bodyshops SWOT analysis

• Independent bodyshops — strengths

• Independent bodyshops — weaknesses

• Independent bodyshops — opportunities

• Independent bodyshops — threats

• Independent bodyshop SWOT analysis

Main Strategic Considerations 96

• Overriding objective — surviving in recession

• Franchised dealer bodyshops — maintain demand for aftersales activities

• Independent bodyshops — downsize to reduce fixed costs and increase

overhead absorption

• Insurance companies — structure operations to cater for reduction in repair

Capacity

Section 12 - Appendices 99

Appendix 1 — Survey Questionnaire 99

Appendix 2 — Executive Summary PowerPoint 101

List of Tables and Charts

The Future of the Car Body Repair Market in the UK, 2010 to 2015

Figure 1 – Growth in GDP, inflation and investment, 1999 - 2009

Figure 2 – Growth in consumer income, savings, credit and expenditure 1999 - 2009

Figure 3 – Households in Britain, 1991 - 2007

Figure 4 – Trends in household ownership of cars, 1996 - 2007

Figure 5 – Trends in holding of full car driving licences, 1992 - 2007

Figure 6 – New car registrations and used car sales (private and light goods), 1999 - 2009

Figure 7 – Chart of UK new car registrations and used car sales, 1999 – 2009

Figure 8 – Number of vehicles in the car parc, Great Britain (licensed and unlicensed vehicles), 1999 - 2009

Figure 9 – Chart of number of vehicles in the car parc, 1999 – 2009

Figure 10 – Indexed expenditure on car body repairs in current and constant prices, 1999 – 2009

Figure 11 – Chart of expenditure on car body repairs, 1999 – 2009

Figure 12 – Indexed car body repair market, by value and volume, 1999 – 2009

Figure 13 – Chart of expenditure on car body repairs, 1999 – 2009

Figure 14 – Indexed repair market segmentation, 1999 – 2009

Figure 15 – Segmentation of the car body repair market, 1999 - 2009

Figure 16 – Indexed segmentation of the repair market by value excluding VAT, 1999 – 2009

Figure 17 – Repair market segmentation by value, 1999 – 2009

Figure 18 – Indexed segmentation of the repair market by value and by percentage excluding VAT, 1999 – 2009

Figure 19 – Repair market segmentation by percentage share, 1999 – 2009

Figure 20 – Indexed repair rate in the UK car body repair market, 1999-2009

Figure 21 – Chart of car parc and repair trends, 1999 – 2009

Figure 22 – Indexed average annual distance travelled per car in the car parc, 1999-2009

Figure 23 – Chart of car usage and repair volume, 1999 – 2009

Figure 24 – Indexed number of total losses and number of claims, 1999-2009

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