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The PVC-U Window & Door Profile Market in Europe

Published July 2005
Tomorrow’s Growth Markets, Today
The industry has got used to bad news from Germany, but it came as a shock when, after a run of several good years, volume dropped sharply in the UK, Europe’s biggest PVC-U windows market. It shouldn’t have, it had been well flagged.

The replacement window market in the UK is virtually saturated. Volumes are declining, and supply is far greater than demand at every level in the industry. Total PVC consumption held up because of strong growth from the public sector and conservatories. But they are not big enough to make good the widening gap.

Companies are cutting prices and competing for a smaller market. High costs don’t help. There will still be winners, but three systems companies have closed their doors so far in 2005, several are for sale, including one of the largest, and more will follow unless they look outside the UK to the growth markets of tomorrow.

German and Belgian systems companies have always looked beyond their borders for growth. Increasingly, other European systems companies are doing the same.  

Growth, Good Prospects, Great Opportunities
If you know where to look, and what to look for

But which countries are worth investing in? Which are big and expanding fast? Which have the greatest prospects? Who has what share of each country? Who are the winners and losers among systems companies?

Concentrating on key markets and the next 20 years

The early bird catches the worm, as they say in the UK. Get ahead of your competitors and order your copy of ‘Tomorrow’s Market, Today’, our study of the PVC-U Window & Door Profile Markets in Europe. The report contains key information on:
  • Systems companies’ consumption and use of PVC-U
  • Who’s growing and who’s not
  • 33 Countries consumption and use of PVC-U
  • Who’s doing what where
  • Trade flows of profile and frames across Europe by country
  • Essential information on each country
  • Company profiles of 89 systems companies across Europe
  • Technical & environmental review
  • Economic Forecasts to 2010.

Whether your business is in PVC-U window systems, raw materials, machinery or in a related industry the report is essential reading.

Rigby Research’s Report on The PVC-U Window & Door Profile Market in Europe 2005 costs £2,450* (+VAT). To purchase a copy online, click here. Note online purchasers receive immediate access to a digital version of the report via our website while waiting for a hard copy to arrive by post. Orders can also be taken by calling Stephanie Bradfield on 01453 521621 or emailing stephanie@rigby-research.co.uk

* Past subscribers and contributors to our reports may be eligible for a discount. Please contact Stephanie Bradfield for more details.


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