The future of the European Injection Moulding Industry

Date of publication:

The future of the European Injection Moulding Industry

Date of publication: January 2015


Overview: This report updates AMI’s comprehensive analysis of the European injection moulding industry last published in 2010. Reporting data from the market peak in 2007 onwards it provides a detailed assessment of the current status of the injection moulding industry in Europe, the impact of the recession and the prospects for recovery. Since 2005 Western Europe has seen the closure of more than 27% of its injection moulding sites, although the number has grown in Central and Eastern Europe. AMI’s analysis suggests that the number of moulding sites in Europe will reduce by a further 2% by 2018. Within Europe the individual countries face different economic prospects but throughout the region the injection moulders are challenged by OEM price pressure, rising raw material costs and the risks of manufacturing shifting to lower cost locations.  Further rationalisation is inevitable and this report aims to identify the vulnerable sectors as well as highlight the growth opportunities for moulders in Europe. With detailed analysis of the size and structure of the injection moulding industry and its key end use markets this report will assist companies to develop successful business strategies in this complex area of manufacturing.

Product scope: 
Plastic injection moulded goods.

Market scope: 
For the analysis of end-use market demand the following segments are reviewed: Packaging; Automotive; Electrical goods; Housewares; Furniture; Building; Toys; Other injection moulding (medical, optical media, horticulture/agriculture).

France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Scandinavia (including Nordic countries), Benelux, Other West European countries (Austria, Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, other), Poland, Hungary, Czech and Slovak Republics, Other Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Slovenia, Croatia).

The report is supplied as a downloadable PDF with an enterprise-wide license agreement. One printed hard copy of the report is also provided.


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