Heavy truck market just ticking over: A highly cyclical sector

5/20/2013 - Report
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Two major market determinants for heavy trucks: the economic cycle and environmental standards.

Dominated by global players whose heavy-duty truck divisions are supplementary to their automobile business, primarily the European groups Daimler, Volkswagen (MAN and Scania) and Fiat Industrial (Iveco).

There are still a few specialized manufacturers but their outlook is more uncertain unless, like Volvo Trucks, they have a global market presence.

The sector is tending toward further concentration.

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