Manufactured Home Manufacturing
Companies in this industry produce manufactured homes, also known as mobile homes, and nonresidential mobile buildings. Major companies include Cavco, Clayton Homes, and Skyline Champion Corporation (all based in the US), as well as ABI (UK), Black Diamond Group (Canada), and Willerby Holiday Homes (UK).
Because of transportation costs, international trade in manufactured housing is limited. North America and Europe are the leading regional markets for the industry.
The US manufactured housing (MH) industry includes about 240 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual sales of about $4 billion.
Although MH structures are equipped with chassis, they are not intended for frequent movement. Makers of prefabricated wood buildings not equipped with chassis, which are not included in the industry, are covered in the Prefabricated Wood Building Manufacturing industry profile. Recreational vehicles, also not included in the industry, are covered in the Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing industry profile.
Demand is driven by population growth, the cost of alternative forms of housing, and the availability of credit. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and access to dealers. Large companies have economies of scale in purchasing and distribution. Small companies can compete successfully in local markets. The US industry is highly concentrated: the eight largest firms account for about 75% of revenue.
Products, Operations & Technology
Major products are manufactured homes, which account for about 90% of industry revenue, and nonresidential mobile buildings.
Sales & Marketing
Finance & Regulation
Regional & International Issues
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Trends and Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
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