Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry has battled adverse conditions over the past five years. From 2008 to 2013, revenue is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 2.9% to an estimated $4.3 billion. The industry includes corrugated and solid fibre boxes, folding paperboard boxes, food containers and other assorted converted paper items. The industry is highly dependent on the manufacturing sector, of which it derives over three-quarters of total demand. In particular, the food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing sector is the largest source of downstream demand for cardboard boxes and corrugated packaging... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Cardboard Box and Container Manufacturing industry has moderate barriers to entry. The primary barrier facing new operators is the high initial cost of financing a central facility and operating machinery. Nearly all new entrants will borrow money to open a manufacturing facility, and the availability of such funds can depend on many factors, including business prospects and regulation on lending and borrowing.
Access to labour is another potential barrier facing new entrants. Typical employees include designers, engineers, floor staff, managers, sales and marketing staff. On average, industry operators have over 50 employees per manufacturing facility... purchase to read more