Company Report & Profile Greenbrier 2020
A useful method for assessing and understanding the attractiveness of a market lies in analysing the structure and behaviour of the companies active in the market. This infor-mation is not only important for competitors and investors, but also for politicians and national and international economic promoters as well as science and research. Sound company information is necessary for the assessment of market structures and the be-haviour of market players.
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Company Report & Profile – Greenbrier 2020
The Greenbrier Companies is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of rail freight cars and equipment. The company is distinguished by its integrated business model that combines freight car manufacturing, wheel service, repair, refurbishment, retrofit, component parts, leasing and fleet management. In 1919, the company was founded as Wire Wheel Sales and Service. After several portfolio expansions, frames for railway wagons were also welded from 1958 and later freight wagons were manufactured. After a change of ownership and several name changes, James Furman bought the company in 1981 and started manufacturing double-decker container wagons. These turned out to be a great success product and were thus instrumental in establishing Greenbier’s market position in rail vehicle construction. In 1994, the company went public.
The report analyses the development of the company in the past years, describes the product portfolio, compiles the key figures, describes the organisation and the management level, names the main strategic decisions and implemented measures. Within the framework of strengths and weaknesses analyses (SWOT analyses), market trends are mapped onto the company’s potential and examined.
The following sources of information are used for the ASTRAN Company Reports:
- annual reports,
- company websites,
- press releases,
- investor presentations,
- analyst ratings,
- ASTRAN Rail Market Data Base.
The ASTRAN Company Reports offer a fundamental insight into the respective company reality and thus create a basis for well-founded entrepreneurial and political decisions. ASTRAN’s many years of industry experience and analytical qualifications allow us to identify existing trends and drivers in the markets and use them to make well-founded forecasts about future company development.
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Table of Contents
1 COMPANY PROFILE 4
2 KEY FACTS 6
2.1 Board of Directors 6
2.2 Supervisory Board 7
2.3 Product portfolio 9
2.4 Joint ventures and subsidiaries 11
2.5 Corporate developments 12
2.6 Competitors and competitive position 15
3 KEY FIGURES AND STRUCTURES 17
3.1 Corporate structure 17
3.2 Consolidated Financial Statements 2020 Summary 17
3.3 Events 2020 21
3.4 Research and development 22
4 MARKET TRENDS 23
5 SWOT ANALYSIS 24
6 CONCLUSION 26
7 APPENDIX 27
7.1 Addresses 27
7.2 Events in 2021 33