Research Associates transport & logistics market research

Research Associates was founded in 1976 and has conducted well over 1,000 studies throughout the world for public and private sector clients.

RA carries out business-to-business market research in most industries and has particularly good experience in transport & logistics market research in UK and international markets.

In these sectors RA has carried out b2b market research projects relating to customer satisfaction and company imagemarket entry and developmentnew products or services, and company acquisition or due diligence.

Transport & logistics market research from Research Associates - 40 years of b2b international and UK market research experience

These transport & logistics market research projects have included sectors such as –

  • Accessible PSV vehicles
  • Aerospace design consultancy
  • Aerospace fluid management
  • Aircraft re-marketing services
  • Airport tractors and tugs
  • Automotive design consultancy
  • Automotive diagnostics
  • Aviation insurance
  • Breakdown services
  • Bus and coach suppliers
  • Bus and coach parts and servicing
  • Car dealerships
  • Car manufacture
  • Commercial airframe manufacture
  • Commercial trailer manufacture
  • Commercial trailer rental
  • Construction vehicles and plant
  • Diesel engines
  • Distribution services
  • Fleet services
  • Fork lifts
  • Freight aircraft
  • Fuel emissions consultancy
  • Marine and aerospace coatings
  • Marine insurance
  • Marine pumps
  • Marine diesel engines
  • Marine transport consultancy
  • Moving and relocation services
  • Rail maintenance
  • Rail signalling
  • Refuse collection vehicles
  • Road maintenance
  • Road tankers
  • Rolonof systems
  • Ship design consultancy
  • Small civil aircraft
  • Spares and parts distribution
  • Supply chain distribution services
  • Tipper trailers
  • Transport consultancy
  • Transport control rooms
  • Truck & van dealerships and service
  • Truck & van manufacture
  • Vehicle leasing and contract hire
  • Warehousing

Here are some of the many client endorsements RA has received for its transport & logistics market research studies.  Please see clients page for a list of some of our customers and international page for a list of countries where RA has conducted market research projects.

“Excellent. RA was chosen for the professional approach and track record. The best thing about this job was the detailed approach. Excellent work, good presentation document.”
Head of Sales & Marketing, aircraft, worldwide
“Very good. Well managed and professionally portrayed to our customers. Keep in touch.”
Managing Director, truck and van servicing, UK
“Many thanks for this. An excellent job. The job fulfilled my expectations. Clearly understood what we wanted and delivered what we needed. The results are significant and thought-provoking.”
Managing Director, aviation and marine insurance, worldwide
“Excellent. RA’s interpretation of our needs was extremely accurate and competently fulfilled. The best thing about their work was their understanding of the airline and aircraft business – the people who influence purchasing decisions.”
Director, airframe manufacturer, worldwide
“Excellent. RA were chosen as they showed the best grasp of what was required by the project. We were very happy with the work undertaken by RA. RA seem to have the ability to get to a wide range of people and determine their views. The method of gaining information was more “freeform” rather than rigidly sticking to a questionnaire. Apart from a good piece of work, the RA staff were very personable and easy to work with.”
Chief Executive, warehousing and logistics, UK
“Very good. Good response to my brief – creative and receptive. Professional, useful insights, good presentation of findings. Ability to evolve the study and open minded. Look forward to future work!”
Marketing Manager, marine fuels and bunkering, worldwide
“Very good. Recommended through past work for the Group. Well managed and executed. We were kept fully informed of the progress throughout. Whilst the required output was achieved the most valuable information was the quotes. The people – both Richard and Lucy – were good to work with and thoroughly professional.”
Commercial Director, bus and coach aftermarket, UK
“Very good. The report is easy to read and use. It also tells us some valuable stuff. Thank you!”
Managing Director, semi-trailers, UK
“Excellent. As I am sure you recognise, we are not easily impressed. However we have been highly impressed by everything we have seen of your organisation.”
Chief Executive, aircraft remarketing, worldwide
“Very good. A good professional company who went about their work in a highly competent way. Very thorough, methodical research. Keep up the good work!”
Managing Director, rail signalling and control, UK
“Excellent. A well-balanced report based upon in-depth interviews. Though confirming many of our own views of the sector the project highlighted the hurdles we need to overcome to enter the market and clarified the steps required to create a successful business. I found the marketing advice of particular value.”
General Manager, supply chain management, UK
“Excellent. I chose RA from past experience in this sector. Methods were impressive and research into the subject was thorough. Presentation of the results was excellent and the job was completed on time, all at a competitive price.”
Managing Director, refuse vehicles, UK
“Very good. I chose RA on past experience and the need for continuity of research. A well-rounded job and clearly conducted with interest and commitment. Meeting deadlines and valuable understanding of our market – not just numeric. Look forward to working with you again.”
General Manager, diesel engines, worldwide
“Excellent. I chose RA on the quality of previous work. Good value, good report and understanding of requirements.”
General Manager of Marketing & Business Support, commercial vehicles, UK
“Excellent. I was impressed by the “no nonsense” approach to the work. It has been an excellent piece of work in terms of holding a mirror to our organisation – warts and all. The methods were sound. It delivered to us hard evidence of the real and sometimes emotive issues facing users of our service, and an insight into how well our competitors understand these.”
Market Development Manager, trailer rental, UK
“Excellent. The methods were fine and the implementation excellent.”
Group Marketing Director, moving and relocation services, UK
Marketing Director, truck manufacturer and dealerships, UK
“Thanks again for the report and all the good work on this project. Thanks also for a good discussion which certainly generated some food for thought.”
Global Product Lead, drive chain manufacturer, worldwide

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