Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry has performed well over the past five years, rebounding to solid growth after succumbing to difficult trading conditions during 2008-09 and 2009-10 with the onset of the global financial crisis. The demand for equipment arising from the mining boom has underpinned the industry's performance since the late 2000s and helped offset subdued demand conditions in the building, manufacturing and forestry markets.
Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 3.3% over the five years through 2013-14 to total $9.8 billion. The pace of industry expansion is projected to slow during the current year to... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Material handling equipment refers to the mechanical equipment used for the movement, storage, control and protection of materials throughout the entire distribution process (i.e. manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal). Equipment can be separated into four general categories: storage and handling, engineered systems, industrial trucks, and bulk material handling.
Storage and handling equipment is usually non-automated and often referred to as ‘catalogue' products due to their generally globally accepted standards. Engineered items, such as conveyers and handling robots, are typically custom engineered automated products. Industrial trucks mostly refer to operator-driven motorised warehouse vehicles usually powered by gasoline, propane or electronically... purchase to read more