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Material Handling Equipment Distributors in Australia: Market Research Report

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Material Handling Equipment Distributors Market Research Report | Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals | Industrial Parts Dealers | Apr 2016

Poorly equipped: Reduced investment in mines and infrastructure projects drives down revenue

IBISWorld’s Material Handling Equipment Distributors market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
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Seven Group Seven Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry has faced turbulent conditions driven by the resources boom over the past five years. The unprecedented investment in the development of Australia's mineral and energy resources lifted industry sales to new heights in 2012-13, but the subsequent weakening of commodity prices and the scaling back of investment in the Mining division caused a dramatic decline in the industry's performance. The supply of equipment through leasing arrangements can help stabilise the industry's income stream and mitigate the volatility arising from fluctuations in interest rates and foreign exchange rates.

Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is projected to decline by an annualised 1.6% due to wide cyclical fluctuations in sales... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry has moderate barriers to entry. Capital expenses can be quite significant due to the high cost of most industry products. In addition, setting up warehouses large enough to stock industry products can also be costly. High labour costs can act as an entry barrier. Another significant barrier is the stiff competition for the few lucrative distribution contracts. Prospective dealers have to demonstrate numerous capabilities including the ability to provide technical support, financing options and a strategy to establish a strong network.

The availability of niche product markets can reduce the level of competition and provide more scope for widening margins... purchase to read more


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What is the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry?

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry distributes material handling equipment, usually on a wholesale basis. Products include conveying equipment, hoists, cranes, forklifts and industrial trucks.

Industry Products
ConveyorsIndustrial trucksHoists and cranesLoading platformsStorage and handling equipmentOther equipment
Industry Activities
Conveyor system distributing and wholesalingForklift and industrial trucks distributing and wholesalingLoader distributing and wholesalingLoading platform distributing and wholesalingHoists and crane distributing and wholesalingStorage equipment distributing and wholesalingOther material handling equipment distributing and wholesaling

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