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 Locations Chapter
New South Wales and Victoria account for the largest amount of business locations, with a combined estimate of over 55% of all enterprises. Queensland also holds a significant portion of establishments (16.2%). Together, these coastal states hold more than 70% of all industry establishments, which is consistent with the population distribution and business centre locations in these states. Distributors generally tend to set up establishments near manufacturers and purchasers to increase efficiency and reduce transport costs, which can be significant due to the size of industry products... purchase to read more