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 - 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 conveyors 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