Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Aluminium Door and Window Manufacturing industry has faced a challenging operating environment over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.9% over the five years through 2013-14 to reach $3.9 billion. Aggressive price discounting and muted demand conditions weakened industry revenue performance.
The onset of the global financial crisis in the late 2000s resulted in a slump of demand for architectural products in the housing and commercial building markets, the primary sources of industry revenue. Consumer and business confidence plummeted, and access to credit was extremely difficult to secure. Falling demand and excess capacity led aluminium prices to decline dramatically, resulting in drops in revenue... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Goods produced in the industry range from mass-produced consumer goods (such as window frames and shower screens) to highly engineered, custom-built goods for construction (such as fabricated aluminium ceiling sections). Most products made by industry firms have standard list prices. Wholesalers and retailers primarily market products. Sometimes goods are sold by tender or through individual negotiation. Increasingly, manufacturing firms are vertically integrating their operations and becoming wholesalers themselves. The industry is highly fragmented, with various operators manufacturing products including skylights, garage doors, fascia, window, door frames, gates, partitions, curtain walls and other ornamental architectural aluminium products... purchase to read more