Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The performance of the Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry is inextricably linked to the level of construction activity within the building and infrastructure markets and its exposure to substitution by alternative products manufactured using timber, aluminium and glass.
Industry revenue is projected to decline by an annualised 1.5% over the five years through 2013-14, to total $2.4 billion. The sale of structural metal products has been adversely influenced by subdued investment into new housing construction and a downward trend in commercial and industrial building activity... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry is considered to have a low concentration of ownership with the four largest players accounting for about 20% of annual industry revenue, these include: Duluxgroup, Valmont Group, GWA Group and independent operator Airport Doors.
The industry is characterised by its many small scale firms, with 90% of businesses employing less than twenty people, including about 37% of enterprises having no paid employees (comprising sole proprietors and partners). Only a handful of enterprises employed more than 200 people in the 2011-12 industry survey (6 businesses) and this is broadly consistent over the long term... purchase to read more