Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry has performed solidly over the past five years. The development of vertically integrated supply chains in Australian transport industries has transformed warehousing and storage services. Warehouses are no longer just large, temperature-appropriate spaces to store stock. These facilities have developed to become complex distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product's entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock. Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have adjusted their supply chains and now tend to hold less stock on hand, which boosts demand for warehousing and storage services.
Industry operators have been required to store growing business inventories over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. Industry operators typically benefit from providing warehousing and cold storage services to a diverse range of downstream markets, as they are generally protected from weak demand in any one particular market. However, industry participants mainly provide services to downstream wholesalers and manufacturers, which have struggled due to rising import competition and a strong Australian dollar over the three years through 2012-13. In contrast, Australia's mining sector has boomed over the past five years, but these mining industries are a fairly small market for companies that operate in the industry... purchase to read more