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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry exhibits medium barriers to entry and this level has remained steady over the past five years. Entry barriers in the industry primarily relate to the initial capital outlays that are required to establish warehouses and cold storage facilities. In addition, gaining access to suitable locations may be difficult for potential entrants. Price competition is also a factor for small to mid-tier firms, as existing operators are able to use their economies of scale and established supply chain links to offer extremely competitive prices that new entrants may not be able to match... purchase to read more