Construction Machinery and Operator Hire in Australia: Market Research Report

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Construction Machinery and Operator Hire Market Research Report | ANZSIC E3292 | Aug 2014

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The Construction Machinery and Operator Hire market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Construction Machinery and Operator Hire industry generates the bulk of its revenue from work in commercial building and apartment construction. These projects require cranes, pile-driving and pumping equipment to erect multi-storey buildings or install heavy structural components (e.g. steel girders, precast concrete panels and beams and concrete pours). However, since the late 2000s, the industry's largest players have generally focused on servicing the mining and infrastructure markets, including the erection of transmission equipment, pipelines and wind turbines.

The industry is projected to generate revenue totalling $2.9 billion in 2014-15, representing a decline by 1.7%... purchase to read more

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The industry has relatively high barriers to entry, due principally to the high cost of purchasing and maintaining the capital equipment and the industry's tight regulatory environment.

Crane operators are required to hold nationally recognised licensing for each category of equipment. The person appointed to design the project and supervise the lift project requires accreditation obtained through certificated courses and appropriate health and safety training. Technological change heightens the technical complexity of operating the construction equipment and firms must upgrade operators' certification to meet these changes.

New entrants may be disadvantaged by the close relationships the existing firms have with major clients (e.g. building contractors and oil companies)... purchase to read more


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What is the Construction Machinery and Operator Hire Industry?

Firms in this industry hire out construction machinery, plant and equipment (mainly cranes) with operators for use on a wide range of construction projects and industrial applications.

Industry Products
Subcontract lift servicesContract lift servicesDry-hire servicesOther services
Industry Activities
Crane hiring with operatorConstruction machinery hiring with operator (except earthmoving equipment)

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