Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Few people in Australia are comfortable repairing their own computer, and fewer organisations are repairing their own electronic equipment products. While consumers continue to view internal operations of computers as complicated, this has not translated to increased demand for the Computer and Electronic Equipment Repair industry. Businesses today have made two clear shifts in operations that spell trouble for the long-term viability of computer and electronic equipment maintenance providers. The tendency to lease computers and electronic equipment rather than buy them often means that these products are replaced when, or before, they malfunction. Further, the increasing presence of comprehensive, in-house IT teams means that many computer repairs can be conducted at minimal cost... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry has a low capital intensity level due to high labour inputs and moderate capital requirements. To calculate the capital intensity level, IBISWorld uses data from the industry cost structure. Depreciation is used as a proxy for capital, while industry wages are used as a proxy for labour. These show that in 2013-14, for every dollar invested in capital equipment and vehicles, approximately $8.67 is spent on wages. This shows that computer and medical equipment repair and maintenance services are labour intensive.
There are a large number of potential computer and medical equipment faults, making repair services job-specific. This does not promote the introduction of high-volume production line systems... purchase to read more