Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Heavy Duty Truck Parts Wholesalers industry sells locally and internationally made truck parts to retailers and repair stores, for use in the repair and maintenance of trucks. The industry, while separated from the Road Freight Transport industry by intermediaries, depends on final demand from truck drivers for parts. Growing freight transport demand, an old vehicle fleet and increases in the number of trucks on the road favour the industry. The performance of the Heavy Duty Truck Parts Wholesalers industry depends on demand from final markets, such as the Road Freight Transport industry. Road freight companies tend to use more trucks than any other industry. These trucks are often large, articulated trucks transporting heavy loads... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Heavy Duty Truck Parts Wholesalers industry has low capital intensity, which is standard for wholesalers, whose major expense is purchase costs. For every dollar spent on capital, a further $8.64 is spent on labour. Labour is necessary to sell products, with staff managing clients and explaining products.
Larger wholesalers tend to be much more capital intensive, as having automated ordering, sorting and storage systems in place becomes economically viable. Smaller operators may do most of the ordering manually and only use a couple of forklifts for storing. Overall, capital intensity is expected to increase over the five years through 2019-20 as operators seek more efficiencies... purchase to read more