Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Infrastructure Maintenance Services industry aims to prolong the life of infrastructure assets. As most infrastructure is built to be long lasting, the industry has low volatility and tends to grow steadily. Industry growth is derived from the number of infrastructure projects in Australia, which are generally constructed in line with the country’s economic development.
Over the past five years, industry firms have taken advantage of the unprecedented investment into infrastructure construction, particularly in the mining and energy sectors. The Mining division has been building new infrastructure in response to high demand for resources from developing countries, while the energy sector has invested in renewable energy infrastructure partly funded by government incentives... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry exhibits medium barriers to entry for potential entrants. This is mainly due to the high-knowledge base required for operating within the industry and the presence of multinational corporations that have dominated large lucrative maintenance contracts. To gain a foothold in the industry, new entrants need to be highly knowledgeable in their respective fields to perform maintenance services and require capital such as computer hardware and peripheral equipment.
The capital requirement is high in some segments of the industry, notably road and rail maintenance, which can entail large scale earthmoving and lifting machinery. However, the initial capital outlay can be minimised by leasing the equipment... purchase to read more