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Machine Tool Wholesalers in Australia: Market Research Report

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Machine Tool Wholesalers Market Research Report | Industrial Machinery, Gas & Chemicals | Industrial Parts Dealers | Feb 2016

Wholesale bypass: The industry is suffering as more clients buy directly from manufacturers

IBISWorld’s Machine Tool Wholesalers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Machine tool wholesalers generally purchase industry goods from manufacturers and onsell these to final customers. Most industry players are diverse wholesalers that specialise in a range of products, with machine tools comprising a single product segment. The industry is currently facing several challenges as it adapts to the shift in the economy from mining to more traditional manufacturing. In particular, there is a looming threat of wholesale bypass, where clients purchase their products directly from manufacturers. Some of the industry's more successful operators are expected to avoid price wars and instead focus on increasing their value proposition for clients.

Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.5% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach $1.5... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Machine Tool Wholesalers industry has medium barriers to entry. The industry operates with a low level of regulation, and the labour force skills required to be successful in the industry are relatively generic. The need to have good relationships with clients, the importance of brand affiliation, and capital requirements for entry form the main barriers for prospective new entrants to the industry. The industry's largest players generally have long-term relationships with their clients, often to the extent that they are in effect providing procurement support services. A strong and diverse client base allows operators to withstand demand shocks.

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What is the Machine Tool Wholesalers Industry?

Companies operating in the industry wholesale a range of machine tools. Products include powered metalworking and woodworking machinery and tools, such as lathes, bores, drills, grinders, buffers, chamfers and polishers. Some firms in the industry are vertically integrated, from production through to distribution.

Industry Products
Metal-cutting toolsMetal-forming toolsOther material-cutting or -forming toolsWoodworking toolsJoining tools
Industry Activities
Wholesaling metal-cutting toolsWholesaling metal-forming toolsWholesaling woodworking toolsWholesaling other material-cutting or -forming toolsWholesaling joining tools

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