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 - Industry Products Chapter
The industry primarily wholesales products that are used to shape, form, cut or join materials. These machines often form part of a production line within numerous industries. Metal-cutting and metal-forming tools represent the majority of the product segments.
Using heat or mechanical force, metal-forming tools transform the shape of metal without removing parts. Special dies, tools, jigs and fixtures are included within this segment. These tools are used to cast, stamp, shear, bend and roll sheets of metal. These kinds of processes are commonly used in the motor vehicle and parts manufacturing sectors, and in metal fabricating industries... purchase to read more