Going down: Falling residential construction activity is causing revenue to decline in 2016-17

The Elevator Installation and Maintenance industry provides installation and maintenance services for elevators, escalators and moving walkway systems (travelators) on buildings and structures, particularly in multistorey developments. The industry's solid performance over the past five years has been due to favourable demand for installation and maintenance services in the commercial building market, and unprecedented investment in high-rise apartment developments in the major capital cities. Both the commercial and industrial building markets have stimulated demand for the industry's services, particularly in multistorey office towers, shopping centre escalator developments and travelators in airport terminal expansions.Industry revenue is projected to grow by an annualised 3.1%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong investment in multi-unit apartments has driven the industry's strong performance
  • Unprecedented investment in multi-unit housing has driven strong revenue growth
  • Multi-unit construction is expected to continue to support the industry over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has a very low level of capital intensity. This is mainly attributed to the high wages paid to technicians working in the industry (about 40.3% of revenue in 2016-17) and the relatively low capital equipment requirement to undertake installation and maintenance activities.The industry allocates $67.17 on labour input to production for every dollar spent on capital equipment. The industry's start-up expenses are generally limited to the purchase of basic lifting equipment and power tools. During the actual installation of the elevators and escalators, much of the heavy machinery used by operators is rented on a short-term or project basis. Therefore, most heavy equipment it is not considered as a capital investment. Cap...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Economies of scale
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from commercial and industrial building construction and Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction in the Elevator Installation and Maintenance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry?

    Industry companies install and maintain elevator, escalator and moving walkway systems in office buildings, shopping centres, stadiums, airports and other commercial buildings and structures.

    Industry Products
  • Elevator installation services
  • Escalator installation services
  • Maintenance services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Elevator installation
  • Escalator installation
  • Moving walkway system (travelator) installation
  • Maintenance of elevators, escalators and moving walkway systems
  • Elevator and escalator modernisation
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from commercial and industrial building construction
  • Demand from multi-unit apartment and townhouse construction
  • Demand from office property operators
  • Demand from institutional building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Non-residential building
  • Apartments drive demand
  • Profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Slump in

    apartment work

  • Commercial building underpins growth
  • Profitability and participation
  • Innovation in technology
  • Table: Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Institutional Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery and Operator Hire
  • Conveyor and Crane Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Elevator installation services
  • Maintenance services
  • Escalator installation services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial building contractors and developers
  • Residential building contractors and developers
  • Institutional building contractors and developers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Elevator Installation and Maintenance

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    KONE Holdings (Australia) Limited, UTC Australia Commercial Holdings Pty Ltd, Schindler Lifts Australia Pty Limited, ThyssenKrupp Lifts Pacific Pty Limited,
  • Table: KONE Holdings (Australia) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: UTC Australia Commercial Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Schindler Lifts Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ThyssenKrupp Lifts Pacific Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Elevator Installation and Maintenance Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A vertical transport vehicle that moves people and/or goods between floors of a building.
  • Escalator
  • A moving staircase conveyor device designed for transporting large numbers of people between floors. Widely used in shopping malls, on transit systems and in public buildings.
  • Travelator
  • A slow moving conveyor mechanism that transports people across a horizontal or inclined plane over a short to medium distance. Also known as moving walkways or moving sidewalks.
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