Heavy hearted: Price-based competition and declines in manufacturing have constrained growth

The Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance industry provides services to a range of clients to ensure their plant and equipment operates efficiently. Although the industry's performance has been mixed over the past five years, revenue has grown overall as downstream demand increased. However, declines and weak growth in some key downstream markets have constrained the industry's growth. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2017-18, due to higher demand from the construction and agricultural sectors.Despite private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment declining over the past five years, the industry's markets still require regular repair and maintenance services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
39,420
Businesses
8,511
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand growth from the construction and agricultural sectors has contributed to higher revenue
  • Reduced private capital expenditure on machinery has limited industry growth
  • Internal competition will constrain profitability as enterprise numbers steadily rise
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance industry has low entry barriers for new firms. The ability to gather repair and maintenance contracts is one of the main barriers for a potential entrant to the industry. Clients may also prefer to hire and work with contractors they have worked with previously and that have built a high level of trust. For a new entrant to break into the industry, it is helpful to have demonstrated experience, such as working for a manufacturer.Another barrier to entry is hiring technicians with the appropriate skills and experience. As machinery and technology evolves, the pool of qualified technicians shrinks. It ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction and Demand from mining in the Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry?

    Businesses in the industry repair, service and maintain a range of heavy machinery and equipment across many client markets. These items include pumps and compressors, agricultural machinery and equipment, mining and construction machinery, machine tools, engines (except automotive), lifting and material handling equipment, and other heavy machinery and equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Heavy equipment servicing and maintenance
  • Heavy equipment repair services
  • Heavy equipment upgrades and overhauls
  • Industry Activities
  • Agricultural, forestry, farm and construction machinery and equipment repair and maintenance
  • Blade sharpening, brush-cutter and lawn mower repair and maintenance services
  • Electric motor repair and maintenance (except factory based)
  • Electricity generation and transmission equipment repair and maintenance
  • Engine repair and welding repair services (except automotive)
  • Industrial food machinery, refrigeration, stove, oven, washing machine and dryer repair and maintenance
  • Machine tool, outboard motor, pump and compressor repair and maintenance
  • Materials handling equipment repair and maintenance
  • Mining machinery and foundry repair and maintenance
  • Textile, foundry, paper making, hydraulic equipment, and heavy machinery repair and maintenance
  • 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 construction
  • Demand from mining
  • Demand from agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Business confidence index
  • Domestic price of iron and steel

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and

    profit growth

  • Capital expenditure and prices
  • Mining, construction and manufacturing
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Machinery expenditure
  • Mining and construction
  • Table: Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron and Steel Casting and Forging
  • Non-Ferrous Metal Casting
  • Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing
  • Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Heavy equipment servicing and maintenance
  • Heavy equipment repair services
  • Heavy equipment upgrades and overhauls
  • Chart: Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction machinery users
  • Mining machinery users
  • Agricultural machinery users
  • Industrial machinery users
  • Other markets
  • Machine tool users
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Heavy Machinery Repair 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 Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: Komatsu Marketing Support Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Heavy Machinery Repair 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 Heavy Machinery Repair and Maintenance Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fatigue
  • The gradual and irreversible damage to materials under cyclic load.
  • Ferroalloy
  • Various alloys of iron with a high proportion of one or more other elements (such as manganese or silicon). It is used as a raw material in the production of steels and alloys.
  • Infrared
  • Electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths that are longer than visible light.
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