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IBISWorld’s Machinery and Scaffolding Rental market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Machinery and Scaffolding Rental industry mainly rents machinery and scaffolding to downstream construction and mining companies on the basis of dry hire, which is the hiring of equipment without operators. The industry also rents equipment to homeowners for DIY projects, to independent contractors, to industrial clients seeking to expand their short-term capacity (e.g. generators and forklifts) and to agricultural customers to meet seasonal demand.

Industry revenue peaked in 2012-13, corresponding with the unprecedented demand conditions in the mining and infrastructure markets. However, the subsequent collapse of demand from these markets and the subdued conditions in many other construction markets has caused a sharp contraction in industry revenue...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Mining and construction companies secure their required plant and equipment through a combination of purchasing and hire. The Machinery and Scaffolding Rental industry is an integral part of this supply chain, providing equipment on an operating lease or short-term basis. The industry excludes the supply of equipment with operators.

Customers opt to hire rather than purchase equipment for many reasons, including to reduce maintenance costs, access the latest available technology and reduce their capital investment. Robust demand from Australia’s mining and infrastructure markets drove industry revenue to an estimated $6.1 billion peak in 2012-13. However, industry revenue has subsequently declined sharply due to collapsing demand from these markets. Ind..

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Industry Products

What is the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry?

Industry firms primarily supply industrial machinery, plant and equipment without operators. Equipment is hired or leased from stock purposefully held for this function. Industry operators provide equipment on an operating lease basis, with financial leasing activities excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Earthmoving and other heavy construction equipment
Cranes and access equipment
Other hire assets
Portable accommodation
Non-hire goods and services
Industry Activities
Agricultural machinery rental (without operator)
Construction machinery rental (without operator)
Mining machinery rental (without operator)
Access equipment rental
Scaffolding rental not including erection of scaffolding

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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