Cherry-picking: Revenue is set to recover despite heightened competition across most markets

The Machinery and Scaffolding Rental industry mainly rents machinery and scaffolding to construction and mining companies on a dry hire basis (without operators). The industry also rents equipment to independent contractors, to homeowners for DIY projects, to industrial clients expanding their short-term capacity, and to agricultural customers to meet seasonal demand. The industry's performance peaked at the height of the mining investment boom in 2012-13 and has since trended downwards in line with a slump in the mining and infrastructure markets.Demand for scaffolding and high-rise lifting equipment has been strong in the metropolitan commercial building and apartment construction markets over the past five more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Sharp contractions in mining and infrastructure markets have affected industry revenue
  • Greater investment in commercial and industrial building construction has supported the industry
  • Growth in building markets will underpin demand for machinery and scaffolding systems hire
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Machinery and Scaffolding Rental industry has endured steep declines in demand from non-building infrastructure and mine development markets over the past five years. These factors have contributed to falls in industry employment and profitability. The mining boom peaked in 2012-13 and corresponded with strong industry activity. However, a subsequent slump of investment in new mining developments and several key infrastructure markets has contributed to the industry’s poor performance over the past five years. Despite these factors, the industry has benefited from increased demand from commercial and residential building markets over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $7.9 billion. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental are:

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building construction and Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction in the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry?

    Industry firms primarily supply industrial machinery, plant and equipment without operators to clients. 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 assets
  • Scaffolding
  • Forklifts
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building construction
  • Demand from heavy industry and other non-building construction
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Demand from mining
  • Demand from road and bridge construction
  • Demand from agriculture

  • Current Performance
  • Profit margins
  • Infrastructure construction
  • Building trends
  • Mining demand
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction trends
  • Mining demand
  • Other demand drivers
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Cranes and access equipment
  • Earthmoving and other heavy construction equipment
  • Non-hire goods and services
  • Scaffolding
  • Other assets
  • Forklifts
  • Portable accommodation
  • Chart: Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Building construction contractors
  • Infrastructure construction contractors
  • Households and independent contractors
  • Mine operators and subcontractors
  • Agricultural and other industries
  • Industrial and maintenance industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental 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 Machinery and Scaffolding Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Seven Group Holdings Limited,
  • Table: Seven Group Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Machinery and Scaffolding Rental 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 Machinery and Scaffolding Rental Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Rental and Hiring Revenue (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Dry Hire
  • The hire of equipment without an operator.
  • Finance Lease
  • A longer term lease that can occur over the asset's entire operational life. The lessee is often responsible for maintenance and insurance.
  • Lease
  • A contract conferring a right for one party to possess property belonging to another party to the exclusion of the owner.
  • Operating Lease
  • A short-term lease that occurs for only a short period compared with the life of the asset.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire of equipment with an operator.
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