Overview

Packing it in: The trend towards larger warehouses is leading to industry consolidation

The General Warehousing and Cold Storage market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Warehouse facilities have moved towards becoming complex distribution and information centres
  • Fast-moving consumer goods tend to attract higher margins as they spend less time in storage
  • Growth in business inventories and demand from business process outsourcing will assist growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry has achieved stable growth over the past five years. The ongoing development of vertically integrated supply chains across Australian transport industries has continued to transform warehousing and storage services. Warehouse facilities have moved towards becoming complex distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product's entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock. Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have adjusted their supply chains accordingly and now tend to hold less stock on hand. The trend towards outsourcing warehousing to third-party operators has boosted demand for industry warehousing and cold storage services.

    The industry is forecast to grow at an annualised 1.8%...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, $5.00 is invested in wages. Depending on their size and main operations, industry operators invest in machinery and equipment such as forklifts, cranes, motorised docks and pallet trucks. Some firms may incur operating leases rather than purchasing this equipment outright. Firms that purchase their own warehouses and storage facilities also have greater capital outlays compared with companies that rent these facilities.

    Cold storage providers are required to invest in refrigerated facilities and large-scale cool rooms. Large refrigerated cold storage facilities are therefore more capital-intensive compared with other storage facilities. Lab..

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    Additional Insights for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry are

  • Use of most efficient work practices
  • Automation reduces operating costs
  • Incorporating long-term sales contracts
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    Industry Products

    What is the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry?

    Companies in the industry primarily operate third-party warehousing and cold storage facilities. Grain storage facilities are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    General warehousing facilities
    Cold storage facilities
    Bonded warehousing facilities
    Industry Activities
    Warehouse operation
    Cold storage facility operation
    Bond store operation
    Bulk petroleum storage services
    Cool room storage services
    Controlled atmosphere store operation
    Furniture storage facility operation
    Refrigerated storage services
    Wool storage services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business inventories
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from online shopping

  • Current Performance
  • Industry profit
  • Inventory cycles
  • Online retailing
  • Cold storage
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry profit
  • Online demand
  • Productivity gains
  • Table: General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Agribusiness
  • Integrated Logistics

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental

  • Products & Services
  • General warehousing facilities
  • Cold storage facilities
  • Bonded warehousing facilities
  • Chart: General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other markets
  • Transport industries
  • Wholesaling industries
  • Manufacturing industries
  • Service industries
  • Agricultural industries
  • Retailing industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Operating leases
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs General Warehousing and Cold Storage

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Toll Holdings LimitedLinfox Proprietary LimitedAmericold Australian Holdings Pty Ltd
  • Table: Toll Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Linfox Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Americold Australian Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the General Warehousing and Cold Storage Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bonded Warehouse
  • Secured storage facilities that allow dutiable goods to be stored without payment of customs taxes.
  • Cold Storage
  • Warehousing of goods in temperature-controlled, primarily refrigerated, environments.
  • Just-In-Time
  • A strategy that reduces inventory and improves profitability, as only the materials that are needed for the immediate term are purchased.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (Rfid)
  • Tags applied or embedded into products that can store information such as the source, destination and price.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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