Materials Testing Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Materials Testing Services industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 1.4%

The Materials Testing Services industry tests a range of items or substances used to construct, produce, manufacture and wholesale many outputs, such as machinery, equipment, property, infrastructure, textiles and final goods. These items include metals, polymers, concrete, asphalt, ores, metals and chemicals, and consumer products. For example, soils can be tested for particle size and compaction for the construction sector, and bricks and concrete might be tested for durability and consistency. As Australia has an established and sophisticated regulatory system, the industry's testing services are an essential requirement for many suppliers of goods, property and infrastructure. Suppliers that do not test their products risk releasing a subpar prod...
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Materials Testing Services industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Materials Testing Services industry is anticipated to grow moderately over the next five years, as the Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade divisions expand. Consumer sentiment and business confidence are projected to be largely positive over the period, boosting investment in residential and commercial property. Although the Mining division is expected to generate steady demand for industry services due to volume growth, China's slowing demand for minerals may hinder the industry's performance. However, continued investment in gold and copper exploration and mining will likely lead to new site developments and higher mineral volumes that require testing. Revenue and profit growth Australian product safety standards and testing requirements are ex...
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Materials Testing Services industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $664m
  • business Number of Businesses: 605
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,681

Biggest companies in the Materials Testing Services industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Materials Testing Services in Australia industry include ALS Limited and SGS Australia Holdings Pty Ltd.

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What is Materials Testing Services industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms test materials for a variety of applications and downstream industries. Materials testing includes analysing metals, composites, ceramics, polymers, textiles, concrete and geomaterials.

Industry Products and Services

  • Consumer goods testing
  • Construction and mining materials testing
  • Intermediate input materials testing
  • Equipment testing
  • Consulting and training services

Industry Activities

  • Construction materials testing
  • Consumer product testing
  • Polymer products testing
  • Metals and chemical testing
  • Electronic component testing
  • Equipment testing
  • Other materials testing

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Industry Definition

Industry firms test materials for a variety of applications and downstream industries. Materials testing includes analysing metals, composites, ceramics, polymers, textiles, concrete and geomaterials.

Main Activities

  • Construction materials testing
  • Consumer product testing
  • Polymer products testing
  • Metals and chemical testing
  • Electronic component testing
  • Equipment testing
  • Other materials testing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

A range of manufacturing industries use materials testing services to make sure their products comply with relevant safety standards and legislation. Lowe...
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Demand from manufacturing
Demand from heavy and civil engineering construction
Demand from machinery and equipment wholesaling
Demand from mining

Current Performance

Mixed company expansion
Demand from construction and mining
Safety standards
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Demand from construction
Demand from mining and other sectors
Safety standards and consolidation
 Table: Materials Testing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Materials Testing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Mining
Manufacturing
Construction in Australia
Wholesale Trade



Key Selling Industries

Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling in Australia
Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

Materials testing services can be broken down several ways, such as by testing method or service type. The main testing methods include mechanical, physic...
Wholesaling firms
Manufacturing firms
Governments and utilities firms
Other firms


Demand Determinants

The Materials Testing Services industry demand is underpinned by requirements for testing various construction materials and other goods, and Australia's ...
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Major Markets

Wholesaling firms
Manufacturing firms
Governments and utilities firms
Other firms



 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Materials Testing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a moderate level of concentration, with the four largest firms accounting approximately 47% of industry revenue in 2018-19. ALS Limited a...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Materials Testing Services in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Materials Testing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

ALS Limited is an Australia-based global laboratory and testing service provider that operates from more than 350 sites in over 70 countries. The company ...
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ALS

 Table: ALS - financial performance

SGS

 Table: SGS - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry is moderately capital intensive, with high labour inputs and high capital requirements. For every $1.00 spent on wages in 2018-19, an estimat...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Materials Testing Services in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Materials Testing Services in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TESTING AUTHORITIES (NATA)

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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