Heavy load: Fluctuating demand from mining and construction markets reduces industry revenue

Operators in the Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry have contended with varied demand over the past five years, corresponding with the boom and bust of investment in resource developments. Mining investment surged to an unprecedented high in 2012-13. However, weakening commodity prices have reduced mining investment, contributing to a dramatic decline in industry revenue over the past five years. Revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 10.7% over the five years through 2017-18, largely due to the slump in equipment sales to the Mining division and for use in infrastructure construction projects. Industry revenue is anticipated to contract by 1.4% in 2017-18, to $7.5...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-10.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
9,950
Businesses
1,050

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is forecast to return to subdued cyclical growth over the next five years
  • Industry revenue closely follows the level of capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Larger industry firms have focused on rationalising plant and equipment since the mining boom’s peak
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry has moderate barriers to entry. Capital expenses can be quite significant due to the high cost of most industry products. In addition, setting up warehouses large enough to stock industry products can be costly. Strong competition for the few lucrative distribution contracts can also represent a significant barrier. Prospective dealers have to demonstrate numerous capabilities including the ability to provide technical support, financing options and a strategy to establish a strong network.The availability of niche product markets can reduce competition and provide more scope for widening margins. This trend is particularly relevant for high-end conveyor systems in the mineral processing market. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry are

  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from mining and Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment in the Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry?

    Industry operators sell material handling equipment, such as conveying equipment, hoists, cranes, forklifts and industrial trucks usually on a wholesale basis.

    Industry Products
  • Conveyors
  • Industrial trucks
  • Hoists and cranes
  • Loading platforms
  • Storage and handling equipment
  • Other equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Conveyor system distributing and wholesaling
  • Forklift and industrial truck distributing and wholesaling
  • Loader distributing and wholesaling
  • Loading platform distributing and wholesaling
  • Hoists and crane distributing and wholesaling
  • Storage equipment distributing and wholesaling
  • Other material handling equipment distributing and wholesaling
  • 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 mining
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from agriculture, forestry and fishing
  • Demand from general warehousing and cold storage

  • Current Performance
  • Buying industries
  • Capital expenditure
  • Leasing arrangements
  • Profit and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit
  • Buying industries
  • Capital expenditure
  • Leasing arrangements
  • Table: Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Conveyor and Crane Manufacturing
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage
  • Road Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Conveyors
  • Hoists and cranes
  • Industrial trucks
  • Loading platforms
  • Other equipment
  • Storage and handling equipment
  • Chart: Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Mining firms
  • Construction firms
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Transport and warehousing firms
  • Agriculture and forestry industries
  • Other industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Transport and distribution
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Material Handling Equipment Distributors

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sime Darby Industrial Australia Pty Ltd, Seven Group Holdings Limited, Komatsu Marketing Support Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Sime Darby Industrial Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Seven Group Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Komatsu Marketing Support Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors 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 Material Handling Equipment Distributors 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
    Conveyor
  • A pulley system that consists of two or more rotating elements that are typically looped in a belt.
  • Hoist
  • A pulley system that uses cables to move materials, typically along the vertical axis.
  • Pallet
  • A structural construction usually made out of wood planks used to support goods during lifting or moving.
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