Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors in Australia - Market Research Report

Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.2%

The Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry provides safety workwear, footwear, personal protective equipment, safety signs and other equipment to various workplaces, including construction and mining sites, hospitals and factories. Government health and safety regulations mandate the use of safety equipment on worksites and other locations, which ensures stable industry demand. Additionally, the threat of legal action or bad publicity resulting from workplace injuries or fatalities encourages businesses to invest in health and safety equipment. Lower demand from the construction, mining, and manufacturing sectors over the past five years has reduced demand for industry products. This has been partly offset by greater demand from healthc...
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Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry is anticipated to perform solidly over the next five years, as demand from the mining, manufacturing and construction markets improve. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $X.X billion. Improving company safety standards will likely support industry growth, while the ongoing harmonisation of occupational health and safety laws should benefit industry operators. In particular, small businesses are expected to increasingly invest in safety equipment as they strive to comply with new and continuously revised workplace safety laws. Downstream demand drivers Employment in downstream industries will remain a major driving force for i...
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Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $2bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,369
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,749

Biggest companies in the Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors in Australia industry include Wesfarmers Limited and Brady Australia Holdings Pty Ltd.

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What is Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry?

Industry Definition

The industry distributes a range of generic safety equipment and supplies to businesses and consumers. It also distributes specialised safety materials for medical, construction and agricultural industries. Industry items are typically purchased in bulk for hospitals, work sites and factories.

Industry Products and Services

  • High-visibility and safety workwear
  • Protective footwear
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety signage
  • Height safety equipment
  • Other safety products

Industry Activities

  • Distributing industrial workwear and protective footwear
  • Distributing personal protective equipment
  • Distributing high-visibility workwear
  • Distributing height safety equipment
  • Distributing hazardous-goods safety equipment
  • Distributing safety signs and other safety equipment

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

The industry distributes a range of generic safety equipment and supplies to businesses and consumers. It also distributes specialised safety materials for medical, construction and agricultural industries. Industry items are typically purchased in bulk for hospitals, work sites and factories.

Main Activities

  • Distributing industrial workwear and protective footwear
  • Distributing personal protective equipment
  • Distributing high-visibility workwear
  • Distributing height safety equipment
  • Distributing hazardous-goods safety equipment
  • Distributing safety signs and other safety equipment

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The construction sector is a major market for industry players. Construction worksites are often dangerous and considered high-risk areas. Therefore, cons...
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Demand from construction
Total employees in the labour force
Actual capital expenditure on mining
Work accident rate per 1,000 employees

Current Performance

Construction and mining
Other downstream markets
Industry structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

National employment
Industry structure
 Table: Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Mining
Meat Processing in Australia
Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing in Australia
Construction in Australia



Key Selling Industries

Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Telecommunications Services in Australia





Products & Services

Operators in the Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry supply a range of safety equipment used across many downstream industries. Products i...
Mining industries
Manufacturing industries
Other industries
Health and community service providers
Transport, warehousing and logistics industries
Agriculture industries
Emergency services providers

Demand Determinants

Demand for safety equipment largely depends on work and occupational health and safety requirements, along with employment numbers in downstream industrie...
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Major Markets

Mining industries
Manufacturing industries
Other industries
Health and community service providers
Transport, warehousing and logistics industries
Agriculture industries
Emergency services providers
 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry is characterised by low concentration, with the four largest players projected to account for less...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Wesfarmers Limited began as a farmers' cooperative in Western Australia in 1914. The company now owns and operates a portfolio of diversified businesses a...
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Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Brady Australia

 Table: Brady Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $9.69 is spent on ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors 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 Safety Equipment and Supplies Distributors 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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  • Industry Major Players
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  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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