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Printing Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing

Printing Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry manufacture printing machinery and equipment, including printing presses and binding machinery. Major companies include HP, Presstek, and Xerox (all based in the US); Canon, Fuji Xerox, Komori, and Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho (Japan); and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Koenig & Bauer, and manroland Goss web systems (Germany).

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is driven by commercial print volume, which depends primarily on advertising and other business needs for printed material. Profitability of individual companies depends primarily on manufacturing efficiencies. Large companies enjoy economies of scale in purchasing and manufacturing. Small companies can compete effectively by serving niche markets, such as envelope printing. The US industry is concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate about 75% of revenue.

PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY

Major products include printing presses (about 30% of industry revenue), binding machinery (about 10%), and related parts, accessories, and attachments.


Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
Web Links and Acronyms

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