Capital investment into the Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry's products traditionally depends on downstream demand from manufacturers and other wholesalers, whose purchase habits are in turn determined by industrial production (i.e. capacity utilization), the age of existing machinery and business confidence. The industry's performance over the past five years has been characterized by substantial growth, recession-induced declines and ongoing recovery. Operators can expect to continue to regain revenue in the coming five years as the economy further improves.
This industry distributes material handling equipment, usually on a wholesale basis. Products include conveying equipment, hoists, cranes, forklifts and industrial trucks and tractors. Some of the larger firms are vertically integrated, from production through distribution.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.