The Power Tool Manufacturing industry's dependence on the construction sector led to unusually strong growth in industry revenue over the past five years. As the economic recovery took hold, construction activity increased, leading to an ongoing boost in demand for power tools. Starting from historically low levels, industry revenue growth was very high as it proceeded to make up for lost ground. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to benefit from more stable demand from the construction sector. However, persistent import competition and volatile input prices will pressure operators' profit margins moving forward. In an intensely competitive environment, operators are expected to invest more heavily in research and development (R&D) to add unique value to their power tools.
This industry manufactures power-driven (e.g. battery, corded, pneumatic) hand tools including drills, circular saws, chain saws and nail guns. Operators that manufacture such tools may also sell spare or replacement parts. This industry excludes operators that exclusively sell parts, power-driven heavy construction hand tools (e.g. tampers, jackhammers), powered pumps and vacuums, outdoor powered equipment (e.g. lawnmowers, power washers) and machine tools for woodcutting.
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.