The Fluid Power Equipment Distributors industry has recorded buoyant sales and profit growth over the past five years. This has been supported by the unprecedented resources boom that stimulated demand for hydraulic equipment used in minerals processing, mine dewatering and gas pipelines. Fluid control equipment and parts sales have also been supported by solid conditions across the downstream transport, agriculture and water treatment markets. However, industry sales have waned in the building construction and manufacturing markets, which have struggled to return to the levels preceding the global financial crisis of the late 2000s.
Companies in this industry distribute fluid power equipment (e.g. pumps, hoses, motors and accessories) primarily to industrial industries for the generation and transfer of hydraulic and pneumatic power in a range of systems. Companies in the industry may operate across various stages of the supply chain including manufacturing, wholesaling and direct-to-public retailing.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.