Feeling the heat
The industry took a hit recently due to slumping construction levels. While the coming years will be more favorable, wholesalers will still have to contend with the growing number of manufacturers dealing directly with retailers. Furthermore, though construction levels will recover, many new housing designs and materials will promote more natural methods of controlling temperatures, which could dampen demand for the industry's products. Wholesalers will adapt by providing more energy-efficient products to satisfy demand from eco-conscious consumers.
Wholesalers in this industry buy, sell and distribute heating and air-conditioning equipment. Heating equipment includes warm forced-air heaters, warm-air furnaces, electric baseboard heaters and central heating equipment. Air-conditioning equipment includes compressors, central air-conditioning systems, condensing units and automotive air conditioners.
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.