The Industrial Supplies Wholesaling industry has fully recovered since the recession, expanding due to reinvigorated industrial production, falling unemployment and rising disposable incomes. In the next five years, the industry is expected to grow at a slower pace, as a result of stabilizing demand from key manufacturing and construction markets. Additionally, wholesale bypass is becoming a growing threat. However, large wholesalers that are integrated into manufacturing operations will remain profitable.
This industry wholesales general-use supplies for manufacturing and warehousing industries. Supplies include abrasives, barrels, boxes and crates, industrial containers, industrial diamonds, packaging material, printing ink, power transmission supplies, mechanical rubber goods, ropes, valves and welding supplies. The industry strictly distributes general-use industrial supplies; for example, it provides the automotive sector with valves but not with tires.
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.