The Material Handling Equipment Distributors industry has faced turbulent conditions driven by the mining boom over the past five years. The unprecedented investment in the development of Australia's mineral and energy resources lifted industry sales to new heights in 2012-13, but the subsequent weakening of commodity prices and the scaling back of investment in the Mining division has resulted in a dramatic decline in the industry's performance.
Over the five years through 2014-15, only moderate growth in industry revenue is projected, masking a wide cyclical fluctuation in sales. Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 1.6%, to total $8.8 billion.
This industry distributes material handling equipment, usually on a wholesale basis. Products include conveying equipment, hoists, cranes, forklifts and industrial trucks.
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.