Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Lower income levels hampered demand during the recession as consumers were less likely to invest in high-end adjustable beds and mattresses. Nevertheless, the improved housing market, higher incomes and new technologies in industry products will support growth over the next five years. In particular, the aging population will aid demand, as these consumers typically demand adjustable beds and mattresses more than the younger demographic.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Adjustable Bed and Mattress Manufacturing industry requires a medium level of capital investment. For every $1.00 spent on wages, industry operators typically spend $0.16 in capital investment. A large proportion of industry costs is allocated toward purchasing machinery; however, once the equipment is purchased, running costs are relatively low. This factor reduces capital intensity over time. As more companies adopt the new trend of lean manufacturing, capital expenditure will decrease, as production becomes efficient.
The need for labor reflects the manual tasks required for the assembly of mattresses and the need for qualified personnel for the design components of the production process. Furthermore, the industry employs people in sales and marketing functions... purchase to read more