Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2014, downstream demand unraveled for the Commercial Embroidery Services industry, and the decade-long trend of large multifunctional apparel companies integrating embellishment processes into their operations stifled growth opportunities. Despite their efforts, industry participants are not expected to experience growth over the five years to 2019. Overarching competitive pressures, which affect the entire apparel-manufacturing sector, are likely to remain hallmark traits of the industry.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry has moderate barriers to entry. There is a moderate degree of capital investment required and there is a high degree of competition within the industry, most of which is based on price. There are an estimated 312 companies, which are relatively small operations, competing domestically. Moreover, the industry faces high competition from apparel manufacturers who are increasingly performing embroidering services in-house. Consequently, the high degree of competition within the industry represents a possible barrier to entry.
Capital investment is primarily in commercial computerized embroidery machines, software for the digitization process and hooping equipment. Large companies in the industry typically have between 100 and 500 embroidery heads at their facilities... purchase to read more