Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Demand from key markets will spur revenue growth in the coming years. Paint manufacturers are poised for recovery due to an uptick in automobile production and construction activity. However, rising input prices and competitive pressures will limit profit growth, while stricter environmental regulations will increase operating costs. Due to these trends, operators will focus on improving efficiency and increasing economies of scale... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Paint Manufacturing industry is characterized by strong brand dominance, established and comprehensive distribution networks (e.g. the Sherwin-Williams Company operates about 3,520 paint stores in the United States, Mexico and Canada) and intense competition that constrains profit margins. These characteristics pose formidable barriers to entry, as does the level of capital and technical skills that are required to establish manufacturing facilities. Growing globalization also serves to raise entry barriers as industry players compete in local and international markets in line with their customers' operations.
General barriers to entry will continue to rise as the industry undergoes further change and consolidation... purchase to read more