Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Favorable demographic changes will benefit the industry, with demand for wheelchairs growing as a result of a greater need among older baby boomers. While input costs will remain high, they will not shift as drastically as in the previous five-year period. Nevertheless, healthcare reform is expected to negatively affect public healthcare spending as the excise tax on wheelchairs adversely affects industry operators' revenue.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Wheelchair manufacturers are located throughout the country, but they are mainly concentrated in states known for other medical technology industries, including medical device manufacturing, microelectronics and biotechnology. Other factors that affect geographic distribution include proximity to complimentary industries, the location of customers and suppliers, the traditional development of various industry segments and location and accessibility of highly skilled labor.
The Wheelchair Manufacturing industry is concentrated in the Southeast and West. These regions account for an estimated 21.5% and18.4% of industry establishments, respectively... purchase to read more