Nuts and bolts: Increasing demand from key downstream industries will aid industry growth

Industrial machinery and equipment wholesalers provide machinery and equipment to assist operators in a range of industries, such as the manufacturing, oil and gas, trade and metal machining industries. In the five years to 2017, the industry has faired well due to increasing demand from many key downstream industries. Rising industrial production has been promoting growth in private investment in industrial machinery and equipment. In addition, growth in trade activity has generated demand for materials handling equipment, which includes cranes, conveyors and forklifts. Over the five years to 2022, these positive conditions associated with the industry's downstream markets are anticipated to persist...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$23bn
Annual Growth 12-17
5.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
33,939
Businesses
3,534

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in key downstream markets has generated demand for industrial machinery and equipment, benefiting industry operators
  • Due to the easy access to ports and railways, trade and transportation are key downstream industries
  • Growth in industrial output will promote spending on industrial equipment and machinery
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Much like the overall country, the Industrial Machinery and Equipment Wholesaling industry in California is highly fragmented. Since the majority of enterprises in California and small-scale businesses, an estimated 82.7% of the enterprises have fewer than 20 employees. The significant size of the industry, paired with the diverse range of product and market segments, makes it difficult for any one company to capture more that 5.0% of the market revenue. This indicates a low level of market share concentration. Due to the wide range of product segments, suppliers are unable to effectively cater to all downstream markets, creating demand for multiple enterprises to spread total market revenue across. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry are

  • Ability to clearly specify requirements to suppliers/contractors
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery and Total trade value in the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry?

    Industrial machinery and equipment wholesalers primarily distribute specialized machinery, equipment and related parts used in manufacturing, extraction, trade and warehousing industries. Wholesalers refrain from selling products to the public, but distribute new and used products to various sectors, as well as service receipts from repairs and labor performed on customer equipment.

    Industry Products
  • General purpose machinery and equipment
  • Other industrial machinery and equipment
  • Material handling equipment
  • Oil and gas extraction, refinery and pipeline equipment
  • Metalworking machinery and equipment
  • Service receipt and labor charges
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling general purpose industrial machinery and equipment
  • Wholesaling other industrial machinery and equipment
  • Wholesaling oil-well machinery and equipment
  • Wholesaling material-handling machinery and equipment
  • Wholesaling metalworking machinery and equipment
  • Performing service and labor on equipment and machinery
  • Wholesaling food-processing machinery and equipment
  • Wholesaling hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and machinery
  • Similar Industries
  • Construction & Mining Equipment Wholesaling
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Industrial Supplies Wholesaling
  • Janitorial Equipment Supply Wholesaling
  • Aircraft, Marine & Railroad Transportation Equipment Wholesaling
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  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery
  • Total trade value
  • Demand from oil and gas extraction
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
  • Steady revenue growth
  • Improving downstream markets
  • Rising profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream growth
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Oil Drilling & Gas Extraction
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Machine Shop Services
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Retail Trade
  • Public Storage & Warehousing
  • Public Administration

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Machinery Manufacturing
  • Pump & Compressor Manufacturing
  • Valve Manufacturing
  • Woodworking Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • General purpose machinery and equipment
  • Other
  • Other industrial machinery and equipment
  • Material handling equipment
  • Oil and gas extraction, refinery and pipeline equipment
  • Metalworking machinery and equipment
  • Service receipt and labor charges
  • Chart: Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Manufacturing users
  • Wholesalers and distributors
  • Other markets
  • Businesses for end use
  • Oil drilling and gas extraction
  • Machine shops
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWages and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry

  • California Food Machinery, Industrial Parts Depot LLC, MSC Industrial, W.W. Grainger Inc.,
  • Table: California Food Machinery - financial performance
  • Table: Industrial Parts Depot LLC - financial performance
  • Table: MSC Industrial - financial performance
  • Table: W.W. Grainger Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in California Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Private investment in industrial machinery and equipment (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Derrick
  • A tower constructed over oil wells to assist in well operation and maintenance.
  • Lathe
  • A machine that utilizes a rotating drive to rotate a material against cutting tools. Used frequently for shaping wood and metal, among other materials.
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)
  • A trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada that aims to eliminate trade barriers between involved countries.
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