Flickering light: Infrastructure upgrades will spur demand, though imports will dim growth

Over the five years to 2017, the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing industry was forced to contend with increased international competition and the lingering effects of the sluggish economic recovery. While import penetration continues to negatively impact the industry, strong performance from downstream industries will mitigate some of the effects of increasing imports. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to decline marginally. Increasing import penetration has led to plant closures and consolidations, as some domestic operators have been unable to compete with less-expensive imports. Expected upgrades in infrastructure are anticipated to stimulate demand for industry products over the five years to 2022...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Many domestic companies have offshored production operations to lower-wage countries
  • Surging import penetration is partially due to offshoring of production
  • Anticipated increases in federal investment in transmission infrastructure will boost industry demand
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Electrical Equipment Manufacturing industry has medium barriers to entry, due to the costly initial capital investment to open a manufacturing facility, degree of government regulation and necessary access to the latest technology. The machinery used to make electrical equipment can be very costly, when first purchased. However, after the start-up cost capital investment is quite low to maintain the equipment. In addition, a new operator would need to set-up a large facility to accommodate the workers and machinery, for which rent could be quite costly. The barrier to entry is only at medium, though, because rent and capital investment make up a small percentage of revenue...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Business expertise of operators
  • Adoption of latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Access to high quality inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from building, developing and general contracting and Trade-weighted index in the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures power, distribution and specialty transformers; electric motors, generators and motor-generator sets; switchgear and switchboard apparatus; relays; and industrial controls. Electrical equipment manufacturers sell their products to other manufacturing industries, wholesalers and the construction sector.

    Industry Products
  • Relays and industrial controls
  • Switches
  • Motors and generators
  • Transformers
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing switchgear
  • Manufacturing switchboard apparatus
  • Manufacturing electric motors and generators
  • Manufacturing relays
  • Manufacturing industrial controls
  • Manufacturing power, distribution and specialty transformers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from building, developing and general contracting
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Industrial production index
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector

  • Current Performance
  • Profit pressures and consolidation
  • International expansion
  • Investment trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Federal investment
  • Downstream demand
  • International trade
  • Table: Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Heavy Engineering Construction
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor Machinery Manufacturing
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing
  • Power Tools & Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Metal Wholesaling
  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing
  • Wire & Spring Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Switches
  • Relays and industrial controls
  • Motors and generators
  • Transformers
  • Chart: Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers
  • Utilities
  • Retailers
  • Downstream manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electrical Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Eaton Corporation PLC, General Electric Company, Schneider Electric SE,
  • Table: Eaton Corporation PLC - financial performance
  • Table: General Electric Company - financial performance
  • Table: Schneider Electric SE - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electrical Equipment Manufacturing 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 Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Trade-weighted index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • An intentional drop in voltage to prevent a blackout.
  • Generator
  • An engine that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy by electromagnetic induction.
  • Offshore
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Relay
  • An electrical device in which current flowing through one circuit can switch a current in a second circuit on and off.
  • Switchgear
  • An electrical apparatus used to open and close circuits; may also include devices that provide protection for apparatus connected to an electrical supply.
  • Transformer
  • An electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage.
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (Ups)
  • An electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically the utility mains, fails.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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