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IBISWorld’s Industrial Designers Industry Research Report offers insight into the market at the national level. Our analysis highlights macro trends in the overall sector and the micro trends faced by companies that do business in the Industrial Designers industry. Our five-year outlook forecasts explain how the market is set to change and the product segments that will drive growth.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumers will seek highly differentiated and aesthetically pleasing products
  • Companies must contract industrial designers to keep up with new inventions
  • Automobile manufacturers will be pressured to introduce more technologically advanced vehicles
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Industrial designers are hired primarily by manufacturers to improve the functionality, longevity and production efficiency of a range of goods. Over the past five years, increased consumer spending on cars, furniture and other durable goods have stimulated downstream demand for the industry's services, resulting in rising revenue. As these downstream industries have rebounded from tepid demand earlier in the period, total spending on research and development (R&D) budgets has grown, resulting in greater use of the industry's services. Over the coming years, consumers will increasingly seek highly differentiated, anesthetically pleasing and efficient products, ranging from cars to electronics to furniture, generating sustained demand for industrial designers.

    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Industrial Designers industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to rise at an annualized rate of 3.1% over the 10 years to 2021. While this is higher than projected average annual GDP growth of 2.1% over the same period, this is more indicative of historically low profit during the recession than the industry's life cycle.

    Over the 10 years to 2021, the number of participants in the industry is anticipated to rise at an annualized rate of 0.2% to 12,585 enterprises. New

    Additional Insights for the Industrial Designers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industrial Designers Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a high prior success rate (including completed prior contracts)
  • Market research and understanding
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Research and development expenditure and Corporate profit in the Industrial Designers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industrial Designers Industry?

    This industry includes companies that primarily develop designs and specification for mass-produced products. This includes deciding the materials, construction, mechanism, shape, color and surface finishes of products in order to improve the product’s market appeal, production, use and maintenance. For example, industry operators design automobiles, furniture and packaging.

    Industry Products
    Product design
    Model design and fabrication
    Other industrial design services
    Industry Activities
    Industrial design consulting services
    Consumer electronics design services
    Automobile industrial design services
    Furniture design services
    Medical equipment design services
    Packaging industrial design services
    Hand tool design services

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Corporate profit
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Demand from computer and electronic product manufacturing
  • Demand from furniture and related product manufacturing
  • Total health expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Demand increases
  • Advances in medicine
  • Profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Driving innovation
  • Striving to compete
  • Table: Industrial Designers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Designers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling
  • Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Product design
  • Model design and fabrication
  • Other industrial design services
  • Chart: Industrial Designers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Automobiles
  • Other
  • Electronics
  • Medical equipment
  • Furniture
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial Designers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial Designers

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial Designers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    CH2M Hill Companies Ltd.Bureau Veritas GroupIDEO
  • Table: CH2M Hill Companies Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Bureau Veritas Group - financial performance
  • Table: IDEO - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial Designers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Industrial Designers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Research and development expenditure (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Working independently or on temporary contracts rather than full-time employment through a company.
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal protection of a firm's designs and ideas.
  • Research And Development (R&D)
  • Creative work undertaken by a company in order to increase the stock of knowledge, which can then be applied to developing a new product or improving an existing one.
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