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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing manufacturing activity and freight volumes will drive demand for industry products
  • Industry players have increasingly relied on exports to make up for lackluster domestic demand
  • The industry will also benefit from the strengthening of key downstream markets

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Scale and Balance Manufacturing industry struggled to recover from the recession. While the industry benefited from postrecession pent-up demand, weak demand from the manufacturing sector, import competition and slow growth in freight volumes tempered and eventually reduced overall demand. Over the five years to 2021, increasing manufacturing activity and freight volumes will drive demand for industry products. Moreover, demand from key markets such as laboratories and weight stations are also anticipated to climb. Nonetheless, industry players are still expected to suffer from intense import competition as well as headwinds from domestic and foreign industrial markets.


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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Scale and Balance Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity. In 2016, for every dollar industry players spend on labor, $0.08 will be allocated toward capital. While the initial costs of acquitting facilities, production equipment and tools may be high, capital costs can be depreciated over a long time. On the other hand, some of the industry's more sophisticated industrial and lab products require skilled manufacturing labor, with wages accounting for over a quarter of the industry's revenue. Over the past five years, capital intensity has increased as operators cut labor costs amid declining revenue.


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    Additional Insights for the Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to latest technology
  • Access to export markets
  • Economies of scale in production
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Freight transportation services index in the Scale & Balance Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures scales and balances for use in households, businesses and municipal organizations. Scales and balances are used to measure the weight of objects or people.

    Industry Products
    Industrial scales and balances
    Retail, commercial and household scales and balances
    Parts and attachments
    Industry Activities
    Development of scales and balances
    scales and balances
    scale and balance parts

    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
  • Industrial production index
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Consumer spending
  • Demand from laboratory testing services
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • The weight of the recovery
  • The importance of trade
  • Other trends
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing demand
  • International trade
  • Other trends
  • Table: Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Livestock Production Support Services
  • Truck & Bus Manufacturing
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Diagnostic & Medical Laboratories
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Precast Concrete Manufacturing
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Industrial scales and balances
  • Parts and attachments
  • Retail, commercial and household scales and balances
  • Other
  • Chart: Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial markets
  • Exports
  • Nonindustrial markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases and wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Scale & Balance Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Mettler Toledo
  • Table: Mettler Toledo - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Scale & Balance Manufacturing 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 Scale & Balance Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Industrial production index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Loading Cells
  • A transducer that is used to create an electrical signal whose magnitude is directly proportional to the force being measured.
  • Microbalance
  • An instrument capable of making precise measurements of weight of objects of relatively small mass
  • Spring Scale
  • A balance that measures the weight of an object by opposing the force of gravity with the force of an extended spring.
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