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Material Handling Equipment Manufacturers

SIC 3530 | NAICS 333920

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing  (view report)
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Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Naylor, LLC
MHI Solutions
Quarterly trade magazine provides news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered including industry trends, market analysis, employee training, technology trends, government activities, and more. Current and archived digital editions of the magazine are available free online.

Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Segment Brief
Quarterly publication provides current and historical summary trend data for U.S. domestic production shipments, new orders, backlog, imports, and exports and also includes graphic presentations of these measures on an economic cycle basis for multi-year periods. Current issue can be viewed free online.

Market Forecast
Quarterly forecast examines prospective changes for the next 12 to 18 months, with topics covered including leading indicator and economic cycle analyses; economic commentary and forecasts; capital spending summary; and U.S. domestic production, import, export, and consumption forecasts, with product categories covered include conveying equipment, industrial trucks, and overhead cranes, hoists, and monorail systems.

Industrial Truck Association
Market Intelligence
Market intelligence section provides historical trend data for U.S. factory shipments of industrial trucks with breakdowns for electric rider, motorized hand, and internal combustion engine trucks, and also includes world industrial truck order and shipment statistics by class (Class 1 - 5), in-depth business trends surveys, and outlook presentations for China, Europe, Japan, and North America. All information is available free online.

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association
Statistics - Press Releases
Monthly and semi-annual press releases provide summary order bookings and billed shipment sales statistics for unit handling and bulk handling conveying equipment for the most recent month and on a year-to-date basis with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes.
Press releases are available free online; more detailed statistical data is available to members only.

Freedonia Group
Material Handling Products
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of this product sector, with topics covered including market environment and trends; historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., conveyors, industrial trucks, cranes, hoists, monorails, and automated storage/retrieval systems), market, and region; industry structure; and company profiles. Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Conveyor and Conveying Equipment  Manufacturers
Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer, and Stacker Machinery Manufacturers
Overhead Travel Crane, Hoist, and Monorail System Manufacturers  Search for "33392"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Conveyor and Conveying Equipment  Manufacturers
Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer, and Stacker Machinery Manufacturers
Overhead Travel Crane, Hoist, and Monorail System Manufacturers  Search for "33392"
Five-year comparative income statement provides salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales for firms in this sector, with reports available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level. Sample national and local reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

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