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Material Handling Equipment Mfg. – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 3530  |  NAICS 333920

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

See the following sections listed below to view available resources by category:

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing  (view report)
Overhead Crane / Hoist & Winch Manufacturing  (view reports)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Naylor, LLC
MHI Solutions

Quarterly trade magazine features news and information for material handling industry professionals, with topics covered in various issues of this publication including industry trends, solutions spotlights, fulfillment update, economic market analysis, technology, sustainability, human resources, and trade association news and events. Current and archived issues of this magazine are available free online.

Resources available from this trade association include:

Market Forecast
Comprehensive quarterly report provides historical trend data and forecasts for domestic production, imports, exports, and consumption over the next twelve to eighteen months, with product categories covered including conveyors and conveying systems, industrial trucks, tractors, trailers, and stacker machinery, overhead traveling cranes, hoists, winches, and monorail systems, and other equipment.

Annual Rate of Change (ARoC) Workbook
Excel-based planning tool lets users construct a business cycle chart using their company's financial data for comparative analysis with the historical and forecast data from the forecast report described above and also provides cycle chart comparisons with five leading economic indicators and regional indicators of cyclical changes in manufacturing, consumer sentiment, and non-residential investment.

Industrial Truck Association
Market Intelligence

Market intelligence section includes information on U.S. factory shipments of electric rider, motorized hand, and internal combustion engine industrial trucks, world order and shipment statistics by region and class (Class 1 - 5), ITA business trends surveys, and "Outlook for the World" slide presentations for select regions (e.g., North America, Europe, China, Japan). All information is available free online.

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association
Statistics Press Releases

Monthly and semiannual press releases provide summary booked order and billed sales statistics for nine classes of unit handling and four classes of bulk conveying equipment on a current and year-to- date basis and include comparisons to the same time periods in the prior year for trending purposes. Summary statistics are available free online, with more detailed statistics available to members only.

Freedonia Group
Material Handling Equipment: United States

Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, with information provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by product segment (e.g., industrial trucks and tractors, automated storage/retrieval systems, conveying systems, hoists, cranes, and monorails) and market (e.g., durable/nondurable goods manufacturing, other industries).

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Material Handling Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing  Search for "33392" to see reports for specific types of products
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Forklift & Conveyor / Overhead Crane / Hoist & Winch Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenues for companies that manufacture products used to move or lift materials such as industrial trucks, tractor, trailer, and stacking machinery, conveyors and conveying systems, and overhead cranes, hoists, winches, and monorail systems. Sample report is available free online.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Compensation resources available from this organization include:

Forklift and Materials Handling Equipment Manufacturing
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as design engineer, mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineer, sales representative, and service
technician, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Hyster Company, The Raymond Corporation, Crown Equipment Corporation, and Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc.

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturing
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as mechanical design engineer, controls engineer, applications engineer, CNC operator, welder, and assembler, with employers for which wage data is provided including Hytrol Conveyor Company Inc., Dematic Corp., Intelligrated Inc., Intralox, L.L.C., Interroll Corporation, and Santa Rosa Systems, Inc.

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