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Machine Tool and Metalworking Machinery Distributors

SIC 5084 | NAICS 423830

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Machine Tool Distributors  (view report)
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling  (view report)

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 trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Randall-Reilly, LLC
EDA IndustryInsight

Monthly report provides historical trend data on sales and lease transactions for machine tools in the U.S. based on UCC financing activity for new and used equipment and also identifies the top 20 new equipment lenders and the top five new equipment buyers for the most recent period. Report can be viewed free online with underlying report data available for download in an Excel spreadsheet format.

Industrial Equipment Wholesalers

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

The Association For Manufacturing Technology
Statistical survey reports available from this trade association include:

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders (USMTO) Statistical Program / press-releases
Monthly report provides current and historical order statistics for metal cutting and metal forming and fabricating equipment by end-use industry, geographic region, and sales territory. Participation in the program is free for both AMT members and nonmembers, with detailed results available online for all participating firms. Monthly summary reports can be viewed free online in the press releases section.

Cutting Tool Program Group (CTPG) Survey Program / press-releases
Monthly survey provides current and historical cutting tool shipment data by product category, region (e.g., U.S., Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and others), and state. Participation in the program is free for both AMT members and nonmembers, with detailed results available online for all participating firms. Monthly summary reports can be viewed free online in the press releases section.

Gardner Intelligence
Capital Spending Survey: Machine Tools

Annual survey projects spending for this sector over the course of the next year by industry, machine type, state, region, and plant size and also details the motivation for buying, where spending will take place, spending in the top five industries, spending on top five machine types, and spending by plant
size. Survey summary and webinar explaining how the survey is conducted are available free online.

Market Research Future
Reports available from this organization include:

CNC Metal Cutting Machine Tool Market
Market research study provides a detailed analysis of this product sector on a global basis, with data provided in the report for the U.S. including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., horizontal machining centers, vertical machining centers, and CNC grinders) and application (e.g., shipbuilding, aerospace/defense, automotive, and construction). Detailed table of contents is available free online.

Multi-Tasking Machine Tool Market
Comprehensive report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided in the report for the U.S. including market size and forecast by product type (e.g., milling, drilling, turning, and other) and user application (e.g., automotive, general machinery, aerospace, and other). Report summary and table of contents can be viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Machine Tools and Metalworking Machinery Distributors  Search for "423830"

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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Machine Tool Distributors
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for companies that distribute machine tools on a wholesale basis, with products distributed including metal cutting (e.g., milling, drilling, turning), forming (e.g., bending, shearing, punching, forming), and special (e.g., highpower laser, waterjet, ECM/EDM) machine tools.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

The Association for Manufacturing Technology
Distributor Employee Compensation Survey

Annual compensation survey provides base salary, bonus/incentive, and total compensation data for personnel employed by metalworking machinery distributors, with job positions covered in the survey including executive, sales and service, warehouse and delivery, information technology, and general and administrative personnel. Survey data included in Volumes I and II is available to members only.

PayScale, Inc.
Industrial Machinery and Equipment Distributors

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, sales manager, sales representative, mechanical engineer, and field service technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including McMaster-Carr Supply, Inc., Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc., DXP Enterprises, Inc., and Motion Industries, Inc.

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Related Industries:
Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturers
Industrial Equipment and Supplies Distributors
Machine Shops and Tool & Die Shops
Machine Tool and Cutting Tool Manufacturers


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