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Material Handling Equipment Dealers and Distributors

SIC 5084 | NAICS 423830


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


Material Handling Equipment Distributors  (view report)
Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing  (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 ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


Specialty Publications International, Inc.
Material Handling Wholesalers
http://www.mhwmag.com/
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for equipment dealers and distributors, with topics covered including economic outlook, industry trends, business operations, new products, government regulations, and more. Current issue can be viewed online; free subscription is available upon request.


Industrial Equipment Wholesalers
http://www.firstresearch.com

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


Peerless Media Network
Modern Materials Handling
http://www.mmh.com/
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for materials handling professionals, with special reports including the annual "Industry Outlook" survey and "Top 20 Suppliers" reports for lift trucks and material handling systems. All articles can be viewed online; free subscription is available upon request.

MHEDA
The MHEDA Journal
http://www.themhedajournal.org/
Quarterly trade journal features news and information for equipment dealers and distributors, with topics covered including business trends, sales and marketing, financial matters, human resources, and new products and technology, and special features including the annual "Industry Forecast" included in the first quarter issue for each year. Current and archived digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Euromonitor International
Lifting and Handling Equipment in the US
https://www.euromonitor.com/
Market research report analyzes key trends and developments for this product sector, with topics covered including market and production trends, competitive landscape, firm demographics, imports and exports, customers and suppliers, and historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., conveyors, cranes, forklifts, hoists, and pulley tackles). Sample report and table of contents can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Material Handling Equipment
https://www.strategyr.com/
Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry dynamics, product overview, market analysis and trends, historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., conveyors, industrial trucks, hoists, cranes, monorails, and automated systems). Summary description and detailed table of contents are available free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Material Handling Equipment Dealers and Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  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 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


MHEDA
Distributor Statistical Comparison (DiSC) Report
http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1845
Distributor performance benchmarking survey provides financial and operating performance measures for distributors by line of business ("Industrial Truck" and "Storage & Handling/Engineered Systems"), with comparative data provided including income statement and balance sheet data and key financial and operating ratios. Survey is available to members only; contact association for more information.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys


MHEDA
Employee Compensation Report
http://www.mheda.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1845
Volume I of this two-volume set provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including base salary, bonus, total compensation, and fringe benefits, for participating MHEDA members, while Volume II provides cross-industry compensation data from other wholesale distributor trade associations broken out by annual sales volume and geographic region. Survey is available to members only.

National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Employee Compensation Report
https://www.naw.org/
Two-volume wholesale distributor employee compensation report provides detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including salaries, bonuses, commissions, and fringe benefits, with compensation data broken out by annual company sales volume and geographic region. Table of contents, compensation breakout information, and job descriptions for all positions included in the report can be viewed free online.

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