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Material Handling Equipment Dealers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5084  |  NAICS 423830

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Material Handling Equipment Distributors  (view report)
Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling  (view report)
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.

The MHEDA Journal

Quarterly magazine provides news and information for dealers and distributors, with special features including the annual "Distributor Forecast" published in the first quarter edition which provides dealer sales growth expectations for the year ahead by industry segment (e.g., industrial truck, storage and handling, engineered systems, and diverse mix) and region. Digital editions are available free online.

Specialty Publications International, Inc.
Material Handling Wholesalers / past-issues

Monthly trade publication provides news and information for equipment dealers and distributors, with topics covered in recent issues of this publication including sales ideas and trends, aftermarket labor and parts sales, manufacturer and dealer relations, rental and leasing trends, warehouse technology, new products and services, and trade fairs and showcases. Digital issues can be viewed free online.

Woodward Communications, Inc.
Material Handling Network / digital-archive

Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for dealers, distributors, and their customers, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including forklifts and accessories, warehouse and dock solutions, batteries, tires, and attachments, aftermarket accessories, convention and trade show coverage, safety, and technology. Current and archived digital issues are available free online.

Peerless Media Network
Modern Materials Handling

Monthly publication features news and information for materials handling professionals in distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing, with special features including the annual "Warehouse/Distribution Center Equipment Survey" which provides insights on decision makers' spending plans for materials handling products, technologies, services, and solutions. Selected articles can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Material Handling Equipment

Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast annual revenue by product segment (e.g., automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), hoists, cranes, and monorails, industrial trucks and lifts, conveying equipment and systems, other products).

Global Market Insights
Material Handling Equipment

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 segment (e.g., industrial truck, storage and handling, bulk materials, AS/RS) and application (e.g., durable goods, food and beverage, general merchandise, e-commerce, and 3rd-party logistics).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Material Handling Equipment Dealers  Search for "423830" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Material Handling Equipment Dealers  Search for "423830" to see available reports
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 financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Material Handling Equipment Distributors
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

Distributor Statistical Comparison (DiSC) Report

Annual benchmarking survey provides financial and operating performance measures for distributors by major product line category (e.g., industrial truck, storage and handling, and engineered systems), with financial benchmark data provided including income statement and balance sheet data and key financial and operating ratios. Survey is available to MHEDA members and associate members only.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Employee Compensation & Benefits Reports: Volumes I and II

Annual survey provides a detailed analysis of executive and employee compensation, including base salary, bonus, total compensation, and fringe benefits, for participating distributor members, and also includes cross-industry compensation and benefits data from other wholesale distributors broken out by annual sales volume and geographic region. Both reports are available to MHEDA members only.

PayScale, Inc.
Forklifts and Materials Handling Equipment Wholesalers

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as service manager, parts department manager, parts specialist, heavy equipment mechanic, forklift mechanic, and field service technician, with distributors for which data is provided including Pengate Handling Systems, Inc., Towlift, Inc., Equipment Depot, Rapidparts, Inc., and Crown Lift Trucks, LLC.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 5084 - Industrial Machinery and Equipment
  NAICS Code 423830 - Industrial Machinery and Equipment Wholesalers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Industrial truck dealers - establishments specializing in the sale, leasing, and servicing of industrial trucks, such as forklifts, reach trucks, and pallet trucks, used to move, lift, and transport materials in distribution centers, manufacturing plants, and construction sites.
Hoist and crane wholesalers - establishments primarily engaged in wholesale distribution of hoists and cranes, such as wire rope hoists and overhead and gantry cranes, used to lift, lower, and move heavy loads in manufacturing, construction, and maritime settings.
Pallet rack distributors - establishments engaged in distributing pallet rack systems, such as selective, drive-in, and pushback racks, that allow materials to be stored in horizontal rows on multiple levels in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities.
Shelving system wholesalers - establishments that specialize in the wholesale distribution of shelving systems, such as wire shelving and bulk and bin storage racks, used to store smaller items in an organized manner in warehouses and retail and commercial settings.
Conveyor system distributors - establishments primarily engaged in distributing conveyor systems, including belt, roller, and chain conveyors, used for transporting materials from one location to another within industrial facilities, warehouses, and distribution centers.
Bulk material handling equipment wholesalers - establishments involved in the wholesale distribution of screw conveyors, hoppers, rotary feeders, and other equipment designed for handling large quantities of bulk materials such as aggregates, grains, and minerals.
Automated guided vehicle distributors - establishments specializing in the distribution of automated guided vehicles, which are self-propelled vehicles used for transportation of materials along predefined paths within a facility, guided by sensors, markers, or wires.
Automated storage and retrieval system distributors - establishments with a focus on the distribution of automated storage and retrieval systems, which are computer-controlled systems utilized for storing and retrieving materials from designated storage locations.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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