Tools equipped: Revenue is forecast to continue a strong growth trend over the next five years

Operators in the Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Equipment Wholesaling industry distribute a range of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment. Industry performance is largely dependent on activity in the construction sector and demand from hardware retailers, construction contractors and tradesmen in the residential and non-residential segments. The industry has recorded a very high level of revenue volatility over the past five years. However, this has been triggered by a change in calculating GDP in 2015.Nevertheless, over the five years through 2018, industry revenue is anticipated to increase at a compound annual rate of 24.8%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
€3.6bn
Annual Growth 13-18
24.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
3,340
Businesses
531
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry revenue has been highly volatile, largely triggered by a change in calculating GDP
  • Commercial property values have grown strongly over the past five years due to new investment
  • Government aims and investment from the NDP are set to continue supporting construction activity
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Plumbing fixtures, piping and fittingsIn 2018, the plumbing fixtures, piping and fittings segment is estimated to account for 30% of revenue. Products in this segment include a range of equipment such as pipes, fittings such as taps, showerheads, connections and valves made from plastic, copper, iron or ceramics.Metal and ceramic plumbing equipment was the traditional choice, but plastic equipment has gained popularity in the past five years due to continuous improvements in heat retention technology that have made plastic tubing better insulators against heat loss than its metal or ceramic counterparts. As a result, IBISWorld expects plastic plumbing products to have retained a significant portion of industry revenue over the five-year period. Rev...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and residential building construction index in the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling in Ireland Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale a wide variety of hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies including locks, water heaters, fittings and fixtures, as well as tools such as hammers and screwdrivers.

    Industry Products
  • Plumbing fixtures, piping and fittings
  • Water heaters and heating systems equipment
  • Hand tools
  • Fixtures, fittings and other hardware
  • Plywood, panels and other timber products
  • Industry Activities
  • DIY hardware and tools
  • Building materials and parts
  • Heating and plumbing equipment wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • residential building construction index
  • Demand from hardware and home improvement stores
  • Plumbing, heating and air conditioning contractor income
  • Real effective exchange rate

  • Current Performance
    Residential constructionCommercial constructionRenovation and sustainabilityProfitCompetitive landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Infrastructure expenditureNon-residential activityResidential housingRMI activitySustainable energyCompetition and profit
  • Table: Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Installation in Ireland
  • Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling in Ireland
  • Building Construction in Ireland

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Fastener & Screw Machine Product Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Lock & Hinge Manufacturing in Ireland
  • Tool Manufacturing in Ireland

  • Products & Services
  • Plumbing fixtures, piping and fittings
  • Water heaters and heating systems equipment
  • Hand tools
  • Fixtures, fittings and other hardware
  • Plywood, panels and other timber products
  • Other
  • Chart: Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream construction activity
  • Households
  • Wholesale bypass

  • Major Markets
  • Residential construction contractors
  • Non-residential construction contractors
  • Trade retail outlets
  • Tradesmen and plumbing and heating contractors
  • Other tradesmen
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Harleston Unlimited Company,
  • Table: Harleston Unlimited Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Hardware, Plumbing & Heating Equipment Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    District Heating System
  • District heating distributes heat generated in a centralised location through a system of insulated pipes for residential and commercial establishments.
  • Fasteners
  • Fasteners are used to connect two objects. Examples include nuts and bolts.
  • Heat Pump
  • Heat pumps are a renewable energy technology that converts energy in the ground or air into heat.
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