Secure demand: The essential nature of industry products has supported growth over the past five years

The industry has grown relatively consistently over the past five years, although the rate of growth has weakened. Prior to the start of the period, poor economic conditions decimated investment in construction and manufacturing, leading to a fall in demand for safety equipment, thereby placing the industry on a low base. Demand for industry products has expanded over the past five years as construction activity rebounded, buoyed by improving economic conditions and government schemes, such as the 2013 introduction of the Help to Buy scheme. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2018-19.Over the past decade, the tightening of workplace health and safety regulations has supported the industry...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1.2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
4,427
Businesses
727

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth is expected to be weakened by the effects of uncertainty on the construction sector
  • The UK mining centre has been hard hit by global competition, limiting demand from this market
  • Should fracking become more prominent, demand for safety equipment would be likely to rise further
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    WorkwearWorkwear includes a range of clothing used to protect employees at work. Appropriate clothing on industrial sites is essential to help minimise an employee's risk of having an accident, or exposure to dangerous or harmful materials or substances. In industries that are inherently dangerous, occupational health and safety standards require the use of industrial workwear. This product segment also includes hazard protection clothing, high-visibility clothing, heat and flame-resistant clothing and workwear for various weather conditions. The workwear segment is expected to increase as a proportion of revenue over the five years through 2018-19 due to its exposure to resilient industries, such as those in the health-care sector...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total value of construction and Industrial production index in the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry?

    Companies in this industry wholesale safety equipment and supplies to businesses and consumers. Generally, these items are purchased in bulk for construction sites, factories and other places of work.

    Industry Products
  • Workwear
  • Protective footwear
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Harnesses
  • Safety signage
  • Gloves
  • Factory equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling workwear
  • Wholesaling protective footwear
  • Wholesaling personal protective equipment
  • Wholesaling other safety equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total value of construction
  • Industrial production index
  • Business capital expenditure
  • year bond rate

  • Current Performance
  • Foundation of growth
  • Industrial issues
  • Staying safe
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Extraction
  • Industrial Gas Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing Manufacturing
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Freight Road Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Workwear
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Protective footwear
  • Factory equipment
  • Gloves
  • Harnesses
  • Safety signage
  • Other
  • Chart: Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Other
  • Agriculture
  • Health care
  • Oil, gas and mining
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Arco Limited, Arco Ltd, Bunzl plc,
  • Table: Arco Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Arco Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bunzl plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Safety Equipment & Supplies 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 Safety Equipment & Supplies Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hazard Protection Clothing
  • Clothing designed to protect against harm such as fire, chemical spills and radiation.
  • Height Safety Products
  • Items including harnesses, winches, anchorages, fall arresters and lanyards.
  • Hydraulic Fracturing
  • The practice of fracturing rock by a pressurised liquid to release gas or oil. Also known as fracking.
  • Personal Protection Equipment (Ppe)
  • Items, such as eye masks, respiratory protection, hearing protection and helmets, that are worn by workers to help minimise their risk to workplace hazards
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