General Industrial Products Distribution Market Report – UK 2018-2022


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The 8th edition of the General Industrial Products Distribution Market Report UK 2018-2022™ report contains a detailed study of the development of the distribution market along with analysis of trends and issues that impact industrial products.

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The 8th edition of the ‘General Industrial Products Distribution Market Report – UK 2018-2022‘ report contains a detailed study of the development of the distribution market along with analysis of trends and issues that impact industrial products. This report contains original input and a detailed assessment of the market and represents excellent value for money to companies in the industry.

Key issues covered in the report include:

  • Detailed assessment of the market – analysis of market structure, key national distributors and developments.
  • Highly fragmented market – key distribution channels including industrial distributors, specialists and direct.
  • Analysis by product group- Analysis health & safety, engineering & metal working, fluid & air control, workshop & maintenance, power tools, hand tools, SSASH (storage, security, access, site equipment & handling), fasteners, janitorial and abrasives – market sizes, product mixes and distribution.
  • Forecasts of market development to 2022 – market size and factors impacting on the market.

Areas of Particular interest include:

  • Market performance review and forecast to 2022 – factors impacting on market development.
  • Review of distribution structure for industrial products – estimated shares of industrial distributors and competing channels by each product sector (merchants, specialists, plant & tool Hire, automotive, others including direct etc).
  • Review of key players – product portfolio mix and market share estimates.o Product group analysis – definition, distributor shares within each sector and product trends.

Companies mentioned include:

Arco, Axminster Tool Centre, Brammer UK, Cromwell Tools, Eriks Industrial Services, FWB Products, Key Industrial Equipment, Machine Mart, Monks & Crane, MSC Industrial Supply, Rexel, RS Components, Screwfix, Seton, Slingsby, Toolbank, Toolstation, etc.

Market Overview

  • General Industrial Product Distribution market – market definition, size and recent market performance in 2013-2018, factors impacting on the market.
  • Product sectors reviewed – health & safety, engineering & metalworking, fluid & air control, workshop & maintenance, power tools, hand tools, SSASH (storage, security, access, site equipment & handling), fasteners, janitorial and abrasives.
  • Key market influences – including manufacturing & engineering sectors, utilities and infrastructure sectors, legislation, continued evolution of multi-channel approach etc.
  • Distribution structure – suppliers, distributors and end-users.
  • Review of key distribution channels – industrial distributors, the specialists and direct.
  • Market prospects – market size and forecast trends up to 2022.

Leading Distributors

  • Review of key distributors – Arco, Screwfix, RS Components, Cromwell Tools, Brammer plc, Eriks Industrial Services, Toolbank, Toolstation, Parker Merchanting, Machine Mart, Monks & Crane, Seton, MSC Industrial etc.
  • Market shares of key distributors – market positioning, overall shares etc, overview of market and recent trends.
  • Profiles of key distributors – company structure, estimates of market shares, product mix and portfolio analysis.
  • Key competitors – including specialists, direct, builders’ merchants, tool & plant hire companies, automotive aftermarket and online companies.

Products and Suppliers

  • Market size of product groups defined in report, with estimated shares within the industrial distributors market.
  • Product groups – definition, distributor shares within each sector and product trends.
  • Product distribution – estimated shares of industrial distributors and competing channels by each product sector (merchants, specialists, plant & tool Hire, automotive, others including direct etc).

Market Prospects

  • Prospects and development of the general industrial products distribution market to 2022, with market size estimation.
  • Factors affecting distributors market – positive and negative influences, trends in key sectors.

The key product sectors of the ‘industrial consumable products’ distribution market as defined in this report are power & hand tools, health & safety, engineering & metalworking, fluid & air control, workshop & maintenance, storage, security, access, site equipment & handling equipment, with fasteners, janitorial and abrasives products each accounting for shares of between.

This market supplies an extremely fragmented customer base operating in a diverse range of end-use applications. Key end-user sectors include manufacturing, engineering, infrastructure, transport, construction, public authorities and utilities.

Manufacturing is an important end-use sector, which has helped underpin the market aided by a robust manufacturing export market. Key growth sectors include transport, chemicals, textiles and wood & paper, with the largest sector of food & drink also experiencing growth.

Other factors assisting market growth include legislation and one-stop sourcing remaining important as well as the competitive strengths of the distributors such as technical knowledge & support and development of value added services.

Key external factors impacting the market include the state of the economy and the relative performance of key customer sectors. Also impacting on the market are general levels of maintenance & repair, legislation, costs of fuel, energy & raw materials, and the volatility of Sterling (both in terms of impact on customers’ business operations and costs of imported products).

The future performance of the market is closely linked to the overall state of the economy and general conditions in sectors such as manufacturing, engineering, transportation, utilities, public sector and construction etc. Also impacting on the market are levels of maintenance & repair and legislation.

  1. Contents Listing
  2. 1. INTRODUCTION 8
  3. 1.1 BACKGROUND 8
  4. 1.2 SOURCES OF INFORMATION 8
  5. 2. SUMMARY AND MARKET PROSPECTS 10
  6. 2.1 SUMMARY 10
  7. 2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 11
  8. 3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT 13
  9. 3.1 GDP 13
  10. 3.2 INFLATION & INTEREST RATES 14
  11. 3.3 UNEMPLOYMENT 15
  12. 3.4 HOUSEHOLD CONSUMPTION 16
  13. 3.5 HOUSING & CONSTRUCTION 16
  14. 3.6 STERLING 17
  15. 3.7 POPULATION PROFILE 18
  16. 3.8 CONCLUSIONS 18
  17. 4. THE MARKET 20
  18. 4.1 MARKET DEFINITION 20
  19. 4.2 MARKET STRUCTURE 22
  20. 4.2.1 Distribution 22
  21. 4.2.2 Competitive Channels 23
  22. 4.2.3 Overall Market Size of the Distributors of the (Defined) Industrial Consumable Products 24
  23. 4.3 MARKET SIZE 25
  24. 4.3.1 Background and Current Performance 26
  25. 4.3.2 Market Prospects 28
  26. 4.4 CUSTOMERS OF INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS 30
  27. 4.5 KEY MARKET INFLUENCES 31
  28. 4.5.1 Manufacturing and Engineering Sector Influences 31
  29. 4.5.2 Legislative Influences 33
  30. 4.5.3 Infrastructure 35
  31. 4.5.4 The Energy Sector 38
  32. 5. MAJOR DISTRIBUTORS OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 40
  33. 5.1 INTRODUCTION 40
  34. 5.1.1 Market Shares 41
  35. 5.2 MAJOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DISTRIBUTORS 43
  36. 5.2.1 Arco 43
  37. 5.2.2 Screwfix Direct 44
  38. 5.2.3 RS Components 45
  39. 5.2.4 Cromwell Tools 46
  40. 5.2.5 Eriks Industrial Services 47
  41. 5.2.6 Brammer UK 48
  42. 5.2.7 Toolbank 50
  43. 5.2.8 Rexel UK (Parker Merchanting) 51
  44. 5.2.9 Machine Mart 52
  45. 5.2.10 Monks & Crane 53
  46. 5.2.11 Seton 54
  47. 5.2.12 Toolstation 55
  48. 5.2.13 Other Key Distributors 56
  49. 6. PRODUCT SECTORS OF THE UK INDUSTRIAL CONSUMABLES DISTRIBUTION MARKET 59
  50. 6.1 DEFINITION 59
  51. 6.2 PRODUCT MIX 59
  52. 6.3 PRODUCT SECTORS 60
  53. 6.3.1 Health and Safety 61
  54. 6.3.2 Engineering and Metal Working 64
  55. 6.3.3 Fluid and Air Control Products 66
  56. 6.3.4 Workshop and Maintenance Products 69
  57. 6.3.5 Power Tools 72
  58. 6.3.6 Hand Tools 75
  59. 6.3.7 Storage, Security, Access, Site and Handling Equipment (SSASH) 77
  60. 6.3.8 Fasteners 80
  61. 6.3.9 Janitorial Products 83
  62. 6.3.10 Abrasive Products 85
  63. 6.3.11 Other Products 88
  1. Tables & Charts
  2. CHART 1: UK INDUSTRIAL CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET (£M) AT DISTRIBUTORS PRICES 2013-2022 10
  3. TABLE 2: GDP DATA – 2016-2018 – KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  4. CHART 3: INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION (CPI) FROM 2000-2022 15
  5. CHART 4: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2000-2022 16
  6. TABLE 5: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2014-2020 – STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 18
  7. CHART 6: DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS 22
  8. CHART 7: DISTRIBUTION MIX OF PRODUCTS SUPPLIED BY INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS AND SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTORS – % SHARE BY VALUE 25
  9. TABLE 8: INDUSTRIAL CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET 2013 – 2022 (£M) AT DISTRIBUTORS SELLING PRICES (DSP) 26
  10. CHART 9: OUTPUT OF THE PRODUCTION INDUSTRIES INDEX 2013-2017 (2016= 100) 32
  11. CHART 10: UK MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY MIX BY SECTOR 2017 – % BY OUTPUT VALUE 33
  12. CHART 11: INFRASTRUCTURE OUTPUT BY SECTOR (ROADS, RAILWAYS, WATER, ELECTRICITY, ETC) 2017 – % BY VALUE (%) 36
  13. CHART 12: VALUE OF ROAD & RAIL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2010-2017 (£M AT CURRENT PRICES) 37
  14. CHART 13: UTILITIES MARKET GB CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT 2013 TO 2017 – BY VALUE (£BN AT CURRENT PRICES) 37
  15. CHART 14: UK ELECTRICITY GENERATION SHARE BY FUEL TYPE (COAL, GAS, NUCLEAR, RENEWABLES AND OTHERS*) GWH 2009-2016 39
  16. TABLE 15: UK INDUSTRIAL CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTORS – MARKET SHARES BY % VALUE 2018 42
  17. TABLE 16: ARCO PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 44
  18. TABLE 17: SCREWFIX’S PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 45
  19. TABLE 18: RS COMPONENTS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 46
  20. TABLE 19: CROMWELL TOOLS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 47
  21. TABLE 20: ERIKS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 48
  22. TABLE 21: BRAMMER BUCK & HICKMAN’S PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 49
  23. TABLE 22: TOOLBANK PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 50
  24. TABLE 23: REXEL (PARKER MERCHANTING) PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 51
  25. TABLE 24: MACHINE MART PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 52
  26. TABLE 25: MONKS & CRANE PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 53
  27. TABLE 26: SETON PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 54
  28. TABLE 27: TOOLSTATION PRODUCT PORTFOLIO – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 55
  29. TABLE 28: PRODUCT PORTFOLIOS OF KEY INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT, MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY, FWB PRODUCTS AND AXMINSTER TOOL CENTRE – % SHARE BY PRODUCT SECTOR, 2018 57
  30. TABLE 29: PRODUCT MIX OF THE UK INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET VALUE AND SHARE 2018 AT DISTRIBUTORS SELLING PRICES (DSP) 60
  31. CHART 30: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR HEALTH & SAFETY PRODUCTS BY VALUE AT DSP 2018 63
  32. TABLE 31: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF HEALTH & SAFETY PRODUCTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 63
  33. CHART 32: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR ENGINEERING & METAL WORKING PRODUCTS BY VALUE AT DSP 2018 65
  34. TABLE 33: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF ENGINEERING AND METAL WORKING PRODUCTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 66
  35. CHART 34: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR FLUID & AIR CONTROL PRODUCTS BY VALUE AT DSP IN 2018 68
  36. TABLE 35: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF FLUID AND AIR CONTROL PRODUCTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 69
  37. CHART 36: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR WORKSHOP & MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR BY VALUE AT DSP 2018 71
  38. TABLE 37: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF WORKSHOP AND MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 72
  39. CHART 38: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR PROFESSIONAL POWER TOOLS BY VALUE AT DSP IN 2018 74
  40. TABLE 39: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF POWER TOOLS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 75
  41. CHART 40: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR PROFESSIONAL HAND TOOLS BY VALUE AT DSP IN 2018 76
  42. TABLE 41: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF HAND TOOLS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 77
  43. CHART 42: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR STORAGE, SECURITY, ACCESS, SITE & HANDLING EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS BY VALUE, IN 2018 AT DSP 79
  44. TABLE 43: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF SSASH PRODUCTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 80
  45. CHART 44: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR FASTENER PRODUCTS BY VALUE AT DSP IN 2018 82
  46. TABLE 45: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF FASTENERS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 82
  47. CHART 46: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR JANITORIAL PRODUCTS BY VALUE AT DSP IN 2018 84
  48. TABLE 47: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF JANITORIAL PRODUCTS WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 85
  49. CHART 48: ESTIMATED % MIX OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR ABRASIVES PRODUCTS BY VALUE AT DSP IN 2018 87
  50. TABLE 49: COMPANY DISTRIBUTION SHARES OF ABRASIVES WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET IN 2018 88

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