Tool Distribution Market Report UK 2019 -2023 includes the Covid-19 Impact Report

The tool distribution report reviews the tools distribution market. With its focus on portable hand and power tools used in the building and construction industries, as well as domestic garden tools.

The tool distribution report reviews the tools distribution market. With its focus on portable hand and power tools used in the building and construction industries, as well as domestic garden tools.

Excluded from the analysis are sectors such as the automotive and industrial sectors, including large machine tools, etc.

The various distribution channels are reviewed and key company profiles detailed. Key product sectors, market sizes, trends and factors influencing the market are assessed; although it should be emphasised that with such a wide variety of products, only a summary of each is possible in the scope of this report.

The prospects for this distribution market are also considered. Detailed market data and insight on the tool distribution market by AMA Research, a leading UK provider of construction market intelligence.

 

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The fifth edition of the ‘Tool Distribution Market Report – UK 2019-2023’ provides an informed and up-to-date review of this complex and fragmented market, and includes a review of recent market trends and forecasts of sector developments up to 2023.

Key issues covered in the report include:

  • Detailed market assessment – analysis of market structure, key distributors and developments.
  • Highly fragmented market – key distribution channels including home improvement multiples, builders’ merchants, Internet, tool specialists, garden centres and other trade & retail distributors.
  • Analysis by product group- market size, product mix and distribution.
  • Forecasts of market development to 2023 – market size and factors impacting on the market.

Areas of particular interest include:

  • Market performance review and forecast to 2023 – factors impacting on market development.
  • Review of key channels – including distribution channel shares.
  • Review of key players in the market.
  • Product group analysis – sector size, product mix and distribution within each sector.

Some of the Companies included:

Screwfix, Toolstation, Homebase, B&Q, Amazon, Travis Perkins, Sainsburys, Wickes, B&M Retail, Wilko, Ridgeons, Tools4trade, Northern Tools & Accessories, Toolbank, Machine Mart, Cromwell Tools, Argos, Kingfisher, The Range, Robert Dyas, Taskers, Maxwells DIY, Rightway Bevans, Dunelm, IKEA, Benchmarx, Tile Giant, City Plmubing Supplies, Saint Gobain Group, Minster, Gibbs & Dandy, International Decorative Surfaces, International Timber, Ceramic Tiles Distributors, Pasquill, JP Corry, Grafton Group, Buildbase, Plumbase, Selco Builders Warehouse, Leyland SDM, Macnaughton Blair, Wolseley UK, Screwfix Direct, MKM Building Supplies, Ridgeons, Huws Gray, EH Smith, Bradford Building Supplies, Lawsons (Whetstone), Elliott Brothers, David Cover, JT Atkinson & Sons, Grant & Stone, Haldane Fisher, Rawle Gammon & Baker, Parker Building Supplies, Joseph Parr Group, Sydenhams, SIG, Lee Industrial, The Site Box, My Tool Shed, FFX, CNS Power Tools, William Moore & Son, UK Tool Centre, ED Elson, Meteor Electrical, Shop4 All Electrical, Lyco Group, eBay, Brammer Buck and Hickman, Cromwell Tools, Edmundson Electrical, Rexel, City Electrical Factors, Eyre & Elliston, R&M Electrical Group, BEW Electrical Distributors, Farnell, Speedy Hire, HSS Hire, Blue Diamond UK, Wyevale Garden Centres, Dobbies Garden Centres, Notcutts, Axminster Tool Centre, Toolstop, Industrial Tool Supplies, Northern Power Tools and Equipment, D&M Tools, CTS Ironmongery, Draper Tools, Decco, Stax Trading Centres, Harrison & Clough, Bosch, Metabo, Hikoki Power Tools (UK), Makita, Stanley Black & Decker, Robert Bosch, Hilti, Panasonic Electric Works UK, Fein Industrial Power Tools, Bahco, Wilkinson Sword Garden Tools.


Key Areas Covered:

  • Tool distribution market – market definition, size and recent market performance in 2014-2018, with forecasts to 2023, factors impacting on the market.
  • Distribution structure – suppliers, distributors, contractors and end-users.
  • Overview of key distribution channels – including home improvement multiples, builders and plumbers’ merchants, internet, garden centres, other trade and retail routes.
  • Distribution channel mix.
  • Impact of the construction and the economy on the market – market trends and major factors influencing market development.
  • Review of key distributors – including B&Q, Screwfix, Toolstation, etc as well as overview of key groups (Kingfisher, Travis Perkins).
  • Profiles of key distributors – company structure, products, etc.

Products and Suppliers

  • Product groups reviewed – driving, drilling & breaking tools, cutting & grinding tools, carpentry & woodworking tools, and garden tools.
  • Sector sizes and product mix for each product group.
  • Analysis by product group – definition, market size 2014-2018, recent trends, sector prospects etc.
  • Sector shares of professional & DIY tools, power & hand tools and cordless & corded power tools.
  • Key manufacturers – power, hand and garden tools

Market Prospects

  • Prospects and development of the tool distribution market to 2023, with market size estimation.
  • Factors affecting distributors market – positive and negative influences, UK economy, construction levels, consumer confidence & spending, product development, trends in key sectors.

This report analyses the market for portable power and hand tools, for use in building, home improvement and garden applications – incorporating both professional and DIY tool versions, but excludes industrial and automotive uses, and large/machine tools. Tool distribution comprises a number of routes to market including home improvement multiples, industrial products distributors, builders’ merchants, tool specialists and the Internet.

Tool demand is heavily dependent on levels of construction activity, including non-domestic construction, housebuilding and RMI work (repair, maintenance & improvement). Construction activity has been impacted by Brexit and delays to investment.

Tool distribution comprises a mix of large national players competing with many regional and local companies, in both trade and consumer channels. Buying behaviour, influenced by digital technology, has seen a change in the way companies deliver their proposition. Operating a transactional website has become increasingly important, and this has meant an increase in multi-channel and omni-channel retailing, with the Internet emerging as a key channel.

Prospects for the overall market remain positive, as the core foundations of long term demand from construction activity remain solid, including housing, renovation & maintenance of an ageing housing stock and demand from non-domestic sectors.

Content Listing

1. INTRODUCTION 7

1.1 INTRODUCTION 7

2. SUMMARY & MARKET PROSPECTS 9

2.1 SUMMARY 9

2.2 MARKET PROSPECTS 10

3. ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT UPDATED 12

3.1 OVERVIEW AND OUTLOOK 12

3.1.1 GDP 12

3.1.2 Inflation & Interest Rates 13

3.1.3 Employment & Wages 14

3.1.4 Household Consumption 15

3.1.5 Sterling 16

4. TOOL DISTRIBUTION MARKET 17

4.1 DEFINITION 17

4.2 TOOL DISTRIBUTION MARKET 18

4.2.1 Background 18

4.2.2 Recent performance – 2014 to 2018 19

4.2.3 Market Prospects – 2019 – 2023 22

4.3 MARKET INFLUENCES 24

4.3.1 Construction Output and RMI Work 24

4.3.2 The Housing Market 27

4.3.3 Employment in Construction 30

4.3.4 The Internet 305. DISTRIBUTION 32

5.1 DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE 32

5.1.1 Changes in the Market 34

5.1.2 Distribution Market Shares 35

5.2 HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES 36

5.2.1 Market Size 365.2.2 Products 38

5.2.3 Market Structure 39

5.2.4 Home Improvement Multiples 40

5.3 BUILDERS AND PLUMBERS MERCHANTS 41

5.3.1 Market Size 42

5.3.2 Products 43

5.3.3 Market Structure 44

5.3.4 Merchant Companies 44

5.4 E-TAILERS 46

5.5 TRADE DISTRIBUTORS 47

5.5.1 Industrial Products distributors 47

5.5.2 Electrical Wholesalers 51

5.5.3 Other 525.6 OTHER RETAIL 53

5.6.1 Garden Centres 53

5.6.2 Independent Hardware & DIY Stores 56

5.6.3 Other 56

5.7 TOOL SPECIALISTS 57

5.8 DIRECT 58

5.9 WHOLESALERS 58

6. PRODUCT REVIEW 60

6.1 OVERVIEW 60

6.1.1 Product Mix 60

6.1.2 Cordless Power Tools 61

6.1.3 Mix of Professional and DIY Tools 63

6.1.4 Mix of Power and Hand Tools 64

6.2 DRILLING, DRIVING AND BREAKING 65

6.2.1 Definition 65

6.2.2 Market Size 65

6.2.3 Products 66

6.3 CUTTING AND GRINDING 67

6.3.1 Definition 67

6.3.2 Market Size 68

6.3.3 Products 68

6.4 CARPENTRY AND WOODWORKING 70

6.4.1 Definition 70

6.4.2 Market Size 70

6.4.3 Products 71

6.5 OTHER BUILDING TOOLS 72

6.6 GARDEN TOOLS 72

6.6.1 Definition 72

6.6.2 Market Size 73

6.6.3 Product Mix 75

7. KEY MANUFACTURERS 76

7.1 BUILDING TOOLS 76

7.2 GARDENING TOOLS 78

Tables & Charts

  1. CHART 1: UK TOOL DISTRIBUTION MARKET 2014-2023 BY VALUE (£M AT DSP) 9
  2. CHART 2: GDP DATA – 2015-2020 – KEY CONSTITUENT ELEMENTS 13
  3. CHART 3: CPI INFLATION AND BANK OF ENGLAND BASE RATE 2008-2023 14
  4. CHART 4: AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNINGS DATA – GB – TOTAL PAY – 2014-2020 (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) 15
  5. CHART 5: PDI & SAVINGS RATIO AT CURRENT PRICES 2008-2023 15
  6. CHART 6: EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS 2015-2021 – STERLING TO THE DOLLAR, AND THE EURO, SPOT RATES 16
  7. TABLE 7: UK TOOL DISTRIBUTION MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 2014 TO 2023 – BY VALUE (£M DSP) 18
  8. CHART 8: NON-RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT NEW WORK BY SECTOR 2018 AND 2023 – % BY VALUE GB 22
  9. CHART 9: GROWTH FORECASTS OF DOMESTIC AND NON-DOMESTIC SECTORS BY NEW WORK AND RMI OUTPUT, 2018-2023 23
  10. CHART 10: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT (GREAT BRITAIN) NEW WORK & RMI – CURRENT PRICES (£BN) 2014 -2023 25
  11. CHART 11: CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT BY SECTOR 2018 26
  12. CHART 12: HOUSEBUILDING STARTS & COMPLETIONS AND FORECASTS (UK) BY NUMBER OF DWELLINGS 2014 – 2023 (‘000 DWELLINGS) 27
  13. TABLE 13: UK RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS VALUED AT £40K OR ABOVE (SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) – BY VOLUME, 2014-2018 28
  14. CHART 14: UK TIMBER FRAME HOUSEBUILDING COMPLETIONS BY NUMBER OF DWELLINGS (‘000) 2009 TO 2017 29
  15. TABLE 15: EMPLOYMENT IN THE UK CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, 2014 TO 2018 30
  16. CHART 16: TOOL DISTRIBUTION STRUCTURE – KEY CHANNELS/ROUTES TO MARKET 33
  17. CHART 17: DISTRIBUTION OF TOOLS BY CHANNEL – HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES, INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTORS, TOOL SPECIALISTS, ETC % SHARE 2018 35
  18. TABLE 18: UK HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES MARKET 2014 – 2023 – BY VALUE (RSP) 37
  19. CHART 19: HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES SALES BY PRODUCT SECTOR – % SHARE 2018 39
  20. TABLE 20: POWER TOOL BRANDS OFFERED BY THE LEADING MULTIPLES 40
  21. TABLE 21: HOME IMPROVEMENT MULTIPLES – MARKET SHARES 2018 40
  22. TABLE 22: UK BUILDERS & PLUMBERS MERCHANTS’ MARKET 2014 TO 2023 – BY VALUE (£M MERCHSP) 43
  23. CHART 23: BUILDERS’ AND PLUMBERS’ MERCHANTS MARKET – % PRODUCT MIX 2018 44
  24. TABLE 24: POWER TOOL BRANDS OFFERED BY THE LEADING MERCHANTS 45
  25. TABLE 25: BUILDERS MERCHANTS MARKET SHARE 2018 45
  26. TABLE 26: INDUSTRIAL CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET 2013 – 2022 (£M) AT DISTRIBUTORS SELLING PRICES (DSP) 50
  27. TABLE 27: PRODUCT MIX OF THE UK INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTION MARKET VALUE AND SHARE 2018 AT DISTRIBUTORS SELLING PRICES (DSP) 51
  28. TABLE 28: POWER TOOL BRANDS OFFERED BY THE LEADING DISTRIBUTORS 51
  29. TABLE 29: UK INDUSTRIAL CONSUMABLE PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTORS – MARKET SHARES BY % VALUE 2018 52
  30. CHART 30: UK GARDEN CENTRE MARKET – 2013-2017 (£M RSP) 55
  31. CHART 31: GARDEN CENTRES PRODUCT MIX, 2017 – BY VALUE 56
  32. CHART 32: PRODUCT MIX BY VALUE 2018 – DRIVING/DRILLING/BREAKING; CUTTING/GRINDING; CARPENTRY/WOODWORKING; GARDEN; OTHERS ETC 62
  33. CHART 33: MIX OF CORDLESS AND CORDED PORTABLE POWER TOOL PRODUCTS BY VALUE 2018 63
  34. CHART 34: MIX OF PROFESSIONAL AND DIY TOOLS BY VALUE 2018 65
  35. CHART 35: MIX BY HAND AND POWER TOOL PRODUCTS BY VALUE 2018 66
  36. CHART 36: UK MARKET FOR DRILLING, DRIVING & BREAKING TOOLS 2014 TO 2019 – BY VALUE (£ MILLION AT DISTRIBUTORS’ SELLING PRICES) 67
  37. CHART 37: UK MARKET FOR CUTTING AND GRINDING TOOLS 2014 TO 2019 – BY VALUE (£ MILLION AT DISTRIBUTORS’ SELLING PRICES) 70
  38. CHART 38: UK MARKET FOR CARPENTRY & WOODWORKING TOOLS 2014 TO 2019 – BY VALUE (£ MILLION AT DISTRIBUTORS’ SELLING PRICES) 72
  39. CHART 39: UK MARKET FOR DOMESTIC GARDEN TOOLS 2014 TO 2019 – BY VALUE (£ MILLION AT DISTRIBUTORS’ SELLING PRICES) 75
  40. TABLE 40: PRODUCT MIX – DOMESTIC GARDEN TOOLS MARKET, 2018 (% BY VALUE) 77

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