Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014
Hydraulic hose and tube fittings have a buyer power score of 2.5 out of 5. This score indicates that buyers have less negotiating power than suppliers. According to IBISWorld procurement analyst Scott Winters, “increasing prices and a lack of substitute products detracts from buyer power, while the ability to pit multiple suppliers against one another and establish a long-term contract aids buyers when purchasing hydraulic fittings.”
Although hydraulic hose fittings are widely used and highly commoditized, there are no viable substitutes for these products. This factor gives suppliers a steady source of demand from buyers, dampening suppliers' motivation to negotiate on price. In addition, some fittings are more commonly available than others, sometimes making it a challenge to locate a particular fitting. A supplier that carries a rare or highly demanded fitting is very unlikely to negotiate a lower price for that fitting. Buyers should also be aware that some types of fittings require additional products to properly install. Crimp fittings, for example, require a crimping machine, and some fittings require specialized pipe wrenches or torque wrenches. These additional costs could potentially hurt a buyer's negotiating position.
However, buyers can use the high number of suppliers in the hydraulic hose and tube fittings market to boost their leverage in negotiations. The extensive distribution network of most suppliers facilitates negotiation by allowing buyers to compare a large number of price offers to get discounts. The most effective method of achieving a low price is to establish a contract. Not only does a contract lock in a lower price for buyers and entice suppliers to include additional products at a discount, but it also outlines the types of fittings needed and the delivery location, which saves time for suppliers in the long run and expedites the purchasing process for buyers. The top four vendors in the market are Eaton Corporation, Gates Corporation, Parker Hannifin and W.W. Grainger Inc.
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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics
This report is intended to assist buyers of hydraulic hose and tube fittings, including couplings, adapters, tees, quick connect and quick disconnect fittings. Hydraulic hoses convey hydraulic fluid under high pressure. Hydraulic hose fittings are used to connect hydraulic hoses to hydraulic pumps, pistons and motors while allowing fluid to flow between these components. This report focuses on hydraulic hose and tube fittings used in industrial applications such as construction, mining and agricultural equipment. Fittings can be made from steel, brass and aluminum and are supplied by manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors. This report exclusively covers fittings for hydraulic hoses and tubes; it does not include the hoses or tubes themselves or fittings for any other application.
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