Price trends have been fairly beneficial for buyers, and despite increased demand from industrial production and vehicle manufacturing, falling cost of inputs have resulted in falling product prices
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2014
Hydraulic presses have a buyer score of 3.3 out of 5. This score indicates moderate pricing trends, a low market share concentration and low switching costs. “Buyers have a slight edge in the purchasing process. Buyers can negotiate package deals that include accessories with the purchase of a hydraulic press. Buyers can also negotiate maintenance services to extend the useful life of a press and reduce the need to purchase new equipment,” according to IBISWorld business research analyst Aileen Weiss.
Buyers also benefit from the fractured market. Market share concentration is low due to high competition among suppliers; with no one supplier controlling the market and setting prices, buyers gain power and are better equipped to pit suppliers against one another. The market share concentration among hydraulic press manufacturers is low because the top four suppliers (W.W. Grainger Inc., Harbor Freight Tools, Actuant Corporation and Northern Tool & Equipment Co.) generate less than 30.0% of total market revenue. Hydraulic presses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making it difficult for one company to create a standardized product that dominates the market. Switching costs are also low, reducing the likelihood that buyers will be locked in with any particular supplier. “This market structure indicates that buyers will have a wide variety of suppliers to choose from. However, buyers do suffer from a low level of substitutes, limiting the number of realistic alternatives buyers may use instead of purchasing hydraulic presses,” Weiss says.
Hydraulic press suppliers have moderate supply chain risk, which helps ensure that buyers will have access to the required products. Although hydraulic press manufacturers require critical inputs, such as steel, rubber and plastics, these commodities are available from many suppliers all over the world. At the same time, prices for these inputs have fluctuated significantly, which has contributed to similarly fluctuating hydraulic press prices.
In the three years to 2014, prices are expected to subside due to falling steel costs. Weakening steel prices have reduced manufacturing costs for suppliers; in turn, many vendors have passed these cost savings onto buyers in the form of lower prices. However, these cost savings are projected to disappear as steel prices are estimated to rise in the three years to 2017. With higher production costs, suppliers' profit margins will be hard hit and suppliers will be pressured to raise their prices to maintain profit margins. Therefore, buyers should consider purchasing hydraulic presses now to lock in lower prices before prices rise over the next three years. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Hydraulic Presses procurement category market research report page.
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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics
This report is intended to assist buyers of hydraulic presses. Similar to mechanical levers, hydraulic presses create a compressive force, which is used for forging, clinching, molding, blanking, punching, deep drawing and metal forming operations. This report excludes other hydraulic machinery and equipment, such as hydraulic cylinders and pistons, hydraulic hoses and tube fittings, and hydraulic tools.
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