Continued growth in the workforce and rising demand and prices for steel will cause industrial clothes dryer prices to accelerate during the next three years
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) November 17, 2014
The industrial clothes dryer market has a buyer power score of 3.5 out of 5, reflecting favorable market conditions for buyers. IBISWorld market research analyst, Kiera Outlaw, says, "Buyer power has largely been supported by low price volatility, which has been a result of rising imports pressuring domestic suppliers to keep price growth steady." Furthermore, the high availability of substitutes has increased buyers' access to viable alternatives.
Low price volatility during the past three years has allowed buyers to comfortably fulfill their industrial dryer needs without fearing the risk of sudden price increases. "Rising import penetration has largely helped to keep price volatility low, while also providing the market with cheaper machines," says Outlaw. Further to cheaper products on the market, the availability of viable substitutes, such as used or rented machines, has also boosted buyer power during the period. Used industrial clothes dryers are often substantially cheaper than new models, thus saving buyers money and, sometimes, the headache of securing financing.
Unfortunately, there have been market characteristics working against buyer power. Buyers often need to secure financing when purchasing new industrial dryers, which exposes them to high switching costs. High switching costs are disadvantageous for buyers because they cannot easily maneuver from one supplier to the next. Furthermore, due to some merger and acquisition activity, market share concentration has been rising, further hindering buyer power. Even though suppliers compete on price, price-based competition is mild and buyers may not realize significant cost savings when comparing quotes, especially when strong brand-name recognition applies. With fewer suppliers, buyer power begins to weaken, forcing buyers to leverage other market characteristics that are working in their favor, such as low price volatility. Major vendors in the market include Alliance Laundry Systems, Pellerin Milnor Corporation and Girbau Industrial.
Overall, current market conditions are tipped in favor of buyers. However, price growth is forecast to accelerate through 2017, indicating that buyers should secure their industrial dryer needs now rather than later. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Industrial Clothes Dryers procurement category market research report page.
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This report is intended to assist buyers of industrial clothes dryers, which are used in hotels, motels, healthcare facilities, athletic facilities and dry-cleaning plants to dry large volumes of clothing, linens and other textiles. These dryers can have clothing capacities of up to several hundred pounds. This report does not include ironing equipment, washing machines, laundry accessories (such as drying stands and tables), domestic or commercial laundry machines, or laundry machine rental. This report also excludes coin-operated laundry machines.
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