Metal Engraving Machines Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated

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Metal engraving machines have a buyer power score of 3.0 out of 5, reflecting buyers’ low-to-moderate ability to negotiate lower prices, largely due to the number of suppliers in the market; however, recent demand growth has slightly weakened buyer power. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of Metal Engraving Machines in its growing collection of procurement category market research reports.

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The price of metal engraving machines has risen during past three years due to rising production costs and demand growth stemming from the economic recovery

Metal engraving machines have a buyer power score of 3.0 out of 5.0. This score reflects a buyer's low-to-moderate ability to negotiate lower prices, largely due to the number of suppliers in the market. However, recent demand growth has slightly weakened buyer power.

In the three years to 2014, the economic recovery following the recession has fueled growth in consumer spending and private investment in metalworking machinery. “Consumer spending indirectly spikes demand for metal engraving machines because they are used to engrave various products that are purchased when consumers increase their spending habits. These factors created higher demand for metal engraving machinery and indirectly drove prices up,” according to IBISWorld business research analyst Jordan Weinstein. In addition to demand growth, suppliers experienced price fluctuations for key inputs such a plastic and aluminum. A portion of these input cost increases was passed on to buyers in the form of higher prices. As demand drivers continue to grow with the economic recovery, price is expected to keep rising in the next three years.

“Fortunately for buyers, increased consumer spending and private investment mixed with slower growth of input costs will only lead to small-to-moderate price growth for metal engraving machines in the next three years,” Weinstein says. Despite overall price increases, buyers are able to purchase higher-quality machines than ever before due to technological advances.

Furthermore, as a result of low market share competition, suppliers face heavy pricing pressure from competition, which contains dramatic price increases and aids buyer power. IBISWorld estimates that there are nearly 6,500 suppliers, giving buyers with a large number of capable suppliers to choose from to satisfy specific buyer requirements. Some of this market’s top suppliers include Kennametal Inc., Roland DGA Corporation, Hardinge and Gravotech Inc. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Metal Engraving Machines procurement category market research report page.

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IBISWorld Procurement Report Key Topics

This report is intended to help buyers of metal engraving machines make informed purchasing decisions. Metal engraving machines are used to cut precise designs, logos or text into metal. There are two main types: rotary engraving machines and laser metal engraving machines. The former involves cutting tools that are adhered onto a rotating platform, while the latter involves cutting the metal with a concentrated beam of light. This report does not cover other types of metal cutting machines, such as sheet metal cutter, plasma cutters or metal cutting saws.

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Pricing Environment
Price Fundamentals
Benchmark Price
Pricing Model
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast
Product Characteristics
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Substitute Goods
Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chain Risk
Competitive Environment
Market Share Concentration
Market Profitability
Switching Costs
Purchasing Process
Buying Basics
Buying Lead Time
Selection Process
Key RFP Elements
Negotiation Questions
Buyer Power Factors
Key Statistics

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IBISWorld is one of the world's leading publishers of business intelligence, specializing in Industry research and Procurement research. Since 1971, IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, IBISWorld’s procurement research reports equip clients with the insight necessary to make better purchasing decisions, faster. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld Procurement serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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