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Tool Distribution Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis
AMA Research, July 2011, Pages: 110
AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of the ‘Tool Distribution Market Report – UK 2011-2015 Analysis’. The report 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 2015.
The report covers hand and power portable tools used in the building, DIY and construction industries, as well as domestic garden tools, but excludes sectors such as automotive and industrial tools.
The report contains:
- DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF THE MARKET – analysis of the market structure and recent developments in the market.
- FORECASTS OF MARKET DEVELOPMENTS TO 2015.
- HIGHLY FRAGMENTED MARKET – key distribution channels including DIY multiples, Industrial products distributors, Tool specialists, Builders merchants and ‘Others’ including Electrical wholesalers, Garden centres and Internet & mail order etc.
- ANALYSIS BY PRODUCT GROUP - market size, product mix and distribution.
Of particular interest are the following:
- Analysis of tool distribution market performance during economic downturn to 2010.
- Factors affecting the market - analysis of key market characteristics.
- Identification of key channels – DIY Multiples, Industrial Products Distributors, Tool Specialists, Builders Merchants, ‘others’ – review of channel shares, trends etc.
- Identification of key players in ‘tool distribution’ market.
- Key product groups – market size and trends in power and hand tools.
- Forecast of market performance in 2011 and through to 2015.
Key areas covered in the report include:
- Tool market definition - comprising hand and power portable tools used in the building, DIY and construction industries, but excludes sectors such as automotive and industrial tools.
- Tool distribution market – key characteristics of the market, analysis by value from 2005-2010, with forecasts to 2015.
- Market structure - suppliers, distributors, buying groups, contractors and end-users. Market complexity and fragmentation.
- Identification of key distribution channels – dominance by DIY multiples and industrial products distributors in a highly fragmented market. Product mix in these key channels.
- Impact of recession on the distribution market.
- Market trends and factors influencing market development – legislation, construction trends, housebuilding & RMI forecasts up to 2015 etc.
KEY PLAYERS IN TOOL DISTRIBUTION
- Market shares of key distribution channels – Key channels, recent trends and changes in distribution. Overview of key groups operating in several channels.
- DIY Multiples – sector overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players (profiles).
- Industrial Products Distributors – sector overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players (profiles). More detailed analysis of key supplier - Screwfix.
- Tool Specialists – sector overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players (profiles).
- Builders & Plumbers Merchants – sector overview, market positioning, product/customer strengths, relative importance of tools, key players (profiles).
- Other channels – including Garden centres, Independent hardware/ DIY stores, Electrical wholesalers, Specialist Distributors, Internet & mail order etc – characteristics and main players.
- Product groups reviewed: driving, drilling & breaking tools, cutting & grinding tools, carpentry & woodworking tools, and garden tools. Product sector mix and recent trends.
- Market Shares of professional & DIY tools, power & hand tools and cordless & corded power tools. Overview of trends, changes and future prospects, market maturity.
- Analysis by product group - market size 2005-2011 for each product sector and trends in power and hand tools.
- Key manufacturers – building and gardening tools. Overview of key players.
- Forecast of market development – short term prospects in 2011 and medium term prospects up to 2015.
- Positive and negative factors affecting the market – performance of UK economy, housebuilding & non-domestic construction (including private and public sector performance), consumer confidence & spending, product development .
- Distribution issues – forecast changes up to 2015.
1.2 Sources Of Information
2. Summary & Future Prospects
2.2 Future Prospects
3. Economic Environment
3.2 Inflation & Interest Rates
3.4 Household Consumption
3.5 Housing & Construction
3.7 Population Profile
4. Tool Distribution Market
4.2 Tool Distribution Market
4.2.2 Recent Performance – 2005 To 2010
4.2.3 Future Prospects – 2011 To 2015
4.3 Market Influences
4.3.1 Overall Construction Market
4.3.2 The Housing Market
4.3.3 Additional Factors Influencing The Market
4.4 Product Mix
5.1 Distribution Structure
5.1.1 Distribution Market Shares
5.2 Diy Multiples
5.2.1 Market Size
5.2.3 Market Structure
5.2.4 Diy Multiples
5.2 Industrial Products Distributors
5.2.1 Market Size
5.2.3 Market Structure
5.2.4 Industrial Products Distributor Companies
5.2.5 Other Key Industrial Products Distributor Companies
5.3 Builders And Plumbers Merchants
5.3.1 Market Size
5.3.3 Market Structure
5.3.4 Merchant Companies
5.4 Tool Specialists
5.6 Other Channels
5.6.1 Garden Centres
5.6.2 Independent Hardware & Diy Stores
5.6.3 Electrical Wholesalers
5.6.4 Internet, Mail Order And Catalogue
5.6.5 Grocery Stores
5.6.6 Tool & Plant Hire And Servicing
5.6.7 Direct Supply And Other Distributors
5.7 Buying Groups, Distributors And Wholesalers
5.7.1 Buying Groups
5.7.2 Distributors And Wholesalers
5.7.3 Sig Plc
6. Product Review
6.1.1 Mix Of Professional And Diy Tools
6.1.2 Mix Of Power And Hand Tools
6.1.3 Cordless Power Tools
6.2 Driving, Drilling And Breaking
6.2.2 Market Size
6.2.3 Product Mix
6.3 Cutting And Grinding
6.3.2 Market Size
6.3.3 Product Mix
6.4 Carpentry And Woodworking
6.4.2 Market Size
6.4.3 Product Mix
6.5 Other Building Tools
6.6 Gardening Tools
6.6.2 Market Size
6.6.3 Product Mix
7. Key Manufacturers
7.1 Building Tools
7.2 Gardening Tools
List Of Tables & Charts
Table 1: Uk Tool Distribution Market And Forecasts 2005 To 2015 – By Value (£M Dsp)
Chart 2: Interest Rates And Inflation (Cpi) From 1992-2015
Chart 3: Pdi & Savings Ratio At Current Prices 1992-2015
Table 4: Exchange Rate Fluctuations 2006-2011 - Sterling To The Dollar, And The Euro, Spot Rates
Chart 5: Age Distribution Of The Resident Uk Population Mid-2008 (‘000)
Chart 6: Uk Tool Distribution Market 2005-2015 By Value (£M At Dsp)
Chart 7: Uk Construction Output By Sector, Annual Totals, Index 2002 = 100
Chart 8: Housing Completions 2005 To 2015 – United Kingdom (‘000)
Chart 9: Housebuilding Completions - % Mix By Houses / Flats England 2001-2010
Chart 10: Residential Property Transactions - Uk Jan 06 – Feb11 (‘000S)
Chart 11: Rmi Housing Forecasts 2005 To 2015
Chart 12: Tool Product Mix - Driving, Drilling& Breaking; Cutting & Grinding; Carpentry&Woodworking; Gardening, Other - % Share By Value 2010
Chart 13: Tool Distribution Structure
Table 14: Distribution Of Tools By Channel – Diy Multiples, Industrial Distributors, Internet, Catalogue, Tool Specialists, Builders Merchants, Others - % Share 2010
Table 15: Uk Diy Multiples Market 2005 To 2015 – By Value (Dsp)
Chart 16: Diy Multiples Sales By Product Sector - % Share 2010
Table 17: Power Tool Brands Offered By The Leading Diy Multiples
Table 18: Diy Multiples Market Share 2010
Table 19: Uk Industrial Products Distributors Market 2005 To 2015 – By Value (£ Million At Distributors Selling Prices)
Table 20: Product Mix Of The Uk Industrial Distribution Market – Share Of Power & Hand Tools - 2010
Table 21: Power Tool Brands Offered By Leading Distributors
Table 22: Screwfix’S Product Portfolio - % Share By Product Sector, 2010
Table 23: Uk Builders & Plumbers Merchants Market 2005 To 2015 – By Value (£ Million At Merchant Selling Prices)
Chart 24: Builders And Plumbers Merchants Market Product Mix 2010
Table 25: Power Tool Brands Offered By Leading Distributors
Table 26: Merchants Market Share 2010
Table 27: Uk Garden Centre Market (£M Dsp) 2004-2011
Chart 28: Garden Centres Product Mix, 2010 – By Value
Table 29: The Electrical Wholesale Market (£M Dsp) 2005-2011
Table 30: Mix Of Core Product Sales Through Electrical Wholesalers 2010 (£M Dsp)
Chart 31: Product Category Mix By Value 2010
Chart 32: Mix Of Professional And Diy Tools By Value 2010
Chart 33: Mix By Hand And Power Tool Products By Value 2010
Chart 34: Mix By Cordless And Corded Portable Power Tool Products By Value 2010
Chart 35: Uk Market For Driving, Drilling & Breaking Tools 2005 To 2011 – By Value (£ Million At Distributors’ Selling Prices)
Chart 36: Uk Market For Cutting & Grinding Tools 2005 To 2011 – By Value (£ Million At Distributors’ Selling Prices)
Chart 37: Uk Market For Carpentry & Woodworking Tools 2005 To 2011 – By Value (£ Million At Distributors’ Selling Prices)
Chart 38: Uk Market For Domestic Garden Tools 2005 To 2011 – By Value (£ Million At Distributors’ Selling Prices)
Chart 39: Product Mix - Domestic Garden Tools Market, 2010 (% By Value)
This first edition of the tool distribution market provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure of the industry, and reviews the main distribution channels including DIY multiples, industrial products distributors, specialist distributors, builders’ merchants and others including the Internet, garden centres, independents hardware stores and electrical wholesalers. The distributors’ main product sectors are analysed including the product market sizes and trends. The report also provides a forecast of market prospects up to 2015.
The health of the tool distribution market is directly related to the performance of the UK building and construction sector, influenced by both new-build and repair, maintenance & improvement activities. Until late 2007/early 2008, the UK economy experienced an unprecedented period of growth, underpinned by a buoyant housing market, low inflation and strong consumer spending. This buoyant market facilitated annual growth rates of around 4% in the distributors’ market between 2005/07, reaching an estimated £1.2bn in 2007. In 2008 the UK economy entered a period of more difficult trading due to the effects of the ‘credit crunch’ and subsequent recession in 2009.
The trend from ‘get someone in’ to ‘do it yourself’ saw the DIY tools sector take share from the professional tools sector. The professional tools sector was also impacted by the downturn in housebuilding and non-domestic construction. The tool distribution market declined by an estimated 14% over this period, reaching a market size of around £1,030m in 2009. The market stabilised in 2010 as housebuilding recovered as well as some of the non-domestic construction sectors that showed improved performances, such as education.
The tool distribution merchant market is highly fragmented with national organisations competing in the market place with many regional and local distributors. The key distribution channels are DIY multiples, industrial products distributors, specialist distributors, builders’ merchants and others including the Internet, garden centres, independent hardware stores and electrical wholesalers. Increasing numbers of e-tailers are offering power and hand tools online, with the Internet also benefiting the specialist distributor channel as it removes the constraints of their location from providing a national service.
The distributors’ product range includes tools for driving, drilling & breaking; cutting & grinding; carpentry & woodworking; and gardening (although there continues to be a blurring of the definitions within the building tools sectors). The largest product category in the market is the driving, drilling & breaking tool sector that includes the popular combi-drill.
In 2011 it is expected that there will be contrasting performances from private and public sector construction, with the former recovering and the latter falling sharply. The tool distribution market is expected to recover and show growth in 2012, reaching a market size of £1.1bn in 2015.
- Axminster Power Tool Centre
- Black & Decker
- Brammer UK Ltd
- Buck & Hickman
- Calder Trade Supplies
- Carl Kammerling International Ltd
- City Electrical Factors (CEF)
- Clarke Power Products
- Countrywide Tool Distributors
- Cromwell Tools Ltd
- D&M Tools
- Dobbies Garden Centres plc
- Draper Tools
- Edmundson Electrical Ltd
- Electric Center
- Eriks Industrial Services
- Fein Industrial Power Tools (UK)
- Firth Powerfix Ltd
- Garden & Leisure Group
- Global Garden Products
- Goodwins Direct
- Grafton Group
- Harrison & Clough
- Hilti (Great Britain) Ltd
- Hitachi Power Tools (UK)
- Irwin Industrial Tool Company
- ITW Construction Products
- Jack Sealey Ltd
- Klondyke Garden Centres
- Machine Mart Limited
- Makita (UK) Ltd
- Matsushita Electric
- Metabo (UK) Ltd
- Monks and Crane Industrial Group
- My Tools Shed
- Northern Tool and Equipment Co. (UK) Ltd
- Notcutts Ltd
- Panasonic UK
- Rexel Group
- Robert Bosch Ltd
- Robert Dyas
- RS Components Sainsbury’s
- Saint-Gobain Building Products Distribution
- ScrewFix Direct
- SIG plc
- Spear & Jackson Group
- Specialist Group Ltd
- Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd
- The Garden Centre Group
- The Power Tool Centre
- The Site Box
- The Tool Centre
- THS Tools Limited
- Tool Shop Direct
- Travis Perkins
- Troy (UK) Ltd
- UK Tool Centre
- Wilkinson Hardware Store
- Wilkinson Sword Ltd
- Wilts Wholesale Electrical Company Limited
- Wolseley UK.