Sturdy platform: Pallet pooling systems are expected to support industry revenue growth

The Pallet and Skid Rental industry serves many markets, including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and logistics operators. Rental firms mainly supply pallets and skids to customers through a rental pooling system, which ensures that downstream users have access to pallets through each stage of the supply chain, without having to buy and maintain the equipment. Rental firms are responsible for supplying suitable pallets and skids, repairing and cleaning the equipment, and monitoring their movements through each stage of the supply chain.The industry is highly capital intensive, which reflects substantial investment in rental stock, along with storage facilities and pallet repair more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economies of scale have helped larger firms maintain market share over the past five years
  • Enterprise numbers have declined over the past five years, but establishment numbers have grown
  • Industry operators are expected to increasingly focus on supply chain management
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Pallet and Skid Rental industry rents pallets and skids to customers throughout the supply chain, including manufacturers and primary producers, integrated logistics firms, freight carriers, wholesalers and retailing firms. Pallets and skids are integral for transporting intermediate and finished goods through the supply chain. Businesses have long favoured renting their pallet and skid requirements rather than purchasing, as the equipment often passes through several stages of the supply chain. Renting through a pooling arrangement allows for each stage of the chain to share the cost.Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to $627.5 million. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pallet and Skid Rental Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Pallet and Skid Rental are:

  • Ability to effectively manage debtors
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Business expertise of operators
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from integrated logistics and Demand from manufacturing in the Pallet and Skid Rental industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pallet and Skid Rental Industry?

    Industry operators primarily lease pallets and skids to manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers for use in the storage and transportation of goods. Following usage, pallets and skids are returned to industry operators for cleaning and repairs.

    Industry Products
  • Other pallet and skid rental
  • Wooden pallet and skid rental
  • Plastic pallet and skid rental
  • Industry Activities
  • Pallet rental
  • Skid rental
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from integrated logistics
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from retail trade
  • Demand from road freight transport
  • Demand from wholesale trade
  • Total merchandise imports and exports

  • Current Performance
  • Competition and profitability
  • Buying and renting
  • Downstream demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and participation
  • Asset management
  • Environmental concerns
  • Global standardisation
  • Table: Pallet and Skid Rental Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pallet and Skid Rental Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Road Freight Transport
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing
  • Integrated Logistics

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Pallets and Other Wood Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Wooden pallet and skid rental
  • Plastic pallet and skid rental
  • Other pallet and skid rental
  • Chart: Pallet and Skid Rental Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • Logistics operators
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pallet and Skid Rental Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pallet and Skid Rental

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pallet and Skid Rental Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Brambles Limited, Loscam Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Brambles Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Loscam Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pallet and Skid Rental Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pallet and Skid Rental Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Australian Standard Pallet
  • Hardwood pallet with dimensions of 1,165 millimetres x 1,165 millimetres, and recognised as one of six international standard pallet sizes.
  • Chep
  • Originally the Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool, which was developed by the Federal Government after World War II. Acquired by Brambles in 1958.
  • Pallet
  • Flat transport structure comprising a top and bottom deck, with bearers connecting the decks and providing support.
  • Pallet Pooling
  • Shared use of rented pallets between different companies and levels of the supply chain, managed by one pallet rental operator.
  • Skid
  • Flat transport structure with a top deck and bearers, but no bottom deck.
  • Stillage
  • A pallet or skid with a cage or fixed sides that can be used to store or separate goods in transit.
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