Europe MRO Distribution Market, By Product (Bearings & Power Transmission, Pipes, Valves, & Fittings, Electrical Items, Packaging Supplies, Machine Consumables), By Sourcing/Service (Internal MRO, External MRO), By Maintenance Type (Preventive/Scheduled maintenance, Corrective maintenance), By Distribution Channel (Direct, Indirect), By Application (Food, beverage & tobacco, Textile, apparel & footwear, Wood & paper, Mining and oil & gas, Basic metals & metal products, Rubber, plastic, and non-metallic products, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Electronics, Machinery and equipment, Electrical equipment, Transport equipment, Manufacturing, Others), By Region (Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of the Europe) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027
- Published Date: August 2021
- Report ID: BWC2161
- Available Format: PDF
- Page: 185
Report OverviewThe Europe MRO distribution market is gaining significant traction due to growing industrialization and the surging demand for repair and maintenance services in the manufacturing and production units, along with technological advancements and the use of application software for efficient management.
Europe MRO distribution market was worth USD 195.3 billion in 2020 and is further projected to reach USD 218.8 billion by the year 2027, growing at a CAGR of 1.7% during the forecast period. Due to the growing industrialization and sharp rise in demand for maintenance and repair services in manufacturing and production, the global market is gaining significant traction. Moreover, technological advancements and the use of software for efficient management are creating huge growth opportunities for the Europe MRO distribution market.
Source: BlueWeave Consulting
Europe MRO Distribution Market- Overview
MRO is an abbreviation that stands for maintenance, repair, and operations in manufacturing and production. It refers to the tools or equipment used in a company's everyday operations. It does not comprise direct materials, products, or services used throughout production, but rather acts as a bond that binds everything together. Most companies choose to outsource MRO distribution because it improves the efficiency and quality of their operations while also lowering overall costs.
Europe MRO Distribution Market Forecast and Trends
Flourishing Manufacturing Industry
The flourishing manufacturing industry will proliferate the demand for machinery and equipment in the initial stages as well as supply chain in the later stages of production and procurement. This is estimated to become a major driving factor for the Europe MRO distribution market. For instance, Germany is already well-known for its automobile industry, with the presence of leading companies like Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, etc. Therefore, with the growing automobile production, the demand for MRO services is expected to grow at a high rate during the forecast period.
Digitization inthe MRO Business
Despite the slow pace of technological development in the MRO market, there is still plenty of room and opportunity for growth. Despite the high labor intensity of MRO services, advanced technologies are increasingly being implemented for the detection of damaged parts and the optimization of repair processes. The use of robots in the MRO distribution industry is also on the rise since they are expected to support tasks that pose a safety risk for humans.
High Labor Material Cost Management
The MRO distribution channel in Europe is heavily dependent on the labor workforce. Additionally, as a result of economic inflation, the cost of labor has been rising rapidly as well. Consequently, this factor may prove to be a constraint for the European MRO distribution market. The MRO distribution market needs skilled and educated maintenance technicians.According to minimum wage laws in several countries, organizations are required to pay their staff in accordance with the number of employees they employ. It is estimated that the lowest wage in this industry is USD 70 in Europe, and this rate is only set to increase over time.
Impact of COVID-19 on Europe MRO Distribution Market
As a result of COVID-19, the European MRO distribution market has suffered catastrophic losses. Germany, Italy, and Russia were the most severely affected countries in Europe due to COVID-19.Therefore, the governments of these countries have to impose a lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. The result of this was that the manufacturing and production activities were completely disrupted except for the essential goods. As a result, the demand for MRO services declined and the market was negatively affected. The market was also affected by the restrictions on travel and import/export activities.
Europe MRO Distribution Market - By Product
Based on products, the Europe MRO distribution market is segmented into bearings & power transmission, pipes, valves, & fittings, electrical items, packaging supplies, and machine consumables. Among these, the machine consumables segment held the largest market share. It includes fluids, rotators, shafts, wires, machine oil, general machine spare parts, etc. The depreciation of the machinery directly influences the efficiency and the output of the industry. Therefore, they require regular replacements and repairs of body parts.
Europe MRO Distribution Market - By Maintenance Type
Based on maintenance types, the Europe MRO distribution market is segmented into preventive/scheduled maintenance and corrective maintenance. The preventive/scheduled maintenance segment accounts for the largest market share. This type of maintenance is generally performed on heavy machinery used during the manufacturing and production processes. Preventive/scheduled maintenance prevents the chances of sudden failures which can obstruct smooth operations. That is why the demand for preventive/scheduled maintenance is very prominent among original equipment manufacturers (OEM).
Europe MRO Distribution Market –Country Insights
Geographically, the Europe MRO distribution market is segmented into Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, and the rest of Europe. Among these countries, Germany dominates the market. With a variety of manufacturing companies including automotive, metal, chemical, electrical equipment, and pharmaceuticals, Germany is one of the world's leading industrial countries. Italy also covers a substantial share in the market because of the worldwide demand for Italian specialty foods like pasta and bakery products. This country is also emerging as a leading pharmaceutical and chemical industry, which is expected to fuel the MRO distribution in the forecast period.
The leading market players in the Europe MRO distribution market are Premier Farnell, Wurth Group, Sonepar, Transfer MultisortElektronik Sp. z.o.o., Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Lapp Group, Lindberg & Lund AS, VALEO SERVICE U.K. LIMITED, Mento AS, Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, Ascendum, Neumo-Egmo Spain SL, McTechnics, Elmbridge Supplies Company Ltd., and other prominent players.
The industry players invest significantly into adopting new technologies for better streamlining of various stages of the value chain. They also adopt competitive strategies like partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, etc., to expand the scope of their services as well as their market share.
- In August 2021, Optimas Solutions, a global industrial distributor and service provider, announced the launch of the Heavy-Duty Truck and Bus Service Program to meet the in-demand maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO), PPE, and standard parts for bus and truck service centers.
- In July 2021, Top cast Aviation Supplies, an aircraft parts distribution, and MRO services company, announced the expansion of its distribution agreement with Conidia Bioscience. After this agreement, Topcast has become an approved distributor in commercial aviation and supporting MRO organizations.
Scope of the Report
Historical data – 2017-2020
Base Year – 2020
Forecast – 2021 – 2027
Revenue in USD Billion
Germany, France, Russia, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe
By Product, By Sourcing/Service, By Maintenance Type, By Distribution Channel, By Application, By Region
Premier Farnell, Wurth Group, Sonepar, Transfer MultisortElektronik Sp. z.o.o., Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG, Lapp Group, Lindberg & Lund AS, VALEO SERVICE U.K. LIMITED, Mento AS, Cromwell Group (Holdings) Limited, Ascendum, Neumo-Egmo Spain SL, MCTechnics, Elmbridge Supplies Company Ltd., and other prominent players.
- Bearings & Power Transmission
- Pipes, Valves, & Fittings
- Electrical Items
- Packaging Supplies
- Machine Consumables
- Internal MRO
- External MRO
By Maintenance Type
- Preventive/Scheduled maintenance
- Corrective maintenance
By Distribution Channel
- Food, beverage & tobacco
- Textile, apparel & footwear
- Wood & paper
- Mining and oil & gas
- Basic metals & metal products
- Rubber, plastic, and non-metallic products
- Machinery and equipment
- Electrical equipment
- Transport equipment
- Rest of the Europe
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