Research and Markets: 2013 Report on the US Medical Equipment & Supply Wholesalers Market Featuring Henry Schein, Owens & Minor, Patterson, and PSS World Medical
by Business Wire
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2pp7c6/medical_equipment) has announced the addition of the "Medical Equipment & Supply Wholesalers" report to their offering.
Companies in this industry distribute professional medical equipment, instruments, and supplies on a wholesale basis to physicians, hospitals, and extended care facilities. Major US-based companies include Henry Schein, Owens & Minor, Patterson Companies, and PSS World Medical. National distributors generally participate in international markets, especially in Europe and China.
The US medical equipment and supplies distribution industry includes about 7,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $130 billion. Moderate growth is forecast for the next two years. Key growth drivers include demand for medical treatment, which is expected to increase as the population ages and more people receive health insurance.
Demand depends on the number of people in the US receiving medical treatment. The profitability of individual companies depends on merchandising and efficient delivery systems. Large companies have economies of scale in purchasing, and highly developed infrastructure that allow for efficient distribution. Small companies can compete effectively by specializing in a product line or servicing a local customer base. The industry is capital-intensive: annual revenue per employee is about $700,000. The industry is concentrated: the top 50 companies account for about 70 percent of revenue.
PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY
Major products include medical and surgical instruments and equipment (about 45 percent of revenue); supplies (about 40 percent); and dental equipment and supplies (about 5 percent). Other products include orthopedic and prosthetic appliances, and veterinary supplies.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Industry Overview
2. Quarterly Industry Update
3. Business Challenges
4. Business Trends
5. Industry Opportunities
6. Call Preparation Questions
7. Financial Information
8. Industry Forecast
9. Web Links and Acronyms
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