North America Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Distribution Market Size Report By End Use, By Product (Power Transmission, Automation, Hand Tools), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025Report

North America Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Distribution Market Size Report By End Use, By Product (Power Transmission, Automation, Hand Tools), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Mar, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-072-9
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 153

Industry Insights

The North America maintenance, repair & overhaul distribution market size was estimated at USD 156.80 billion in 2018 and is expected to register a CAGR of 3.1% over the forecast period. Increasing product penetration in the manufacturing industry owing to rising standardization of equipment and services in critical operations is likely to boost market growth.

The manufacturing industry is the backbone for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) distribution market. Growth of North America as one of the leading manufacturing regions is anticipated to drive the market over the projected period. Furthermore, development of advanced manufacturing techniques in the region owing to high investment in R&D activities is estimated to fuel market growth.

U.S. maintenance, repair & overhaul distribution market

E-commerce has been a game changer for MRO products and services not only in North America but across the globe. According to a report by Supply Chain Quarterly, the advent of e-commerce in the distribution of MRO products has revolutionized the process of procurement, along with increasing the efficiency and accuracy of manufacturing processes in various end-use industries.

Several manufacturing companies in the region have adopted advanced systems such as end-of-service-life indicators in order to eliminate the risk of equipment failures and workplace hazards. Initiatives taken by manufacturers to reduce risk of fatal hazards, improve employee safety, and attain operational optimization are also projected to complement market growth.

North America has the maximum levels of investments in the manufacturing industry. The intense energy profile, enhanced infrastructure quality, and active government support for innovation in the region is projected to augment demand for MRO. Furthermore, manufacturers focus on optimum use of energy with minimum downtime, which is positively impacting market growth.

Manufacturers are required to maintain their assets, including facility, equipment, workforce, machinery, and robots, in optimum conditions for preventing failure of any machinery or equipment, which would otherwise result in production loss and increase operational cost. Hence, need for maintenance of these physical assets is indispensable for running of an organization efficiently, resulting in high demand for MRO distribution.

Product Insights

Demand for pneumatic power transmission MRO products and services is anticipated to register a CAGR 4.9% owing to increasing implementation of end-of-service-life indicators to reduce the risk of fatal hazards and improve safety in the power transmission sector.

Demand for power tools is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 2.9% over the forecast on account of rapid growth in the power and electricity sector in the region. In addition, increasing government regulations related to employee safety are expected to drive product demand.

The welding equipment and gases segment is expected to be driven by increased demand in various end-use industries including transportation, electrical and electronics, aircraft, and metal processing. In addition, welding equipment find application in various machinery and mining equipment, which is projected to positively impact market growth.

Rubber products are used extensively in aerospace, automotive, medical, mining, construction, and power generation industries. Rubber products are deteriorated by chemical reactions, cracking, and dusty surfaces, thereby becoming sticky and releasing toxins. This, in turn, results in continuous replacement of rubber products, which is expected to boost its demand over the forecast period.

End-use Insights

The North America maintenance, repair & overhaul distribution market is highly upgraded and focused on various crucial points such as elimination of inventory inaccuracies within the industry to be able to cater to the substantially increased demand for MRO products. Chemicals, food, beverage and tobacco, and electrical and electronics segments together accounted for 44.1% of the regional market in 2018.

The chemical manufacturing industry in North America was the largest end-use segment in 2018 and accounted for 17.9% of regional market. It is expected to be one of the fastest growing segments demanding for the highest MRO products from distributors in U.S. and Canada. The shale gas advantage has been the primary factor fueling the chemical industry, thereby driving the market.

North America maintenance, repair & overhaul distribution market

The electronics and electrical segment is expected to contribute to 13.2% in 2018 owing to increasing focus of manufacturers on cost minimization. Companies in the transportation industry are involved in production processes similar to the manufacturing sector, such as forming, bending, machining, welding, and assembling plastic or metal parts into components and finished products, thereby driving demand for maintenance in the sector.

The food industry in the region is highly competitive and it is essential for manufacturers to stay updated regarding nutritional trends and consumer tastes. High priority is given to cost saving by food and beverage companies in the region, thereby driving demand for MRO products and services.

Regional Insights

The U.S. economy represents around 20.0% of the global output and its manufacturing sector accounts for about 15.0% of the output. The country is the second largest manufacturer globally and one of the leaders to host several high-value industries such as machinery, aerospace, automobiles, chemicals, and telecommunications. The U.S. market is thereby expected to register a CAGR of 3.3% from 2019 to 2025.

The industrial and manufacturing sectors in Canada boast of over 90,082 manufacturing companies contributing roughly USD 610 billion to the country’s economy. Increasing focus of manufacturers on innovation, energy efficiency, and export is expected to drive market growth.

Ontario is the largest chemical producing state in Canada with around 40.0% of the nation’s overall production. Moreover, stringent regulations for drug manufacturing in the country is projected to drive product demand in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, presence of large machinery manufacturers in the country generates high demand for maintenance and repair equipment as well as periodic services.

Kentucky in the East South Central region of the U.S. has been an ideal location for every manufacturer in the country. Presence of new facilities and expansion projects coming up over the forecast period has resulted in boosting the state’s manufacturing base, thereby augmenting demand for MRO products, along with new equipment and machinery.

North America Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Distribution Market Share Insights

Key players involved in the North America market include Hillman Group; Wajax Industrial Components; FCX Performance; AWC; Hisco, Inc.; and Kaydon Corporation. These companies compete on the basis of distribution network, delivery efficiency, and competitive pricing.

E-commerce offers a platform to access a wide range of categories for tail spend, with significant expertise in MRO in a simplified way. However, issues such as excessive reliance on significant suppliers and incapability of these distributors to fulfill OEM warranties and specification are major concerns for industry players.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America

Country scope

U.S., Canada

Report coverage

Volume forecast, revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis on latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the North America maintenance, repair & overhaul distribution market report on the basis of product, end use, and country:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Abrasives

    • Chemicals

    • Cutting Tools

    • Fasteners

    • Hand Tools

    • Pipes, Valves & Fitting

    • Power Tools

    • Power Transmission - Hydraulics

    • Power Transmission - Pneumatics

    • Power Transmission - Electrics

    • Rubber products

    • Seal

    • Welding Equipment & Gases

    • Automation

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Food, Beverage & Tobacco

    • Textile

    • Wood & Paper

    • Mining, Oil & Gas

    • Metal Processing & Foundry

    • Rubber, Plastic & Non - Metallic

    • Chemicals

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Electrical & Electronics

    • Transportation

    • Aircraft

    • Machinery

    • Construction

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

        • New England

        • Mid Atlantic

        • East North Central

        • West North Central

        • South Atlantic

        • East South Central

        • West South Central

        • West region

      • Canada

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