Ducker continues to monitor the industrial and manufacturing segment dynamics. Key insights through Covid-19 yield interesting basis for future growth. We recommend highly segmented, targeted views of the sector to generate opportunities and outperform the market. 

Post-Covid manufacturing and industrial sectors are poised for growth driven by:

  • A return to work and expanding GDP
  • Domestic production expansion due to supply chain disruptions
  • An increase in product prices
  • The Biden Administration’s focus on “Made in America” 

Since 2015 all sub-sectors of the industrial economy saw expansion, including significant growth of:

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Chemical related products
  • Transportation and Technology
  • Technology and electronics investments from data centers, digitalization and green energy investments (wind, solar, etc.)

Growing demand and developments, especially in the last decade (2010-2020) in key sectors such as aviation and aerospace led to the growth in other transportation equipment sectors

After several years of CAPEX investment ( over 3% CAGR ), we project slower but meaningful investment in manufacturing equipment (automation) vs. capex structures (facilities) through 2025. 

Business operators are anticipated to not only replace older equipment but also improve the efficiency of operations through new technology and smart production solutions. 

To win in the post-Covid manufacturing and industrial sector Ducker recommends businesses to:

  • Build strategies at the sub-sector level
  • Align business solutions to smart and technology enabled solutions
  • Enhance or add critical ESG assets and policies

To learn more and gain access to the full Industrial Trend & Forecast report , click here. For the latest insights and implications for global business within the Industrial and Manufacturing industry &  to connect with a team member, contact us here.

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