AED Releases Construction Marketplace Study

Associated Equipment Distributors last week released an all-new research project to define the construction equipment marketplace and capture the buying patterns of today’s equipment users. Hundreds of equipment users, distributors and manufacturers were surveyed and the data is included in AED’s New Construction Equipment Marketplace Study.

Scheduled for publication in September, the report captures the buying practices and preferences of purchasers of 38 types of equipment in seven product categories:

· Earthmoving equipment
· Attachments
· Compaction Equipment
· Lifting Equipment
· General Construction Equipment
· Paving Equipment
· Lawn & Grounds Maintenance Equipment

Equipment buyers were asked if they purchase from any or all of the following channels, what types of equipment they purchase from each and why:

· Independent authorized dealers
· Rental companies
· Auctions
· Brokers
· Other contractors
· Web sites
· Direct from manufacturer

Respondents said that while the majority (90 percent) purchase new equipment from an independent authorized equipment dealer, the second and third most popular sources for equipment purchases were rental companies (22 percent) and auctions (22 percent).

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