Despite the disruption from the pandemic, new research shows that the specialty-equipment industry is SEMA State of the Industry Reportbouncing back and optimistic for the future.

Approximately 70% of companies think the industry will be back to its pre-pandemic levels by the middle of next year, and 90% think it will be back by the end of 2021 at the latest.

In the new “SEMA State of the Industry – Fall 2020” report, SEMA Market Research looks at the current state of the specialty-equipment industry, including how companies have adapted, current sales and forecasts, industry trends, and outlook for the future.

Most companies met or exceeded their sales goals in Q3 2020: 79% of manufacturers, 70% of distributors, and 69% of retailers.

  • 55% of companies expect their 2020 sales to finish higher or at least the same as 2019.
  • 93% of companies report being mostly business as usual or only impacted short term.
  • Despite the pandemic, in-store and physical channels continue to drive our industry’s sales and outpace online sales.

Want to learn more about the current state of the specialty-equipment industry? Download the new “SEMA State of the Industry -Fall 2020” report.