Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Industry - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Industry is segmented by MRO Type (Industrial, Electrical, Facility, and Other Types), End-user Industry ( based on each MRO Type), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:

2018 - 2026

Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

Asia Pacific


2.2 %

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Market Overview

The maintenance repair operations industry was valued at USD 619.01 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 631.56 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 2.2% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The growing concern for increasing internal efficiency, growing digitization, and increasing investment in the maintenance operations are some of the major factors driving the maintenance, repair, and operation (MRO) market.

  • As MRO helps in reducing operational expenditure substantially, through process efficiency and optimized supply chain management, an increasing number of end-user companies are investing in the market studied. Furthermore, the overall economic and manufacturing growth continues to drive maintenance and repair demand in developed and developing economies. The evolution of Industry 4.0 is also upgrading the MRO sector.
  • The emerging technologies, coupled with the need for enhanced competitiveness, transformed the MRO industry by forcing market vendors to provide innovative offerings. For instance, in December 2019, US-based MRO, Partsmaster, launched Torrent 700, a fast and safe water-based part washing machine that can clean dirty parts in under one minute.
  • The evolution of e-commerce is increasingly impacting MRO requirements. For instance, In July 2020, Amidst COVID-19, Bulk MRO, announced that it had raised INR 25 Crore funding as part of a debt funding round led by Stride Ventures. The company further reported that its is leveraging its B2B online commerce platform Moglix to sell industrial tools and equipment, including MRO, electrical, and lighting.
  • Most of the MRO markets, especially in the developed regions, are highly fragmented, with major market players focusing on their supply chain infrastructure, broad in-stock product offerings, and deep customer relationships to hold a strong position in the market. Also, due to increasing demand, many market players are expanding their presence and capacity to cater to a large customer base and encasing the opportunity. For instance, in January 2020, Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to the OEM and MRO markets globally, established a pump industry division dedicated to a fast-growing customer base, particularly in the oil and gas market.
  • Further accelerating the adoption of smart technologies in manufacturing environments and beyond, the companies are also developing mobile apps to ensure the overall management by enabling the real-time monitoring and full traceability of components and smart devices. For instance, in January 2020, France-based JPB Système launched SMART WASHER, a technology developed to enhance MRO by enabling touchless and wireless measurement of bolt axial load. The company claims that the solution will enhance safety by providing exact measurements, increasing efficiency, and decreasing cost.

Scope of the Report

The maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) include spare parts, equipment, consumables, etc., used by a company to manufacture an end product. Three kinds of MRO are discussed in the study - Industrial, Electrical, and Facility, along with end-user, vendor profiles, and distributors of each type. These include spare parts, equipment, pumps and valves; consumables, such as cleaning supplies; plant upkeep supplies, lubricants; and activities completed to restore or maintain the functioning of required equipment. The study's scope includes the revenues accrued from the said components by service vendors for electrical, industrial, and facility establishments.

MRO Type
Industrial MRO
Market Overview & Scope of Industrial MRO
Industrial MRO by End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries
Company Profiles
Wurth Group GmbH
Airgas, Inc. (Air Liquide S.A.)
Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.
Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Rubix Limited (IPH-Brammer Group)
Motion Industries, Inc.(Genuine Parts Company)
List of Distributors in Industrial MRO
Electrical MRO
Market Overview & Scope of Electrical MRO
Electrical MRO by End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries
Company Profiles
WESCO International, Inc.
Sonepar SA
Rexel Holdings USA (Rexel SA)
Graybar Electric Co.
Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
Eriks NV.
List of Distributors in Electrical MRO
Facility MRO
Market Overview & Scope of Facility MRO
Facility MRO by End-user Industry
Other End-user Industries
Company Profiles
Wolseley Limited (Ferguson Plc)
W.W. Grainger, Inc.
The Fastenal Company
MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.
Lawson Products, Inc.
The Home Depot Inc. (Interline Brands Inc.​)
List of Distributors in Electrical MRO
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Asia Pacific
Rest of Asia Pacific
Latin America
Middle East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Manufacturing Sector Under Industrial MRO to Occupy Significant Market Share

  • The adoption of industrial MRO equipment in the manufacturing industry has been impacted due to various driving factors, including the increasing demand to reduce cost, increasing market maturity, cyclical fluctuations in new equipment sales, and the rising need to enhance product quality. With enterprises in the manufacturing sector continuously seeking to achieve large profit margins, they have been looking to maximize return on net assets (RONA).
  • In practice, the downtime involved in the manufacturing process is quite expensive. Enterprises in the manufacturing industry have been looking to invest in MROs to help them achieve consistency in manufacturing and reduce the length of downtime in the manufacturing process. Furthermore, manufacturers have been looking to optimize their processes to reduce their overall energy consumption and adherence to government regulations.
  • Manufacturing activities have witnessed exponential growth, owing to the governments’ initiatives in several regions to introduce various programs, initiatives, and policies that encourage manufacturing activity. For instance, in March 2020, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a Department of Commerce in the United States has opened a funding opportunity for high-impact projects that support the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is expected to be awarded to eligible public-private partnerships that work with private and academic sector manufacturing organizations on research, development, and manufacturing processes.
  • Additionally, predictive maintenance is expected to be the primary focus for the manufacturing industry to adopt cutting-edge technology-based MRO solutions in their facilities, as this helps reduce downtimes, thus helping in reducing costs and increase the ROI of equipment throughout usage. In addition to this, predictive maintenance helps to improve the efficiency of the manufacturing facility.

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Asia-Pacific Expected to Register the Highest Growth

  • Asia - Pacific region is slowly seeing an increase in the adoption of professional services. It is considered to be a major manufacturing hub for spare parts that are supplied to different countries. For instance, India is one of the fastest-growing markets for MRO in the APAC region, owing to the significant growth in manufacturing, industrialization, automation, and digitization.
  • According to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (India), India's annual growth in the manufacturing industry in 2019 accounted for 3.9%, from 2.8% in 2016. With the increasing growth in the manufacturing sector, the requirement for maintenance is growing to keep equipment and process running smoothly, thereby driving the growth of the MRO market in the country.
  • Additionally, The Government of India is planning to make the country a hub for MRO of aircraft to boost the country's current aviation sector, so that the aircraft's maintenance cost will come down, with a ripple effect on the prices of the airfare. In December 2019, France-based Safran Group considered a USD 150-million investment in a new aircraft MRO unit in India to cater to its airline customers.
  • On the other hand, China is significantly investing in Industry 4.0 to take the next leap in manufacturing. According to Accenture, China's IoT investments will increase to USD 196 billion to cumulative GDP in manufacturing industries alone over the next 15 years. According to the GSMA, China will account for a third (4.1 billion) of the world's Industry IoT (IIoT) connections by 2025. Therefore, such investments in the manufacturing sector are expected to fuel the growth of the MRO market in the country
  • Additionally, due to the recent COVID 19 pandemic, the major companies are planning to move their operations outside China to neighboring countries like India and Taiwan. This is expected to drive the growth of the market in the region.

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Competitive Landscape

The global maintenance repair and operations market is moderately fragmented owing to the presence of several MRO solution providers globally. The vendors are viewing collaboration and innovation as a path towards gaining maximum market share. They invest in R & D to utilize it towards product improvisation and the introduction of new products and expand their reach globally.

  • June 2020 - WESCO International Inc. announced the completion of its merger with Anixter International Inc., creating a premier, industry-leading global B2B distribution and supply chain solutions company. Upon completion of the merger, Anixter became a wholly-owned subsidiary of WESCO International. Anixter's shares ceased trading before the market open on June 22, 2020, and each share of Anixter common stock has been converted in the merger into the right to receive USD 72.82 in cash.
  • July 2020 - Sonepar PA announced the launch of Sonepar Brand In Thailand. The creation of this new brand is an opportunity to further unite corporate cultures around shared values and service principles. Together, it better serves current and new customers across Thailand and internationally more effectively and efficiently.
  • August 2020 - Motion Industries, Inc acquired two company's i.e., TRC Hydraulics, a Canadian-based supplier of hydraulic products and services, and F&L Industrial Solutions, Inc., a distributor of T-slotted aluminum extrusion components. The acquisition of TRC Hydraulics, which grows the business and the second acquisition of F&L Industrial Solutions, Inc., fits the company's analogous visions and business cultures.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Market Drivers

      1. 4.4.1 Growing Demand for Efficiency in Supply Chain

      2. 4.4.2 Increasing Focus on Industry 4.0, Leading to More Manufacturing Facilities

    5. 4.5 Market Challenges

      1. 4.5.1 Spread of COVID-19 to Affect the Supply Chain


    1. 5.1 MRO Type

      1. 5.1.1 Industrial MRO

        1. Market Overview & Scope of Industrial MRO

        2. Industrial MRO by End-user Industry

          1. Manufacturing

          2. Construction

          3. Other End-user Industries

        3. Company Profiles

          1. Wurth Group GmbH

          2. Airgas, Inc. (Air Liquide S.A.)

          3. Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc.

          4. Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation

          5. Rubix Limited (IPH-Brammer Group)

          6. Motion Industries, Inc.(Genuine Parts Company)

        4. *List Not Exhaustive
        5. List of Distributors in Industrial MRO

      2. 5.1.2 Electrical MRO

        1. Market Overview & Scope of Electrical MRO

        2. Electrical MRO by End-user Industry

          1. Manufacturing

          2. Construction

          3. Other End-user Industries

        3. Company Profiles

          1. WESCO International, Inc.

          2. Sonepar SA

          3. Rexel Holdings USA (Rexel SA)

          4. Graybar Electric Co.

          5. Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.

          6. Eriks NV.

        4. *List Not Exhaustive
        5. List of Distributors in Electrical MRO

      3. 5.1.3 Facility MRO

        1. Market Overview & Scope of Facility MRO

        2. Facility MRO by End-user Industry

          1. Manufacturing

          2. Construction

          3. Other End-user Industries

        3. Company Profiles

          1. Wolseley Limited (Ferguson Plc)

          2. W.W. Grainger, Inc.

          3. The Fastenal Company

          4. MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc.

          5. Lawson Products, Inc.

          6. The Home Depot Inc. (Interline Brands Inc.​)

        4. *List Not Exhaustive
        5. List of Distributors in Electrical MRO

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. Rest of Asia Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Latin America

      5. 5.2.5 Middle East and Africa



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Frequently Asked Questions

The Global MRO Industry market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Global MRO Industry is growing at a CAGR of 2.2% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2020.

  • Airgas, Inc. (Air Liquide S.A.)
  • WESCO International, Inc.
  • Sonepar SA
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • Interline Brands, Inc.

Are the major companies operating in Global MRO Industry.

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