When you mention industrials, you think of construction, mining (iron ore to produce iron and steel), and manufacturing (cars, heavy equipment, computers, electronics, etc.) industries which are the backbone of commerce in any society.
The industrial sector has an important role to play in countries such as Indonesia, Taiwan, Republic of Korea, and China. The industrial production index growth rate YoY has an average rate of 3.3% in the US.
The 13 Types of Industrials Companies
1. Aerospace Companies like Airbus, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin
An example can be Boeing, which produces commercial and military aircraft, weapons systems, strategic defense and intelligence systems, and related products and services. The Defense, Space, and Security unit has overtaken Commercial Airplanes as Boeing’s largest revenue source. The U.S. government is one of Boeing’s largest customers.
2. Automobile Companies like Volkswagen Group, Toyota Motor & Daimler
The automotive industry comprises a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, and selling of motor vehicles. It is one of the world’s largest industries by revenue (from 16 % such as in France up to 40 % to countries like Slovakia).
An example can be Volkswagen AG, which develops vehicles and components for the Group’s brands, but also produces and sells vehicles, in particular, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles for the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands.
3. Bottling Companies like PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch InBev & Coca-Cola
A bottler is a company that mixes drink ingredients and fills up cans and bottles with the drink. The bottler then distributes the final product to the wholesale sellers in a geographic area.
An example can be AB InBev, their business model is to control the beer market, vertically integrating as much as possible, while maintaining operations around the world to serve as many people as possible, as efficiently as possible. They are the world’s largest beer brewer by both volume and revenue, operating more than 600 beer brands in 150 countries. The original InBev global brands are Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois. Its international brands are Beck’s, Hoegaarden and Leffe. The rest are categorized as local brands.
4. Construction Companies like ACS Actividades de Construcción y Servicios S.A, Hochtief Aktiengesellschaft & VINCI
An example can be Vinci SA, which is a France-based company involved in construction and engineering. It designs, builds, finances, and manages facilities such as transport systems, public and private buildings, urban developments, and water, energy, and communication networks.
5. Defence Companies like Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation & The Boeing Company
6. Energy storage & batteries Companies like NextEra Energy, Toshiba, and Tesla
An example can be NextEra Energy, which owns Florida Power & Light Company, which is America’s largest electric utility that sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to more than 5.7 million customer accounts, supporting more than 12 million residents across Florida.
7. Environmental services Companies like Schneider Electric, Advanced Disposal, and Orsted
An example can be Waste Management (Advanced Disposal), which generates revenue through the provision of various waste management and disposal services and recycling solutions to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal clients. The Company derives its revenue in the form of various fees associated with its service offerings.
8. Heating, cooling & ventilation equipment, and services like Panasonic, Hitachi & Whirlpool
Companies engaged in the manufacture, distribution and supply of heating, ventilation and air conditioner products.
9. Industrial machinery Companies like Caterpillar, Inc, Deere & Co. & CNH Industrial NV
Industrial machinery mechanics—often called machinery maintenance mechanics, maintenance machinists, or industrial machinery repairers—inspect, maintain, repair, and adjust industrial production and processing machinery and equipment to ensure its proper operation in various industries.Including metalworking, boring, drilling, cutting, bending and forming machines.
An example can be Caterpillar, which is a Dow 30 component, specializing in industrial machines and work vehicles. The company also makes money through its branded licensing of its logo and distinctive yellow color, and by renting equipment in addition to sales.
10. Logistics & distribution Companies like Grainger, Wesco, and UPS
An example can be UPS, its services are used by retail customers and businesses to deliver packages. It covers 220 countries. While UPS’s primary business is the delivery of packages and documents worldwide, UPS service portfolio also includes global supply chain services and truckload transportation.
11. Packaging Companies like International Paper Company, WestRock & Tetra Laval
An example can be International Paper, which has a mass market business model, with no significant differentiation between customer groups. The company targets its offerings at anyone who wants paper/packaging products.
12. Rail transport Companies like Deutsche Bahn, SNCF & JSC Russian Railways
These are companies engaged in the provision of railway transportation services for goods and commodities.
13. Ship building & repair Companies like A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, Mediterranean Shipping Company & COSCO – China Ocean Shipping Company
These are companies engaged in the design, manufacture and repair of marine vessels.