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CE Pro Brand Analysis 2016

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Based on the numbers revealed by the 2016 CE Pro 100 Brand Analysis, which surveys the highest-revenue integrators' brand choice in a variety of product categories, at the manufacturer level we are definitely seeing the results of industry-wide consolidation as integrators use fewer and fewer vendors. Today's market consolidation is likely the result of several factors, including:

1. The growing impact of "one-stop shop" companies led by the likes of SnapAV, and a handful of other similarminded manufacturers and distributors. Suppliers that used to be siloed in one product category are now diverse. The benefit for integrators is that it offers them buying power with that vendor.

2. Acquisitions becoming prevalent in the industry as companies like Legrand, Nortek and others gobble up leading brands.

 3. Buying groups are continuing to gain influence. This encourages integrators to support a limited number of vendors that are authorized by the buying group.

4. While harder to gauge, the continuing maturation of the market itself could be another factor, with categories such as networking, wireless audio and automation delivering robust and reliable solutions to a hungry marketplace. The maturing of the market could be establishing a natural order in which only the strong survive.

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