Car Body Shops in the US: Market Research Report

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Car Body Shops Market Research Report | NAICS 81112 | May 2014

Changing gears: The economic recovery signals growing demand for paint and dent repairs

IBISWorld’s Car Body Shops market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Car Body Shops industry have been driving on a bumpy road over the past five years. The recession has had lingering effects on the industry, with consumers holding off on essential repairs and pulling back on discretionary services like paint jobs. Over the five years to 2019, the industry is expected to grow in line with a strengthening economy; however, consumers will prefer to buy new cars rather than have their older cars repaired, threatening demand for industry services. Furthermore, manufacturers are introducing safety technologies into new cars, which will reduce collisions, something that this industry depends on for work... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Car Body Shops industry has a low level of capital intensity, which is largely due to the large amount of labor required to perform most of the industry's services. The industry spends about $0.04 on capital for every dollar spent on wages. Independent operators and nonemployer firms have limited financial resources to invest in large-scale machinery and many labor functions activities cannot simply be replaced with investments in machinery.

Examples of equipment used in this industry include pick hammers (to fix small dents), hot-air welding guns, metal-cutting guns and painting tools. While the industry is increasingly requiring more technologically advanced repair machinery and tools, an equally high-end labor force is required to operate those tools... purchase to read more


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What is the Car Body Shops Industry?

This industry provides repair and customization work to the interior and body of passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. Some industry operators specialize in specific auto repairs; for example, paint shops specialize in post-collision paint jobs, while automotive glass shops replace, repair and tint windows. Restoration shops, which typically represent a niche market, restore classic and antique cars.

Industry Products
Major body repairPainting servicesGlass replacement and repairUpholstery and interior repairMerchandise salesBody conversionsOther services
Industry Activities
Automotive bodyworkAutomotive paintingAutomotive upholstery shop operationAutomotive interior repairAntique and classic automotive restorationTruck trailer body shop operationTruck trailer paint and body repair Van conversionAutomotive glass shop operationAutomotive glass tinting

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