Treated well: The industry will benefit from downstream industries recording growth

Over the five years to 2018, revenue for the Metal Plating and Treating industry has risen slightly despite uneven demand conditions from the industry's key end markets. Steel prices, which fell significantly both prior-to and early-during the five-year period, resulted in mixed demand from key downstream customers. While high downstream demand from the Steel Framing industry buoyed revenue for some industry operators, declines in demand from the Steel Rolling and Drawing industry resulted in declining revenue. Furthermore, input volatility pressured industry revenue for the rest of the period. However, revenue increased overall during the period. Additionally, industrial production is forecast to continue expanding, which will stimulate demand for industry services...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$30bn
Annual Growth 13-18
0.4%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
130,967
Businesses
5,961
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Lower zinc prices are expected to decrease purchase costs, benefiting operators in the industry
  • Industry operators also experience increased competition from international metal plating
  • Strong growth in nonresidential construction is also anticipated to boost demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Metal Plating and Treating industry has a low-to-medium level of capital intensity. Capital expenditure reflects maintenance of existing machinery and the purchase of new manufacturing machinery, equipment and facilities. Industry operators invest in new machinery, equipment and facilities to improve product quality, increase manufacturing efficiency, lower production costs and meet regulations. This industry in particular requires heavy investment in production facilities and equipment, resulting in considerable capital costs. In general, larger companies are more capital-intensive, while smaller operators rely more on labor. Over the five years to 2018, due to investments in automation technology in the previous periods, capital intensity has remained stable. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Metal Plating & Treating Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Metal Plating & Treating Industry are

  • Availability of resources
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Metal Plating & Treating industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Metal Plating & Treating Industry?

    This industry includes companies that perform work on metals or metal products. They treat metals (e.g. by applying a coating or engraving), altering not only their surface and appearance, but also their physical and chemical properties. Operators in this industry typically provide services to metal or metal-product manufacturers.

    Industry Products
  • Metal coating, engraving and allied services
  • Electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing and coloring services
  • Metal heat-treating services
  • Industry Activities
  • Heat treating metals and metal products
  • Enameling, lacquering, and varnishing metals and metal products
  • Hot dip galvanizing metals and metal products
  • Engraving, chasing and etching metals and metal products
  • Powder coating metals and metal products
  • Electroplating, plating, anodizing, coloring and finishing metals and metal products
  • Providing other metal surfacing services for trade
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • World price of zinc
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • Commodity price volatility
  • Outsourcing offers mixed results
  • Composition of the industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Manufacturing markets spur growth
  • Input prices to remain volatile
  • Table: Metal Plating & Treating Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Plating & Treating Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Steel Framing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Abrasive & Sandpaper Manufacturing
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Nonferrous Metal Foundry Products Manufacturing
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Metal coating, engraving and allied services
  • Electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing and coloring services
  • Metal heat-treating services
  • Chart: Metal Plating & Treating Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Steel product manufacturers and Steel framing companies
  • Other markets
  • Metal stamping and forging companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Plating & Treating Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Plating & Treating

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Metal Plating & Treating Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Plating & Treating Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Metal Plating & Treating Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of steel (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Annealing
  • Hardening metal or glass by heat treatment.
  • Brazing
  • A method of joining metals by using heat and a filler.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
  • A government agency designed to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment.
  • Galvanization
  • The process of applying a zinc coating to steel or iron to prevent rusting.
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (Oem)
  • A company that manufactures products or components that are purchased by a company and retailed under the purchasing company's brand name.
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