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Metal Plating & Treating in the US: Market Research Report

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Metal Plating & Treating Market Research Report | NAICS 33281 | May 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Metal Plating & Treating market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Growth in downstream industries is expected to continue underpinning industry demand
  • This industry depends on outsourcing from steel and metal product manufacturers
  • Industry operators will face strong competition from international service providers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2017, the Metal Plating and Treating industry has lost some of its luster. In the first half of the five-year period, declining steel prices resulted in mixed demand from key downstream customers. In coming years, there is potential for revenue growth as consumer and business confidence increase. As consumers and businesses become more confident in the health of the economy, they are likely to increase demand for products manufactured by key downstream industries... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Metal Plating and Treating industry is segmented along three service lines: primary services, which include metal coating, engraving and allied services; electroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing and coloring services; and metal heat-treating services.

Companies in the industry inspect metal products for wear, corrosion, erosion, stress and other flaws. Inspection services provided include liquid-dye penetrant, magnafluxing and ultrasonic testing. As machining, engineering and metal treatment processes are interlinked, most businesses have machining and engineering capabilities. This enables manufacturers to design and produce goods to customers' product and service specifications, allowing most operators to handle jobs on a customized basis.

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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... purchase to read more


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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 servicesElectroplating, plating, polishing, anodizing and coloring servicesMetal heat-treating services
    Industry Activities
    Heat treating metals and metal productsEnameling, lacquering, and varnishing metals and metal productsHot dip galvanizing metals and metal products Engraving, chasing and etching metals and metal productsPowder coating metals and metal productsElectroplating, plating, anodizing, coloring and finishing metals and metal productsProviding other metal surfacing services for trade

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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
  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation
  • Other 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Metal Plating & Treating Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of steel (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Metal Plating & Treating market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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