Metal Valve & Pipe Fitting Manufacturing

First Research, Inc.
October 20, 2014
10 Pages - SKU: FRRS5360047
Countries covered: United States

Metal Valve & Pipe Fitting Manufacturing

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry manufacture metal industrial and fluid power valves, hose fittings, and pipe fittings. Major companies include units of integrated process control companies such as Curtiss-Wright, Flowserve, Parker Hannifin, and Pentair (all based in the US), as well as valve manufacturers such as Crane (US), IMI (UK), Kitz (Japan), KSB (Germany), Mueller Water Products (US), and Watts Water (US).

The global industrial valves market is valued at more than $55 billion and is forecast to reach $65 billion by 2017, according to The McIlvaine Company. Top countries for valve production include China, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US.

The US metal valve and pipe fitting manufacturing industry consists of about 1,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $30 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand depends primarily on the level of manufacturing and construction activity. Construction activity in the chemical, petroleum, utilities, water treatment, and housing industries is especially important. Large companies have advantages in efficiency of operations and economies of scale. Offshore subsidiaries are frequently used for low-cost manufacturing. Smaller producers compete by focusing on specialized product offerings and superior customer service. The US industry is concentrated: the largest 50 companies generate about 65 percent of revenue.

Metal valves and pipe fittings compete with other materials, primarily plastics, in the residential market and with high-strength composites, fluorocarbons, and elastomers for high-end uses.

Leading import sources for the US market are China, Mexico, Japan, Germany, and Canada. US manufactured valves...



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