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Hardware Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Hardware Manufacturing in the US

The Hardware Manufacturing industry is struggling, yet fighting, as it faces various problems, most stemming from international competition. Revenue fell every year from 2003 to 2010, but this trend has since reversed. The rapidly rising tide of low-cost imports continues to erode industry revenue and reinforce a focus on price-based competition. The level of price-based competition prevents domestic manufacturers from implementing price increases despite rising production costs. Furthermore, many companies are moving operations to countries where operating costs are lower, allowing them to earn better profit margins. The industry will continue to experience growth over the next five years. IBISWorld anticipates that industry revenue will increase over the next five years.

This industry manufactures various forms of metal hardware. Items produced include metal hinges, metal handles, keys and locks, excluding time locks and coin-operated locks.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Value of residential construction
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Stanley Black & Decker - financial performance
    • Table Assa Abloy AB (industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Assa Abloy AB (Americas segment) - financial performance
    • Table Allegion PLC (industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Allegion PLC - financial performance
    • Table Fortune Brands Home & Security (industry-relevant segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Fortune Brands Home & Security - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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