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Metal Coating, Engraving & Heat Treating
SIC Codes: 3398, 3399, 3471, 3479
NAICS Codes: 3328
Last Quarterly Update: 4/22/2019
Companies in this industry engage mainly in one or more of the following metal treating activities: heat treating; hot dip galvanizing; enameling, lacquering, and varnishing; power coating and electroplating; and etching. Major companies include AZZ, Precoat Metals (a division of Sequa), Pro-Tec, and the coatings division of Valmont Industries (all based in the US), along with Bodycote (UK), and the heat treating division of DOWA Holdings (Japan).
The global metal coating, engraving, and heat treating industry is highly fragmented and is not dominated by any major companies. Countries with high concentrations of metal coating, engraving, and heat treating firms include China, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US.
The US metal coating, engraving, and heat treating industry includes about 5,700 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $26 billion.
Competitive Landscape
Demand depends on the level of manufacturing production and construction activity. The profitability of individual companies is linked to manufacturing process efficiencies. Most companies are small and compete by focusing on a specialty customer niche within a local or regional area. The US industry is fragmented: the largest 50 companies generate about 45% of revenue.
Competition comes from metal manufacturers and fabricators that have in-house capability.
Products, Operations & Technology
Major services are metal surface finishing treatments that include engraving, galvanizing, and coating; electroplating, plating, anodizing, and coloring; ... plus:
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