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Metal Forging & Stamping – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 3460  |  NAICS 33211 & 336370

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Metal Stamping and Forging  (view report)
Automobile Metal Stamping  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Forging Industry Association
Resources available from this trade association include:

FIA Magazine
Quarterly trade publication features news and information for North American forging manufacturers
and suppliers, with topics covered in each issue including industry news and developments, forging research, govermental update, operations and management, materials, automation, equipment and technology, and maintenance. Current and prior digital editions are available online with registration.

Forging Facts / Where, Why, and How? / Design Engineering Center / where-why-how / design-engineering-center
Introductory sections provide a summary overview of the North American metal forging industry and include information on sales, employment, metals forged, processes, and product applications, with more detailed information on forging processes and how they compare to other forms of processing used to manufacture various types of products included in the "Design Engineering Center" section.

Industry Orders & Shipments
Annual statistical report provides information on sales of forgings produced by independent custom forging plants in the U.S. Canada, and Mexico in current dollar values and tonnage/pounds shipped, with additional breakdowns by major market, type of product (e.g., ferrous/non-ferrous metals, high- temperature metals), and process (e.g., impression/closed die, open die, and seamless rolled ring).

Precision Metalforming Association
Business Conditions Report

Monthly business conditions survey summarizes PMA manufacturing members' expectations for the next three months, with topics covered by the survey including general business conditions, average daily shipping levels, shipment activity, incoming orders, lead times, workforce levels, and timeliness of customer payments. Monthly press releases with a link to the full report can be viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Metal Stampings: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes U.S. metal stampings demand at the manufacturer level, with information provided including historical and forecast demand by product segment (e.g., motor vehicle stampings, job stampings, end products, and spinning products), and manufacturers profiled including Magna International Inc., Martinrea International Inc., and Harvey Vogel Manufacturing Co.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Metal Forging & Stamping Manufacturers  Search for "3321" and "336370" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Metal Forging & Stamping Manufacturers  Search for "3321" and "336370" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Metal Stamping and Forging
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

Forging Industry Association
Forging Industry Profits

Annual financial benchmarking report analyzes profit and loss statements for participating members in aggregate and by primary process segment (e.g., impression die, open die/seamless rolled ring), with participants ranked in quartile groups in relationship to overall aggregate and process segment performance. Report is available to participants only; contact trade association for more information.

Precision Metalforming Association
Financial Analysis Report

Annual financial analysis report provides a detailed analysis of costs, expenses, and profitability for metal forming and fabricating companies, with survey results broken out by level of profitability (e.g., lower quartile, mid-range, and upper quartile), type of manufacturer (e.g., stamping, non-stamping), and end-user market (e.g., automotive, non-automotive). Sample excerpts are available free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Forging Industry Association
Management Compensation / Hourly Wage & Benefit Survey

Annual compensation surveys provide wage and benefits information for management, supervisory, and production personnel, with survey data for management and supervisory job positions reported by company sales class and geographic region and for production job positions by union/non-union affiliation and geographic region. Surveys are available free of charge to participating FIA members.

Precision Metalforming Association
Compensation surveys available from this trade association include:

Executive Compensation Report
Annual compensation survey provides information on salaries, bonuses, other cash payments, and total cash compensation for 11 job positions ranging from CEO to various key middle management positions, with survey results broken out by company size based on sales volume and total number of employees and for owner/family members and non-owners. Sample data is available free online.

Wage & Benefit Report
Annual wage and benefits survey provides compensation data for over 100 hourly and salaried job positions, with survey results available by annual company sales volume, manufacturing role (e.g., contract, OEM manufacturer), manufacturing process (e.g., metal stamping, metal spinning, small lot, fabricating, custom roll forming, and slide forming), union vs. nonunion, and geographic region.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 346 - Metal Forgings And Stampings Manufacturing
  NAICS Codes 33211 amd 336370 - Metal Forging And Stamping Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Forged iron and steel products manufacturing - establishments that produce forged iron and steel products by pressing, hammering, or otherwise shaping heated metal between dies. This process yields products with high strength and durability for various industries, such as automotive, construction, and heavy machinery, that require these features.
Nonferrous metal forging - establishments that forge nonferrous metals, such as aluminum, copper, and titanium, into various shapes and sizes for a wide range of industries. These operations typically involve heating and shaping the metal using specialized equipment and techniques.
Metal powder forging - establishments that create forged components from metal powders using processes such as powder metallurgy and hot isostatic pressing. These operations involve compacting and sintering metal powders to form solid parts with unique properties, such as increased strength and reduced weight.
Precision metal stamping - establishments that specialize in manufacturing high-precision stamped components with tight tolerances and exacting specifications. These operations often use advanced machinery and techniques to ensure accurate, consistent results for industries such as electronics, medical devices, and aerospace.
Custom metal stamping - establishments that offer stamping services on a custom basis for clients along with the ability to create unique designs and patterns on metal surfaces. This often involves using specialized machinery to cut, shape, or emboss these products in order to meet specific customer requirements.
Automotive metal stamping - establishments that are primarily engaged in manufacturing stamped parts and components specifically for the automotive industry. These operations focus on producing components such as body panels, chassis components, and other structural elements for cars, trucks, buses, and other motor vehicles.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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