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Metal Plating & Finishing – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 347  |  NAICS 3328

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Metal Plating & Treating Services  (view report)
Engraving Services  (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.

Gardner Business Media, Inc.
Products Finishing

Monthly trade publication provides news and information for the electroplating and liquid and powder coating industries, with special features including the annual "Finishing Industry Economic Forecast"  (January) and the "Top Shops Benchmarking Surveys" (April/September) which provide operational benchmarks for electroplaters and liquid/powder coaters. Digital editions can be viewed free online.

National Association of Surface Finishing
Economic Impact Report / 2022-executive-summary

Economic impact study provides an overview of the surface finishing industry, with data provided in the executive summary including output by process (e.g., anodizing, electroplating, electropolishing, electroless nickel, phosphating, vapor deposition, chemical passivation, other) and market segment (e.g., automotive, aerospace, hardware, agricultural and construction equipment, oil and gas, other).

GIA Research

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for this manufacturing sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided including historical and forecast sales in U.S. dollars and companies profiled including Allied Finishing Inc., SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts, LLC, Interplex Industries, Inc., Commercial Plating Company, Inc., and Pioneer Metal Finishing Corp.

TMR Research
Inorganic Metal Finishing Market

Market research report analyzes the demand for inorganic finishing processes on a global basis, with markets analyzed by product type (e.g., pretreatment/surface preparation, inorganic finishing process, and consumables and spares), technology (e.g., anodizing, cladding, conversion coating, electroless plating, and electroplating), and end-use (e.g., automotive, electrical/electronic, industrial, and others).

BCC Research
Global Markets and Technologies for Inorganic Metal Finishing Processes

Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the global market for inorganic finishing processes, with technologies addressed in the report including electroplating, electroless plating, vapor deposition, conversion coating, cladding, thermal spray, ceramic coating, and vitreous enameling. Highlights from the report, "Chapter 1 - Introduction" download, and detailed table of contents are available free online.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Metal Coating, Plating, Engraving, and Treating  Search for "3328" 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 Coating, Plating, Engraving, and Treating  Search for "3328" 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 Plating, Treating, and Engraving Services
(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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Metal Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, or Coloring Services

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions in this manufacturing sector such as production manager, chemist, process engineer, chemistry laboratory technician, and plater, with employers for which data is provided including Techmetals Inc., Anoplate Corp., Anomatic Corp., Pioneer Metal Finishing Corp., Danco Anodizing Inc., and Lorin Industries Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Metal Coating, Plating, Engraving, and Heat Treating Services

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and metro area basis for persons employed by companies in this manufacturing sector, with occupations covered by the survey including personnel who setup, operate, or tend machines used to coat, plate, engrave, or heat treat items in order to decorate or protect surfaces or improve functional properties.

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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 347 - Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, Coloring, Coating, and Engraving Services
  NAICS Code 3328 - Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing, Coloring, Coating, and Engraving Services
Types of establishments included in these codes
Electroplating, plating, and polishing services - establishments that provide surface coating services, such as electroplating, electroless plating, and polishing, to improve the appearance, durability, and functionality of metal and plastic parts. These establishments use a variety of techniques and materials to apply coatings and finishes to the surface of the parts, which can range from decorative coatings to protective coatings against corrosion, wear, and friction.
Anodizing services - establishments primarily engaged in providing anodizing services, which involve creating an oxide layer on the surface of metal parts, typically aluminum, to improve their durability, corrosion resistance, and appearance. Anodizing can also be used to add color and texture to the surface of the parts.
Coating services - establishments that provide coating services, such as chemical and physical vapor deposition, to apply a thin layer of material onto the surface of metal and plastic parts. These coatings can improve the properties of the parts, such as hardness, wear resistance, and lubrication, and can also provide protection against corrosion, oxidation, and radiation.
Coloring services - establishments primarily engaged in providing coloring services, such as painting and powder coating, to add color and texture to metal and plastic parts. These establishments use a variety of techniques and materials to apply the color, which can range from liquid paints to dry powders, to the surface of the parts.
Engraving services - establishments that provide engraving services, such as laser and mechanical engraving, using specialized machines and tools that add text, graphics, and patterns, which can be used for branding, identification, and decorative purposes, to the surface of metal, plastic, and other types of parts.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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