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Gear Manufacturers

SIC 3566 | NAICS 333612

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Gear & Speed Changer Manufacturing  (view report)
Engine & Turbine Manufacturing - Speed Changers, Drives, and Gears  (view report)

Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Media Solutions, Inc.
Gear Solutions

Monthly trade magazine serves as a primary source of news, information, and technical knowledge for the gear manufacturing industry, with topics covered in each issue including industry trends for specific areas such as sales, standards, quality control, digitalization, and subcontracting; materials analysis; design process; production processes; and company profiles. Digital editions are available free online.

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Randall Publications, LLC
Publications available from this organization include:

Gear Technology
Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for the gear manufacturing industry, with topics covered in each issue including industry news and events, technical issues, and new products, and special features including the annual "State of the Gear Industry" report and "Annual Industry Survey" published in the November/December issue. Digital editions can be downloaded and viewed online.

State of the Industry Survey
Annual reader survey offers a look at current business conditions and expectations for the year ahead, with topics covered in the survey including change in the last 12 months and expected change in the next 12 months for production output (in unit volume), sales volume, location employment level, and capital spending. Survey is published in November/December edition of Gear Technology magazine.

Publications available from this trade association include:

Gear Market Report
Quarterly report examines current market conditions and provides gearing purchase forecasts for ten end-user sectors, with sectors covered in the report including aerospace, material handling, industrial machinery, construction machinery, power transmission equipment, farm machinery, commercial and service machinery, mining, oil, and gas equipment, ship and offshore platform, and railroad equipment.

The Monthly Market Trend Report
Monthly trend report produced by the Association for Manufacturing Technology provides booking and shipment data for manufacturers of gears and flexible couplings, with product categories covered in the report including coarse and fine pitch gears, speed reducers, gearmotors, high speed units, adjustable speed drives, and flexible couplings. Report access is limited to participating AGMA manufacturers.

Freedonia Group

Comprehensive study analyzes U.S. demand for this product sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by material (e.g., ferrous metal, nonferrous metal, and plastic), product (e.g., vehicle assemblies, motors and other assemblies, speed reducers and changers, and individual gears), and market (e.g., aerospace equipment, motor vehicles, machinery, and marine equipment).

GIA Research
Gears, Drives, and Speed Changers

Comprehensive report provides in-depth analysis of the market for gears, drives, and speed changers in the U.S. and other countries, with information provided including historical and forecast sales in U.S. dollars by end-user sector (e.g., aerospace, automotive, industrial, marine), and companies profiled including BorgWarner, Curtis Machine, Dana Holding Corp., Eaton Corp., and Rockwell Automation.

Global Gear Manufacturing Market

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the global market for gears by product segment (worm, bevel, and spur gears), selected end-user sector (oil and gas, waste management, and electric power industries), and geographic region, and also includes profiles of major manufacturers such as David Brown Gear Systems Ltd., Emerson Electric Co., Haley Marine Gears, Inc., and Rotork, PLC.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Gears & Gear Cutting Manufacturers  Search for "333612"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Operating Ratio Report

Annual operating ratio report allows users to compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other North American gearing manufacturers, with financial data provided in the report including product/customer profiles, income statements, balance sheets, financial ratios, employee productivity ratios, and sales volume and trend analyses. Report is available to participating AGMA members only.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Publications available from this trade association include:

Production Workers Wage and Benefit Survey
Biennial compensation survey conducted by Mackay Research Group provides hourly wage and fringe benefits information for manufacturing production personnel, with topics covered in the survey including beginning and experienced hourly wage rates, paid holidays and vacation, healthcare plans and costs, and retirement income plans. Survey results are available to participating AGMA manufacturers only.

Management and Technical Workers Wage and Benefit Report
Biennial salary survey administered by Mackay Research Group provides compensation and benefits information for management, sales, technical, and administrative personnel, with topics covered in the survey including employee compensation and bonus plans, paid leave policies, healthcare plans and premiums, and retirement plans. Survey results are available to participating AGMA members only.

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