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Gear Manufacturers

SIC 3566 | NAICS 333612

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Gear & Speed Changer Manufacturing  (view report)
Engine, Turbine & Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing  (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 trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Media Solutions, Inc.
Gear Solutions

Monthly magazine serves as a leading source of news, information, and technical knowledge for the gear manufacturing industry, with a primary focus on products, materials, technologies, applications, and processes used in manufacturing gears of all types and sizes. Digital edition can be viewed free online, with free print or digital subscriptions available for residents of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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 gear manufacturers, with topics covered in each issue including industry news, technical issues, product reviews, and trade events, and special reports including the annual "State of the Gear Industry Survey" (Jan./Feb. issue) which offers a look at current conditions and expectations for the coming year. Digital editions can be viewed free online.

State of the Gear Industry Survey
Annual reader survey features a look at current business conditions and expectations for the coming year, with topics covered by the survey including the change over the last 12 months and anticipated change in the next 12 months for sales volume, production output in unit volume, employment levels, and capital spending. Survey is available free online in the January/February edition of the magazine.

American Gear Manufacturers Association
Reports available from this trade association include:

Gear Market Report
Quarterly report provides information on market conditions and econometric-model demand for gear products from ten user industries, with industries covered by the report including mining, oil, and gas equipment, construction machinery, power transmission equipment, industrial machinery, aerospace equipment, ship and offshore platform, and railroad equipment. Report is available to members only.

Monthly Market Trend Report
Monthly market trend report tracks booking and shipment data from domestic manufacturers for nine product groups (e.g., coarse/fine pitch gearing; worm/speed and concentric gearmotor/motorreducer products; shaft mounted, offset parallel shaft, and right angle speed reducers; mechanical adjustable speed drives and flexible couplings; and high-speed drives). Reports are available to members only.

Freedonia Group
Gears: United States

Freedonia research report analyzes product demand and shipments at the manufacturers' level, with information provided in the report including historical demand and forecasts by product (e.g., vehicle powertrain assemblies, vehicle steering assemblies, speed reducers and changers, gearmotors and all other assemblies, and individual gears) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, machinery, and others).

GIA Research
Gears, Drives, and Speed Changers

Comprehensive study provides an in-depth analysis of the market for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with data provided in the study including historical and forecast revenue by end-user sector (e.g., automotive, industrial, marine, and aerospace) and firms profiled including BorgWarner, Inc., Cone Drive Operations Inc., Marine Gears, Inc., The Horsburgh & Scott Co., and Rexnord Corp.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Gear, Speed Changer, and Industrial High-Speed Drive Manufacturing  Search for "333612" to see reports for specific products

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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

American Gear Manufacturers Association
Operating Ratio Report

Annual benchmarking report lets users compare their firm's financial and operating performance with other similar North American firms based on line of business and annual sales volume, with financial performance measures provided in the report including income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios. Individualized financial performance report is available to participating members only.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for persons employed by companies in this sector which includes companies that manufacture gears (e.g., helical, bevel, spur, worm, and rack and pinion), gearmotors and other gear assemblies, speed changers and reducers, high-speed industrial drives, and mechanical power transmission equipment.

PayScale, Inc.
Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, manufacturing engineer, mechanical engineer, engineering technician, CNC operator, machinist, and welder, with employers for which data is provided including General Electric Company, Siemens AG, Solar Turbines Inc., Regal-Beloit Corporation, and Rexnord Industries, LLC.

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