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Windshield Repair & Replacement Shops – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 7536  |  NAICS 811122

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Auto Windshield Repair Services  (view report)
Auto Glass Repair & Replacement Franchises  (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 industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Glass Magazine - Auto

Online "Auto" section of this monthly trade periodical features news and information for the auto glass industry, with content categories in this section including featured articles, industry news, blog entries, product information, upcoming trade events, technical tips and installation instructions for technicians, and image photo galleries. All entries included in the "Auto" content section can be viewed free online.

Key Communications, Inc.
Publicatons available from this organization include:

AGRR Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for owners and managers in the auto glass repair and replacement industry, with topics addressed in the publication including industry news and trends, business advice, installation tips, and tools and equipment, and special features including the annual list of "Top Auto Glass Retailers" (March/April issue). Digital editions are available free online.

GlassBYTEs E-Newsletter
Companion e-newsletter to AGRR Magazine provides daily news and updates on items of interest to owners and managers of auto glass repair and/or replacement companies, with newsletter contents including original stories, stories from other publications, press releases, and newscasts. All content is available online, with subscription to GlassBYTEs and other newsletters available with registration.

Top Auto Glass Retailers
Annual report published in the March/April issue of AGRR Magazine ranks the top retailers by annual retail sales and also includes information on company location, number of physical locations, number of technicians, number of employees including technicians, year in which the company was founded, and company website address. Report can be viewed free online in the digital issue of the magazine.

Global Market Insights
Automotive Glass

Market research report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for this product sector on a global basis, with data provided including historical and forecast sales in U.S. dollars and square meters by product (e.g., laminated, tempered), application (e.g., windshield, sidelite, and backlite), end use (e.g., OEM, aftermarket), vehicle (e.g., car, light/heavy commercial), and region (e.g., U.S., North America).

Freedonia Group
High-Performance Flat Glass

Comprehensive research study provides a detailed analysis of the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by type (e.g., safety, solar control, hurricane, self cleaning and heads-up display windshield), market (e.g., architectural, vehicular), and market segment (e.g., OEM/aftermarket autos, light trucks, vans, SUVs, and medium/heavy vehicles).

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides 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.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Automotive Glass Replacement Shops  Search for "811122"
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 reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Auto Windshield Repair Services
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of sales for companies that repair and replace windshields, side and rear windows, and glass roof panels for passenger cars, light trucks, vans, SUVs, and medium/heavy commercial vehicles in their shop facilities or on a mobile basis at the customer's home, office, or other location.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Automotive Glass Repair and Replacement

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for job positions in this sector such as store manager, production supervisor, installer/repairer, and technician, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Carlex Glass Company, LLC, Glass America, Inc., Novus Franchising Inc., Safelite Fullfilment Inc. d/b/a Safelite AutoGlass, and TechnaGlass Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Annual employment and wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state and major metropolitan area level for technicians who repair and replace windshields, side windows, roof panels, and rear windows for automobiles, light trucks, SUVs, vans, and medium/heavy commercial vehicles in their shop facilities or on a mobile basis at the customer's home, office, or other location.

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