US builders’ hardware demand will rise to $11 billion in 2012, driven by a recovery in housing. Locks and other safety devices will remain the largest segment and grow the fastest, especially electromechanical types. Furniture will continue as the largest application while safety and protection products and cabinets lead gains.
This study analyzes the US builders’ hardware industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1997, 2002 and 2007, and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by material (e.g., steel, brass), product (e.g., locks, pulls, hinges, brackets, postal and safe deposit boxes), application (e.g., furniture, safety devices, doors, cabinets, windows), market (e.g., residential, nonresidential, nonbuilding) and US geographic region.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including ASSA ABLOY, Black & Decker and Stanley Works.