Global demand for industrial fasteners will grow 4.8 percent annually through 2010. Nonthreaded standard types will grow the fastest based on gains in construction, aircraft and other military equipment spending. Electrical/electronic equipment will be the fastest growing market, followed by industrial machinery.
This study analyzes the $43.4 billion world industrial fastener industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by product (e.g., externally threaded, internally threaded, nonthreaded, application-specific, aerospace-grade), by market (e.g., motor vehicles, electrical and electronic equipment, industrial machinery, fabricated metal products), by world region and for 28 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 major producers including ITW, Textron, Alcoa, Link Solutions for Industry, Nippon Industrial Fastener, Emhart Teknologies, and Precision Castparts.