Hardware & Fastener Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry manufacture hardware (including metal hinges, handles, keys, and locks) or fasteners (including metal nuts, bolts, screws, and rivets). Major companies include Illinois Tool Works, MNP Corporation, Precision Castparts, and Simpson Manufacturing (all based in the US), as well as Adolph Würth (Germany), Aoyama Seisakusho (Japan), Chun Yu Works (Taiwan), KPF (South Korea), and Ningbo Jiulong Fasteners Manufacture (China).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by the needs of other industrial companies, and to a lesser extent by consumer spending. The profitability of individual companies depends on technical expertise and efficiency of operations. Large companies have economies of scale in purchasing raw materials. The specialized nature and use of many products allows smaller companies to compete effectively. The hardware segment is concentrated: the top 50 companies account for 80% of segment revenue. The fastener segment is fragmented: the top 50 companies account for 30% of segment revenue.

Products, Operations & Technology

Fasteners account for about 80 percent of industry revenue; hardware accounts for about 20 percent. Specific fastener products include ferrous and nonferrous bolts, nuts, screws, washers, rivets, nails, staples, tacks, cotter and dowel pins, hose clamps, hooks and latches, toggle bolts, and turnbuckles. Major hardware products include metal hinges, handles, and brackets; casters; key blanks; and locks (except coin-operated or time-locks).

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Hardware & Fastener Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Top Hardware & Fastener Manufacturing Companies:
670.677405M | United States
459.648621M | Australia
429.761449M | United States
418.736115M | Japan
408.715M | Japan
362.371968M | Republic Of Korea
352.627291M | Germany
338.186881M | France
315.060951M | Japan
299.999616M | Republic Of Korea
285.637596M | France
280.498289M | United States
275.078125M | France
258.821999M | Germany
258.757612M | United Kingdom
243.803583M | Italy
240.795844M | United States
240.403114M | United States
239.654328M | Republic Of Korea
234.663904M | Japan
234.096141M | Japan

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