Fasteners are devices which are used to mechanically join two or more components, devices or surfaces together. The commonly used fasteners include nails, screws, nut, bolts, clips, rivets, pins and washers. The basic requirements for fasteners are that they must be strong enough to handle loads and pressure, must be cost effective, easy to use, resistive to corrosion and aesthetic. They find application across a wide range of sectors such as automobiles, construction, electronics, machineries, industries and other everyday applications. Increasing demand for automobiles particularly in countries such as China, Brazil and India is an important factor which is expected to contribute to the growth of the fasteners’ market over the forecast period. However, introduction and implementation of high anti-dumping duties by European Union is expected to hamper the global demand for fasteners. Development of tailor-made fasteners to suit rapidly growing niche application sectors such as railroad and solar equipment is expected to open new opportunities for the growth of the market in the near future.
Externally threaded fastener was the largest product segment of industrial fasteners accounting for 45% of the market in 2011. These fasteners are used in a variety of applications including construction, automotives, durable goods, industrial and domestic machines and other OEM segments. This product segment is expected to be the fastest growing segment on account of rising demand for durable goods. Other factors such as increasing construction activities and industrialization are expected to drive the demand for externally threaded fasteners. The consumption for standard fasteners accounted for over 30% of the market in 2011.
Usage of industrial fasteners in other OEMs was the largest application segment of the market accounting for over 30% in 2011. However, the demand for fasteners from construction sector is expected to be highest on account of rising construction activities in Asia Pacific. Renovation and restructuring activities in matured markets of North America and Europe are expected to contribute significantly to the demand for fasteners in construction. Demand for fasteners from automotive OEM is expected to be higher than average on account of increasing demand for automobiles in countries such as China and India due to growing disposable income of consumers in this region. In addition, replacement activities are highly prevalent in North America and Europe. These factors are expected to drive the global demand for industrial fasteners in their use in automotive OEM over the forecast period. Maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) was the third largest application segment for industrial fasteners. However, this segment is expected to show the slowest growth on account of rising consumer preference towards replacement of goods.
Asia Pacific accounted for the largest demand for industrial fasteners followed by the demand in Western Europe. Asia Pacific accounted for 40% of the total market in 2011. Rapid industrialization which led to improved economic conditions has led to rising construction activities for residential and non-residential buildings. In addition, industrialization has led to a growth of machinery OEM market in this region. Furthermore, favorable economic conditions have led to rising disposable income of consumers, thus, driving the demand for durable goods. These factors are expected to boost the demand for fasteners in this region over the next six years. Changing economic conditions of countries present in rest of the world such as Brazil is expected to drive the demand for fasteners over the near future. Moreover, increasing construction activities in Middle East and Africa are expected to further fuel the demand for fasteners.
The industrial fasteners market is highly fragmented in nature with top five companies accounting for less than 15% of the total market share in 2011. Some of the key players present in the market include Alcoa Incorporated, Illinois Tool Works Incorporated, LISI Group, NIFCO and Precision Castparts Corporation. Other prominent players include Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker and ITW.
The global industrial fasteners market is gaining momentum on the account of the rise in construction and maintenance activities across the globe. Increase in the demand for automobiles, specifically in emerging economies such as Brazil, China, and India is a significant factor contributing towards the growth of the global industrial fasteners market. The research report provides a complete picture of the global industrial fasteners market, analyzing all the crucial market dynamics such as key drivers, major challenges, and growth opportunities for this industry.
The market predictions coupled with other statistical data will assist existing players and new entrants into the global industrial fasteners market in analyzing the viability of this industry. Embedded with detailed primary and secondary research, this research report on the global market for industrial fasteners is crucial for enterprises operating in this industry.
Overview of the global industrial fasteners market
The global market for industrial fasteners is quite mature. In 2011, this market had reached a value of US$65.50 billion. By 2018, the market is expected to develop at a moderate pace and reach a net worth of US$94.65 billion, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% during the period 2012 to 2018. Growth in the end-use segments of industrial fasteners, such as the automotive sector, will further fuel the industrial fasteners market.
Moreover, the increased demand from infrastructure development, construction, and maintenance sectors will likely prove to be favorable for the industrial fasteners market. The construction application segment of the global industrial fasteners market is expected to expand at a 9% CAGR during the period of 2012 to 2018. On the other hand, high anti-dumping duties enforced by the European Union are expected to suppress the market for industrial fasteners.
Asia Pacific held the highest demand for industrial fasteners and occupied 40% of the overall industrial fasteners market in 2011. The demand from the European industrial fastener market followed the Asia Pacific market. By 2018, the market for industrial fasteners in Asia Pacific will occupy around 45% of the total market share. This can be credited to the rapid industrialization and booming automobile and construction industries in this region.
The externally threaded industrial fasteners generated revenue of more than US$25 billion for the overall industrial fasteners market in 2011. This market is likely to exhibit the fastest growth rate among the various product types in the market, owing to increased industrialization in emerging economies. The development of customized fasteners to suit the swiftly growing niche application segments such as railroad and solar equipment will present new opportunities to market players.
Market participants mentioned in the research report
The global industrial fasteners market is highly fragmented in nature, wherein the top five companies, namely Illinois Tool Works Incorporated, Alcoa Incorporated, LISI Group, and Precision Castparts Corporation, and NIFCO, collectively accounted for less than 15% share of the total market in 2011. Other prominent players in the industrial fasteners market are: Stanley Black & Decker, Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation, and ITW.
According to the product types, the industrial fasteners market is segmented into:
- Externally threaded
- Aerospace grade
By application, the market for industrial fasteners is divided as:
- Automotive OEM
- Machinery OEM
- Other OEM
Major geographies analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Rest of the World
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
Key highlights of this report
- Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
- Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
- Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
- An analysis of strategies of major competitors
- An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
- Detailed analyses of industry trends
- A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
- Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments