Recovery for key customers will support lock manufacturers, but revenue will keep falling
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
The Door Lock and Lockset Manufacturing industry has faced adverse conditions, largely stemming from greater international competition, offshoring and downturns in its key demand sectors. Over the past decade, industry revenue has fallen nearly consistently as companies continue to offshore production, a trend that has resulted in the industry having a shrinking footprint on the US economy. The Door Lock and Lockset Manufacturing industry derives the majority of its demand from the construction, home improvement, automotive and office furniture markets, all of which contracted significantly during the recession. As a result, demand for industry products dropped sharply, particularly during 2009. In the five years to 2012, industry revenue decreased at an average annual rate of 4.8% to an estimated $3.7 billion. Following the significant contraction during the recession, however, the Door Lock and Lockset Manufacturing industry benefited from a postrecessionary recovery in the automotive sector and slow improvement in the construction market. As a result, industry revenue turned the corner in 2010 and is expected to post 3.0% gains during 2012.
There are currently an estimated 116 companies that manufacture locks domestically. Over the past five years, the number of industry manufacturing facilities declined as companies continued to move production abroad to take advantage of lower production costs. The Door Lock and Lockset Manufacturing industry has a moderate level of concentration. The top players are ASSA ABLOY AB, Stanley Black & Decker Inc., Ingersoll Rand and Fortune Brands Home & Security. Over the five years to 2012, concentration has increased as many firms exited the industry or have been acquired by larger players. Over the past five years, the number of industry firms has declined at an estimated average annual rate of 3.4% to 116. There have also been several acquisitions over the same period. For example, in 2011, major player Stanley Black & Decker acquired Niscayah, one of the largest access-control and surveillance solutions providers in Europe.
Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is projected to decline. The industry will, however, benefit from a temporary recovery through 2014 as demand in the construction and automotive markets continues to ramp up. Continued recovery in these key downstream markets will generate greater demand for the industry's locks. However, after the postrecessionary boost, heightened competition from inexpensive imports and continued relocation abroad will overwhelm this short-term growth, leading to continued revenue contraction. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Door Lock and Lockset Manufacturing in the US industry report page.
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This industry manufactures door locks and locksets. A door lock is a lock on an exterior door. Lockets are complete locking systems, which include knobs, plates and a locking mechanism.
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