Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 6/7/2021
SIC Codes: 3541, 3542, 3544, 3545
NAICS Codes: 3335
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Excerpt from Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing Industry Profile

Companies in this industry manufacture metalworking machinery, including molds, dies, cutting tools, and machining centers. Major companies include Hardinge, Hurco, and Kennametal (all based in the US), along with Amada and DMG Mori (both located in Japan), Fives (France), Shenyang Machine Tool (China), and TRUMPF (Germany).

Global consumption of machine tools was about $82.1 billion in 2019 which decreased by $13.1 billion or 13.8% from about $92 billion in 2018, according to the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA). Top machine tool producing countries include China, Japan, Germany, Italy, South Korea, and the US. The leading exporters of machine tools are Germany, Japan, Italy, China, and Taiwan.

The US metalworking machinery industry consists of about 6,300 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $32 billion.


Demand is closely linked to US industrial activity. The profitability of individual companies depends on the complexity of their product designs and their manufacturing efficiency. Large companies have the resources to make complex, automated machinery. Small companies can compete successfully by making specialty products, replacement parts, or accessories. The US industry is fragmented: the largest 50 US companies generate about 30% of revenue.

International trade in metalworking machinery is substantial because of the high value of the products, mainly for machining centers and cutting tools. Many US manufacturers have foreign sales operations, and some have foreign manufacturing sources. Imports, largely ...

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