Metal Coating, Engraving & Heat Treating Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 5/17/2021
SIC Codes: 3398, 3399, 3471, 3479
NAICS Codes: 3328
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Excerpt from Metal Coating, Engraving & Heat Treating Industry Profile

Companies in this industry engage mainly in one or more of the following metal treating activities: heat treating; hot dip galvanizing; enameling, lacquering, and varnishing; powder coating and electroplating; and etching. Major companies include AZZ, Precoat Metals (a division of Sequa), Pro-Tec, and Valmont Coatings (all based in the US), along with Bodycote (UK), and DOWA Thermotech (Japan).

The global metal coating, engraving, and heat treating industry is highly fragmented and is not dominated by any major companies. Countries with high concentrations of metal coating, engraving, and heat treating firms include China, France, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US.

The US metal coating, engraving, and heat treating industry includes about 5,500 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $25.5 billion.


Demand depends on the level of manufacturing production and construction activity. The profitability of individual companies is linked to manufacturing process efficiencies. Most companies are small and compete by focusing on a specialty customer niche within a local or regional area. The US industry is fragmented: the largest 50 companies generate about 40% of revenue.

Competition comes from metal manufacturers and fabricators that have in-house capability.


Major services are metal surface finishing treatments including engraving, galvanizing, and coating; electroplating, plating, anodizing, and coloring; and heat treating.

Surface finishing protects a metal product from corrosion, improves resistance and functional properties. For example, electroplating involves coating ...

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