Metal Coating, Engraving & Heat Treating Industry Profile

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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 Pro-Tec, and Valmont Coatings (all based in the US), along with Bodycote (UK), and DOWA Thermotech (Japan).

The global coated, engraved, and heat treated metal products market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% to $193.84 billion between 2020 and 2021, according to ReportLinker. The market is forecasted to reach $247.71 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 6% mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact.

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 45% 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 (52% of revenue); electroplating, plating, anodizing, and coloring (28%); and ...

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