Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Structural Metal Product Manufacturing industry has faced several major challenges over the past five years. Demand for a range of industry products from downstream residential, commercial, industrial and institutional building construction markets has been subdued. As a result, industry revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 2.0% over the five years through 2014-15. Structural metal products manufactured by the industry include garage doors, window shutters, metal doors, door and window frames, railings, steel grating, and curtain walls. International trade is low in the industry, as structural metal components are typically very large and expensive to transport over long distances... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The industry is highly fragmented, with many small-scale manufacturers focusing on specific product segments rather than diversifying their manufacturing capacity. These products range from mass-produced consumer goods such as garage doors to custom-designed products such as curtain wall facades. Most products are manufactured from steel, although some non-ferrous metals and alloys are also used.
Garage doors and shutters
Garage doors and shutters are the largest product segment in the industry. Roller shutters are often attached to residential windows for homes that are exposed to direct sunlight and passing traffic. Shutters and security grilles are also sold for installation in warehouses, factories, retail centres, and other commercial and industrial facilities... purchase to read more