Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia - Market Research Report

Metal Coating and Finishing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -38.2%

Firms in the Metal Coating and Finishing industry treat a range of metal products to improve their durability, protect them against corrosion or improve their aesthetics. Most industry companies supply services to downstream industrial and construction markets, including metal product manufacturers, and defence, mining and utility operators. Furthermore, the industry provides services to many building and infrastructure construction markets, particularly for high-rise apartments and townhouses, and industrial buildings. A significant contraction in demand for industry services from heavy and civil engineering construction markets and the Mining division have negatively affected the industry over the past five years. In addition, the industry has fac...
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Metal Coating and Finishing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Metal Coating and Finishing industry is forecast to return to growth over the next five years, supported by improving demand conditions in downstream industries. Demand from the heavy and civil engineering construction, and fabricated metal product manufacturing markets is anticipated to increase over the period, driving demand for industry services. The world price of zinc is projected to decline over the period, lowering industry input costs and therefore reducing profitability pressures, particularly for the industry's smaller operators. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. An increase in heavy and civil engineering construction activity,...
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Metal Coating and Finishing industry statistics

  • business Number of Businesses: 1,622
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 9,079

Biggest companies in the Metal Coating and Finishing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia industry include PPG Industries Australia Pty Ltd.

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What is Metal Coating and Finishing industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry are mainly engaged in engraving, polishing, heat-treating, plating, galvanising, anodising, colouring, plastic dipping, ceramic coating and finishing metals or metal products that customers supply. Firms that galvanise steel sheets or strips are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Galvanising
  • Electroplating, anodising and colouring
  • Electroless plating
  • Heat-treating
  • Engraving and polishing

Industry Activities

  • Anodising
  • Brass finishing and plating
  • Cadmium, chromium, copper, gold, nickel and silver plating
  • Metal enamelling and engraving
  • Metal galvanising
  • Metal heat-treating
  • Metal polishing and finishing
  • Metal plastic and powder coating
  • Manufactured metal painting
  • Vitreous enamelling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry are mainly engaged in engraving, polishing, heat-treating, plating, galvanising, anodising, colouring, plastic dipping, ceramic coating and finishing metals or metal products that customers supply. Firms that galvanise steel sheets or strips are excluded from the industry.

Main Activities

  • Anodising
  • Brass finishing and plating
  • Cadmium, chromium, copper, gold, nickel and silver plating
  • Metal enamelling and engraving
  • Metal galvanising
  • Metal heat-treating
  • Metal polishing and finishing
  • Metal plastic and powder coating
  • Manufactured metal painting
  • Vitreous enamelling

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Industry players derive a substantial share of revenue from coating and finishing metal products used by heavy and civil engineering construction firms. E...
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Demand from heavy and civil engineering construction
World price of zinc
Demand from building construction
Demand from fabricated metal product manufacturing

Current Performance

Downstream markets
Zinc prices
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Downstream demand
 Table: Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Nut, Bolt, Screw and Rivet Manufacturing in Australia
Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories Manufacturing in Australia
Mining and Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing in Australia
Metal Drum, Can and Bin Manufacturing in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Copper, Silver, Lead and Zinc Smelting and Refining in Australia
Paint and Coatings Manufacturing in Australia




Products & Services

The Metal Coating and Finishing industry primarily engages in coating, heat-treating, engraving and galvanizing finished metal products. Industry operator...
Manufacturing industries
Defence and safety industries
Gas and water supply industries
Mining industries
Other markets

Demand Determinants

Demand for metal coating and finishing services is principally driven by trends in markets that fabricate metal products or use metal components and input...
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Major Markets

Manufacturing industries
Defence and safety industries
Gas and water supply industries
Mining industries
Other markets


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Metal Coating and Finishing industry displays a low level of market share concentration. The industry has only one major player, and its largest four ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

PPG Industries Australia Pty Ltd is a foreign-owned private company that manufactures, imports and sells coatings, resins, chemicals and glass. The compan...
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PPG Industries

 Table: PPG Industries - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Metal Coating and Finishing industry displays low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, industry firms will spend an estimated $0.08 on ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Metal Coating and Finishing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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