Nerves of steel: Demand from beverage manufacturers provides a growth opportunity

IBISWorld’s Sheet Metal Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sheet Metal Product Manufacturing industry produces a range of sheet metal products for numerous downstream customers. Industry firms manufacture products such as ventilation ducts and benchtops, closures for wine and beer bottles, hoppers to store grain and minerals, and kitchen sinks. Manufacturers are typically small in scale and target narrow regional or product markets. The industry has been characterised by strong and increasing competition over the past five years, forcing many smaller enterprises to exit.

The industry has performed poorly over the past five years as manufacturers have struggled to compete against low-cost imports...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry displays a low level of capital intensity. The industry allocates $15.24 on wage payments for the labour input to production for every dollar invested in capital. Capital intensity varies depending on the type of sheet metal products that are manufactured but there is generally a limited degree of production automation and labour input requirements are considerable. Some of the larger and more technically advanced manufacturers make extensive use of expensive metal cutting, routing, bending and stamping machinery, including computer numerically controlled (CNC) equipment.

Segments that benefit from economies of scale tend to have a higher level of capital intensity throughout their operations. Pro..

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Industry Products

What is the Sheet Metal Product Manufacturing Industry?

Industry firms primarily manufacture sheet metal products such as pressed or spun holloware, air ducts and bottle closures. Firms that mainly manufacture metal containers and other structural metal products are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Commercial and industrial building products
Sheet metal closures
Sheet metal bathroom fittings
Industry Activities
Metal bottle closure and crown seal
Sheet metal chute
Sheet metal bathroom fitting
Air conditioning ductwork
Sheet metal duct, funnel and machine guard
Metal eyelet
Pressed or spun metal holloware
Motor vehicle number plate
Sheet metal stovepipe and ventilator

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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