Until the global recession began to take effect on the Australian economy, the Metal Coating and Finishing industry had been polishing up well. The industry was in the midst of a strong growth phase, benefiting from strong downstream demand and high commodity prices. Although the economic downturn of 2008-09 has shaken the global economy significantly, the overall industry experienced minimal disruption and continued growing, although at a more subdued rate. The Australian Government provided significant demand-stimulating assistance to the industry's downstream buyers and this propped up revenue for the industry.
Operators in this industry provide metal finishing services. Industry operators are able to engrave, polish, heat treat, plate, galvanise, anodise, colour and coat metal or metal products supplied to them by clients. Industry activities do not include the galvanising or tinning of steel sheet or strip.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.