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US Industrial Fastener Market

  • May 2016
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  • Freedonia
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  • 261 pages

Study coverage

Industrial Fasteners analyzes the US industrial fastener market. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010, 2015) plus forecasts (2020, 2025) by product (standard, aerospacegrade) and market (OEM, MRO, construction). The study also considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles US industry players.

The US market for industrial fasteners is expected to return to more sustainable growth levels through 2020, following a surge in demand experienced during the recovery-fueled 2010-2015 period. The performance of this industry has always been strongly impacted by trends in its largest end-user market, automotive manufacturing. As motor vehicle output moderates, so too will associated fastener demand. The fastest growth in fastener sales will be found in the construction market, as construction activity -- both residential and nonresidential -- continues to advance at solid rates through 2020.

Aerospace-grade fasteners utilize high value materials

According to Industrial Fasteners, a study from The Freedonia Group, demand for aerospace-grade fasteners is expected to outpace growth in standard fastener sales, supported by relatively strong conditions in aerospace manufacturing, as well as by the increasing use of higher value aerospacegrade fasteners, particularly those made of titanium. In January 2016, Berkshire Hathaway completed its largest acquisition to date, the purchase of leading aerospacegrade fastener manufacturer Precision Castparts. Berkshire is banking on continued growth in aerospace manufacturing (both in the US and abroad), as well as on the high barriers to entry in the technologically advanced aerospace-grade fastener market.

Standard fasteners fight maturity

Freedonia Group projects that sales of standard industrial fasteners will register gains through 2020, but at more subdued rates than those seen during the 2010-2015 period. Essentially, growth is forecast to return to a sustainable rate for this relatively mature market where many of the products are considered commodity type. Production gains in the motor vehicle market will slow considerably from the output growth posted during the 2010-2015 period, dampening associated fastener sales. In addition, machinery shipments are expected to moderate through 2020, leading to slower growth in associated fastener sales. Above average gains are forecast for standard fasteners utilized in both aerospace applications and fabricated metal products. Competition from foreign producers is intense for most standard fasteners, continuing to hold back value gains.

MRO segment maintains position

Growth in the maintenance/repair/operations (MRO) segment for industrial fasteners is expected to be in line with the much larger original equipment manufacturing (OEM) segment. MRO fastener suppliers will benefit from continued growth in service revenues and industrial output, as well as from rebounding levels of government expenditures. On the other hand, MRO sales will continue to be restrained by fastener-containing equipment being increasingly designed to be replaced, rather than repaired.

Table Of Contents

US Industrial Fastener Market



Economic Environment

Cyclical Trends

Long-Term Trends

Market Dynamics




Pricing Patterns

Fastener Materials




Basic Fastener Technology

New Technologies

Competitive Joining Technologies

Legal and Regulatory Environment

International Environment

World Supply and Demand

US Foreign Trade





Standard Fasteners

Externally Threaded

Standard Screws

Standard Bolts


Internally Threaded

Conventional Nuts







Leading Producers

Aerospace-Grade Fasteners

Externally Threaded

Internally Threaded


Leading Producers



Original Equipment Manufacturing

Motor Vehicles

Industry Outlook

Fastener Market


Industry Outlook

Fastener Market


Industry Outlook

Fastener Market

Fabricated Metal Products

Industry Outlook

Fastener Market

Electrical and Electronic Products

Industry Outlook

Fastener Market

Furniture and Wood Products

Industry Outlook

Fastener Market

Other OEM Applications



Sector Outlook

Fastener Market


Sector Outlook

Fastener Market

Public/Institutional Sector

Sector Outlook

Fastener Market




Industry Composition

Market Share

Product Development and Manufacturing

Marketing and Distribution

Cooperative Agreements

Financial Requirements

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Industry Restructuring

Company Profiles

AAA Aircraft Supply, see Berkshire Hathaway

Acument Global Technologies, see Fontana Luigi

Air Industries, see Berkshire Hathaway

AJAX Metal Processing, see Cold Heading

Alcoa Incorporated

Allfast Fastening Systems, see TriMas

Aoyama Seisakusho Company Limited

ARaymond, see Raymond (A.) Group

Arnold Umformtechnik, see Würth (Adolf)

ASYST Technologies, see EJOT Holding

Atlas Bolt and Screw, see Berkshire Hathaway

Automatic Screw Machine Products, see Doncasters Group

Avibank Manufacturing, see Berkshire Hathaway

AVK Industrial Products, see Berkshire Hathaway

Baier and Michels, see Würth (Adolf)

Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

Böllhoff (Wilhelm) GmbH and Company KG

Cardinal Fastener, see Fastenal

Cherry Aerospace, see Berkshire Hathaway

Cold Heading Company

Delo Screw Products, see Park-Ohio Holdings

Des Moines Bolt, see Würth (Adolf)

Dokka Fasteners, see Würth (Adolf)

Doncasters Group Limited

Duo-Fast Construction, see Illinois Tool Works

EBC Industries, see Doncasters Group

EJOT Holding GmbH and Company KG

ERICO Global, see Pentair

Erie Bolt, see Doncasters Group

FACIL and Cie GCV, see KAMAX Holding and Raymond (A.) Group

Fastenal Company

Fatigue Technology, see Berkshire Hathaway

Federal Screw Works

Ferry Cap and Set Screw, see Doncasters Group

Fontana Luigi SpA

Fremont Rolling, see Cold Heading

General Fasteners, see MNP

GESIPA Fasteners USA, see SFS Group

Global Fastener Alliance, see Böllhoff (Wilhelm), EJOT Holding, and MacLean-Fogg

Greer Stop Nut, see Berkshire Hathaway

Hilti AG

Ifastgroupe LP

Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

Indiana Automotive Fasteners, see Aoyama Seisakusho

Infasco Distribution, see Ifastgroupe

ITW California Industrial Products, see Illinois Tool Works

KAMAX Holding GmbH and Company KG

Koninklijke Nedschroef Holding, see Shanghai Prime Machinery

Lamons Gasket, see TriMas

Link Solutions for Industry

MacLean-Fogg Company

Marmon Holdings, see Berkshire Hathaway

MNP Corporation

Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, see TriMas

Nelson Stud Welding, see Doncasters Group

Net Shaped Solutions Technologies, see Berkshire Hathaway

Nifco Incorporated

Nucor Corporation

Nylok, see Berkshire Hathaway

Pan American Screw, see Berkshire Hathaway

Park-Ohio Holdings Corporation

PB Fasteners, see Berkshire Hathaway

PennEngineering and Manufacturing Corporation

Pentair plc

PIOLAX Incorporated

Powers Fasteners, see Stanley Black and Decker

Precision Castparts, see Berkshire Hathaway

Raymond (A.) Group

Raywal North America, see Raymond (A.) Group

RBandW Manufacturing, see Park-Ohio Holdings

Robertson, see Berkshire Hathaway

Saturn Fasteners, see Fontana Luigi

SFS Group AG

Shanghai Prime Machinery Company Limited

Shur-Lok, see Berkshire Hathaway

Southco Incorporated

Specialty Bar Products, see Doncasters Group

SPS Technologies, see Berkshire Hathaway

Stanley Black and Decker Incorporated

Supply Technologies, see Park-Ohio Holdings

SURE DRIVE USA, see Berkshire Hathaway

Timberline Fasteners, see Würth (Adolf)

TriMas Corporation

TRW Automotive Holdings, see ZF Friedrichshafen

Western Builders Supply, see Berkshire Hathaway

Würth (Adolf) GmbH and Company KG

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Additional Companies in the US Industrial Fastener Industry

List of Tables


Summary Table


Macroeconomic Indicators

Industrial Fastener Market, 2005-2015

Manufacturers' Shipments

Private Fixed Investment by Sector

Construction Expenditures

Industrial Fastener Price Deflators

Fastener Demand by Material

World Industrial Fastener Demand by Region

US Foreign Trade in Industrial Fasteners

US Industrial Fastener Imports by Source, 2005-2015

US Industrial Fastener Exports by Destination, 2005-2015


Industrial Fastener Supply and Demand

Standard Fastener Supply and Demand

Externally Threaded Standard Fastener Demand

Internally Threaded Standard Fastener Demand

Nonthreaded Standard Fastener Demand

Application-Specific Standard Fastener Demand

Aerospace-Grade Fastener Supply and Demand

Externally Threaded Aerospace-Grade Fastener Demand

Internally Threaded Aerospace-Grade Fastener Demand

Nonthreaded Aerospace-Grade Fastener Demand


Industrial Fastener Demand by Market

OEM Industrial Fastener Demand by Market

Motor Vehicle Indicators

Motor Vehicle Fastener Demand

Machinery Shipments

Machinery Fastener Demand

Aerospace Equipment Shipments

Aerospace Equipment Fastener Demand

Fabricated Metal Product Shipments

Fabricated Metal Product Fastener Demand

Electrical and Electronic Product Shipments

Electrical and Electronic Product Fastener Demand

Furniture and Wood Product Shipments

Furniture and Wood Product Fastener Demand

Other OEM Fastener Demand

MRO Fastener Demand by Market

Selected Service Revenues

Service Sector Fastener Demand

Industrial Sector Outlook

Industrial Sector MRO Fastener Demand

Government Spending and Investment

Public/Institutional Sector Fastener Demand

Construction Sector Fastener Demand


Selected US Industrial Fastener Sales by Company, 2015

Selected Cooperative Agreements

Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures

List of Charts


Industrial Fastener Market, 2006-2015

Industrial Fastener Price Deflators, 2005-2025


Standard Fastener Demand by Type, 2015

Standard Fastener Market Share, 2015

Aerospace-Grade Fastener Demand by Type, 2015

Aerospace-Grade Fastener Market Share, 2015


Industrial Fastener Demand by Market, 2005-2025

OEM Industrial Fastener Demand by Market, 2015

Value Growth by OEM Market, 2015-2020

MRO Fastener Demand by Market, 2015


Industrial Fastener Market Share, 2015

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