On the grind: Forecast stability in the growing Canadian economy will boost revenue

The Machine Shop Services industry in Canada creates finely tuned parts and components used in the manufacturing of high-performance durable goods, such as cars, aircraft, agricultural, oil field and medical equipment. Industry operators also provide custom milling, turning and boring services for conventional metal goods and stamped metals. Consequently, industry revenue is highly susceptible to changes in Canadian industrial production. Over the five years to 2023, forecast stability in the growing Canadian economy is expected to boost industry revenue. In addition, as disposable income and employment continue to rise, consumers are expected to spend more on cars and other forms of travel, bolstering demand for machined parts designated for automotive and aerospace manufacturers...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As industrial output rose, revenue for the domestic Machine Shop Services industry expanded
  • Automotive manufacturing demand has slowly expanded
  • Increased disposable income will propel demand in downstream markets
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    Operators in the Machine Shop Services industry in Canada require a moderate amount of capital investment to create and maintain their establishments. Although there can be substantial costs associated with investing in the latest and most technologically advanced equipment, a machine shop's greatest assets are the skill and proficiency of their employees which works to mitigate the level of capital intensity attributed to the industry. Correspondingly, machine shops invest an estimated $0.14 in capital expenditures for every $1.00 spent on labour in 2018, up from $0.11 in 2013 as labour costs diminish amid rising reliance on computer numeric control machinery. Exa...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Machine Shop Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Machine Shop Services Industry are

  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Effective quality control
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial capacity utilization and Aggregate private investment in the Machine Shop Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Machine Shop Services Industry?

    This industry is primarily engaged in operating machine tools, such as lathes (including computer numerically controlled), automatic screw machines and machines for boring, grinding, milling and otherwise working metal, to produce machine parts and equipment, other than complete machines, for the trade. Machine shops providing custom and repair services are included.

    Industry Products
  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Grinding
  • EDM and ECM activities
  • Other machining services
  • Industry Activities
  • Manual and computer numerical control milling services
  • Drilling and boring services
  • Grinding and planning services
  • Turning services to produce cylindrical components
  • Fastening services using automatic screw machines
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Aggregate private investment
  • Demand from machinery manufacturing
  • Demand from metal stamping and forging

  • Current Performance
  • Boost in downstream aerospace demand
  • Tempered automotive demand constrains industry growth
  • Prominence of small- and medium-size machine shops
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Vital downstream growth
  • Emerging technologies
  • Table: Machine Shop Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Machine Shop Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing in Canada
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Engine & Turbine Manufacturing in Canada
  • Wind Turbine Manufacturing in Canada
  • Power Tools & Other General-Purpose Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing in Canada
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing in Canada
  • Ferrous Metal Foundry Products in Canada
  • Metal Pipe & Tube Manufacturing in Canada
  • Metalworking Machinery Manufacturing in Canada
  • Screw, Nut & Bolt Manufacturing in Canada
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • Other machining services
  • EDM and ECM activities
  • Chart: Machine Shop Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Metalworking sector
  • Transportation sector
  • Heavy industrial sector
  • Healthcare sector
  • Tech sector
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Machine Shop Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Machine Shop Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Product features
  • Geographic scope

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Machine Shop Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Machine Shop Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Machine Shop Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Industrial capacity utilization (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The process where a predrilled hole is enlarged with a tool.
  • Machine Shop
  • An establishment where machining takes place.
  • Milling
  • The process where a rotating cutting tool is used to carve or shape a stationary object.
  • Turning
  • An industry process that uses an edged cutting tool to remove material from a rotating object to create or improve the object's cylindrical shape.
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