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Analysis of Welding Equipment and Consumables Market
Frost & Sullivan, March 2012, Pages: 58
This research service titled Analysis of Welding Equipment and Consumables Market provides an analysis of the welding equipment manufacturing industry, the challenges faced, the competition in the region and the end- users. It also discusses the latest developments in the industry and the demand for such applications in newer industries. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following welding types: manual arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, arc spot welding, electroslag welding and gas welding.
Thailand’s Automotive Industry Holds the Key to the Country’s Welding Equipment and Consumables Market’s Fortunes
Rising Eco Consciousness Could Lower the Demand for Welding in the Automotive Industry
Global automotive giants are recognizing Thailand’s suitability as a R&D hub to manufacture fuel injection pumps, transmissions, anti-lock braking systems and central locking systems, bringing cheer to the local welding equipment and consumables market. The Government offers exemptions on import duties and excise taxes on cars to attract investors; however, the current thrust on eco cars are likely to dampen the market for welding equipment. If pollution control enforcement becomes stricter or the manufacturing technology changes, auto companies will seek alternate manufacturing bases, taking business away from the welding equipment and consumables market. “Increasing energy costs can play a role in determining the demand for welding equipment and consumables,” says the analyst of this research. “For instance, if the focus shifts to renewable sources of energy/power generation and automobiles are made to run on batteries, the demand for welding consumables will reduce.”
Apart from automotive, the oil and gas and construction industries will also influence the fortunes of the welding equipment and consumables market. The Thai Government has been keen to introduce new technologies to accelerate industrialization in the country. The welding equipment market will certainly be buoyed by its efforts but it still has several issues to thresh out before it can make the most of the initiatives. Investors will be aware that standardization will not be possible in this market, since only appropriate equipment can be used for specific applications. Moreover, technological transfers will be bumpy as the local workforce lacks the skills to develop and use technologies. “Once measure are taken to regulate and ensure quality at several sites, investors will feel more confident about moving their manufacturing to Thailand, thereby boosting the local welding equipment market,” notes the analyst.
Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:
By Welding Types
- Manual arc welding
- Shielded metal arc welding
- Arc spot welding
- Electroslag welding
- Gas welding
Key Questions This Study Will Answer
- What factors are likely to affect the growth of the welding equipment market in Thailand?
- What is the nature of the market? Will there be opportunities for new entrants or the larger participants to acquire other companies?
- How will the structure of the market change over time and how dependent is the market on the major end users? Are new technologies that are on the anvil likely to change the way the current products are utilized with regard to cost, availability, etc?
1. Executive Summary
2. Market Overview
3. Total Welding Equipment and Consumables Market
3.1 Distribution Channels
3.2 External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints
4. Total Welding Equipment Market-Market Engineering Measurements
4.1 Demand Analysis
4.2 Market Share and Competitive Analysis
5. The CEO’s 360 Degree Perspective
6. The Last Word (Conclusions and Implications)
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