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World Welding Machinery Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Welding Machinery in Millions of US$. The specific product segments analyzed are Arc Welding Machinery, Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery, Resistance Welding Machinery, Laser Welding Machinery, Ultrasonic Welding Machinery, Other Welding Machinery, and Electrodes, Components, and Apparatus & Accessories. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region and product segment for the period of 2000 through 2015. The report profiles 516 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Acro Automation Systems, Inc., ARCON Welding LLC, Airgas, Banner Welder, Inc., Boehler Thyssen Welding USA, Inc., British Federal Ltd, Carl Cloos Welding Engineering GmbH, Daihen Corp., Denyo Co. Ltd., Dukane Corporation, ESAB Holdings Ltd., Fronius International GmbH, GSI Group, Inc., Hobart Brothers Company, Ideal-Werk C. + E. Jungeblodt GmbH + Co. KG, IGM Robotersysteme AG, KUKA Aktiengesellschaft AG, Kemppi Oy, Kiefel GmbH, L' Air Liquide S.A., Oerlikon Welding, LASAG AG, Laservall S.p.A., Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., Matsushita Welding Systems Co., Ltd., Miller Electric Mfg. Co., Miyachi Corporation, Motoman, Inc., NIMAK GmbH, OBARA Corporation, ORBIMATIC GmbH, Packard, Inc., PRIMA INDUSTRIE S.p.A., Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc., Schlatter Holding AG, Schunk Sonosystems GmbH, Sonics & Materials, Inc., Soudronic AG, and Svejsemaskinefabrikken Migatronic A/S. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Definition of Product Segments I-3
Arc Welding Machinery I-3
Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery I-4
Resistance Welding Machinery I-4
Laser Welding Machinery I-4
Ultrasonic Welding Machinery I-4
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
Outlook II-1
Market Trends II-1
Catching up with Times II-1
Plastic Welding Sidelines Metal Welding II-1
Boom in Demand for Ultrasonic Welding II-1
Use of Laser Welding Set to Rise II-2
Fragmentation Marking the Industry II-2
Key Players II-2
Factors Impacting the Industry II-3
Impact of Modern Electronics II-3
Impact of New Welding Techniques II-4
Impact of Adhesives II-4
Impact of Quality Control II-4
Technological Trends II-4
User Friendly Equipment: Order of the Day II-4
Laser Welding Growing Above Other Techniques II-5
Innovations Lead the Industry II-5

2. Product Overview II-6
Bonding Through Welding: A Permanent and Laborious Process II-6
Welding Machinery Industry: A Categorization II-6
Types of Welding II-6
A. Solid State Welding II-6
B. Fusion Welding II-7
C. Specialty Welding II-7
Solid State Welding II-7
Inertia Welding II-7
Ultrasonic Welding II-7
The Process II-7
Advantages of Ultrasonic Bonding II-8
Overview of Advanced Ultrasonic Plastic Welding Machines II-8
Table 1: World Market for Ultrasonic Plastic Welding
Machinery (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by
End-Use Segment - Automotive, Toys, Appliances, Medical,
Packaging, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8
Fusion Welding II-9
Arc Welding II-9
Table 2: Leading Players in the World Arc Welding Equipment
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Lincoln Electric, ESAB, ITW-Miller, Air Liquide-SAF,
Fronius, Messers Cutting and Welding AG, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Table 3: World Arc Welding Machinery Market (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Segment -
Fabrication and Construction, Shipping and Offshore,
Petroleum and Chemical, Mining and Earthmoving, Automotive
and Transportation, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10
Types of Arc Welding II-10
Shielded Metal Arc Welding II-10
Gas Metal Arc Welding II-10
Flux-Cored Arc Welding II-10
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II-10
Submerged Arc Welding II-10
Plasma Arc Welding II-11
Percussive Arc Welding II-11
Tungsten Inert Gas Vs Metal Inert Gas - A Comparison II-11
Gas Welding and Cutting Machinery II-11
Table 4: Leading Players in the World Gas Welding Equipment
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Thermadyne (Victor Division), ESAB Cutting and Welding, Air
Liquide-SAF, Lincoln Electric (Harris Calorific Division),
Messer Cutting and Welding AG, Koike Aronson, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 5: World Market for Gas Welding and Cutting Machinery
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use
Segment - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning;
Automotive; Maintenance and Repair; and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Resistance Welding Machinery II-13
Table 6: Leading Players in the World Resistance Welding
Equipment Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Progressive Tool and Industries (PICO), KUKA
Schweissanlagen, HA Schlatter, Serra Soldadura, Aro,
Weldmation, Valiant International, British Federal, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 7: World Market for Resistance Welding Machinery
(2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use
Segment - Automotive, Appliances, Construction, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14
Specialty Welding II-14
Power Beam Welding II-14
Electron Beam Welding II-14
Laser Beam Welding II-14
Flash-Butt Welding II-14
Electroslag Welding II-15
Explosion Welding II-15
Hot Plate Welding II-15
Vibration Welding II-15
Stud Welding II-15
Spin Welding II-16
Spinning the Magic: Advantages of Spin Welding II-16
Induction Welding II-16
Dielectric Welding II-16
Robotic Welding II-17
A Step Towards Automation II-17
Robotic Arc Welding: Still in its Infancy II-17
Robotic Spot Welding: Taking Over Rapidly II-17
Robotic Welding Sensors II-17
Booming Demand for Welding Robots II-18
Laser Welding II-18
An Insight II-18
Table 8: World Laser Welding Machinery Market (2005):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Segment -
Automotive, Fabrication and Job Shops, Appliances, Food and
Beverage, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Laser Welding Vs Other Welding Techniques II-19
Yttrium Aluminum Garnet and Carbon Dioxide Laser Welding II-19
High Power Laser Welding II-19
Laser Spot Welding II-20
Robotic Laser Seam Welding II-20
Blank Welding II-20
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories II-20
Table 9: World Electrodes, Components, Apparatus and
Accessories Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales by End-Use Segment - Fabrication, Ship, Farm, Oil/Gas,
Rail/Road, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20
Welding Hazards: Environmental Issues II-21

3. Focus on End-Use Sectors II-22
Table 10: World Welding Machinery Market (2005): Sales in US$
Million by End-Use Segment - Fabrication, Construction, etc.;
Shipping & Offshore; Automotive, Transport, & Earth Moving;
Oil, Gas, & Petroleum; Farming; Rail Road; Mining; Appliance;
Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning; and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22
End-Use Market Trends Affecting Fortunes of the Welding Industry II-22
Automotives: The Key Growth Driver Industry II-22
Brighter Outlook for Nuclear Plant Maintenance II-23
Welding Widely Performed in the Pipe Industry II-23
New Prospects for Railways II-23

4. Technological Developments/Breakthroughs II-24
Installation of Computer Controlled Lasers II-24
Emergence of Droplet Welding II-24
Technology to Seam Weld Aluminum Sheets II-24
Cerasolzer to Substitute Complex Bonding Methods II-24
Lincoln Develops Tandem MIG Welding Process II-24
New Technology Developed by Sumitomo Metal Industries II-25
Berkeley Process Develops Sealing Process for Nuclear Fuel
Canisters II-25
Toyota Develops New Technology for Resin Welding II-25
Aichi Sangyo Develops New Welding Machine II-25

5. Product Innovations/Introductions II-26
Hobart Brothers Launches Advanced Fabshield XLR-8 Wire II-26
GSI Group to Introduce Fiber Laser Collection II-26
Hobart Brothers Introduces Advanced Mild Steel Rocket 7024
Stick Electrode II-26
Hobart Brothers Introduces Hobart Fabshield 21B II-26
Hobart Brothers Introduces Metalloy Vantage D2 II-27
Kemppi Introduces Latest MSF 57 and MF 29 Wire Feed Units II-27
Air Liquide Welding and OTC-Daihen Introduces Power Source
Welding II-27
Miller Electric Introduces New Syncrowave 250 DX and 350 LX
Welders II-28
Miller Electric Launches Millermatics MIG Welders II-28
Miller Electric Introduces Pipe Pro 304 with Weather Proofing
Option II-28
Miller Electric Unveils Weather Proofing Option for Miller PRO
300 II-29
Miller Electric Launches New Maxstar 350 II-29
Miller Electric Introduces New Dynasty 350 AC/DC TIG Inverter II-29
Miller Electric Launches Millermatic 180 with Smooth-Start
Technology II-30
FANUC Robotics Launches ARC Mate 100iC Robot II-30
Butters AMT Launches Multi-Process Fusor Welding Machines II-30
Kemppi Australia Introduces DC TIG Portable Welders II-30
Kemppi Introduces Heavy Industrial Welding Machine II-31
ESAB Welding & Cutting Launches HLx Range of Laser-Welding
Controls II-31
LASAG Introduces SLS 200 CL8 Welding Laser System II-31
ROFIN-SINAR Introduces New DQ Series of Lasers II-31
Kemppi Launches KempGouge(TM) ARC 800 Power Source II-32
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Launches GT-510 Toolbox Outfits II-32
CIGWELD to Demonstrate Transmig SP Series of Welding Equipment II-32
Hobart Brothers Launches TM-770 Welding Wire II-32
Fronius Rolls Out PlasmaModule 10 II-33
Kemppi Australia Introduces Mastertig MLS 2300 ACDC II-33
Kemppi Australia Launches Portable MIG Welding Machine II-33
Sonics Introduces New Integrated Welder, X-Press 20kHz II-33
Beta Century (UK) Introduces Multi-Process Welding-Cutting
Machines II-34
Praxair Introduces Shielding Gases, RoboStar(R)CS II-34
Hobart Brothers Introduces Tri-Mark Triple 7 Wire II-34
Hobart Brothers Launches P-PAK II-34
Hobart Brothers Introduces Metalloy Line of Wires II-35
Hobart Brothers Launches Formula XL-550 II-35
Kemppi Launches KempArc(TM) Synergic II-36
Miller Electric Introduces Miller Millermatic 140 II-36
Hobart Brothers' Launches New Tri-Mark (R) TM-101 II-36
Hobart Brothers Launches New Tri-Mark(R) TM-71 HYN II-36
Hobart Brothers Releases Quantum Arc II-37
Miller Launches Maxstar(R) 700 and Dynasty(R) 700 Inverters II-37
Sonics Releases GX-Series Microprocessor Controlled Ultrasonic
Generators II-37
Trumpf Develops Lasercell 1000 Powertrain II-38
Hobart Brothers Launches McKay(R) Tube-Alloy AP-O II-38
The Lincoln Electric Offers Magnum(R) Welding Gun Packages II-38
Miller Adds New Features to Millermatic(R) 350P Pulsed MIG Power
Supplies II-38
Lincoln Electric Introduces Power Wave AC/DC 1000 Inverter II-38
Panasonic Factory Solutions Develops Robotic Arc Welding
Technology II-38
Innovation of New Plasma Cutting and Welding Machine II-39
STAPLA Ultrasonics Launches K35-XT Ultrasonic Plastic Welding
System II-39
Kent Launches New Coil End Welder II-39
ESAB Introduces the A2 Tripletrac II-39
Rofin Extends CO2 Product Line II-39
ESAB Introduces New Range of Welding Wires II-40
Kemppi Launches Betafresh Range of Respiratory Systems II-40
H & FC Simpson Introduces the BEEFA 100 II-40
LASAG Introduces LLBK 26 Laser Processing Head II-40
LASAG Introduces LLBK 60 II-40
Arcon Welding Introduces Dual Voltage Portable Inverter
Welding Machine II-41
LASAG Introduces New 500 W Laser II-41
Process Welding Systems Introduces the Plasma Arc-Welding Station II-41
Miller Electric Launches Advanced Version of Millermatic II-41

6. Recent Industry Activity II-42
Praxair Distribution Acquires Mills Welding II-42
Airgas Takes Over Lehner & Martin II-42
OMRON Takes Over Majority Stake in Laserfront Technologies II-42
Thermadyne Divests South African Units to Destiny II-42
Praxair Distribution Takes Over Wilson Welding II-43
Lincoln Electric Acquires SPAWMET II-43
ESAB Inks Agreement with ABB's Robotic Division II-43
Praxair Acquires Mittler Supply II-44
Illinois Tool Works Takes Over Tregaskiss Welding Products II-44
Lincoln Electric Acquires Nanjing Kuang Tai Welding II-44
WISCO Joins Noble International to Establish Laser-Welding
Facility in China II-44
IWKA AG Changes Name to KUKA AG II-45
Praxair Acquires Two Welding Supply Companies II-45
Lincoln Electric Acquires Metrode Products II-45
Tregaskiss Forms Joint Venture with Browne Distribution II-45
Airgas Acquires Alpena Supply and Southern Welding II-46
Praxair Distribution Acquires Constar's Packaged Gas Business II-46
Praxair Distribution Takes Over Hobart Industrial Gases II-46
Praxair Acquires Rite Weld Supply II-47
Migatronic to Establish Joint Venture with Weida in China II-47
Orbitform Takes Over Marathon Weld Tool II-47
Tokin Commences Welding Contact Tips Manufacture in China II-47
Miller Electric Joins Hands with Bernard II-47
Olympic Steel and US Steel to Close 'Olympic Laser Processing'
Joint Venture II-48
ESAB to Establish Second Venture in China II-48
Circle Technical Services Takes Over Ramstud's Trading Assets II-48
Rofin Sinar Laser Increases its Stake in Dilas to 95% II-48
Lincoln Electric Acquires Stake in Rai Tai Metal II-48
Noble International Takes Over Laser Welding International II-49
Praxair Acquires United Welding Specialties II-49
Airgas Acquires Majority of the Assets of Packaged Gas
Business of BOC Group II-49
Lincoln Electric Holdings Acquires Majority Stake in Shanghai
Kuang Tai Metal II-49
Rofin Sinar Takes Over Three Companies from Dover II-49
Airgas Acquires A&R Welding II-49
Airgas Takes Over Host of Companies Engaged in Distribution of
Welding Consumables II-49
Matsushita Welding System and Fanuc Ink Agreement II-50
Delphi Technologies Establishes Consortium II-50
Lincoln Electric Acquires Century Welding and Cutting II-50
Kobe Steel in Alliance with Infra II-50
PRIMA INDUSTRIE Sets Up Joint Venture in China II-50
Lincoln Electric Acquires Bester II-51
Lincoln Electric Acquires Messer Soldaduras II-51
Kobe Steel Group, Matsushita, and Tangshan Kaiyuan Enterinto
Joint Venture II-51
British Federal Bags Mexican Orders II-51
Sonics & Materials Divests ToolTex II-51

7. Focus on Select Global Players II-52
ACRO Automation Systems, Inc. (USA) II-52
ARCON Welding, LLC (USA) II-52
Banner Welder, Inc. (USA) II-52
Bohler Thyssen Welding USA, Inc. (USA) II-52
British Federal Ltd. (UK) II-53
Carl Cloos Welding Engineering GmbH (Germany) II-53
Daihen Corporation (Japan) II-53
Denyo Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-53
Dukane Corporation (USA) II-53
ESAB Holdings Ltd. (UK) II-54
Fronius International GmbH (Austria) II-54
GSI Group, Inc. (USA) II-54
Hobart Brothers Company (USA) II-54
Ideal-Werk C. + E. Jungeblodt GmbH + Co. KG (Germany) II-55
IGM Robotersysteme AG (Austria) II-55
KUKA Aktiengesellschaft AG (Germany) II-55
Kemppi Oy (Finland) II-55
Kiefel GmbH (Germany) II-56
L' Air Liquide S.A. (France) II-56
Oerlikon Welding (France) II-56
LASAG AG (Switzerland) II-56
Laservall S.p.A. (Italy) II-56
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (USA) II-57
Matsushita Welding Systems Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-57
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. (USA) II-57
Miyachi Corporation (Japan) II-57
Motoman, Inc. (USA) II-58
NIMAK GmbH (Germany) II-58
OBARA Corporation (Japan) II-58
ORBIMATIC GmbH (Germany) II-58
Packard, Inc. (USA) II-59
PRIMA INDUSTRIE S.p.A. (Italy) II-59
Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-59
Schlatter Holding AG (Switzerland) II-59
Schunk Sonosystems GmbH (Germany) II-59
Sonics & Materials, Inc. (USA) II-60
Soudronic AG (Switzerland) II-60
Svejsemaskinefabrikken Migatronic A/S (Denmark) II-60

8. Global Market Perspective II-61
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Welding Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 12: World Long-term Projections for Welding Machinery by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Welding Machinery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Arc
Welding Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 15: World Long-term Projections for Arc Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 16: World 10-Year Perspective for Arc Welding Machinery
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2000,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Gas
Welding & Cutting Machinery by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Gas Welding &
Cutting Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 19: World 10-Year Perspective for Gas Welding & Cutting
Machinery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Resistance Welding Machinery by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for Resistance Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 22: World 10-Year Perspective for Resistance Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Laser Welding Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 24: World Long-term Projections for Laser Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for Laser Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ultrasonic Welding Machinery by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 27: World Long-term Projections for Ultrasonic Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 28: World 10-Year Perspective for Ultrasonic Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Welding Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 30: World Long-term Projections for Other Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 31: World 10-Year Perspective for Other Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories for Welding
Machinery by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 33: World Long-term Projections for Electrodes,
Components, Apparatus & Accessories for Welding Machinery by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 34: World 10-Year Perspective for Electrodes,
Components, Apparatus & Accessories for Welding Machinery by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 2000, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-84


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current & Future Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Select US Packaged Gas and Welding Equipment Distributors III-1
European Laser Technology for the US Automotive Industry III-1
Trade Statistics III-2
Imports III-2
Table 35: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Arc Welding of
Metals in US$ Million by Country - Japan, Germany, Canada,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 36: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Arc
Welding of Metals in US$ Million by Country - Mexico,
China, Italy, Japan, Poland, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 37: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ Million by Country - Japan,
Germany, Sweden, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 38: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ Million by Country - Japan,
Germany, France, Italy, Canada, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 39: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports of Hand-held Blow Pipes Utilized for Welding or
Blazing, and Soldering in US$ '000 by Country - Mexico,
China, Ireland, Taiwan, Austria, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 40: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2005 &
2006): Imports of Parts for Welding or Blazing, and
Soldering Apparatus in US$ Million by Country - Germany,
China, Mexico, Canada, Italy, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 41: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Imports of Other Gas-operated Apparatus for Welding NES in
US$ '000 by Country - Mexico, Switzerland, Canada, China,
Germany, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 42: Welding Equipment Market in the US (2005 &
2006): Imports of Butt Welding Fittings (Stainless Steel)
in US$ Million by Country - China, Canada, South Korea,
Germany, Taiwan, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 43: Welding Equipment Market in the US (2005 &
2006): Imports of Butt Welding Fittings (Iron or Steel
NES) in US$ Million by Country - Italy, Malaysia, Canada,
South Korea, Thailand, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-6
Exports III-7
Table 44: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Arc Welding of
Metals in US$ Million by Country - Canada, Mexico, Russia,
China, India and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 45: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Arc
Welding of Metals in US$ Million by Country - Canada,
Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Mexico, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 46: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - Canada, Mexico,
China, South Korea, Russia, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 47: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - Mexico, Canada,
Venezuela, China, Australia, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 48: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports of Hand-held Blow Pipes Utilized for Welding or
Blazing, and Soldering in US$ '000 by Country - Mexico,
Canada, UK, and Others III-9

Table 49: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2005 &
2006): Exports of Parts for Welding or Blazing, and
Soldering Apparatus in US$ Million by Country - Spain
(Trinidad and Tobago Port), Canada, Japan, Mexico, India,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 50: Welding Machinery Market in the US (2002-2006):
Exports of Other Gas-operated Apparatus for Welding NES in
US$ '000 by Country - Canada, UAE, UK, Mexico, Saudi
Arabia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 51: Welding Equipment Market in the US (2005 &
2006): Exports of Butt Welding Fittings (Stainless Steel)
in US$ Million by Country - Canada, Mexico, Japan, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 52: Welding Equipment Market in the US (2005 &
2006): Exports of Butt Welding Fittings (Iron or Steel
NES) in US$ Million by Country - Canada, Mexico, Qatar,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10
Product Launches/Developments III-11
Strategic Corporate Developments III-20
Key Players III-26
ACRO Automation Systems, Inc. III-26
ARCON Welding, LLC III-26
Banner Welder, Inc. III-26
Bohler Thyssen Welding USA, Inc. III-26
Dukane Corporation III-27
GSI Group, Inc. III-27
Hobart Brothers Company III-27
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. III-27
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. III-28
Motoman, Inc. III-28
Nelson Stud Welding, Inc. III-28
Packard, Inc. III-28
Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc. III-28
Sonics & Materials, Inc. III-29
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 53: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Welding Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding
Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance
Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic
Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and Electrodes,
Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 54: US Long-term Projections for Welding Machinery by
Product Segment - Arc Welding Machinery; Gas Welding &
Cutting Machinery; Resistance Welding Machinery; Laser
Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other
Welding Machinery; and Electrodes, Components, Apparatus &
Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 55: US 10-Year Perspective for Welding Machinery by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Arc Welding Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery;
Resistance Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery;
Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

2. Canada III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Current & Future Analysis III-32
End-Use Market III-32
Industrial Lasers for Cutting/Drilling/Welding III-32
Trade Statistics III-33
Imports III-33
Table 56: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Arc Welding of
Metals in US$ '000 by Country - USA, Mexico, Japan, China,
Germany, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 57: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Arc
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - USA, Italy,
China, Poland, Germany, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 58: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - USA, Sweden,
Japan, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 59: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Imports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - USA, Japan,
Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 60: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Imports of Hand-held Blow Pipes Utilized for Welding or
Blazing, and Soldering in US$ '000 by Country - USA,
Taiwan, Italy, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 61: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2005 & 2006):
Imports of Parts for Welding or Blazing, and Soldering
Apparatus in US$ '000 by Country - USA, Japan, China,
Brazil, Germany, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 62: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Imports of Other Gas-operated Apparatus for Welding NES in
US$ '000 by Country - USA, China, Germany, Japan, Taiwan,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 63: Canadian Welding Equipment Market (2005 & 2006):
Imports of Butt Welding Fittings (Stainless Steel) in US$
Million by Country - USA, China, Germany, South Korea,
Taiwan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 64: Canadian Welding Equipment Market (2005 & 2006):
Imports of Butt Welding Fittings (Iron or Steel NES) in
US$ Million by Country - USA, Thailand, Italy, Taiwan,
China and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37
Exports III-38
Table 65: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Arc Welding of
Metals in US$ '000 by Country - USA, Sweden, Israel, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 66: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Arc
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - Saudi Arabia,
Kuwait, USA, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 67: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - USA, UK,
Mexico, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 68: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Exports of Electric Apparatus for Non-Automatic Resistance
Welding of Metals in US$ '000 by Country - USA, France,
Australia, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 69: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Exports of Hand-held Blow Pipes Utilized for Welding or
Blazing, and Soldering in US$ '000 by Country - USA,
Germany, Peru, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 70: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2005 & 2006):
Exports of Parts for Welding or Blazing, and Soldering
Apparatus in US$ '000 by Country - USA, Argentina,
Germany, Japan, Cuba, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 71: Canadian Welding Machinery Market (2002-2006):
Exports of Other Gas-operated Apparatus for Welding NES in
US$ '000 by Country - USA, China, Argentina, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 72: Canadian Welding Equipment Market (2005 & 2006):
Exports of Butt Welding Fittings (Stainless Steel) in US$
'000 by Country - USA, Australia, Laos, Chile, UK and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 73: Canadian Welding Equipment Market (2005 & 2006):
Exports of Butt Welding Fittings (Iron or Steel NES) in
US$ '000 by Country - USA, Nigeria, Belgium, Venezuela,
Singapore, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42
Strategic Corporate Developments III-42
B.Market Analytics III-43
Table 74: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Welding Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding
Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance
Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic
Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and Electrodes,
Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 75: Canadian Long-term Projections for Welding
Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding Machinery; Gas
Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance Welding Machinery;
Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other
Welding Machinery; and Electrodes, Components, Apparatus &
Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 76: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Welding Machinery
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Arc Welding Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery;
Resistance Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery;
Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

3. Japan III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Current & Future Analysis III-46
Competitive Scenario III-46
Table 77: Leading Players in the Japanese Resistance Welder
Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for
Miyachi Technos, Nadex, Dengensha, OBARA, Seiwa Seisakusho,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 78: Leading Players in the Japanese Resistance Welder
Market (Below 500 Watts) (2005): Percentage Breakdown of
Value Sales for Miyachi Technos, Seiwa Seisakusho, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 79: Leading Players in the Japanese YAG Laser Welding
Equipment Market (2005): Percentage Breakdown of Value
Sales for Miyachi Technos, NEC, GSI Lumonics, Shibaura
Mechatronics, Hocas Trumpf, Sumitomo Heavy, and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47
Robotics III-47
Product Launch III-47
Strategic Corporate Developments III-47
Key Players III-48
Daihen Corporation III-48
Denyo Co., Ltd. III-48
Matsushita Welding Systems Co., Ltd. III-49
Miyachi Corporation III-49
OBARA Corporation III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 80: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Welding Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding
Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance
Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic
Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and Electrodes,
Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 81: Japanese Long-term Projections for Welding
Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding Machinery; Gas
Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance Welding Machinery;
Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other
Welding Machinery; and Electrodes, Components, Apparatus &
Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 82: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Welding Machinery
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Arc Welding Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery;
Resistance Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery;
Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

4. Europe III-53
A.Market Analysis III-53
Current & Future Analysis III-53
Market Overview III-53
Customer Relation - The Key to Manufacturer Existence and
Success III-53
Welding Equipment Market Witnesses Healthy Growth III-54
Growth Prospects - Influencing Factors III-54
End-Use Industries - Demand Drivers III-54
Market Players - Challenges III-54
Market Players - Measures to Maintain Market Position III-54
Laser Welding Equipment Market III-55
Table 83: Laser Welding Machinery Market in the European
Union (2004 & 2011): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use
Segment - Automotive, Light Industrial Manufacturing, Heavy
Industry and Aerospace, Electronics and Medical Equipment,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55
Product Launches/Developments III-55
Strategic Corporate Developments III-56
B.Market Analytics III-57
Table 84: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Welding Machinery by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, & Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 85: European Long-term Projections for Welding
Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding Machinery; Gas
Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance Welding Machinery;
Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other
Welding Machinery; and Electrodes, Components, Apparatus &
Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 86: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Welding Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding
Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance
Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic
Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and Electrodes,
Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 87: European Long-term Projections for Welding
Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding Machinery; Gas
Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance Welding Machinery;
Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other
Welding Machinery; and Electrodes, Components, Apparatus &
Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 88: European 10-Year Perspective for Welding Machinery
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, & Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 89: European 10-Year Perspective for Welding Machinery
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Arc Welding Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery;
Resistance Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery;
Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4a. France III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Current & Future Analysis III-63
Laser Welding Machinery Market III-63
Key Players III-63
L' Air Liquide S.A. III-63
Oerlikon Welding III-63
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 90: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Welding Machinery by Product Segment - Arc Welding
Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery; Resistance
Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic
Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and Electrodes,
Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 91: French Long-term Projections for Welding Machinery
by Product Segment - Arc Welding Machinery; Gas Welding &
Cutting Machinery; Resistance Welding Machinery; Laser
Welding Machinery; Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other
Welding Machinery; and Electrodes, Components, Apparatus &
Accessories Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 92: French 10-Year Perspective for Welding Machinery
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Arc Welding Machinery; Gas Welding & Cutting Machinery;
Resistance Welding Machinery; Laser Welding Machinery;
Ultrasonic Welding Machinery; Other Welding Machinery; and
Electrodes, Components, Apparatus & Accessories Markets for
Years 2000, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding )
Graph/Chart) III-66

4b. Germany III-67
A.Market Analysis III-67
Current & Future Analysis III-67
Laser Welding Equipment Market III-67
Automobile Sector - Unexplored Potential III-67
Advanced Research Aiding Market Growth III-67
End-Use Sector Analysis 


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