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Key Challenges and Issues facing the World Industrial Castings Markets

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World Industrial Castings Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial Castings in Thousands of Tons. The major product segments analyzed are Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, & Steel Castings), and Nonferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 1259 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as AmeriCast Technologies, Inc., Esco Corporation, Inc., GIW Industries, Intercast and Forge Pty. Ltd., Intermet Corp., Kubota Corp., Precision Metalsmiths, Inc., Ryobi Ltd., and Wyman-Gordon Castings. 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-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Ferrous Castings I-4
Gray Iron Castings I-4
Ductile Iron Castings I-4
Malleable Iron Castings I-4
Steel Castings I-4
Nonferrous Castings I-5
Aluminum I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Industry Overview II-1
A Current & Future Analysis II-1
Market Outlook II-1
Aluminum Castings: Bright Long-Term Prospects in Transport
Sector II-1
Growing Opportunities for Magnesium Die Casting II-1
Key Trends II-1
Industrial Machinery and Aerospace Equipment Applications
Fuel Demand II-1
Increasing Usage of Aluminum Castings by the US Automobile
Industry II-2
Innovative Applications Spur Demand for Castings II-2
Production Scenario II-2
Table 1: Leading Countries in Ferrous Metal Casting
Production for 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2

Table 2: Leading Countries in Nonferrous Metal Casting
Production for 2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2
Table 3: Number of Metal Casting Facilities (Ferrous &
Nonferrous) by Major Country for 2005 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

2. Product Overview II-4
Industrial Castings - A Preface II-4
Casting Process II-4
Major Metal Casting Processes II-4
Conventional Molding II-4
Precision Molding II-4
Semi-Precision Molding II-5
Chemically Bonded Self-Setting Sand Molding II-5
Innovative Molding II-5

3. Process Overview II-6
Sand Molding II-6
Green Sand Molding II-6
Skin Dried Molding II-6
Floor and Pit Molding II-6
Dry Sand Molding II-7
Chemical Setting Systems II-7
Precision Molding II-7
Permanent Mold Casting II-7
Cosworth Process II-7
Investment Casting II-8
Semi-Precision Molding II-9
Shell Mold Casting II-9
Plaster Mold Casting II-9
Ceramic Mold Casting II-9
Centrifugal Casting II-9
The V-Process II-10
Innovative Molding II-10
Daimler-Benz Innovates New Casting Process II-10
FM Process II-10
Squeeze Casting II-10
Rheocasting and Thixomolding II-11
Steel II-11
Iron II-11
Die Casting II-11
Benefits of Die-casting II-12
World Market for Industrial Castings - Casting Process
Characteristics II-12
Casting Procedure II-12

4. Product Segmentation II-13
Ferrous Castings II-13
Gray Iron Castings II-13
Ductile Iron Castings II-13
Malleable Iron Castings II-13
Steel Castings II-13
Nonferrous Castings II-14
Aluminum II-14
Key Facts Involving Aluminum and its Applications in
Automobiles II-14
Major Benefits II-14

5. An Insight Into the Application Markets II-15
Automobiles - A Major End Use Market II-15
Aerospace Equipment II-15
Internal Combustion Engines II-15
Construction Machinery/Equipment II-16
Oil Field Equipment II-16
Valves & Fittings II-16
Special Industry Machinery II-16
Instruments II-16
Other Applications II-16

6. Product Innovations/Introductions II-17
Yamaha Motor Develops New CF Magnesium Die-Casting Technology II-17
Researchers Develop New Lightweight Magnesium Alloy Casting
Method II-17
Delphi Develops Delphi K-Alloy II-17

7. Recent Industry Activity II-18
Precision Castparts Acquires GSC Foundries and Related Assets II-18
AmeriCast Acquires Atlas Castings and Technology II-18
Precision Castparts Acquires Scotland Based Caledonian Alloys II-18
Dynacast Canada Acquires Q-Zip Diecasting II-19
Dynacast Canada Acquires Techmire II-19
Endurance Group Acquires Amann Druckguss II-19
Endurance Technologies Acquires M/s. Fondalmec S.p.A II-19
Fiat Acquires Teksid Aluminum II-19
Harvey Industries Acquires Indiana Power Train II-19
Georg Fischer Takes Over E.D.C. II-20
Bahr Bros Manufacturing Acquires Specialty Castings II-20
Kirloskar Acquires TKSL II-20
Silverhawk Acquires Stake in Elyria Foundry II-20
Sun European Partners Acquires Manoir Industries II-20
Sakthi Auto Acquires Internet Europe II-21
Amtek Auto Takes Over JL French (Witham) Ltd II-21
CZP Acquires Brock Metal Unit from Alumasc II-21
TMB Industries Announces Acquisition of Richland Center Foundry II-21
Marathon Asset Management Acquires SPX Contech Division II-22
Nidec Acquires 87% Stake in BML II-22
Aleris International Acquires Wabash Alloys II-22
Advanced Metals Acquires Ross Aluminum Castings II-22
Grupo Alfa Acquires TK Aluminum II-23
Amtek Auto Acquires JLF's Witham Facility II-23
Ashok Leyland Forms Joint Venture with Alteams of Finland II-23
Asahi Tec Sets Up Second Joint Venture for Aluminum Wheel
Production in China II-24
RSB and Team Industries Form a Joint Venture II-24
Standard Car Truck Forms a Joint Venture with Tian Rui Group II-24
Rico Auto and JINFEI Ink Joint Venture Agreement II-24
INTERMET Signs New Contracts for High Pressure Die Cast
Products Supply II-25
Mercury Marine Signs a Licensing Agreement with Top Die Casting II-25
GF Automotive Signs a Licensing Agreement with Cymat II-25
Ashok Leyland Enters into Agreements with Nissan II-25
Shanghai Intech Precision Bags an Initial Order from V.E.
Power Door II-26
FisherCast Expands Magnesium Die Casting Capacity II-26
AACT to Expand Tennessee Plant II-26
Hong Teo to Double the Plant Space II-26
M/s Bangladesh Vilia Casting to Set Up New Facility in
Karnaphuli EPZ II-26
Hi-Tech ARAI to Establish Aluminum Die-Casting Facility II-26
Emirates Techno to Establish Manufacturing Plant in India II-27
Sona Koyo to Establish Aluminum Die Casting and Forging Facility II-27
Wetzel to Establish New Plant II-27
Sona Koyo to Build New Aluminum Forging and Die-Casting Facility II-27
Ryobi to Build Die-Cast Production Facility in Mexico II-27
RSB Transmission Invests in Various Business Ventures II-27
Leggett and Platt to Shutter Precision Industries Plant II-28
Intermet Divests European Operations II-28
Plas-Tec Tool and Dienamics Changes to Inventix Manufacturing II-28
Kirloskar Ferrous Acquires Kirloskar Oil Engines' Castings II-28
Castle Harlan Acquires AmeriCast Technologies II-28
PCC Takes Over SMC II-29
Consolidated Foundries Acquires Hitchcock Industries II-29
Cividale Acquires ZML Industries II-29
Archibald Young Acquires Foundry Business Operated by Charles
Henshaw II-29
Spartan Agrees to Take over Interment's Inoperative Facility II-29
Republic Financial Corporation Acquires Great Lakes Castings II-29
Estatia to Acquire Meridian Technologies II-30
Harley-Davidson Acquires Castalloy II-30
VABS Enters into a Three-Way Joint Venture with UK-Based
Companies II-30
INTERMET Signs Agreement with Metaldyne II-30
Alcan and Mercury Castings Enter into Joint Agreement II-31
ESCO Establishes Manufacturing Facility in China II-31
Garima Overseas to Establish a Foundry in Rajasthan II-31
Kikuwa to Establish Die-Cast Products Unit in Thailand II-31
Exedy to Expand Manufacturing Operations II-31
TMG International to Develop Mexican Plant Site II-32
Ducab to Construct Copper Rod Casting Facility II-32
Caparo Engineering to Build New Engineering Complex II-32
Frontier Alloy Increases Alloy Steel Casting Capacity II-32
Mohit Petrochemicals Establishes an Iron and Steel Castings
Facility II-32
Euromag Inaugurates a Magnesium Casting Facility II-32
ESCO Corporation Finalizes Divestment of Engineered Metals Group II-32
Firth Rixson Divests Castings Business II-33
ThyssenKrupp Divests Aluminum Castings Operations II-33
Hydro Divests Aluminum Casting Operations to Nemak II-33
Severstal Concludes Reconstruction of Steel Casting Plant II-33
Nizhnedneprovsky to Install Steel Casting Complex II-33
Novelis Korea to Invest in Castings Technology Installation II-33
Novelis to Invest US$32 Million in Sierre Casthouse Construction II-34
Energetika to Invest in Steel Casting Foundry II-34
Permatech Acquires Tri-Weld II-34
Worldwide Manufacturing USA Acquires Chuan Lin Precision Die
Casting II-34
Horizon Hobby Acquires Model Die Casting/Round-house II-34
Flowserve Gains Full Control of Thompsons, Kelly & Lewis II-34
Alcan Completes the Acquisition of Pechiney II-35
Alcan Forms a JV with Two Chinese Companies II-35
Alcoa Howmet Castings Inks an Agreement with a Leading
Aircraft Manufacturer II-35
Precision Metalsmiths, Inc. Gains a New Patent for Investment
Casting II-35

8. Focus on Select Global Players II-36
AmeriCast Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-36
Esco Corporation, Inc (USA) II-36
GIW Industries (USA) II-36
Intercast and Forge Pty Ltd (Australia) II-36
Intermet Corp (USA) II-37
Kubota Corp (Japan) II-38
Precision Metalsmiths, Inc. (USA) II-38
Ryobi Ltd (Japan) II-38
Wyman-Gordon Company (USA) II-39

9. Global Market Perspective II-40
Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 5: World Long-term Projections for Industrial Castings
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 6: World Historic Review for Industrial Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 7: World 20-Year Perspective for Industrial Castings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ferrous Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ferrous Castings by Product Segment - Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Ferrous Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 11: World Long-term Projections for Ferrous Castings by
Product Segment - Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings,
Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 12: World Historic Review for Ferrous Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 13: World Historic Review for Ferrous Castings by
Product Segment - Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings,
Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 14: World 20-Year Perspective for Ferrous Castings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 15: World 20-Year Perspective for Ferrous Castings by
Product Segment -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Gray Iron Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Gray Iron Castings
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 18: World Historic Review for Gray Iron Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 19: World 20-Year Perspective for Gray Iron Castings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Ductile Iron Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for Ductile Iron
Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 22: World Historic Review for Ductile Iron Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 23: World 20-Year Perspective for Ductile Iron Castings
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Malleable Iron Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 25: World Long-term Projections for Malleable Iron
Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 26: World Historic Review for Malleable Iron Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 27: World 20-Year Perspective for Malleable Iron
Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Steel Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 29: World Long-term Projections for Steel Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 30: World Historic Review for Steel Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 31: World 20-Year Perspective for Steel Castings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Non-Ferrous Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Non-Ferrous Castings by Product Segment -Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 34: World Long-term Projections for Non-Ferrous Castings
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 35: World Long-term Projections for Non-Ferrous Castings
by Product Segment -Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings,
Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 36: World Historic Review for Non-Ferrous Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 37: World Historic Review for Non-Ferrous Castings by
Product Segment -Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium
Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 38: World 20-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Castings
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 39: World 20-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Castings
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Aluminum Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 41: World Long-term Projections for Aluminum Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 42: World Historic Review for Aluminum Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-66

Table 43: World 20-Year Perspective for Aluminum Castings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Copper Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 45: World Long-term Projections for Copper Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 46: World Historic Review for Copper Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 47: World 20-Year Perspective for Copper Castings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 48: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Magnesium Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and
Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 49: World Long-term Projections for Magnesium Castings
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 50: World Historic Review for Magnesium Castings by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 51: World 20-Year Perspective for Magnesium Castings by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Non-Ferrous Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America,
and Middle East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 53: World Long-term Projections for Other Non-Ferrous
Castings by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle
East Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 54: World Historic Review for Other Non-Ferrous Castings
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 55: World 20-Year Perspective for Other Non-Ferrous
Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America, and Middle East Markets for Years 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76


III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Overview III-1
US Market for Industrial Castings: Metal Casting Industry At
a Glance III-2
Strategic Developments III-2
Focus on Select Players III-7
AmeriCast Technologies, Inc. III-7
Esco Corporation, Inc III-8
GIW Industries III-8
Intermet Corp III-8
Precision Metalsmiths, Inc. III-9
Wyman-Gordon Company III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 56: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 57: US Long-term Projections for Industrial Castings
by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 58: US Historic Review for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 59: US 20-Year Perspective for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings,
Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous
Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium
Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

2. Canada III-14
A.Market Analysis III-14
Overview III-14
Strategic Developments III-14
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 60: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 61: Canadian Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings,
and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum
Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other
Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 62: Canadian Historic Review for Industrial Castings
by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 63: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile
Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings)
and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper
Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

3. Japan III-19
A.Market Analysis III-19
Current and Future Analysis III-19
Focus on Select Players III-19
Kubota Corp III-19
Ryobi Ltd III-19
B.Market Analytics III-20
Table 64: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 65: Japanese Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings,
and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum
Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other
Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 66: Japanese Historic Review for Industrial Castings
by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 67: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile
Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings)
and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper
Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings)
Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

4. Europe III-24
A.Market Analysis III-24
Overview III-24
The Cost Factor in the European Castings Market III-24
Escalating Demand for Magnesium Die-Castings III-24
Production Scenario III-25
Table 68: Leading European Countries in Metal Casting
(Ferrous & Nonferrous) Production for 2005 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25
Strategic Developments III-25
B.Market Analytics III-28
Table 69: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Industrial Castings by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 70: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 71: European Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy,
Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years
2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 72: European Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings,
and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum
Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other
Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 73: European Historic Review for Industrial Castings
by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 74: European Historic Review for Industrial Castings
by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 75: European 20-Year Perspective for Industrial
Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Demand for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia,
and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 76: European 20-Year Perspective for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile
Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings)
and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper
Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings)
Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-35

4a. France III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Overview III-36
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 77: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 78: French Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings,
and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum
Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other
Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 79: French Historic Review for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 80: French 20-Year Perspective for Industrial Castings
by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings,
Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous
Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium
Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4b. Germany III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Overview III-40
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 81: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 82: German Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings,
and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum
Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other
Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 83: German Historic Review for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 84: German 20-Year Perspective for Industrial Castings
by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings,
Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous
Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium
Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4c. The United Kingdom III-44
Market Analysis III-44
Table 85: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 86: UK Long-term Projections for Industrial Castings
by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 87: UK Historic Review for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/chart) III-46

Table 88: UK 20-Year Perspective for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings,
Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous
Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium
Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets for 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

4d. Italy III-48
Market Analysis III-48
Table 89: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 90: Italian Historic Review for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 91: Italian Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings,
and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum
Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other
Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 92: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile
Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings)
and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper
Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings)
Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-51

4e. Spain III-52
Market Analysis III-52
Table 93: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings,Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and
Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 94: Spanish Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings,
and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum
Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other
Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 95: Spanish Historic Review for Industrial Castings by
Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings,
Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel
Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings,
Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous
Castings) Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 96: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Demand for Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron Castings, Ductile
Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Castings, and Steel Castings)
and Non-Ferrous Castings (Aluminum Castings, Copper
Castings, Magnesium Castings, and Other Nonferrous Castings)
Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

4f. Russia III-56
Market Analysis III-56
Table 97: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Industrial Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings
(Gray Iron Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron
Castings, and Steel Castings) and Non-Ferrous Castings
(Aluminum Castings, Copper Castings, Magnesium Castings,
and Other Nonferrous Castings) Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 98: Russian Long-term Projections for Industrial
Castings by Product Group - Ferrous Castings (Gray Iron
Castings, Ductile Iron Castings, Malleable Iron Casting


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