SOURCE: North American Die Casting Association

April 19, 2007 14:05 ET

New NADCA Research Analyzes Global Market; Offers OEM Sourcing Insights, New Business Models

WHEELING, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- The North American Die Casting Association (NADCA) has released an extensive report -- Die Casting in the U.S. - 2007 (The Buyer's Perspective) -- with facts, forecasts and future plans about the impact of globalization on the North American die casting industry.

The specially commissioned research report is packed with 110 pages of OEM interviews, charts and recommendations that die casters can use to improve their business and compete in the global marketplace.

"This research provides vital insights into how OEMs make decisions about sourcing -- both domestically and offshore -- and offers recommendations for how die casters can capitalize on global market conditions," said Daniel L. Twarog, NADCA's president. "Furthermore, the statistical analysis indicates that many of the cost advantages enjoyed by offshore suppliers will greatly diminish in the next five to 10 years."

The report was developed by Technology Consulting Group using information from interviews with nearly 100 U.S. OEM manufacturers and a multitude of other sources. It is divided into three key areas.

--  The facts on U.S. trade and OEM purchases of die castings offshore.
    
--  Future trends that will reduce incentives to take production of die
    castings offshore for products destined for the American market.
    
--  Recommendations for five business models enabling die casters to
    capitalize on changes the global manufacturing environment.
    
Die Casting in the U.S. - 2007 (The Buyer's Perspective) is available from NADCA for $300 per copy. NADCA corporate members receive a 50% discount and individual members receive a 25% discount. For more information, visit www.diecasting.org/publications.

Based in Wheeling, IL, the North American Die Casting Association represents the world's most effective die casters creating the world's best cast products. The organization serves as the voice of the industry, promoting growth and enhancing its members' ability to compete domestically in the global marketplace.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:

    Daniel L. Twarog
    North American Die Casting Association
    847.279.0001
    Email Contact

    Norwin A. Merens/Thomas A. Stack
    NM Marketing Communications
    847.657.6011
    Email Contact