Tooling and Automated Assembly for Aerostructures 2021


The Tooling & Automated Assembly for Aerostructures 2021 report provides an in-depth analysis of market size, growth forecasts, and trends in a comprehensive 145-page document. This seventh edition of the report offers valuable insights into areas of relative growth such as automation and composite tooling, as well as detailed segmentation of market demand, analysis of key market players, and profiles of 48 companies, covering everything from their origins and financials to their market strategies and recent developments.

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Counterpoint has released its seventh report on the aerostructures tooling market, including a major update of our tooling market model. This is still a challenging market, but we see relative growth in automation and composite tooling. Our report includes:

  • Market size and 10-year growth forecasts under three Covid recovery scenarios segmented by:
    • Tool design
    • Metal forming
    • Composite forming
    • Component assembly
    • Final/major assembly
  • Demand over the next 10 years segmented by:
    • source of demand e.g., clean sheet design, derivatives etc.
    • aerostructure type e.g., wing, fuselage etc.
    • type of tooling spending e.g., NRC, rate tooling, tooling maintenance, consumable tools, upgrades
    • aircraft type e.g., large commercial, business jet etc.
  • Areas of relative growth e.g., automated assembly & composites forming and the use of composite tools
  • Shape of the market:
    • Civil and military split
    • Key aircraft programmes
    • Extent to which outsourcing by aircraft OEMs and large tier-1s is occurring
    • Geographical analysis.
  • Analysis of market size and shares for the following product segments: total market; tooling for final/major assembly; tooling for composites and metal aerostructures; and materials for tooling made out of composites

We analyse key characteristics and trends including:

  • Tooling materials and technologies (e.g., hybrids, composites)
  • Procurement issues: the location of the supply chain; the importance of local suppliers; globalisation of tooling procurement; the trend towards larger contract responsibilities; ways in which the aircraft OEMs influence their suppliers’ approach to tooling
  • The impact of additive manufacturing
  • Profitability; analysis of reported results and our views on margins suppliers
  • Tooling supplier strategies
  • M&A and consolidation

The report provides profiles of 48 companies. Our profiles cover:

  • Origins and ownership
  • Our estimate of sales
  • Financials if obtainable
  • Operations and technologies
  • Customers and contracts
  • Strategy and recent developments
  • Our comments on the company’s overall market position
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