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Lock Washer Market

Lock Washer Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product Type and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025

CM : Engineering, Equipment and Machinery

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Author's: Kulbhushan | Sonia Mutreja
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Lock Washer Market Outlook - 2025

The global lock washer market is valued at $673.7 million in 2017, and is expected to reach $1,251.5 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2018 to 2025.

A lock washer is a disk-shaped thin plate, typically with a hole in the middle, which is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener. It often has an outer diameter about twice as compare to their inner diameter, which can vary according to its design. The most commonly used metal in the production of washers is steel. The different steel types used in the production of washers include carbon steel, spring steel, and stainless steel. These washers are also available in metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, titanium, bronze, zinc, and iron. Split and tooth lock washers are the two most popular lock washer types.

A lock washer can hold the nut or other threaded fastener in place. There are many small and leading players operating in the market, which include Nord-Lock, Shakeproof, Disc-Lock Inc., Schnorr, and others that occupy a major share in the lock washer market. The benefit of lock washers lies in its shape. When it is compressed to the loads near the proof strength of the bolt, it will flatten and twist. This process reduces the spring rate of the bolted joint which maintains more force under the same vibration levels, which further prevents the loosening process.

The lock washer market size is not high in U.S. and Western Europe. China is to expand its lock washer market share in forecasting period, owing to the expansion in automobile sector. Asia-Pacific has many lock washer manufacturer and producers, it produces the products for industrial sectors. Companies in developing countries, in contrast, put more effort on direct selling business. The competitor companies are more likely to develop their dealer network for the business expansion. As the local companies does not have international brand influence, their product quality is not good enough when comparing with leading companies, however, they have price advantage. These small players have expanded their market share in developing countries and low-end international market.

Growth in the automotive, aerospace, machinery, and construction industries is expected to drive the market during the forecast year. Asia-Pacific is anticipated to remain the fastest growing sector due to increase in demand for maintenance and repair activities, increased construction activities, and automotive industry growth. Countries such as China, India, Japan, the US, and Germany are expected to be the key demand areas which support the overall lock washer market growth. However, corrosion to these washers, prices of steel, and fluctuating foreign exchange are expected to hinder the growth of the lock washer market.

Rise in demand for lock washers in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and machinery, among others is expected to fuel the growth of the market. Therefore, the industry players are focusing toward creating better and cost-effective ways to develop highly efficient lock washers. Furthermore, increase in demand for lock washers that are market ready and more sustainable is anticipated to fuel the demand for better quality lock washers providing an opportunity to the manufacturers, thereby boosting the growth of the global lock washer market.

The global lock washer market is segmented based on product type, application, and region. Based on product type, the market is segmented into split, tooth, and others (hi-collar lock washers and wedge lock washers). In 2017, split lock washer segment dominated the market, in terms of revenue, and is expected to maintain this trend in the coming years. On the basis of application, the market is categorized into automotive, aerospace, machinery & equipment, construction, and others. Automotive industry is expected to secure the highest share during the forecast period.

Based on region, the market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. In 2017, Asia-Pacific accounted for the highest share in the lock washer market and is anticipated to secure the leading position during the forecast period.

Competition Analysis

The major players operating in the lock washer market include Nord-Lock, Shakeproof, Disc-Lock Inc., Schnorr, Titan Fasteners, Hangzhou spring washer Co., Ltd., Midwest Acorn Nut Co., HEICO-LOCK (HWICO Group), Earnest Machine, and Wrought Washer Manufacturing, Inc.. For instance, companies such as Hangzhou Spring Washer Co.,ltd, and HEICO Befestigungstechnik GmbH have development on high quality lock washers for a multitude of fastening applications, in order to meet meet the fastening requirements of a multitude of industries with flexibility, innovation and quality.

Key Benefits for Lock Washer Market:

  • The report provides an extensive analysis of the current and emerging global lock washer market trends and dynamics in the global lock washer market.
  • In-depth analysis is conducted by constructing market estimations for the key market segments between 2017 and 2025.
  • Extensive analysis of the global lock washer market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring of the top competitors within the market framework.
  • A comprehensive analysis of all regions is provided to determine the prevailing opportunities in these geographies.
  • Key market players within the lock washer market are profiled in this report and their strategies are analyzed thoroughly, which help understand the competitive outlook of the global lock washer market.

Key Lock Washer Market Segments:

By Product Type

  • Split
  • Tooth
  • Others

BY Application

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Construction
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa

Key Players

  • Nord-Lock
  • Shakeproof
  • Disc-Lock Inc.
  • Schnorr
  • Titan Fasteners
  • Hangzhou spring washer co., ltd
  • Midwest Acorn Nut Co.
  • HEICO-LOCK (HWICO Group)
  • Earnest Machine
  • Wrought Washer Manufacturing, Inc.

Lock Washer Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Product Type
  • Split
  • Tooth
  • Others
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By Application
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Construction
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Argentina, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

HEICO-LOCK (HWICO Group), Midwest Acorn Nut Co., Hangzhou spring washer co., ltd, Disc-Lock Inc., Wrought Washer Manufacturing, Inc., Titan Fasteners, Shakeproof, Nord-Lock, Earnest Machine, Schnorr

Analyst Review

The global lock washer market is witnessing considerable growth in the emerging markets such as India, China, Latin America, and others. Furthermore, growth in the automotive, aerospace, machinery, and construction industries and demand for better quality lock washers are some of the major factors that drive the growth of the lock washer market during the forecast period. In addition, increase in industrialization and urbanization, particularly in the emerging markets, is further expected to fuel the market growth. However, increase in risk of corrosion, rise in prices of steel & iron, and fluctuating foreign exchange are anticipated to hinder the market growth.

Asia-Pacific is witnessing the highest demand for lock washers, followed by North America, Europe, and LAMEA. The highest share of the Asia-Pacific market is attributable to an increase in demand for maintenance and repair activities, increased construction activities, and growth in automotive industry.

In addition, various leading manufacturers such as Nord-Lock, Shakeproof, Disc-Lock Inc., Schnorr, Titan Fasteners, Hangzhou spring washer Co., Ltd., Midwest Acorn Nut Co., HEICO-LOCK (HWICO Group), Earnest Machine, and Wrought Washer Manufacturing, Inc. occupy a prominent revenue share in the lock washer market.

Author Name(s) : Kulbhushan | Sonia Mutreja
Frequently Asked Questions?

The factors that drive lock washer market growth are growth in the automotive & aerospace industries, and a rise in demand for lock washers in machinery & construction sectors.

The emerging trend in the lock washer market is an increase in demand for lock washers that are market-ready and more sustainable is anticipated to fuel the demand for better quality lock washers.

The report sample for lock washer market report can be obtained on demand from the website.

The key growth strategy adopted by lock washer market players is product launch.

North America and the Asia-Pacific regions will provide more business opportunities for the lock washer market in the future.

The statistical data of the top market players of lock washer market can be obtained from the company profile section mentioned in the report. This section includes analysis of top ten player’s operating in the lock washer industry.

The leading players operating in the lock washer market include Nord-Lock, Shakeproof, Disc-Lock Inc., Schnorr, Titan Fasteners, Hangzhou spring washer Co., Ltd., Midwest Acorn Nut Co., HEICO-LOCK (HWICO Group), Earnest Machine, and Wrought Washer Manufacturing, Inc.

By application, the automotive segment holds the maximum market share of the lock washer market.

The expected market value of the lock washer by 2025 would be $1,251.5 million.

The potential customers of the lock washer industry are aerospace industry and automotive industry.

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Lock Washer Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2018 - 2025