2018 Capital Spending Study – Assembly

$695.00

Manufacturers’ investment in assembly equipment and services is an indication of what they expect for their businesses in the future. Additionally, the reasons for making those purchases give insight into broader areas of planning and growth in their industries. Understand what conditions exist in what specific industries that may impact your planning and purchasing of assembly equipment for next year.

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Why Order this Report

Manufacturers’ investment in assembly equipment and services is an indication of what they expect for their businesses in the future. Additionally, the reasons for making those purchases provides insight into broader areas of planning and growth in their industries. Understand what conditions exist in what specific industries that may impact your planning and purchasing of assembly equipment for next year. The report provides 4-year industry trends and also shows the adoption of technology, automation, IoT robots, additive manufacturing in assembly operations this year. New ways of recruiting talent/labor for this skilled trade is also addressed in this report.

Who Should Read this Report?

Vice presidents, Directors and Managers of Manufacturing, Quality, Planning, Purchasing, Finance, and Operations who are involved or influence spending for assembly equipment by manufacturers, as well as in companies who provide assembly equipment and related tools, training, information, and services to those individuals. Service/Technology providers will also find this report useful, as it delves into the adoption of technology is assembly manufacturing.

Study Background:

Objectives of this research are to:

  • Determine spending for assembly equipment next year, compared to pasts years
  • Uncover principal motives for buying assembly equipment
  • Determine next year’s budget allocation for purchasing assembly equipment
  • Understand the extent of automation in assembly operations and adoption of emerging technologies
  • Understand new ways of recruiting talent

Methodology:

  • 167 online surveys were completed with active, qualified ASSEMBLY direct request subscribers selected from the U.S. circulation base whose job titles are: Corporate Management, Design Management or Manufacturing Management; in locations whose principal product manufactured includes: electrical equipment, appliances and components, fabricated metal products, machinery, transportation equipment, and/or miscellaneous manufacturing
  • Data collected March 5 – 20, 2018