Gardner Research Market Reports

Media Survey

Based on a survey sample of nearly 2,000 executives and production managers mainly serving durable goods industries, Gardner Research's Media Usage Survey profiles today's manufacturing professionals and delivers compelling insights into how those professionals are using multiple media channels to gather information.

Gardner Publications 2012 Cap Spending Survey

The results are complete for 2012 Capital Spending Survey and Forecast. Gardner’s Research’s 44th Annual Capital Spending Survey is the largest, most comprehensive survey detailing future spending in the discrete parts manufacturing industries. It generates a wealth of information. 

Methodology remains constant. Data comes from official sources including trade associations and government ministries. Local currencies are converted to U.S. dollars at average interbank rates for the entire year, not at end-of-year rates.

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Top Shops

‘Top Shops’ is a benchmarking and recognition program designed to help shops build their business.

World Machine Tool Survey

An independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine tool consuming and producing countries and compares them in real U.S. dollars.

Capital Spending Survey

An annual survey that collects statistics regarding budgeted spending on machine tools, testing equipment, software and more.

Gardner Business Index

A diffusion index measuring month-to-month changes in activity at durable goods and discrete parts manufacturing facilities.