Gardner Intelligence Reports

Gardner Intelligence’s annual Capital Spending Survey, monthly Gardner Business Index, and Media Usage in Manufacturing study are three of the most unique and widely-leveraged business insight reports in durable goods manufacturing. The World Machine Tool Survey is an independent annual survey that collects statistics from machine tool consuming and producing countries and compares them in real U.S. dollars. Below are our current reports available for purchase.

Gardner Business Index

The Gardner Business Index (GBI) is a diffusion index measuring month-to-month changes in activity at durable goods and discrete parts manufacturing facilities.

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.

Top Shops

‘Top Shops’ is a benchmarking and recognition program designed to help shops build their business. Data are collected across categories including operations, technology, business strategy, and human resources. Select measures are scored and summed to total scores that serve as the basis for honoring certain shops as ‘Top Shops.’

Capital Spending Survey

An annual survey that collects statistics regarding budgeted spending on machine tools, testing equipment, software and more that are then projected across the metalworking industry based on plant size.