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APA Market Observatory of the Automatic Doors Sector
The Market Observatory is an instrument for monitoring the competitive environment of the automatic door sector in Spain. It provides information on the evolution of the business of companies in the sector.
The Market Observatory of the Automatic Door Sector is owned by APA, the Spanish Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers. The technical direction and development are carried out by AIDIMME, Technological Institute.
- Generate proprietary and proven information in the automatic door sector in Spain.
- Give entity and visualize the activity of the automatic door sector as an industrial and economic sector.
- Promote the use of market and business information among companies in the automatic door sector.
- Support the decision-making of companies, which can evaluate with objective data their own activity with respect to the rest of the sector, detect trends and anticipate changes in the economic activity of the sector.
Indicators collected by the Observatory
The Market Observatory monitors the growth of the sales of the automatic door sector in the short term (semiannually) and the expectations of evolution in the following six months. It also measures the business climate of the sector, through an indicator of growth expectation of national and international sales.
The Observatory also collects annual indicators on various strategic areas of the companies in the sector: internationalization, purchasing and supply, productive investment, R&D and productivity.
How to participate?
If you are already a member of the Association of Automatic Doors you can participate by accessing the membership card.
If you are not a member, you can request your registration here
Any company in the sector of manufacture and distribution of automatic doors in Spain associated with APA, Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Automatic Doors: industrial, commercial, garage doors and gates (according to UNE85635 standard); pedestrian doors (UNE85121); and fire doors (UNE237401).
Companies whose activity is related to the manufacturers of automatic doors can also participate: suppliers of components and hardware, automatisms and other suppliers, as well as distribution companies and commercial delegations.
Non-associated companies wishing to participate should contact APA.
Companies participate through an online platform that allows managing the accessions of participating companies, data collection and communication of results.
Each company provides data on the evolution of its activity semiannually. With the information of the companies, sector indicators are obtained.
The commissioning and maintenance of the Market Observatory is financed by APA, the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Automatic Doors. Participating companies receive the sector information free of charge.
The data collection process is simple and is done by completing a semi-annual questionnaire. Data collection is done online. Sometimes, data collection is supported by phone calls to companies to obtain the statistical samples necessary for the data to represent the automatic door sector.
The data provided by each company is treated strictly confidentially and for statistical purposes only. No individual company data is ever published and the results are only published at the sector aggregate level.
Individual company data is not accessible to anyone outside the management of the Market Observatory. The data of the companies are also not accessible to managers, representatives and partners of APA, Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Automatic Doors.
The name of the companies participating in the Market Observatory is not published if there is no express consent for it. This consent is asked in the company's adhesion form to the Market Observatory. The voluntary publication of the name of the participating companies (for example, on the Market Observatory website) is exclusively for promotional purposes and to encourage other companies to participate. The publication of the name does not imply the publication of any data of the participating company.
The information generated at the sector level is owned by APA, Spanish Association of Automatic Door Manufacturers.
The information generated is exclusive to the automatic door sector and does not exist in other official sources. The information is generated specifically for the automatic door sector, being a primary source of data on the sector that does not exist in the rest of Spain.
The technical direction of the Market Observatory is the responsibility of AIDIMME, Technological Institute, through a team formed by computer scientists, designers, economists and market research professionals with more than 10 years of experience in the development of sectorial information systems.
The data treatment is carried out with research methodologies and statistical techniques used for other industrial sectors through an exhaustive procedure for debugging and validating the results.
You can register your company through this membership card. Once we confirm the registration, you can participate in the questionnaires and receive the sectoral information that is generated.