AMBA is the only organization in the U.S. mold manufacturing industry focused on creating and providing leading-edge benchmarking information to executives for the purpose of enabling them to make better, more informed decisions. 

In order to create these valuable industry reports, AMBA surveys mold builders 6-8 times per year on topics such as:

  • General industry trends
  • Financial metrics
  • Human resource policies and procedures
  • Operations and plant floor management
  • Safety
  • Machine rates
  • Sales process and sales management

For current survey opportunities, please see below. To see recently completed reports, click here.

AMBA 2024 Shop Rate Survey

This summer, AMBA is introducing its fourth annual AMBA Shop Rate Survey. Those participating in this survey will receive information allowing them to benchmark their shop rates against AMBA’s nationwide community of mold manufacturers.

Gathered data will include charge rates specific to services in engineering, moldmaking and specialty services, as well as current v. anticipated capacities and company demographics. 

Participating AMBA members will receive this report at no cost; AMBA members that do not participate will have the opportunity to purchase the report for $399. Non-members may participate, but cannot access this data unless they join the AMBA. This report will only be available to current AMBA members in good standing with the association.

Our staff understands this topic is sensitive and represents a potential competitive advantage. As such, your information will remain completely anonymous and strictly confidential. Absolutely no data will be attached to any participants, nor will it be shared with any mold manufacturer outside of the AMBA community. We ask that every participant respect the sensitivity of this data and share it only with internal staff. All gathered data meets current anti-trust guidance and has been reviewed by AMBA legal counsel.

Thank you for your participation!

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To see AMBA's most recently completed reports, visit the AMBA publications page.