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The Casting of Metals 2018

Marc Bosman | South Africa | 25 April 2018

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Report Coverage

The report on the Metal Casting sector examines current conditions and discusses the government interventions aimed at stimulating local manufacture. Factors negatively affecting the success of the sector, which include rapidly rising electricity and raw material costs, high labour costs and the increasing cost of environmental compliance are also covered. Profiles for 21 industry players are provided. Included is Scaw South Africa whose cast products division will be transferred to Cast Products SA which was acquired by US-based manufacturer, Amsted Rail Company in March 2018.

The South African Metal Casting Industry

The South African casting industry is varied both in terms of product and process capability. Castings are required for a wide range of applications and range from components weighing a few grams to castings for ships and off-shore oil rigs, which can weigh up to 300 tonnes. The castings sector supplies a wide range of products to most manufacturing industries with the largest output going to the Construction and General Engineering, Automotive and Mining sectors. Companies in the South African casting industry range from small specialist operations to large-scale production facilities. The sector is one of the more cohesive market sectors and is well-represented through the Aluminium Casters Association (ACA) and the South African Industry of Foundrymen (SAIF).

An Industry in Distress

Despite the many strengths of the domestic foundry sector, the general metals industry is in deep distress and longstanding issues such as government intervention in pricing and trade measures remain divisive. The metals industry continues to contract and statistics from the South African Institute of Foundrymen (SAIF) show that the number of operational foundry member numbers declined from 450 in the 1980s to 170 in 2015. Role players realise the importance of adopting new technologies, but investment is limited as a result of a market that is oversupplied, especially with low-cost castings from Asia.

Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 12
4.1.2. Regulations 13
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 15
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 17
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 19
5.1. Economic Environment 19
5.2. Government Initiatives 20
5.3. Automotive Industry 21
5.4. Rising Operating Costs 22
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 23
5.6. Labour 26
5.7. Cyclicality 29
5.8. Environmental Concerns 30
6. COMPETITION 30
6.1. Barriers to Entry 32
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 33
8. OUTLOOK 34
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 34
10. REFERENCES 36
10.1. Publications 36
10.2. Websites 37
COMPANY PROFILES 40
AJAX MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 40
ARCELORMITTAL SOUTH AFRICA LTD 42
ATLANTIS FOUNDRIES (PTY) LTD 46
AUTOCAST SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 49
BESAANS (PTY) LTD 52
COPALCOR (PTY) LTD 54
FOXTEC-IKHWEZI (PTY) LTD 57
KIMBERLEY ENGINEERING WORKS FOUNDRIES (PTY) LTD 59
KPL DIE CASTING (PTY) LTD 61
M I S ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 63
NATAL IRON AND BRASS FOUNDRY CC 65
NON-FERROUS METAL WORKS (S A) (PTY) LTD 67
PANDROL S A (PTY) LTD 70
PRESSURE DIE CASTINGS (PTY) LTD 72
PREVAIL ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 74
RELY PRECISION CASTINGS (PTY) LTD 76
SCAW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 78
TRANSNET SOC LTD 82
WAHL INDUSTRIES CC 86
ZEALOUS AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD 88
ZEALOUS PRESSURE CASTINGS (PTY) LTD 90