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Manufacture and Wholesale of Machinery for Mining, Quarrying and Construction in South Africa 2022

Alex Conradie | South Africa | 08 July 2022

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R 13 500.00(ZAR) estimated $ 804.51 (USD)*

Industry Overview

R 9 450.00(ZAR) estimated $ 563.15 (USD)*

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the Manufacture and Wholesale of Machinery for Mining, Quarrying and Construction in South Africa. It includes information on the state and size of the industry, key trends, technology and innovation and the performance, developments and corporate actions of notable players. There are profiles of 43 companies including the major players such as Barloworld, Bell Equipment and Master Drilling, local operations of international groups such as Thyssenkrupp, wholesalers such as Komatsu and equipment importer and seller Invicta.

Manufacture and Wholesale of Machinery for Mining, Quarrying and Construction in South Africa

Manufacturers and wholesalers of mining, quarrying and construction machinery increased sales and exports in the past year, largely due to the commodities boom, which offset subdued demand from the construction industry. Limited construction activity provides an ongoing challenge, as does poor economic growth, high input costs, inconsistent electricity supply and the declining competitiveness of local manufacturers. A major local company indicated it will increasingly move some of its manufacturing offshore to be less exposed to local risks.


Deindustrialisation, including declining manufacturing employment, expertise, production, and contribution to GDP, weighs heavily on the industry. Imports of primary inputs like steel, as well as finished machinery and parts pose a threat to the industry, according to local players. South African companies with operations in Russia felt the effect of sanctions and cancelled orders, and suspended some operations.


There is significant innovation and equipment improvement in the industry. Telematics devices are being fitted to equipment to improve maintenance and lifespan and to monitor performance. Other trends are the development of autonomous, remote-controlled and emissionless machinery. A prototype hydrogen-powered, zero-emission mine haul truck is being tested at the Mogalakwena platinum mine in Limpopo. Manufacturers are increasing the use of high-strength steel to improve durability and reduce environmental impact, while sales of battery-electric underground mining machinery are increasing.

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Historical Reports

The Manufacture and Wholesale of General Purpose Machinery in South Africa 2021-05-11

R 9 500.00(ZAR) estimated $566.13 (USD)*

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Manufacture and Wholesale of Machinery for Mining, Quarrying and Construction 2019-02-28

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $113.23 (USD)*

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Wholesale of Other Machinery 2018-12-14

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $113.23 (USD)*

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Manufacturing of Machinery for Mining, Quarrying and Construction 2016-09-27

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $113.23 (USD)*

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Table of Contents

2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
2.3. Size of the Industry 5
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 5
3. LOCAL 5
3.1. State of the Industry 5
3.2. Key Trends 6
3.3. Notable Players 7
3.4. Trade 9
3.5. Corporate Actions 11
3.6. Regulations 12
3.7. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 13
4. AFRICA 15
6.1. COVID-19 24
6.2. Economic Environment 25
6.3. Performance of the Mining and Construction Industries 26
6.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 28
6.5. Input Costs 30
6.6. Inconsistent Supply of Electricity 32
6.7. Labour 33
6.8. Environmental Issues 35
6.9. Government Support 36
7.1. Competition 36
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 37
7.3. Barriers to Entry 37
11.1. Publications 39
11.2. Websites 40
Appendix 1 - Summary of Notable Players 41
AARD Mining Equipment (Pty) Ltd 45
Astec Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd 48
Aury Africa (Pty) Ltd 50
Babcock Africa (Pty) Ltd 52
Barloworld Ltd 54
Bell Equipment Company S A (Pty) Ltd 60
Bell Equipment Sales South Africa Ltd 62
Bird Machines (Pty) Ltd 66
CMTI Mining Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 68
Desmond Equipment S A (Pty) Ltd 69
ELB Equipment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 71
Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd 73
Fermel (Pty) Ltd 75
FLSmidth (Pty) Ltd 77
Galison Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 80
Goscor (Pty) Ltd 82
Hitachi Construction Machinery Southern Africa Co (Pty) Ltd 85
Ian Dickie and Company (Pty) Ltd 87
Invicta Holdings Ltd 89
J A Engineering Works (Pty) Ltd 94
John Deere (Pty) Ltd 96
Joy Global (Africa) (Pty) Ltd 97
Kemach Equipment (Pty) Ltd 99
Komatsu South Africa (Pty) Ltd 101
Kwatani (Pty) Ltd 103
Liebherr-Africa (Pty) Ltd 105
Longyear South Africa (Pty) Ltd 107
Master Drilling Group Ltd 109
MechProTech (Pty) Ltd 113
Metso Outotec South Africa (Pty) Ltd 115
MIP Process Technologies (Pty) Ltd 117
Multotec (Pty) Ltd 119
Novatek Drills (Pty) Ltd 122
Pilot Crushtec International (Pty) Ltd 123
Rham Equipment (Pty) Ltd 125
Sandvik Mining RSA (Pty) Ltd 127
Smith Capital Equipment (Pty) Ltd 129
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Africa) (Pty) Ltd 131
Trident South Africa (Pty) Ltd 133
Wacker Neuson (Pty) Ltd 135
Weir Minerals Africa (Pty) Ltd 137
Wirtgen South Africa (Pty) Ltd 140
Wuhlf Equipment (Pty) Ltd 142