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The Printing Industry Updated Report Available
BY Carole Veitch
South Africa
06 July 2015
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The South African Printing Sector


South Africa’s printing sector plays a valuable role in the local economy, providing approximately 54,000 formal jobs and generating annual revenue of around R51bn. The majority of local printing companies are SMMEs employing fewer than 100 people but the sector is dominated by large companies. Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers Limited and Novus Holdings Limited, formerly Media24, are market leaders in the printing and finishing of magazines, books, catalogues and other commercial printing while Nampak, Mpact and AstraPak Limited dominate the print packaging market.


Developments in the Sector


The uptake of digitisation has impacted negatively on a significant number of printing companies, as well as on their suppliers, especially in the stationery sub-sector and as far as the printing of newspapers and magazines is concerned. This has resulted in the closure of numerous operations and a shift in focus for many companies, with Caxton for example expanding its packaging operations with the acquisition of Nampak’s Carton and Labels division. There has been growth in the print packaging and labelling segments, largely attributed to e-commerce, and analysts believe that this positive trend will continue. Digital printing technologies, including Print-on Demand and 3D-printing, have revolutionised the industry and are providing new opportunities for established printing companies and newcomers to the sector.


Report Coverage


The report on the South African printing industry describes the current market, lists corporate actions and other developments within the sector and focuses on factors influencing the success of the industry. The report profiles the major South African companies within the sector as well as print on demand franchises and SMMEs such as Beith Digital (Pty) Ltd and Altstadt Printing CC.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 13
4.1.2. Regulations and Government Programmes 17
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 18
4.2. Continental 20
4.3. International 22
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 23
5.1. Economic Environment 23
5.2. Digitisation 24
5.3. Labour 25
5.4. Rising Input Costs 26
5.5. Off-Shoring of Printing 26
5.6. Information Technology and Technology 27
5.7. Cyclicality 28
5.8. Environmental Concerns 28
6. COMPETITION 30
6.1. Barriers to Entry 31
6.2. Innovation 31
6.3. Research and Development (R&D) 32
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 32
8. OUTLOOK 33
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 34
10. REFERENCES 34
10.1. Publications 34
10.2. Websites 35
ORGANOGRAM 32510a 37
General Printing 37
COMPANY PROFILES 40
ABC PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 40
BEITH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 42
BENCHMARK SIGNAGE (PTY) LTD 44
BIDVEST PAPERPLUS (PTY) LTD 46
CAXTON & CTP PUBLISHERS & PRINTERS LTD 49
CREDA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 55
DEREK BUTCHER AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 57
FISHWICKS PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 59
FORMESET PRINT (PTY) LTD 62
INCE (PTY) LTD 64
INTERNATIONAL TRIMMINGS AND LABELS SA (PTY) LTD 67
JETLINE FRANCHISES (PTY) LTD 69
KADIMAH TRADING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 71
LEXLINES PRESS (PTY) LTD 73
MEDIA24 (PTY) LTD 75
MINIT PRINT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
MINUTEMAN PRESS INTERNATIONAL 84
NB PRINT CC 85
NOVUS HOLDINGS LTD 87
POSTNET SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90
RAND DATA FORMS (PTY) LTD 92
TANDYM PRINT (PTY) LTD 94
TECHNI-AD (PTY) LTD 96
TIMES MEDIA (PTY) LTD 97
TSHWANE PRESS (PTY) LTD 100
TYPO PRINTING CC 102
ORGANOGRAM 32510b 103
Print Packaging 103
COMPANY PROFILES 104
AFRIPACK (PTY) LTD 104
ASTRAPAK LTD 107
GOLDEN ERA PRINTERS AND STATIONERS BOPS (PTY) LTD 114
HP LABELLING (PTY) LTD 116
MPACT LTD 118
NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 123
UNIVERSAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 128
ORGANOGRAM 32510c 130
Print Finishing 130
COMPANY PROFILES 132
ALTSTADT PRINTING CC 132
ASSOCIATED PRINTING (PTY) LTD 134
DIE CUT NATAL ENTERPRISE CC 136
EASI-BIND (PTY) LTD 138
FINISHING POST (PTY) LTD (THE) 140
JEAN AND IAN SHORT CC 142
KNOX PRINTING COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 144
KWIK PRINTING WORKS CC 146
MAJESTIC SILVER TRADING 212 (PTY) LTD 148
ORANJE DRUKKERY (PTY) LTD 150
PRO-TOUCH DIES CC 152
SCREEN IMAGE CC 154
SHERENO PRINTERS CC 156
SHUMANI MILLS COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 159
TELESCO INVESTMENTS CC 161
UVP PRO BIND (PTY) LTD 162
UVP VELTOPAK (PTY) LTD 164