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Manufacture of Flour and Grain Mill Products
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
24 April 2017
R 6 960.00 (ZAR)  
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Manufacture of Flour and Grain Mill Products


Despite the increase in the number of informal millers and micro mills throughout the country, the sector remains highly concentrated with 25 companies generating 75% of all maize milled. The leading four players, Pioneer, Premier Foods, Pride Milling and Tiger Brands, together mill approximately 75% of the maize meal produced in the country and dominate the wheat milling market with 97% market share.


Challenging Times


The grain milling sector, which plays a vital role with regard to food security through its influence on the price of the country’s staple foods, maize meal and bread, was severely affected by the El Nino-triggered drought, which caused the 2016 maize harvest to decline to 7.5 million tons. The recent trading environment in the sector was described as one of the most challenging ever experienced because of the need for increased maize imports, unpredictable foreign exchange markets, the resultant high input costs, decreasing disposable income and weak consumer confidence. Although Grain SA expects a maize surplus for the 2017/18 season, stakeholders are concerned about the current Fall Armyworm infestation that poses a threat to grain farmers, millers and producers of grain mill products.


Report Coverage


The Manufacture of Flour and Grain Mill Products describes current conditions and the attempt by stakeholders to revive the South African wheat industry. Other factors that influence the success of the sector are covered, including the increase in the wheat tariff in April 2016 which resulted in wheat prices rising by approximately 6% and bread prices by 2.5%. Profiles for 22 companies are provided. These include Blinkwater Mills which was fined R10m by the competition Tribunal in March 2017 after it was found guilty of colluding with the ‘Big Four’ and other role players including Progress Milling, Godrich, Brenner Mills and Carolina Roller Mills, all profiled in the report.


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 12
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 15
4.3. International 16
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 17
5.1. Government Intervention 17
5.2. Economic Environment 18
5.3. Rising Operating Costs 18
5.4. Labour 19
5.5. Land Reform Policy 20
5.6. Changing Consumer Preferences 20
5.7. Environmental Concerns 21
5.8. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 23
6. COMPETITION 24
6.1. Barriers to Entry 24
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 25
8. OUTLOOK 26
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 26
10. REFERENCES 27
10.1. Publications 27
10.2. Websites 27
COMPANY PROFILE 28
A M ALBERTS (PTY) LTD 28
AFGRI OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 30
AFRICAN STAR GRAIN AND MILLING (PTY) LTD 34
ALGOA ROLLER MILLS CC 36
BAKHRESA SA (PTY) LTD 37
BLINKWATER MEULE (PTY) LTD 39
BRENNER BRANDS (PTY) LTD 41
CAROLINA ROLLER MEULE (PTY) LTD 43
EPIC FOODS (PTY) LTD 44
GIDEON MILLING (PTY) LTD 46
GODRICH FLOUR MILLS (PTY) LTD 48
I L MOLINO CC 50
LETHABO MILLING (PTY) LTD 52
PIONEER VOEDSEL (PTY) LTD 53
PREMIER FMCG (PTY) LTD 57
PRIDE MILLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 62
RCL FOODS LTD 64
S A RICE MILLS (PTY) LTD 69
TIGER BRANDS LTD 70
TONGAAT HULETT STARCH (PTY) LTD 75
VAAL MILLING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 78
VKB FLOUR MILLS (PTY) LTD 79