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The Manufacture and Wholesale of Metal Fasteners
BY Louise Mitchell
South Africa
14 December 2018
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The Manufacture and Wholesale of Metal Fasteners


This report focuses on the South African metal fasteners sector which is a small contributor to the manufacturing sector. The industry consists of local manufacturers and distributors/wholesalers of locally manufactured products as well as imported products, which are dominant in the domestic market. The major wholesalers and importers are BMG, Boltfast, Bascol and Bolt & Engineering Distributors. Major diversified listed companies that are active in the sector include Invicta and Bidvest (Afcom). Key end-users include the mining, automotive, construction, rail, energy, agriculture and manufacturing industries. Metal fasteners were traditionally sold through distributors, but as a result of difficult business conditions some manufacturers have started to sell directly to end-users.


Industry Challenges


Coupled with weak economic growth and cheap imports from China, local manufacturers are facing difficult trading conditions. The prices of raw materials used in the production of steel have been highly volatile while constrained electricity supply and increasing electricity costs have affected electricity-intensive sub-sectors in the metals and engineering sector. Insufficient transportation infrastructure has led to production disruptions and higher input costs. Manufacturers of metal fasteners lack competitive advantage when it comes to product design as the product is standard and can be manufactured anywhere in the world, which means that price becomes very competitive.


Report Coverage


This report covers the manufacture and wholesale of metal fasteners, and describes the state of the industry, local and international conditions and developments and factors influencing the sector’s success. It includes comprehensive profiles of 32 companies including EMVAfrica, formed through the 2018 merger of Energy Engineered Products, Multi Alloys and E-Metals Cape. It also profiles companies such as Hilti, which is using innovative technologies for chemical fasteners and for grating fastenings on steel and aluminium in highly corrosive environments, and Connectco Fasteners, which took over the manufacturing operations of Fascor.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4.1. Local 4
4.1.1. Trade 7
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 9
4.1.3. Regulations 9
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 11
4.2. Continental 13
4.3. International 14
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 15
5.1. Economic Environment 15
5.2. Government Initiatives 17
5.3. Steel Supply 18
5.4. Designated Products for Local Procurement 20
5.5. Low Growth in Manufacturing Output 20
5.6. Rising Operating Costs 22
5.7. Information Technology, Research and Development and Innovation 22
5.8. Labour 23
5.9. Carbon Tax 25
5.10. Electricity Supply Constraints 25
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 28
8. OUTLOOK 29
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 29
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 30
APPENDIX 1 32
Summary of Major Players 32
COMPANY PROFILES 35
AF-FSL GLASS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 35
AUTOMATIC MASS PRODUCTION (PTY) LTD 37
AVLOCK INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 39
BASCOL (PTY) LTD 42
BEN COR (PTY) LTD 44
BIDVEST AFCOM (PTY) LTD 45
BOLT-TECH (PTY) LTD 47
BOLTLOCK MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLIES (PTY) LTD 48
CBC FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 50
CHALWIL ENGINEERING CC 52
CONNECTO FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 53
DALTRON FORGE (PTY) LTD 55
EAST RAND FORGING (PTY) LTD 57
ESSENTRA COMPONENTS (PTY) LTD 58
FASTENER AND ALLIED (PTY) LTD 60
IMPALA BOLT AND NUT (PTY) LTD 61
MAZOR GROUP LTD 63
NORTHERN HARDWARE AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 66
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 69
PRO-TECH FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 73
QWA-QWA WIRE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 74
RALPH'S MIRROR AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 76
S A BOLT MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 77
SWAGEFAST (PTY) LTD 79
T AND I CHALMERS ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 81
TEL-SCREW PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 83
TRANSVAAL PRESSED NUTS BOLTS AND RIVETS (PTY) LTD 85
WL AND S FASTENER MANUFACTURING CO CC 87