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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
20 May 2019
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Manufacture of Insulated Wire & Cable


The insulated wire and cable industry in South Africa is largely dependent on infrastructure development. Reduced public sector infrastructure spending and challenges such as unstable power supply, rising input costs and a severe lack of technically trained professionals to provide cables at the same cost and quality as competing countries, is making the manufacturing environment significantly more difficult for local manufacturers. There is no confirmed value of the annual turnover of the industry, but the electrical cable market’s turnover is valued at approximately R8bn per annum.


Mixed Corporate Results


Despite the challenges, South Ocean Electric Wire, which manufactures low voltage electrical copper cables and wire, increased revenue by over 20%, while Reunert’s cable factories operated at sub-optimal capacity utilisation levels, mainly due to a significant reduction in demand from Eskom, municipalities and Telkom. ARB Holdings said the cable market was very challenging, with decreases in volume and margin as the lack of government spend created significant excess capacity.


Cable Theft


The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry estimates that cable theft costs the economy between R5bn and R7bn annually. Industry players are testing or using a number of methods to deter cable thieves including traceability, securing cables, using alternative metals, and cable and conductor identification.


Report Coverage


This report covers the manufacture of insulated wire and cable, and includes information on the size and state of the industry in South Africa, on the continent and internationally, and the factors influencing its success. There are comprehensive reports on 11 companies in the sector including the major players such as South Ocean Electric Wire Company and Aberdare Cables. Other profiled companies include power cable supplier Alcon Marepha, which concluded a settlement agreement with the Competition Commission after admitting to collusive tendering.


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 2
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4.1. Local 3
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 5
4.1.2. Regulations 5
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 6
4.2. Continental 6
4.3. International 7
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 8
5.1. Government Intervention 8
5.2. Government Infrastructure 8
5.3. Imports 8
5.4. Economic Environment 9
5.5. Rising Operating Costs 9
5.6. Labour 10
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 12
5.8. Cyclicality 13
5.9. Environmental Concerns 13
6. COMPETITION 13
6.1. Barriers to Entry 14
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 15
8. OUTLOOK 15
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 15
10. REFERENCES 16
10.1. Publications 16
10.2. Websites 16
APPENDIX 1 17
Summary of Notable Players 17
COMPANY PROFILES 20
A T C (PTY) LTD 20
ABERDARE CABLES (PTY) LTD 22
ALCON MAREPHA (PTY) LTD 25
ALVERN CABLES (PTY) LTD 27
CABCON TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 30
MALESELA TAIHAN ELECTRIC CABLE (PTY) LTD 32
SILCOM (PTY) LTD 34
SOUTH OCEAN ELECTRIC WIRE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 36
TULISA CABLES (PTY) LTD 38
WALRO FLEX (PTY) LTD 40
YANGTZE OPTICS AFRICA CABLE (PTY) LTD 42