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Manufacture of Other Rubber Products
BY Alex Conradie
South Africa
17 April 2020
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Manufacture of Other Rubber Products


Challenging macro-economic conditions and rising input costs continue to have a significant effect on the performance of the local rubber products manufacturing sector. Roleplayers have identified competition from low-cost imports, load-shedding, high labour costs, low levels of spending on research and development and inadequate investment in new technology as some of the reasons for the lack of growth of the sector. In March 2020, companies in the sector closed due to the national lockdown, although some were allowed to carry on producing essential products.


Higher Volumes


The volume of rubber products produced and their sales value increased in 2019, in an environment of declining investment in local mine expansions and new mines, which affected demand for conveyor belt systems, a lack of skills development, low spending by state-owned enterprises, low economic growth, competition from plastic products and cheap imports, and low demand from the construction industry. There are opportunities, however, in the local manufacture of complex components for the automotive sector, increasing exports, diversification, and value-add services.


Opportunities for SMEs


The manufacture of other rubber products requires specialised machines, involvement in fairly complex value chains and technological knowledge. The barriers to entry for small businesses are therefore high in the manufacturing space, but there are opportunities for these companies to be involved as suppliers of goods and services to manufacturers.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on The Manufacture of Other Rubber Products and includes comprehensive information on production, developments and investments, and trade, employment and other relevant statistics. It includes profiles of 22 companies such as ContiTech Africa, Dunlop Industrial Africa, the largest conveyer belt producer in Africa, and Fenner Conveyor Belting (South Africa). Other profiles include Hudson Rubber Company, the continent’s largest producer of extruded rubber products, Multotec, Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco), and Weir Minerals Africa.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 1
2.2. Geographic Position 2
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4.1. Local 3
4.1.1. Trade 6
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 10
4.1.3. Regulations 10
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 11
4.2. Continental 11
4.3. International 12
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 13
5.1. Economic Environment 13
5.2. Rising Input Costs 14
5.3. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 15
5.4. Government Incentives and Support 15
5.5. Environmental Concerns 16
5.6. Labour 16
6. COMPETITION 17
6.1. Barriers to Entry 18
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 19
8. OUTLOOK 19
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 20
10. REFERENCES 20
10.1. Publications 20
10.2. Websites 21
APPENDIX 1 22
Summary of Notable Players 22
COMPANY PROFILES 26
ALP AFRICA (PTY) LTD 26
ARGENT INDUSTRIAL LTD 28
BRIDGESTONE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 33
CONTITECH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 36
DELTA RUBBER (PTY) LTD 38
DUNLOP INDUSTRIAL AFRICA (PTY) LTD 40
DUNLOP INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 42
FENNER CONVEYOR BELTING (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 45
H AND M ROLLER TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 47
HUDSON RUBBER COMPANY (PTY) LTD 49
MULTOTEC RUBBER (PTY) LTD 51
NATIONAL RUBBER MATMIN (PTY) LTD 52
NUVO RUBBER COMPOUNDERS (PTY) LTD 54
RUBBER PRODUCTS AND MOULDINGS (PTY) LTD 56
S AND N RUBBER (PTY) LTD 58
SEAL N DEVICES (PTY) LTD 60
TECHNI-FLEX CC 62
TEGA INDUSTRIES AFRICA (PTY) LTD 64
TENSILE RUBBER (PTY) LTD 66
TRANSVAAL RUBBER COMPANY (PTY) LTD 68
VAN RYN RUBBER HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 71
WEIR MINERALS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 72