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The Manufacture of Tents, Tarpaulins, Sails and Other Canvas Goods in South Africa
BY Rebecca Viljoen
South Africa
24 June 2020
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Manufacture of Tents, Tarpaulins, Sails and other Canvas Goods


The manufacture of tents, tarpaulins, sails and other canvas goods is a secondary subsector of the clothing, textiles, leather and footwear sector. Relative to other manufacturing industries in this broader sector, tents, tarpaulins, sales and canvas goods manufacturing is not acutely threatened by cheap imports. In fact, South African companies dominate the South and Southern African market. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a surge in demand for camping tents for temporary shelters for the homeless. There has also been a rise in demand for humanitarian disaster relief tents. Companies who usually manufacture event tents and semi-permanent tented structures are quickly shifting production to meet the health system’s needs.


Competition


Role players indicate that while there is little competition for luxury safari tents, the market for military and humanitarian-related tents is pretty competitive locally and globally. There are several dozen major players in the industry, which is characterised by a relatively large number of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises.


Opportunities for SMEs


There are opportunities for new market entrants in less saturated geographic areas. In this industry, most companies are selling to the end-user, which means that a responsive small, local business is an advantage. Specific opportunities can be found in new and unique designs for event tents and for permanent tent structures for lodges and hospitality. There are opportunities in niche areas for entrepreneurs and small players.


Report Coverage


This report covers the manufacture of tents, tarpaulins, sails and other canvas goods with information on the state and size of the sector, influencing factors, and continental and international trends. There are profiles of 36 companies including relatively large companies such as Canvas and Tent and National Tent and Sails, manufacturers such as Canvalodge Manufacturing and sailmakers such as Supa Sailmakers and Fast Sails Covers.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 8
4.1.2. Regulations 8
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 9
4.2. Continental 10
4.3. International 12
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 14
5.1. Economic Environment 14
5.2. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 14
5.3. Labour 16
5.4. Government Support 17
5.5. Cyclicality 18
5.6. Environmental Concerns 18
6. COMPETITION 19
6.1. Barriers to Entry 21
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 22
8. OUTLOOK 23
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 24
10. REFERENCES 25
10.1. Publications 25
10.2. Websites 26
APPENDIX 1 27
Summary of Notable players 27
COMPANY PROFILES 30
ACE TENTS (PTY) LTD 30
AFRICAN TARPAULINS AND SUPPLIES CC 31
ALMAR'S CANVASS CC 32
BOSS TENTS CC 34
BUSHTEC CREATIONS (PTY) LTD 36
CANVALODGE MANUFACTURING CC 38
CANVAS AND TENT MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 39
CANVAS LAND CC 41
CHATTELS INFRASTRUCTURE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 43
COBRA TACTICAL GEAR (PTY) LTD 45
CRAIG MILLAR SAILS (PTY) LTD 46
CRAWAY TRUST 47
FAST SAILS COVERS (PTY) LTD 49
FREEFORM TENTS CC 50
G H HIRE CC 52
K2018310542 (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 53
LION TARPS-SEILE CC 55
MAVUKANI TRADING ENTERPRISE CC 57
MY FALKSON 59
NATIONAL TENTS AND SAILS SA CC 60
NORTH SAILS (PTY) LTD 61
P LEGESSE 62
POPULAR CANVAS CC 63
PROTARP (PTY) LTD 64
REDEPLOYABLE CAMP SYSTEMS S A (PTY) LTD 66
ROYAL TENT INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 68
S AND S TARPAULIN AND NET CC 69
SOUTH AFRICAN MARQUEE AND TENT CC 71
SUPA SAILMAKERS (PTY) LTD 72
TENT PRO (PTY) LTD 73
TEXWISE CC 75
TS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 77
ULLMAN SAILS (PTY) LTD 78
UNION CANVAS CC 80
VALE TRADERS CC 81
YELLOW STAR TRADING 41 CC 83