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Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products in South Africa
BY Rebecca Vijoen
South Africa
08 September 2020
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Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products


The manufacture of glass and glass products has been affected by the decline in economic activity of the construction, automotive, food and beverage manufacturing industries and by coronavirus. The industry was brought to a standstill during level 5 and 4 of the national lockdown. South Africa is the world’s 7th and 12th largest producer of wine and beer, respectively, and the wine and beer industries account for a large portion of the demand for glass containers.


Alcohol ban


The ban on liquor during lockdown has had major adverse effects on bottle manufacturers Consol and Isanti. Both companies expressed concerns around the alcohol ban’s threat to their continued operations, which could lead to South Africa becoming a net importer of glass packaging. Consol has suspended the construction of a R1.5bn glass manufacturing plant in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng indefinitely. The alcohol ban put suppliers of raw materials and thousands of glass recycling collectors at risk.


Innovation


The focus for building and automotive glass products is innovation that optimises safety, energy efficiency, UV-resistance, insulation, and aesthetics. Innovations include energy-efficient and low-emissivity glass and solar glass, which is applied as a coating to glass windows to generate solar power. Windscreen technology plays a role in night vision and smart windscreens.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the manufacture of glass and glass products. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, corporate actions and developments and technological and environmental trends. There are profiles of 23 companies including Isanti Glass, which bought Nampak Glass, South Africa’s second largest manufacturer of glass packaging, for an estimated R1.5bn and other dominant players including Consol and PG Group. Other profiled companies include Cape Composite and W Tech Manufacturing, which make fibreglass products, safety glass companies such as C and C Safety Glass and FGW Safety Glass (Furman Glass) and glassblowers such as Listco (Glass Tech).


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 7
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 13
4.1.2. Regulations 13
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20
5.1. Economic Environment 20
5.2. Input Costs 21
5.3. Research and Development (R&D), Technology and Innovation 21
5.4. Labour 23
5.5. Environmental Concerns 25
5.6. Cyclicality 26
6. COMPETITION 27
6.1. Barriers to Entry 28
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 28
8. OUTLOOK 29
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 30
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 31
APPENDIX 1 33
Summary of Notable players 33
COMPANY PROFILES 38
C AND C SAFETY GLASS (PTY) LTD 38
CAPE COMPOSITE (PTY) LTD 40
CGIS REFRIGERATION GROUP (PTY) LTD 41
COMPASS GLASS (PTY) LTD 43
CONSOL GLASS (PTY) LTD 45
CREATEX (PTY) LTD 49
F G W SAFETY GLASS (PTY) LTD 51
GLASS PARTNERS HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 53
HI TECH SAFETY GLASS SA (PTY) LTD 55
ISANTI GLASS 1 (PTY) LTD 56
LISTCO GLASSBLOWERS (PTY) LTD 58
MCCOYS GLASS MANUFACTURING CC 59
NATGLASS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 61
NIVITEX FIBREGLASS AND RESINS GAUTENG CC 63
NORTHERN HARDWARE AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 65
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 68
PRIMA PUTTY (CAPE) (PTY) LTD 72
RSG SAFETY GLASS PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 74
S A BULLET RESISTENT GLASS COMPANY (PTY) LTD 76
THERMOGLASS (PTY) LTD 77
UNIFRAX EMISSION CONTROL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 79
UNITED GLASS BLOWERS CC 81
W TECH MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 82