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The Manufacture and Wholesale of General Purpose Machinery in South Africa
BY Duncan Bekker
South Africa
11 May 2021
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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The Manufacture and Wholesale of General Purpose Machinery


Government considers the machinery industry to be a key strategic sector for economic and employment growth, and the industry receives support through industrial policies. However, it had been facing significant headwinds even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. The fundamental challenges facing the industry are primarily structural, and include the depressed economy, declining construction sector, import penetration, and a host of factors undermining South Africa’s manufacturing competitiveness.


Uncompetitive


There is a widespread perception that the domestic machinery sector’s relative competitiveness has been falling for a number of years, and that low domestic productivity and foreign import substitution represents an increasingly serious threat. This decline has been partly a result of the economy, exacerbated by rising costs and instability in the steel and electricity sectors, and most recently the pandemic. Government has turned to trade tariffs, local content regulation, and industrial policy master plans in an attempt to support manufacturing by boosting domestic demand. However, many players say that these measures alone cannot improve the sector’s prospects, and have sometimes actively contributed to the decline.


Agricultural Machinery


Trade in agricultural machinery continued to grow in 2020 as farmers remained active, and some attempted to mitigate worker disruption with more mechanisation. Increased on-farm mechanisation is likely to present opportunities for machinery suppliers in the future, although this may have dire consequences for agricultural employment.


Report Coverage


This report examines the capital equipment and general purpose machinery industry in South Africa and covers the manufacturing and wholesale of key products including mining and construction machinery, agricultural machinery, and pumps and valves. There is comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, trade, corporate actions and developments. There are profiles of 236 companies including large domestic original equipment manufacturers such as Bell and ELB Equipment, specialised manufacturers such as mining equipment supplier Master Drilling and local subsidiaries or representatives of global players such as LG Electronics.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Trade 25
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 28
4.1.3. Regulations 31
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 35
4.2. Continental 38
4.3. International 42
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 44
5.1. Coronavirus 44
5.2. Economic Environment 46
5.3. Rising Input Costs 47
5.4. Government Support 50
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 51
5.6. Environmental Concerns 53
5.7. Labour 54
6. COMPETITION 58
6.1. Barriers to Entry 59
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 60
8. OUTLOOK 61
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 62
10. REFERENCES 63
10.1. Publications 63
10.2. Websites 64
APPENDIX 1 66
Summary of Notable players 66
COMPANY PROFILES 104
AARD MINING EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 104
ABACUS AUTOMATION (PTY) LTD 106
ABB SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 108
ACEPAK (PTY) LTD 111
ACTOM (PTY) LTD 113
ADVANCED WORX 112 (PTY) LTD 121
AGGREKO ENERGY RENTAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 123
AHI CARRIER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 125
ANSTAN TECHNOLOGIES CC 127
ANTON PAAR SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 128
APPLEBY INSTRUMENTATION (SA) (PTY) LTD 130
ARGO INDUSTRIAL (PTY) LTD 132
ARI FLOW CONTROL AFRICA (PTY) LTD 133
ARMCOIL AFRIKA (PTY) LTD 135
ATBRO SYSTEMS CC 137
AUTOPAC MACHINERY CORPORATION CC 139
AUTOTRONIX (PTY) LTD 140
AVENG AFRICA (PTY) LTD 142
AVK HOLDING SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 147
AZ-ARMATUREN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 149
BABCOCK AFRICA (PTY) LTD 150
BALTIMORE AIRCOIL COMPANY (S A) (PTY) LTD 152
BARLOWORLD LTD 154
BECKHOFF AUTOMATION (PTY) LTD 159
BELL EQUIPMENT SALES SOUTH AFRICA LTD 161
BHBW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 164
BLUE DISA TRADING 542 (PTY) LTD 166
BOBCAT EQUIPMENT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 168
BRAYBAR PUMPS (PTY) LTD 170
BREHNOR PUMPS (PTY) LTD 172
BRIGGS AND STRATTON RSA (PTY) LTD 173
BURKERT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 175
C F W INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 177
CACO TRADING (PTY) LTD 179
CAPE CENTRIFUGE CC 181
CAPE HEAT EXCHANGE (PTY) LTD 183
CARL ZEISS (PTY) LTD 185
CATO RIDGE ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION (PTY) LTD 187
CENTA FIRE (PTY) LTD 189
CHANNEL DATA (PTY) LTD 191
CHERANGANI TRADE AND INVEST 6 CC 193
CHIGO AIRCONDITIONING CC 194
CIRCUIT BREAKER INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 196
CLOSEAL MANUFACTURING CC 198
CMTI MINING MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 199
CNH INDUSTRIAL SA (PTY) LTD 200
COLCAB (PTY) LTD 203
COLUMBIT (PTY) LTD 205
CONLOG (PTY) LTD 207
CONSOLIDATED WATER CONDITIONING S A (PTY) LTD 209
CRITERION EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 211
CROSS FIRE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 213
CUMMINS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 215
DAIKIN AIR-CONDITIONING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 217
DEFY APPLIANCES (PTY) LTD 219
DICLA FARM AND SEED (PTY) LTD 221
DIESEL ELECTRIC SERVICES (PTY) LTD 222
DIESEL GEN TECHNOLOGIES CC 224
DONALDSON FILTRATION SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 226
DUAL VALVE (PTY) LTD 228
DUPLEIX LIQUID METERS (PTY) LTD 229
EIE GROUP (PTY) LTD 231
EIGENBAU (PTY) LTD 233
ELB GROUP (PTY) LTD 235
ENDRESS AND HAUSER (PTY) LTD 239
ENGINECO (PTY) LTD 241
ENSERVE ENGINEERING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 242
EPIROC SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 244
ERD FAB (PTY) LTD 246
EURO AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 248
EVAPCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 250
EVERFLO (PTY) LTD 252
FEDERAL-MOGUL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 254
FERMEL (PTY) LTD 257
FESTO (PTY) LTD 259
FLOWSERVE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 261
FLSMIDTH (PTY) LTD 263
FRANKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 266
FRANKLIN ELECTRIC (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 268
FREE STATE TRANSFORMERS (PTY) LTD 270
FRIEDSHELF 559 (PTY) LTD 272
G C TILLAGE CC 274
GEA AFRICA (PTY) LTD 275
GENERATOR KING (PTY) LTD (THE) 277
GENERATOR LOGIC HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 279
GENPOWER ELECTRICAL WHOLESALERS CC 281
GEOMECHANICS (PTY) LTD 283
GOSCOR (PTY) LTD 285
GRUNDFOS (PTY) LTD 287
H C HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 289
H G MOLENAAR AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 291
HARRACK AUTOMOTIVE AIR-CONDITIONING (PTY) LTD 293
HGF PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 295
HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY SOUTHERN AFRICA CO (PTY) LTD 297
HOFFMANN POWER (PTY) LTD 299
HONDA MOTOR SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 301
HONEYWELL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 304
HOWDEN DONKIN (PTY) LTD 307
HUDACO TRADING (PTY) LTD 309
HUMULANI MARKETING (PTY) LTD 313
HYBRID AUTOMATION CC 315
IAN DICKIE AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 317
ILED (PTY) LTD 319
INDECON (PTY) LTD 320
INDOCO REMEDIES SA (PTY) LTD 321
INGERSOLL-RAND COMPANY SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 322
INSTROTECH (PTY) LTD 324
INTA SAFETY CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 326
INTAKA TECH (PTY) LTD 328
INVICTA HOLDINGS LTD 330
INVINCIBLE VALVES (PTY) LTD 335
IRITRON (PTY) LTD 337
J A ENGINEERING WORKS (PTY) LTD 339
JAMES HOWDEN HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 341
JOHN DEERE (PTY) LTD 343
JOHN MOFFAT PROLOCK (PTY) LTD 344
JOY GLOBAL (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 346
KELVION THERMAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 348
KIC S A (PTY) LTD 350
KLINGER (PTY) LTD 352
KOMATSU SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 355
KONGSKILDE INDUSTRIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 357
KSB PUMPS AND VALVES (PTY) LTD 358
KWATANI (PTY) LTD 361
LEKTRATEK WATERTEGNOLOGIE (PTY) LTD 363
LEMKEN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 365
LG ELECTRONICS S A (PTY) LTD 367
LIEBHERR-AFRICA (PTY) LTD 369
LIXIL AFRICA (PTY) LTD 371
LONGYEAR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 373
MACADAMS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 375
MACSTEEL SERVICE CENTRES SA (PTY) LTD 377
MAGETZ ELECTRICAL CC 384
MAHLE BEHR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 386
MANITOU SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 388
MASS-MEASURING SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 390
MASSMART HOLDINGS LTD 393
MASTER DRILLING GROUP LTD 398
MATASE INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 401
METSO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 403
MICROPOWER MODULEK (PTY) LTD 405
MIP PROCESS TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 407
MOORE PROCESS CONTROLS (PTY) LTD 409
MULTOTEC (PTY) LTD 411
MUNTERS (PTY) LTD 414
N AND Z INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL (PTY) LTD 416
NATIONAL SECURITY AND FIRE (PTY) LTD 418
NEW WAY POWER (PTY) LTD 421
NIDEC INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 423
NOVATEK DRILLS (PTY) LTD 425
ORBACH AGRI (PTY) LTD 426
PALTECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 427
PAMODZI UNIQUE ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 428
PAN MIXERS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 430
PARKER-HANNIFIN (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 432
PEPPERL-FUCHS (PTY) LTD 434
PIKET IMPLEMENTE (PTY) LTD 436
PILOT CRUSHTEC INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 438
PIPE MAKERS (PTY) LTD 440
PLASSON SA (PTY) LTD 442
PREI INSTRUMENTATION (PTY) LTD 444
PRENTEC (PTY) LTD 446
PROTEA ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD 448
PROTHERM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 450
PSV HOLDINGS LTD 452
RADIUM ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 455
RAPID ALLWEILER PUMP AND ENGINEERING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 456
RELIABLE TRANSFORMERS CC 458
REVIVE ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS (PTY) LTD 459
RHAM EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 461
ROTHENBERGER TOOLS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 463
ROYAL HASKONINGDHV (PTY) LTD 465
S A M ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 468
SAFEQUIP (PTY) LTD 470
SASCO METROLOGY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 472
SCAMONT ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 474
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 476
SGB SMIT POWER MATLA (PTY) LTD 479
SHANTUI EQUIPMENT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 481
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 483
SINETECH (PTY) LTD 487
SMITH CAPITAL EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 489
SMITH MINING EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 491
SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 494
STAALMEESTER AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 497
STAMPEDE EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 499
STEVENS AND CO (PTY) LTD 501
STRUCTA TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 503
STYRIA STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATION (PTY) LTD 505
SUDEN PROCUREMENT CC 507
SULZER PUMPS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 509
SUPERWATT (PTY) LTD 511
SYSTEMS AUTOMATION AND MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 513
TENOVA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 515
THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 518
TILGHMAN ROTOBLAST AFRICA (PTY) LTD 520
TORRE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 522
TRAFO POWER SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 525
TRANS ELECTRON CC 526
TRANSFORMER MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 528
TREK SCALE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 530
TUNING FORK (PTY) LTD 532
TURNER MORRIS (PTY) LTD 534
TURNMILL PROQUIP ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 536
ULTIMATE USBE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 538
UNIVERSAL FANS (PTY) LTD 540
V R ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 542
VALCO GROUP SA (PTY) LTD 544
VALTRAC (PTY) LTD 545
VAN REENEN STEEL (PTY) LTD 547
VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 549
VERMEER EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 552
VINCEMUS INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 554
VULCAN CATERING EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 558
WACKER NEUSON (PTY) LTD 560
WALTER MEANO ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 562
WATSON-MARLOW BREDEL SA (PTY) LTD 564
WEIR MINERALS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 566
WELKOM INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS (PTY) LTD 569
WIKA INSTRUMENTS (PTY) LTD 571
WIRTGEN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 573
WP MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 574
WUHLF EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 576
XCMG SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 578
YOKOGAWA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 579
YORK INTERNATIONAL (SA) 581
ZEST WEG GROUP AFRICA (PTY) LTD 583