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The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa

The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa 2018

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 30 November 2018

The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa 2015

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 27 April 2015

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Introduction

The instrumentation and control industry, incorporating process automation and building management systems, spans various disciplines and has linkages to almost every sector. As such, the R16.5bn industry plays a pivotal role in the South African economy. With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution and the creation of ‘intelligent’ buildings, companies operating in this sphere are well positioned to play a critical role in the regeneration of South Africa’s beleaguered economy.

Strengths

• Major multinational companies have established a presence in the market.
• The industry is highly innovative and actively involved in R&D.
• The industry is well established and has remained abreast of technological developments.

Weaknesses

• Profit margins are thin.
• Shortage of skills in the sector, specifically in the 25 to 45 year age bracket.
• The industry is highly dependent on imported products and inputs, and, as such, is highly exposed to foreign exchange rate volatility.

Opportunities

• Growing demand from countries across Africa.
• The creation of ‘intelligent’ buildings and ‘smart’ cities.
• The fourth industrial revolution and the industrial internet of things which are driving industrial automation.
• The integration of analytics in building management systems.
• The roll out of the Intsimbi Future Production Technologies Initiative.

Threats

• Delayed implementation of public infrastructure projects.
• Policy uncertainty surrounding government policies such as land expropriation without compensation, which could deter investors.
• Political instability ahead of the 2019 general election.
• Sustained recessionary pressures.
• The intensification of the global trade war.

Outlook

With the fourth industrial revolution driving disruption, players in the fields of instrumentation, control and process automation are poised to capitalise on the growing demand for solutions that enhance efficiencies and competitiveness. Analysts say the implementation of a new carbon tax in January 2019 is expected to generate greater demand for automation systems that promote energy saving. Moreover, with the uptake of the industrial internet of things driving integration and connectedness, commentators predict that buildings will become ever more intelligent in the smart cities of the future.

The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa
The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa 2018

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4.1. Local 5
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 7
4.1.2. Regulations 8
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 9
4.2. Continental 10
4.3. International 11
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 13
5.1. Economic Environment 13
5.2. Input Costs 14
5.3. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 14
5.4. Labour 16
5.5. Government Initiatives 17
5.6. Environmental Concerns 18
6. COMPETITION 18
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 – SUMMARY OF MAJOR PLAYERS 22
Manufactures and Wholesalers of Control and Instrumentation 22
Installation of Building Management Systems 28
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURES AND WHOLESALERS 31
ABACUS AUTOMATION (PTY) LTD 31
ABB SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 33
ADVANCED WORX 112 (PTY) LTD 36
AMR AUTOMATIONS (PTY) LTD 38
ANTON PAAR SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 40
APPLEBY INSTRUMENTATION (SA) (PTY) LTD 42
ATBRO SYSTEMS CC 44
AUTOTRONIX (PTY) LTD 46
AVENG AFRICA (PTY) LTD 48
BECKHOFF AUTOMATION (PTY) LTD 54
BLUE DISA TRADING 542 (PTY) LTD 56
BURKERT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 58
CARL ZEISS (PTY) LTD 60
CONLOG (PTY) LTD 62
ENDRESS AND HAUSER (PTY) LTD 64
ETION LTD 66
FESTO (PTY) LTD 70
FLOWSERVE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 72
FRIEDSHELF 559 (PTY) LTD 74
HONEYWELL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 76
HYBRID AUTOMATION CC 79
ILED (PTY) LTD 81
INDECON (PTY) LTD 82
INSTROTECH (PTY) LTD 83
IRITRON (PTY) LTD 85
MICROPOWER MODULEK (PTY) LTD 87
MOORE PROCESS CONTROLS (PTY) LTD 89
N AND Z INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL (PTY) LTD 91
NIDEC INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 93
PARKER-HANNIFIN (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 95
PEPPERL-FUCHS (PTY) LTD 97
PREI INSTRUMENTATION (PTY) LTD 99
PROTEA ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD 101
ROYAL HASKONINGDHV (PTY) LTD 103
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 106
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 108
SYSTEMS AUTOMATION AND MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 112
SYSTEMS-ANYWHERE (PTY) LTD 114
WELKOM INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS (PTY) LTD 116
WIKA INSTRUMENTS (PTY) LTD 118
YOKOGAWA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 121
ZEST WEG MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 123
COMPANY PROFILES - INSTALLATION OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 125
ATBRO SYSTEMS CC 125
CBRE GWS FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 127
HONEYWELL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 129
HYBRID AUTOMATION CC 132
IRITRON (PTY) LTD 134
MICROPOWER MODULEK (PTY) LTD 136
SYSTEMS AUTOMATION AND MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 138
WELKOM INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS (PTY) LTD 140

Report Coverage

The report on the Instrumentation and Control sector describes the current market, outlines developments within the sector and focuses on factors influencing the success of the local industry. The report also profiles 39 South African-based companies, ranging from ABB South Africa, 80% German-owned that employs 2,500 people locally, to Instrotech (Pty) Ltd, a South African SME manufacturer and supplier of industrial, electrical and electronic equipment that has 25 employees.

Introduction

This report focuses on the Instrumentation and Control (I&C) industry in South Africa, which forms the base for sophisticated and advanced control systems in almost every industry, by providing accurate, fast and easy manufacturing processes. The South African I&C sector, which is estimated to be worth about R15bn, is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 5%. The sector is presently grouped under the electrical engineering discipline but the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), is aiming to have the I&C sector acknowledged as a separate engineering discipline by the end of 2015.

Strengths

• The industry is well established and benefits from international companies that dominate the industry.
• The sector’s skill base is rated among the best in the world despite the ageing skills set.

Weaknesses

•  The lack of understanding among engineering fraternities of the differences between the control and instrumentation and the electronics services market.
• Insufficient funding for mentoring graduates.
• No overall standards body that regulates standards for various types of I&C.
• Shortage of skills within the market specifically in the 25 to 45 year age bracket.

Opportunities

• The industry is well established and benefits from international companies that dominate the industry.
• The sector’s skill base is rated among the best in the world despite the ageing skills set.

Threats

• For SMEs, new BEE legislation which could force companies out of business if they are unable to comply.
• Lack of government spending on infrastructure projects.
• Sluggish economic growth.
• The shortage of necessary skills and the insufficient number of students with strong Maths, Physical Science and Chemistry capabilities.
• Uncertainty around government policies especially in the mining sector.

Outlook

Despite various challenges facing the control and instrumentation industry, many respondents have a positive outlook for the future. There are growth opportunities for the sector as more mining companies look towards automating their operations, as well in the petrochemical sector where companies will eventually have to invest in operational and processing changes to adhere to the Clean Fuels Project once it is implemented. As mentioned, in an effort to become more cost effective, many industries are also looking at improving measures to save energy such as monitoring their use to detect wastage, installing motion sensors and installing control software. According to SAIMC President Vinesh Maharaj these opportunities together with government’s R4-trillion national infrastructure plans to 2028 could increase the growth of the control and instrumentation sector to 7.5% per annum.

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The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa
The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa 2015

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 72.10 (USD)*

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The Instrumentation and Control Industry in South Africa 2018-11-30

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Table of Contents

[ Close ]
PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4.1. Local 3
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 6
4.1.2. Regulations 6
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 7
4.2. Continental 8
4.3. International 9
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 10
5.1. Economic Environment 10
5.2. Rising Input Costs 11
5.3. Labour 11
5.4. Technology and Information Technology 14
5.5. Environmental Concerns 14
6. COMPETITION 15
6.1. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 15
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 16
8. OUTLOOK 17
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 18
10. REFERENCES 18
10.1. Publications 18
10.2. Websites 18
ANNEXURE 1 19
Summary of Main Players 19
ORGANOGRAM 28
COMPANY PROFILES 32
ABACUS AUTOMATION CC 32
ABB SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 34
ADVANCED WORX 112 (PTY) LTD 38
AMR AUTOMATIONS CC 40
ANSYS LTD 42
APPLEBY INSTRUMENTATION (SA) (PTY) LTD 45
AUTOTRONIX (PTY) LTD 46
AVENG AFRICA LTD 48
BECKHOFF AUTOMATION (PTY) LTD 54
BURKERT CONTROMATIC (PTY) LTD 56
COLUMBIT (PTY) LTD 58
CONLOG (PTY) LTD 60
CUBE TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 62
E'N I ELECTRICAL-INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING AND CONTRACTORS (PTY) LTD 64
EMERSON INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 66
ENDRESS AND HAUSER (PTY) LTD 68
FESTO (PTY) LTD 70
FRIEDSHELF 559 (PTY) LTD 72
HONEYWELL AUTOMATION AND CONTROL SOLUTIONS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 74
HONEYWELL SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 77
HYBRID AUTOMATION CC 80
INDECON CC 82
INSTROTECH (PTY) LTD 84
IRITRON (PTY) LTD 86
MICROPOWER MODULEK (PTY) LTD 88
MOORE PROCESS CONTROLS (PTY) LTD 90
N AND Z INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROL (PTY) LTD 92
PARKER-HANNIFIN (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 94
PREI INSTRUMENTATION (PTY) LTD 96
PROTEA ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD 98
ROYAL HASKONINGDHV (PTY) LTD 99
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 101
SENTER 360 (PTY) LTD 104
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 106
SYSTEMS AUTOMATION AND MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 110
SYSTEMS-ANYWHERE (PTY) LTD 112
WELKOM INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS (PTY) LTD 114
WIKA INSTRUMENTS (PTY) LTD 116
YOKOGAWA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 119