Who Owns Whom

Manufacture Glass Glass Products Industry South Africa

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2024

Gary Phillips | South Africa | 20 March 2024

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2020

Rebecca Vijoen | South Africa | 08 September 2020

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2018

Marc Gavin Bosman | South Africa | 15 May 2018

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2016

Nina Shand | South Africa | 04 April 2016

Enquire about this report

Report Coverage

This report on the manufacture of glass and glass products in South Africa includes information on manufacturing output and sales, prices, trade, notable players, and influencing factors such as vehicle sales, beverage manufacturing output and construction. There is information on recycling, dumping and relevant tariffs and other measures, environmental issues, technology and R&D, and the effect of loadshedding on an industry which needs to keep furnaces on. There are profiles of 23 companies including the major players Ardagh, Isanti and PG Group, fibreglass manufacturers such as Nivitex and Cape Composite, and processing and distribution companies including FGW Safety Glass and McCoys.

Introduction

• The glass and glass products manufacturing industry has shown improved performance in the last four years.
• Bolstered by rising producer prices and significant investments by two major manufacturers, revenues have increased since dropping in 2020, and reached an all-time high 2023.
• Capacity utilisation and employment have increased.
• Float glass and mirror dumping remains a threat to the industry.
• The industry has raised the alarm about gas prices, gas policy and security of gas supply.
• It has pinned its future to the increased use of waste glass.

Trends

• Exports and employment have increased.
• Imports, particularly the dumping of flat glass products, have been increasing.
• Production has recovered since the pandemic, supported by higher and rising producer prices.
• Strong focus on reducing emissions and the energy cost of glass furnaces.
• The collection of recycled glass has been steadily increasing.

Opportunities

• Exports to the African continent.
• Lower costs and improved energy efficiency through increased cullet use.
• Trends in construction and automotive industries towards safer and more energy efficient glass.

Challenges

• Dumping of flat glass products.
• Fuel source instability and uncertainty of supply.
• Relatively low uptake of glass recycling.
• Sluggish economic growth.

Outlook

• International investments have increased local production capacity and secured localisation of beer bottle supply.
• Food and beverage production is growing, supporting demand for glass packaging and containers.
• The industry faces headwinds due to sluggish growth of construction and new vehicle sales.
• It also faces insecurity in energy supply.
• Imports continue to present threats to the local industry.

Read More..
The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2024

Full Report

R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1046.67 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 14 000.00(ZAR) estimated $ 732.67 (USD)*

Historical Reports

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2020-09-08

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2018-05-15

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2016-04-04

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

Table of Contents

[ Close ]
PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
2.3. Size of the Industry 6
3. LOCAL 8
3.1. State of the Industry 8
3.2. Key Trends 11
3.3. Key Issues 11
3.4. Notable Players 11
3.5. Trade 13
3.6. Corporate Actions 16
3.7. Regulations 16
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development 17
4. AFRICA 18
5. INTERNATIONAL 20
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 21
6.1. Unforeseen Events 21
6.2. Economic Environment 22
6.3. Labour 24
6.4. Environmental Issues 26
6.5. Technology, R&D, Innovation 28
6.6. Input Costs 29
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 30
7.1. Competition 30
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 31
7.3. Barriers to Entry 31
8. INDUSTRY SUMMARY 32
9. OUTLOOK 32
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 33
11. REFERENCES 33
11.1. Publications 33
11.2. Websites 33
ANNEXURE 1 – List of Relevant Legislation 35
APPENDIX 1 - Summary of Notable Players 39
COMPANY PROFILES 43
Ardagh Glass Packaging South Africa (Pty) Ltd 43
C and C Safety Glass (Pty) Ltd 46
Cape Composite (Pty) Ltd 48
CGIS Refrigeration Group (Pty) Ltd 49
Compass Glass (Pty) Ltd 51
Createx (Pty) Ltd 52
F G W Safety Glass (Pty) Ltd 54
Glamosa Glass (Pty) Ltd 56
Glass Partners Holdings (Pty) Ltd 57
Glass Planet (Pty) Ltd 59
Hi Tech Safety Glass S A (Pty) Ltd 61
Isanti Glass 1 (Pty) Ltd 62
Listco Glassblowers (Pty) Ltd 64
McCoys Glass Manufacturing CC 65
Natglass Distributors (Pty) Ltd 66
Nelson Glass and Mirrors CC 68
Nivitex Fibreglass and Resins Gauteng CC 70
Northern Hardware and Glass (Pty) Ltd 72
PG Group (Pty) Ltd 74
S A Bullet Resistant Glass Company (Pty) Ltd 78
Unifrax Emission Control South Africa (Pty) Ltd 80
United Glass Blowers CC 82
W Tech Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 83

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).

Introduction

This report focuses on the manufacture of glass and glass products. In 2019, manufacturing sales of glass and glass products amounted to R12.47bn, up from R11.9bn in 2018. Glass and glass product manufacturing sales for the first quarter of 2020 were valued at R2.8bn. The sector is affected by consumer markets, as by the economic performance of the food and beverage, automobile, construction, homeware, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, mining, aircraft manufacture, electronic manufacture, and solar energy sectors. A significant recent industry development has been Isanti Glass’ acquisition of Nampak Glass, South Africa’s second largest manufacturer of glass packaging, for an estimated R1.5bn.

Strengths

• High rate of recyclability; use of cullet reduces energy and input costs.
• Increasing use of glass, including smart glass, in architectural design and construction.
• Industry provides products to major sectors including automotive, building, food and beverage sectors.
• Innovative research and development.

Weaknesses

• Capital-intensive nature of the industry is a major barrier for new entrants.
• Dependent on the demand for glass in a number of other industries.
• High maintenance and energy costs.
• Reliance on a few suppliers of raw materials.
• Vulnerable to domestic and global economic fluctuations.

Opportunities

• Cullet recovery can reduce costs.
• Demand for energy efficiency in buildings.
• Expansion into the solar sector.
• Expansion of supply and manufacturing capacity across Africa.
• Growing anti-plastic sentiment and demand for environmentally friendly, reusable and recyclable packaging.
• Growing demand for glass packaging in Africa, especially in the beer and beverage markets.
• Growing demand for glass, including smart glass, in construction.
• Import duties on certain glass products allow local manufacturers opportunity to recapture market share lost to imports.
• Increasing global demand for specialised safety glass (bulletproof, etc.).
• Innovation is continuing to look promising.
• The increasingly important role of glass technology in the automotive industry.

Threats

• Cheap imports.
• Declining demand in the industries to which it supplies.
• Downswing in South Africa’s automotive manufacturing.
• Further increases to already high input costs limit the growth of the industry and survival of smaller operations.
• Highly regulated safety standards and the risk of compliance failure.
• Inconsistent electricity supply due to load-shedding.
• Silica supply risks.
• Substitute products.

Outlook

South Africa is in recession, and the coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected the global outlook for 2020 and 2021, the full implications of which are still unknown. South Africa’s economy is expected to contract by 7.2% in 2020. Investec expects rating agencies to further downgrade South Africa in light of the Supplementary Budget Review delivered on 24 June 2020, and South Africa’s anticipated inability to repay its debt. As mentioned in the report, the state of South Africa’s glass manufacturing industry is strongly linked to the economic performance of the food and beverage, construction, and automotive industries, amongst others. Encouragingly, glass manufacturers supplying to the construction industry have reported that as coronavirus-related regulations loosen, business is starting to pick up again. Based on the outlooks of the sectors it supplies, in the longer term, the demand for glass and glass products should continue to grow. However, industry players are currently facing difficult decisions around how best to move forward and stay afloat during a national and global recession and the induced short-term drop in demand. The alcohol ban created additional threats to glass manufacturers which are major providers of products to the alcoholic beverage producers.

Read More..
The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2020

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 69.60 (USD)*

Historical Reports

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2024-03-20

R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1046.67 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2018-05-15

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2016-04-04

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

Table of Contents

[ Close ]
PAGE
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

Introduction

This report focuses on the manufacture of glass and glass products, an industry that has experienced a decline in manufacturing production since 2013. The industry is dependent on the demand for glass in a number of other industries, all of which have been under pressure. The increased price of electricity and fuel has negatively impacted profits, as have cheap imports and depressed domestic sales in the automotive industry. Significant industry developments during 2018 have been the referral of Saint-Gobain Construction Products and D&D Roof Insulations CC to the Competition Tribunal for cartel conduct and Consol’s decision to withdraw its proposed listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Strengths

• Recyclability of the industry. Cullet used in the production of glass reduces energy consumption and input costs.
• The industry is natural and sustainable.
• Well-developed culture of innovation in the glass manufacturing industry.

Weaknesses

• Capital-intensive requiring high expenditure for newcomers.
• High maintenance and energy costs.
• Reliance on a few suppliers of raw materials.
• Reliance on the construction, automotive and furniture manufacturing industry performance renders the glass manufacturing industry vulnerable to global and domestic economic conditions

Opportunities

• Expansion into new and evolving industries such as solar and photonics.
• Government policy targeting the automotive manufacturing industry benefits automotive glass suppliers.
• Import duties on certain glass products allow local manufacturers opportunity to recapture market share lost to imports.
• Increasing global conflict drives demand for specialised glass.
• Possibilities of supplying or setting up manufacturing operations in Africa.
• Renewed mining, construction and infrastructure activity on rising positive sentiment.
• Rising consumer anti-plastic sentiment and the global initiative to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
• Smart Glass in Construction.

Threats

• Decreasing demand in related industries such as automotive, construction or beverages.
• Further increases to already high input costs limit the growth of the industry and survival of smaller operations.
• Increasing quantities of cheap imports.
• Increasing regulation and the risk of compliance failure.
• Threat from substitute products such as cans and plastic.

Outlook

In November 2017 Nampak noted the likelihood of tough economic and trading conditions with minimal GDP growth forecast for the next twelve months. Consol expects local volumes to grow 3% to 4% annually until 2021 and believes there will be continued growth in its African operations through its new Ethiopian facility. Although locally the trading environment is likely to remain difficult, there is improving consumer sentiment on some declining food costs, possible lower interest rates, rising business and investor sentiment, and continuing positive indications of an increase in global demand particularly in key European and sub-Saharan export markets. These are all factors that should lead to growth in the domestic glass manufacturing industry.

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2018

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 69.60 (USD)*

Historical Reports

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2024-03-20

R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1046.67 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2020-09-08

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2016-04-04

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

Table of Contents

[ Close ]
PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 13
4.1.2. Regulations 14
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 17
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 19
5.1. Economic Environment 19
5.2. Government Initiatives 20
5.3. Rising Operating Costs 21
5.4. Labour 21
5.5. Technology, R&D and Innovation 23
5.5.1. Cyclicality 24
5.6. Environmental factors 25
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 27
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 29
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 30
Appendix 1 32
South Africa Glass and Glazing Association (Manufacturing) Members 32
COMPANY PROFILES 33
CONSOL GLASS (PTY) LTD 33
NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 38
NATGLASS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 41
NORTHERN HARDWARE AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 43
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 46

Introduction

This report focuses on the glass and glass products manufacturing industry in South Africa. Growth in the industry remained flat between 2010 and 2015, growing at an average of 1.7% per annum. The industry is dependent on the demand for glass in a number of other industries, all of which have been under pressure. The increased price of electricity and fuel has further depressed profits, as have cheap imports and depressed sales in the automobile industry. The larger companies are looking at expansion in the rest of Africa with investments in glass manufacturing facilities there to offset declining domestic profits.

Strengths

• High demand in infrastructure projects and building, as well as the automotive industry translates into high demand for glass.
• Recyclability: cullet can be used in the production of glass, which reduces energy consumption and input costs.
• Well-developed culture of innovation in the glass manufacturing industry.

Weaknesses

• Capital-intensive requiring high expenditure for newcomers.
• High maintenance and energy costs.
• Reliance on a few suppliers of raw materials.
• Reliance on the welfare of the construction, automotive and furniture manufacturing industries means the glass manufacturing industry is vulnerable to global and domestic economic conditions.

Opportunities

• Expansion into new industries such as the solar sector.
• Government policy targeting the automotive manufacturing industry promises to benefit the suppliers of automotive parts such as windscreen and window suppliers.
• Newly implemented import duties on some glass products will provide opportunities for local manufacturers to recapture market share lost to imports.
• Possibilities of supplying or setting up manufacturing concern in the rest of Africa.
• Range of glass bottles aimed at the micro-brewery market.

Threats

• Decreasing demand in related industries such as automotive, construction or beverages.
• Further increases to already high input costs and the interest rate limit the growth of the industry and survival of smaller operations.
• Increasing quantities of cheap imports from outside countries.
• Threat from substitute products such as cans and plastic.

Outlook

The value of global glass demand is expected to reach US$61bn in 2020 while the demand for glass and glass products in South Africa is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% between 2015 and 2020. The general economic outlook for the country for 2016 and 2017 is weak with growth of less than 1% and the possibility of a downgrade from ratings agency, Moody’s. The decline in new vehicle sales seen during 2015 is anticipated for 2016 and the increase in interest rates and continuing pressure on consumers’ disposable income is expected to result in flat demand for glass. The threat of imported products from China is likely to remain although import tariffs might boost the local manufacturing sector. Companies operating in and exporting to African countries are optimistic about growing opportunities on the continent with companies such as Nampak actively pursuing opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2016

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 69.60 (USD)*

Historical Reports

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2024-03-20

R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1046.67 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2020-09-08

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

The Manufacture of Glass and Glass Products Industry in South Africa 2018-05-15

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $99.43 (USD)*

View Report Add to Cart

Table of Contents

[ Close ]
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 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 12
4.1.2. Regulations 13
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 15
4.3. International 16
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 17
5.1. Economic Environment 17
5.2. Rising Input Costs 18
5.3. Labour 19
5.4. Increase in Cheaper Imports 21
5.5. Bottled Wine Exports 23
5.6. Cyclicality 24
5.7. Environmental Concerns 24
5.8. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 25
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 27
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 28
10. REFERENCES 30
10.1. Publications 30
10.2. Websites 30
APPENDIX 1 32
Regulations of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) 32
APPENDIX 2 34
South Africa Glass and Glazing Association (Manufacturing) Members 34
COMPANY PROFILES 37
CONSOL GLASS (PTY) LTD 37
NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 40
NATGLASS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 43
NORTHERN HARDWARE AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 45
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 47
0