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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2023

Michael Felton | South Africa | 30 August 2023

Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2019

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 20 May 2019

Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2017

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 19 July 2017

Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2015

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 15 July 2015

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Report Coverage

This report on the manufacture of insulated wire and cable in South Africa includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, segmentation by material type, raw material prices, key trends and issues, new technology and innovation, notable players and corporate actions. There are profiles of 13 companies including South Ocean Electric Wire Company, Aberdare, Flexicore, Tulisa and Voltex.

Introduction

• The insulated wire and cable manufacturing industry plays a crucial role supporting infrastructure development, electrical power transmission, telecommunications and industrial sectors such as construction and automotive.
• Its success depends on it adapting to market demands, investing in research and development and producing high-quality products.
• The industry faces challenges such as increasing competition, fluctuating raw material prices, regulatory compliance and technological advancements, which can increase costs.
• There are opportunities for innovation, export expansion and embracing sustainable practices in a market where demand exceeds supply.

Trends

• Customisation and specialisation.
• Demand for fibre-optic cables is rising.
• Developing cables with improved fire resistance and fire-retardant properties.
• Renewable energy integration.
• Technological advancements, including high-speed data transmission, smart cables, energy-efficiency, innovations in materials and manufacturing processes.

Opportunities

• Energy efficiency solutions.
• Fibre-optic cables for expanding broadband networks.
• Infrastructure development.
• Modernising and upgrading electrical and communication infrastructure provides opportunities for replacements and improvements.
• Providing customised cable solutions for specific applications and industries.
• Providing smart cables with built-in sensors and monitoring capabilities.
• Supplying specialised cables for renewable energy projects.

Challenges

• Accessing international markets.
• Cable theft is resulting in financial losses and increased maintenance costs, power outages and disruptions to the rail network.
• Competition and price pressure.
• Competition from imported wire and cable products.
• Economic uncertainty affecting demand, infrastructure investments and overall market conditions.
• Energy costs.
• Infrastructure development delays and funding.
• Pressure to adopt sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.
• Regulatory compliance.
• Skills shortage.
• Technological advancements require manufacturers to continuously innovate and upgrade their products.
• Volatile commodity prices.

Outlook

• The economy remains subdued and there is insufficient power supply to drive growth.
• There is a high level of uncertainty in the operating environment, although industry players said the outlook is positive.
• Manufacturers are focusing on securing supply chains and managing input costs, production efficiency and cash flow.
• Many manufacturers are installing self-generating energy solutions.
• Demand for low voltage electric cable continues to exceed supply, driving manufacturers to increase production capacity.
• Companies are also focusing on innovation and product development.
• The market for medium and high voltage transmission systems is expected to grow due to renewable energy development, rural electrification, and increased deployment of the smart grid network.
• Manufacturers have significant opportunities to produce wire and cable for renewable energy projects and the electric vehicle market.

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa
Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2023

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
2.3. Size of the Industry 5
3. LOCAL 7
3.1. State of the Industry 7
3.2. Key Trends 13
3.3. Key Issues 14
3.4. Notable Players 14
3.5. Trade 17
3.6. Corporate Actions 20
3.7. Regulations 21
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development 22
4. AFRICA 24
5. INTERNATIONAL 28
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 35
6.1. Unforeseen Events 35
6.2. Economic Environment 35
6.3. Labour 37
6.4. Environmental Issues 38
6.5. Infrastructure 39
6.6. Crime 40
6.7. Technology, R&D, Innovation 43
6.8. Cyclicality 44
6.9. Input Costs 45
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 45
7.1. Competition 45
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 46
7.3. Barriers to Entry 46
8. INDUSTRY SUMMARY 47
9. OUTLOOK 48
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 49
11. REFERENCES 49
11.1. Publications 49
11.2. Websites 50
APPENDIX 1 52
Summary of Notable Players 52
COMPANY PROFILES 54
A T C (Pty) Ltd 54
Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd 56
AC-DC Dynamics (Pty) Ltd 59
Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd 61
AM Hengtong Africa Telecoms (Pty) Ltd 64
Empire Trading Co 102 (Pty) Ltd 66
Flexicor Cables (Pty) Ltd 68
KGX Kabletek (Pty) Ltd 70
Malesela Taihan Electric Cable (Pty) Ltd 71
South Ocean Electric Wire Company (Pty) Ltd 73
Tulisa Cables (Pty) Ltd 75
Voltex (Pty) Ltd 77
Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (Pty) Ltd 82

Introduction

This report focuses on the insulated wire and cable industry in South Africa, which is largely dependent on infrastructure development. Government reduced public sector infrastructure spending by 12% in 2018, and this together with challenges such as unstable power supply, rising input costs and a severe lack of technically trained professionals to provide cables at the same cost and quality as competing countries, is making the manufacturing environment significantly more difficult for local manufacturers. There is no confirmed value of the annual turnover of the industry, but the electrical cable market’s turnover is valued at approximately R8bn per annum.

Strengths

• Products are needed in all industrial sectors.

Weaknesses

• Industry is dependent to a large extent on spending on infrastructure development, which contracts during periods of low economic growth.
• Industry is dominated by a few companies that were found guilty of price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering.

Opportunities

• Increased government spending on infrastructure.
• Preferential procurement regulations that stipulate that state-owned enterprises procure from local electrical cable manufacturers.

Threats

• Further increases in input costs could jeopardise the cost-effectiveness of local manufacturing operations.
• Increased imports of cables.

Outlook

With South Africa’s growth revised down to 1.5% in 2019, ongoing fuel and electricity price increases and significantly reduced demand from state institutions and municipalities, the insulated wire and cable industry is expected to continue experiencing a challenging environment. Reunert said low demand for copper telecom and fibre-optic cables from Telkom led to capacity underutilisation at some plant product lines. However, due to government commitments to increased infrastructure investment, it anticipates “partial recovery in the local cables market with expected volume growth, including the recovery of Telkom orders as well as higher demand for cables and circuit breakers resulting from renewable energy projects.” There is opportunity for manufacturers to investigate expanding into the rest of Africa.

Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa
Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2019

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 73.21 (USD)*

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2023-08-30

R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1100.87 (USD)*

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2017-07-19

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2015-07-15

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 2
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4.1. Local 3
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 5
4.1.2. Regulations 5
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 6
4.2. Continental 6
4.3. International 7
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 8
5.1. Government Intervention 8
5.2. Government Infrastructure 8
5.3. Imports 8
5.4. Economic Environment 9
5.5. Rising Operating Costs 9
5.6. Labour 10
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 12
5.8. Cyclicality 13
5.9. Environmental Concerns 13
6. COMPETITION 13
6.1. Barriers to Entry 14
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 15
8. OUTLOOK 15
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 15
10. REFERENCES 16
10.1. Publications 16
10.2. Websites 16
APPENDIX 1 17
Summary of Notable Players 17
COMPANY PROFILES 20
A T C (PTY) LTD 20
ABERDARE CABLES (PTY) LTD 22
ALCON MAREPHA (PTY) LTD 25
ALVERN CABLES (PTY) LTD 27
CABCON TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 30
MALESELA TAIHAN ELECTRIC CABLE (PTY) LTD 32
SILCOM (PTY) LTD 34
SOUTH OCEAN ELECTRIC WIRE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 36
TULISA CABLES (PTY) LTD 38
WALRO FLEX (PTY) LTD 40
YANGTZE OPTICS AFRICA CABLE (PTY) LTD 42

Report Coverage

The report on the Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable examines the current state of the local industry including investment and corporate actions in the sector. Also covered are competition issues and other factors that influence the success of local manufacturing companies. The report profiles 12 role players, including major companies, Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd and CBI-Electric: African Cables, a subsidiary of the Reunert group who are also involved in a joint venture, CBI Electric Aberdare ATC Telecoms Cables that specialises in the manufacture copper and optical fibre telecommunications cables. Also profiled is South Ocean Electric Wire Company (Pty) Ltd which paid a penalty of R13m after admitting it had engaged in price-fixing, market division and collusive tendering between November 2003 and November 2012.

Introduction

This report focuses on the insulated wire and cable industry in South Africa, which employs approximately 11,000 people. The electrical cable market which was valued at approximately R8bn in 2014 is expected to reach R10.3bn by 2020. The industry continues to be dependent mainly on the infrastructure development taking place in the country. In his 2017 National Budget speech, former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan stated that over R50bn will be spent in the 2017/18 financial year to fund national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements.

Strengths

• Products are needed in all industrial sectors.
• Recognition by major companies of the importance of R&D, resulting in high levels of innovation.

Weaknesses

• Industry is dependent to a large extent on spending on infrastructure development, which contracts during periods of low economic growth.
• Industry is dominated by a few companies that were found guilty of price-fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering.

Opportunities

• Expansion by Eskom of coal-based electricity generation and new renewable power generation projects through the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme should lead to increased demand for high voltage and other cables.
• Growth in the African markets.
• Promised increased government spending on infrastructure.

Threats

• Further increases in input costs could jeopardise the cost-effectiveness of local manufacturing operations.
• Increasing imports of cables from the Far East.

Outlook

Role players emphasised that the future of the sector depends to a large extent on whether the country’s economy grows and if government spends on infrastructure. Although the IMF forecast growth of 1% in the South African economy for 2017, the country moved into recession in June 2017 with a decrease of 0.7% in GDP during the first quarter of the year. A respondent commented, “If we do not grow the economy, the medium to high voltage cable manufacturers will suffer first.” In an increasingly competitive market it is the demand for wire and cable in renewable energy projects and increased demand for fibre-optic cable in the telecommunications industry that are expected to be the main drivers of growth in the South African industry over the next few years.

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2017

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R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2019-05-20

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2015-07-15

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 2
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 10
4.1.2. Regulations 10
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 11
4.2. Continental 12
4.3. International 13
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 14
5.1. Government Intervention 14
5.2. Infrastructure Projects 15
5.3. Imports 15
5.4. Economic Environment 16
5.5. Rising Operating Costs 17
5.6. Technology, Reseach and Development (R&D) and Innovation 17
5.7. Labour 17
5.8. Cyclicality 19
5.9. Environmental Concerns 19
6. COMPETITION 20
6.1. Barriers to Entry 21
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 21
8. OUTLOOK 21
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 22
10. REFERENCES 22
10.1. Publications 22
10.2. Websites 22
COMPANY PROFILES 24
A T C (PTY) LTD 24
ABERDARE CABLES (PTY) LTD 26
ALCON MAREPHA (PTY) LTD 29
ALVERN CABLES (PTY) LTD 31
CABCON TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 34
KEWBERG CABLES AND BRAIDS (PTY) LTD 37
MALESELA TAIHAN ELECTRIC CABLE (PTY) LTD 39
SILCOM (PTY) LTD 41
SOUTH OCEAN ELECTRIC WIRE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 43
TSHWANE CABLES (PTY) LTD 45
TULISA CABLES (PTY) LTD 47
WALRO FLEX (PTY) LTD 49

Report Coverage

The report on the manufacture of insulated wire and cables describes the current market, outlines developments within the sector and focuses on factors influencing the success of the local industry. The report also profiles 14 South African companies, including Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd, Atc (Pty) Ltd and Malesela Taihan Electric Cable (Pty) Ltd.

Introduction

This report focuses on South Africa’s wire and cable industry which is to a large extent dependent on the infrastructure development taking place in the country. Government has prioritised spending on economic infrastructure including roads, railways, electricity, water and sanitation and in his 2015 National Budget speech Finance Minister Nhanhla Nene stated that R813bn will be spent over the next three years. This spending should provide growth for the industry which is expected to reach a value of approximately R10.355bn by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% from 2014.

Strengths

• Products are needed in all industrial sectors.
• Recognition by major companies of the importance of R&D, resulting in high levels of innovation.

Weaknesses

• Industry is dependent to some extent on the construction sector, which has faced adverse trading conditions over the past year, and spending on infrastructure development, which contracts during periods of low economic growth.
• Industry is dominated by a few companies that were found guilty of price fixing, market allocation and collusive tendering

Opportunities

• Expansion by Eskom of coal-based electricity generation and new renewable power generation projects through the REIPPP programme will lead to increased demand for high voltage and other cables.
• Growth in the African markets.
• Increased government spending on infrastructure.
• Preferential Procurement regulations that stipulate that state-owned enterprises procure from local electrical cable manufacturers.

Threats

• Further increases in input costs could jeopardise the cost-effectiveness of local manufacturing operations.
• Increased imports of cables from the Far East.

Outlook

Government’s increased spending on infrastructure over the next three years and specifically public sector projects such as those by Eskom and Transnet are expected to drive the demand for electrical cables and should provide opportunities for the industry to grow. However, the threat from increasing imports as well as rising input costs will require all companies to implement cost-saving measures in order to remain profitable. According to a SOEW spokesperson, “The Group foresees a competitive market that will continue to weigh heavily on expected economic growth.”

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa
Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2015

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 73.21 (USD)*

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2023-08-30

R 20 000.00(ZAR) estimated $1100.87 (USD)*

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2019-05-20

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $104.58 (USD)*

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Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2017-07-19

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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 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 9
4.1.2. Regulations 9
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 10
4.2. Continental 11
4.3. International 12
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 13
5.1. Government Intervention 13
5.2. Government Infrastructure Programme 13
5.3. Imports 13
5.4. Labour 14
5.5. Economic Environment 15
5.6. Rising Input Costs 16
5.7. Technology 16
5.8. Cyclicality 17
5.9. Environmental Concerns 17
6. COMPETITION 18
6.1. Barriers to Entry 19
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 19
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 21
8. OUTLOOK 21
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 22
10. REFERENCES 22
10.1. Publications 22
10.2. Websites 22
ORGANOGRAM 24
COMPANY PROFILES 26
ABERDARE CABLES (PTY) LTD 26
ALCON MAREPHA (PTY) LTD 29
ALVERN CABLES (PTY) LTD 31
ATC (PTY) LTD 33
BGG CABLE MANUFACTURERS SA (PTY) LTD 35
CABCON TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 37
GENERAL CABLE PHOENIX SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 39
GENERAL CABLES (PTY) LTD 40
HELUKABEL SA (PTY) LTD 41
MALESELA TAIHAN ELECTRIC CABLE (PTY) LTD 43
NORCO CABLES (PTY) LTD 45
SILCOM (PTY) LTD 47
SOUTH OCEAN ELECTRIC WIRE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 49
TULISA CABLES (PTY) LTD 51