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The Manufacture and Wholesale of General Purpose Machinery Industry in South Africa 2021

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 11 May 2021

The Manufacture and Wholesale of General Purpose Machinery Industry in South Africa 2018

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 26 December 2018

The Manufacture and Wholesale of General Purpose Machinery Industry in South Africa 2017

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 31 July 2017

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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.

Introduction

This report examines the capital equipment and general purpose machinery industry in South Africa. It covers manufacturing and the wholesale of key products including, among others, mining and construction machinery, agricultural machinery, and pumps and valves. The wholesale trade value of machinery, equipment and supplies stood at R270bn in 2020, while domestic manufacturing sales of machinery were worth around R103bn, and machinery producers employ over 100,000 people. Government considers the industry to be a key strategic sector for economic and employment growth, and the industry receives substantial support through a raft of national industrial policies. Nevertheless the sector had been facing significant headwinds even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. While machinery producers have been affected by the ongoing crisis, the fundamental challenges facing the industry are thought to be primarily structural, and include the depressed economy, declining construction sector, import penetration, and a host of factors undermining South Africa’s manufacturing competitiveness.

Strengths

• Large local machinery manufacturing capacity, and well-established companies with close links to international manufacturers.
• Reputation for high quality products and effective after sales support.
• Strong government support for localisation.
• Well-established consumer markets in the mining, construction, and wider manufacturing sectors.
• Well-located to supply machinery into regional Africa, and a number of regional supply chains have already been established.

Weaknesses

• Growing challenges and lack of capacity in the upstream value chain, particularly in the steel, electricity, and foundry industries.
• High electricity, labour, and logistics costs.
• High levels of import penetration.
• Low manufacturing competitiveness relative to key exporting nations like China.
• Partly dependent on economic growth, government infrastructure spending, and commodity prices to sustain demand in key customer industries like construction and mining.
• Shortage of skills and technical expertise.
• The industry is mature and capital intensive, with relatively high barriers to entry.
• Unstable labour market, with relatively frequently adversarial wage negotiations and industrial action.

Opportunities

• Export growth, particularly into Africa by leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Agreement.
• Long-term regional machinery demand as a consequence of African development and infrastructure investment.
• Potential rehabilitation of national water infrastructure.
• Potential to compete with Chinese machinery companies in Africa by offering superior support and after sales services.
• State commitment to increased infrastructure spending, support for more private-public investment, and economic and governance reforms would present huge opportunities if effectively implemented.
• Technological innovations, particularly in the areas of mining and the emerging technologies of the fourth industrial revolution.
• Very strong government focus on growing local demand, primarily supported by import tariffs, local content designation, and import replacement policy.

Threats

• A rising compliance and regulatory burden, ranging from the amended construction and mining charters, update employment equity regulations, and a raft of proposed import tariffs and local content requirements.
• Continued contraction of construction sector, and deindustrialisation in manufacturing industry.
• Continued load shedding and falling competitiveness relative to other developing, manufacturing, countries.
• Exchange rate volatility.
• Ongoing economic headwinds, exacerbated by the macro-effects of the pandemic and lockdown.
• Strikes, corruption, intimidation and violent disruptions of construction sites.
• Worsening finances, governance, and accountability in government, municipalities, and SOEs. The related increase in the incidence of corruption and late- or non-payment of contractors.

Outlook

For years machinery suppliers have been negatively affected by South Africa’s prolonged economic stagnation and the decline of the construction sector. The economic situation has not been helped by the lack of large infrastructure projects, widespread state mismanagement and corruption, and the coronavirus outbreak and economic lockdown. Calvin Fennel, chairman of the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers Association, states that there has been a general contraction of machinery sales since 2013 and the trend is unlikely to reverse now; particularly as the ongoing crisis may deepen many of the structural challenges facing the economy and further constrain public and private expenditure and investment. The industry is also facing high levels of imports, exacerbated by the declining competitiveness of domestic manufacturers relative to cheap manufacturing nations like China. This is partly due to South Africa’s increasingly expensive and unstable electricity supply, as well as low productivity, rising wages, and relatively expensive and inefficient logistics. Many machinery players and associations have appealed to government to address these issues and the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition has implemented a number of policies, including import tariffs to protect local players, and local content regulations designed to buoy local demand. The draft Steel Industry Master Plan also sets out a number of interventions that players hope may boost growth in the sector. While praising the interventions Fennel notes that “there is no silver bullet for the economy and until such time as large infrastructure projects are awarded, the reducing machinery market, and increasing competition, is going to be tough”. The sentiment is shared by a number of players and associations. Chifipa Mhango, chief economist of the Steel and Engineering Industries’ Federation, said that the industry’s outlook is deeply uncertain but that he expects “a tough ride ahead for 2021”.

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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
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

Report Coverage

The Manufacture of General Purpose Machinery report examines a wide range of manufacturing sectors, from weighing and refrigeration to packaging and generators. This report provides comprehensive profiles of 71 companies and includes information on the state and size of the industry, factors influencing its success and corporate actions in the sector. Company profiles include those of original equipment manufacturers such as Actom and Defy and manufacturers operating as the local divisions of international manufacturers such as Carl Zeiss, Donaldson Filtration, and GEA Africa. Among the companies profiled is Whirlpool South Africa, which has invested R100m in a manufacturing plant in KwaZulu-Natal.

Introduction

This report examines the manufacture of general purpose machinery in South Africa. The wide range of manufactured equipment is used throughout the economy, and sales of general purpose machinery totalled some R38bn in 2017. The metals and machinery sector employs approximately 295,000 people and is a major contributor to South Africa's wider manufacturing industry. Growth in the machinery manufacturing industry continues to be constrained by South Africa's poor economy, insufficient demand from key customer markets, and declining manufacturing competitiveness relative to major exporting nations such as China. Recent and upcoming changes to the legislative and policy environment are also identified as potential threats to local producers of general purpose machinery.

Introduction

Strengths

• High levels of manufacturing capacity.
• Reputation for high-quality products.
• Robust regulatory framework.
• South Africa is the major distributor of general purpose machinery into Africa.
• Strong government support for manufacturing and localisation.

Weaknesses

• Capital- and energy-intensive.
• Declining manufacturing competitiveness relative to key exporting nations such as China.
• Dependent on sustained economic growth to drive demand in key customer markets.
• Fragile labour market and relatively frequent industrial action.
• High carbon emissions.
• High exposure to exchange rate fluctuations.
• Shortage of skills.

Opportunities

• Environmental regulation driving investment into air and water filtration and purification.
• Government investment, particularly in water treatment.
• Increasing African demand for machinery; exports into Africa.
• Local content thresholds and preferential procurement designations.
• Technological advancements in manufacturing; Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.

Threats

• Continued falling relative competitiveness.
• Continued recession and declines in volume production and manufacturing capacity utilisation.
• Increasing imports of machinery.
• Negative impacts of new policy e.g. Carbon Tax, Mining Charter, Protection of Investment Act.
• Rising electricity, fuel, and labour prices.

Outlook

Seifsa forecasts that the market for general purpose machinery will remain relatively flat in 2018, growing by 0.6%. Despite some unexpected gains in volume production in the wider metals and engineering sector, the machinery sub-sector continues to face stagnant demand as a result of the struggling mining, construction, and wider manufacturing industries. A number of associations are also concerned by the increasing volume of machinery imports as South Africa's export competitiveness relative to major manufacturing countries such as China falls. While increases in exports partially mitigate the effects of weak local demand, Seifsa and the Manufacturing Circle suggest that it is unlikely the negative trends in production and competitiveness will shift, barring significant recovery in the economy and key customer markets.

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Table of Contents

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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 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Trade 10
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 12
4.1.3. Regulations 12
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 15
4.3. International 17
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 18
5.1. Economic Environment 18
5.2. Input Costs 19
5.3. Electricity Supply Interruptions 20
5.4. Government Support 21
5.5. Labour 22
5.6. Environmental Concerns 24
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 27
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 28
10. REFERENCES 29
10.1. Publications 29
10.2. Websites 29
APPENDIX 1 31
Summary of Major Players 31
COMPANY PROFILES 37
ACEPAK (PTY) LTD 37
ACTOM (PTY) LTD 40
AUTOPAC MACHINERY CORPORATION CC 48
BALTIMORE AIRCOIL COMPANY (SA) (PTY) LTD 50
BLOO-LOO TOILET HIRE AND SALES CC 52
C F W INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 54
CAPE HEAT EXCHANGE (PTY) LTD 56
CARL ZEISS (PTY) LTD 58
CHERANGANI TRADE AND INVEST 6 CC 60
CHIGO AIRCONDITIONING CC 62
CLOSEAL MANUFACTURING CC 64
COLCAB (PTY) LTD 65
CONSOLIDATED WATER CONDITIONING S A (PTY) LTD 67
COOPERHEAT OF AFRICA (PTY) LTD 69
DBT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 71
DEFY APPLIANCES (PTY) LTD 75
DONALDSON FILTRATION SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 77
EIGENBAU (PTY) LTD 79
ERD FAB (PTY) LTD 81
EVAPCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
EVERFLO (PTY) LTD 85
FEDERAL-MOGUL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 87
FILMATIC PACKAGING SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 90
FLSMIDTH (PTY) LTD 92
FRANKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 95
GASKET MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 97
GEA AFRICA (PTY) LTD 99
GRUNDFOS (PTY) LTD 101
H C HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 103
H G MOLENAAR AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 105
HGF PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 107
HOWDEN DONKIN (PTY) LTD 109
HYGEN POWER S A (PTY) LTD 111
IAN DICKIE AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 113
INDOCO REMEDIES SA (PTY) LTD 115
INTAKA TECH (PTY) LTD 116
JAMES HOWDEN HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 118
JOHN MOFFAT PROLOCK (PTY) LTD 120
KELVION THERMAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 122
KLINGER (PTY) LTD 124
LEKTRATEK WATERTEGNOLOGIE (PTY) LTD 127
MACADAMS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 129
MAHLE BEHR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 131
MALVERN ENGINEERING WORKS (PTY) LTD 133
MASS-MEASURING SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 135
MD MINERAL TECHNOLOGIES SA (PTY) LTD 138
MEXAN PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 140
PRENTEC (PTY) LTD 142
PROTHERM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 144
R G C ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 146
SACOR ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 148
SASCO METROLOGY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 150
SKF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 152
SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 155
STEAMFLO CC 158
STRUCTA TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 160
STYRIA STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATION (PTY) LTD 162
SULZER PUMPS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 164
SWANSA (PTY) LTD 166
TENOVA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 168
TILGHMAN ROTOBLAST AFRICA (PTY) LTD 170
TRANSPRAY CC 172
TREK SCALE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 174
TURNMILL PROQUIP ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 176
ULTIMATE USBE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 178
UNIVERSAL FANS (PTY) LTD 180
VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 182
VULCAN CATERING EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 185
WHIRLPOOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 187
WP MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 189
YORK INTERNATIONAL (SA) 191
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 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Trade 10
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 12
4.1.3. Regulations 12
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 15
4.3. International 17
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 18
5.1. Economic Environment 18
5.2. Input Costs 19
5.3. Electricity Supply Interruptions 20
5.4. Government Support 21
5.5. Labour 22
5.6. Environmental Concerns 24
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
6. COMPETITION 26
6.1. Barriers to Entry 27
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 27
8. OUTLOOK 28
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 28
10. REFERENCES 29
10.1. Publications 29
10.2. Websites 29
APPENDIX 1 31
Summary of Major Players 31
COMPANY PROFILES 37
ACEPAK (PTY) LTD 37
ACTOM (PTY) LTD 40
AUTOPAC MACHINERY CORPORATION CC 48
BALTIMORE AIRCOIL COMPANY (SA) (PTY) LTD 50
BLOO-LOO TOILET HIRE AND SALES CC 52
C F W INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 54
CAPE HEAT EXCHANGE (PTY) LTD 56
CARL ZEISS (PTY) LTD 58
CHERANGANI TRADE AND INVEST 6 CC 60
CHIGO AIRCONDITIONING CC 62
CLOSEAL MANUFACTURING CC 64
COLCAB (PTY) LTD 65
CONSOLIDATED WATER CONDITIONING S A (PTY) LTD 67
COOPERHEAT OF AFRICA (PTY) LTD 69
DBT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 71
DEFY APPLIANCES (PTY) LTD 75
DONALDSON FILTRATION SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 77
EIGENBAU (PTY) LTD 79
ERD FAB (PTY) LTD 81
EVAPCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
EVERFLO (PTY) LTD 85
FEDERAL-MOGUL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 87
FILMATIC PACKAGING SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 90
FLSMIDTH (PTY) LTD 92
FRANKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 95
GASKET MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 97
GEA AFRICA (PTY) LTD 99
GRUNDFOS (PTY) LTD 101
H C HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 103
H G MOLENAAR AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 105
HGF PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 107
HOWDEN DONKIN (PTY) LTD 109
HYGEN POWER S A (PTY) LTD 111
IAN DICKIE AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 113
INDOCO REMEDIES SA (PTY) LTD 115
INTAKA TECH (PTY) LTD 116
JAMES HOWDEN HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 118
JOHN MOFFAT PROLOCK (PTY) LTD 120
KELVION THERMAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 122
KLINGER (PTY) LTD 124
LEKTRATEK WATERTEGNOLOGIE (PTY) LTD 127
MACADAMS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 129
MAHLE BEHR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 131
MALVERN ENGINEERING WORKS (PTY) LTD 133
MASS-MEASURING SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 135
MD MINERAL TECHNOLOGIES SA (PTY) LTD 138
MEXAN PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 140
PRENTEC (PTY) LTD 142
PROTHERM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 144
R G C ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 146
SACOR ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 148
SASCO METROLOGY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 150
SKF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 152
SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 155
STEAMFLO CC 158
STRUCTA TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 160
STYRIA STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATION (PTY) LTD 162
SULZER PUMPS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 164
SWANSA (PTY) LTD 166
TENOVA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 168
TILGHMAN ROTOBLAST AFRICA (PTY) LTD 170
TRANSPRAY CC 172
TREK SCALE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 174
TURNMILL PROQUIP ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 176
ULTIMATE USBE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 178
UNIVERSAL FANS (PTY) LTD 180
VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 182
VULCAN CATERING EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 185
WHIRLPOOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 187
WP MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 189
YORK INTERNATIONAL (SA) 191

Report Coverage

The Manufacture of General Purpose Machinery describes current conditions as well as initiatives and investments that are expected to increase demand for general purpose machinery. The increasing numbers of imports and the increasing importance of exports to the rest of Africa are also discussed. Profiles for 73 companies are provided, including ACTOM which entered into a joint venture with German industrial fan company TLT-Turbo GmbH in 2015, and whose recent acquisitions include Genlux Lighting and WPI Power Solutions. Also profiled are SMMES such as Chigo Airconditioning CC and GE Betz South Africa (Pty) Ltd, which is active in the water purifying and filtration arena.

Introduction

This report focuses on the manufacture of general purpose machinery in South Africa. Sales of general purpose machinery were worth some R36.2bn in 2016 and, according to the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (merSETA), employment in the metals chamber stands at 298,000. Despite annual sales increases, the volume production of general purpose machinery has been declining for some years and the industry is experiencing subdued demand and increasing competition from imports.

Strengths

• General purpose equipment is used by a variety of different sectors.
• High levels of manufacturing capacity.
• Positive trade balance and significant levels of international trade.
• Reputation for high-quality products.
• South African manufacturers are the major distributors for general purpose machinery into Africa.
• Strong government support for the manufacturing sector through the DTI and IDC.

Weaknesses

• Relatively capital- and energy-intensive.
• Very dependent on economic growth and the larger manufacturing sector, since upstream manufacturers are important consumers of general purpose machinery.
• Volume production has declined for a number of years.
• Vulnerable to exchange rate fluctuations.
• Widespread competition from imports.

Opportunities

• Carbon Tax and dust emissions targets driving private sector demand.
• Government investment, particularly in water treatment.
• Increasing African demand, exports into Africa and share of all African exports.
• New preferential procurement designations and compulsory sub-contracting regulations.

Threats

• Continued recession and declines in volume production.
• Increased competition from imports.
• Political instability undermining confidence and long-term investment.
• Rising input costs in the form of electricity prices and wages.
• Strained labour relations.

Outlook

Analysts at the Manufacturing Circle expect that the greater industry will recover somewhat in 2017. However, declines in the volume production of general purpose machinery have been standard since at least 2012 and the sector has consistently under-performed even by the lights of the stagnant manufacturing sector. While the value of sales and exports is increasing, cushioning the segment against contraction, SEIFSA has suggested that the trend in production is “unlikely to reverse itself.” Due to the sector's trade portfolio, the exchange rate may provide an opportunity to leverage relative competitiveness, but Philippa Rodseth of the Manufacturing Circle suggests that the political problems underpinning currency volatility also discourage organic investment in the industry. Despite increases in expected Government spending, SEIFSA forecasts that production will decline by 3.2% in 2017. Nevertheless, individual manufacturers such as ACTOM, along with various associations, feel that businesses are stable, buoyed by the increasing value of exports, even as production falls.

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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 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 19
4.1.2. Regulations 20
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 21
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 25
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 25
5.1. Economic Environment 25
5.2. Rising Input Costs 26
5.3. Labour Resources 27
5.4. Environmental Concerns 29
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 30
6. COMPETITION 31
6.1. Barriers to Entry 32
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 32
8. OUTLOOK 33
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 33
10. REFERENCES 34
10.1. Publications 34
10.2. Websites 34
COMPANY PROFILES 35
ACEPAK (PTY) LTD 35
ACTOM (PTY) LTD 38
AUTOPAC MACHINERY CORPORATION CC 46
BALTIMORE AIRCOIL COMPANY (SA) (PTY) LTD 48
BLOO-LOO TOILET HIRE AND SALES CC 50
C F W INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 52
CAPE HEAT EXCHANGE (PTY) LTD 54
CARL ZEISS (PTY) LTD 56
CHERANGANI TRADE AND INVEST 6 (PTY) LTD 58
CHIGO AIRCONDITIONING CC 59
CLOSEAL MANUFACTURING CC 60
COLCAB (PTY) LTD 61
CONSOLIDATED WATER CONDITIONING SA (PTY) LTD 63
COOPERHEAT OF AFRICA (PTY) LTD 65
DBT TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 67
DEFY APPLIANCES (PTY) LTD 71
DONALDSON FILTRATION SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 73
EIGENBAU (PTY) LTD 76
ERD FAB (PTY) LTD 78
EVAPCO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 80
FEDERAL-MOGUL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 82
FILMATIC PACKAGING SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 85
FLSMIDTH (PTY) LTD 87
FRANKE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90
GASKET MANUFACTURING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 92
GE BETZ SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 94
GEA AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
GRUNDFOS (PTY) LTD 98
H C HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 100
H G MOLENAAR AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 102
HGF PLATE HEAT EXCHANGERS (PTY) LTD 104
HOWDEN DONKIN (PTY) LTD 105
HYGEN POWER S A (PTY) LTD 107
IAN DICKIE AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 109
INDOCO REMEDIES SA (PTY) LTD 111
INTAKA TECH (PTY) LTD 112
JAMES HOWDEN HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 114
JOHN MOFFAT PROLOCK (PTY) LTD 116
KELVION THERMAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 118
KLINGER (PTY) LTD 120
LEKTRATEK WATERTEGNOLOGIE (PTY) LTD 123
MACADAMS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 125
MAHLE BEHR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 127
MALVERN ENGINEERING WORKS (PTY) LTD 129
MASS-MEASURING SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 131
MD MINERAL TECHNOLOGIES SA (PTY ) LTD 134
MEXAN PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 136
PAM MARINE AND INDUSTRIAL (PTY) LTD 138
PRENTEC (PTY) LTD 140
PROTHERM SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 142
R G C ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 144
SACOR ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 146
SASCO METROLOGY SERVICES (PTY) LTD 148
SKF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 150
SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 153
SOUTH AFRICAN SCALE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 156
STEAMFLO CC 159
STRUCTA TECHNOLOGY (PTY) LTD 161
STYRIA STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATION (PTY) LTD 163
SULZER PUMPS (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 165
SWANSA (PTY) LTD 167
TENOVA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 169
TILGHMAN ROTOBLAST AFRICA CC 172
TRANSPRAY CC 174
TREK SCALE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 176
TURNMILL PROQUIP ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 178
ULTIMATE SPRAY AND BLAST EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 180
UNIVERSAL FANS (PTY) LTD 182
VEOLIA WATER SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 184
VULCAN CATERING EQUIPMENT (PTY) LTD 187
WHIRLPOOL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 189
WP MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 191
YORK INTERNATIONAL (SA) INC 193