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The Printing Industry in South Africa 2021

Yasmin Mahomedy | South Africa | 20 August 2021

The Printing Industry in South Africa 2018

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 18 December 2018

The Printing Industry in South Africa 2016

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 06 December 2016

The Printing Industry in South Africa 2015

Carole Veitch | South Africa | 06 July 2015

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the printing industry and includes information on the newspaper and magazine industry and printing of packaging and labels and other printed matter. It includes information on the state of the sector, the effects of the pandemic on sales, circulation and advertising, the performance of major players and corporate developments. There are profiles of 71 companies including the major players in printing such as Novus Holdings, Caxton & CTP, Bidvest’s office and print division, Hirt & Carter, and the Government Printing Works. Profiles also include print packaging players such as Mpact and Nampak, whose Bevcan division prints on the cans it manufactures. Publishing groups profiled include Media24 and Arena Holdings.

Introduction

The printing industry, which historically contributes approximately R55bn to South Africa’s GDP, providing around 65,000 formal jobs, has been in decline for two decades. The print media sector, which includes printed publications such as newspapers and magazines, has experienced significant disruption from digitisation and declining advertising spend. The coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the decline of newspaper circulation and resulted in several large companies closing or restructuring. One of the country’s well-known media companies, Associated Media Publishing closed down. The pandemic caused increased demand for packaging due to the growth in online sales and greater demand for digital printing, which is the process of printing digital images directly onto materials, without needing a printing plate.

Strengths

• A well-established printing industry, which offers a comprehensive range of services.
• Industrial/functional printing, including printed packaging and labels, remains a growth segment.
• Large companies remain abreast of global technological developments.
• The industry is innovative.

Weaknesses

• High cost to keep up with printing technology means not all small companies can remain competitive.
• Printing is outsourced to off-shore countries.
• Shortage of people with IT and technical skills, and experience to operate sophisticated printing and finishing systems.
• The industry is capital-intensive and production costs are high.

Opportunities

• African Continental Free Trade Area offers growth opportunities for printed packaging and other printed matter.
• Growth in the printed packaging sector.
• Increase demand for 3D printing.
• The development of more environmentally-friendly printing processes.
• The expansion of digital printing services.

Threats

•  An increase in off-shoring of printing.
• Alcohol bans negatively affecting the packaging/label industry.
• Continued disruption of the traditional newspaper and magazine markets, especially as the pandemic continues.
• Declining consumption of printed matter, driven by the uptake of digitisation.
• Slow/delayed recovery of the economy.
• The depreciation of the local currency, which increases the cost of imported inputs.

Outlook

The operating environment is expected to remain challenging due to the poor economy, pandemic, and electricity crisis. Novus said these resulted in permanent damage on the print industry. Short-term recovery is expected, but not to pre-pandemic levels as the traditional newspaper and magazine markets have been severely disrupted. As print circulation and magazine sales continue to decline, companies are expected to continue to diversify and focus on growth areas by combining print with digital elements. 3D printing is expected to continue to grow. ARC Advisory Group’s Dick Slansky said that over the next five to ten years, “additive manufacturing will become the standard manufacturing technology. Due to the advancement of the next generation of 3D printing machines, additive manufacturing is beginning to be adopted for more volume production capacities”. Printing SA CEO Abdool Mahomed said the print industry “will expand for the foreseeable future, transforming and evolving and seeing some resurgence from companies that have adapted”. The focus over the next five years will include increased awareness of global warming, green packaging and solutions, moving to a circular economy, innovation and creativity of products, and research focusing on job skills for the sector, he said.

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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 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
In August 2021 the Audit Bureau of Circulations reported that there were increases in some newspaper circulations figures during the first six months of 2021. In Q2, Business Day and Cape Times showed the highest increases, although they increased by less 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 25
4.1.2. Regulations 26
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 28
4.2. Continental 29
4.3. International 31
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 32
5.1. Coronavirus 32
5.2. Economic Environment 33
5.3. Rising Input Costs 33
5.4. Off-shoring of Printing 34
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 34
5.6. Cyclicality 37
5.7. Environmental Concerns 37
5.8. Labour 38
6. COMPETITION 41
6.1. Barriers to Entry 41
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 42
8. OUTLOOK 43
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 43
10. REFERENCES 44
10.1. Publications 44
10.2. Websites 44
APPENDIX 1 46
Summary of Notable Players 46
ORGANOGRAM 52
COMPANY PROFILES 57
180 DEGREE DIGITAL PRINT CC 57
ABC PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 59
AFRIPACK (PTY) LTD 61
ALTSTADT PRINTING CC 64
APPLE PRINT AND PACKAGING CC 65
ARENA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 66
ASSOCIATED PRINTING (PTY) LTD 69
BEITH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 71
BENCHMARK SIGNAGE (PTY) LTD 73
BIDVEST PAPERPLUS (PTY) LTD 76
BUSINESSPRINT (PTY) LTD 79
COLOUR DISPLAY PRINT (PTY) LTD 80
COLOURTONE ARIES (PTY) LTD 82
CREDA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 84
CTP LTD 86
DIE CUT NATAL ENTERPRISE CC 90
FINISHING POST (PTY) LTD (THE) 91
FISHWICKS PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 93
FORMESET PRINT (PTY) LTD 95
G M GRAPHIX (PTY) LTD 97
GOLDEN ERA PRINTERS AND STATIONERS BOPS (PTY) LTD 98
GOVERNMENT PRINTING WORKS 100
HIRT AND CARTER (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 102
HP LABELLING (PTY) LTD 104
HR LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTERS CC 105
IM DESIGN FACTORY (PTY) LTD 106
INTERNATIONAL TRIMMINGS AND LABELS SA (PTY) LTD 107
JEAN AND IAN SHORT CC 109
JETLINE FRANCHISES (PTY) LTD 111
KADIMAH TRADING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 113
KNOX PRINTING COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 115
KWIK PRINTING WORKS CC 117
LEBONE LITHO PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 118
LEXLINES PRESS (PTY) LTD 120
LOTUS LITHO (PTY) LTD 122
MCC LABEL PAARL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 124
MEDIA24 (PTY) LTD 126
MINIT PRINT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 133
MINUTEMAN PRESS INTERNATIONAL INC 135
MORTIMER OFFSET (PTY) LTD 137
MPACT LTD 139
MULTIPRINT LITHO (PTY) LTD 144
NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 146
NOVUS HOLDINGS LTD 149
ORANJE DRUKKERY (PTY) LTD 152
PRINTAFOIL (PTY) LTD 154
PRO BIND PRINT FINISHING (PTY) LTD 155
PRO-TOUCH DIES CC 156
RAND DATA FORMS (PTY) LTD 158
REN-MEDIA CC 160
RPC ASTRAPAK (PTY) LTD 161
SA LABEL PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 164
SACKS PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 166
SCREEN IMAGE CC 168
SCREENLINE (1971) (PTY) LTD 170
SHERENO PRINTERS CC 172
SHUMANI MILLS COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 175
SIGN AND SEAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 177
TANDYM PRINT (PTY) LTD 179
TAURUS PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 181
TELESCO INVESTMENTS CC 184
TETRA PAK SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 185
THORNBIRD TRADE AND INVEST 100 (PTY) LTD 187
TROPIC PLASTIC AND PACKAGING INDUSTRY (PTY) LTD 189
TSHWANE PRESS (PTY) LTD 191
TYGAN DIGITAL AND SIGNAGE (PTY) LTD 193
TYPO PRINTING (PTY) LTD 195
UNIVERSAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 197
USS GRAPHICS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 199
UVP VELTOPAK (PTY) LTD 201
ZELPY 1624 (PTY) LTD 203

Introduction

The South African printing industry is a highly complex and dynamic sector, which plays a key role in the domestic economy. In 2017, local printers and their suppliers contributed approximately R55bn to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and provided around 45,000 jobs. Disruption, precipitated largely by digitisation, continues to drive the decline of the industry’s commercial analogue printing segment. With print output volumes on a steady downward trajectory, numerous South African printing houses have opted to reposition themselves by diversifying their service offerings. Although some role players warn that the traditional print industry is in a state of upheaval, others say that the innovative technological advances sweeping through the sector present a multitude of possibilities and new opportunities for players across the printing value chain.

Strengths

• Major media publishing houses are multi-platform companies that produce print and digital publications, and increasingly, non-media platforms, such as the hosting of events.
• Media publishers are becoming increasingly innovative and many are supplementing text with podcasts, videos, livestreaming and live blogging, which allows for rolling coverage using text, images, audio and video.
• South Africa has a dynamic, well-developed media publishing industry, which produces a diversity of high quality publications.
• The freedom of the press in enshrined in the South African constitution. The country has a robust media, which ranks 31st out of 180 in the 2020 World Press Freedom Index.
• The South African media performs a crucial societal role as ‘gatekeeper’, exposing corruption and holding public office bearers and the private sector to account.

Weaknesses

• English and Afrikaans-language publications are dominant and there are relatively few mainstream publications in vernacular languages.
• In print media, production and distribution costs are high.
• Mainstream media publishing is dominated by four major players.
• Public trust in the media is low.
• There is a lack of journalistic rigour, particularly online.

Opportunities

• The conversion of text into podcasts.
• The development of multi-platform business models, incorporating media and non-media.
• The development of new African language publications.
• The monetisation of online channels.
• Using artificial intelligence to create integrated marketing solutions and customised publications.

Threats

• Domestic and global economic pressures.
• Growing competition for advertising spend, with the tech titans increasingly eroding market share.
• The continued decline in advertising and circulation revenues, resulting in the demise of print titles.
• The continued propagation of misleading coverage and fake news via social media and other media channels.
• The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on lives and livelihoods.
• The incursion of local and international radio and television broadcasting companies into the online reporting space.
• The possible signing into law of the “secrecy bill” and other measures that may curtail media freedom.

Outlook

With preparations for South Africa’s 2019 general election underway, analysts predict that political tensions will continue to intensify and that economic pressures will persist. Meaningful economic growth is not anticipated in the short-term. The challenging operating environment continues to dampen the growth prospects of the South African printing sector and print volumes are expected to remain on a downward trajectory. As local printing houses increasingly diversify their revenue streams, capital expenditure on printing assets is expected to contract. Although commentators warn that the prevailing headwinds are not expected to ease significantly in the foreseeable future, role players are generally confident that professional printing services will continue to remain relevant across most sectors of the domestic economy. They identify print packaging, printed labels, security printing and 3D-printing as segments that offer significant growth potential in South Africa, as well as in other sub-Saharan African markets.

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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 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4.1. Local 6
4.1.1. Trade 10
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 11
4.1.3. Regulations 12
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 14
4.2. Continental 16
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20
5.1. Economic Environment 20
5.2. Digitisation 20
5.3. Labour 21
5.4. Rising Input Costs 22
5.5. Off-shoring of Printing 23
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 24
5.7. Cyclicality 26
5.8. Environmental Concerns 26
6. COMPETITION 28
6.1. Barriers to Entry 29
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 29
8. OUTLOOK 30
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 31
10. REFERENCES 31
10.1. Publications 31
10.2. Websites 32
APPENDIX 1 33
Summary of Major Players 33
COMPANY PROFILES 38
180 DEGREE DIGITAL PRINT CC 38
ABC PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 40
AFRIPACK (PTY) LTD 42
ALTSTADT PRINTING CC 45
APPLE PRINT AND PACKAGING CC 47
ASSOCIATED PRINTING (PTY) LTD 48
BEITH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 50
BENCHMARK SIGNAGE (PTY) LTD 52
BIDVEST PAPERPLUS (PTY) LTD 54
BUSINESSPRINT (PTY) LTD 57
COLOUR DISPLAY (PTY) LTD 59
CREDA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 61
CTP LTD 63
DIE CUT NATAL ENTERPRISE CC 67
EASI-BIND (PTY) LTD 69
FINISHING POST (PTY) LTD (THE) 71
FISHWICKS PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 73
FORMESET PRINT (PTY) LTD 75
G M GRAPHIX (PTY) LTD 77
GOLDEN ERA PRINTERS AND STATIONERS BOPS (PTY) LTD 78
HP LABELLING (PTY) LTD 80
HR LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTERS CC 81
I T B MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 82
IM DESIGN FACTORY (PTY) LTD 84
INTERNATIONAL TRIMMINGS AND LABELS SA (PTY) LTD 85
JEAN AND IAN SHORT CC 87
JETLINE FRANCHISES (PTY) LTD 89
KADIMAH TRADING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 91
KNOX PRINTING COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 92
KWIK PRINTING WORKS CC 94
LEXLINES PRESS (PTY) LTD 95
LOTUS LITHO (PTY) LTD 97
MAJESTIC SILVER TRADING 212 (PTY) LTD 99
MCC LABEL PAARL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 101
MEDIA24 (PTY) LTD 102
MINIT PRINT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 109
MINUTEMAN PRESS INTERNATIONAL INC 111
MORTIMER OFFSET (PTY) LTD 113
MPACT LTD 114
MULTIPRINT LITHO (PTY) LTD 119
N B PRINT (PTY) LTD 120
NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 123
NOVUS HOLDINGS LTD 126
ORANJE DRUKKERY (PTY) LTD 129
PRINTAFOIL (PTY) LTD 131
PRO-TOUCH DIES CC 132
RAND DATA FORMS (PTY) LTD 134
REN-MEDIA CC 136
RPC ASTRAPAK (PTY) LTD 137
SA LABEL PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 140
SACKS PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 141
SCREEN IMAGE CC 142
SCREENLINE (1971) (PTY) LTD 144
SHERENO PRINTERS CC 145
SHUMANI MILLS COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 148
SIGN AND SEAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 150
TANDYM PRINT (PTY) LTD 152
TAURUS PACKAGING (PTY) LTD 154
TECHNI-AD (PTY) LTD 156
TELESCO INVESTMENTS CC 158
TETRA PAK SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 159
THORNBIRD TRADE AND INVEST 100 (PTY) LTD 161
TISO BLACKSTAR GROUP (PTY) LTD 163
TROPIC PLASTIC AND PACKAGING INDUSTRY (PTY) LTD 166
TSHWANE PRESS (PTY) LTD 168
TYGAN DIGITAL AND SIGNAGE CC 170
TYPO PRINTING (PTY) LTD 171
UNIVERSAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 172
USS GRAPHICS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 174
UVP PRO BIND (PTY) LTD 175
UVP VELTOPAK (PTY) LTD 177
ZELPY 1624 (PTY) LTD 179

Report Coverage

The Printing Industry details the current state of the sector, the impact of digitisation and other factors influencing the success of the industry. The report also profiles 49 players in the market, including leaders in the General Printing and Print Finishing segments, Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers Ltd and Novus Holdings Ltd, formerly the Paarl Media Group. Also profiled are Nampak, Mpact and AstraPak, the dominant companies in South Africa’s Print Packaging market.

Introduction

The South African printing industry, which generated revenue of R56bn in 2015, performs a valuable role in the South African economy and provides over 50,000 employment opportunities. In recent years fundamental changes have swept through the industry, with digital printing technologies emerging as mainstream processes at the expense of conventional analogue printing. As far-reaching technological advances, including 3D printing, disrupt the traditional print landscape, some local printers report that they have been compelled to reposition themselves in the highly complex market in order to remain relevant.

Strengths

• Larger companies operating within the industry remain abreast of global technological developments and harness the latest technologies.
• South Africa has a well established printing industry, which offers a comprehensive range of services.
• The local print packaging sub-sector is robust.
• The South African printing sector is the largest industry of its kind in Africa.

Weaknesses

• Smaller print service providers are generally uncompetitive.
• The industry is capital-intensive and production costs are high.
• The South African printing market has an oversupply of web and gravure print capacity.
• There is a critical shortage of people with the requisite skills and experience to operate sophisticated printing and finishing systems.
• There is a lack of competition in the commercial web and publication gravure printing market, which is dominated by the Novus Holdings - Caxton & CTP duopoly.

Opportunities

• The commercialisation of 3D printing.
• The development of more environmentally friendly printing processes.
• The expansion of digital printing services for the packaging and textile markets.
• The sub-Saharan African market offers potential for growth. There is a particularly strong demand for textile printing, flatbed UV printing, printed packaging, printed labels, educational printed matter, as well as electoral security printing.

Threats

•  An increase in the off-shoring of printing.
• Declining consumption of printing paper, driven by the uptake of digitisation.
• Domestic political and economic instability, as well as global geopolitical and macroeconomic pressures.
• Ongoing calls for a ‘paperless’ society, which are motivated by misperceptions relating to the industry’s environmental impact.
• The depreciation of the local currency, which will drive up the cost of imported inputs.

Outlook

With innovations such as “Smart Packaging”, 2.5D and 4D printing set to enter the market, analysts predict that the printing industry is poised to become even more dynamic. While some printers are questioning the merits of technology that enables printed images to “communicate” with consumers, others are embracing change and say that they are prepared to “re-imagine” their role within the broader communications sector. \r\n\r\nGoing forward, stakeholders anticipate that there will be greater convergence of traditional and digital printing solutions. While print volumes are predicted to remain on a downward trajectory, higher value printing is expected to increase. Despite poor macroeconomic fundamentals and the challenging trading environment, role players in the industry say that opportunities for growth exist in the digitally printed packaging segment, as well as in the commercialisation of 3D printing.

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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 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 13
4.1.2. Regulations 14
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 15
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 19
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20
5.1. Economic Environment 20
5.2. Digitisation 21
5.3. Labour 22
5.4. Rising Input Costs 24
5.5. Off-Shoring of Printing 25
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 25
5.7. Cyclicality 27
5.8. Environmental Concerns 28
6. COMPETITION 29
6.1. Barriers to Entry 30
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 31
8. OUTLOOK 32
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 32
10. REFERENCES 33
10.1. Publications 33
10.2. Websites 33
COMPANY PROFILES 35
ABC PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 35
AFRIPACK (PTY) LTD 37
ALTSTADT PRINTING CC 40
ASSOCIATED PRINTING (PTY) LTD 42
ASTRAPAK LTD 44
BEITH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 48
BENCHMARK SIGNAGE (PTY) LTD 50
BIDVEST PAPERPLUS (PTY) LTD 52
CAXTON AND CTP PUBLISHERS AND PRINTERS LTD 55
CREDA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 60
DEREK BUTCHER AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 62
DIE CUT NATAL ENTERPRISE CC 64
EASI-BIND (PTY) LTD 66
FINISHING POST (PTY) LTD (THE) 68
FISHWICKS PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 70
FORMESET PRINT (PTY) LTD 72
GOLDEN ERA PRINTERS AND STATIONERS BOPS (PTY) LTD 74
HP LABELLING (PTY) LTD 76
INTERNATIONAL TRIMMINGS AND LABELS SA (PTY) LTD 78
JEAN AND IAN SHORT CC 80
JETLINE FRANCHISES (PTY) LTD 82
KADIMAH TRADING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 84
KNOX PRINTING COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 86
KWIK PRINTING WORKS CC 88
LEXLINES PRESS (PTY) LTD 90
MAJESTIC SILVER TRADING 212 (PTY) LTD 92
MEDIA24 (PTY) LTD 94
MINIT PRINT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 102
MINUTEMAN PRESS INTERNATIONAL INC 103
MPACT LTD 105
NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 110
NB PRINT CC 113
NOVUS HOLDINGS LTD 115
ORANJE DRUKKERY (PTY) LTD 118
POSTNET SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 120
PRO-TOUCH DIES CC 122
RAND DATA FORMS (PTY) LTD 124
SCREEN IMAGE CC 126
SHERENO PRINTERS CC 128
SHUMANI MILLS COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 131
TANDYM PRINT (PTY) LTD 133
TECHNI-AD (PTY) LTD 135
TELESCO INVESTMENTS CC 137
TIMES MEDIA (PTY) LTD 138
TSHWANE PRESS (PTY) LTD 141
TYPO PRINTING CC 143
UNIVERSAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 144
UVP PRO BIND (PTY) LTD 146
UVP VELTOPAK (PTY) LTD 148

Report Coverage

The report on the South African printing industry describes the current market, lists corporate actions and other developments within the sector and focuses on factors influencing the success of the industry. The report profiles the major South African companies within the sector as well as print on demand franchises and SMMEs such as Beith Digital (Pty) Ltd and Altstadt Printing CC.\r\n

Introduction

This report focuses on South Africa’s printing sector. The industry plays a valuable role in the local economy, providing approximately 54,000 formal jobs and generating annual revenue of around R51bn. During the past decade, technological developments have radically transformed the traditional printing industry, ushering in the ‘New Print’ era of digital processes and innovative 3D printing technologies. Although many positive advances have been made in the printing sector, analysts caution that the negative impact of digital migration on certain segments of the industry is considerable.

Strengths

• Larger companies operating within the industry, remain abreast of global technological developments and harness the latest technologies
• South Africa has a well established printing industry, which offers a comprehensive range of services.
• The local print packaging sub-sector is robust.
• The South African printing sector is the largest industry of its kind in Africa.

Weaknesses

• Smaller print service providers are generally uncompetitive.
• The commercial web and publication gravure printing market is dominated by the Novus Holdings - Caxton & CTP duopoly.
• The industry is capital intensive and production costs are high
• The South African printing market has an oversupply of web and gravure print capacity.
• There is a shortage of skilled staff.

Opportunities

• The commercialisation of 3D printing.
• The development of more environmentally friendly printing processes.
• The expansion of digital printing services such as flatbed digital cutting and Print-on-Demand.
• The sub-Saharan African market offers potential for growth. There is a particularly strong demand for textile printing, flatbed UV printing, printed packaging, printed labels, educational printed matter, as well as electoral security printing.

Threats

•  Increasing digitisation, leading to the decline of printed publications and other printed matter.
• Power insecurity: blackouts and load-shedding affect print service providers’ ability to meet deadlines and drive up operating costs.
• Sustained calls for the adoption of ‘paperless’ systems.
• The depreciation of the local currency, which continues to drive up the cost of imported inputs.
• The off-shoring of printing.

Outlook

South Africa’s rapidly changing printing industry faces pressing challenges. Analysts warn that smaller printing companies that fail to remain abreast of technological advances may not survive. They further caution that rationalisation is likely to result in the closure of unprofitable printing divisions, such as stationery. Consolidation in the offset lithographic market is strongly anticipated. \r\n\r\nMany local print service providers have already started to diversify their product offerings. Going forward, this trend is predicted to continue, with traditional paper-based printing companies expanding their range of services to include textile printing or printed packaging. As digitisation continues to erode demand for printed matter, stakeholders believe that wide-format printing specialists will increasingly seek opportunities in the offline advertising market. Despite the challenges facing the sector, analysts believe that the uptake of digital printing technologies will continue to present print service providers with a number of opportunities, not least of which is the commercialisation of 3D printing, which appears set to turn the traditional printing industry on its head.

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 4
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 and Government Programmes 17
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 18
4.2. Continental 20
4.3. International 22
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 23
5.1. Economic Environment 23
5.2. Digitisation 24
5.3. Labour 25
5.4. Rising Input Costs 26
5.5. Off-Shoring of Printing 26
5.6. Information Technology and Technology 27
5.7. Cyclicality 28
5.8. Environmental Concerns 28
6. COMPETITION 30
6.1. Barriers to Entry 31
6.2. Innovation 31
6.3. Research and Development (R&D) 32
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 32
8. OUTLOOK 33
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 34
10. REFERENCES 34
10.1. Publications 34
10.2. Websites 35
ORGANOGRAM 32510a 37
General Printing 37
COMPANY PROFILES 40
ABC PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 40
BEITH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 42
BENCHMARK SIGNAGE (PTY) LTD 44
BIDVEST PAPERPLUS (PTY) LTD 46
CAXTON & CTP PUBLISHERS & PRINTERS LTD 49
CREDA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 55
DEREK BUTCHER AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 57
FISHWICKS PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 59
FORMESET PRINT (PTY) LTD 62
INCE (PTY) LTD 64
INTERNATIONAL TRIMMINGS AND LABELS SA (PTY) LTD 67
JETLINE FRANCHISES (PTY) LTD 69
KADIMAH TRADING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 71
LEXLINES PRESS (PTY) LTD 73
MEDIA24 (PTY) LTD 75
MINIT PRINT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
MINUTEMAN PRESS INTERNATIONAL 84
NB PRINT CC 85
NOVUS HOLDINGS LTD 87
POSTNET SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 90
RAND DATA FORMS (PTY) LTD 92
TANDYM PRINT (PTY) LTD 94
TECHNI-AD (PTY) LTD 96
TIMES MEDIA (PTY) LTD 97
TSHWANE PRESS (PTY) LTD 100
TYPO PRINTING CC 102
ORGANOGRAM 32510b 103
Print Packaging 103
COMPANY PROFILES 104
AFRIPACK (PTY) LTD 104
ASTRAPAK LTD 107
GOLDEN ERA PRINTERS AND STATIONERS BOPS (PTY) LTD 114
HP LABELLING (PTY) LTD 116
MPACT LTD 118
NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 123
UNIVERSAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 128
ORGANOGRAM 32510c 130
Print Finishing 130
COMPANY PROFILES 132
ALTSTADT PRINTING CC 132
ASSOCIATED PRINTING (PTY) LTD 134
DIE CUT NATAL ENTERPRISE CC 136
EASI-BIND (PTY) LTD 138
FINISHING POST (PTY) LTD (THE) 140
JEAN AND IAN SHORT CC 142
KNOX PRINTING COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 144
KWIK PRINTING WORKS CC 146
MAJESTIC SILVER TRADING 212 (PTY) LTD 148
ORANJE DRUKKERY (PTY) LTD 150
PRO-TOUCH DIES CC 152
SCREEN IMAGE CC 154
SHERENO PRINTERS CC 156
SHUMANI MILLS COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 159
TELESCO INVESTMENTS CC 161
UVP PRO BIND (PTY) LTD 162
UVP VELTOPAK (PTY) LTD 164