This report on the tile industry in South Africa, including manufacture, wholesale and retail, provides information on the state of the industry and influencing factors including the pace of infrastructure development, levels of construction activity, building plans passed, retail sales trends, competition and barriers to entry. There are profiles of 20 companies including Italtile, Norcros SA, Union Tiles, Mazista and Metrotile and building materials companies such as Massmart and Spar Group.
The Tile Industry in South Africa
The tile industry provides an important input to the building and construction sector. Some of the major players such as Italtile and Norcros SA are vertically integrated across the value chain. Ceramic Industries, Italtile’s manufacturing operation, supplies more than half of the estimated 70 million square metres of tiles that South Africa uses per year. The industry benefited from an increase in home DIY activity during lockdown, but now faces challenges including low economic growth, high unemployment, increased costs of living and poor levels of gross fixed capital formation. Households are also spending more disposable income on acquiring alternative energy sources.
Manufacturers are faced with rising energy costs and growing pressure to adopt environmentally-sustainable processes. Italtile said that in 2022, sales were affected by shifting spending from home renovations to alternative energy and negative public sentiment preventing people from investing in their homes. Opportunistic traders entered the market with imported tiles during the pandemic boom and eroded market share. There was a large overstock in the industry driven by the boom, leading operators to reduce prices.
Key issues include increasing energy costs and the need to find more environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes. The production of tiles is energy intensive as it requires the application of high temperatures for grinding and firing. Rising energy costs have affected the industry globally. In South Africa, this trend has been compounded by the unreliable supply of energy and depreciating currency. The slow pace of public investment in infrastructure, instability caused by criminal groups targeting building sites and low building confidence are limiting the demand for tiles.
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|2.||DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY||2|
|2.1.||Industry Value Chain||3|
|2.3.||Size of the Industry||4|
|3.1.||State of the Industry||6|
|3.8.||Enterprise Development and Social Development||20|
|6.5.||Technology, R&D, Innovation||32|
|7.2.||Ownership Structure of the Industry||34|
|7.3.||Barriers to Entry||34|
|Summary of Notable Players||38|
|Artmar Natural Stone Tiles CC||42|
|BMI Coverland (Pty) Ltd||44|
|Building Company (Pty) Ltd (The)||46|
|Eagle Roof Tiles (Pty) Ltd||53|
|Infrastructure Specialist Group (Pty) Ltd||55|
|Malls Tiles (Pty) Ltd||62|
|Marley (S A) (Pty) Ltd||64|
|Massmart Holdings Ltd||66|
|Mazista Tiles (Pty) Ltd||71|
|Metrotile (Southern Africa) (Pty) Ltd||73|
|National Ceramic Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd||74|
|Norcros (S A) (Pty) Ltd||76|
|Pavini Handcrafted Tiles (Pty) Ltd||81|
|Rayal Industrial (Pty) Ltd||83|
|Rickford Investments (Pty) Ltd||85|
|Ritz Tiles (Pty) Ltd||87|
|SPAR Group Ltd (The)||89|
|T Ferguson and Sons (Pty) Ltd||94|
|Union Tiles (Pty) Ltd||96|