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The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2020

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 06 March 2020

The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2017

Duncan Bekker | South Africa | 20 June 2017

The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2014

Amanda van der Westhuiizen | South Africa | 18 March 2014

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Introduction

This report examines the wholesale and retail trade in construction materials in South Africa and provides a disaggregated analysis of a number of key products within the industry. Building materials are a key input for residential and commercial building, as well as large civil engineering projects, and sales totalled over R198bn in 2019. The industry employs over 45,000 people and has important linkages with downstream mining and manufacturing. Players face rising competition and an increasingly challenging trading environment due to ongoing low levels of economic growth and the decline of the construction sector.

Strengths

• Despite facing huge challenges, South Africa’s construction and building sector is one of the most developed on the continent, providing building materials distributors with a large customer base.
• High levels of vertical integration drive efficiency across the value chain.
• Significant local manufacturing capacity for building materials, including a number of integrated manufacturer/wholesalers.
• Well positioned to distribute materials into regional Africa.
• Widespread retail and wholesale distribution footprint.

Weaknesses

• A shortage of managerial skills.
• Dependent on economic growth, building activity, and government infrastructure spending.
• Increasingly competitive retail trading environment.
• Manufacturing activities are capital- and energy-intensive.
• Production surplus and capacity underutilisation in key product categories such as cement.
• Significant logistics and transport costs can complicate distribution.

Opportunities

• Demand for sustainable building materials.
• Expansion of distribution capacity into Africa.
• Growing share of online trading and e-commerce.
• Proposed increases in government and private sector infrastructure spending.

Threats

• Cheap imports of bulk materials from China.
• Continued contraction of construction sector and business failures of construction companies.
• Load-shedding and increasing input costs.
• Ongoing economic headwinds.
• Policy uncertainty regarding expropriation may continue to undermine building activity.
• Poor governance and financial position of state-owned enterprises.

Outlook

Building materials distributors described 2019 as one of the most difficult trading years in the industry’s history and confidence levels across the value chain reached a number of record lows. Stagnant economic growth has pressured consumer spending while the ongoing contraction of the construction sector has resulted in job losses and a number of business failures that are expected to reduce demand for building materials in the future. The shaky financial position of many state-owned enterprises has resulted in frequent late or non-payment of suppliers, while increasing imports of cheap cement and steel products from China have pressured wholesalers. The major retail brands such as Cashbuild, Massbuild, and Italtile report that competition is on the rise and they do not expect a meaningful improvement in business conditions in the short-term. Nevertheless, many players have delivered positive, if muted, results and have continued to invest in their retail footprint and manufacturing capacity. E-commerce is showing strong growth and distributors are investing in technology, value-added services and the in-store customer experience. The South African government has committed to ongoing infrastructure spending and the rehabilitation of state-owned enterprises. While welcoming the announcements, stakeholders stress than a potential recovery remains contingent upon the effective implementation of reforms, and is likely to take some time.

The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa
The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2020

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 72.10 (USD)*

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The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2017-06-20

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

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The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2014-03-18

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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 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 14
4.1. Local 14
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 26
4.1.2. Regulations 27
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 29
4.2. Continental 30
4.3. International 33
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 33
5.1. Economic Environment 33
5.2. Infrastructure Spending 34
5.3. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 36
5.4. Labour 37
5.5. Environmental Concerns 40
5.6. Cyclicality 41
6. COMPETITION 41
6.1. Barriers to Entry 42
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 43
8. OUTLOOK 44
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 44
10. REFERENCES 45
10.1. Publications 45
10.2. Websites 46
APPENDIX 1 48
Summary of Notable players 48
COMPANY PROFILES 69
A B BRICKWORKS (PTY) LTD 69
A HOLMAN TRADING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 71
ACTION BOLT (PTY) LTD 73
AEROTON STEEL (PTY) LTD 75
AFRIMAT LTD 77
AFRISAM (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 83
AKZO NOBEL POWDER COATINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 88
ALLIED STEELRODE (PTY) LTD 90
ANDREW MENTIS (PTY) LTD 93
ARCELORMITTAL SOUTH AFRICA LTD 95
ARGENT INDUSTRIAL LTD 100
ARTMAR NATURAL STONE TILES CC 105
ASTRA FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 107
AUGUSTA STEEL (PTY) LTD 109
AUTOMATIC MASS PRODUCTION (PTY) LTD 111
AVENG LTD 113
AVLOCK INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 118
B E D HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 121
BALTIC TIMBER COMPANY (PTY) LTD 123
BAMBALELA BOLTS (PTY) LTD 124
BARNES REINFORCING INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 126
BASF COATINGS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 128
BASF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 130
BEN COR (PTY) LTD 132
BIDVEST AFCOM (PTY) LTD 133
BMI COVERLAND (PTY) LTD 135
BOLT-TECH (PTY) LTD 137
BOLTFAST (PTY) LTD 138
BOLTLOCK MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLIES (PTY) LTD 140
BRAKKEFONTEIN CLAY PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 142
BRANDCORP (PTY) LTD 144
BRIGHTS HARDWARE (PTY) LTD 147
BRIKOR LTD 149
BSI STEEL (PTY) LTD 153
BUILDING COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 156
CAP STAR STEEL (PTY) LTD 162
CAPE GATE (PTY) LTD 164
CAPITAL AFRICA STEEL (PTY) LTD 167
CASHBUILD LTD 169
CBC FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 179
CHEMFIT (PTY) LTD 181
CHROMAFLO TECHNOLOGIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 183
CLOTAN STEEL (PTY) LTD 185
COEGA STEELS (PTY) LTD 187
COLUMBUS STAINLESS (PTY) LTD 189
CONNECTCO FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 191
CONSOLIDATED STEEL INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 193
COROBRIK (PTY) LTD 196
CREST OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 200
DEKRO PAINTS (PTY) LTD 202
DIY DEPOT (PTY) LTD 205
DURAM (PTY) LTD 208
EAGLE ROOF TILES (PTY) LTD 210
EAST RAND FORGING (PTY) LTD 212
ECHO FLOORS (PTY) LTD 213
ECHO PRESTRESS (DURBAN) (PTY) LTD 215
ECHO PRESTRESS (PTY) LTD 217
EMV AFRICA (PTY) LTD 219
ESSENTRA COMPONENTS (PTY) LTD 222
EVERITE (PTY) LTD 224
FASTENER AND ALLIED (PTY) LTD 227
FASTENER FACTORY (PTY) LTD (THE) 229
FERRO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 231
FISCHER SOUTH AFRICA FACILITIES (PTY) LTD 234
FONTANA MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 236
FORESTA TIMBER AND BOARD (PTY) LTD 238
GARSIN STEEL TUBE AND PIPE (PTY) LTD 240
GRAHAMSTOWN BRICK (PTY) LTD 242
HALL LONGMORE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 244
HAMMON FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 246
HARLEQUIN PAINT CC 248
HELLERMANNTYTON (PTY) LTD 250
HILTI (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 252
HUDACO TRADING (PTY) LTD 254
ICI DULUX (PTY) LTD 258
IMPALA BOLT AND NUT (PTY) LTD 261
INCA CONCRETE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 263
INDUSTRIAL METAL PROFILING CC 265
INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIST GROUP (PTY) LTD 267
INSIMBI INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LTD 270
INVICTA HOLDINGS LTD 275
ITALTILE LTD 279
J J BRICKS (PTY) LTD 284
JACK'S PAINT AND HARDWARE (FRANCHISES) CC 286
JAGUAR METALS (PTY) LTD 288
JT AND T AGENCIES AND MAINTENANCE CC 290
K AND K PAINT MANUFACTURERS CC 292
KANSAI PLASCON AFRICA LTD 294
KAYDAV GROUP LTD 297
L K BRICK AND BLOCK MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 300
LAFARGE INDUSTRIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 302
LAFARGE MINING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 306
LANGKLOOF STEENWERWE (PTY) LTD 309
MACDONALD STEEL SA (PTY) LTD 310
MACNEIL (PTY) LTD 312
MACSTEEL SERVICE CENTRES SA (PTY) LTD 314
MALLS TILES (PTY) LTD 321
MARLEY (S A) (PTY) LTD 323
MASSMART HOLDINGS LTD 325
MAZISTA TILES (PTY) LTD 330
MAZOR GROUP LTD 332
MEDAL PAINTS (PTY) LTD 335
MESHCO (PTY) LTD 337
METROTILE (SOUTHERN AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 339
MICA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 341
MITRE VENEERING CC 343
MYLAW CHEMICAL AND COATINGS (PTY) LTD 344
N J R STEEL HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 345
NATIONAL CERAMIC INDUSTRIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 348
NATIONAL CONVERTING AGENCIES (PTY) LTD 350
NGQURA BRICK (PTY) LTD 352
NORCROS (S A) (PTY) LTD 354
NORTHERN HARDWARE AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 358
NPC INTERCEMENT (RF) (PTY) LTD 361
NSS FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 364
OOS-TRANSVAAL KALKVERSKAFFERS (PTY) LTD 366
PEARLSTOCK 2 (PTY) LTD 367
PERSIAN TILE CC 369
PG BISON (PTY) LTD 371
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 374
PICK N PAY STORES LTD 378
POWDER-LAK (PTY) LTD 383
PPC LTD 385
PRO PAINT MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 390
PRO ROOF STEEL AND TUBE (PTY) LTD 392
PRO-TECH FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 394
PROMAC PAINTS (PTY) LTD 395
PROMINENT PAINTS (PTY) LTD 397
QWA-QWA WIRE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 399
R B FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 401
RALPH'S MIRROR AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 402
RAYAL INDUSTRIAL (PTY) LTD 403
RELIABLE BOLT (PTY) LTD 404
RHEEBOK BRICK OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 405
RICKFORD INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 407
RITZ TILES (PTY) LTD 409
S A BLOCK (PTY) LTD 411
S A BOLT MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 413
SA METAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 415
SAFFER PLUMBING AND HARDWARE (PTY) LTD 418
SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 420
SANDVIK (PTY) LTD 422
SCAW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 424
SCREW MAN (PRETORIA) CC (THE) 427
SHENKA INDUSTRIES CC 429
SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LTD 431
SIGMA COATINGS (PTY) LTD 436
SIKA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 438
SPAR GROUP LTD (THE) 440
STEWARTS AND LLOYDS HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 446
STONCOR AFRICA (PTY) LTD 449
SUN CHEMICAL (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 452
SWAGEFAST (PTY) LTD 454
SWAN ELECTRICAL AFRICA CC 456
SWARTLAND INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 457
T AND I CHALMERS ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 459
T FERGUSON AND SONS (PTY) LTD 461
TEL-SCREW PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 463
TOPFLOOR CONCRETE (PTY) LTD 465
TRANSVAAL PRESSED NUTS BOLTS AND RIVETS (PTY) LTD 467
TREATED TIMBER PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 469
TRELLIDOR INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 472
ULTRALINE (PTY) LTD 474
UNION TILES (PTY) LTD 476
UNIVERSAL COATINGS (PTY) LTD 479
VERSUS PAINT SPECIALISTS (PTY) LTD 482
VOLTEX (PTY) LTD 484
W G WEARNE LTD 490
W P FASTENERS AND SERVICES CC 493
WEST END CEMENT BRICKS (PTY) LTD 495
WEST END CLAYBRICK (PTY) LTD 497
WURTH SOUTH AFRICA CO (PTY) LTD 499
YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS LTD 501

Introduction

This report focuses on the retail and wholesale of construction materials in South Africa and provides a disaggregated analysis of key categories within the building materials sector including cement, concrete, steel, bricks, paints, glass and tiles. Wholesale trade totalled some R123bn in 2016 while retail sales of hardware, paint and glass were worth R68.3bn. The sector is heavily reliant on the construction industry and continues to rely upon improved government infrastructure expenditure and an upturn in the private and residential building market to provide the conditions for growth.

Strengths

• Integration between wholesalers and retailers gives firms the ability to supply in bulk to contractors of all sizes.
• Local manufacturing capacity of many wholesalers.
• Positioned to take advantage of growth in African demand for building materials.
• Strong government support for the construction and materials industry.
• Widespread retail and wholesale footprint covering the majority of the country.

Weaknesses

• Relatively high barriers to entry.
• Significant logistical and transport costs.
• Very dependent on activity in the construction industry and government infrastructure spending.
• Vulnerable to exchange rate and imports.

Opportunities

• Carbon Tax will drive demand for green building materials.
• Enforced procurement of locally manufactured steel products by SoEs.
• Expansion into Africa.
• Expansion of retail stores catering to the lower-LSM market.
• Increasing government infrastructure expenditure.

Threats

• Cheap imports and over-supply related to imports, as seen particularly in the steel and tile segments.
• Continued depressed activity in construction and slow roll-out of state infrastructure projects.
• Continued recession.
• Political instability undermining consumer and building confidence.

Outlook

PwC notes that the necessary conditions for a prolonged and stable resurgence in the materials market are increasing construction activity, state and private expenditure, and GDP growth to drive consumer spending. However, while government budgets have given priority to construction and infrastructure investment, shortfalls and delays have undermined progress and instead of improving, economic growth has slowed and the country is technically in a recession. Although the retail and wholesale trade in construction materials has continued to grow year-on-year, Italtile stated in 2016 that “the market conditions are the worst yet” and many major players have reported slowing or negative growth. Despite cost-cutting measures and the expansion of retail buoyed by lower-LSM spending, the outlook for the sector remains contingent upon the recovery of the construction industry proper. As noted by the Southern African Institute for Steel Construction, this recovery will depend primarily on government implementing its major projects, and an improvement in the South African economy.

The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa
The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2017

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 72.10 (USD)*

Historical Reports

The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2020-03-06

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

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The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2014-03-18

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

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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 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 28
4.1. Local 28
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 38
4.1.2. Regulations 40
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 42
4.2. Continental 43
4.3. International 45
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 45
5.1. Economic Environment 45
5.2. Construction and Infrastructure Spending 46
5.3. Labour Resources 49
5.4. Environmental Concerns 51
5.5. Cyclicality 51
5.6. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 52
6. COMPETITION 52
6.1. Barriers to Entry 53
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 54
8. OUTLOOK 55
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 55
10. REFERENCES 56
10.1. Publications 56
10.2. Websites 57
COMPANY PROFILES 58
A B BRICKWORKS (PTY) LTD 58
A HOLMAN TRADING COMPANY (PTY) LTD 60
ACTION BOLT (PTY) LTD 62
AEROTON STEEL (PTY) LTD 64
AF-FSL GLASS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 66
AFRIMAT LTD 68
AFRISAM (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 74
AKZO NOBEL POWDER COATINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 79
ALLIED STEELRODE (PTY) LTD 81
ANDREW MENTIS (PTY) LTD 84
APOLLO BRICK (PTY) LTD 86
ARCELORMITTAL SOUTH AFRICA LTD 89
ARGENT INDUSTRIAL LTD 93
ARTMAR NATURAL STONE TILES CC 98
AVENG LTD 100
B E D HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 104
BALTIC TIMBER COMPANY (PTY) LTD 106
BAMBALELA BOLTS (PTY) LTD 107
BARNES REINFORCING INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 109
BASF COATINGS SERVICES (PTY) LTD 111
BASF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 113
BOLT AND ENGINEERING DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 115
BOLTFAST (PTY) LTD 117
BRANDCORP (PTY) LTD 119
BRIGHTS HARDWARE (PTY) LTD 122
BRIKOR LTD 124
BSI STEEL LTD 127
CAPE GATE (PTY) LTD 130
CAPITAL AFRICA STEEL (PTY) LTD 132
CARNO COMMODITIES INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 134
CASHBUILD LTD 136
CHEMFIT (PTY) LTD 145
CLOTAN STEEL (PTY) LTD 147
COLUMBUS STAINLESS (PTY) LTD 150
CONNECTCO FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 153
CONSOLIDATED STEEL INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 155
COROBRIK (PTY) LTD 158
CRAMMIX (PTY) LTD 161
CREST OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 163
DEKRO PAINTS (PTY) LTD 165
DISTRIBUTION AND WAREHOUSING NETWORK LTD 168
DIY DEPOT (PTY) LTD 171
DURAM (PTY) LTD 173
ECHO FLOORS (PTY) LTD 175
ECHO PRESTRESS (DURBAN) (PTY) LTD 177
ECHO PRESTRESS (PTY) LTD 179
ENERGY ENGINEERED PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 181
ESSENTRA COMPONENTS (PTY) LTD 183
EVERITE (PTY) LTD 185
FASTENER FACTORY (PTY) LTD (THE) 188
FERRO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 190
FISCHER SOUTH AFRICA FACILITIES (PTY) LTD 193
FLOWSERVE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 195
FORESTA TIMBER AND BOARD (PTY) LTD 197
GARSIN ENGINEERING CC 199
GRAHAMSTOWN BRICK (PTY) LTD 201
HARLEQUIN PAINT CC 203
HELLERMANNTYTON (PTY) LTD 205
HILTI (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 207
ICI DULUX (PTY) LTD 209
INDUSTRIAL METAL PROFILING CC 212
INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIST GROUP (PTY) LTD 214
INVICTA HOLDINGS LTD 217
ITALTILE LTD 221
J J BRICKS (PTY) LTD 224
JACK'S PAINT AND HARDWARE (FRANCHISES) CC 226
JAGUAR METALS (PTY) LTD 228
JT AND T AGENCIES AND MAINTENANCE CC 230
KANSAI PLASCON AFRICA LTD 231
KAP DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIAL (PTY) LTD 234
KAYDAV GROUP LTD 237
L K BRICK AND BLOCK MANUFACTURERS (PTY) LTD 240
LAFARGE INDUSTRIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 242
LAFARGE MINING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 248
LANGKLOOF STEENWERWE (PTY) LTD 251
MACNEIL (PTY) LTD 252
MACSTEEL SERVICE CENTRES SA (PTY) LTD 255
MALLS TILES (PTY) LTD 262
MARLEY (S A) (PTY) LTD 264
MASONITE (AFRICA) LTD 266
MASSMART HOLDINGS LTD 269
MAZISTA TILES (PTY) LTD 275
MAZOR GROUP LTD 277
MEDAL PAINTS (PTY) LTD 280
MESHRITE (PTY) LTD 282
METROTILE (SOUTHERN AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 284
MICA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 285
MIRROR DATA (PTY) LTD 287
MITRE VENEERING CC 289
MONIER COVERLAND (PTY) LTD 291
NATIONAL CONVERTING AGENCIES (PTY) LTD 293
NGQURA BRICK (PTY) LTD 295
NJR STEEL HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 297
NORCROS (S A) (PTY) LTD 300
NORTHERN HARDWARE AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 303
NPC-CIMPOR (RF) (PTY) LTD 305
NSS FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 308
OOS-TRANSVAAL KALKVERSKAFFERS (PTY) LTD 310
PERSIAN TILE CC 311
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 312
PICK N PAY STORES LTD 316
POWDER-LAK (PTY) LTD 321
PPC LTD 323
PRO PAINT MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 327
PRO ROOF STEEL AND TUBE (PTY) LTD 329
PRO-TECH FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 331
PROMAC PAINTS (PTY) LTD 332
PROMINENT PAINTS (PTY) LTD 334
RALPH'S MIRROR AND GLASS (PTY) LTD 337
RHEEBOK BRICK OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 338
RICKFORD INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 340
RITZ TILES (PTY) LTD 342
ROBOR (PTY) LTD 344
ROLFES COLOUR PIGMENTS INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD 347
S A BLOCK (PTY) LTD 349
SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 351
SANDVIK (PTY) LTD 354
SCAW SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 356
SHENKA INDUSTRIES CC 360
SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LTD 361
SIGMA COATINGS (PTY) LTD 365
SIKA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 367
SPAR GROUP LTD (THE) 369
STEINHOFF DOORS AND BUILDING MATERIALS (PTY) LTD 374
STEWARTS AND LLOYDS HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 381
STONCOR AFRICA (PTY) LTD 384
SUN CHEMICAL (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 388
SWAGE-FAST (PTY) LTD 390
SWARTLAND INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 392
T FERGUSON AND SONS (PTY) LTD 394
TILETORIA CAPE (PTY) LTD 396
TOPFLOOR CONCRETE LTD 398
TREATED TIMBER PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 400
TRELLIDOR INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 402
ULTRALINE (PTY) LTD 404
UNION TILES (PTY) LTD 406
UNIVERSAL COATINGS (PTY) LTD 409
VERSALEC CABLES (PTY) LTD 411
VERSUS PAINT SPECIALISTS (PTY) LTD 413
VOLTEX (PTY) LTD 415
W G WEARNE LTD 420
W P FASTENERS AND SERVICES CC 423
WEST END CEMENT BRICKS (PTY) LTD 425
WEST END CLAYBRICK (PTY) LTD 427
WURTH SOUTH AFRICA CO (PTY) LTD 429
YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS LTD 431

Introduction

This report focuses on the wholesale of construction materials which is worth approximately R70bn annually according to Statistics South Africa. The industry has faced tough market conditions in recent years resulting in lower margins but the anticipated government infrastructure investment, though slow to roll out, is expected to provide momentum for the recovery of the domestic industry.

Strengths

• Flexibility in supply: ability to supply in bulk to larger customers directly from manufacturing plants or Just in Time (JIT) supply to retailers and small wholesalers.
• Wholesale model is adaptable and many wholesalers have added manufacturing and/or retail operations to their operations.

Weaknesses

• Reliant on activity in the construction and building industry.

Opportunities

• African countries are potential markets for expansion by South African companies.
• South African government committed to invest in infrastructure and low-cost housing, schools, hospitals and prisons in coming years.

Threats

• Delay in government tenders for infrastructure and construction projects.
• Difficulty attracting and retaining key personnel and qualified employees can impede ability to execute business plan and growth strategies.
• Slower than expected recovery of the construction industry.

Outlook

Industry players anticipate that the demand for construction materials will recover slowly after years of constrained demand. An industry player remarked that demand for construction materials “can only get better.” On the positive side, players expect government to roll-out the infrastructure programme within 18 months, which will increase the demand for construction and building materials. On the negative side, the South African government’s growth forecast of only 2.7% in 2014 and an increase in interest rates could limit demand for residential housing and commercial construction projects. Therefore it is expected that market conditions will remain competitive over the short-term, forcing players to focus on cost containment to improve margins in a more competitive lower volume environment. To offset limitations of the constrained South African economy, some players mentioned that they will continue to pursue opportunities in key African markets.

The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa
The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2014

Full Report

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

Industry Landscape

R 1 330.00(ZAR) estimated $ 72.10 (USD)*

Historical Reports

The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2020-03-06

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

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The Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials Industry in South Africa 2017-06-20

R 1 900.00(ZAR) estimated $103.00 (USD)*

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 1
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 2
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 10
4.1.2. Regulations 10
4.1.3. Black Economic Empowerment 11
4.2. Continental 11
4.3. International 11
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 12
5.1. Economic Environment 12
5.2. Building Industry Activity 13
5.3. Government Spending 13
5.4. Labour Resources 13
5.5. Environmental Concerns 14
6. COMPETITION 14
6.1. Barriers to Entry 15
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 15
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 15
8. OUTLOOK 16
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 16
10. REFERENCES 16
10.1. Publications 16
10.2. Websites 17
ORGANOGRAM 61430a 18
Agregates, Bricks, Concrete & Other Products 18
COMPANY PROFILES 20
AFRIMAT LTD 20
AFRISAM (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 25
APOLLO BRICK (PTY) LTD 28
AVENG LTD 30
COROBRIK (PTY) LTD 34
CRAMMIX (PTY) LTD 37
EVERITE (PTY) LTD 39
INFRASTRUCTURE SPECIALIST GROUP (PTY) LTD 41
LAFARGE INDUSTRIES SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 42
LAFARGE MINING SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 45
NPC-CIMPOR (PTY) LTD 47
PPC LTD 49
SA BLOCK (PTY) LTD 53
UNION TILES (PTY) LTD 54
WEST END CLAYBRICK (PTY) LTD 56
WG WEARNE LTD 58
ORGANOGRAM 61430b 60
Glass Products 60
COMPANY PROFILES 61
AF-FSL GLASS DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 61
NORTHERN HARDWARE & GLASS (PTY) LTD 62
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 64
ORGANOGRAM 61430c 67
Paints, Vanishes & Lacquers 67
COMPANY PROFILES 68
AKZO NOBEL POWDER COATINGS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 68
CHEMICAL SPECIALITIES LTD 70
ICI DULUX (PTY) LTD 73
KANSAI PLASCON AFRICA LTD 75
PROMINENT PAINTS (PTY) LTD 78
ORGANOGRAM 61430d 80
Suppliers/Importers of Metal Fasteners 80
COMPANY PROFILES 81
BOLT (PTY) LTD 81
BAMBALELA BOLTS (PTY) LTD 82
BOLTFAST (PTY) LTD 83
ENERGY ENGINEERED PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 85
FLOWSERVE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 86
G & W FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 87
HELLERMANNTYTON (PTY) LTD 88
HUMULANI MARKETING (PTY) LTD 90
NSS FASTENERS (PTY) LTD 92
SHENKA INDUSTRIES CC 93
SWAGE-FAST (PTY) LTD 94
WP FASTENERS & SERVICES CC 95
ORGANOGRAM 61430e 96
Steel Products 96
COMPANY PROFILES 97
AEROTON STEEL (PTY) LTD 97
AVENG LTD 98
AVENG TRIDENT STEEL (PTY) LTD 102
CAPITAL AFRICA STEEL (PTY) LTD 105
DURO PRESSINGS (PTY) LTD 107
MACSTEEL SERVICE CENTRES SA (PTY) LTD 108
SANDVIK (PTY) LTD 113
STALCOR (PTY) LTD 114
ORGANOGRAM 61430f 116
General Building Material 116
COMPANY PROFILES 117
BRANDCORP (PTY) LTD 117
BUILDMAX LTD 119
CONSOLIDATED INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP LTD 121
DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSING NETWORK LTD 123
EUROHEAT RENEWABLE ENERGY (PTY) LTD 127
ILIAD AFRICA LTD 128
MACNEIL (PTY) LTD 131
SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 133
VOLTEX (PTY) LTD 135
ORGANOGRAM 61430g 138
Wood Products 138
COMPANY PROFILES 139
FORESTA TIMBER & BOARD (PTY) LTD 139
KAYDAV GROUP LTD 141
MASONITE (AFRICA) LTD 143
PG BISON (PTY) LTD 145
SWARTLAND GROUP (PTY) LTD 147
TTP HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 148
YORK TIMBER HOLDINGS LTD 149