Manufacturers across the globe mainly face two challenges. One is to maintain environmental regulations and the other is to reduce costs to minimum. To meet both the challenges as well as keep customers happy, they need to deliver products in robust and attractive packaging, which serves their cause of selling the product.
The key determining factors of packaging are varying consumer trends, light weight of the products, different sizes, shelf life and ease of recycling. Flexible packaging helps in addressing these concerns and that is why it is being widely adopted for several products across different industries. Increasing demand for packaged foods is also one of the major growth drivers of this industry. The companies are also looking to serve bottom of the pyramid to expand their operations. For this, they require smallest of packaging solutions to meet the customer needs.
The concerns for this area are that the region is prone to be unstable. This instability caused due to extremism and terrorism affects the companies investing in the market and also spooks the future investors. With USA providing lot of support to countries from this region these fears should be allayed. As sanctions against Iran are being lifted gradually this region will grow and prosper.
Africa is on the rise. Economy, for the most part, is booming given the relatively stable political scenario in the region. Africa’s GDP growth from 4.7% in 2013 to 5.2% in 2014 and the FDI growth of 16%, reaching $43 billion in 2014, shows a positive economic trend. Countries across Africa, from mineral-rich Sierra Leone and Congo to agrarian economies like Ethiopia and Rwanda, have shown growth across multiple macro-economic parameters.
With inflation in the region going down from 10.7% in 2013 to 6.2% in 2014, domestic spending is on the rise. Retail, from e-commerce to mom and pop stores, has racked up the biggest gains. Packaging in Africa is fast catching up to meet the growing needs of a continent that is booming with investment from a vast number of foreign players. Given the relative lack of proper infrastructure, the vast distances that goods need to be transported over land from a few international ports make flexible packaging a necessity.
Food and industrial goods imports into Africa make up a significant share of the flexible packaging market in the region. Rising demand for packaged foods, a need to keep costs down and investments in food processing are propelling the growth of flexible packaging in the region.
Nigeria is expected to to have the highest growth in terms of adoption and investment of flexible packaging, with the rest of Africa showing single-digit growth for the market.
While missing and underdeveloped supply chains remain an obstacle for rapid growth in demand for flexible packaging in the region, the opportunities for vertical growth in manufacturing and food processing are tremendous. Widely spread population with minimal densities could pose a challenge in the near term, although investments from countries like China are facilitating the creation of new economic hubs with much higher population densities and better standards of living.
Some of the key vendors mentioned in the report are Amcor, Mondi Group, SIT Group, Wipak Group and Automated Packaging Systems. Some other companies which are serving the market in their own innovative way, mentioned in the report are Rollprint Packaging Products, Paharpur 3P and PERUPLAST S.A.
Reasons to buy this report
1) Report gives complete market insights, the driving forces of the market, the challenges market faces, about different flexible packaging technologies and their applications
2) It gives market trends of type of flexible packaging technology and by applications
3) A complete market breakdown has been done by different countries along with the country level segmentation to give a detailed picture of the market in that particular region
4) The report also gives information of major vendors of flexible packaging products, their existing share in the market, strategies they adopt along with the major products, financials, recent developments and profile of these vendors.
Who is this report useful to?
1) Vendors who are into manufacturing of these products as they can get an overview of what competitors are doing and also which markets they can look forward to expand their operations
2) Processed food suppliers in need of better understanding of different technologies and products
3) Investors who are willing to invest in this market
4) Consultants who can have readymade analysis to guide their clients
5) Anyone who wants to know more about this market
1.1 Key Findings
1.2 Research Methodology
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Market Overview
3.2 Factors Driving the Market
3.2.1 Longer Shelf Life and Changing Lifestyle of People
3.2.2 New Innovative Products
3.2.3 Increasing Disposable Income across Different Geographies
3.3 Factors Restraining the Market
3.3.1 Concerns about the environment and recycling
3.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.5 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces
3.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
3.5.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
4. Technology Overview
4.1 Technology Snapshot
4.3 Different Types of Flexible Packaging Available in Market
4.3.2 Flexible Foams
4.3.3 Paper Products
4.3.4 Metallic Packaging
4.3.5 Cloth Packaging
5. Middle East and Africa Flexible Packaging Market by Food Products – Forecasts, Share and Trends
5.1.1 Market Share and Forecasts
5.1.2 Market Analysis
5.2 Processed Fish, Meat and Egg Products
5.2.1 Market Share and Forecasts
5.2.2 Market Analysis
5.3.1 Market Share and Forecasts
5.3.2 Market Analysis
5.4 Meals & Meal Centers
5.4.1 Market Share and Forecasts
5.4.2 Market Analysis
5.5 Pet Food
5.5.1 Market Share and Forecasts
5.5.2 Market Analysis
5.6 Fruit and Vegetables
5.6.1 Market Share and Forecasts
5.6.2 Market Analysis
5.6.1 Market Share and Forecasts
5.6.2 Market Analysis
6. Middle East and Africa Flexible Packaging Market by Packaging Materials – Share and Trends
6.1.2 Market Share and Forecast
6.2 Flexible Foams
6.2.2 Market Share and Forecast
6.3 Paper Products
6.3.2 Market Share and Forecast
6.4 Metallic Packaging
6.4.2 Market Share and Forecast
6.5 Cloth Packaging
6.5.2 Market Share and Forecast
7. Middle East and Africa Flexible Packaging Market by End User Industry
7.1.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.1.2 Analyst View
7.2.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.2.2 Analyst View
7.3.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.3.2 Analyst View
7.4.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.4.2 Analyst View
7.5 Personal Care
7.5.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.5.2 Analyst View
7.6 Household Care
7.6.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.6.2 Analyst View
7.7.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.7.2 Analyst View
7.8.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.8.2 Analyst View
7.9.1 Market Share and Forecast
7.9.2 Analyst View
8.Middle East and Africa Flexible Packaging Market Forecast, Trends and Share by Geographical Regions
8.1 Middle East and Africa
8.1.1 United Arab Emirates
8.1.2 South Africa
8.1.4 Saudi Arabia
8.1.6 Analyst View
9. Middle East and Africa Flexible Packaging Vendor Market Share
10. Competitive Intelligence and Profiles of Flexible Packaging Vendors
10.1.2 Major Products and Services
10.1.4 Recent Developments
10.2 Mondi Group
10.2.2 Major Products and Services
10.2.4 Recent Developments
10.3 SIT Group
10.3.2 Major Products and Services
10.3.4 Recent Developments
10.4 Wipak Group
10.4.2 Major Products and Services
10.4.4 Recent Developments
10.5 Automated Packaging Systems
10.5.2 Major Products and Services
10.5.4 Recent Developments
10.6 Fres-co System USA
10.6.2 Major Products and Services
10.6.4 Recent Developments
10.7 Glenroy Inc.
10.7.2 Major Products and Services
10.7.4 Recent Developments
10.8 Innovia Films
10.8.2 Major Products and Services
10.8.4 Recent Developments
10.9 OxySense, Inc.
10.9.2 Major Products and Services
10.9.4 Recent Developments
10.10 Phoenix Closures
10.10.2 Major Products and Services
10.10.4 Recent Developments
10.11 Printpack Inc.
10.11.2 Major Products and Services
10.11.4 Recent Developments
10.12 Belmark, Inc.
10.12.2 Major Products and Services
10.12.4 Recent Developments
10.13 JL Packaging Corporation
10.13.2 Major Products and Services
10.13.4 Recent Developments
10.14 Oracle Packaging
10.14.2 Major Products and Services
10.14.4 Recent Developments
10.15 Prolamina Corporation
10.15.2 Major Products and Services
10.15.4 Recent Developments
11. The Challengers
11.1 Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.
11.2 Paharpur 3P
11.3 PERUPLAST S.A.
11.4 CL&D Graphics, Inc.
11.5 Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
12. Investment Analysis
12.1 Recent Mergers and Acquisitions
12.2 Investor Outlook
13. Future of Middle East and African Flexible Packaging Market
List of Figures
List of Tables
- Automated Packaging Systems
- Belmark, Inc.
- CL&D Graphics, Inc.
- Clear Lam Packaging, Inc.
- Fres-co System USA
- Glenroy Inc.
- Innovia Films
- JL Packaging Corporation
- Mondi Group
- Oracle Packaging
- OxySense, Inc.
- PERUPLAST S.A.
- Paharpur P
- Phoenix Closures
- Printpack Inc.
- Prolamina Corporation
- Rollprint Packaging Products, Inc.
- SIT Group
- Wipak Group