Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4367938
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 53 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • A T C (Pty) Ltd
  • Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • Alcon Marepha (Pty) Ltd
  • Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • Silcom (Pty) Ltd
  • Tshwane Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
The Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable:

Wires and cables are primarily used for electrical purposes, such as transmission and distribution lines, but products also extend to applications in the industrial, mining, nuclear, automotive and communications sectors. Approximately 11,000 people are employed in the manufacture of high voltage cables for industrial use and low and medium voltage cables for household use. The industry is dominated by large power cable manufacturers who are all members of the Association of Electric Cable Manufacturers of South Africa (AECMSA).

Dependent on Infrastructure Spend:

The demand for wire and cable is dependent on the infrastructure development taking place in the country. In his 2017 National Budget speech former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan allocated more than R50bn towards national and provincial economic infrastructure requirements in the 2017/18 financial year. Although this should augur well for the wire and cable sector, past delays in the construction of budgeted infrastructure projects have impacted negatively on the success of local wire and cable manufacturing companies. The increasing number of imports is also proving problematic for local manufacturers.

Report Coverage:

The report on the Manufacture of Insulated Wire and Cable examines the current state of the local industry including investment and corporate actions in the sector. Also covered are competition issues and other factors that influence the success of local manufacturing companies. The report profiles 12 role players, including major companies, Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd and CBI-Electric:

African Cables, a subsidiary of the Reunert group who are also involved in a joint venture, CBI Electric Aberdare ATC Telecoms Cables that specialises in the manufacture copper and optical fibre telecommunications cables. Also profiled is South Ocean Electric Wire Company (Pty) Ltd which paid a penalty of R13m after admitting it had engaged in price-fixing, market division and collusive tendering between November 2003 and November 2012.
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  • A T C (Pty) Ltd
  • Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • Alcon Marepha (Pty) Ltd
  • Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • Silcom (Pty) Ltd
  • Tshwane Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Rising Operating Costs
5.3. Health and Dietary Considerations
5.4. Tax On Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
5.5. Information Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.6. Labour
5.7. Cyclicality
5.8. Environmental Concerns
5.9. Electricity and Water Supply Constraints

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

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Clover Sa (PTY) Ltd
Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (PTY) Ltd
Coca-Cola Sabco (PTY) Ltd
Coca-Cola Shanduka Beverages South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Ekhamanzi Springs (PTY) Ltd
Enebev (PTY) Ltd
Kingsley Beverage (PTY) Ltd
Lentas International (PTY) Ltd
Little Green Beverages (PTY) Ltd
Mofaya Beverage Company (PTY) Ltd
Nestle (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd
P V M Nutritional Sciences (PTY) Ltd
Parmalat South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Pioneer Foods Groceries (PTY) Ltd
Red Bull South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Soda King Franchising Cc
Softbev (PTY) Ltd
South African Breweries (PTY) Ltd (The)
Suntory Beverage and Food South Africa Ltd
Tiger Consumer Brands Ltd
Twizza (PTY) Ltd
Ultimate Sports Nutrition (PTY) Ltd
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  • Aberdare Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • Malesela Taihan Electric Cable (Pty) Ltd
  • South Ocean Electric Wire Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Tulisa Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • Kewberg Cables and Braids (Pty) Ltd
  • Alvern Cables (Pty) Ltd
  • CABCON Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Alcon Marepha (Pty) Ltd
  • Silcom (Pty) Ltd
  • A T C (Pty) Ltd
  • Walro Flex (Pty) Ltd
  • Tshwane Cables (Pty) Ltd
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