The Manufacture and Supply of Batteries and EMD in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4412640
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 61 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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  • AutoX (Pty) Ltd
  • Eveready (Pty) Ltd
  • Just Batteries (Pty) Ltd
  • Metindustrial (Pty) Ltd
  • Solguard (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
The Manufacture and Supply of Batteries and EMD:

The domestic battery manufacturing industry experienced a difficult 2016 due to pressure on consumers’ disposable income, declining employment, tightening credit conditions and political developments that resulted in gradual economic decline culminating in a recession in Q2 2017. Also a factor was the increase in the number of imported batteries, a sub-sector which continued to gain market share at the expense of local production despite the increase in import duty to 15%. The majority of imported automotive batteries originate from South Korea where manufacturers enjoy government sponsored grants and incentives. This negatively impacts local manufacturers, a situation compounded by the export of scrap batteries back to the country of manufacture, raising the cost of domestically recycled lead and making local manufacturing less competitive.

The importance of R&D:

Ongoing research and development and refinement of the manufacturing process by battery manufacturers ensure continuous improvement in battery production. Companies have launched new forms of portable power as new technologies have become more reliable and affordable. According to role player Metair, lead acid batteries are likely to remain integral to motor vehicles in the near future, but the trend towards hybrid vehicles and Lithium-ion batteries is accelerating. Significant research effort is dedicated worldwide to the development of several future cell chemistries which have the potential to outperform contemporary Li-ion cells.

Report coverage:

The Manufacture and Supply of Batteries and EMD describes the current developments and trends in the sector, the growth in the energy storage market as electricity prices increase and factors that influence the success of local manufacturers. The report also profiles six companies that manufacture locally, including Solguard (Pty) Ltd t/a BlueNova, which was established in June 2015 and specialises in the development and manufacture of Energy Storage Solutions. Also profiled are companies that import batteries, including Duracell which was procured from Procter and Gamble by Berkshire Hathaway in 2016.
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  • AutoX (Pty) Ltd
  • Eveready (Pty) Ltd
  • Just Batteries (Pty) Ltd
  • Metindustrial (Pty) Ltd
  • Solguard (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. Government and Private Sector Initiatives
5.3. Rising Operating Costs
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.5. Risk Management and Security
5.6. Labour
5.7. Cyclicality
5.8. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Appendix 1
Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index Sub-Indices

Appendix 2
Projects On the African Continent to Create Opportunities for Growth in the Cargo Handling, Storage and Warehousing Industry

Company Profiles
African Marine Solutions Group (PTY) Ltd
Barloworld Logistics Africa (PTY) Ltd
Barloworld Transport (PTY) Ltd
Bidair Services (PTY) Ltd
Bidfreight Port Operations (PTY) Ltd
Bigfoot Express Freight (PTY) Ltd
Bkb Ltd
Bollore Transport and Logistics South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Burgan Cape Terminals (Rf) (PTY) Ltd
Capespan Group Ltd
Cargo Carriers Ltd
Cfr Freight (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd
Commercial Cold Storage (PTY) Ltd
Dhl Supply Chain (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd
Digistics (PTY) Ltd
Distribution and Warehousing Network Ltd
Durban Coal Terminal Company (PTY) Ltd
Fpt Group (PTY) Ltd
Freitan S A (Rf) (PTY) Ltd
Goldfields Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Greystones Cargo Systems (PTY) Ltd
Grindrod (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd
Ibhayi Clearing and Logistics Cc
Imperial Cold Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Imperial Logistics (Division of Imperial Group Ltd)
Imperial Retail Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Island View Storage (PTY) Ltd
Kuehne and Nagel (PTY) Ltd
Lonrho Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Lufthansa Cargo Ag
Manica South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Menzies Aviation (South Africa) (PTY) Ltd
Namibia Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Nwk Ltd
Oceanwide Logistics Sa (PTY) Ltd
Onelogix Group Ltd
Port Services (PTY) Ltd
Rtt Group (PTY) Ltd
Sa Airlink (PTY) Ltd
Safcor Freight (PTY) Ltd
Safreight Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Santova Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Santova Ltd
Solethu Marine Services (PTY) Ltd
South African Airways (Soc) Ltd
South African Bulk Terminals (PTY) Ltd
South African Container Depots (PTY) Ltd
Super Group Ltd
Swissport South Africa (PTY) Ltd
Transnet Soc Ltd
Unitrans Household Goods Logistics (PTY) Ltd
Unitrans Supply Chain Solutions (PTY) Ltd
Value Logistics Ltd
Vopak Terminal Durban (PTY) Ltd
Woods Warehousing (PTY) Ltd
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  • Donaventa Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Eveready (Pty) Ltd
  • Energizer (South Africa) Ltd
  • Circuit Breaker Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Metindustrial (Pty) Ltd
  • AutoX (Pty) Ltd
  • Solguard (Pty) Ltd
  • Just Batteries (Pty) Ltd
  • Duracell South Africa (Pty) Ltd
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