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Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials in South Africa 2020

  • ID: 5009175
  • Report
  • March 2020
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 512 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A B Brickworks (Pty) Ltd
  • BMI Coverland (Pty) Ltd
  • Corobrik (Pty) Ltd
  • Invicta Holdings Ltd
  • Meshco (Pty) Ltd
  • R B Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • MORE
Wholesale and Retail Trade in Construction Materials: Building materials are a key input for residential and commercial building, as well as large civil engineering projects. The construction materials trade, with sales nearing R200bn in 2019, 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 low economic growth and the decline of the construction sector. ;

Building and Construction Decline: The trade in construction materials has been affected by South Africa’s prolonged economic stagnation and the ongoing weakness in the building and construction sectors. A number of construction companies applied for business rescue since 2018, including Basil Read, the Liviero Group, Esor Construction, and Group Five. Confidence among materials distributors, building contractors, and construction companies reached record lows in 2019 as building activity, and demand for key building materials such as cement, continued to decline. ;

Earnings Pressure: Revenue in the retail and hardware segments of the market has been affected by constrained consumer spending, while increasing costs have eroded profit margins, particularly among manufacturers. Import competition, particularly for cement and steel products, is also on the rise.

Building materials retailers have described their operating environment as very challenging and their revenue growth, which averaged over 10% in 2016, has declined markedly in the past two years. Operating margins are under pressure and organic growth at existing stores has fallen due to reduced contractor demand, low building activity, and constrained consumer spending. ;

Report Coverage: This report examines the wholesale and retail trade in construction materials in South Africa and provides an analysis of several key products in the industry including cement, steel, glass, bricks, tiles, paint and wood. There are profiles of 173 companies including retailers such as Italtile and Cashbuild and key wholesalers such as PPC, Afrisam, Macsteel, Afrimat and Corobrik. Other companies profiled include independent hardware companies such as Brights Hardware, which merged with Cape Engineering Supplies.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • A B Brickworks (Pty) Ltd
  • BMI Coverland (Pty) Ltd
  • Corobrik (Pty) Ltd
  • Invicta Holdings Ltd
  • Meshco (Pty) Ltd
  • R B Fasteners (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 Socio-Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Infrastructure Spending
5.3. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.4. Labour
5.5. Environmental Concerns
5.6. Cyclicality

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Appendix
  • Summary of Notable Players
  • Company Profiles
  • A B Brickworks (Pty) Ltd
  • A Holman Trading Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Action Bolt (Pty) Ltd
  • Aeroton Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrimat Ltd
  • Afrisam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Allied Steelrode (Pty) Ltd
  • Andrew Mentis (Pty) Ltd
  • Arcelormittal South Africa Ltd
  • Argent Industrial Ltd
  • Artmar Natural Stone Tiles CC
  • Astra Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Augusta Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Automatic Mass Production (Pty) Ltd
  • Aveng Ltd
  • Avlock International (Pty) Ltd
  • B E D Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Baltic Timber Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Bambalela Bolts (Pty) Ltd
  • Barnes Reinforcing Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Basf Coatings Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Basf South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ben Cor (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Afcom (Pty) Ltd
  • Bmi Coverland (Pty) Ltd
  • Bolt-Tech (Pty) Ltd
  • Boltfast (Pty) Ltd
  • Boltlock Manufacturing and Supplies (Pty) Ltd
  • Brakkefontein Clay Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Brandcorp (Pty) Ltd
  • Brights Hardware (Pty) Ltd
  • Brikor Ltd
  • Bsi Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Building Company (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Cap Star Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd
  • Capital Africa Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Cashbuild Ltd
  • Cbc Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Chemfit (Pty) Ltd
  • Chromaflo Technologies South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Clotan Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Coega Steels (Pty) Ltd
  • Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd
  • Connectco Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Consolidated Steel Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Corobrik (Pty) Ltd
  • Crest Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Dekro Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • Diy Depot (Pty) Ltd
  • Duram (Pty) Ltd
  • Eagle Roof Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • East Rand Forging (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Floors (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Prestress (Durban) (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Prestress (Pty) Ltd
  • Emv Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Essentra Components (Pty) Ltd
  • Everite (Pty) Ltd
  • Fastener and Allied (Pty) Ltd
  • Fastener Factory (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Ferro South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Fischer South Africa Facilities (Pty) Ltd
  • Fontana Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Foresta Timber and Board (Pty) Ltd
  • Garsin Steel Tube and Pipe (Pty) Ltd
  • Grahamstown Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Hall Longmore Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Hammon Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Harlequin Paint CC
  • Hellermanntyton (Pty) Ltd
  • Hilti (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Hudaco Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Ici Dulux (Pty) Ltd
  • Impala Bolt and Nut (Pty) Ltd
  • Inca Concrete Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Industrial Metal Profiling CC
  • Infrastructure Specialist Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Insimbi Industrial Holdings Ltd
  • Invicta Holdings Ltd
  • Italtile Ltd
  • J J Bricks (Pty) Ltd
  • Jack's Paint and Hardware (Franchises) CC
  • Jaguar Metals (Pty) Ltd
  • Jt and T Agencies and Maintenance CC
  • K and K Paint Manufacturers CC
  • Kansai Plascon Africa Ltd
  • Kaydav Group Ltd
  • L K Brick and Block Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lafarge Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Langkloof Steenwerwe (Pty) Ltd
  • Macdonald Steel Sa (Pty) Ltd
  • Macneil (Pty) Ltd
  • Macsteel Service Centres Sa (Pty) Ltd
  • Malls Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Marley (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Mazista Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Mazor Group Ltd
  • Medal Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • Meshco (Pty) Ltd
  • Metrotile (Southern Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Mica Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mitre Veneering CC
  • Mylaw Chemical and Coatings (Pty) Ltd
  • N J R Steel Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • National Ceramic Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • National Converting Agencies (Pty) Ltd
  • Ngqura Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Norcros (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Northern Hardware and Glass (Pty) Ltd
  • Npc Intercement (Rf) (Pty) Ltd
  • Nss Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Oos-Transvaal Kalkverskaffers (Pty) Ltd
  • Pearlstock 2 (Pty) Ltd
  • Persian Tile CC
  • Pg Bison (Pty) Ltd
  • Pg Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Pick N Pay Stores Ltd
  • Powder-Lak (Pty) Ltd
  • Ppc Ltd
  • Pro Paint Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Pro Roof Steel and Tube (Pty) Ltd
  • Pro-Tech Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Promac Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • Prominent Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • Qwa-Qwa Wire Products (Pty) Ltd
  • R B Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Ralph's Mirror and Glass (Pty) Ltd
  • Rayal Industrial (Pty) Ltd
  • Reliable Bolt (Pty) Ltd
  • Rheebok Brick Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Rickford Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Ritz Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • S A Block (Pty) Ltd
  • S A Bolt Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Sa Metal Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Saffer Plumbing and Hardware (Pty) Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain Construction Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sandvik (Pty) Ltd
  • Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Screw Man (Pretoria) CC (The)
  • Shenka Industries CC
  • Shoprite Holdings Ltd
  • Sigma Coatings (Pty) Ltd
  • Sika South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Spar Group Ltd (The)
  • Stewarts and Lloyds Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Stoncor Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sun Chemical (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Swagefast (Pty) Ltd
  • Swan Electrical Africa CC
  • Swartland Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • T and I Chalmers Engineering (Pty) Ltd
  • T Ferguson and Sons (Pty) Ltd
  • Tel-Screw Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Topfloor Concrete (Pty) Ltd
  • Transvaal Pressed Nuts Bolts and Rivets (Pty) Ltd
  • Treated Timber Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Trellidor Innovations (Pty) Ltd
  • Ultraline (Pty) Ltd
  • Union Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Universal Coatings (Pty) Ltd
  • Versus Paint Specialists (Pty) Ltd
  • Voltex (Pty) Ltd
  • W G Wearne Ltd
  • W P Fasteners and Services CC
  • West End Cement Bricks (Pty) Ltd
  • West End Claybrick (Pty) Ltd
  • Wurth South Africa Co (Pty) Ltd
  • York Timber Holdings Ltd
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  • A B Brickworks (Pty) Ltd
  • A Holman Trading Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Action Bolt (Pty) Ltd
  • Aeroton Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrimat Ltd
  • Afrisam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Allied Steelrode (Pty) Ltd
  • Andrew Mentis (Pty) Ltd
  • ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd
  • Argent Industrial Ltd
  • Artmar Natural Stone Tiles CC
  • Astra Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Augusta Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Automatic Mass Production (Pty) Ltd
  • Aveng Ltd
  • Avlock International (Pty) Ltd
  • B E D Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Baltic Timber Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Bambalela Bolts (Pty) Ltd
  • Barnes Reinforcing Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • BASF Coatings Services (Pty) Ltd
  • BASF South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Ben Cor (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Afcom (Pty) Ltd
  • BMI Coverland (Pty) Ltd
  • Bolt-Tech (Pty) Ltd
  • Boltfast (Pty) Ltd
  • Boltlock Manufacturing and Supplies (Pty) Ltd
  • Brakkefontein Clay Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Brandcorp (Pty) Ltd
  • Brights Hardware (Pty) Ltd
  • Brikor Ltd
  • BSi Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Building Company (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Cap Star Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Cape Gate (Pty) Ltd
  • Capital Africa Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Cashbuild Ltd
  • CBC Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Chemfit (Pty) Ltd
  • Chromaflo Technologies South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Clotan Steel (Pty) Ltd
  • Coega Steels (Pty) Ltd
  • Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd
  • Connectco Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Consolidated Steel Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Corobrik (Pty) Ltd
  • Crest Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Dekro Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • DIY DEPOT (Pty) Ltd
  • Duram (Pty) Ltd
  • Eagle Roof Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • East Rand Forging (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Floors (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Prestress (Durban) (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Prestress (Pty) Ltd
  • EMV Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Essentra Components (Pty) Ltd
  • Everite (Pty) Ltd
  • Fastener and Allied (Pty) Ltd
  • Fastener Factory (Pty) Ltd (The)
  • Ferro South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Fischer South Africa Facilities (Pty) Ltd
  • Fontana Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Foresta Timber and Board (Pty) Ltd
  • Garsin Steel Tube and Pipe (Pty) Ltd
  • Grahamstown Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Hall Longmore Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Hammon Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Harlequin Paint CC
  • HellermannTyton (Pty) Ltd
  • Hilti (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Hudaco Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • ICI Dulux (Pty) Ltd
  • Impala Bolt and Nut (Pty) Ltd
  • Inca Concrete Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Industrial Metal Profiling CC
  • Infrastructure Specialist Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Ingonyama Blocks CC
  • Insimbi Industrial Holdings Ltd
  • Invicta Holdings Ltd
  • Italtile Ltd
  • J J Bricks (Pty) Ltd
  • Jack's Paint and Hardware (Franchises) CC
  • Jaguar Metals (Pty) Ltd
  • K and K Paint Manufacturers CC
  • Kansai Plascon Africa Ltd
  • Kaydav Group Ltd
  • L K Brick and Block Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Lafarge Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lafarge Mining South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Langkloof Steenwerwe (Pty) Ltd
  • Macdonald Steel SA (Pty) Ltd
  • MacNeil (Pty) Ltd
  • Macsteel Service Centres SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Malls Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Marley (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Mazista Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Mazor Group Ltd
  • Medal Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • Meshco (Pty) Ltd
  • Metrotile (Southern Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Mica Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Mitre Veneering CC
  • Mylaw Chemical and Coatings (Pty) Ltd
  • N J R Steel Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • National Ceramic Industries South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • National Converting Agencies (Pty) Ltd
  • Ngqura Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Norcros (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • Northern Hardware and Glass (Pty) Ltd
  • NPC Intercement (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • NSS Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Oos-Transvaal Kalkverskaffers (Pty) Ltd
  • Pearlstock 2 (Pty) Ltd
  • Persian Tile CC
  • PG Bison (Pty) Ltd
  • PG Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Pick n Pay Stores Ltd
  • Powder-Lak (Pty) Ltd
  • PPC Ltd
  • Pro Paint Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Pro Roof Steel and Tube (Pty) Ltd
  • Pro-Tech Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Promac Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • Prominent Paints (Pty) Ltd
  • Qwa-Qwa Wire Products (Pty) Ltd
  • R B Fasteners (Pty) Ltd
  • Ralph's Mirror and Glass (Pty) Ltd
  • Rayal Industrial (Pty) Ltd
  • Reliable Bolt (Pty) Ltd
  • Rheebok Brick Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Rickford Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Ritz Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • S A Block (Pty) Ltd
  • S A Bolt Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • SA Metal Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Saffer Plumbing and Hardware (Pty) Ltd
  • Saint-Gobain Construction Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sandvik (Pty) Ltd
  • Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Screw Man (Pretoria) CC (The)
  • Shenka Industries CC
  • Shoprite Holdings Ltd
  • Sigma Coatings (Pty) Ltd
  • Sika South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • SPAR Group Ltd (The)
  • Stewarts and Lloyds Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • StonCor Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sun Chemical (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • SwageFast (Pty) Ltd
  • Swan Electrical Africa CC
  • Swartland Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • T and I Chalmers Engineering (Pty) Ltd
  • T Ferguson and Sons (Pty) Ltd
  • Tel-Screw Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Topfloor Concrete (Pty) Ltd
  • Transvaal Pressed Nuts Bolts and Rivets (Pty) Ltd
  • Treated Timber Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Trellidor Innovations (Pty) Ltd
  • Ultraline (Pty) Ltd
  • Union Tiles (Pty) Ltd
  • Universal Coatings (Pty) Ltd
  • Versus Paint Specialists (Pty) Ltd
  • Voltex (Pty) Ltd
  • W G Wearne Ltd
  • W P Fasteners and Services CC
  • West End Cement Bricks (Pty) Ltd
  • West End Claybrick (Pty) Ltd
  • Wurth South Africa Co (Pty) Ltd
  • York Timber Holdings Ltd
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