The Manufacture of Clay & Concrete Bricks in South Africa, 2019 -

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The Manufacture of Clay and Concrete Bricks report describes the state of the industry and conditions and factors influencing its success.

It includes comprehensive profiles of 28 companies including Corobrik, the country's largest brick manufacturer, which produces a billion bricks annually and has announced significant investment in expansion.

There are also profiles on companies such as Ocon Brick, which was sold by the Infrastructure Specialist Group in September, Langkloof Bricks, which uses waste tyres to dry clay bricks and Algoa, which adds condemned juice waste to clay in the mixing and extrusion process, providing an equivalent litre savings in municipal water.

The Manufacture of Clay & Concrete Bricks: This report focuses on the manufacture of clay bricks and concrete masonry units, which are important components of the building and construction industry. Despite the decline of the construction industry since 2010, major brickmakers continue to report good results due to increasing demand for residential property. While industry output has remained relatively constant since 2014 at approximately 3.6 billion standard brick equivalents, the industry continues to contract and concentrate.

Opportunities for Growth: While there has been a decline in investment in large construction projects, brickmakers and concrete masonry unit producers have benefited from the growth in smaller construction projects, affordable housing, retail and townhouse developments, and some mega projects. Government's 2018 Budget allocated R800bn over three years on housing, roads, public transport, water and electricity infrastructure spend. Government also wants to encourage private sector investment in the independent power producer programme.

Topics Covered

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. Increasing Urbanisation and the Need for Housing

5.2. Government Intervention

5.3. Rising Operating Costs

5.4. Labour

5.5. Cyclicality

5.6. Economic Environment

5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation

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 - Summary of Major Players

Companies Profiled

  • A B Brickworks (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrimat Ltd
  • Aveng Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Brakkefontein Clay Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Cape Concrete Works (Pty) Ltd
  • Corobrik (Pty) Ltd
  • Deranco Blocks (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Floors (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Prestress (Durban) (Pty) Ltd
  • Echo Prestress (Pty) Ltd
  • Elematic SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Good Hope Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Grahamstown Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Inca Concrete Products (Pty) Ltd
  • Infrastructure Specialist Group (Pty) Ltd
  • J J Bricks (Pty) Ltd
  • JT and T Agencies and Maintenance CC
  • L K Brick and Block Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Langkloof Steenwerwe (Pty) Ltd
  • Ngqura Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Ocon Brick (Pty) Ltd
  • Portland Hollowcore Slabs (Pty) Ltd
  • Rheebok Brick Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • S A Block (Pty) Ltd
  • Topfloor Concrete Ltd
  • West End Cement Bricks (Pty) Ltd
  • West End Claybrick (Pty) Ltd
  • Worcester Bakstene (Pty) Ltd

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