UK markets closed
  • FTSE 100

    +36.03 (+0.52%)
  • FTSE 250

    +50.18 (+0.22%)
  • AIM

    +6.12 (+0.49%)

    +0.0029 (+0.25%)

    +0.0057 (+0.41%)

    -3,933.64 (-8.88%)
  • CMC Crypto 200

    +7.26 (+0.52%)
  • S&P 500

    +15.05 (+0.36%)
  • DOW

    +164.67 (+0.48%)

    -0.06 (-0.10%)

    -2.90 (-0.16%)
  • NIKKEI 225

    +40.67 (+0.14%)

    +176.61 (+0.61%)
  • DAX

    +204.45 (+1.34%)
  • CAC 40

    +52.93 (+0.85%)

South Africa Tanks, Cylinders, Reservoirs and Steam Generators Manufacturing Market Report 2020 -

·3-min read

The "Manufacture of Tanks, Cylinders, Reservoirs and Steam Generators in South Africa 2020" report has been added to's offering.

This report focuses on the manufacture of tanks, cylinders, reservoirs and steam generators, otherwise known as the pressure equipment manufacturing industry, a value-adding manufacturing division in the fabrication of metals sub-sector, which includes all structural metal products in the fourth and final stage of the metals beneficiation process. It includes comprehensive information on the state of the sector and influencing factors including trade and regulatory factors, corporate actions and sectoral and corporate developments.

There are profiles of 34 companies including major players such as Actom and African Oxygen, the state-owned South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, gas cylinder manufacturer Pabar and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa, which sells commercial-use boilers.

Manufacture of Tanks, Cylinders, Reservoirs and Steam Generators:

The manufacture of tanks, cylinders, reservoirs and steam generators, also known as the pressure equipment manufacturing industry, includes the manufacture of pressure vessels, steam generators and pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder, air and gas compressor and universal vessels. The uncertainty created by coronavirus has compounded low levels of domestic demand for intermediate and finished products, dampened selling prices and worsened levels of business, investor and consumer confidence, according to the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa.

Lockdown Effects:

Sales figures indicate an almost 50% drop in sales of tanks, cylinders, reservoirs, steam generators and related machinery sub-components in April and May 2020, while downstream steel operators remain pessimistic about demand and cash flow. The lockdown may speed up the adoption by local industry of new technologies.

Industry Drivers:

The sector's challenges include low domestic demand and investment, load-shedding, the exchange rate, procurement difficulties, legislation and imports. Factors that drive growth include increased agro-processing, developments for additional bulk LPG storage at local terminals, proposals for the supply of stainless steel petroleum and natural gas containers for residential use and the global growth in the use of stainless steel.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry

2.1. Industry Supply 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. Government Intervention

5.2. Economic Environment

5.3. Cheap Imports

5.4. Labour

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

5.6. Cyclicality

5.7. 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


  • Items Manufactured

  • Summary of Notable Players

  • Company Profiles

  • Abeco (Pty) Ltd

  • Actom (Pty) Ltd

  • Adceng Gas Equipment (Pty) Ltd

  • African Oxygen Ltd

  • Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Allmech (Pty) Ltd

  • Aquasteel (Pty) Ltd

  • Cgh South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Cyclotherm South Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Euro Automation Technology (Pty) Ltd

  • Forgeweld Engineering (Pty) Ltd

  • Freeze Burn Cc

  • Gea Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Grw Engineering (Pty) Ltd

  • Hydra-Arc (Pty) Ltd

  • Hydrex (Pty) Ltd

  • Hydrocylinder Engineering (Pty) Ltd

  • Hytec Engineering (Rf) (Pty) Ltd

  • Indoco Remedies Sa (Pty) Ltd

  • Kappa Engineering (Pty) Ltd

  • Macrotec (Pty) Ltd

  • Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Nd Engineering and Maintenance Services (Pty) Ltd

  • Pabar (Pty) Ltd

  • Sbs Corporate Services (Pty) Ltd

  • Site Maintenance and Fabrication Services (Pty) Ltd

  • Skywater Dimensions Cc

  • South African Nuclear Energy Corporation Soc Ltd (The)

  • Staal Boer Cc

  • Steinmuller Africa (Pty) Ltd

  • Styria Stainless Steel Fabrication (Pty) Ltd

  • Tank Clinic (Pty) Ltd

  • Turnmill Proquip Engineering (Pty) Ltd

  • Welfit Oddy (Pty) Ltd

For more information about this report visit

View source version on

Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900