Dublin, March 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The Manufacture of Wooden Containers in South Africa 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
This report focuses on the manufacture of wooden containers, including pallets, crates, bins, boxes, wine barrels, vats and cable drums. It includes information on the state and size of the sector and factors that influence it.
There are profiles of 32 companies including FS Smit & Co, which started making wine barrels in 1880, York Timbers, the largest manufacturer of wooden containers in South Africa, and Kimmo, the first company in South Africa to develop and manufacture a corrugated fibreboard pallet.
Manufacture of Wooden Containers:
Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, difficulties faced by the wooden container manufacturing sector included rapidly-rising input costs, imports of cheap wine barrels and the use of alternative materials.
During lockdown, the forestry sector was declared an essential service, and 60% to 70% of businesses relating to wood products, such as those used for packaging and transport of essential items, were able to continue operating, and pallets were used to move goods such as food, medicine and sanitisers. The ban on local alcohol sales during lockdown had a significant impact on wine farms, cellars and related businesses.
Wooden pallets face increasing competition from plastic pallets, many of which are made from recycled plastic which is waterproof and has a longer lifespan than wood. Wooden wine barrels have become expensive and reconditioning of old barrels has increased. Oak alternatives include the use of powder, granules, chips, blocks and staves which are infused into wine rather than putting wine into oak barrels.
Opportunities for SMEs:
There are challenges with access to raw materials, and imported machinery required for tasks such as barrel making is expensive. Access to heat treatment facilities and reliable timber suppliers are necessary to become a major player. Informal vendors have created small businesses selling wooden window boxes for planting flowers, herbs and vegetables with scrap planks which are readily available.
Key Topics Covered:
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS
5.1. Economic Environment
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
5.5. Environmental Concerns
6.1. Barriers to Entry
7. SWOT ANALYSIS
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
Summary of Notable Players
Advanced Crating Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Agentimber (Pty) Ltd
Alora Pallets (Pty) Ltd
Basfour 2783 (Pty) Ltd
Boland Bins (Pty) Ltd
Cargo Handling Specialists (Pty) Ltd
Chep South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Durban Pallets (Pty) Ltd
Ekurhuleni Crating Solutions (Pty) Ltd
Elite Pallet Services (Sa) (Pty) Ltd
Endo Pack (Pty) Ltd
F S Smit And Co-Manufacturing Division (Pty) Ltd
Foresta Drum Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
Inventive Ways 113
Johannesburg Timber And Box
Kimmo (Pty) Ltd
Lounics International (Pty) Ltd
Natal Box Factory
Packsolve (Pty) Ltd
Palbin (Pty) Ltd
Pallet And Crate King
Pallet Link (Pty) Ltd
Pallet Supply Company Cape (Pty) Ltd
Rosslyn Pallets And Crates
Sa Wine Barrels (Pty) Ltd
Springbok Box (Pty) Ltd
Thales Services (Pty) Ltd
York Timber Holdings Ltd
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