The Printing Industry: The South African printing industry, which generated revenue of R56bn in 2015, performs a valuable role in the South African economy and provides over 50,000 employment opportunities. There are an estimated 2,000 commercial printing companies operating in the country, the majority of which are small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs). A further 1,000 companies provide pre-press services, such as design and layout, or post-press services, including finishing and binding.
A Changing Sector: In recent years fundamental changes have swept through the industry, with digital printing technologies emerging as mainstream processes at the expense of conventional analogue printing. As far-reaching technological advances, including 3D printing, disrupt the traditional print landscape, some local printers have had to reposition themselves in the market in order to remain relevant. Some sectors of the local industry are becoming more vertically integrated, with processes that would have been outsourced in the past increasingly being performed in-house. In keeping with current global trends, the South African printing industry is investing in new technologies that deliver enhanced printing quality. The rapid evolution of the industry has necessitated the upskilling of employees and although new recruits undergo training, there is a serious skills deficit. At the same time stakeholders fear that the migration from traditional printing processes to digital printing could result in job losses, as digital printing is more automated and less labour-intensive than analogue printing.
Report Coverage: The Printing Industry details the current state of the sector, the impact of digitisation and other factors influencing the success of the industry. The report also profiles 49 players in the market, including leaders in the General Printing and Print Finishing segments, Caxton & CTP Publishers and Printers Ltd and Novus Holdings Ltd, formerly the Paarl Media Group. Also profiled are Nampak, Mpact and AstraPak, the dominant companies in South Africa’s Print Packaging market.
Table Of Contents
The Printing Industry in South Africa 2016 1. INTRODUCTION 1 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1 2.1. Industry Value Chain 3 2.2. Geographic Position 4 3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5 4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9 4.1. Local 9 4.1.1. Corporate Actions 13 4.1.2. Regulations 14 4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 15 4.2. Continental 17 4.3. International 19 5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20 5.1. Economic Environment 20 5.2. Digitisation 21 5.3. Labour 22 5.4. Rising Input Costs 24 5.5. Off-Shoring of Printing 25 5.6. Technology, Research and Development (RandD) and Innovation 25 5.7. Cyclicality 27 5.8. Environmental Concerns 28 6. COMPETITION 29 6.1. Barriers to Entry 30 7. SWOT ANALYSIS 31 8. OUTLOOK 32 9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 32 10. REFERENCES 33 10.1. Publications 33 10.2. Websites 33 COMPANY PROFILES 35 ABC PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 35 AFRIPACK (PTY) LTD 37 ALTSTADT PRINTING CC 40 ASSOCIATED PRINTING (PTY) LTD 42 ASTRAPAK LTD 44 BEITH DIGITAL (PTY) LTD 48 BENCHMARK SIGNAGE (PTY) LTD 50 BIDVEST PAPERPLUS (PTY) LTD 52 CAXTON AND CTP PUBLISHERS AND PRINTERS LTD 55 CREDA COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 60 DEREK BUTCHER AND COMPANY (PTY) LTD 62 DIE CUT NATAL ENTERPRISE CC 64 EASI-BIND (PTY) LTD 66 FINISHING POST (PTY) LTD (THE) 68 FISHWICKS PRINTERS (PTY) LTD 70 FORMESET PRINT (PTY) LTD 72 GOLDEN ERA PRINTERS AND STATIONERS BOPS (PTY) LTD 74 HP LABELLING (PTY) LTD 76 INTERNATIONAL TRIMMINGS AND LABELS SA (PTY) LTD 78 JEAN AND IAN SHORT CC 80 JETLINE FRANCHISES (PTY) LTD 82 KADIMAH TRADING CORPORATION (PTY) LTD 84 KNOX PRINTING COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 86 KWIK PRINTING WORKS CC 88 LEXLINES PRESS (PTY) LTD 90 MAJESTIC SILVER TRADING 212 (PTY) LTD 92 MEDIA24 (PTY) LTD 94 MINIT PRINT SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 102 MINUTEMAN PRESS INTERNATIONAL INC 103 MPACT LTD 105 NAMPAK PRODUCTS LTD 110 NB PRINT CC 113 NOVUS HOLDINGS LTD 115 ORANJE DRUKKERY (PTY) LTD 118 POSTNET SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 120 PRO-TOUCH DIES CC 122 RAND DATA FORMS (PTY) LTD 124 SCREEN IMAGE CC 126 SHERENO PRINTERS CC 128 SHUMANI MILLS COMMUNICATIONS (PTY) LTD 131 TANDYM PRINT (PTY) LTD 133 TECHNI-AD (PTY) LTD 135 TELESCO INVESTMENTS CC 137 TIMES MEDIA (PTY) LTD 138 TSHWANE PRESS (PTY) LTD 141 TYPO PRINTING CC 143 UNIVERSAL LABELS (PTY) LTD 144 UVP PRO BIND (PTY) LTD 146 UVP VELTOPAK (PTY) LTD 148