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The Manufacture of Furniture in South Africa 2018 - Manufacturing Sales of Furniture at Current Prices Amounted to R16.2Bn in 2017 -


The "Manufacture
of Furniture in South Africa 2018"
report has been added to's

South African manufacturing sales of furniture at current prices
amounted to R16.2bn in 2017, 6.6% higher than in 2016. A total of 2,200
registered companies in the furniture manufacturing sector, employing
26,400 people, contribute about 1% to manufacturing GDP and 1.1% to
manufacturing employment. During 2017, South Africa was Africa's
second-largest furniture exporter, with exports reaching R3.9bn.

A shortage of higher-skilled workers, rising production costs, and poor
domestic demand are affecting the performance of local furniture
manufacturers. The cost of labour, electricity, raw materials and
transportation continue to shrink operating margins and make it
difficult for them to compete in local and international markets.

The industry is also negatively affected by declining investment in
capital equipment, insufficient research and development, and little
design improvement or new product development. Imported furniture is
often cheaper than what is manufactured locally, and furniture imports
grew 6.2% to R6.9bn during 2017. South African furniture manufacturers
are also facing competition from Chinese furniture in their important
export markets in Africa.

With about 80% of the companies in the furniture manufacturing sector
classified as micro enterprises, these challenges impose significant
pressure on the bulk of players in the industry.

The report profiles 27 companies including vertically integrated players
Bravo Group Manufacturing, Africa's largest mattress and furniture
manufacturer, and KAP Industrial Holdings, and the effect on KAP of the
Steinhoff International crisis.

Companies Profiled

  • Angel Shack Trading and Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • AXZS Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Office and Print Holdings Ltd
  • Bravo Group Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Brothers Beds and Bedding CC
  • Buraaq Beds CC
  • City Office CC
  • Coricraft Group (Pty) Ltd
  • DK Chaircraft CC
  • DK Laminates CC
  • DK Metalcraft CC
  • DK Woodcraft CC
  • Geo Cloud (Pty) Ltd
  • KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd
  • Kiran Sales (Pty) Ltd
  • Motani Lounge (Pty) Ltd
  • OfficeScene (Pty) Ltd
  • Pilot Furniture Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Rest Assured Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Simax Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Simmons SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Streamline Metal Furniture Manufacturers (Pty) Ltd
  • Sweet Sensation 210 (Pty) Ltd
  • SwissMate Manufacturing CC
  • Truform Bedding (Pty) Ltd
  • Ukhuni Business Furniture (Pty) Ltd
  • Upholster All (Pty) Ltd

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