South African Railway Transport and Manufacture of Locomotives & Rolling Stock, 2019 - State & Size of the Industry, Volumes, Tonnages, Investments, and Significant Projects & Corporate Actions -

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This report includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the industry, volumes, tonnages, investment in rolling stock & infrastructure, and significant projects & corporate actions in South Africa, on the continent and internationally.

There are 31 company profiles including Transnet, Prasa and Bombela Operating Company, which operates Gautrain. Other profiled companies include Traxtion Sheltam which provides services to the coal mining, ferrochrome, gold mining and paper, and pulp industries and African Rail and Traction Services, part of the Surtees Rail Group, which operates and controls rail systems.

Railway Transport and Manufacture of Locomotives & Rolling Stock

Freight and passenger rail transport and the manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock in South Africa is dominated by Transnet, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and Gautrain, all of which are feeling the effects of the poor economy on passenger numbers, freight volumes and costs. Additionally, Transnet and Prasa have been directly linked to allegations of state capture and various corporate governance contraventions and wrongful activities including the award of multi-billion-rand contracts.

Recovery Plan

The proposed National Rail Policy plans to stimulate a renaissance in the South African railway sector by introducing remedial infrastructural investment and institutional interventions to position rail as the backbone of the national transport sector. About 42% of the more than R750bn investment in infrastructure projects to 2050 in terms of the National Transport Master Plan is earmarked for the rail sector.

Proposed capital expenditure and expansion projects of Transnet, Prasa, and Gautrain are expected to lead this revival. Gautrain plans to extend its route while Prasa plans to arrest its decline and return to stability while renewing its rolling stock. Transnet's strategy is based on the digitisation and integration of all elements in the value chain.

Key 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 & Social Economic Development

4.2. Continental

4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors

5.1. Economic Environment

5.2. Rising Operating Costs

5.3. Investment in Rolling Stock & Rail Infrastructure

5.4. Governance and Supply Chain Issues

5.5. Localisation Requirements and Supplier Development Programmes

5.6. Movement from Road to Rail

5.7. Challenges & Issues facing the Mining Industry

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

5.9. Labour

5.10. Environmental Issues

5.11. Cyclicality

5.12. Crime, Safety and Security

6. Competition

6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

10.1. Publications

10.2. Websites

Companies Mentioned

  • ABB South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • ACTOM (Pty) Ltd
  • African Rail and Traction Services (Pty) Ltd
  • ALSTOM Ubunye (Pty) Ltd
  • Bombardier Transportation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Bombela Operating Company (Pty) Ltd
  • CRRC E-Loco Supply (Pty) Ltd
  • CRRC SA Rolling Stock (Pty) Ltd
  • Denel Vehicle Systems (Pty) Ltd
  • Etion Ltd
  • Galison Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • GE South Africa Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Gibela Rail Transport Consortium (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Global Railway Engineering (Pty) Ltd
  • Ikusasa Rail (Pty) Ltd
  • Knorr-Bremse (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Lucchini South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Mehleketo Resourcing (Pty) Ltd
  • Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa
  • Progress Rail SA (Pty) Ltd
  • R and H Rail (Pty) Ltd
  • SAFreight Logistics (Pty) Ltd
  • Siemens (Pty) Ltd
  • Siyahamba Engineering (Pty) Ltd
  • Swasap (Pty) Ltd
  • TMH Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Transnet SOC Ltd
  • Traxtion Sheltam (Pty) Ltd
  • Trident South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Versa Rail (Pty) Ltd
  • Wictra Holdings (Pty) Ltd

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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