DUBLIN, Oct. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/– A new development in the field of telemedicine has been revealed. South Africa The construction industry is a growing sector. The University of Johannesburg The University of Johannesburg (UJ), has launched a 3D printing pilot project for sustainable human development. The Department of Science and Innovation, in collaboration UJ’s Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Human Settlements and AfriSam sponsored the initiative. This showcased the extraordinary capability of a R6-million 3D printing device to print a RDP house model in only eight hours. These advancements highlight the importance of a thorough knowledge of the construction and building sector. South Africa. In this context, “The Tile Industry” was published in South Africa The report “2023” has been added. ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The tile industry is a major influencer on the construction and building sector. Italtile SA and Norcros SA are two key players that stand out for their vertical integration throughout the value chain. Ceramic Industries (operated by Italtile) is responsible, among others, for more than half of the approximately 70 million square metres tiles consumed in South Africa annually.
The industry has seen a boom during the lockdown due to the increase in DIY at home. However, the industry is now facing challenges like economic stagnation and escalating costs of living. There has been a significant shift in the household’s spending habits, as more funds are being allocated to alternative energy sources.
Influences and key concerns
The tile industry is currently facing increasing energy costs, and pressure to adopt environmentally friendly processes. In 2022, consumer behavior changed. Many chose to invest in alternative energies rather than renovating their homes. The influx of opportunistic trader offering imported tiles in the boom of the pandemic has also led to a decline in market share. Overstocking has forced operators to cut prices due to the oversupply.
Tile manufacturing requires high energy consumption due to the required high temperatures in grinding and firing processes. The escalating cost of energy has affected the tile industry globally. In South AfricaThe scenario is further exacerbated by an inconsistent energy supply, and a weakening of the currency. The slow pace of public infrastructure investments, criminal groups targeting construction sites and a diminished sense of building confidence are all factors that have impacted tile demand.
The comprehensive “Tile Industry in South Africa Report “2023” delves into the South African Tile Industry, covering manufacturing, wholesale, as well as retail aspects. It provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and its many factors, from the speed at which infrastructure is being developed to the retail sales trends.
The report contains detailed profiles on 20 companies. These include industry giants such as Italtile and Norcros SA as well as building material giants Massmart, Spar Group and Union Tiles.
Understanding the nuances of tile manufacturing is important in the context of emerging 3D-printing trends. This report is a valuable tool for entrepreneurs and managers. It provides a clear view of the intricacies of the tile industry and facilitates informed decisions.
The latest research report “The Tile Industry” will help you stay ahead of the game and maximize your knowledge. South Africa 2023.”
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