Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Australia's Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry comprises two key segments: the glass container segment and the flat-glass segment. The glass container segment is dominated by two local firms, Owens-Illinois Australia and Orora Limited (formerly Amcor Glass), which manufacture bottles and jars for packaging beverages and food products. The flat-glass segment includes Viridian (CSR Limited), which is the only local float glass manufacturer, along with many small to medium firms producing a range of fabricated glass products. The industry comprises about 725 enterprises employing 9,150 people in 2014-15, with about 94.0% of businesses employ fewer than 20 people.
The total domestic market for glass and glass products is forecast at $3.8 billion for 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the four largest players contributing about 45.0% of industry revenue in 2014-15, down from about 55%.0 in the late 2000s. These include O-I Australia (glass containers), Viridian (float glass and processing), Orora (glass containers) and SMR Automotive (auto glass processing). O-I and Viridian both have access to global financial resources, marketing resources, and advanced technology and development.
The decline in concentration over the past decade has arisen from the entry of new players into the industry, notably Amcor (now Orora Limited following demerger in December 2013) entering the glass container manufacturing market and taking a large share of the wine bottle market... purchase to read more