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 Investment Chapter
The industry is considered to have a medium degree of capital intensity, broadly consistent with the overall Manufacturing division. The industry comprises many small-scale glass fabricating firms with relatively low capital equipment requirements, along with several large-scale float glass and bottle manufacturers that have a high level of sunken capital in order to obtain scale economies and compete effectively with international producers. IBISWorld estimates that the Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing industry allocates $4.04 on labour for every dollar spent on capital equipment.
Viridian invested $130.0 million into expanding the productive capacity of the Dandenong plant in the late 2000s, which enabled the production of environmentally advanced flat-glass products... purchase to read more