Towards Advanced Productivity

The manufacturing industry remains an important driver of economic development and job creation in South Africa. Urban-Econ offers professional research and strategic advisory services in the development of a wide range of industrial sectors and initiatives, including amongst others:

  • Automotive Industry
  • Metal & Fabricated Metal Products Industry
  • Cosmetics Industry
  • Textile, Clothing & Leather Industry
  • Industrial Development Zones
  • Industrial & Technology Parks
  • Export Processing Zones
  • Special Economic Zones


  • Industry Profiling & Assessment
  • Market Entry Investigations
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Development Strategies
  • Value Chain Analysis & Mapping
  • Industrial Investment Strategies
  • Industrial Cluster & Hub Development
  • Business Attraction, Retention & Expansion
  • Feasibility & Viability Assessments
  • Business Plan Development

Key projects

Feasibility Study of a One-Speed Bicycle Manufacturing/Assembly Plant in South Africa

Northern Cape Manufacturing Strategy

Industrial Strategy for East London Industrial Development Zone



Werner van Zyl

Manager: Economic Planning Unit


012 342 8686