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The Motor Vehicle Industry in Botswana (Including Tyres) 2021

Charles Chinya | Botswana | 03 December 2021

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the motor vehicle industry, including dealers, importers, exporters, parts manufacturers, and vehicle finance organisations. It includes information on car and tyre production and imports, most popular ranges, trade and factors that influence the industry. There are profiles of 28 companies including local operations of South African and international companies, such as Barloworld Equipment and Bridgestone, dealerships such as Naledi Motors and Webb’s Motors, fitment centres such as Mega Tyre and Taurus Batteries, and parts companies including Earthmoving Replacement Parts.

The Motor Industry in Botswana, including Tyres

Botswana’s motor industry is largely an importer of vehicles, with new vehicles mostly imported from South Africa and second hand vehicles from Asia. New vehicles constitute less than a fifth of new vehicle registrations. The second-hand car market provides opportunities for local companies, particularly in the low-priced vehicle segment. The used vehicle market has been the major driver of growth in the national vehicle population over the years.

Tyres

The tyre industry in Botswana is composed of fitment, franchised shops and retail outlets. Major fitment and franchised shops are mostly representatives of South African companies and there are a number of locally-owned and foreign-owned outlets. The tyre industry in Botswana is largely import-driven with no new tyre manufacturing taking place. There are companies involved in retreading commercial tyres and earthmovers, while retreading for mines is done in South Africa. Botswana needs about 2,000 units of retreaded tyres monthly against a production of 400 units monthly, with the deficit imported from South Africa and China.

Component supply

Botswana’s automotive market is expected to grow in terms of sales due to the development of the mining sector. Botswana hopes to attract investors in replacement parts manufacture such as those making bumpers, carpets, and brake pads to set up shop in Botswana and use the country as a base for exports to the rest of Africa. Battery and wiring manufacturers are currently operating in Botswana.

Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY INFORMATION 1
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 2
3.1. Industry Value Chain 6
3.2. Geographic Position 6
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
5.1. Local 8
5.1.1. Trade 16
5.1.2. Corporate Actions 18
5.1.3. Regulations 19
5.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 21
5.2. Continental 22
5.3. International 28
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 33
6.1. COVID-19 33
6.2. Economic Environment 34
6.3. Rising Input Costs 34
6.4. Government Incentives and Support 34
6.5. Environmental Concerns 35
6.6. Electric Cars 36
6.7. Clean and Efficient Fuels 36
6.8. Tyres 36
6.9. Labour 37
7. COMPETITION 38
7.1. Barriers to Entry 39
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
9. OUTLOOK 41
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 41
11. REFERENCES 42
11.1. Publications 42
11.2. Websites 42
APPENDIX 1 44
Summary of Notable players 44
COMPANY PROFILES 47
Auto World (Pty) Ltd 47
Bamangwato Motors (Pty) Ltd 49
Barloworld Equipment Botswana (Pty) Ltd 51
BB Motors (Pty) Ltd 53
BH Botswana (Pty) Ltd 55
Bridgestone Botswana (Pty) Ltd 57
Buffalo Treads (Botswana) (Pty) Ltd 59
Car World (Pty) Ltd 60
Carfil Services (Pty) Ltd 61
Chouhan Motors (Pty) Ltd 63
Commercial Motors (Pty) Ltd 64
Construction Tyres Botswana (Pty) Ltd 66
Delta Automotive Technologies (Pty) Ltd 67
Earthmoving Replacement Parts (Pty) Ltd 69
Kim's Auto Electricians (Pty) Ltd 70
Komatsu Botswana (Pty) Ltd 71
Kromberg & Schubert Botswana (Pty) Ltd 73
Lesedi Motors (Pty) Ltd 74
Mega Tyre Company (Pty) Ltd 76
Motor Sales & Services (Pty) Ltd 78
Naledi Motors (Pty) Ltd 79
Rola Botswana (Pty) Ltd 81
Ruprah Motors (Pty) Ltd 83
Scania Botswana (Pty) Ltd 85
Specialised Panel Beaters (Pty) Ltd 86
Taurus Batteries (Pty) Ltd 87
Tswana Bus Builders (Pty) Ltd 89
Webb's Motors (Pty) Ltd 90
Yarona Corporation (Pty) Ltd 92
Zadon (Pty) Ltd 94
Zambezi Motors (Pty) Ltd 95