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The Motor Vehicle Industry in South Africa 2022

Stephen Timm | South Africa | 22 June 2022

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This report focuses on the motor vehicle industry, which incorporates the manufacture, distribution, servicing and maintenance of motor vehicles and the manufacture of components. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, including production, sales and export statistics, subsectors such as the rental and electric vehicle market, major players, corporate actions and developments. There are profiles of 105 companies including major manufacturers such as Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Ford, JSE-listed groups Motus, Combined Motor Holdings and Super Group and heavy vehicle manufacturers including Bell Equipment and FAW.

The Motor Industry in South Africa

South Africa has the biggest vehicle market by sales and exports in Africa. While sales of new and used vehicles and accessories recovered to pre-pandemic levels in 2021, workshop revenue was still below that of 2019. Used vehicle price increases have outpaced new car prices due to semi-conductor shortages and global logistic bottlenecks. There are concerns about the readiness of South African-based original equipment manufacturers to shift to electric vehicle production to service growing global demand.

Roadblocks

The motor vehicle industry faces a number of challenges such as the shortage of semi-conductors and global logistic bottlenecks that have led to a shortage of new vehicles, which has pushed up the price of new and used cars. Unrest affected vehicle imports and exports while floods have seriously affected production, particularly at Toyota’s KwaZulu-Natal plant. Vehicle manufacturers and auto component suppliers are being held back by the electricity crisis and several are installing off-grid power. There is concern that the significant increase in fuel prices could slow new car sales.

Competition

Successive government incentives over the years have ensured that South Africa has a relatively globally-competitive vehicle manufacturing sector. It has one of the most competitive motor retail trading environments in the world with the widest choice to market-size ratio. The country is a strategic global supplier of catalytic converters. The industry has expressed concern about the effect of illegal imports on local sales and localisation efforts.

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Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 1
2.2. Geographic Position 4
2.3. Size of the Industry 6
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 16
3. LOCAL 17
3.1. Key Trends 17
3.2. Notable Players 27
3.3. Trade 29
3.4. Corporate Actions 33
3.5. Regulations 35
3.6. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 38
4. AFRICA 41
5. INTERNATIONAL 45
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 48
6.1. COVID-19 48
6.2. Economic Environment 49
6.3. Labour 50
6.4. Environmental Issues 53
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 54
6.6. Government Support 56
6.7. Input Costs 61
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIROMENT 62
7.1. Competition 62
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 63
7.3. Barriers to Entry 65
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 65
9. OUTLOOK 66
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 67
11. REFERENCES 69
11.1. Publications 69
11.2. Websites 69
APPENDIX 1 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 71
Manufacturers and Importers of Motor Vehicles 71
Manufacturers of Bodies for Motor Vehicles and Trailers & Semi Trailers 73
Domestic Vehicle Sales & Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles: Dealerships 74
Fitment Centres 78
Manufacturers of Parts and Accessories for Motor Vehicles 81
Auto Salvage Sector 86
COMPANY PROFILE - MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES 87
Bell Equipment Ltd 87
BMW (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 92
Busmark 2000 (Pty) Ltd 95
CNH Industrial SA (Pty) Ltd 97
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd 100
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (Manufacturing) (Pty) Ltd 103
Irizar Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 105
Isuzu Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd 107
MAN Automotive (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 110
Marcopolo South Africa (Pty) Ltd 112
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd 114
Nissan (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 117
Scania South Africa (Pty) Ltd 121
Tata Motors (SA) (Pty) Ltd 124
TFM Industries (Pty) Ltd 126
Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd 128
Trans Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 130
Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd 132
Volvo Group Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 134
COMPANY PROFILE - MANUFACTURERS OF BODIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS & SEMI TRAILERS 136
Afrit (Pty) Ltd 136
Angelo Kater Motor Trimmers (Pty) Ltd 138
Denel Vehicle Systems (Pty) Ltd 140
Desert Wolf Consulting (Pty) Ltd 143
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (Manufacturing) (Pty) Ltd 145
GRW Engineering (Pty) Ltd 147
MAN Automotive (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 149
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd 152
Paramount Trailers (Pty) Ltd 155
Route Management (Pty) Ltd 157
Tank Clinic (Pty) Ltd 160
TFM Industries (Pty) Ltd 162
TFM Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 164
Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd 166
Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd 168
Welfit Oddy (Pty) Ltd 170
COMPANY PROFILE - DOMESTIC VEHICLE SALES & MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES: DEALERSHIPS 172
BMW (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 172
CFAO Motors (Pty) Ltd 175
CNH Industrial SA (Pty) Ltd 181
Combined Motor Holdings Ltd 184
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd 188
FCA South Africa (Pty) Ltd 191
Honda Motor Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 193
Isuzu Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd 196
Jaguar Land Rover (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 199
Lazarus Motor Company (Pty) Ltd 201
LSM Distributors (Pty) Ltd 203
Mahindra and Mahindra South Africa (Pty) Ltd 205
Maritime Motors (Pty) Ltd 208
Masala Ramabulana Holdings (Pty) Ltd 210
McCarthy (Pty) Ltd 214
Motus Holdings Ltd 220
Nissan (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 224
NMI Durban South Motors (Pty) Ltd 227
Peugeot Citroen South Africa (Pty) Ltd 230
Sandown Motor Holdings (Pty) Ltd 233
Subaru Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 235
Super Group Ltd 238
Suzuki Auto South Africa (Pty) Ltd 242
Voertuie vir Almal (Pty) Ltd 246
Volvo Car South Africa (Pty) Ltd 249
Waterworld (Pty) Ltd 251
BMW (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 253
CFAO Motors (Pty) Ltd 256
CNH Industrial SA (Pty) Ltd 262
Combined Motor Holdings Ltd 265
FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd 269
Honda Motor Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 272
Isuzu Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd 275
Jaguar Land Rover (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 278
Lazarus Motor Company (Pty) Ltd 281
LSM Distributors (Pty) Ltd 283
Mahindra and Mahindra South Africa (Pty) Ltd 285
Maritime Motors (Pty) Ltd 289
McCarthy (Pty) Ltd 291
Motus Holdings Ltd 297
Nissan (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd 302
NMI Durban South Motors (Pty) Ltd 306
Peugeot Citroen South Africa (Pty) Ltd 309
Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd 312
Sandown Motor Holdings (Pty) Ltd 315
Subaru Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 317
Super Group Ltd 320
Suzuki Auto South Africa (Pty) Ltd 324
Voertuie vir Almal (Pty) Ltd 328
Volvo Car South Africa (Pty) Ltd 331
COMPANY PROFILE - FITMENT CENTRES 333
Auto and Truck Tyres (Pty) Ltd 333
Bandag Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd 336
Bridgestone South Africa Commercial (Pty) Ltd 339
Bridgestone South Africa Retail (Pty) Ltd 342
Continental Tyre South Africa (Pty) Ltd 345
Hi-Q Automotive (Pty) Ltd 349
Kwik Fit Brands (Pty) Ltd 355
Protea Versoolwerke (Ermelo) (Pty) Ltd 357
TiAuto Investments (Pty) Ltd 359
TrenTyre (Pty) Ltd 363
Glasfit South Africa (Pty) Ltd 366
PG Group (Pty) Ltd 374
COMPANY PROFILE - MANUFACTURERS OF PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES 378
Adient South Africa (Pty) Ltd 378
Alfred Teves Brake Systems (Pty) Ltd 380
Atlantis Foundries (Pty) Ltd 383
AUNDE South Africa (Pty) Ltd 385
Auto Industrial Group (Pty) Ltd 387
Autocast South Africa (Pty) Ltd 389
AutoX (Pty) Ltd 392
Benteler South Africa (Pty) Ltd 394
Borbet SA (Pty) Ltd 396
Bosal Afrika (Pty) Ltd 398
Corning Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd 400
Dana Spicer Axle South Africa (Pty) Ltd 402
Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies (Cape Town) (Pty) Ltd 404
Faurecia Interior Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd 406
Federal-Mogul of South Africa (Pty) Ltd 408
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (Manufacturing) (Pty) Ltd 411
Formex Industries (Pty) Ltd 413
G U D Holdings (Pty) Ltd 415
Gabriel SA (Pty) Ltd 418
Hesto Harnesses (Pty) Ltd 420
Johnson Matthey (Pty) Ltd 422
KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd 424
Lear Sewing (Pty) Ltd 429
Lumotech (Pty) Ltd 431
MA Automotive Tool and Die (Pty) Ltd 433
MAHLE Behr South Africa (Pty) Ltd 435
Maxion Wheels South Africa (Pty) Ltd 437
Metindustrial (Pty) Ltd 439
PFK Electronics (Pty) Ltd 442
PG Group (Pty) Ltd 444
Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd 448
Schaeffler South Africa (Pty) Ltd 451
Smiths Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd 454
Tenneco Emission Control (Pty) Ltd 457
Tenneco Ride Control South Africa (Pty) Ltd 459
Unifrax Emission Control South Africa (Pty) Ltd 461
COMPANY PROFILE - AUTO SALVAGE SECTOR 463
ACME Salvage (Pty) Ltd 463
Blue Spec Holdings (Pty) Ltd 465
City Deep 4 X 4 Commercial Spares (Pty) Ltd 468
Coastline Auto Rebuilds and Spares CC 470
Combined Automotive Solutions (Pty) Ltd 471
Dynamic Salvage Management CC 473
Gounden and Gounden CC 475
M and D House Motors CC 477
Salvage Management and Disposals (Pty) Ltd 478