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The Motor Vehicle Industry
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
05 October 2018
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The South African Motor Vehicle Industry


As the largest manufacturing sector in South Africa’s economy, vehicle and component production accounted for 30.1% of the country’s manufacturing output in 2017 compared to 33% in 2016. The broader automotive industry’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) was 6.9% which comprised 4.4% for manufacturing; and 2.5% for retail. This contribution declined from 7.4% in 2016. New vehicle sales in 2017 recorded a year-on-year improvement for the first time in four years, although growth was a modest 1.8% in volume terms. Seven original equipment manufacturers invested a record R8.2bn compared to R6.4bn in 2016, while capital expenditure in the component sector was R4bn in 2017 compared to R2.6bn in 2016. South Africa has one of the most competitive trading environments in the world with 53 passenger car brands and 3,236 model derivatives, representing the widest choice to market-size ratio anywhere in the world.


Importance of the Export Market


Exports of automotive products reached R164.9bn in 2017, equating to 13.9% of total South African exports. Automotive export revenue did, however, decline in 2017 from a record R171.1bn in 2016, mainly due to the rand’s strength.


Report Coverage


The report on the South African Vehicle Industry provides an overview of the sector, outlines current conditions and discusses factors that influence the success of the industry including government support in the form of the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP), the proposed South African Automotive Masterplan and other initiatives. The report profiles 110 companies active in the manufacture of vehicles and components, including importers, retailers, vehicle repair and auto salvage companies. Included are multinationals BMW, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen and information on recent investments by Mahindra, Isuzu, BAIC, BMW and Nissan. The report includes significant factors influencing the industry including the substantial increase in ad valorem vehicle excise duty rates, VAT, emissions taxes, the fuel levy and petrol price.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. The Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP) and the Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) 3
2.2. Retail 5
2.3. Motor Vehicle Repair and Maintenance 6
2.4. Auto Salvage 6
2.5. Industry Value Chain 6
2.6. Geographic Position 7
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 8
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 11
4.1. Local 11
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 19
4.1.2. Regulations 20
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 23
4.2. Continental 24
4.3. International 28
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 29
5.1. Government Support 29
5.2. Economic Environment 30
5.3. Rising Operating Costs 31
5.4. Labour 31
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 33
5.6. Environmental Concerns 34
6. COMPETITION 36
6.1. Barriers to Entry 38
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 38
8. OUTLOOK 39
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 39
10. REFERENCES 41
10.1. Publications 41
10.2. Websites 41
APPENDIX 1 – SUMMARY OF MAJOR PLAYERS 42
Manufacturers and Importers of Motor Vehicles 42
Manufacturers of Bodies for Motor Vehicles and Trailers & Semi Trailers 44
Domestic Vehicle Sales 45
Motor Body Repair Market 48
Fitment Centres 50
Manufacturers of Parts and Accessories for Motor Vehicles – Siccode 38309 52
Auto Salvage Sector 58
COMPANY PROFILES - MAJOR MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES 60
BELL EQUIPMENT COMPANY S A (PTY) LTD 60
BMW (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 63
BUSMARK 2000 (PTY) LTD 66
CNH INDUSTRIAL SA (PTY) LTD 68
F AND R CATAI TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 71
FAW VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS SA (PTY) LTD 74
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MANUFACTURING) (PTY) LTD 76
IRIZAR SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 78
ISUZU MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 80
MAN TRUCK AND BUS (S A) (PTY) LTD 82
MARCOPOLO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 85
MERCEDES-BENZ SOUTH AFRICA LTD 87
NISSAN (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 90
RENAULT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 93
SCANIA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 98
TATA AUTOMOBILE CORPORATION (SA) (PTY) LTD 101
TFM INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 103
TOYOTA SOUTH AFRICA MOTORS (PTY) LTD 105
TRANS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 107
VOLKSWAGEN OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 109
VOLVO GROUP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 111
COMPANY PROFILES - MAJOR MANUFACTURERS BODIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS & SEMI TRAILERS 113
AFRIT (PTY) LTD 113
ANGELO KATER MOTOR TRIMMERS (PTY) LTD 115
CABWORLD (PTY) LTD 117
DENEL VEHICLE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 120
DESERT WOLF CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 123
F AND R CATAI TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 125
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MANUFACTURING) (PTY) LTD 128
GRW ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 130
MAN BUS AND COACH (PTY) LTD 132
MAN TRUCK AND BUS (S A) (PTY) LTD 134
MERCEDES-BENZ SOUTH AFRICA LTD 137
PARAMOUNT TRAILERS (PTY) LTD 140
ROUTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 142
TANK CLINIC (PTY) LTD 145
TFM INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 147
TFM MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 149
TOYOTA SOUTH AFRICA MOTORS (PTY) LTD 151
VOLKSWAGEN OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 153
WELFIT ODDY (PTY) LTD 155
COMPANY PROFILES - MAJOR PLAYERS IN DOMESTIC VEHICLE SALES 157
BARLOWORLD SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 157
BMW (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 164
CNH INDUSTRIAL SA (PTY) LTD 167
COMBINED MOTOR HOLDINGS LTD 169
FAW VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS SA (PTY) LTD 172
FCA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 174
HONDA MOTOR SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 176
IMPERIAL HOLDINGS LTD 178
ISUZU MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 189
JAGUAR LAND ROVER (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 191
LAZARUS MOTOR COMPANY (PTY) LTD 193
LSM DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 195
MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 198
MARITIME MOTORS (PTY) LTD 200
MCCARTHY LTD 202
NISSAN (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 208
PEUGEOT CITROEN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 211
RENAULT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 214
SANDOWN MOTOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 219
SUBARU SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 222
SUPER GROUP LTD 225
SUZUKI AUTO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 229
TATA AUTOMOBILE CORPORATION (SA) (PTY) LTD 232
UNITRANS AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD 234
VOERTUIE VIR ALMAL (PTY) LTD 241
WATERWORLD (PTY) LTD 243
COMPANY PROFILES - MAIN PLAYERS IN THE MOTOR BODY REPAIR MARKET 245
BARLOWORLD SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 245
CNH INDUSTRIAL SA (PTY) LTD 252
COMBINED MOTOR HOLDINGS LTD 254
F AND R CATAI TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 257
FAW VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS SA (PTY) LTD 260
IMPERIAL HOLDINGS LTD 262
MCCARTHY LTD 273
ROBERT BOSCH (PTY) LTD 279
SANDOWN MOTOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 282
SUPER GROUP LTD 285
UNITRANS AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD 289
COMPANY PROFILES - MAJOR FITMENT CENTERS 296
AUTO AND TRUCK TYRES (PTY) LTD 296
BANDAG SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 298
BRIDGESTONE SOUTH AFRICA COMMERCIAL (PTY) LTD 301
BRIDGESTONE SOUTH AFRICA RETAIL (PTY) LTD 303
CONTINENTAL TYRE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 305
GLASFIT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 308
HI-Q AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD 315
KWIK FIT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 321
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 323
TIAUTO INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 327
TRENTYRE (PTY) LTD 330
X-IT HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 334
COMPANY PROFILES - MAJOR MANUFACTURERS OF PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES 336
ADIENT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 336
ALFRED TEVES BRAKE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 338
ATLANTIS FOUNDRIES (PTY) LTD 340
AUNDE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 343
AUTO INDUSTRIAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 345
AUTOCAST SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 347
AUTOX (PTY) LTD 350
BENTELER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 352
BORBET SA (PTY) LTD 354
BOSAL AFRIKA (PTY) LTD 356
CORNING PRODUCTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 358
DANA SPICER AXLE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 360
FAURECIA EMISSIONS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (CAPE TOWN) (PTY) LTD 362
FAURECIA EXHAUST SYSTEMS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 364
FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 366
FEDERAL-MOGUL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 368
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MANUFACTURING) (PTY) LTD 371
FORMEX INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 373
G U D HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 375
HESTO HARNESSES (PTY) LTD 378
JOHNSON MATTHEY (PTY) LTD 380
KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LTD 382
LEAR SEWING (PTY) LTD 387
LUMOTECH (PTY) LTD 389
MA AUTOMOTIVE TOOL AND DIE (PTY) LTD 391
MAHLE BEHR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 394
MAXION WHEELS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 396
METINDUSTRIAL (PTY) LTD 398
PASDEC AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 401
PFK ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD 403
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 406
ROBERT BOSCH (PTY) LTD 410
SCHAEFFLER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 413
SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 416
STIRLING ACCESSORIES CC 419
TENNECO EMISSION CONTROL (PTY) LTD 421
TENNECO RIDE CONTROL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 423
TORRE PARTS AND COMPONENTS (PTY) LTD 425
UNIFRAX EMISSION CONTROL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 429
COMPANY PROFILES - MAJOR COMPANIES OPERATING IN THE AUTO SALVAGE SECTOR 431
ACME SALVAGE (PTY) LTD 431
BLUE SPEC HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 433
CITY DEEP SALVAGE COMPANY (PTY) LTD 436
COASTLINE AUTO REBUILDS AND SPARES CC 438
COMBINED AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 439
DYNAMIC SALVAGE MANAGEMENT CC 441
GOUNDEN AND GOUNDEN CC 443
M AND D HOUSE MOTORS CC 445
SALVAGE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSALS (PTY) LTD 446