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The Motor Vehicle Industry in South Africa Updated Report Available
BY Yasmin Mahomedy
South Africa
28 February 2021
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Motor Vehicle Industry in South Africa


Vehicle and component production is the largest manufacturing sector in South Africa’s economy. Vehicle sales have been declining due to the poor economy, coronavirus, weak business and consumer confidence and financial pressure on consumers. New car sales declined significantly in 2020 while exports of automotive products, which reached a record in 2019 and which account for over 70% of production volumes, also declined in 2020.


Coronavirus


The local manufacturing sector came to a standstill in March 2020 when the national lockdown was implemented and most car manufacturers shut down. While the industry has since reopened, production and sales were severely affected. The South African Automotive Masterplan, which was due to be launched on 1 January 2021, was postponed to July 2021. Vehicle and components companies have said that they are not ready due to dealing with the impact of the coronavirus and the collapse in domestic and export sales. Government has also not finalised how the plan will work.


Competition


South Africa has one of the most competitive trading environments with the widest choice to market-size ratio, with over 2,500 models. The industry has expressed concern about the impact of grey imports. It is estimated that about 300,000 of the 12.7 million cars on the country’s roads are illegally imported vehicles. The Competition Commission has published draft guidelines for competition in the automotive aftermarket industry to ensure that more companies have an opportunity to service and repair vehicles in the warranty period


Report Coverage


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 information on the state and size of the sector, statistics on sales and trade, and information on developments in the sector. There are profiles of 109 companies including multinational manufacturers such as Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen and Ford, bus manufacturers such as MAN, companies owning dealerships such as Motus and McCarthy, fitment centres and companies manufacturing and selling parts.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. The Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP), and South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) 3
2.2. Retail 6
2.3. Motor Vehicle Repair and Maintenance 6
2.4. Auto Salvage 6
2.5. Industry Value Chain 7
2.6. Geographic Position 7
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 20
4.1.2. Regulations 20
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 23
4.2. Continental 25
4.3. International 28
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 30
5.1. Coronavirus 30
5.2. Economic Environment 33
5.3. Government Support 34
5.4. Rising Input Costs 35
5.5. Environmental Concerns 36
5.6. Clean Fuels 40
5.7. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 40
5.8. Labour 41
6. COMPETITION 44
6.1. Barriers to Entry 47
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 47
8. OUTLOOK 48
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 48
10. REFERENCES 50
10.1. Publications 50
10.2. Websites 50
APPENDIX 1 - SUMMARY OF NOTABLE PLAYERS 52
Manufacturers and Importers of Motor Vehicles 52
Manufacturers of Bodies for Motor Vehicles and Trailers & Semi Trailers 54
Domestic Vehicle Sales 55
Maintenance and Repair of Motor Vehicles: Dealerships 58
Fitment Centres 59
Manufacturers of Parts and Accessories for Motor Vehicles 62
Auto Salvage Sector 67
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES 69
BELL EQUIPMENT COMPANY S A (PTY) LTD 69
BMW (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 71
BUSMARK 2000 (PTY) LTD 74
CNH INDUSTRIAL SA (PTY) LTD 76
FAW VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS SA (PTY) LTD 79
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MANUFACTURING) (PTY) LTD 82
IRIZAR SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 84
ISUZU MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 86
MAN AUTOMOTIVE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 89
MARCOPOLO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 91
MERCEDES-BENZ SOUTH AFRICA LTD 93
NISSAN (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 96
RENAULT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 99
SCANIA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 104
TATA MOTORS (SA) (PTY) LTD 106
TFM INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 108
TOYOTA SOUTH AFRICA MOTORS (PTY) LTD 110
TRANS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 112
VOLKSWAGEN OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 114
VOLVO GROUP SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 116
COMPANY PROFILES - MANUFACTURERS OF BODIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAILERS & SEMI TRAILERS 119
AFRIT (PTY) LTD 119
ANGELO KATER MOTOR TRIMMERS (PTY) LTD 121
DENEL VEHICLE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 123
DESERT WOLF CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 126
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MANUFACTURING) (PTY) LTD 128
GRW ENGINEERING (PTY) LTD 130
MAN AUTOMOTIVE (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 132
MERCEDES-BENZ SOUTH AFRICA LTD 134
PARAMOUNT TRAILERS (PTY) LTD 137
ROUTE MANAGEMENT (PTY) LTD 139
TANK CLINIC (PTY) LTD 142
TFM INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 144
TFM MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 146
TOYOTA SOUTH AFRICA MOTORS (PTY) LTD 148
VOLKSWAGEN OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 150
WELFIT ODDY (PTY) LTD 152
COMPANY PROFILES – DOMESTIC VEHICLE SALES 154
BARLOWORLD SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 154
BMW (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 161
CFAO MOTORS (PTY) LTD 164
CNH INDUSTRIAL SA (PTY) LTD 170
COMBINED MOTOR HOLDINGS LTD 173
FAW VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS SA (PTY) LTD 177
FCA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 180
HONDA MOTOR SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 182
ISUZU MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 185
JAGUAR LAND ROVER (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 188
LAZARUS MOTOR COMPANY (PTY) LTD 190
LSM DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 192
MAHINDRA AND MAHINDRA SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 195
MARITIME MOTORS (PTY) LTD 198
MASALA RAMABULANA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 200
MCCARTHY (PTY) LTD 202
MOTUS HOLDINGS LTD 208
NISSAN (SOUTH AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 212
PEUGEOT CITROEN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 215
RENAULT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 218
SANDOWN MOTOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 223
SUBARU SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 226
SUPER GROUP LTD 229
SUZUKI AUTO SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 233
TATA AUTOMOBILE CORPORATION (SA) (PTY) LTD 236
VOERTUIE VIR ALMAL (PTY) LTD 238
VOLVO CAR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 241
WATERWORLD (PTY) LTD 243
COMPANY PROFILES - MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES: DEALERSHIPS 245
BARLOWORLD SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 245
CFAO MOTORS (PTY) LTD 252
CNH INDUSTRIAL SA (PTY) LTD 258
COMBINED MOTOR HOLDINGS LTD 261
FAW VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS SA (PTY) LTD 265
MCCARTHY (PTY) LTD 268
MOTUS HOLDINGS LTD 274
ROBERT BOSCH (PTY) LTD 278
SANDOWN MOTOR HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 281
SUPER GROUP LTD 284
COMPANY PROFILES – FITMENT CENTRES 288
AUTO AND TRUCK TYRES (PTY) LTD 288
BANDAG SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 290
BRIDGESTONE SOUTH AFRICA COMMERCIAL (PTY) LTD 293
BRIDGESTONE SOUTH AFRICA RETAIL (PTY) LTD 296
CONTINENTAL TYRE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 298
GLASFIT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 302
HI-Q AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD 308
KWIK FIT BRANDS (PTY) LTD 313
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 314
PROTEA VERSOOLWERKE (ERMELO) (PTY) LTD 318
TIAUTO INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 320
TRENTYRE (PTY) LTD 324
COMPANY PROFILES – MANUFACTURERS OF PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES 327
ADIENT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 327
ALFRED TEVES BRAKE SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 329
ATLANTIS FOUNDRIES (PTY) LTD 331
AUNDE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 334
AUTO INDUSTRIAL GROUP (PTY) LTD 336
AUTOCAST SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 338
AUTOX (PTY) LTD 341
BENTELER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 343
BORBET SA (PTY) LTD 345
BOSAL AFRIKA (PTY) LTD 347
CORNING PRODUCTS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 349
DANA SPICER AXLE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 351
FAURECIA EMISSIONS CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (CAPE TOWN) (PTY) LTD 353
FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 355
FEDERAL-MOGUL OF SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 357
FORD MOTOR COMPANY OF SOUTHERN AFRICA (MANUFACTURING) (PTY) LTD 360
FORMEX INDUSTRIES (PTY) LTD 362
G U D HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 364
GABRIEL SA (PTY) LTD 367
HESTO HARNESSES (PTY) LTD 369
JOHNSON MATTHEY (PTY) LTD 371
KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS LTD 373
LEAR SEWING (PTY) LTD 378
LUMOTECH (PTY) LTD 380
MA AUTOMOTIVE TOOL AND DIE (PTY) LTD 382
MAHLE BEHR SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 384
MAXION WHEELS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 386
METINDUSTRIAL (PTY) LTD 388
PASDEC AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD 391
PFK ELECTRONICS (PTY) LTD 393
PG GROUP (PTY) LTD 395
ROBERT BOSCH (PTY) LTD 399
SCHAEFFLER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 402
SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD 405
STIRLING ACCESSORIES CC 408
TENNECO EMISSION CONTROL (PTY) LTD 410
TENNECO RIDE CONTROL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 412
UNIFRAX EMISSION CONTROL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 414
COMPANY PROFILES – AUTO SALVAGE SECTOR 416
ACME SALVAGE (PTY) LTD 416
BLUE SPEC HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 418
CITY DEEP 4 X 4 COMMERCIAL SPARES (PTY) LTD 421
COASTLINE AUTO REBUILDS AND SPARES CC 423
COMBINED AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 424
DYNAMIC SALVAGE MANAGEMENT CC 426
GOUNDEN AND GOUNDEN CC 428
M AND D HOUSE MOTORS CC 430
SALVAGE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSALS (PTY) LTD 431