The Motor Vehicle Industry in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4367941
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 474 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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The South African Vehicle Industry:

As the largest manufacturing sector in South Africa’s economy, vehicle and component production accounted for 33% of South Africa’s manufacturing output in 2016, while the contribution of the broader automotive industry to GDP was 7.4%; 4.7% for manufacturing and 2.7% for retail. Although the new vehicle market generated approximately R233bn in 2016, new vehicle sales recorded a year-on-year decline for the third year in succession. This has been attributed to the slowdown in the domestic economy, above average inflationary pressures in the new vehicle market and increases in interest rates.

Importance of the Export Market:

In 2016 the country exported a record number of 344,859 vehicles up from 333,802 vehicles in 2015. The value of all automotive exports accounted for R171.1bn, which equates to 15.6% of total South African exports across all sectors. Passenger car exports comprised 70.8% of passenger car production with 237,715 passenger cars exported. The total value of automotive component exports reached R53bn with catalytic converters accounting for 41.3% of all component exports by value, earning R21.9bn, compared to R20.3bn in 2015.

Report Coverage:

The detailed 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) and other initiatives. The report profiles 142 companies active in the manufacture of components and vehicles, as well as importers, retailers, vehicle repair and auto salvage companies. Included are multinationals BMW, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen which have all either announced or completed multibillion-Rand additions to their existing South African assembly operations in the past two years. Also profiled is General Motors South Africa, which in May 2017 announced its decision to disinvest from South Africa and stop the manufacture and sales of the Chevrolet brand in the domestic market.
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  • ACME Salvage (Pty) Ltd
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  • Lear Sewing (Pty) Ltd
  • Metindustrial (Pty) Ltd
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1. Introduction

2. Country Information
2.1. Geographic Position

3. Description of the Industry
3.1. Industry Value Chain

4. Size of the Industry

5. State of the Industry
5.1. Local
5.1.1. Corporate Actions
5.1.2. Regulations
5.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
5.2. Continental
5.3. International

6. Influencing Factors
6.1. Government Interventions
6.2. Economic Environment
6.3. Road Conditions and Transport Infrastructure
6.4. Corruption and Bribery
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation
6.6. Labour

7. Competition
7.1. Barriers to Entry

8. Swot Analysis

9. Outlook

10. Industry Associations

11. References
11.1. Publications
11.2. Websites

Company Profiles
Compagnie De Distribution of Cote D'ivoire
Mata Holding Plc
Societe Des Marques De La Republique De Cote D'ivoire
Societe Ivoirienne De Promotion De Supermarches
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  • Bell Equipment Company S A (Pty) Ltd
  • Nissan (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Tata Automobile Corporation (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Scania South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Iveco South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • General Motors South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Irizar Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Marcopolo South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Busmark 2000 (Pty) Ltd
  • Volvo Group Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd
  • Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Mercedes-Benz South Africa Ltd
  • BMW (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (Manufacturing) (Pty) Ltd
  • MAN Truck and Bus (S A) (Pty) Ltd
  • F and R Catai Transport Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • TFM Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Isuzu Truck South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Trans Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Afrit (Pty) Ltd
  • Tank Clinic (Pty) Ltd
  • GRW Engineering (Pty) Ltd
  • TFM Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Cabworld (Pty) Ltd
  • Angelo Kater Motor Trimmers (Pty) Ltd
  • Route Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Paramount Trailers (Pty) Ltd
  • Denel Vehicle Systems (Pty) Ltd
  • Desert Wolf Consulting (Pty) Ltd
  • Welfit Oddy (Pty) Ltd
  • MAN Bus and Coach (Pty) Ltd
  • Lumotech (Pty) Ltd
  • Unifrax Emission Control South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Hesto Harnesses (Pty) Ltd
  • Borbet SA (Pty) Ltd
  • Pasdec Automotive Technologies (Pty) Ltd
  • Torre Parts and Components (Pty) Ltd
  • Formex Industries (Pty) Ltd
  • Alfred Teves Brake Systems (Pty) Ltd
  • Johnson Matthey (Pty) Ltd
  • Adient South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • AUNDE South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • MA Automotive Tool and Die (Pty) Ltd
  • Faurecia Interior Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • G U D Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Lear Sewing (Pty) Ltd
  • Schaeffler South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Maxion Wheels South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Dana Spicer Axle South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Tenneco Ride Control South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Tenneco Emission Control (Pty) Ltd
  • PFK Electronics Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Corning Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Benteler South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Faurecia Exhaust Systems South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies (Cape Town) (Pty) Ltd
  • Bosal Afrika (Pty) Ltd
  • Federal-Mogul of South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Robert Bosch (Pty) Ltd
  • Stirling Accessories CC
  • Atlantis Foundries (Pty) Ltd
  • Autocast South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • PG Group (Pty) Ltd
  • KAP Industrial Holdings Ltd
  • MAHLE Behr South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Smiths Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Auto Industrial Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Metindustrial (Pty) Ltd
  • AutoX (Pty) Ltd
  • Imperial Holdings Ltd
  • Combined Motor Holdings Ltd
  • Super Group Ltd
  • McCarthy Ltd
  • Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Unitrans Automotive (Pty) Ltd
  • Maritime Motors (Pty) Ltd
  • Voertuie vir Almal (Pty) Ltd
  • Lazarus Motor Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Waterworld (Pty) Ltd
  • Honda Motor Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Suzuki Auto South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • LSM Distributors (Pty) Ltd
  • Mahindra and Mahindra South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sandown Motor Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Chrysler South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Jaguar Land Rover (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Peugeot Citroen South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Renault South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Subaru Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Trentyre (Pty) Ltd
  • Kwik Fit South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Bridgestone South Africa Retail (Pty) Ltd
  • Bridgestone South Africa Commercial (Pty) Ltd
  • X-IT Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Continental Tyre South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Hi-Q Automotive (Pty) Ltd
  • Auto and Truck Tyres (Pty) Ltd
  • TiAuto Investments (Pty) Ltd
  • Bandag Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Glasfit South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Dynamic Salvage Management CC
  • City Deep Salvage Company (Pty) Ltd
  • M and D House Motors CC
  • Combined Automotive Solutions (Pty) Ltd
  • Salvage Management and Disposals (Pty) Ltd
  • Gounden and Gounden CC
  • GE Imports and Exports CC
  • ACME Salvage (Pty) Ltd
  • Coastline Auto Rebuilds and Spares CC
  • Blue Spec Holdings (Pty) Ltd
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