Edition 2, 2020

Welcome to the second edition of The NAACAM News. During the increasingly difficult past few months, our sector and our members have been hard at work to build their recovery plans and ensure the sustainability of their businesses. This has not always been easy, but we remain encouraged by some the of the recent achievements of members – from the launch of new offerings, to the securing of new contracts, and the successful awarding of a ventilator manufacturing contract.
In taking a break from Covid-19 related issues, this publication coincides with the positivity brought about by the start of Women’s Month, during which NAACAM will launch our #AutomotiveAllies campaign, to profile the women in our ranks that have driven change in the sector through their leadership, innovation and resilience. I ask the men amongst our membership to acknowledge these women in your organisations and amplify their stories to empower us all. #TheFutureIsFemale 
I also draw your attention to a midyear note delivered by NAACAM President Ugo Frigerio. Wishing you well as we move quickly into the latter parts of a year which no one could have envisaged
Renai Moothilal
NAACAM Executive Director
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NAACAM President presents his mid-year reflections

In greeting you in the midst of the greatest health and economic welfare crisis the globe has experienced in many decades, I trust you continue to take the precautions to keep yourselves, your family, your staff and all those around you safe.

Component makers face cash crunch

In an exclusive Engineering News interview, NAACAM Executive Director, Renai Moothilal, discusses some the challenges encountered by the South African automotive sector during the COVID-19 crisis and provides a view on the dynamics driving sustainability in the sector.

Sasfin commercial solutions discuss APDP 2 changes

NAACAM Associate Member, Sasfin Commercial Solutions, has developed a guide, highlighting the key changes in the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) 2 draft guidelines, published by ITAC. Read some of the notable changes.

Fraud risk management assessment tool from PwC

COVID-19 has increased business’ exposure to fraud risk, and as such, NAACAM Associate member, PwC South Africa’s forensics team has developed a Fraud Risk Management Assessment Toll, called Fraud HealthCheQ. This tool helps assess fraud exposure.

Survey on economic impact of COVID-19 on the automotive sector

NAACAM-member companies participated in the Deloitte Digital Africa survey on the economic impact of COVID-19 on the automotive value chain. The survey covered 127 respondents.

Supporting manufacturers through a time of change

CHEP South Africa, a NAACAM Associate Member, says that automotive manufacturing is a key driver of job creation and national economies in general, but a critical factor that is often taken for granted are supply chains. Manufacturing has been fundamentally disrupted. 

Automating B-BBEE, ETI and payroll reporting

Imagine if you could automate your B-BBEE reporting, your SDL reporting, and your standard payroll submission. It's about seeing money differently. Nedbank HCM is the leading Human Capital Management platform in Africa.

NAACAM Outreach

NAACAM to run #AutomotiveAllies campaign this women’s month

This Women’s Month, NAACAM will be running the #AutomotiveAllies campaign on our social media platforms. 

SAVE-P concludes contract to produce 2,000 new ventilators

The SA Emergency Ventilator Project (SAVE-P), led by Justin Corbett of Rand York Castings, commences production of its first order of CPAP 100 ventilators. The Solidarity Fund has purchased the ventilators for donation to the SA government.

From automotive badges to face shields

NAACAM member, Creative Graphic International (CGI), is producing face masks and shields to help the fight against COVID-19 as well as easy-to-apply decals for walls, windows and flooring.

CASME’s Science2Go gears up to unlock the lockdown

Whilst many children could continue learning, in some form or another during the prolonged school closures, millions of schools and children don’t have the resources to provide online and remote learning. 

Value-Added Services

New products added to NAACAM COVID-19 procurement portal

View NAACAM members who are manufacturing personal protective products (PPE) to address and mitigate the COVID-19 virus. 

NAACAM 2020 Official Business Guide

There are some 120 NAACAM manufacturing member companies. To access the comprehensive report, please contact Nozipho Ngcobo. 

Member Achievements

G.U.D. launches hand-wash stations at taxi ranks

An innovative mobile hand-wash station that allows people at taxi ranks to wash their hands with hygienic liquid soap and water to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Dunlop Grandtrek AT5 – the best of both worlds

With the most comprehensive range of SUV and 4X4 tyres, Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Sumitomo Dunlop) is bringing an impressive new product to market that can literally ‘Do More.’

Jendamark’s employee health app gets businesses back to work

Port Elizabeth-based automation company Jendamark has developed a new health and engagement app to manage employee wellness.

Dask Distributors brings Saint-Gobain Abrasives Manufacturing to SA

More competitive pricing is on the way for SA’s automotive abrasives market with the launch of an international partnership.

Metair secures contracts to support Ford’s investment into SA auto sector

Investments to create over 3300 new jobs and support the sector’s long-term growth ambitions.

VSC Solutions launches order management solution

The web-based collaboration platform, from NAACAM Associate member, VSC Solutions, is suitable for Tier 1 and 2 suppliers and can be used from any web-based device.

Member Gallery

NAACAM is pleased to welcome several new Manufacturing and Associate Members into the association over the past 12 months. These members offer a variety of manufactured components and specialised support services. 

Member Profile: Hudson Rubber

Founded in 1959 and now owned by privately held Raecon Holdings, Hudson Rubber is Africa’s largest manufacturer of extruded rubber products. In 2016, Hudson Rubber acquired the manufacturing operations of SDV International Trading Group.

Member Profile: John Moffat Prolock

JMP Group, comprising Natal Gaskets in Durban and John Moffat Prolock in Johannesburg.
Established in 1946, is a 51% black-owned level 2 BEE internationally accredited (ISO 9001: 2015) cutter, converter and provider of customised innovative and engineered solutions.

Member Profile: 
Schaeffer Automotive

Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket Division is responsible for the Group's global spare parts business and delivers innovative repair solutions in original-equipment quality. The company’s three brands are LuK, INA and FAG together with its REPXPERT brand.

Member Profile: 

Adient is a global leader in automotive seating, supporting all major automakers in differentiating their vehicles through superior quality, technology and performance. Each year Adient supplies 23 million seat sets. 

Advertiser Profile: DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien

DAL Deutsche Afrika-Linien is one of the most highly respected liner shipping companies operating with a focus on Africa. DAL combines traditional values with modern thinking and prides itself in providing a high-quality and reliable service to its clients. It is one of the first to service Africa.

Member Profile: Hesto Harness

Hesto Harnesses assembles and supplies automotive wiring harnesses and instrumentation for the Automotive Industry from a factory situated in Stanger, 90km north of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The company has been a subsidiary of JSE-listed Metair Investments since its inception in 1989.

Member Profile – Horizon Global

Horizon Global is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products on a global basis, serving the automotive aftermarket, retail and OE channels.


Listen to recording from inaugural NAACAM, SMMT and Santander wenbinar

NAACAM, together with SMMT and Santander UK hosted the first webinar to explore automotive market opportunities for SA and UK companies.

Reopening and rebuilding the automotive sector following COVID-19.

BSI’s Rob Brown reflects on the new automotive landscape, and what to consider as businesses drive their return to work plans forward.
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