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www saaw co za

Province of the

Eastern Cape


The South African Automotive Week is an international business to business Trade Show focussed on automotive component manufacturing & the after market and opportunities for the sector in Africa.

It provides a powerful forum for national and international industry role-players to network and deliberate around the state of the industry on the African continent with a view to exploring and growing markets in Africa.

Province of the

Eastern Cape

Hosted by:

partnering events
Partnering Events

Automotive Technologies & Services Exhibition

Casablanca – Morroco, 21 -25 November 2007


23rd Bi-annual International Exhibition of equipment and products for the transportation industry.

Bologna – Italia, 20-24 May 2007

Automotive Aftermarket Middle East

Dubai, 11-13 March 2008


International Trade Show Exhibition

  • The Trade Show will primarily comprise of a key Supplier Expo over a 3-day period. Parallel to this Expo will be a support services, government agencies and value-drivers exposition targeting the promotion and investment in large automotive clusters including IDZ’s, Business & Logistics Parks, Commercial and Industrial Property, Transport infrastructure and Planning, Harbour Infrastructure and Container handling and service Exhibition.
  • OEMs will also display vehicles, around the Supplier Expo Venue over the 3-day Exhibition period.
  • To register please visit www.saaw.co.zaAn artist’s impression of the Trade Show venue and country Pavilions
Boardwalk Parking Area

International trade Show Pavilion (built on the Boardwalk Parking Area)


floor layout

Registration process

Pre-register on-line!


International- standard Exhibition facilities via 5-star temporary marquee structures.
  • 6 000m2 of prime space.
  • Country pavilions
  • Shell Scheme (booths) as well as space- only options available.
  • Professional international logistics companies to assist with the transportation of your equipment to and from Port Elizabeth.

Confirmed Exhibitors at SAAW

  • Eissmann Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Federal Mogul
  • High Tech Technical Component
  • Baypac
  • AIDC
  • IQlaser Sales
  • August Lappe SA
  • Connoisseuir Automotive Products
  • Tubestone
  • NPA
  • Vacuform
  • Goodridge Benelux
  • Supplier Park Development
  • Q Tech Mouldings (Pty) Ltd

Companies interested in exhibiting

  • Province of the Eastern Cape
  • RMI
  • Acoustex
  • Acoustex Trim
  • Qad South Africa
  • Mittal South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Lear Corporation – South Africa
  • Hellmann Automotive Logistics
  • Eaton AeroQuip South Africa
  • Chep
  • C & J services
  • Jaschke Metal Engineering
  • Hellermann Tyton
  • Automotive Tooling
  • Allmay Tooling
  • Airport Company SA
  • First National Bank
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors SA
  • Magnum Shield
  • Rand Merchant Bank
  • Samarine
  • SAPO
  • Schenker SA

The Organising Team have invited all NAACAM, NAAMSA & all RMI members to participate in the International Trade Show, and ongoing follow up is taking place.


Conferences, Workshops & Seminars

  • The ‘Wheels into Africa’ Conference, ‘Defending Price with OEM’s’ Workshop & ‘Get your Wheels Turning’ Seminar provide delegates with new critical insight into developments, trends, opportunities, threats as well as influences (political, social, labour, skills, technological, financial) around doing business in the automotive sector in Africa.
  • Topics of “Global best practice manufacturing” and “Contract negotiation” also enjoy in-depth consideration.
  • Aluminium Federation of South Africa, has confirmed that they will hold their annual conference as part of the South African Automotive Week and will encourage all their members to participate in the various activities on offer.

Further networking / business opportunities are available in the form of direct visits to automotive sites - this occurs on Day 3 (5 October) of the Conference programme.

  • Format to be confirmed.

Hosted by : International Topic Experts

Date : 3 & 4 October 2007

Place : The Auditorium, The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment Complex

Africa, the way forward: Spiraling domestic demand (at record levels) for vehicle and vehicle components and accessories, together with low manufacturing cost base and access to world markets, has placed Africa under the spotlight as both a potential manufacturing base and market.

Economies in most of the countries in the region are growing, and there is an increasing need for the full range of motorized transport, including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, trucks, tractors and motorcycles. Within the next few years South Africa alone is projected to manufacture and sell over 1 million vehicles a year.

Hear from African role-players themselves, sharing insight and case studies, about:

  • The state and analysis of the automotive sector in Africa
  • Legal, political, economic implications of doing business in Africa
  • Opportunities and demand for auto industry in Africa
  • Quality standards of manufacturing in Africa
  • Government incentives, trade agreements and the MIDP
  • Developments within the South African Automotive Industry

Interested delegates can log onto www.saaw.co.za for more information

and to register.


Hosted by : Tony Kotler Marketing Group: Presenter Steve Rose.

Date : 2 October 2007

Place : The Beach Hotel, Marine Drive, Summerstrand

Suppliers to the automotive, commercial vehicle, and heavy truck industries face a challenging sales environment. Customers are more demanding; pricing pressure is increasing, and margins are contracting. Many suppliers have responded by emphasizing the value they offer to customers, but most find it hard to resist customers’ demands for lower prices.

Suppliers must learn to translate everything they do for customers into a language that they are most interested in - the language of rands & cents.

• Learn about the key challenges of quantifying value and how to overcome them.

• Hear about success stories from the OEM supplier community.

• Begin documenting the full value of your own products and services.

• An opportunity to benchmark yourself against industry best practices.

• Receive a copy of the first-of-its-kind sales tool, the OEM VQ™ v1.72; used by over100 OEM suppliers.

Interested delegates can log onto www.saaw.co.za for more information or to register.

Limited seats available - book early to avoid disappointment


Hosted by : Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University School of Engineering

Date : 3 & 4 October 2007

Place : Tsitsikamma Conference Centre, The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment Complex

The Seminar will cover technical best practice manufacturing skills and trends in the areas of:

• Supply Chain Management - Tools, Contracts, Material Management, Production

Planning, Supplier Strategies.

• Inbound- and Outbound Logistics - Transportation, Storage, Logistic Parks.

• Layout Planning and Simulation - Material Supply Strategies, One-piece Flow, Push & Pull Systems.

• Quality and Maintenance - Project Description, Tools, Virtual Plant Lay-outs, Robotics.

• Ergonomics - Workplace Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Tools, Procedures.

• Part Development (Project Management) - Integration in projects, Why projects fail, Turn-around

Project Management.

• Education Concepts in Industrial Engineering and Logistics - Simulated Project Management, Incubation Centres, Simulated Working Environments.

Interested delegates can log onto www.saaw.co.za for more information or to register


Confirmed delegates

numer of delegates

Defending Price with OEMs

Get your Wheels Turning - Seminar

  • NPA 2
  • Vacuform 1

Wheels into Africa - Conference

  • Faurecia Interio Systems (Pty) Ltd 1
  • Fine Blanking (Pty) Ltd 2
  • Alfred teves Brake Systems (Pty) Ltd 1
  • Supreme Spring 1
  • Venture SA 3
  • AIDC 3
  • KPMG 2
  • NPA 4


  • International visitors wishing to make direct contact with the South African automotive manufacturing and support service sectors may apply to do so online at www.saaw.co.za

This will also assist international visitors who wish to apply for a government travel subsidy of which a requirement is to have 3 pre-set appointments per day.

  • For more information on applying for a travel subsidy please contact: saaw@inkanyezi.co.za, tel: 0027 41 365 5634


Our European office has thus far confirmed that the following individuals / companies are interested in meeting with South African organisation in the South African Automotive Week.

  • The exhibitors: Potential Exhibitors are MECAFILTER France, CCIT (Chamber of Commerce of Turino), AMICA / TEC’AUTO Morocco, FLOQUET MONOPOL Morocco,
  • The confirmed individuals / companies who will formpart of the 50 all expenses paid trip :
  • Michel VILATTE : Presidenf of FEDA (French Federation of Independent Distribution )
  • Olivier MELIS: Managing Director of NORAUTO (Independent Reparation Network in Europe)
  • Gerard LEDUC: President of GROUPAUTO UNION international (3rd Independent Distribution network in Europe)
  • Alain LANDEC Président of  STAREXCEL (Fast fit network)
  • Peter REBHERG : Managind Director of Asanetwork Germany (Garage Equipments & Services Associations)
  • Klaus BURGER: Managing Director of MAHA  and President of EGEA (European Garage Equipment Association
  • Ferruccio BLANC : Managing Director of the Chamber of Commerce Turin , Automotive Sector  – Italia
  • Roger HAMBROOK: International Manager SMMT - UK

        Pierre Jean FLAURAUD

One person from SPEEDY Europe

One person from FACOM (Tooling company )

  • One person from  FIGIEFA.(European Association of Independant Distributors) - Belgium
  • One person from BOSCH Germany

One person from DAIMLER CHRYSLER Purchasing Germany

  • One person from  Nussbaum (Diagnostic control ) – Germany
  • Pascal Galli from UBI France (French Ministry of Trade and Industry). Director of French Automotive Sector.
  • Richard Doran from Primalec – UK


The premier networking and social function of the South African automotive industry for 2007.


Humewood Beach/Happy Valley.


3rd October 2007, 19:00 for 19:30PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

The Gala Networking Dinner will be jointly hosted by the South African automotive industry and the South African Government and will include a fun-filled evening of networking and :

    • 4 Course Dinner
    • Top entertainment
    • An incredible setting ( On the beach)
    • Table for 8 for only R 3 160.00 excl VAT.
  • To book your table, please contact saaw@inkanyezi.co.za / Tel 0027 41 3655634

Confirmed Guests at the Gala Dinner

  • Faurecia Interio Systems (Pty) Ltd 1
  • Fine Blanking (Pty) Ltd 2
  • Venture SA 3
  • Baypac 4
  • AIDC 8
  • August Lappe SA 1
  • KPMG 10
  • NPA 10
  • Vacuform 2
  • Goodridge Benelux 1
  • Supplier Park Development 1
  • Q Tech Moulding (Pty) Ltd 2

Visitors Guide

Advertising A6 advert A5 advert

  • Fine Blanking (Pty) Ltd 1
  • Supreme Spring 1
  • Carl Zeiss 1
  • Venture SA 1
  • Federal Mogul 1
  • High Tech Technical Component 1
  • Connoisseuir Automotive Products 1
  • NPA 1
  • Absa Corporate & Business Bank 1
  • Supplier Park Development 1

Marketing SAAW

  • Tunisia Mr. Slim Turki
  • Spain Mr. Johan Engelbrecht
  • Switzerland Jomal / Thembi, Thomas Seghezzi
  • Michel mam consulting
  • India Monika (ACMA), Jardine Omar
  • Australia Bongi Ludidi
  • UK Ian Clunnie, Jacob Mothopeng, Roger Hombrook
  • Korea Mr. Kwngsu Jin
  • Belgium Norbert Mossart
  • Germany Vusi Mweli, Hans-Friedrich Schmeding
  • Hong Kong Davy Chiu
  • Thailand Phaopha-nqa Auyyonon
  • USA Charles Monvel
  • Ireland Essa Erdonmez, Michelle Cohen
  • Japan Ian Simmonds, Mr Hiraizumi
Siyathetha Communications / media

International Automotive associations

  • Michel Alexander Morlat – European Representative


Association media Channels

  • RMI - Automobil magazine
  • NAACAM - Newsletter
  • PERCCI - 2007 Guide

Johnnic Partnership (Eastern Cape)

Direct Marketing

Accommodation and flight options in October are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.
  • Flights : Quote: AIR.GC.06.000016 for special national and international rates on South African Airways (SAA).
  • Accommodation : Book online, www.saaw.co.za for specials.

: Most hotels and B&B’s are within walking distance of the venue for the Trade Show, Conferences and Gala Networking Dinner.

Looking forward to meeting you at the South African Automotive Week 2007

For any information on the South African Automotive Week contact:

The South African Automotive Week organising committee:

Telephone: 0027 41 365 5634

E-mail: saaw@inkanyezi.co.za

Official website : www.saaw.co.za