Introduction to the 2016 Directory

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers was established 37 years ago to represent the interests of the automotive component manufacturers and is nationally and internationally recognised as the voice of the South African component industry.
 
Our services include:
 
Representation with government and other automotive sector stakeholders on the formulation of policy and other macro environment issues. These are not limited to but include:
    •    the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) and various other  government incentives
    •    international trade agreements (AGOA, SADC-EU EPA, TFTA: SADC/EAC/COMESA, etc.)
    •    the wage bargaining process
    •    Supply Chain Support and Development
    •    Transformation and
    •    other legislative matters.
 
Influence on many initiatives, such as Base Operating Standards, World Class Manufacturing, increased localization of components, trade promotion, competitiveness issues, international benchmarks, etc. under the umbrella of the Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative. ASCCI is an organization jointly resourced by NAACAM and other industry stakeholders to specifically improve the competitiveness of and promote the capabilities of component manufacturers.
 
Profile Building and PR development that stimulates public and wider stakeholder interest in the autos components subsector.   If your company has a good news story to tell, be it in the form of new investments, production contracts, technology, skills and innovation successes, transformation or others, let us assist in increasing awareness of these through our media reach and access to business and political leaders on the sector.
 
Similarly, there is regular promotion of members’ capabilities and related achievements through the annual NAACAM directory, the website and the bimonthly newsletter.  Copies of the directory are well distributed and are also made available at NAACAM supported automotive shows abroad and locally.
 
Interaction with many related organisations and institutions, notably: NAAMSA (the OEMs), the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC), the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), the Motor Industry Development Council (MIDC), the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti), the OEM Purchasing Council, the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC), the Aluminium Federation of South Africa (AFSA), the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA), the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA), the Manufacturing Circle, the Motor Industry Bargaining Council (MIBCO), the South African Tyre Manufacturers’ Conference (SATMC) and other related sector associations and regional chambers.
 
Market Development Activities. This includes participation in overseas trade missions and international trade fairs and exhibitions arranged through partner stakeholders in government and other related stakeholders, as well as NAACAM developed trade promoting activities.
 
The hosting of regular networking events, with international participants, at the various local automotive exhibitions and events.
 
Access to a large international network of contacts, including foreign automotive organizations. NAACAM also chairs the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) with the objective of promoting exports of vehicles and components.
 
Networking with other member companies on a national and regional level and addressing issues through the five Regional Committees. The Association has quarterly meetings in its five regions countrywide where members network, build business relationships and hear about the latest developments in the automotive sector.  These regions are East London-Border, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth-Uitenhage and the Western Cape.
 
An important aspect of networking is interaction with NAACAM’s Associate Members who provide services to our manufacturers in the areas of financial, government incentives, training, B-BBEE, all aspects of logistics, IT and a wide range of business and professional services.
 
Best practice education and advice for members on a range of topical regulatory issues, for example: Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) workshops and opportunities to improve ratings through NAACAM’s professional consultants and joint development programmes.
 
Assistance from the AIDC in matters such as training, learnerships, competitiveness improvement and several industry-specific programmes.
 
Support for and assistance with the presentation of applications for increased/decreased tariff protection, the introduction of rebate facilities and import/export registration. 
 
Statistical data and indications of business and economic trends and future expectations to assist you with forward planning.
 
Contact with authorities who have a direct bearing on the future of the industry.