SAAW 2014 Exhibitor profiles


Sasol Solar Challenge

The Sasol Solar Challenge is an event that brings engineering to the test, with teams from across the world, building solar-powered vehicles and participating in an event taking them across South Africa. In this event solar-powered cars aim to complete challenging distances each day, using only solar energy. The underlining mission of the solar challenge is to increase the number of people in South Africa who are interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. The Sasol Solar Challenge 2014 starts on the 27th of September and ends the 4th of October. A 2000 km long route needs to be completed over 8 day stages, approximately 250 km to complete every day, with an optional loop for each day to add as much distance as possible. The result is a distance race instead of a speed race; so the team who covers the most distance and manages to complete all stages, wins.




African Corporate Cleaning
African Corporate Cleaning is a Level 1 BB-BEE specialist cleaning company that operates throughout Gauteng. The company operates under the endorsement of the National Contract Cleaners Association and supplies customisable cleaning solutions, on a contract or project-basis, to diverse clients across multiple industries. Our contract clients enjoy the benefits and speed that are specified in a service level agreement. Fixed term contracts provide customisable solutions according to a client's unique requirements. Using a reliable cleaning company enables you to focus on your core business.Motor Vehicle and Washbay Cleaning. We can provide a total solution to the motor industry for their showrooms, workshops and carwash facilities.

• High pressure cleaning (hot and cold water)
• Valets
• Paint protection
• Headlight restoration
• Vehicle workshops
• Commercial vehicles
• Truck cleaning
• Waterless car cleaning



Applus IDIADA, global partner to the automotive industry worldwide, supports its clients in their product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services. Applus IDIADA's expertise in both physical and virtual testing results in maximum efficiency in cost and time. A large team of more than 1700 engineers drawn from over 25 countries, as well as an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 23 countries ensure clients will be given fast and customized services.


Avatar Solutions is a company that offers laboratory testing equipment at an extremely high standard. We are constantly improving our technical skills so that we can offer you outstanding service and delivery. The company represents key innovative agencies who are leaders in each of their own fields.
Our wide range of equipment is used in laboratories from R & D to Production and Quality Assurance to evaluate the mechanical and physical properties of every material, including those we encounter in our daily lives. No matter what industry, our specialists analyse the need and provide the testing equipment best suited for the application at hand. We support our customers with user training, on-site demonstrations and calibrations.


Bagshaw Footwear is a leading footwear manufacturer in South Africa, operating a Proudly South African business model and employing 400 local workers. We have been in existence for more than 140 years and pride ourselves in supporting local through our 100% local labour force, supported by 100% local SMME component suppliers, producing 100% locally manufactured safety footwear for South Africa. Bagshaw Footwear is SABS mark bearing and manufactures to the Standard 20345. We strive for excellence in all spheres of marketing and manufacturing of double density polyurethane injected safety footwear and nitrile rubber stuck-on footwear. Excellent quality, customer service and state-of-the-art equipment contribute towards our standing as innovative and reliable suppliers in Southern Africa.


BCE Consulting is a dedicated automotive service provider. We focus on maximizing APDP benefits for our clients through innovative value add products. Conveniently located in all major automotive hubs our team of skilled tax and automotive experts provide a full spectrum of APDP services allowing our client to focus on core business. Our services include:

• EPC applications
• PRCC Applications
• PRCC Trading
• Duty Refund Administration and recoveries
• AIS applications and claims
• SMD and C1 preparation
• Customs compliance improvements

BCE provides a comprehensive tax and customs solution to compliment our automotive services providing our client peace of mind concerning incentives, customs, APDP and tax compliance. BCE – We Add Value!


Benteler South Africa, a worldwide leading provider for vehicle manufacturers, offers a solution based product portfolio of best-in-class technologies, material concepts and operational excellence, including:

• the highest level of integration, from stamping to module assemblies
• extensive tooling capabilities and metal-forming competence with simulation software
• world class lean manufacturing and administrative processes In South Africa we operate from our 2 locations in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth

Key equipment in Port Elizabeth is:
• country and continent first hot forming line
• high speed 2400 ton transfer press
• 5 axis laser cutting machines
• robotic welding lines and
• robotic catalytic converter canning and welding lines
• specialised rear axle torsion profile manufacturing process (incl heat treatment)

Key equipment in Johannesburg is:
• specialist stamping facility with a diverse range of 40 presses
• diverse welding processes including TIG, MIG and Micro MIG
• fully equipped toolroom
• fully automated state-of-the-art paint line


Carl Bechem Africa is a supplier of the highest quality lubricants used in the automotive industry. Our product range includes: Anti friction coatings for all material parings and surfaces. Noise reduction and plastic compatible greases. For life lubricants, in seats, door mechanisms etc. Other automotive related products, include: Water miscible and neat cutting fluids, as well as metal forming fluids for the production of automotive parts. Anti-corrosion protection and high performance chain oils, designed to be fully compatible with water and solvent based paints, used in the Automotive industry. We are also suppliers of industrial lubricants, metal working fluids, forming technology, environmental control products as well as lubrication systems for various applications in all industries.


CDC is a South African Business Partner accredited by Dassault Systèmes (DS) as an authorised CATIA , DELMIA and ENOVIA value added reseller and is proud to be recognised as a leading supplier of CAD/CAM and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions to South African Automotive Industry, with an unbroken record of success, support and service for over 19 years. Our solutions help customers to improve their innovation, to collaborate in a global environment and to create products more cost-efficiently.
Our strength is in the combination of our technology partnerships, the quality of our people, and the long-term partnerships we have formed with our customers.
The CDC technical team comprises only qualified mechanical engineers, who use their industry experience and expertise to provide high quality solutions, support and training to meet the needs of our customers. This ensures that we can address the full spectrum of Product Lifecycle Management, from conceptual design to product retirement or disposal, and everything in between.


Chan Heng Guan Trading SDN BHD
With over 40-year experience in the M&E industry, “Chan Heng Guan” is a progressive, customer focused company, supplying a range of insulation materials to air-conditioning system for the automobiles and construction industry, covering refrigerant, chilled water, cooling pipes and ducts.


CHEP Automotive

CHEP Automotive is proud to announce the introduction of its IcoQube containers suite, an intercontinental pooling solution designed to improve the economics of intercontinental flows. The intercontinental service offer enables Automotive suppliers and manufacturers to leverage CHEP’s existing Global Service Centre network in order to optimize sea container shipments and reduce transportation costs. The IcoQube containers, provided as part of an all-inclusive global solution, are designed to cope with extreme climatic maritime conditions and safely transport Automotive components across continents. For Automotive companies looking to improve their economic and environmental positioning, the IcoQube container provides a reliable alternative to one-way packaging. Some of the key benefits of our brand-new IcoQubes are that they are stackable, recyclable, eliminate re-pack operations and part damage, and optimize material shipped per sea container.


Commercial Auto Glass

With 7 branches nationwide, CAG stocks a wide range of SABS approved glass for cars,  LDV's, trucks and mini bus taxi's, for most local vehicles and many imported models that meet with OEM Standards. CAG is recognised to be a reliable and preferred supplier of automotive glass to the transport  and insurance industry. CAG offers safe and secure SABS approved  fitment centres with comfortable waiting rooms for your convenience.  Should you not be in a position to come to our fitment centre, we will come to you.


DB Schenker is one of the leading logistics companies in South Africa with branches located in Johannesburg, Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. We offer logistics services and solutions in the areas of:

  • Air Freight Forwarding
  • Ocean Freight Forwarding
  • Contract Logistics (Warehousing & Supply Chain Management)
  • Distribution
  • Customs Clearing
  • Aeroparts Logistics Solution
  • Marine Parts Logistics Solution
  • Project Handling (Heavy Lift Transport & Handling)
  • Events Logistics (Fairs, Exhibitions & Sporting Events)
  • Vertical Market Specialisation in:
  • Automotive
  • Beverages
  • FMCG / Consumer
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial / Hi-Tech
  • Minerals, Mining & Commodities
  • Perishables
  • Fashion / Retail


DAL Agency (Pty) Ltd
A respected Container Ship Operator in the Trade between Europe and Southern Africa, combines traditional values with modern thinking. A founder member of the Southern Africa Europe Service (SAECS), displaying the traditional funnel colours, we have become a sign of continuity and reliability. Offering named day, weekly departures, in a vessel sharing agreement (VSA), we operate 8 modern Container vessels, built for the South Africa Trade. A trusted supplier to two OEM’s and a number of sub suppliers, DAL understands the stringent logistics needs, of the South African Automotive industry. Having an experienced local Agency organization, with five offices country wide, we are known, for our reliability and attention to detail, DAL is a natural partner of choice to the discerning shipper, expecting exceptional service.


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The Eastern Cape Development Corporation has a dual role as provincial development financier: to enable local business through innovative financial and non-financial services, and promote the province, locally and abroad. It is through these areas of service that ECDC, a financial entity of the provincial government, helps the province achieve its development goals. The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is a wholly-owned entity of the Eastern Cape provincial Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism. It is the official economic development agency for the Eastern Cape province. The corporation operates from its head office located in Ocean Terrace Park, Moore Street, East London, and extends its operational activities through four regional offices in Port Elizabeth, Queenstown, Mthatha and East London (which includes King William’s Town). It also has three satellite offices in Butterworth, Mount Ayliff and Aliwal North.


Excalibur develops, manufactures, distributes and fits Components and Accessories for the automotive industry. 30 years of expertise in aluminum, mild steel and stainless steel pipe manipulation combined with fitted rubbers and plastic components. This is complimented by a large press shop capability with a long and successful track record. Excalibur is self sufficient in such a manner that 95% of the product portfolio is done completely in-house.


Federal-Mogul Corporation is an innovative and diversified US$6.7-billion global supplier of quality products, trusted brands and creative solutions to manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles, as well as in aerospace, marine, rail and industrial. Federal-Mogul has two business segments, namely Powertrain and Motorparts. Federal-Mogul Motorparts operates in Southern Africa through four manufacturing facilities and a regional distribution centre in Johannesburg. Local facilities include a gasket and heatshield plant in Port Elizabeth and plants in Durban manufacturing brake pads and wipers, engine bearings and valves. Champion, Ferodo, AE, Payen, Goetze, Glyco and Nural are all trademarks of Federal-Mogul.



The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC) is a national Development Finance Institution (DFI). It was established in 1940 to promote economic growth and industrial development in South Africa. Our mandate includes the rest of the African continent and we are active throughout the entire region. We operate in a broad spectrum of industries and with our specialized knowledge and experience, are able to offer valid and appropriate financial assistance to a wide variety of individuals and companies. We are committed to maintaining our financial independence and apply sound business principles to everything we do. 


• provides financing to entrepreneurs engaged in competitive industries;
• follows normal company policies and procedures in its operations;
• pays income tax at corporate rates and dividends to its shareholder; and
• reports on a consolidated basis, with its Annual Report freely available to the public.



Manufacturing is a global activity, so why buy from the European or USA middleman when you can buy the same quality equipment that Integrated Marketing sources directly from the ODM factory? IM Workshop equipment has been an importer and distributor of quality workshop equipment at affordable prices for over 30 years. Equipment in our range consists of Bright tyre changers & wheel balancers, Zell Air-con service machines, Winntec hydraulic jacks, Lawrence 3D Wheel Aligners, Jevol suspension testers, Scoda lifts, etc. The IM Workshop equipment product range is available throughout Southern Africa from an approved dealer network giving localised service back-up, is CE approved and suitable for all types of fitment centres and workshops, and carries a 2 year warranty. 


Inno Textiles specialises in the manufacture of quality, value added, and industrial non-woven’s, for the shoe and automotive industries, our product range also includes hygiene and filtration. Our process capabilities include needled non-woven, various types of coatings, sintering, full impregnations, calendaring, hot melt applications, laminating, random velour’s and structuring.The nature of the target market chosen by the company means that Inno Textiles has to remain extremely flexible and innovative at all times, often designing and building custom equipment in order to meet the customer’s requirements. We at Inno Textiles realise that product expertise alone is not sufficient, and that this must go hand in hand with stringent quality control, excellent service and competitive pricing.

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ISRINGHAUSEN is your global expert for the development and manufacture of innovative seating systems for commercial vehicles. As the global market leader we manufacture our seating lines found in trucks, buses, and construction vehicles and equipment in 49 plants across 20 countries. Experience, innovation, and uncompromising customer-orientation are the hallmarks of our successful entry into the next millennium … and ISRI® is the driving force for millions of drivers and passengers across the globe. Commercial vehicle industry leaders are among our customers, such as: Caterpillar, Daf, Daimler Ag, Faw, Fiat, Hino, Isuzu, Iveco, Jcb, Komatsu, Liebherr, Man, Mitsubishi, Navistar, Paccar, Renault, Scania, Tata, Volkswagen, Volvo


IT Dynamics was formed in 1999 to provide a hosted ERP solution to the South African market. Our vision is to use the power of Information Technology to transform both what can be done and the way it is done in the workplace. The offering provides our customers with complete IT as well as financial solutions. This outsourced solution provides the customer with a managed infrastructure, flexible and customised deployment of services and access to a highly skilled team of IT and financial business professionals. IT Dynamics was appointed as a QAD partner in 2012 to provide ERP services and support to QAD clients in South Africa across the Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Life Sciences and Consumer Products market verticals.


Kestrel Financial Services

Established in 1995, Kestrel is an authorised financial services provider with years of experience in the insurance industry. We offer individuals and businesses the ease of dealing with one financial service provider to help navigate the multitude of insurance coverage options, incl. Car & Household, Business, Medical and Life insurance. We also offer RMI4Sure, commercial insurance specially tailored for the automotive retail aftermarket. We understand the needs of our customers and their employees, so we’ve tailored our products and services to provide the solutions they deserve. Kestrel is not owned by any insurer and can therefore offer you a variety of products.

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Since 1963, the KOK name has been representing OE quality for engineered rubber, rubber-bonded and injection plastic parts used for sealing and vibration control in many industries. With state of the art manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China, backed by strong and reliable engineering, quality and service teams, decades of experience and a portfolio of satisfied international OE customers, KOK is the buyers’ first choice for high quality parts from Asia. We are ISO 9001 and ISO/TS16949 accredited.

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Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd is established since 1979 ; listed in the Bursa Malaysia in 1996. Malaysia largest manufacturer for a wide range of technical rubber products for automotive, aerospace, marine, construction industries, etc. We specialize in contract manufacturing for 1st tier automotive component manufacturers in US, Australia and Europe, supplying to GM, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, BMW, VW, i.e : Mounting System , Intakes, Fuel System, Front Suspension, Rear Suspension, Exterior System, Drive Shafts and etc. We certified to ISO9001, ISO/TS16949 and ISO17025 and working towards for AS100 , EMS ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.



For now more than 40 years, Lucas-Nülle GmbH has been developing and producing sophisticated high-quality training solutions for electrical engineering in Kerpen/Germany. These systems also cover the whole field of Automotive Engineering including:

• Electricity/Electronics in Cars
• Sensors and Actuators
• Ignition Systems
• Motor Management
• Alternative Drives

Lucas-Nülle training systems are deployed throughout the world where they are seen as the benchmark for quality, efficiency and high technology. We are able to provide customized turn-key solutions.


Miyazu (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. was established in collaboration with the world well known and the expert tooling dies maker, Fuji Technica Miyazu of Japan in June 2003 with initial paid up capital of UD$5.6 million. Miyazu (granted the High Technology Pioneer status), ISO 9001-2000 Certified, is the anchor for the Malaysian TDM industry, plays very important roles to develop the industry and to ensure sufficient capacity and capability to meet the OEMs and market demands for TDM’s products and services. Miyazu is the 1st to have a Hot Press Forming (HPF) plant in the SEA. Miyazu is capable of producing all kinds and sizes of Tooling Dies, and assembly systems of automobiles body parts and comprehensive Feasibility Study on die solutions, and BIW management.


Noise Clipper (Pty) Ltd has been in business since 1996 our core business is hearing conservation. Noise Clipper is part of an international company and our mission is to provide ‘best practise hearing conservation solutions’. We are the sole suppliers of the following Custom-made Hearing Protection Devices (HPD’s) - Noise Clipper (South African based), Variphone (Belgium based) and Sonomax (Canadian based). Sonomax is the ‘first’ instant fit, soft custom-made HPD in South Africa. Noise Clipper also offers a Hearing Coach, a Hearing Conservation Program (HPC), that was awarded ‘Best Practise’ in Europe.


PFK Electronics is a leading electronics company focused on the design and manufacture of innovative products, encompassing electronic vehicle security systems, telematics systems, alcohol interlock devices, convenience modules, body control modules, CANBus controllers, diff lock and gearbox controllers, exhaust emission controllers and instrument clusters. Products and services are supplied to original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), the aftermarket, major fleet and freight companies, as well as the public transport sector in global markets. PFK was established in Durban, South Africa in 1969, and has regional sales offices in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, UK and Sweden. PFK is accredited with ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, FORD Q1, IPC 610 : E Compliant.


The SABAT Batteries consumer is characterised by his/her passion for life, and the new SABAT EQ Battery range is their lifestyle accessory of choice. It is popular particularly amongst the outdoor enthusiasts - the bikes, quads, jet-ski and leisure brigade who look for reliable performance from a brand they can trust. Many of the newer applications demand battery technology that are characterised by higher energy and higher power, rapid capacity charging, longer life, and greater reliability. The new SABAT EQ battery range provides an answer to these demands, boasting cutting edge battery technology that includes improved chemistry, build quality and manufacturing technologies. 


SAIPA Group established in 1966 and from the beginning of its activities, has implemented joint projects and cooperation with the international auto manufacturer like Citroen, Renault, KIA, Nissan, and Volvo. SAIPA is a leading full range vehicle and auto parts manufacturer in Iran and Middle East which consists of 130 affiliated companies including:

• Four passenger car manufacturing companies
• Two commercial vehicle companies
• R & D and Test Centre
SAIPA currently with its own developed brand, manufactures compact passenger cars, pick-ups, light and heavy trucks in its subsidiaries local plants namely SAIPA, Pars Khodro, SAIPA Diesel, Zamyad, SAIPA Kashan, and Bonro, and international ones such as Syria, Venezuela, Sudan, and Iraq.


SAR Electronic South Africa is the professional partner in specialized automation solutions to customers around South Africa and the world. With the headquarters in Germany and subsidiaries in the USA, United Kingdom, South Africa, Switzerland, Slovenia and China the number of employees amount to over 500. As a turnkey supplier to the automotive industry, SAR not only provides clients with innovative and trendsetting automation solutions, but also offers a full spectrum of additional services. Tailored to the client’s needs, highly skilled SAR Engineers provide world class theoretical and practical technical training – onsite at the customers premises or alternatively in a well-equipped SAR training centre.


SCHMACO is an ISO 9001:2008 certified automotive manufacturer in Malaysia specialized in producing high quality rubber parts mainly to the automotive replacement market since 2008. We manufacture products for a wide variety of Japanese vehicle models that includes Engine Mounting, Absorber Mounting, Spring Bumper, Lower Arm Bushing, Stabilizer Bar Bushes, Spring Bushes, Shock & Bumper Bushes, C.V and Steering Boots etc.


Schnellecke South Africa contributes to the success of our customers through the development and implementation of best practice logistic solutions. We optimize our customers value-chain.Our aim is to become the worldwide leading value-adding logistics service provider not just in the automotive industry, but across all industries. Our global footprint and proven track record allows us to leverage best practice LEAN Management principles.Logistical Excellence: Warehouse management, Sequencing / Picking, JIT & JIS transports, Line feeding, Container & Empties Management, Material Flow Control, Quality Services.


SHEQ National CERT (Pty) Ltd is a South African Company and Certification Body Registrar. We offer Internationally Linked Certifications to Quality Management Systems based on ISO 9001:2008, Environmental Management Systems based ISO 14001:2004 and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems based on OHSAS 18001:2007.


FirstLink Auto Parts is one of UK’s leading after-market suppliers of brake components.Product range includes brake discs/rotors, brake pads, brake drums, brake shoes, brake chambers and slack adjusters for commercial and off- road vehicles. FirstLink has been exporting to mainland Europe, Africa and Australia since 1999.The company works closely with customers in providing technical, logistical and after sales support.Our R & D department plays a leading role in drafting product specifications and introducing new product ranges. FirstLink discs, drums, pads and shoes are made to premium brand formula and comply with the new ECE90 regulation. FirstLink brake chambers are high quality and comply with industry standards SAEJ1469. The range covers disc and drum brake applications. We sincerely hope we can be your potential supplier to your business and we warmly welcome your enquiry. 


SSAB is a world-leading producer of high strength steels. We focus on developing our customers’ business through innovation, technology, construction, design and environmental responsibility – and, in so doing, improve profitability. We work in partnership for success. We strive to contribute to a stronger, lighter, and more sustainable world. Our greatest contribution to this comes from our products; with SSAB’s high strength steels our customers are able to produce products that are lighter and stronger than if they had used standard steels. SSAB markets high strength steels under the trademarks Hardox, Domex, Docol, Weldox, Armox, and Toolox.


Traceability Solutions is the authority on Marking and Identification.  With unequaled experience in the Marking industry, we have made it our mission to provide the widest range of products under one roof.  We pride ourselves in having a solution to fit every budget and production environment.  Our product range includes: Hand Stamps and Custom Dies, Interchangeable Types and Holders, Presses and Roll Markers, Paint Markers, Dot Peen and Scribe Marking Systems, Laser Marking Systems, RFID, CIJ and TIJ Industrial Inkjet Solutions, Scanners and Mobile Computing,  Labels and Label Printers, Asset Tracking Solutions, to name but a few.  Contact our sales team for more information.


UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management and consulting services. UTi's purpose is to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains and aims to be the market leader in client centricity. This is achieved through the long-term relationships their expert logistics teams build with clients, and the passion and dedication with which they configure end-to-end supply chain solutions for industries such as Automotive, Banking, Hi-Tech, Mining, Retail and Pharmaceutical.


Windscreen Distributors is proudly a sole distributor of the Fuyao automotive glass in southern Africa. Fuyao Glass Group is in the top five largest automotive safety glass manufacturers in the world’s automotive industry, producing both original equipment (OE) and aftermarket glass (ARG). OEM & ARG are produced on the same production lines, using the same raw materials, manufacturing processes and quality controls which enable us to supply OE equivalent products to the trade in southern Africa. We service approximately 1500 glass companies in southern Africa. For guaranteed quality and complete peace of mind, Fuyao will give you exactly that.