Managing Director, Shatterprufe
Welcome from Dave Coffey, NAACAM Vice-President
A unified effort is required from all Sub-Saharan automotive stakeholders, including governments, to respond to the challenges and realise the opportunities facing local manufacturers.
In the context of weak local new vehicle sales, an increase in the range and volumes of local manufactured components is essential to the survival and growth of component manufacturing companies in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. The SA Automotive Masterplan sets out a unifying vision for the future of the industry. The NAACAM Show has a large ambition in driving these objectives.
We were very pleased at the positive reports from participants in the inaugural NAACAM Show 2017 and we have significant ambitions to deliver even more value at the NAACAM Show 2019. I hope that you will join me at this important initiative.
What we want to achieve
intra-African trade and investment linkages,
and exports from sectors determined to be globally competitive
Enable Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and technology partnerships
Promote development and growth of Black-owned suppliers
Deliver outcomes-based dialogue.
We are pleased to share some of the progress made towards hosting the NAACAM Show 2019.
The NAACAM Show welcomes all stakeholders in the automotive value chain, including non-NAACAM members. It is endorsed by the local vehicle manufacturers, through the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) Department of Trade and Industry (dti), National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and the Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC).
The NAACAM Show aligns with the objectives of many agencies and organisations in the manufacturing sector. We are proud to be working with multiple organisations to drive South Africa and Africa’s industrial development.