The National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) has announced that its inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban, KwaZulu Natal from April 5-7 2017.
“The Show will be hosted every two years as a platform from which to grow the automotive component and related manufacturing sectors in South Africa, and will run concurrently and in partnership with the Durban Automotive Cluster’s National Localisation Indaba,” said NAACAM President Dave Coffey.
“A unified effort was required from all South Africa’s automotive stakeholders, including government, to respond to the challenges facing South Africa’s manufacturers. These include increased market access, higher local content and export readiness that must be underpinned by appropriate enabling legislation and the supply chain’s efforts at continuous improvement and maintaining international certified standards,” said Coffey.
“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 the NAACAM Show has a big vision in driving this objective,” said Coffey.
The overall objectives of the NAACAM Show are to showcase the capability of the South African automotive industry and in particular the component sector and to promote further localisation of components through the stream at both the OEM and Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.
Coffey said the NAACAM Show would be closely aligned with the objectives of the Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) and the Department of Trade and Industry to grow local value added, exports, employment and GDP.
“The NAACAM Show, which would include an exhibition, workshops and networking functions, is open to all stakeholders in the automotive value chain, including non-NAACAM members. The local vehicle manufacturers, through NAAMSA, had endorsed their support for this event,” said Coffey.
For further details contact the show organisers Inkanyezi on TEL: 0861 101475 or email email@example.com