NAACAM Show 2019
A key objective of the NAACAM Show 2019 is to deliver significant localisation benefits for participants. The South African Automotive Masterplan has a vision of significantly deepening of local content from the current level of 40%, to 60% by 2035, and increasing production volumes from the 600 000 to 1,2 million vehicles by 2035. In terms of providing direct support to promote localisation at the Show, attendees can look forward to securing meetings with local firms which have product and/or process technologies to localise components, through the Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) National Localisation Indaba (NLI). Prioritised support will be granted to components which may be localised at model facelift or changeover, between 2020 and 2023. Through the DAC NLI, participants may arrange 1-on-1 meetings with foreign firms which have an interest in partnering with or investing in South African automotive component manufacturers.
A Project Steering Committee (PSC) comprising senior component manufacturing industry representatives has been constituted to oversee the Show’s development and implementation. NAACAM’s Executive Director, Renai Moothilal explains “Direct supplier oversight of the initiative is key to ensure that we deliver a programme of action that addresses the sector’s most pressing concerns and issues. We are incredibly grateful to the executives who have given their time to assist us in our mission”. The PSC includes several prominent South African automotive executives, including NAACAM president and Shatterpruffe Managing Director, Dave Coffey; Toyota Tshusho Africa Divisional General Manager and DAC Chairperson, Andrew Velleman; Bosch South Africa Managing Director, Michael Kloss; Atlantis Foundries Legal and Compliance Manager, Christoph Ewers; and Lumotech Managing Director, Wolfgang Ropetz. Furthermore, a stakeholder reference group, including representatives from key African economies, has been constituted to ensure that the initiative is best aligned with key stakeholders’ expectations.
NAACAM Show 2019 will be hosted at the Durban ICC on the 12th – 14th March 2018