National Association of Automotive Component and Allied ManufacturersLEADERS IN JOB CREATION & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT
About National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers
NAACAM is recognised as the voice of the South African automotive component industry both domestically and internationally. As a member driven organisation we are at the forefront of industry leadership, representation and stakeholder engagement for automotive component manufacturers.
Anchoring our membership base are suppliers to OEMs for assembly in SA as well as to OE export markets and the domestic and global aftermarket. These manufacturers are supported by a band of associate members who provide specialised services across a diverse range including financial services, logistics, IT, incentive consulting and a host of others.
The majority of component suppliers to OEMs are globally owned however there is a significant emphasis of increasing the number of home grown participants in this space. To that extent, NAACAM devotes much resources towards positively impacting the localisation, transformation and supplier development environment in SA.
Feel free to get in touch with us to find out how we can assist your needs as a supplier in SA’s growing automotive value chain.
- High level representation with government and other relevant industry stakeholders
- Wage and other industrial relations negotiations in the auto components sector
- Relationship building and maintenance with key decision makers in the vehicle assembler community
- Provision of up-to-date information on key trends and current issues impacting the sector
- Networking, marketing and profile building for members and the automotive components sector
- Furthering business development nationally and across regional markets
- Best practice education and advice on policy, regulatory and other strategic industry topics
Driving Supplier Development in the Automotive Sector
The development of suppliers within the automotive manufacturing value chain is crucial to the long-term viability of this key industrial sector. The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) devotes much time and resources to ensuring its members, multinational and local, have the required support to develop black-owned sub suppliers.
NAACAM is a funding founder of the Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative (ASCCI) which is rolling out a black supplier development initiative countrywide. To date, nine fledgling companies have been identified to receive multi-faceted support to aid their growth as either direct suppliers (tier 1) to the vehicle assemblers in SA, as well as tier 2 suppliers to established, large component manufacturers.
East Cape Automotive Industry Forum (ECAIF), another NAACAM initiative, is running two activities targeting black supplier development. The first involves transforming existing businesses by taking on black shareholders and the second, is the establishment of new enterprises where aggregate demand was identified, specifically in the areas of packaging, manufacturing and chemicals.
Companies looking for turn-key models of supplier development are encouraged to contact NAACAM.
Emerging companies, Naicker’s Toolmakers & Enermous, are small black owned SMMEs that have been paired with large NAACAM members, Supreme Springs and Smiths Manufacturing respectively, to be developed as suppliers within the Toyota SA value chain.