Recent activities

SAABC Industry 4.0 Study Tour : Round 2

09 October 2018

The second round of the SAABC’s Port Elizabeth based Industry 4.0 focused study tours was scheduled for 09 October. The SAABC’s peer review mechanism is an outcomes-based format for participants to uncover both the relatively simpler applications that can quickly boost competitiveness and highlight the more foundational challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0.

SAABC Industry 4.0 Study Tour (East London)

29 August 2018

The SAABC’s peer review mechanism is an outcomes-based format for participants to uncover both the relatively simpler applications that can quickly boost competitiveness and highlight the more foundational challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0. The extent of Industry 4.0 adoption in SA manufacturing is generally low but pockets of best practice do exist.

SAABC Industry 4.0 Study Tour (Port Elisabeth)

1 August 2018

The SAABC’s peer review mechanism is an outcomes-based format for participants to uncover both the relatively simpler applications that can quickly boost competitiveness and highlight the more foundational challenges and opportunities of Industry 4.0. The extent of Industry 4.0 adoption in SA manufacturing is generally low but pockets of best practice do exist.

SAABC State of the Automotive Industry Workshop | Port Elizabeth Session

20 June 2018

The much-anticipated State of the Automotive Industry Address was a highlight on the automotive industry’s annual calendar. At the NAACAM Port Elizabeth regional meeting, the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC) will share insights based on global and local industry performance data gathered during the course of 2017 and how these insights should inform executive-level decision making in the period ahead. 

SAABC State of the Automotive Industry Workshop|Western Cape Session

12 June 2018

The much-anticipated State of the Automotive Industry Address was a highlight on the automotive industry’s annual calendar. At the NAACAM Western Cape regional meeting, The South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC)  shared insights based on global and local industry performance data gathered during the course of 2017 and how these insights should inform executive-level decision making in the period ahead. 

Industry 4.0 A revolution on the factory floor

22 May 2018

The South African Automotive Benchmarking Club visited the  Atlantis Foundries. The automotive industry is placing increasing emphasis on the role of technology in improving production performance. To this end, the SAABC and The Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster have aligned to take member firms on a tour of Atlantis Foundries, a firm that has taken an early lead in the use of technology in the manufacturing environment. Supplying the automotive industry with more than 160 000 engine blocks per year, their recent ‘smart foundry’ experience serves as a great example for other manufacturers wanting to exploit data analytics to enhance performance. 

SAABC State of the Automotive Industry Workshop

24 April 2018

The much anticipated State of the Automotive Industry Workshop was a highlight on the automotive industry’s annual calendar. Hosted by NAACAM, the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC)  shared supplier focused insights based on global and local industry performance data gathered during the course of 2017 and how these insights should inform executive-level decision making in the period ahead.

SAABC study tour programme 2017: Western Cape

6 December 2017

SAABC hosted a Best-practice study tour session at ACA Threads. The session included an introduction to the necessary supporting best practices, as well as a review of the approach to quality in place by the host firms.

SAABC study tour programme 2017: Gauteng

5 December 2017

SAABC hosted a Best-practice study tour session at Faurecia Rosslyn. The session included an introduction to the necessary supporting best practices, as well as a review of the approach to having a reliable and flexible environment in place by the host firms.

SAABC study tour programme 2017: Eastern Cape

28 November 2017

SAABC hosted a Best-practice study tour session at MAHLE Behr Port Elizabeth and Shatterprufe Neave. The session included a review of the local industry’s performance versus comparators for the particular focus area, as well as an introduction to the necessary supporting best practices.

SAABC study tour programme 2017: Gauteng

21 September 2017

The Study Tour Programme is a major activity of the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC). The programme comprised sessions held in each of the major automotive regions in South Africa. Each session focused on a key industry market driver – Inventory, Quality, Flexibility and Reliability – as well as the associated importance of HRD. The theme for this session was Quality.

SAABC study tour programme 2017: Western Cape

13 September 2017

The Study Tour Programme is a major activity of the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC). The programme comprises sessions held in each of the major automotive regions in South Africa. Each session focuses on a key industry market driver – Inventory, Quality, Flexibility and Reliability – as well as the associated importance of HRD.

SAABC study tour programme 2017: Eastern Cape

14 and 16 August 2017

The Study Tour Programme is a major activity of the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC). The programme comprises sessions held in each of the major automotive regions in South Africa. Each session focuses on a key industry market driver – Inventory, Quality, Flexibility and Reliability – as well as the associated importance of HRD.

State of the Automotive Industry workshop 2017: Eastern Cape

13 and 14 June 2017

As one of its key annual deliverables, the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC) shared insights based on global and local industry performance data gathered during the course of 2016 and how it needs to inform executive-level decision making in the period ahead.

State of the Automotive Industry workshop 2017: Gauteng

1 June 2017

As one of its key annual deliverables, the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC) shared insights based on global and local industry performance data gathered during the course of 2016 and how it needs to inform executive-level decision making in the period ahead.

State of the Automotive Industry workshop 2017: KwaZulu-Natal

30 May 2017

As one of its key annual deliverables, the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC) shared insights based on global and local industry performance data gathered during the course of 2016 and how it needs to inform executive-level decision making in the period ahead.

State of the Automotive Industry workshop 2017: Western Cape

29 May 2017

As one of its key annual deliverables, the South African Automotive Benchmarking Club (SAABC) shared insights based on global and local industry performance data gathered during the course of 2016 and how it needs to inform executive-level decision making in the period ahead.