State of the Auto Industry Port Elizabeth : Sector Growth & Competitiveness

18 March 2020

The East Cape Automotive Industry Forum (ECAIF), in collaboration with the South African Automotive Benchmark Club (SAABC), welcomed senior management of the Port Elizabeth automotive industry to the 2020 State of the Automotive Industry session, hosted by Schaeffler.

This session showcased the competitiveness positioning of the local automotive industry, key localisation opportunities and highlighted global and local trends impacting and affecting the sector that inform strategic decision-making for the year ahead.

In addition, the session included a presentation and study tour from our hosts Schaeffler, that showcased lean solutions for operating in low volume environments of constant change. The programme is designed to equip participants with the necessary tools to improve flexibility and their competitiveness positioning.

About our Host

Schaeffler Port Elizabeth is responsible for the spare parts business and delivers innovative repair solutions in original-equipment quality. Under four brands, they offer clutch and release systems engine and transmission applications as well as chassis applications. Operating in the automotive aftermarket industry, Schaeffler is a leader in low volume flexibility

The programme included:


State of the Automotive Industry


Improving competitiveness through understanding competitiveness improvement strategies


Schaeffler Study Tour

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