By Filum Ho, CEO Autoboys Replacing your car’s parts is an activity that, until now, really hasn’t changed a lot over several decades. But just like with every other part of our lives, technology is set to upend this in a big way — especially in a future world where 5G networks and driverless cars […]
After hearing over 80 stakeholders’ viewpoints regarding what might be viewed as anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.
Since 2017, the Competition Commission has consulted widely in the automotive industry with a view, at first, of creating a single, voluntary Automotive Code of Conduct to help open up the market, promote greater transformation and encourage increased economic participation of SMEs and black South Africans.
What this means is that there are now officially 16.3 million employed people and 6.2 million unemployed people between the ages of 15 and 64 years in South Africa.
Car owners in South Africa are often locked into using a vehicle manufacturers repair shop and parts because it is embedded in the motor and service plan.
Founded more than a decade ago, the alliance provides a European glass repair and replacement network that operates in 1,500 locations across 20 different European countries and has now founded a close cooperation with networks in Africa and North America.
“The key reason for creating our alliance over a decade ago was to provide our partners from different European countries with an international dimension whenever necessary.”
“While this year’s Easter period doesn’t coincide with government school holidays, traffic volumes on the country’s main roads are expected to pick up.”
While it’s a time of great festivities, it’s tragically also a period when hundreds of lives are lost. During the most recent December-January festive season, the road death toll alone topped just over 1 600 fatalities.
Autoboys is known for its high-quality parts and perfection in glass-fitting. The company has over 70 outlets across South Africa, 290 insurance partners and 169 fitment vehicles.