Johannesburg, 09 December 2019 —We’re proud to announce that Autoboys has become the first South African auto glass and aftermarket parts supplier with a national network to achieve a level 1 B-BBEE status.We aim to serve our customers with the highest standards, but we also see ourselves as playing a key role in helping to […]
Johannesburg, 06 November 2019 — Every rand counts today in South Africa, especially at a time when our economy is really struggling. We all know the bad news: unemployment is at a multi-year high, growth rates are continuously being revised downwards, taxes look set to rise and retrenchments are becoming more commonplace. It’s a tough time […]
Johannesburg, 02 October 2019 — It’s no secret that the automotive manufacturing sector is crucial to the government’s plans to create more growth in the local South African economy. For years now, the South African government, through its Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), has been incentivising global automotive manufacturers to set up plants in the […]
Johannesburg, 20 September 2019 — Automotive body shops across South Africa are set to gain access to a greater array of premium-quality, cost-efficient paint solutions thanks to a new joint venture agreement struck between Autoboys and Kanye Vimba. Founded in 2006, Kanye Vimba is a leading coating and consumables supply chain specialist, serving customers in […]
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.