NAAMSA - The National Association of Automobile
Manufacturers of South Africa - is an important source of
information about the motor industry in sub-Saharan Africa. After 50 years of
being the official body representing new vehicle manufacturers, it is now going
through major changes in line with the transformation of the industry. The
NAAMSA membership base now includes major importers and distributors of new
vehicles as well as local manufacturers and assemblers, making it the
pre-eminent organisation for all franchise holders marketing vehicles in South
Every month, NAAMSA makes the headlines with its
release of the latest new vehicle sales figures, which have become recognised
as significant barometers of the country's economic activity, consumer trends
and general fiscal health. The compilation of these sales statistics is a
sophisticated operation on a par with similar motor industry marketing
information gathering in the industrialised nations of Europe and North
America. The figures are far more detailed than the summaries carried in the
general media suggest and you can find an in-depth analysis and graphs in our
web pages or contact NAAMSA directly at the address below - which should, in
any case, be your first call if you are new to the South African market and
serious about doing business in the motor industry here.
There is a NAAMSA working group or specialist committee
tackling each of the major issues facing the industry - ranging from local
content to vehicle crime and safety legislation. A sign of the times is the new
NAAMSA Export Division as the industry reaches for overseas markets, and a
whole range of activities linked to the Motor Industry Development Programmes.
NAAMSA's Director is Nico Vermeulen, and the offices are
located on the Ground floor of Building F, Alenti Office Park at 457 Witherite Road in The Willows, Pretoria.
The mailing address is PO Box 40611,
Pretoria 0007, telephone 012 807 0152/012 807 0086/012 807 0179, fax 012 807 0054.
NAAMSA's EMail address is: