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A dedicated and globally competitive zone for component manufacturers

The ELIDZ is a prime location for any automotive investor in search of the ultimate manufacturing competitiveness.

In the heart of the Eastern Cape province lies a beacon of industrial prowess, the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) Automotive Sector.

A robust and highly skilled automotive workforce, cultivated through years of industry expertise and targeted training programmes, tailored and best-in-class automotive solutions, specifically designed to address the unique needs and challenges faced by component manufacturers, and access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and a customised service offering, makes the ELIDZ a prime location for any automotive investor in search of the ultimate manufacturing competitiveness.

As the Automotive industry undergoes transformative changes, the ELIDZ Automotive sector stands as a testament to the region’s vibrant industrial landscape, capturing the essence of dynamism and growth and a significant hub where groundbreaking ideas meet precision engineering.

The ELIDZ boasts a 16-hector custom-built world-class Automotive Supplier Park (ASP), meticulously designed to house world renowned suppliers who currently manufacture components and provide specialised services for the local and export markets.

ELIDZ plays an indispensable transformative role that addresses the socio-economic issue and adds real value to people’s lives every day. Automotive industry is the major industrial and economic force that actively contribute to the sustainable development of South Africa.

As the Automotive industry evolves, ELIDZ Automotive sector remains at the forefront, offering a range of specialised services and benefits tailored to meet industry demands.
Generally, the Automotive industry faces both challenging and promising times. Adapting to evolving consumer demands, embracing technological advancements, and navigating global competition are vital for success.

Through the ELIDZ’s customised solutions, component manufacturers are able to access dedicated utilities and services specially designed to stimulate industrial productivity, expansion, and export competitiveness. Experience time and cost savings arising from shared logistical and supply chain arrangements. Additionally, take advantage of a comprehensive package of industry support assistance, including national trade and export promotion incentives.

These extensive advantages in turn help component manufacturers to produce high-quality components at the right time and within a competitive price range for Original Equipment Manufactures OEMs.

The ELIDZ Automotive Sector is not merely a collection of factories and vehicle assembly lines, for any OME that is considering setting up a world-class manufacturing plant to extend its market, the ELIDZ is the ideal location. Strategically located in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, the manufacturing base for three global auto players, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and General Motors and their respective 1st and 2nd tier component suppliers.

Currently component manufacturers operating within the Automotive Supplier Park are 1st and 2nd tier suppliers for the current Mercedes Benz-C-Class production.

In an effort to ensure streamlined and cost-effective business operations, the ELIDZ has customised an integrated operational solution for the automotive sector including streamlined access to world renowned automotive component suppliers, an innovative logistics solution and state-of-the-art vehicle storage centre.

With its main objective being to help manufacturers in strategic industries to increase their global competitiveness, the ELIDZ is in close proximity to key transport networks and major support partners for the automotive value chain.

The ELIDZ Automotive Sector continues to play a significant role in driving growth, innovation, and success for its stakeholders.

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