The Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) is proud to host a number of companies that span from our anchor tenant, Ford, to automotive component manufacturers. Our mix of tenants ensures that the zone has an end-to-end ecosystem, which bolsters productivity as well as cutting the time to market, lowering costs, and creating much-needed jobs.
As we enter the second phase of development, we are open for business, encouraging investment from any automotive manufacturer. With more than 200ha at our disposal, we offer direct and ready linkages to regional and international markets, making exports easy to the Southern African Development Community.
The Ford Motor Company of South Africa directly employs 5 500 people and indirectly supports around 60 000 jobs within its value chain and is committed to the upliftment and development of its workforce.
The company has a strong history of giving back to the community and continues this tradition with various outreach initiatives supporting corporate citizenship, volunteering, and local sustainability.
In 2020 the company invested R15.8-billion in its Silverton assembly plant and supplier tooling to produce the Next-Generation Ford Ranger. This included its in-house stamping plant, frame plant and all-new body shop. Ford reached 500 000 exports of the locally assembled Ranger pick-up.
The following year Ford moved to solar energy with SolarAfrica, with the 35% of the plant’s electricity now supplied by the sun.
Feltex is a leading South African manufacturer of automotive components used in the assembly and aftermarket of the major global automotive brands.
It produces a range of auto body parts for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), including seats, interior carpets, boot trims, parcel shelves, and other aspects of a vehicle to make for a comfortable and enjoyable ride.
Feltex manufactures 90% of the moulded seat foam used in car seats in South Africa and 95% of the trim.
The company uses state-of-the-art information technology systems that interface into OEMs production planning systems to ensure exact matching and quality.
Global transport and logistics company DSV provides sequencing delivery services for our tenants, shipping out products and bringing in the supplies they need via air, rail, ship, and road.
At TASEZ, for example, the company delivers Shatterprufe’s windshields to the Ford assembly line.
Automould is a manufacturing operation specialising in high quality technical plastic injection moulding and ancillary operations for the motor industry and other OEMs.
It is one of the few manufacturers to hold an ISO 9002 certification in South Africa, assuring customers of top-quality products. Automould follows the ISO TS16949 code of practice, which sets out specific requirements related to the design, development, production, installation, and servicing of automotive products.
At TASEZ, Hesto sequences wiring harnesses to the Ford assembly line for just-in-time and just-in-sequence deliveries. Wiring harnesses describes the binding together of all the insulated wire used in the electrical system of a machine.
SODECIA is a global full-service supplier for the automotive market, from design and product validation for medium and big weld assemblies.
Its world-class manufacturing plant – a press shop and weld shop – at TASEZ supplies key weld assemblies components to Ford.
AIH Logistics North is an automotive production logistics service provider that manages almost 170 parts to supply three main assembled parts to Ford.
Its services include sub-assemblies, just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply, stock holding, batch and variant control, transport and management, line-loading at the OEM assembly line with a fully integrated IT system between AIH and Ford.
The company is 100% owned by AIH Group, a 51% black-owned South African automotive consulting and operational company.
At TASEZ, Thai Summit Group supplies automotive metal forming, interior and exterior finishes, and components.
Thai Summit Group is an Asian automotive parts manufacturer that has global manufacturing facilities in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the United States, and Vietnam, as well as South Africa.
A multimillion-rand partnership between Forvia Faurecia – one of the top 10 global automotive suppliers – and Schnelleke saw the development of its facility at the zone. The company provides sub-assemblies, just-in-time and just-in-sequence supplies of exhaust systems, stock holding, batch and variant control, transport and management, and line-loading at the OEM assembly line with a fully integrated IT system between Forvia Faurecia-Schnelleke and Ford.