“Excellent Response” to Tyrexpo Africa Launch
The recent launch of Tyrexpo Africa 2006 has been met with excellent response from both national and international exhibitors. The show is scheduled to take place from the 12 to 14 September, 2006 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg and stand bookings are now being confirmed.
South Africa represents the biggest domestic market for vehicles in Africa, accounting for some 80% of the continent’s production and constituting approximately 50% of Africa’s purchasing power. It has the largest economy in Africa and has by far the largest and most dynamic automotive manufacturing, retail and aftermarket business environment on the African continent.
South Africa’s population of 45 million and a growing tourism industry still represent the continent’s best growth prospects for increasing vehicle sales and aftermarket revenues.
Currently all the major OEMs in the world are represented in South Africa with seven plants producing 13 brands. There are over 20,000 enterprises active in selling and providing aftermarket support for South Africa’s seven million passenger and commercial vehicles. The distribution of the national vehicle population is mirrored in the location of around 5,500 garages and filling stations with their associated workshops, the 3,300 specialist repairers, 1,100 new car dealerships, an estimated 850 used car dealerships, between 1500-2000 specialist tyre dealers and retreaders, 650 part dealers and about 280 farm vehicle and equipment suppliers.
Tyrexpo Africa 2006 will be the only independent tyre trade event focusing on every aspect of the tyre industry within South Africa and neighbouring African countries. For manufacturers or suppliers of tyres, tyre equipment or fast-fit equipment, the show will deliver buyers and decision makers across the entire spectrum of the industry. The show will target retailers, wholesalers, end-users, tyre disposal firms, fast-fit outlets and the accessory trade.
Tyrexpo Africa 2006 complements the Tyrexpo Asia and Brityrex International events currently organised by ECI International Ltd