Welcome Automotive Industry
The Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) was established in 1999 as the official
private sector export promotion body for the automotive industry in South Africa.
Products addressed include passenger cars, trucks and buses, original equipment
components, aftermarket parts and accessories.
The AIEC works closely with Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA), the trade
promotion arm of the Department of Trade and Industry, in the following main activities:
- General promotion of South African automotive manufacturing
- Trade Missions of South African companies to potential
- Investigations and research into new markets and additional
opportunities in existing markets
Funding of the above activities is subsidised by TISA for approved projects and
In addition, the AIEC assists members by providing information on a wide range of
markets and export-related subjects through continually updated research and databases,
as well as assisting with training programs. The costs of membership are nominal
and provide substantial benefits.
The success of the AIEC is self-evident from the large and sustained growth in exports
of automotive products from South Africa. You will find some of this in the general
sections of this website, and much more in the members-only area. We invite you
to explore, and then trust that you will be encouraged to join the AIEC!