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5 TYREXPO AFRICA 3365Tyrexpo Africa, Africa's only dedicated tyre platform that brings together a comprehensive community of key players and thought leaders representing the tyre community, will be held from 10 to 12 April 2018 at Gallagher Convention Centre Hall 2.

Innovation Award winners announced

2 Innovation awardsWinners of Automechanika Johannesburg 2017's Innovation Awards competition were announced at a presentation ceremony at the trade fair's opening at Nasrec.

Automechanika Johannesburg to feature new products from the automotive aftermarket

Automechanika Johannesburg LogoThe series of Automechanika trade fairs staged around the world by Messe Frankfurt are ideal locations to introduce new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. This is very much the case at Automechanika Johannesburg, which is being staged for the fifth time at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, from September 27-30.

This year this renowned automotive aftermarket trade fair brand is co-located with Futuroad, a truck and bus exhibition, REIFEN, a tyre expo and Scalex, a trade fair for transport systems, infrastructure, and logistics solutions. All these events are targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan region as it is now an attractive, four-in-one show offering.

Tenneco is introducing its range of premium OESpectrum® shock absorbers, using the latest valving technology for consumers who want their vehicles to provide superior ride characteristics in a wide range of driving situations. Tenneco will also be highlighting its links to OEMs as well as its extensive suspension component range.

"For a bit of fun, we will have our driving simulator on the stand where visitors can see what it is like driving a car with worn shock absorbers as well as trying to get the fastest time on a rally track," said Tenneco's Philip Lutz. "You will also be able to go on a virtual tour of our new state-of-art aftermarket shock absorber manufacturing plant in Poland."

Hurricane will be displaying its popular spray booth with improved features, while plastic and hail damage repair kits will also be exhibited, as well as aluminium expansion packs for car body repair systems.

Mineral Circle Bearings (MCB), a Dubai-based supplier of quality aftermarket products, will be exhibiting at Automechanika Johannesburg for the first time. It will showcase the latest in greases and wheel bearings from top manufacturers NTN-SNR and ILJIN as well as its own MCB brand. MCB will also show the first NTN-SNR lubrication solution with heavy duty EP3 high load grease to provide optimum bearing protection against the extreme humidity and high temperatures of the Middle East and African region.

MCB sees its move to exhibit at the Johannesburg show as a way of increasing the reach for its products in Africa.

Pointer South Africa is using its presence at Automechanika Johannesburg to promote the rebranding of this company, which was known previously as Orchid Telematics powered by Global Telematics. This is particularly necessary in the fleet management sector according to Pointer SA's Tarryn Kendal.

Pointer SA is launching two products at the show, the first a camera solution, Pointer View, and the other a cold chain solution, Pointer Nano.

UAB Dielektrik, of Lithuania, will be promoting its Truck Explorer diagnostics and chip turning equipment, with its range continually being expanded to support a wider range of vehicles and ECU types.

As, a Polish manufacturer of alternators, starters, and parts, is a regular exhibitor at Automechanika Johannesburg. This company will be launching new products which are classified according to three lines: Standard, Premium, and Economy.

Several new products will be launched at Futuroad, including the Tata 814 4.5-ton truck and a preview of the new Hino 500 Wide Body heavy truck range, which goes into local production in November.

Afrit, a bodybuilder with more than 50 years of innovation and engineering experience in the industry, will showcase road transport trailers at Futuroad that are packed with technology and innovation. A dedicated sales team will be on hand to offer expert advice and solutions to prospective customers.

GRW, another bodybuilder, will be introducing its X models, which are pre-configured quality trailers at competitive prices, with the Inkabi X 6/12 Tautliner model priced from R515 000 and the Imvubu X four-compartment, 50 000-litre fuel bridging tanker priced from R925 000.

For these and other exciting daily live demos, product launches and other information, and to pre-register to visit both shows for free, please visit the websites at:

Three new shows to co-locate with Automechanika Johannesburg in 2017


12 automechanicaNext year's Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows.

Continental Presents its Product Portfolio For The Mining Industry at Electra Mining Africa 2016

20 Continental• ContiTech will exhibit at stand F26 in hall 6

Van den Ban introduce themselves to the African tyre market

Van den Ban introduce themselves to the African tyre market

Netherlands based Van den Ban Autobanden B.V. (VDB) which is part of the Van den Ban Group were exhibiting at Tyrexpo Africa 2016 for the very first time with the dedicated aim of taking the first steps towards establishing the company and its products in South Africa and the African Continent.

Tolins Tyres looking for increased presence in Africa

Tolins Tyres looking for increased presence in Africa

Based in Kerala, India, Tolins Tyres are dedicated specialists in the production of tyre accessory products for a growing database of customers around the world.

South African produced tyres from Stamford Tyres

6 Stamford TyrexpoAfrica2016Singapore based Stamford Tyres has been exhibiting at Tyrexpo Africa since the show began and considers the event to be an important base for promoting their tyre products and services in South Africa and the Southern African Continent.

New approach to coloured wheels from SSW

5 SSW TYREXPOSSW Wheels has been distributing its own exclusive private brand of quality aluminium wheels into the South African market for a number of years which has proved very successful in the premium end of this sector.

Next progressive step in Africa for Global Tap

4 Global TapBased in Singapore, Global Tap Pte Ltd are a progressive international tyre wholsaler who made their very first appearance at this year's Tyrexpo Africa with a primary objective of introducing and promoting their Gremax private brand in South Africa and the entire African Continent.

Davanti Tyres make their debut in Africa

1 Davanti-TyresAlso making their first appearance on African soil was UK based Davanti Tyres who is part of the Oak Tyres Group, one of Europe's leading tyre wholesalers and distributors.

Tyrexpo Africa 2016 seen as gateway to the South African tyre market

9 tyre expo africa 2016The 6th edition of Tyrexpo Africa 2016 concluded last Thursday after three days of intense discussions, networking and knowledge exchange.

Van den Ban Autobanden to showcase range at Tyrexpo South Africa 2016

17 Tyrexpo VDB

Van den Ban Autobanden B.V. (VDB) will proudly showcase the company's extensive range of PCR, 4x4/SUV tyres, trailer/caravan tyres, truck and light truck tyres at this year's Tyrexpo Africa next month.


Second lucky draw segment at Tyrexpo Africa 2016

26 Tyrexpo Africaand a new Tyrexpo show added to the series

Stamford Tyres to increase presence at Tyrexpo Africa

18 21st Oct - Group photoSince the Tyrexpo Africa show series was first introduced in 2006, Singapore based tyre distributor wheel manufacturer– Stamford Tyres has continually increased its presence in South Africa

Win a Free Night Hotel Accommodation at Tyrexpo Africa 2016

15 Garden Court Sandton City HotelSingapore, 6 January 2016 - With the impending opening of yet another Tyrexpo Africa show on 8 March 2016, the enthusiastic interest in this highly important show for the South African tyre market continues to gather momentum.

Tyrexpo Africa Returns to SA

10 tyrexpo africa 2016Tyrexpo Africa 2016, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, is now just over three months away from opening in early March next year.


13 hunter-394976Three-Minute Inspection Process

For the first time in South Africa, LEADERQUIP AUTO SERVICES is displaying the complete 6 Point Quick Check System of Hunter Engineering Company, U.S.A. at the Automechanika Show in Johannesburg.

Singex Concludes Tyrexpo Africa 2014 on a High, Strives for Bigger and Better Edition in 2016

Singex logoTyrexpo Africa 2014, held from 4 to 6 March at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, lived up to its reputation once again as the major tyre event of the year on the African continent, this according to new owners, Singex.

Beltyre Africa launches national distribution campaign at Tyrexpo Africa

Andrey Kleinov Director Beltyre Africa DSCN3519Belarus based Belshina JSC are one of the largest tyre manufacturers in Europe with its headquarter production facilities in Bobruisk encompassing 1.75 Hectares, employing 12,000 people and producing over six million tyres a year in the PCR, TBR, Agricultural and OTR market sectors.

Rotalla and Routeway enter the South African market

enjoy3515Making a return visit to Tyrexpo Africa this year was Chinese based Contract tyre manufacturer – Enjoy Tyre with a modern, attractive stand that offered a representation of the company's Rotalla and Routeway private brands.

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