Incubation Programmes

The AIDC pioneered its Incubation Programmes within the local automotive industry to provide support to Black-owned enterprises and nurture these companies during their start-up phases. These start-up businesses benefit from operating within the Incubation facility, receiving subsidised rental, mentorship and training by professionals with business development and financial support. The initiative the AIDC’s mandate of creating jobs and developing sustainable SMMEs.

Objectives:
  • Identify aspirant entrepreneurs and nurture them into successful businesses,
  • Provide business support, mentoring and training to the incubatees, and
  • Identify opportunities in the automotive sector for new components to be included in the incubators with the ultimate objective of increasing local content for the sector.
Automotive Incubation Centre (FORD)

The AIDC’s Automotive Incubation Centre at Ford currently houses companies who supply automotive components directly to the OEM’s production line.  Each of the incubatees are subcontracted to a Tier 1 component supplier who then provides technical mentoring as required for the duration of the incubation programme.

Enquiries:

Tel: (+27) 12 813 4800
Email: nkessery@aidc.co.za

Location:

Simon Vermooten Road
Siverton,
Pretoria

Automotive Incubation Centre (NISSAN)

Following the success of the AIDC’s Automotive Incubation Centre at Ford, various OEMs in Gauteng have expressed interest in establishing similar facilities at their plants. The AIDC’s second Automotive Incubation Centre is currently being built at Nissan’s plant in Rosslyn and would be able to house in excess of 10 new SMMEs once fully operational towards the second half of 2016.

Enquiries:

Tel: (+27) 12 813 4800
Email: nkessery@aidc.co.za

Location:

Ernest Oppenheimer St
Rosslyn,
Pretoria