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AIDC and JICA launch support programmes to automotive manufacturing companies

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), have collaborated on a programme to dispatch automotive experts from Japan to South Africa, to provide technical expertise and training to develop local automotive manufacturing companies. A Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) was signed by both organisations to highlight their commitment to growing…

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AIDC and Siemens celebrate their artisan and engineering graduates

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and Siemens (Pty) Ltd recognised 70 graduates from a joint Skills Development programme at a Commemoration Ceremony hosted in Johannesburg.The joint venture between Siemens and the AIDC kicked off in 2008 when the conglomerate recognised a growing need to develop a pipeline of scarce and critical skills across various industries. Siemens then contracted the AIDC to manage…

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AIDC and GEP support auto body repair students with tool kits

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), along with small business development agency partner, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP), brought some late festive cheer to 33 students who recently completed their NQF Level 2 training in either Panel beating or spray painting at the AIDC’s Winterveld Enterprise Hub. Each Student received a tool kit combo to the value of R9,000, which comprised of a 100L compressor…

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AIDC, UNIDO and ILO Automotive Competitiveness Project

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the International Labour Office (ILO), have launched  a pilot programme for the development and application of a methodology to upgrade tier 2 and lower suppliers in the South African automotive industry. The purpose of the programme is to strengthen the…

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AIDC hosts successful India Best Practice Tour

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) in Gauteng has once again hosted a successful Best Practice Tour to India during November 2015. The Tour consisted of 19 delegates (representing 12 companies) who visited six manufacturing facilities to experience the application of World Class Manufacturing principles at all levels at these companies. Some of these manufacturing…

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Dr. David Masondo appointed as CEO of AIDC

Dr. David Masondo, who has served as acting CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) since April 2015, has been appointed CEO of the organisation. Masondo brings a wealth of government, managerial and automotive research experience to the AIDC. He was a lecturer at Wits University, held the position as MEC for Provincial Treasury…

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AIDC in partnership with Ford announce the first Automotive Incubation Centre graduate

Caiphus Mokotedi is the first incubatee to graduate from the Automotive Industry Development Centre’s (AIDC) Automotive Incubation Centre at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA) Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. Mokotedi, who owns and manages Zig Enterprise, met the minimum criteria required to graduate, and thus became the first graduate of the programme…