Imperial Holdings chief executive Bill Lynch, who will be one of the prominent speakers at the upcoming CAR Conference, says that the Competition Commission’s investigation into vehicle pricing could have a positive influence on his group’s business.
The CAR Conference, which takes place on October 27 alongside the Auto Africa show, will include a debate about a vehicle affordability investigation whose results should be released just before the conference.
Nada national chairman Ray Nethercott, who will be a speaker at the upcoming CAR Conference, says that although manufacturers genuinely strive to forge closer ties with dealers, one-sided franchise agreements are still a serious problem.
Delta’s parts and accessories division, first time exhibitors at Auto Africa, scooped the only Gold Award to be presented in the aftermarket and ancillaries section of the event.
Four interest rate hikes and higher vehicle prices have made buyers more cautious and Proactive Insight managing director Albert McLean believes customer knowledge is the key in an increasingly competitive market.
Nissan and Bankfin Motorsport received gold awards for their stands at the Auto Africa motor show in October.
The need to enhance vehicle affordability was one of the main points to come out of the CAR Conference at the Auto Africa Motor Show last week.
Dealers in South Africa are not getting a fair deal, says Trevor Finn, chief executive of Pendragon dealer group in the United Kingdom.
The HIV/Aids epidemic is depleting the South African workforce and is undermining business confidence in the country, warned Neil Bruton, executive director of Trendline Data Dynamics, at the CAR Conference.
Professor Garel Rhys emphasised the importance of the used car market at the CAR Conference, which formed part of the Auto Africa Expo in Johannesburg.