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36 Best South Africa Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Africa based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Africa Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

WeBuyCars

WeBuyCars

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Webuycars is specialised car buying service

Hollard Insurance

Hollard Insurance

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Hollard Insurance is an insurance agency selling house,car,business and funeral insurance.

Hollard Insurance

Tracker Connect

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Tracker Network provides vehicle safety solutions such as vehicle tracking, stolen vehicle recovery systems, and fleet management.

Hollard Insurance

CarZar (Pty) Ltd

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CarZar is an online car buying service, empowering consumers to sell their second hand vehicle.

Hollard Insurance

Imperial Logistics

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Imperial is a logistics, vehicle, and financial service company operating in Southern Africa, Europe, and the United Kingdom.

Hollard Insurance

DentX

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DentX is a data driven source of competitive vehicle body damage repair pricing.

Hollard Insurance

Jamii

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Jamii de-risks tenant rent default by offering tenants incentive-based discounts on food and transport and bolt-on retrenchment cover.

Hollard Insurance

Fixxr

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Fixxr is an online platform that offers mobile mechanics for the automotive in a convenient, affordable and transparent approach.

Hollard Insurance

cARscan

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cARscan is an Augmented Reality app with an embedded visual recognition AI to track the visual condition of every motor vehicle.

Hollard Insurance

Inter Africa Transport Forex

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Inter Africa Transport Forex is an online Financial Technology Company in Logistics Industry that provides online payment solutions.

Hollard Insurance

Oceana Group

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Incorporated in 1918, Oceana Group is the largest fishing company in South Africa, and an important participant

Hollard Insurance

Cars.co.za

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Cars.co.za specializes in new and used cars for sale nationwide.

Hollard Insurance

ZEST WEG Group

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ZEST WEG Group distributes, markets, and supports a wide range of electric motors, variable speed drives, transformers, and switchgear.

Hollard Insurance

TIGER AUTOMOTIVE

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TiAuto Investments is the holding company of retail and wholesale wheels, tyres, automotive related products and services categories.

Hollard Insurance

Premier

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Premier is a national staple foods producer with the strategic intent to be a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer.

Hollard Insurance

Dunlop

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Dunlop is an iconic and recognized tyre brands in the world based in South Africa.

Hollard Insurance

Salvador Caetano Auto Africa

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Salvador Caetano Auto Africa, African subsidiary of the Salvador Cateano Group, focuses on auto distribution and retail in markets.

Hollard Insurance

Sandown Motor Holdings

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Sandown Motor Holdings is an automotive company and a dealer network for commercial vehicles.

Hollard Insurance

Mellowvans

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Mellowvans develops and manufactures light electric cargo vehicles.

Hollard Insurance

Accessories Spares Centre

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Accessories Spares Centre supplies automotive replacement parts, automotive accessories, tools and hardware, marine and outdoor products.

Hollard Insurance

Daily Dish

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Daily Dish is a Fresh ingredients and recipes delivery service company.

Hollard Insurance

FLSmidth Roymec

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FLSmidth Roymec designs and manufactures bulk material handling solutions customers in South Africa and internationally.

Hollard Insurance

Metair Investments

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Metair Investments is the South African vehicle components and batteries maker.

Hollard Insurance

Midas Group

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Midas sells branded, guaranteed, quality parts at competitive prices to its nationwide preferred customer base.

Hollard Insurance

SmartTrac

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SmartTrac provides asset tracking, fleet management & 24/7 Vehicle Tracking Systems.

Hollard Insurance

Freedom Won

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A South African company, offering Electric Vehicle Conversions to most existing car makes and models.

Hollard Insurance

Procentrica

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Procentrica is a collection of exceptionally bright minds & the philosophy of a Process Centric approach to solving problems.

Hollard Insurance

Auto Industrial Group

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Auto Industrial Group is an integrated provider of machining and assembly, ductile and grey iron castings of various automotive components.

Hollard Insurance

Combined Motor Holdings

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Combined Motor Holdings is a holding company with companies in motor retail, car hires, leasing, insurance and financial services.

Hollard Insurance

Coega Autospray

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Coega Autospray is a manufacturer of plastic trim components for the automotive industry.

Hollard Insurance

Motus Corp

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Motus Corp imports, distributes, sells, services, repairs, rents and provides parts for the broadest range of the world’s vehicle brands.

Hollard Insurance

Marunic Trading

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We trade local commodities such as coal,

Hollard Insurance

Control Instruments Group

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Control Instruments Group manufactures, markets, sells, and supplies branded automotive aftermarket products in South Africa.

Hollard Insurance

DiskDrive

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South Africa’s leading automotive data resource.

Hollard Insurance

Yale Lifting Solutions

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Yale Lifting Solutions supplies a comprehensive range of heavy-duty lifting equipment.

Hollard Insurance

Gridcars

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Gridcars, a developer electric-car charging point software.

Written by Warren Tesla

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