|Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)|
From its humble beginnings in April 2000, the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) has evolved into a leading implementation agency within government, having pioneered numerous world-first automotive projects and being the recipient of several business accolades.
The organisation operates as a subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA), an entity owned by Gauteng Provincial Government’s Department of Economic Development.
It was established as a government support centre to increase the local automotive industry’s global competitiveness and to promote Gauteng as the automotive industry investment destination of choice.
Having met all of these objectives, the AIDC prides itself as a world-class organisation which specialises in Skills Developments and Training, Supplier and Enterprise Development, Incubation Programmes, Management of Incentive Programmes, and offers state-of-the-art manufacturing support facilities.
The organisation has expedited economic growth within the automotive sector by partnering with key stakeholders such as industry leaders, government, and non-government agencies, among others.
The AIDC’s partnership with various OEMs and local government has resulted in the establishment of two Incubation Hubs in the province. Current Incubation programmes include the AIDC’s Automotive Incubation Centre at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA) plant in Silverton and Winterveld Township Enterprise Hub: Automotive.
Plans are underway to build a second Automotive Incubation Centre at Nissan’s Rosslyn plant in 2015, and additional Township Enterprises in the Province.
The organisation manages the Automotive Supplier Park (ASP), an automotive hub based in Rosslyn, housing various automotive component manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to OEMs including BMW, Nissan, Ford and Tata.
The AIDC has played a fundamental role in the roll-out of Total Productive Maintenance South Africa. The TPM programme supports companies to increase their competitiveness by achieving zero accidents, breakdowns, defects and losses within the manufacturing process.