OEM supplier Hella Automotive South Africa has announced that it will build a new R30-million operations hub in zone two of the Coega special economic zone (SEZ). This is aimed to help its German specialist lighting and electronics parent company achieve its goal of using its sub-Saharan African operations to serve as a gateway into Africa.

Hella SA to build new premises at CoegaHella South Africa’s operations office is currently situated in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape, but the company believes the move to its new facility will strengthen its operations, catering for both the administration and logistics operations under one roof. The company will start operating out of its new facility by mid-2019.

“With Hella’s stronghold and linkages within the automotive industry, it makes sense to neighbour with some of the biggest automotive companies in South Africa, such as First Automotive Works and Beijing Automotive International Corporation South Africa, which are situated in, or near, the Coega SEZ,” the company said in a statement.

“Already today, Hella South Africa has a comprehensive spare parts range spanning more than 40 000 products of which 5 000 are stocked items. With the new facility, Hella aims to increase its local stock holding with much larger facilities and operational enhancements,” adds Hella South Africa MD Theo Theuner. 

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