Welcome to Cabworld The Steel canopies producer

Cabworld was established in 2001 and acquired more than 20 years proven expertise and skills in steel canopy and vehicle body manufacturing, recognized by all major and small enterprises and customers. We are well positioned in the tender and retail business market and also market a wide range of motor vehicle accessories.

Mpho Mahanyele chairs the Board of Directors and the majority of the board members are persons from the previously disadvantaged group, who were selected on the premise of their capabilities to make a positive contribution towards the company’s performance.

Our Management consists of the following team:

  • Neels van Niekerk – Chief Executive Officer
  • Andre Marais - Marketing and Logistics Executive
  • Mpho Mahanyele – Chairman and Marketing Director

Neels van Niekerk (MA, AEP, Dip IR) has 35 years experience in the Human Resource and General Management field.  He served several companies in a senior management position and also consulted companies in his field of expertise.

Andre Marais has extensive experience as marketer of various products both in the local and export markets.

Mpho Mahanyele (BA Law) has extensive experience in Marketing and Sales and served several prominent companies in a managerial capacity.  She is also involved in the development of women in management initiative, on a national basis.

We are a close-knit company that draws on the extensive experience of our management team and is well geared to adapt to the changes that are taking place in the South African Motor Industry.


In line with the strategic goals set for ourselves, the need for a dedicated marketing and sales team to serve the needs of our customers was recognized.
We are not restricted to selling our own products, but endeavors to be a one-stop solution for our customers offering a wide range of vehicle accessories at competitive prices.
Quality, service and value for money are the cornerstones of the Cabworld brand.

The combined sales experience of our sales team amounts to over 20 years. Mpho and her team are serving both the local & export markets.


Cabworld Vehicle Body and steel canopy Manufacture has an excellent reputation in the field of steel canopy and allied products manufacturing.
Because of our production management team’s occupational skills and devotion to perfection, products were developed that became market leaders in our industry. We are a leading producer of specialized vehicles, custom built conversions and exclusive canopy products in South Africa. Our expertise makes it possible for us to cater for any new development in the motor industry.

Apart from being a major role player in the SA canopy market, we are also active in the manufacturing of 8 to 65 seated passenger bus bodies aimed at the local and export markets.

The company maintains a high standard of machinery and tooling and this combined with a skilled workforce of 146, equips us to manufacture products of the highest standard at competitive prices.

In striving for perfection and to comply with legislation, all our products are SABS certified, where required. We are also an accredited member of the Retail Motor Industry Organization, the SA Vehicle Body Builders Association and registered with the Department of Transport as Manufacturer, Importer and Builder of motor vehicles.


We operate from two factories totaling 5000 square meters, situated at 331 and 323 Koos de la Rey Street and a stock yard of 3750m2 situated in Jan van Riebeeck Street, Pretoria North.

The plant and machinery are constantly upgraded and replaced, to keep abreast of technological development.

Directly and as sub-contractors to all major motor vehicle manufacturers and fleet lease companies, we manufacture products for various Government departments, i.e. the South African Police, Health Services, Correctional Services, Metropolitan Councils and various Semi-Government Organizations.
We are also well positioned with the motor retail trade and the general public.

Markets in Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Mozambique, Lesotho, Kenya, Nigeria, Angola, Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius and Malawi are serviced via agents in these countries and the UK.

All raw materials and accessories are sourced from local suppliers, save for the importation of left and right hand drive vehicles to be converted, designed for the African market.

Our strategic planning is of such a nature that it is readily adaptable to changes in the motor industry.
Owing to the expertise of the management team, the company can develop new products within short time limits.

All our products are covered by an industry standard warranty and supported by a comprehensive after sales service that covers parts and repairs.


If you would like to find out more about Cabworld’s steel canopies Manufacturing, please contact us!