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
- Nico Henrico - Manufacturing Executive
- Andre Marais - Marketing and Logistics Executive
- Mpho Mahanyele - 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.
Nico Henrico has established himself as one of the pioneers in the production of steel canopies in South Africa, since 1971.
Over the years he also gained vast experience in the building of specialized vehicles, such as prisoner transporter vehicles, custom built ambulance conversions and bus bodies carrying 8 to 65 seated passengers. He received numerous awards for quality and production from the South African motor manufacturers, the Department of Trade and Industry and also the Trader of the Year Award in 1992.
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.
MARKETING AND SALES
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 wholesale and retail markets.
Cabworld Manufacturing has an excellent reputation in the field of steel canopy and allied products manufacturing.
Because of Nico Henrico'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 accredited members 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, situated at 331 and 323 Koos de la Rey Street, Pretoria North.
PLANT AND MACHINERY
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.
All raw materials and accessories are sourced from local suppliers.
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.
WARRANTY AND AFTER SALES SERVICE
All our products are covered by an industry standard warranty and supported by a comprehensive after sales service that covers parts and repairs.