Small Enterprise Development Competition by Absa

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the cornerstone of every economy and community. The automotive aftermarket sector is key in the automotive industry. In 2019, we launched our SME Den to encourage and give industry players the opportunity to present their businesses to our industry specialist and to explain how the SME Den can help them reach the next level. We will have the competition this year again at Automechanika Johannesburg – South Africa’s premier trade fair – at the National Exhibition Centre from 7 to 10 June 2022.

The aim of the Small Enterprise Development competition is to find the best aftermarket SME business in South Africa from a selection of categories, and use Automechanika Johannesburg as the platform to honour the pioneering prowess of each winning business.

Entries will be judged by an independent jury of highly qualified and respected automotive experts representing recognised organisations and representative bodies within the industry.

The panel will score business proposal  on a predetermined list of criteria which is inclusive of business viability, opportunities and innovations.

In keeping with the latest automotive trends, the categories of the 2022 competition have been streamlined.

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