Dask Distributors has partnered exclusively with Saint-Gobain Tape Solutions to locally manufacture automotive bonding tapes for top OEM assembly plants in South Africa, and is now able to manufacture and convert raw materials into bonding tapes thanks to it having imported new, state-of-the-art machinery from CMC in Italy.
Dask Distributors will be a Tier 1 supplier of Saint-Gobain bonding tapes for the likes of Toyota South Africa, Volkswagen Group South Africa, Mercedes-Benz South Africa, BMW Group South Africa, Nissan Motors Africa, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa and Isuzu Motors South Africa.
Moreover, these locally manufactured tapes will have all the necessary global OEM approvals in place. The bonding tapes are used to assemble interiors, battery packs for electric vehicles, body exteriors, electrical insulation, as well as braking and chassis systems.
Trent Bomberg, MD of Dask Distributors, said: “Historically, the likes of OEMs have purchased bonding tapes from overseas-based companies, thereby introducing a greater degree of cost and complexity to their operations.”
Renai Moothilal, Executive Director, NAACAM added, “Growing this partnership with a major multinational like Saint-Gobain to drive new localisation in the SA automotive sector is exactly the kind of outcome we want to see and it is a model for other emerging South African component companies who want to enter the global market and become part of the automotive manufacturing value chain.”
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