Africa Parts Group (APG) is a holding company of parts and component businesses, operating in the Automotive and Industrial market segments. The group uses technology as the primary driver, supported by efficiency within the group, to drive innovation and growth for each business in the group, thereby unlocking vaue for all customers, brand principles and stakeholders.
Africa Parts Group was originally established in 1948 under the name of Control Instruments and focussed on the distribution of Instrumentation and Tachographs. During 2007 Control Instruments made several acquisitions in the Automotive sector, which included companies such as Gabriel, ACSA-Mag, Mag Brakes, Autocom and Echlin to position itself as a significant player in the Automotive Aftermarket.
During 2014 Control Instruments was acquired by Torre Industries, a JSE listed business and renamed to Torre Automotive. Further acquisitions during the next few years, saw Torre Automotive acquire Top Class, Traxx SA, Meter Systems and Pneumax South Africa, positioning itself as a diversified parts group, and renamed the business Torre Parts and Components. The Torre Industries Group then de-listed from the JSE in 2019, and the management team took the business private though a leveraged management buyout. The group was then renamed to Africa Parts Group.
Today, Africa Parts Group is an Industrial Holding Company of multiple business units, representing global brands, operating in the Automotive, Commercial, Off-Highway and Industrial market segments.
Africa Parts Group business units distribute quality branded parts and components into the African market and operates across four distinct market segments namely:
Africa Parts Group is a private business wholly owned and controlled by Africa Parts Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd, with operating three subsidiaries and 5 Business Units