Welcome to AIH

AIH is a consulting and investment company with a core focus on Economic Development, Business Planning, Project Management and Industrialisation.

Our areas of expertise include: Automotive Industry Consulting, Economic Development, Building and Infrastructure Project Management, Engineering and Industrialisation, Supply Chain and Logistic Consulting and Global Trade Facilitation.

The AIH professional team draws on years of expertise in pioneering projects from concept to operational realisation.

In addition to the consulting business, AIH has a flagship investment in the automotive industry namely the Modern Autohaus BMW dealership and continuously consider new investment opportunities that will deliver synergies and complement AIH's portfolio. AIH also has substantial interests in Human Capital Solutions through its subsidiary company - Shared Service Investments.

Automotive Industry Consulting

AIH has a particularly strong foundation in the automotive industry, ranging from policy, strategy and industrialisation through to project implementation and operations to contract assembly.

Key Services

  • Automotive Industry Development Strategies
  • Market Studies
  • Feasibility Studies for Automotive Operations
  • Assembly Business Case Development (CKD and SKD assembly)
  • Business and Market Development Strategies
  • Training and Skills Development
  • Plant Optimisation planning
  • Process Implementation and Optimisation
  • Incentive and Policy Programme Management and Development
  • Supplier Development
  • Procurement and Localisation Strategies
  • Export Strategies
  • Product Testing and Homologation
  • Dealer Development
  • Fleet Management and Sales
  • Warehouse Planning and Optimisation
  • End-user Finance Strategy
  • Plant and Equipment planning
  • End User Finance


  • Multi Model OEM feasibility study
  • Optimal Energy Electrical Vehicle feasibility study
  • Africa medium and heavy vehicle technical and market study
  • KIIRA Uganda vehicle assembly plant feasibility and market study
  • SA Trailer Manufacturing feasibility and market study
  • ECDC Tractor assembly feasibility study
  • SA Automotive Part localisation strategy
  • Oxford Mini Plant layout planning
  • BMW SA new X3 supply concepts
  • MBSA Fleet Management
  • Vukani/AMH fleet sales and management service provider
  • Jaguar Land Rover CKD operation business case
  • Jaguar Land Rover Defender CKD business case
  • BAIC CKD assembly plant commercial and technical business plan
  • SA Electrical vehicle policy framework
  • BAW minibus plant feasibility and due diligence
  • Geely introduction to South Africa market
  • ELIDZ automotive sector business development
  • Tshwane Auto City feasibility
  • Gauteng automotive strategy
  • AIDC Mobile vehicle service unit study
  • BMW Body in White India export programme
  • BMW Motorrad dealer development processes implementation
  • Automotive Incentive Programme South Africa (MIDP, APDP)
  • Nissan automotive learnerships
  • Hyundai SKD medium and heavy vehicle plant development
  • CSIR automotive strategy
  • Bridge Factor Bus assembly plant business plan
  • CSIR Automotive composite material feasibility study

Building and Infrastructure Projects

AIH adopts a commercial yet innovative approach to delivering buildings and infrastructure projects. We believe that successful building and infrastructure depend upon a proactive, flexible approach to the partnership between the client, design team and contractor, working together to deliver optimum design solutions.

Our expertise covers the full project life cycle of the property, from inception to completion and includes all of the technical engineering disciplines required to deliver successful projects, cost rationalisation to achieve our client's demands of latest technologies, enhanced designs, improved materials, superior quality and enriched user experience.

Key Services

  • Project and programme management
  • Conceptual planning and design
  • Quantity surveying
  • Facility and asset audits
  • Facility management
  • Facility master planning and scoping
  • Project scoping and implementation plan
  • Civil engineering projects


  • Arup Civil engineering project management Belfast
  • Aurecon asset audit government hospitals
  • BMW X3 facility master planning
  • BMW training centre planning, design and costing
  • BMW facility and maintenance planning and management
  • BMW Audit bay design, planning and implementation
  • Dieselpower Civil Engineering Ogies Mine
  • MBSA new paint shop masterplanning
  • MBSA new plant master planning programme management
  • Multi OEM building, plant and equipment planning, design and costing
  • WBHO Rustenburg R24 road upgrade civil works
  • Oxford UK Mini Plant layout planning

Economic Development

AIH has gained extensive experience in the development of regional economic growth strategies encompassing the assessment of key strategic economic and feasibility drivers and conducting in depth studies to confirm economic feasibility of sectoral, infrastructure and industrial projects.

Key Services

  • Economic feasibility studies
  • Business case development
  • Market studies
  • Sector studies
  • Benchmark studies
  • Due diligences
  • Raising investment and finance for bankable business plans
  • Conceptual planning and design
  • Project and programme management
  • Implementation and operational management
  • Investment Strategy
  • Regional economic development studies
  • Business development and commercialisation
  • Special Economic Zone specialist
  • Industrial and cluster development specialisation
  • Technology take-to-market planning and strategies
  • Investment promotion
  • Turnaround strategies


  • Automotive Supplier Park Rosslyn - concept to development
  • East London IDZ Automotive Zone strategy and business development
  • Kathu Mining Supplier Park concept to development
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park business plan
  • Solwezi Mining Supplier Park concept to development
  • Nkangala Mining Supplier Park feasibility study
  • Mokopane Mining Supplier Park feasibility study
  • Centurion Aerospace Village (CAV) business case planning
  • Harrismith Logistic Park feasibility study
  • Walvis Bay Automotive Park feasibility study
  • Maputu Corridor feasibility and economic development
  • Strategic Economic Zone South Africa feasibility studies - Maluti A Phofung, Upington, Rustenburg, Musina, Nkomazi, Tubatse
  • Musina SEZ investment promotions
  • Sunway City Technology Park feasibility study Zimbabwe
  • Innovation Hub East London feasibility study
  • Zimbabwe optic fibre infrastructure development plan
  • Radio Pulpit digital radio (DRM) feasibility and strategy
  • Eastern Cape Steelmill business plan
  • Denel off-set programme
  • Namibia economic development sector strategies
  • NEF brick manufacturing turnaround strategies
  • PPC Market research

Engineering and Industrialisation

AIH has extensive engineering and industrialisation experience, taking projects from concept through design, development and industrialisation. We focus on innovation, re-engineering, process optimisation, localisation, customisation and cost rationalisation to achieve our client's demands of latest technologies, enhanced designs, improved materials, superior quality and enriched user experience.

Key Services

  • Product design, development and manufacturing
  • Product and Process Industrialisation
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Product testing and evaluation
  • Product support
  • Equipment Planning and Design
  • Supplier Development
  • Full vehicle testing and homologation
  • Technology transfer
  • Sub-assembly operations


  • Denel technology transfer and product industrialisation Malaysia
  • Denel UAE industrialisation strategy
  • Denel Oman industrialisation strategy
  • Denel Land Systems (DLS) product technology development and testing
  • DLS Systems engineering
  • DLS product procurement and supply
  • DLS supplier development and process optimisation
  • Denel Dynamics product development and manufacturing
  • Osprea product process information pack design
  • Paramount Logistics product process information pack design
  • Toyota vehicle transfer stillages
  • Venture engineering change management

Global Trade

AIH is a professional import/export trading company with a specific focus in sourcing, procurement and supply.

Key Services

  • Trade facilitation
  • Import and export
  • Product procurement and supply
  • Logistic and supply chain services in support of imports and exports
  • Marketing and Business development


  • General hardware goods from SA to USA
  • Irrigation products from SA to USA
  • Vehicle export to USA

Supply Chain and Logistics

Our key strengths are our customised and implementation oriented optimisation of business processes, and the design and restructuring the entire supply chain including logistics, production and purchasing operations across all industries.

Key Services

  • Vehicle Fleet management and procurement
  • National and provincial supply chain strategies
  • Inbound and outbound supply chain optimisation
  • Warehouse planning and optimisation
  • Logistic technology management systems
  • Location strategies
  • Transport corridor studies
  • Vehicle distribution centre planning and development


  • BMW India export programme
  • BMW production logistics and supply chain planning
  • BMW P&A warehouse location strategy
  • ELIDZ feeder system
  • Harrismith and Komatiepoort vehicle distribution centre programmes
  • MBSA fleet management operation
  • SAB location strategy
  • SAB warehouse planning and optimisation
  • UTi logistics business development strategy
  • UTi warehouse management
  • Mr Dempsey Naidoo (Group Chairman).
  • Mr Johan Cloete (Vice-Chairperson).
  • Mr Corrie Kotzé (Chief Executive Officer).
  • Dr Paulo Fernandes (Director).
  • Mr Jochen Freese (Non Executive Director).
Head Office: +27 12 346 9047

Postal Address: PO Box 35501, Menlo Park, 0102

Physical Address: Ground Floor, Building 3, 180 Ashlea Gardens Office Park, Cnr. Matroosberg Rd and Garsfontein Rd.

Corrie Kotze, CEO, Mobile: +27 82 550 3342, Email: corrie@autoih.co.za
Johan de Jager, Mobile: +27 79 897 5214, Email: johan@autoih.co.za
Ilse Immelman, Mobile: +27 76 982 8694, Email: ilse@autoih.co.za

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