Our focus

AIH Consulting is an automotive specialist company focusing on a spectrum of disciplines in the automotive value chain.

Service offering

  • Automotive policy, incentives and strategy development
  • Feasibility studies and business cases
  • Process and manufacturing engineering
  • Logistics and supply chain planning
  • Quality management systems
  • Product industrialisation
  • Supplier development and localisation
  • Vehicle launch planning and implementation
  • Retail and after-sales strategies

Flagship projects

The AIH Group of companies has developed an impressive portfolio of clients, for whom we have been able to implement highly constructive projects based on our focus areas of expertise. Our portfolio of work undertaken for OEMs and suppliers across all tiers, includes new product development and industrialisation. Our operational range spans South Africa, the rest of Africa, Europe and the UK, the US, the Middle- and Far-East.

Some typical flagship projects are:

  • BMW new model launch preparation (South Africa)
  • Mercedes-Benz new model launch preparation (South Africa)
  • Vinfast assembly launch (Vietnam)
  • TOGG assembly launch (Turkey)
  • Optimal Energy “Joule” development support (South Africa)
  • BAIC Plant establishment & business plan, Coega IDZ (South Africa)
  • Kiira assembly plant design & business plan (Uganda)
  • East London IDZ: Multi-OEM business plan & strategy (South Africa)
  • Mercedes-Benz process optimisation (Hungary)
  • IDC: Medium & Heavy Vehicle technical & commercial strategy (South Africa)
  • AfDB Automotive Policy Framework West Africa (ECOWAS)
  • The dtic: Electric Vehicle Strategy (South Africa)
  • Mellowcabs electric delivery vehicle industrialisation (South Africa)
  • ASCCI: Component localisation programme (South Africa)
  • INEOS Grenadier sales and after-sales strategy (South Africa)

Company information

Johan de Jager manages a team of well-qualified and widely experienced consultants.


Company Directors

Dr Dempsey Naidoo | Dr Paulo Fernandes | Johan Cloete | Johan de Jager


B-BBEE Level 2