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    Africa Parts Group (APG) is an Industrial Brand House, operating in the Automotive, Commercial and Industrial market. The group uses technology as the primary driver, supported by efficiency within the group, to drive innovation and growth for each business unit, thereby unlocking vaue for all customers, brand principles and stakeholders.

    Our History

    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 Brand House consisting of multiple business units, representing global brands, operating in the Automotive, Commercial, Off-Highway and Industrial market segments.

    Operating Segments

    Africa Parts Group business units distribute quality branded parts and components into the African market and operates across four distinct market segments namely:

    • Automotive
    • Commercial
    • Off-Highway
    • Industrial

    Business Structure

    Africa Parts Group is a private business wholly owned and controlled by Africa Parts Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd, with two subsidiaries.


    Business Units

    • APG Automotive
    • APG Industrial