Since taking over the assets of Leyland South Africa in 1987, the AAD Group has grown the business organically and through acquisition to establish an extensive national footprint.
What AAD offers you
AAD Drivetrain Systems
As sole official distributors for Allison Transmission, Cristanini SpA, Dulevo International, Telma Retarders and AxleTech International, we are able to offer you a comprehensive range of products and services to keep your fleet operating efficiently and in perfect running conditions, while managing running costs and minimizing downtime.
- Allison Transmission supplies automatic transmissions with the best combination of performance, reliability, durability, fuel efficiency and driveline protection.
- Dulevo International offer top quality industrial sweepers to satisfy the fleet requirements of cleaning contractors from micro- to large scale operators.
- Telma supplies electromagnetic retarders for heavy commercial vehicles from the world leader in frictionless braking systems.
- AxleTech International supplies planetary axles for military, commercial and off-highway applications, ranging from construction to mining equipment.
- Cristanini SpA offer a full range of bin cleaning vehicles and fire fighting suppression equipment to propose solutions to problems related to safety and the environment.
AAD Commercial Parts
As direct importers of original and after-market parts at wholesale prices, we are able to offer a full range of parts through our network of branches. This comprehensive range includes:
- Engine parts
- Drivetrain components (clutch/ propshaft)
- Front and rear axle components
- Suspension parts
- Chassis parts and body panels
- Electrical components
- Airbrake and trailer parts suitable for all vehicle makes in South Africa
S & D Components
S & D Components, a Division of AAD, is a major distributor of friction materials, namely Dynotherm, Antch, Bremflex, Duraflex and Fras-le. Our Elandsfontein, Johannesburg warehouse boasts the widest range of heavy-duty brake linings in the country. This comprehensive range includes:
- Flat sheets
- Moulded roll
- Bonding segments
- Clutch facings
- Off road brake pads
- Specialised friction products for the Mining, Transport and Military Sectors
Kwela Logistics offers a full range of warehousing and inventory management, import/export container packing and unpacking, transport and distribution and all related services.
AAD Truck & Bus
As a franchised dealer for UD Trucks Southern Africa, AAD Truck & Bus has grown into UD’s largest dealer in the Western Cape. We offer a full complement of UD Truck models across the medium, heavy and extra-heavy commercial vehicle range, all of them engineered, developed and rigorously tested to meet the harsh operating conditions found in South Africa.
Our 300+ people are long-serving, highly qualified professionals with comprehensive experience and product knowledge, ensuring continuity and excellent customer service.
The AAD Group is led by a board of directors with a track record in global best practice in the medium and heavy automotive sector.
As an independent company we have the flexibility to absorb or acquire further integrated products and services to address your emerging needs in the medium to heavy automotive sector.