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About Us

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, Telma Retarders and AxleTech International, we are able to offer you a comprehensive range of products and services to keep your fleet operating efficiently.

  • Allison Transmission supplies automatic transmissions with the best combination of performance, reliability, durability, fuel efficiency and driveline protection.
  • 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.

AAD Specialised Transport Solutions

We are devoted to supplying vehicles and fitting and maintenance services for a variety of special applications in municipal services, agriculture, mining and industry.

  • Dulevo International is the global leader in floor sweeper and scrubbing vehicles and machines for industrial, municipal and commercial cleaning, sweeping, scrubbing, burnishing and street sweeping.
  • Specialised Vehicle Operations converts, modifies, customises and fits accessories to heavy commercial vehicles and production vehicles for use in emergency and security services, off-road exploration and other applications.
  • Specialised Bodies produce specialised drop side bodies and tag axles.

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.

  • Global Components – Quality replacement components and parts for European commercial vehicles.
  • AD Master Parts – Broad range of engine parts for European commercial vehicles.
  • Eagle International Spares – Comprehensive range of replacement parts for American commercial vehicles.

AAD Logistics

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 Car and Truck Rental

As an experienced and long-standing car hire company, CABS core services include quality rentals and chauffeur services, with value-added services offered to clients travelling within South Africa.

  • CABS offers a comprehensive range of hire cars at the best rates.
  • CABS Truck Hire offers trucks for short-term hire.

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 with advanced diesel engine technology for demanding transport tasks, low operating costs and efficient service from MAN Truck and Bus.

AAD People

Our 470+ people are long-serving, highly qualified professionals with comprehensive experience and product knowledge, ensuring continuity and excellent customer service.

AAD Management

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.

Future Developments

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.

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