About Us

Since taking over the assets of Leyland South Africa in 1987, Associated Automotive Distributors (Pty) Ltd (“AAD”) has grown its 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 and Telma Retarders, 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.
  • 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
  • Brake linings
  • Truck and trailer brake shoes
  • Brake components
  • Japanese truck doors (UD/ Hino/ Toyota DYNA/ Isuzu)
  • Body Panels (UD/ Hino/ Toyota DYNA/ Isuzu)
  • Service Kits

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
  • Rivets
  • Off road brake pads
  • Specialized friction products for the Mining, Transport and Military Sectors 

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.