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Formex Industries, consisting of Formex Pressings and Formex Tubing, is strategically located in South Africa, the African continent’s most vibrant economic centre. Nestling on the East Coast in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropole (which includes Gqeberha and Uitenhage), Formex Industries presents a primary economic driving force in the region. Nelson Mandela Bay has a population in excess of 1,8 million people and is the largest city in the Eastern Cape and the fifth largest metropole in South Africa.

Dubbed the “Friendly City”, Nelson Mandela Bay is also home to the largest automotive cluster in South Africa and plays host to a large number of component suppliers and related industries. As such, the city, aided by an extensive hub of catalytic converter manufacturers, is one of the primary contributors to the national economy.

Situated approximately halfway between the Ports of Cape Town to the south-west and Durban to the north-east, the company is ideally placed to effect efficient logistics operations both inside the country and for export markets. Formex Industries also enjoys easy access to the country’s largest regional economy – Gauteng – by road, air or rail.

The company has developed first-world business strategies to meet the stringent requirements of its OEM as well as Catalytic Converter customers. It produces a diverse, complex range of products, both for the local market and, increasingly, for export. It is particularly proud to be involved in several automotive export programmes.

Formex Industries’ primary delivery areas are: Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage); Cape Town; Brazil; Thailand; Argentina; France; USA; Russia; Germany; UK; and Australia.

The company employs over 550 people and is a proudly Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment level 2 contributor.