History

Metair was formed in 1948, and became a supplier of automotive components to a single OEM in South Africa in 1964. As Metair has grown, we’ve evolved to meet the challenges of competing in the global automotive industry. Today, we’re a truly international company with multiple OEM customers, a broad range of aftermarket and non-automotive products, operations in five countries and ambitions to grow into five continents in the next five years.

Our success is built on a culture of excellence in manufacturing, which is essential to meet the exacting quality and reliability that our customers expect from our products. Manufacturing excellence is also critical to achieving the efficiencies necessary to generate sustainable economic returns. This is complemented by marketing excellence delivered through Metair International Battery (MIB).