Become a Member

The DAC is represented by over 70 local automotive manufacturing companies in Durban and surroundingĀ regions. As an industry-driven initiative, the cluster draws on the leadership and expertise of individuals from this broad range of automotive member firms, thereby using it to identify and address a wide variety of challenges confronting the automotive industry.


We welcome membership enquiries from automotive manufacturing companies with operations in KwaZulu-Natal, as well as local non-automotive manufacturing companies that can identify and are aligned with the objectives of the DAC.

Access to all of our programmes are included in your membership fee, and we offer preferential rates to small and medium sized businesses, based on turnover and employment figures.

Current members include automotive manufacturers from across the predominant value chains in operation in KZN. These value chains are petro-automotive and gas; water treatment; coatings, inks, adhesives and dyes; resins and polymers; pulp and paper.