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Smiths Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

(75% Holding)

Smiths Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd is a leading manufacturer and assembler of automotive air-conditioning and engine cooling components in Durban, South Africa.

Metair Investments Limited, a JSE listed company specialising in the manufacture of automotive components, is the major shareholding company, with Denso Corporation, a global automotive components manufacturer, as a 25% shareholder. Smiths has contracts with all motor plants based in South Africa. With its direct exports to America and Europe, including the UK, and indirect exports of components on vehicles being exported from SA, approximately half of Smiths' components leave South Africa's shores.

Nature of business

Manufacturer and assembler of radiators and heat exchangers, multiflow and serpentine condensers, integrated HVAC and heater systems, blower motors, engine cooling modules, cooling fan assemblies, refrigerant pipes and hoses.


  • Air-conditioning and
  • climate control systems
  • Washer systems
  • Reserve tanks
  • Charge air coolers
  • Radiators
  • Air cleaners
  • Wiper systems
  • Electronic control units
  • Starter motors


  • Pinetown, Durban