Formex Industries in a metal forming and assembly company that produces automotive components for vehicle manufacturers. Our customers include South African vehicle producers and international 1st Tier suppliers that sell our products to other car brands. Formex is based in Port Elizabeth; a key automotive manufacturing hub on the continent.

Our product range is extensive and varied. Formex manufactures simple and complex parts, including metal pressings, complex welded assemblies, laser tube welded components and a variety of manipulated tubes for exhaust systems. We specialise in the manufacture of components for catalytic converters, such as cones, half-shells and manifold heat shields.

Formex Industries also produces a range of product assemblies for vehicles, such as oil sumps, brake assemblies and inner door frames. These components are made from various metals, but steel and aluminium are two of the most common materials used.

Automotive components made by Formex Industries

Formex Industries produces numerous parts and assemblies for our local and international customer base. We manufacture the following products:

  • Exhaust tubing
  • Exhaust tailpieces
  • Exhaust elbows
  • Exhaust manifolds
  • Catalytic converter cones
  • Heat shields
  • Silencer housings
  • Silencer shells
  • Baffles
  • Seat belt anchors
  • Gearbox brackets
  • Oil sumps
  • Rear closing parts
  • Rear window frames
  • Stiffening profiles
  • Door sill assemblies
  • Tunnel assemblies

Formex has an advanced understanding and knowledge of world-class manufacturing processes. We employ lean manufacturing practices to minimise our waste output without impacting our productivity. 

Formex Industries also uses a data-driven approach, called Six Sigma, to eliminate product and manufacturing defects. This ensures complete customer satisfaction and a high-quality product output.


Formex Industries is a metal forming and assembly company that supplies a variety of complex products to the local automotive industry and the export market. The company is based in the Nelson Mandela Bay metropole, South Africa’s foremost region for automotive manufacturing and export.

Formex specialises in producing components for the catalytic converter industry, as well as metal components and assemblies for the various vehicles. Formex aims to become one of the foremost suppliers for the South African automotive industry by 2035, aligning itself with the South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) which takes effect in 2020.

Formex is a Level 2 B-BBEE supplier with over 80% black ownership, of which more than 40% are black women. The company is owned by Deneb Investments Limited – a subsidiary of Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (HCI) – one of South Africa’s biggest true B-BBEE companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Follow us on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn for the latest industry news and features relating to our products and services.

Share This