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Owning a car can be expensive, and with the current global crisis, making sure your cash goes as far as possible is more important than ever. Reduce the costs of car maintenance and keep your car on the road for less with these basic tips and tricks!
A simple change in the way you drive can extend the life of your clutch, brakes and tyres, while saving petrol. Drive at a calm pace, keep your revs low, and brake gently. Avoid riding the clutch while waiting at a traffic light or stop street, as this puts unnecessary strain on your clutch.
Your car probably came with an owner’s manual, and all this extra free time provides the perfect opportunity to learn how to save money by doing some simple work on your car at home. With a bit of time and practice, you’ll be able to change the oil, air filters, fuses, bulbs and more! However, if your car is still under warranty, home repairs may impact your policy – it’s best to check with your service provider before embarking on at-home maintenance.
Be cautious of conducting repairs, services and fitments at unaccredited dealerships, service centres and fitment centres which may fit unapproved accessories or second-hand parts, or perform services you don’t need. Do some research beforehand and only go to service and fitment centres that you can trust; using a well-reputed service centre has the added benefit of increasing your car’s trade-in value. It’s also wise to make sure that the centre you go to has the products you’re looking for before you get there, or you may end up with a sub-standard alternative.
Good parts aren’t cheap and cheap parts aren’t good. “Saving money” by buying inferior parts or by accessorising your vehicle with unapproved accessories is a false economy, as these will only end up costing you more in the long run. They could negatively affect your vehicle warranty, and may not last as long as the OEM-approved alternative. Always invest in high-quality spare parts and your car will thank you!
If your vehicle is outside of the warranty period, many OEM manufacturers of parts and accessories also produce high-quality aftermarket alternatives. When looking for a more cost-effective aftermarket solution, aim for a manufacturer who also offers an OEM-approved product, as this will give you the peace of mind knowing that you have selected an OEM-quality aftermarket alternative.
If you’re thinking about fitting your vehicle with nudge bars, styling bars, side steps, sports bars or running boards, Maxe’s premium range of automotive accessories for bakkies, SUVs and trucks are available from all leading dealerships and fitment centres. Ask for Maxe at your nearest dealership or fitment centre, or discover our new product ranges – including the well-known Kilber and Excalibur brands – and give your car the premium quality accessories it deserves!
MARKETING COORDINATOR AND ANALYST
Based in Pinetown in Kwa-Zulu Natal
A vacancy for a Marketing Coordinator and Analyst exists within the company. The incumbent will be responsible for Sales and Market analysis, brand awareness, and the implementation of digital marketing strategies which leads to lead generation and conversion. The position reports to the National Sales and Marketing Manager.
The key performance requirements for this position are as follows:
Potential candidates intending to apply for this position must possess the following minimum requirements:
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Maxe Premium Automotive Accessories is proud to announce that as of the 2nd December 2019 we will be taking over the Kilber range of accessories from Autovest.
Initially we will offer most of the Kilber range of Nudge Bars, Sports Bars, and Side Steps. Early in 2020 will we re-introduce Kilbers Fullface Bullbars to the market. This has been delayed slightly, as we have had to align the manufacturing process of these products, with Maxe’s manufacturing process.
During February 2020 Maxe will be introducing a new range of styling bars aimed at the Fitment Centers, 4×4 Shops and Export Market.
Click Here to download Maxe’s Catalogue
Maxe’s existing OEM Approved range of accessories will remain exclusively available to the OEM Dealer Network.
Maxe Premium Automotive Products, a leading national automotive accessory manufacturer which is based in Durban, is looking to appoint an experienced sales executive based in Alrode, Gauteng.
The purpose of this position is to drive Maxe’s growth in the national truck accessories market. Maxe have manufactured a wide range of truck accessories for many years but are now aggressively marketing and selling truck bars to franchised dealers, fitment centers, transporters and to end users with the aim of becoming the dominant supplier to this market.
Geographic region to include: Gauteng; Mpumalanga; North West, Limpopo. Must be willing to travel frequently and stay out.
Must have 5-8 years sales experience in a high performing sales role, with a proven sales track record.
Being well networked within the industry is advantageous.
Must have an ability to generate leads and move them through a sales pipeline. Prospecting, cold calling and sales conversion is critical to this role.
Must have the ability to retain customers and build rapport, once they have been converted, and be willing to develop firm relationships through regular face-to-face dealer / customer visits.
Participate and initiate Maxe’s national marketing and sales initiatives.
Must possess good communication skills. Co-ordination of the Maxe truck fitment teams, to ensure efficient fitments of truck bars and to ensure customer satisfaction is maximized.
Liaison with Truck OEM accounts and various supporting activities
Be totally customer centric
Offer strong interpersonal skills, clear thinking and a positive outlook
This role requires a competitive individual with a proven record of consistent achievement of targeted sales figures.
Good organizational and time management skills and accuracy in your work
Demonstrate willingness and enthusiasm at all times to engage in training and personal development
Display high standards in personal appearance and hygiene
Be computer literate. Having CRM experience is advantageous.
Be in possession of a valid driver’s license
Must have own reliable transport and be willing to travel
A competitive package will be negotiated with the successful incumbent. Potential for personal growth as truck accessories business grows.
Kindly e-mail your CV for the attention of Megan Essers – HR Manager to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to
086 6170 544 by no later than 12h00 on Friday 12th October 2018.
Please note that strict adherence to the above criteria will be applied.
Applicants who have not been contacted within 2 weeks of applying are to please consider their applications as unsuccessful.
A vacancy exists in the Technical Department for a Development Engineer reporting to the Technical Manager.
The key performance requirements are:
.mployees intending to apply for the job must possess the following minimum requirements:
Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design / Drafting experience.
Minimum of 2 year’s experience within the automotive industry on a design/development level.
PC literate in MS Office, CATIA, SOLID WORKS and AUTOCAD.
Familiar with quality systems like ISO 9001 and ISO TS 16949 will be advantageous.
Be able to work effectively in a team environment.
Kindly email your CV to Megan Essers at megan@Maxe.co.za before close of buisness on the 08 May 2018.
Please note that strict adherence to the above criteria will be applied. Only employees possessing the above criteria will be interviewed.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Maxe Premium Automotive Accessories was the recipient of the Superior Award, awarded at the annual Toyota South Africa supplier awards function held on 28 March 2018 at the Durban ICC.
The Superior Award is granted to suppliers for their consistently high standard of performance during the 2017 calendar year. The Superior Award is the highest possible recognition Maxe could receive from Toyota South Africa, and is only the second time in Maxe’s history that we have received a Superior Award. It is however the 5th consecutive year in which Maxe has received recognition from Toyota South Africa in the form of supplier awards (the awards being a mix of Superior or Achievement Awards).
We would like to express our sincere thanks to the entire Maxe Team for their efforts in making this possible. It is a really great achievement and remarkable track record of which we should all be very proud. As a thank-you to our TEAM, we will be closing Maxe on Monday, 30 April 2018.
Maxe Tonneau Covers are manufactured from UV tested, approved, automotive grade vinyl (570gsm) using and integrated reinforced structure. All components are made from either stainless steel or anodised aluminium making them particularly resistant to corrosion
Maxe Tonneau Covers have the highest water and dust resistance in the industry and will not dam water due to their unique torsion settings and premium quality material which is the highest available in the industry.
Maxe Tonneau Covers have a revolutionary torsion latch mechanism making them extremely easy to open and close.
In keeping with Maxe’s 20 years’ experience in the supply of Premium Automotive Accessories, our Tonneau Covers are manufactured to the highest automotive quality standards (Certified Automotive Quality Standard ISOTS16949) to withstand even the harshest African conditions.
At the Toyota Awards evening held on Tuesday 4th April, Maxe were very proud recipients of a Toyota Supplier Award for the fourth consecutive year. The award is given in recognition of outstanding service levels, innovative product design, and exceptional quality.
Complimenting this range are LED lights, truck accessories, such as stone guards, anti-syphon units, and seat covers, with additional high quality automotive products planned for the near future.
All of Maxe’s stainless steel accessories are created using premier marine grade 304 stainless steel plate and tube. This quality material is combined with a range of mild steel products that are in most instances, first E-Coated and then powder coated for maximum protection against the harsh South African conditions. All Maxe’s stainless steel bars are manufactured locally and the vast majority are approved by motor manufacturers and dealers across the country.
Maxe customers can be rest assured that they will receive the ultimate top quality end product. Maxe has factories in both Durban and Johannesburg and these factories contain some of the most technologically advanced machinery in the industry. Maxe are continually aware of what is happening in the automotive industry accessory industry around the world and as technology advances, and the industry evolves, Maxe continues to evolve with it.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Maxe’s Research and Development Team is involved in every aspect of the development process to ensure the ultimate end result. The latest CAITA computer software, combined with a highly technical team, ensures that Maxe’s clients are guided through the entire development process from beginning to end, thus ensuring that they receive the ideal product for their requirements. Maxe achieved ISO 9001 accreditation in 2006 which it has maintained ever since.
Is your car really as safe as you think it is? The importance of Airbag Compatibility Testing (compliance of nudge bars) and testing of all side bars cannot be over-emphasized. This testing ensures that the vehicle’s original design integrity is maintained and the airbags activate only in the way they have been designed to.
It is considered somewhat irresponsible for customers / dealers to fit a non-approved bar to a vehicle which could, due to inferior quality, result in the ill-timed activation of the vehicle’s airbag and the possible death or injury of the occupants. In addition to this is the risk of compromising the warranty offered on the vehicle through fitting non-approved parts.
Maxe has a substantial Research and Development department, part of their responsibility being to ensure that all approved products are fully tested and compliant with the manufacturer’s warranty. Without going into any boring detail some of the tests undertaken by Maxe include:-
Only once these critical tests have been undertaken and the manufacturer’s specifications complied with will a product be officially approved.
The Maxe design, quality, research and development effort that goes into the manufacture of every Maxe product ensures that the safety of the driver and his family is in no way compromised. Maxe ensures that the driver of each vehicle, fitted with a Maxe product, is able to enjoy the unaffected full integrity and design of the manufacturer’s product.
Maxe’s customers are their number one priority. Stock of the faster moving lines is held at all times to ensure that delivery times are kept to absolute minimum from the time the order is received. Maxe has an experienced, professional and dedicated Customer Liaison Officers based in Durban to assist with all customer orders and queries, in addition to Sales Representatives and
Technical personnel based in every major centre across the country.
Please contact our Sales Support Team on 031 713 2200 who will put you in touch with a Sales Executive or Agent in your area. If you would like to open a trading account with us please contact our Sales Support Team.
MAXE TRUCK BARS
Although Maxe have been manufacturing truck bars for some nine years now, they have only relatively recently begun marketing these bars themselves. Maxe are now in a position to offer you the option of ordering bars directly from themselves, inclusive of fitment which is included in the price of the bars. Bars that are currently available can be viewed on the website under Truck Bars. New bars, to expand the range, are being developed all the time.
To complement Maxe’s range of truck bars we also offer stone guards, anti-syphon units, and a range of quality LED spotlights.
FORD EVEREST PROMOTION
Barloworld Ford Selby were the lucky winners of a state of the art stainless steel braai in February. Seen here “breaking it in” with a complimentary braai for the dealership courtesy of Maxe.
We are proud to say that we at Maxe are in affiliation with Focus on Ithemba as part of our Socio-Economic development strategy.
We are sure, just as this family will prosper in the future, so will the hearts of the Maxe team, as we continuously shift the lives of our nations people for a future filled with opportunities.
Here are some of the prestigious awards, achieved by the young and brilliant children at Ithemba.