A quarter-century of quality products and customer service

At MAXE, you, the customer, is our number one priority. We satisfy customer needs across multiple applications which include branded OE dealers and factories, aftermarket fitment centres, independent panel beaters, second-hand dealers and retailers amongst others. We manufacture a broad range of premium vehicle accessories for LCVs, SUVs, and Trucks. Our range is designed and tested with a client-first approach to be functional, durable and affordable and is available throughout South Africa including an ever growing list of sub-Saharan African countries such as Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius and more.

Proudly South African

MAXE Premium Automotive Accessories is a division of KAP Automotive (Pty) Ltd.  As a Proudly South African company, we are committed to supporting local manufacturing, suppliers, communities, skills development and CSI initiatives.

Our Journey

1997
1997

Start of the Journey

MAXE is founded as the original stainless steel automotive accessory manufacturer in South Africa.

2004
2004

Legend 35 manufactured for Toyota

First to manufacture stainless steel for Toyota in SA when MAXE supplied a special edition package for the Legend 35 which included the nudge bar, sidestep, sports bar, rear step and a tow bar.  View the Legend range through the years.

2007
2007

ISO Accreditation

MAXE Premium Automotive is an ISO 9001-accredited facility.

2010
2010

New additions to the MAXE family

MAXE welcomes Hyundai and KIA to the family.

2010/2011
2010/2011

GMSA Approval

MAXE achieves GMSA approval on a wide range of accessories.

2010/2011
2010/2011

Ford Ranger T6 Approval

MAXE achieves approval to manufacture accessories for the new Ford Ranger T6 model and adds outsourced accessories to the dealer option which allows MAXE to include Ford business to the MAXE family.


 

2014
2014

MAXE enters the truck accessory market

Offers a one-stop shop for all truck accessories including truck bars, screen guards, spotlights and anti-syphon units.

2015/16
2015/16

Polygon & Louvre Designs introduced

MAXE was the first to introduce decals instead of laser cut-outs in their bars and introduced the Polygon and Louvre designs for Ford and Toyota.  With these successful designs MAXE has been an integral part of the Legend 40, 45 and 50, the special edition Dakar as well as various years of Toyota Gazoo Racing vehicles.

2016
2016

MAXE acquired by KAP

MAXE is acquired by KAP Automotive (Pty) Ltd

2018/2019
2018/2019

New Investment

MAXE invests in a state-of-the-art powder coating facility.

2019
2019

Launch of Tonneau Covers

MAXE launches a range of tonneau covers for various vehicle brands and models.

2019
2019

Dedicated Range of Products Launched

MAXE launches a dedicated range of lifestyle products for onward selling to MAXE-approved aftermarket fitment centres.

2020
2020

Manufacturing and Distribution Facility Purchased

MAXE purchases a dedicated 17500m² manufacturing and distribution facility to accommodate growth and expansion.

2021
2021

MAXE Exports into Africa

MAXE starts exporting products to various African countries.

2022
2022

MAXE Turns 25

MAXE celebrates its 25th anniversary.

2022
2022

Launch of MAXE Tire Step

MAXE launches the tire step accessory which can be used on all vehicle brands.

2023
2023

Launch of Roller Covers

MAXE will be launching its innovative range of roller covers in early 2023.  Watch this space!

2023 onwards
2023 onwards

MAXE is on an Accelerated Growth Path

Exciting times ahead!

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