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About Us

ACD Wilrand Workshop is a small-sized business entity located in Bloemfontein, Free State Province. The business operates as a mechanical workshop which specializes in servicing, maintenance and repairs of all makes and models of passenger and light and medium duty commercial vehicles.

We also boast an in-house motor spares which supply our mechanical workshop and also retail direct to the general public.

Since its formation in the year 2006, the company's emphasis has been on exploring existing and new opportunities in the automotive industry in South Africa. Pursuant to this goal, the company entered into a franchise agreement with ACD, part of the Midas group, in August 2010. ACD, which stands for Auto Care & Diagnostics, is a national network of independently owned specialist workshops, providing the latest in automotive diagnostic solutions. Wilrand ACD is the 2nd' ACD workshop to be established in the Free State province and the 35~ nationally.

Our strategic association with the Midas group through ACD workshop also provides our customers with a benefit of service that is backed by the largest automotive group in South Africa.


General Information

Item Description
Type of Business: Close Corporation Registered
Name: Wilrand Trading cc 1 Registration No.: 2006/186449/23
Trading Name: ACD Wilrand Workshop
Financial Year end: February
Member(s): Makholisa William Ndlebe


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Our Resources

We have at our disposal the following pool of resources, which enable us to effectively render our services to our customers:
• Human resources (Technicians, Supervisors, Sales consultants, Drivers and assistants)
• Vehicles (Delivery vehicles for collection and delivery of stock)
• Trading Stock (sufficient quantities of stock to meet our operational demands)
• Financial resources (sufficient working capital, positive cash flow position and reserves)


Professional Membership & Affiliation

Retail Motor Industry (RMI), membership no: 2001428

We are a member of the RMI with good standing and we commit ourselves to upholding and promoting the industry regulation, code of good conduct and responsible practices amongst our employees.






Trucks (Heavy Vehicles) manager Jacques
Car Section manager Lenox

Techincal  Manager
Derick Banks-Baird

Derick Banks-Baird, currently the technical manager, reporting directly to the CEO and part of the managing team consisting of operational, regional manager and the head of administration to manage a team of 45 staff members.
Derick is managing and supporting four franchise branches namely, ACD Wilrand automotive light vehicles (Bloemfontein), ACD Wilrand Truck workshop (Bloemfontein), Motolek Auto Electrical (Bloemfontein) and Midas Spares (Bothshabelo).
He represents the company with attending meeting with customers, suppliers and fleet companies such as City Counsel, CENTLEC, Bloemfontein Water Supplier and other.

His daily task include but are not limited to handling job cards, invoicing, quotations, part ordering and staff interviews, appointments and disputes.

Operational Manager
Masi Benjamin Golaith

Masi Goliath started as a Taxi Driver from 1998-2004. During this time Masi completed a course on broadcasting and worked at the old BBT Radio station, from 2005 to 2008 he worked as a self-employed mechanic. He joined MotorSport until he was appointed mechanic at Wilrand workshop in 2010.

In the past  four years Masi has moved through the ranks and was promoted to Assistant workshop manager and in October 2013 he was promoted to Operational Manager.

Motorspares (BOTSHABELO) manager Sam
Regional manager manager

Napo Moetsi

Napo Moetsi, previously a salesman at City Girl, has been involved in the bussiness under the supervision of William "Khulu" Ndlebe (his uncle) since 2000 till present as manager at the BHothabello spares branch.

Acting as deputy manager in the absence of WIlliam (owner and manager), Napo has truely come into his own.

Having studied business courses at Motheo College, he has a good foundation for the daily running and oppertaions of a business.

Head of admin manager

Chantel Marias

Starting as a service advisor Chantelle Marias, recently promoted to Head of Admin has been with ACD Wilrand since Augusts 2012. With this knowledge of the daily administration she has a good understanding of the needs of the company.

Chantelle has held several positions as office assistant and positions working with money from petty cash to debtors and creditors. 
Director/Owner manager

William "Khulu" Ndlebe

Wilrand ACD is under full-time management and leadership of William "Khulu" Ndlebe. Khulu first experienced his entrepreneurial capabilities and potential in 1994, when he then worked as manager for City Look clothing store in Bloemfontein, the position which he held until 1999. He was responsible to achieve annual turnover target of not below R2, 5 million, with a staff compliment of eight subordinates. During this period, he was also a shareholder of Excel Garage Qwa Qwa, Phuthaditjhaba until the year 2000.

In the year 2000, he opened his own clothing shop in Bloemfontein, which largely competed with well-known brands in the clothing industry, and against all odds, he would meet monthly sales targets of R 150 000 average per month. In the year 2001, he was recruited to join City Girl clothing shop as area manager, and was thus responsible for all City Girl outlets in the Free State province.

In the year 2002 he bought 30% of the shares of Taxi Motor Spares, a private company which specialized in automobile spares and accessories retailing. In June 2008, he acquired 100% of the shares of Taxi Motor Spares, which made him the sole owner of the company until current. He is also the sole member of Wilrand ACD Workshop, and is determined to make further positive strides in the motor industry.

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