Klerksdorp, is home to the first SAC Bakkie Centre, which has opened on the corner of Meteor and Chromium Road in Uraniaville. The new SAC Bakkie Centre offers all that SAC has become known for, including world class vehicle servicing and performance enhancement, and it will focus solely on pick-ups and the SUV leisure market.

This new SAC Bakkie Centre recognises South Africa’s love of bakkies and SUVs and the growing lifestyle and leisure market. By focussing on a small number of vehicles from well known brands, including vehicles such as the Toyota Fortuner & Hilux, Ford Ranger, Isuzu KB and VW Amarok, the SAC Bakkie Centre can offer a one-stop-shop to the owners of these vehicles. This includes vehicle maintenance and servicing, performance enhancement and dyno tuning, and the fitment of off road and leisure equipment and specialist advice.

In support of this new innovation, SAC has partnered with the off road and lifestyle specialists at Safari Centre 4×4. This means that the new SAC Bakkie Centre not only offers vehicle maintenance and performance enhancement services, but also a comprehensive range of off road conversion equipment and accessories and the technical expertise to fit this equipment.

According to Charl Roos, SAC Trucks and SAC Bakkie Klerksdorp co-owner, the overwhelming increase in requests for commercial vehicle enhancements and accessories made the decision to create the new SAC Bakkie Centre easy. “And who better to compliment the SAC culture than a well-established and prominent entity in the 4X4 sector than Safari Centre!”

Says SAC Trucks managing director, Hein Lategan: “SAC has become a lifestyle which is expressed in both work and leisure. We at SAC cater for both the truck owner that needs to keep his vehicles operational as well as the customer who wants to enjoy his vehicle or bakkie during his free time.”

The SAC Bakkie Centre builds on the expertise and nationwide network of the SAC Group. Today, SAC employs over 375 staff and has a network of ten SAC Truck and nine general SAC service centres. It also caters for Harley-Davidson owners through its SAC Raging Bull centre and has a world-class Engineering division.

Using this network, the SAC Bakkie Centre starts from day one with highly specialised technical staff on board and access to the Steve’s Auto Clinic warehouse and distribution system, which delivers daily to Klerksdorp.

The SAC brand also means that bakkie and SUV owners who service and upgrade their vehicles at the new centre will have all the benefit of SAC’s affiliation with Unichip and Powerplug for performance enhancements and the peace of mind of the company’s ‘Why Worry Warranty’ that guarantees all service parts and workmanship.

For more information, contact Jaco Smit on 018 469 9300 or parts.kld@sactrucks.co.za, and more information on the new SAC Bakkie Centre concept, contact André Walters, Business Development Manager, SAC Trucks Head Office, 086 088 5588 or andre@sactrucks.co.za .