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REMINDER Automechanika Webinar: Powered by Gas: Why AutoGas is a viable alternative energy source.


Powered by Gas:  Why AutoGas is a viable alternative energy source

26 April 2022



Join us for the fith instalment of the Automechanika webinar series, in association with Absa and supported by the RMI. The webinar series is locally focused on industry-related topics, aimed at facilitating conversations and panel discussions with key associations and stakeholders, both regionally and internationally.  

Theme: Powered by Gas:  Why AutoGas is a viable alternative energy source.
Date: 26 April 2022
Time: 14:00


The webinar will define what manufacturing gas conversion is, how it works and why it is a viable alternative energy source. It will also touch on the myths and misinformation surrounding it, unpack the pilot projects run by the RMI, the results to date, as well as training taking place to ensure that a sustainable transition to gas can become a reality in South Africa.  


Justin Schmidt is a Chartered Financial Analyst who also studied at the University of Johannesburg, where he obtained his BComm (hons) in Investment Management and joined Absa while still studying.

Justin is an experienced leader in the Financial Services sector with strong analytical and business development skills. With 14 years of rich industry experience, he has successfully driven innovation and started new focus areas within the organisation.


With a passion for motoring-matters, Attie previously worked in the Banking Industry (specialising in Vehicle, and Asset Finance – VAF department); Attie started his career with the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) in 2014 as a Consumer Affairs Specialist.
He was appointed as National Associational Director in 2017 for the Engine Remanufacturers’ Association (ERA), the South African Diesel Fuel Injection Association (SADFIA), and the Automotive Components Remanufacturers’ Association (ACRA).


Mr Frank Mac Nicol started in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry in the 70’s with Fiat and BMW.And moved on to Mercedes Benz, to further (branch-out / up skill himself) for his career.

He then went on and later joined an Automotive Engineering Company, and after a few years purchased the Company. Almo Engineering is a fully equipped Automotive Machine Workshop, Assembly Workshop and Yellow Machine Workshop with a 5-star Grading.


Eddie started his career as Mechanical Engineer for 5 years there after I started LPG business 1998 which included running vehicles on LPG and is still involved with LPG distribution.

After natural gas was introduced into South Africa in 2004, he got involved with the conversion of vehicles to run on CNG. He is involved in CNG and all its technologies for last 15 years.


This exciting and relevant web talk takes place 26 April 2022 and is free-to-attend with limited space available, please click on the button below to register your attendance:



For more information on the Let’s Talk Business series, please contact:

Tracy Gounden – Portfolio Director | +27 (0) 82 063 8157

Zinhle Dlamini – Marketing Manager | +27 (0) 76 595 1146





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