Filpro, an Enterprise Development Company has been established to empower informal automotive entrepreneurs. Largely funded by G.U.D Filters, a Proudly South African company, Filpro develops motor mechanics operating in previously disadvantaged communities.
Targeted beneficiaries of the programme have been divided into three categories:
Category A – Businesses operated on the side of the road
Category B – Those running their businesses from home
Category C – Those with established structures in need of some interventions
A number of training, coaching and mentoring programmes have been offered to mechanics to help equip them with resources to grow their businesses.