About Us


Asset & Automotive Specialists

With over 60 years experience in the industry, Alder Grove Automotive is equipped to meet the needs of your business, no matter its size. Apart from being experts in the field, Alder Grove Automotive offers efficient, turnkey asset solutions. Visit our services page to learn more today.



To be a well-respected member of the fleet management industry with a reputation built on trust and reliability.

Mission Statement

To drive EPIC Service delivery through the implementation of new technologies and a focus on customer relationships.

Core Values

Providing great service by delivering on our promises and thereby cementing our relationships.

Ownership and Accountability
We commit to employing staff who take ownership and accountability for the business as a whole.

Diversity leads to differences of opinion which ultimately leads to the best and most efficient solutions.

Honesty and Integrity
We will be honest to a fault. We believe that open and honest communication leads to healthier relationships in the long term.


1) Build a strong and healthy balance sheet
2) Build a robust and fully automated fleet management system
3) Build a solid reputation as a trusted provider of Fleet and Asset Management Services.


Areas of Expertise

We assist you by ensuring you aren’t investing in depreciating assets that are holding your business back from growth. 

Our Team

Meet our Expert Team

Vernen Pillay

Managing Director

Alder Grove Automotive was formed in 2020 by Vernen Pillay (Managing Director). The Managing Director of Alder Grove Automotive has over 20 years of experience in the motor industry. The wealth of experience he brings stems from 14 years at Absa Vehicle Management Solutions (a leading Fleet Management company in South Africa) where he excelled in various roles, the most recent of which was the Executive Head: National Sales. Prior to that he spent 5 years at Toyota South Africa (one of South Africa’s top motor manufacturers) in the Government Sales and Vehicle Pricing divisions. Being well respected within the Motor Industry, he was elected to serve on the National Executive Committee of the South African Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (SAVRALA) as the Chairman of the Leasing section for a number of years.

Ridwaan Banoo

Operations Director

Ridwaan has over 20 years experience in the Fleet Industry. He spent almost 15 years with Absa Vehicle Management Solutions, served on the Management Committee and held many senior roles, the last being Operations Manager. In this role, Ridwaan managed the Risk and Pricing, End of Contract and Disposals, Maintenance Call Centre, Procurement and Licensing Teams.

Prior to that Ridwaan headed up many Fleet Portfolios which includes Managing the RT46 Contract.
A transversal government contract comprising of more than 110,000 assets.
Ridwaan was also the Head of Business: Fleet for Talis Fleet. A leading Fleet Management company.