Project description The Murray & Roberts (M&R) foundries are gearing up to supply castings for Ford’s new 1,3 litre and 1,6 litre RoCam engines. The engine parts will be made up at the different foundries across South Africa, and final assembly of the engine parts will be done at the Ford plant in Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape.
Duration Five years.
Description of main contracts Port Elizabeth Foundries is responsible for the cylinder heads and exhaust manifolds, the Brits foundry in the North West Province for the cylinder blocks and bearing caps, and the Cape Town foundry for the gearings and flywheels.
Latest developments The newest development, is the opening of the R130-million greenfields Alucast foundry in Port Elizabeth earlier this year. Participants M&R foundries.
On budget/on time? Yes.
Contact details for project information M&R, Kevin Kelly, tel 011 455 1410.