http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.85Change: 0.01
R/$ = 12.75Change: -0.10
Au 1085.55 $/ozChange: -6.97
Pt 950.00 $/ozChange: -8.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 24, 2012

Ford to create 800 new jobs at PE, Pretoria plants

Back
Port|Port Elizabeth|Pretoria|Africa|Building|Diesel|Export|FMCSA|Ford Motor Company|Mazda|Training|Africa|Europe|South Africa|Silverton Plant|Manufacturing|Jeff Nemeth|Power|Mazda BT-50|Operations|Ranger|Southern Africa|Diesel
Port||Africa|Building|Diesel|Export|Training|Africa||||Manufacturing|Power|Operations|||
port|port-elizabeth|pretoria|africa-company|building|diesel-company|export|fmcsa|ford-motor-company|mazda|training|africa|europe|south-africa|silverton-plant|manufacturing|jeff-nemeth|power|mazda-bt50|operations|ranger|southern-africa-region|diesel
© Reuse this



Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) said on Friday that it would add 800 new jobs to its payroll to increase production at both its plants, starting on September 3.

FMCSA would add a second shift to its Silverton plant, in Pretoria, where the Ranger pick-up is assembled, and a third shift at its pick-up diesel-engine plant, in Port Elizabeth, to accommodate a ramp-up in production. Training of potential employees to fill the new positions began in June this year.

“In order to meet continued strong demand in South Africa and abroad, we are adding shifts to our operations, creating jobs and confirming our commitment to South Africa,” said FMCSA president and CEO Jeff Nemeth.

Ford last year wrapped up a R3.4-billion investment at its manufacturing and assembly plants in South Africa to enable it to produce and export its new Ranger pick-up to 148 countries, mostly in Africa and Europe.

As from 2011, FMCSA’s multivehicle, low-volume assembly programme, with limited exports, had been replaced with the Ranger as its single production focus.

Assembly of the Focus and the Bantam, as well as the previous Ranger and Mazda BT-50 models, including exports, totalled 32 000 units in 2010. However, the revitalised Silverton plant has a production capacity of 110 000 units a year.

“We invested significantly to transform our operations, and it is our strong belief that the jobs [created] have the power to transform people’s lives as well,” noted Nemeth. “In addition, creating new jobs is incredibly empowering and helps make a difference in the communities where we have operations.
 
“The main objective of training the potential new employees is to give trainees a better understanding of our industry and equip them with the necessary skills to take up positions in the plant and start building world-class Rangers.

“As part of the One Ford plan, and to maintain a viable and strategic presence in Southern Africa, we require a globally integrated supply chain and a highly trained workforce. We are pleased with the investments in South Africa and we are committed to having world-class facilities and standards.”
 
 

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Transport & Logistics News
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa planned to offer five reasons as to why it should retain its status as an African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) beneficiary during public hearings scheduled for Friday in Washington DC. The US House of Representatives passed a ten-year extension to...
Vacationing was the main reason for tourists to visit South Africa in 2014, with a significant majority of 95.7% of tourists on holiday, while business travel and students made up less than 4% of tourists.
Kenya Airways, which reported a record loss in its year ended March, may require a $500-million to $600-million bailout, the Kenyan finance minister said on Tuesday. Profit at the carrier, which is part-owned by AirFrance-KLM, lost 29.71-billion shillings...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 12 minutes ago Libya's biggest steel firm, Lisco, has shut production for at least a month due to power shortages, its chairman said on Tuesday, closing down the country's biggest industrial company outside the energy sector. Libya has been hit hard by power outages as fighting...
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel
Updated 26 minutes ago South Africa's mining sector is in "trouble" as it struggles with widespread job losses and lower commodity prices, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel said on Wednesday. President Jacob Zuma's government was due to hold an urgent meeting with mining...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Daimler truck test engineer Dirk Stranz pushes one button, and then retracts his hands from the steering wheel of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. “And now the truck is driving itself.”
The statutory body responsible for skills development and support in the banking sector, BANKSETA, was investing R68-million in the capacity building project of the University of Venda (UniVen), announced Bankseta company secretary Caroline King at a media event in...
LIONEL MOYAL Cloud services providers must compete against other cloud services providers for business by providing up-to-date systems and services
Legacy information technology (IT) systems are becoming increasingly obsolete because of the maturity, efficiencies and cost effectiveness of cloud-based IT services, says information and communication technology major T-Systems subsidiary Intervate head Lionel...
ARMANDÉ KRUGER Balancing the collection and processing of data must be aligned to strategy
Many complementary services enable companies to derive broad value from data inside and outside them. The complexity of data management means that companies’ strategies determine the various data systems and functions they will use, says PBT Group regional sales...
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it had awarded the country’s first remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) pilot’s licence. It was issued on Friday, July 10, to SACAA employee and qualified commercial pilot Nicole Swart,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96