http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.63Change: -0.02
R/$ = 12.29Change: -0.02
Au 1167.30 $/ozChange: 1.98
Pt 1082.50 $/ozChange: -0.50
 
 
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  
 
 
Jul 24, 2012

UD Trucks Southern Africa appoints new MD

Back
Africa|Christensson|Diesel|Export|Nissan South Africa|Trucks|UD Trucks Corporation|UD Trucks Southern Africa|Volvo Group|Africa|Japan|University Of Pretoria|Automotive|Jacques Carelse|Johan Richards|Maryland|Diesel
Africa|Diesel|Export|Trucks||Africa|||Automotive|||
africa-company|christensson|diesel-company|export|nissan-south-africa|trucks|ud-trucks-corporation|ud-trucks-southern-africa|volvo-group|africa|japan|university-of-pretoria-facility|automotive|jacques-carelse|johan-richards|maryland|diesel
© Reuse this



The Board of UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jacques Carelse as the new MD of the company.

His appointment became effective on July 1.

Japan’s UD Trucks Corporation, of which UDTSA was a full subsidiary, formed part of the world’s second-largest trucking company, the Volvo Group.

Torbjörn Christensson, the company’s president for the Southern Africa region, said Carelse had a history with UD Trucks reaching back to 2001 and, therefore, had an in-depth knowledge of the company and the intricacies of the local trucking market.

“We firmly support Carelse’s vision of maintaining and developing UDTSA’s position as one of the leading trucking companies in the region,” said Christensson.

“UDTSA remains the brand’s top market outside of Japan. With the new generation Quon recently launched, and more model introductions planned over the medium and long term, we are very excited about the future growth and impact of the UD Trucks brand.”

Christensson also acknowledged the contribution made by outgoing CEO Johan Richards, who had been with the company for 30 years.

“Richards played a significant role in the success of UDTSA, especially since the company became a separate entity in 2002, and led the team through many highlights and achievements over the years.”

Carelse studied at the University of Pretoria, and is a qualified chartered accountant.

He has had a long involvement in the automotive industry, firstly with Nissan South Africa, where he spent time as national business developer to enhance and improve the company’s dealer network.

Carelse also took responsibility for the financial function of Nissan’s sub-Saharan light commercial vehicle export market.

He joined Nissan Diesel South Africa (now UDTSA) in 2001 and played an instrumental role in the formation of the separate legal entity in 2002, when the company became a dedicated truck business.

Carelse was appointed as the company’s CFO in June 2008.


 

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Transport & Logistics News
ENERGY-EFFICIENT PETROCHEMICALS Engen supplies energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants to the industrial sectors and provides products for petrol and diesel engines
Responding to the energy sector’s need to reduce energy consumption, African energy multinational Engen will be exhibiting new energy-saving hydraulic fluids and synthetic lubricants, which will soon be introduced into the company’s product offering, at this year’s...
The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has reached an agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry, in China, for the supply of silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear will begin using the silica this year in a consumer tyre that will be manufactured in its factory in...
The BMW Group’s Rosslyn plant in June received the Platinum Plant Quality Award in the JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study (IQS) for producing vehicles – on a global basis – with the fewest defects or malfunctions of models for the US market. The plant assembles the...
More
 
 
Latest News
The Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) reserved judgment on Thursday in a complaint by eight publishers against the South African Post Office (SAPO). CCC chairperson JCW (Jacobus) van Rooyen...
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Eastern Cape provincial government and dairy products manufacturer Nestlé South Africa on Thursday would create 800 permanent...
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
NHLANHLA NENE The main constraints to economic growth are domestic
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene earlier this month stated that, while South Africa’s 2015 economic growth target of 2% was achievable, it was not enough to deliver the tax revenue needed to combat the country’s challenges.
The World Steel Association has published the 2015 edition of the World Steel in Figures report, which shows an increase in steel production as well as provides an overview of steel industry activities from crude steel production to apparent steel use.
The 25-year master plan for Gauteng’s Aerotropolis project will go through a process of approval and adoption during June and July, says Aerotroplis project manager Jack van der Merwe. “We are also in the process of putting together a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to...
SOLAR PANELS The existing buildings in the Coega Industrial Development Zone lent themselves well to rooftop solar panel installations
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) plans to fit 15 of its buildings, totalling 127 000 m2 of roof space, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in the Eastern Cape, with solar panels.
The Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA’s) November 2014 judgment, ordering steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) to hand over the 2003 Environmental Master Plan for its Vanderbijlpark steel plant to environmental pressure groups, confirmed the right of civil...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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