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Sep 19, 2014
The Coega FAW plant
FAW South Africa (FAW SA), a subsidiary of China’s FAW Group, has established a joint venture with the Pamodzi Group, focusing on truck sales in South Africa and other countries in sub-Equatorial Africa. The new company, Pamodzi-FAW, is 51% held by Pamodzi and 49%...
Sep 19, 2014
The new Mazda3
Japanese car maker Mazda is investing R150-million in the domestic market as the brand separates from Ford in South Africa. As from October 1, Mazda will no longer be distributed through Ford, but through Mazda Southern Africa (MSA).
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
As from April 2017, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to only support the completely knockdown production (CKD) of trucks in South Africa, and no longer semi-knockdown (SKD) assembly, says DTI automotive chief director Mkhululi Mlota. “It is not yet...
Sep 16, 2014
HASA's new Benoni plant
Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) is evaluating the viability of introducing the heavy-duty Hyundai Xcient truck range into South Africa, says HASA commercial vehicles director Wade Griffin. The market study should be completed towards the end of the year, he...
Sep 16, 2014
Government’s proposed Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) is unlikely to have any real impact on Isuzu Trucks South Africa’s automotive assembly business, as the monetary benefits of the incentive would be too insignificant to...
Sep 12, 2014
The board of UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has announced the resignation of MD Jacques Carelse.   Long-time UD employee, corporate planning and marketing GM, Rory Schulz, has been appointed as acting MD while the process started to appoint a new MD. The Japanese...
Sep 12, 2014
The South African new truck market is too small to justify increasing local content on vehicles assembled locally, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl. Van Zyl is also president of the National Association of Automobile...
Sep 12, 2014
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Sep 05, 2014
Government’s Automotive and Production Development Programme (APDP) has succeeded in mitigating some effects of the labour action seen in the local automotive industry over the last 12 months, says Metair MD Theo Loock. The APDP incentivises volume component and...
Sep 05, 2014
DRIVING DEMAND South African diesel vehicle sales have shown positive growth over the past few years
An increasing local demand for diesel vehicles is pushing further development of diesel fuels to become more environment-friendly while increasing engine power, reports petroleum industry company BP.
Sep 05, 2014
LUBRICATION OIL AVAILABLE Modern gearboxes put enormous pressure on the lubricant
Petroleum products refining company Engen announced in July that it launched its Gengear XEP-series industrial gearbox oils for high-performance under pressure applications to the local market.
Sep 05, 2014
Compared with Europe, where more than 70% of corporates outsource the finance and management of their fleet, the South African market is well behind the global trend, says Eqstra Fleet Management (EFM) head of consulting Hein du Plessis. Only 30% of companies in...
Sep 05, 2014
APPROPRIATE FILTRATION The local oil industry needs to employ filters for holding-tank breather pipes
The quality of all grades of oil produced and refined in South Africa is subpar in terms of international standards and industry best practices, according to Kyalami-based wear control company Filter Focus.
Sep 05, 2014
Many African countries are opening their doors to business, increasingly welcoming investors, says General Motors (GM) Africa president Mario Spangenberg. These countries are working hard to become more investor friendly, and South Africa has to take notice and...
Sep 05, 2014
The 2014 South African van market will probably end the year flat compared with 2013, says Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa  (MB Vans SA) MD Nicolette Lambrechts. All new vehicle markets are under pressure, with the exception of the extra-heavy truck segment, which...
Sep 04, 2014
Sep 04, 2014
South Africa’s new vehicle business market has declined by 14.2% for the year to end August compared with the same period last year, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance business markets head Toni Fritz. The used vehicle business market has dropped by 18.1%...
Sep 01, 2014
Statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry on Monday, showed that August new vehicle sales declined by 1.4%, to 55 722 units, compared with the same month last year. Assisted by the car rental market, the South African new passenger car market, at 37...
 
 
 
 
Sep 01, 2014
The M4 SUV
Great Wall Motors South Africa (GWM SA) has dropped the price on many of its vehicles by between R5 000 and R30 000. COO Warren Olson says this move is not linked to declining sales at the Chinese importer, but rather Super Group taking a controlling interest in the...
Aug 29, 2014
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) will see its exports into Africa drop by around 20% this year over last year, owing largely to policy changes in Algeria and Nigeria. TSAM president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl says the Algerian government has shifted its support for...
Aug 29, 2014
The South African new truck market is too small to justify increasing local content on vehicles assembled locally, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl. Van Zyl is also president of the National Association of Automobile...
Aug 29, 2014
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has announced the event dates of the 2015 Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS). The event will take place from October 14 to October 25, 2015, at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec.
Aug 29, 2014
UK engineering support services provider Babcock is set to deliver the largest order of global truck manufacturer DAF’s truck tractors in Southern Africa to bulk carrier road-based logistics company Ngululu Bulk Carriers (NBC), with 133 trucks to be delivered in...
Aug 29, 2014
It is clear that government’s proposed Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) does not plan to incentivise the status quo, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa director Nico Vermeulen. Truck...
Aug 29, 2014
Component manufacturer Metair has reported a 32% increase in revenue for the six months ended June 30, to R3.23-billion, compared with the same period last year. Operating profit was up 16%, to R319-million. These interim results included the first full-period...
Aug 28, 2014
TSAM president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl
The South African new vehicle market was likely to reach around 630 000 units in 2014, down from the 650 000 units recorded in 2013, said Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl on Thursday. Van Zyl was also president of the National...
Aug 28, 2014
Rory Schulz
The board of UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) on Thursday announced the resignation of MD Jacques Carelse.   Long-time UD employee, corporate planning and marketing GM, Rory Schulz, was appointed as acting MD while the process started to appoint a new MD. The...
Aug 27, 2014
The JSE-listed Imperial group breached the R100-billion revenue mark for the first time in the past financial year, ended June 30. Revenue was up 12% on the previous financial year, to R103.6-billion, with operating profit up 2%, to R6.2-billion.
 
 
 
 
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 25, 2014
There are around 190 telematics service providers in South Africa, says Regent Insurance commercial vehicles national manager Wayne Rautenbach. Telematics, broadly speaking and in this context, refers to the remote monitoring of a vehicle, such as tracking a stolen...
Aug 22, 2014
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been crowned the best-quality passenger car in South Africa, followed by the C-Class Coupé and the C-Class petrol model. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic interviews conducted with new vehicle...
Aug 22, 2014
HYUNDAI HD TRUCKS Hyundai has only two right-hand-drive models in South Africa; the 3 t HD 65 and the 4 t HD 72
Automotive manufacturer Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicles division’s greatest challenge is creating brand awareness, says Hyundai Automotive South Africa commercial vehicles GM Danie de Beer, who adds that the problem is compounded by the lack of...
Aug 22, 2014
STEVEN SUTHERLAND From a risk perspective, it is important to be cognisant of the valuable goods on trailers
JSE- and NYSE-listed fleet and mobile asset management solutions provider MiX Telematics plans to move into load management, assisting with the safe transportation of goods being moved by trailer. MiX Telematics Africa sales director Steven Sutherland explains that,...
Aug 22, 2014
PRODUCT OFFERING SKF engineers and manufactures commercial-vehicle OEM-approved wheel bearings, heavy-duty tensioners and universal joints
Technology company SKF South Africa, which is celebrating its centenary this year, is improving its commercial vehicle product range, particularly US truck products, explains SKF automotive division manager Gary Czapski. “South Africa’s truck fleets predominantly...
Aug 22, 2014
Nameplate Centre services a large segment of the mining, construction, government, metropolitan, municipal and sub-Saharan African region with visibility signage, safety equipment and branding. Established in May this year, the company specialises in creating road or...
Aug 22, 2014
Current expectations in the automotive industry are for the domestic new vehicle market to decline to around 619 000 units in 2014, down from the 651 745 units sold in 2013, says Absa vehicle and asset finance head Wessel Steffens. “Interest-rate sensitive sectors in...
Aug 22, 2014
Renault South Africa (SA) has had a good year to date. Sales for the first half of the year reached 8 272 units, up 83% on last year’s 4 515 new vehicles, this while the country’s new vehicle market has moved into negative territory for the year. Renault SA MD Niall...
Aug 22, 2014
South Africa’s new vehicle business market declined by 14.5% for the first seven months of the year compared with the same period last year, says Standard Bank Vehicle and Asset Finance business markets head Toni Fritz. The used vehicle business market dropped by 21.8%.
 
 
 
 
Aug 22, 2014
Tata Motors South Africa (TMSA) hopes to double its annual output at its Rosslyn truck plant, in Pretoria, over the next two years, says CEO Ashish Sharma. Current output is around 1 000 trucks a year, on a single shift. The Tata truck plant opened in 2011, producing...
Aug 22, 2014
DASHBOARD CONVERSION Part of the dashboard is manufactured in South Africa, but the bulk of the dashboard is original, which is cut and reassembled
Richards Bay-based US car import and sales company US Trucks aims to establish its second service centre in Gauteng, which is a market that represents nearly 80% of the company’s sales, US Trucks partner Thinus de Beer tells Engineering News. The new service centre...
Aug 22, 2014
UK-based global defence group BAE Systems is to sell its South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle and related systems subsidiary BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA) to South Africa’s State-owned defence group Denel. LSSA is located in Benoni, east...
Aug 21, 2014
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As the public battle over the tolling of Gauteng’s highways continued, with users refusing to pay their bills and the Gauteng Provincial Government reviewing the system, South Africa National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli appealed to South Africans to...
Aug 20, 2014
Isuzu Midnite
Many African countries were opening their doors to business, increasingly welcoming investors, said General Motors (GM) Africa president Mario Spangenberg on Wednesday. These countries were working hard to become more investor friendly, and South Africa had to take...
 
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