Engineering News | Automotive Components and Supply Chain http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/automotive-components Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:49:34 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Reusable Packaging is the Game Changer in the Automotive Industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reusable-packaging-is-the-game-changer-in-the-automotive-industry-2018-07-27 Creamer Media Reporter Automotive Components Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200 493481 1532423997 1532642400 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000742211_resized_tailightsbeenpackedintothebin1022.jpg 511 287 Industry buoyant owing to exports growth on automation adoption http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/automotive-components-industry-buoyant-owing-to-exports-growth-on-adoption-of-automation-2018-03-07 Paige Müller Automotive Components Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480358 1521446636 1521756000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000712673_resized_firstcutandrewpoole02181022.jpg ANDREW POOLE Automotive component manufacturers which have aligned themselves with the export market have been doing reasonably well 511 287 Nitrogen inflation adoption grows despite market misinformation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/nitrogen-inflation-boosting-growth-despite-market-misinformation-2018-03-07 Paige Müller Automotive Components Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480352 1521446636 1521756000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000712345_resized_automotivecomponentsnitralife03181022.jpg NITROGEN GENERATORS AND INFLATORS WIDELY AVAILABLE Nitrogen generators and tyre inflators are widely available at petrol stations all over the country 511 287 S African battery market estimated to grow by 6% http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-african-battery-market-estimated-to-grow-by-6-2018-03-23 Jessica Oosthuizen Automotive Components Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480227 1521446636 1521756000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Automation trend in automotive industry to boost exports share http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/south-african-automotive-industry-automation-trend-to-boost-exports-share-2018-03-07 Paige Müller Automotive Components Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480454 1521446636 1521756000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000712515_resized_automotivesewcar03181022.jpg SAFER AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTION LINES Automotive manufactures are investing in safer capital equipment, owing to holding companies’ interest in reducing labour-related injuries 511 287 Industry trying to reduce reliance on imports http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-trying-to-reduce-reliance-on-imports-2017-10-06 Robyn Wilkinson Automotive Components Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465389 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679523_resized_germafricafspnvessels0820171022.jpg WELL-EQUIPPED Germ Africa provides high-quality filtration and dosing pump solutions that improve the automotive manufacturing process 511 287 Intra-industry dialogue crucial for components advancement http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/intra-industry-collaboration-crucial-for-automotive-component-industry-advancement-2017-10-06 Robyn Wilkinson Automotive Components Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465494 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679527_resized_rmiautomotiveadvancement0820171022.jpg KEEPING PACE Advancing education and training in the automotive sector is crucial for keeping up with changes in technology and the local demand for skilled technicians 511 287 Local innovation key for growing automotive industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-innovation-key-for-growing-automotive-industry-2017-10-06 Robyn Wilkinson Automotive Components Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465388 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679393_resized_paulodematossyspro0820171022.jpg PAULO DE MATOS South Africa is no laggard when it comes to the uptake of new technologies, especially in the automotive sector 511 287 Mobile workshop enhances interactions with automotive OEMs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mobile-workshop-enhances-interactions-with-automotive-oems-2017-10-06 Robyn Wilkinson Automotive Components Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465493 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679602_resized_3mmobileunit0820171022.jpg ON THE MOVE 3M’s mobile unit features a full test laboratory, training facilities and capabilities for providing all of the company’s abrasive solutions on site 511 287 Supply chain management key to industry success http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/modern-automotive-supply-chain-management-key-to-success-2017-10-06 Robyn Wilkinson Automotive Components Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 465386 1506954326 1507240800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000679387_resized_gregclineinvestecimportsolutions0820171022.jpg GREG CLINE Automotive aftermarket imports are growing owing to the depressed state of the economy shifting buying behaviour 511 287 Auto components manufacturer launches portable drill winch http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/auto-component-manufacturer-launches-portable-drill-winch-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445749 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632244_resized_drillwinchtorreautomotivecomponents2017jpg1022.jpg WARN DRILL WINCH The portable WARN Drill Winch makes rigging fast and easy 511 287 Company offers joints for plastic content in auto manufacturing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/german-company-offers-joints-for-plastic-in-auto-manufacturing-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445867 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632539_resized_haagzeisslerautomotivecomponents20171022.jpg 9001 SERIES ROTARY JOINT The automotive industry wants to increase the present plastic content in electric vehicles by around 25% 511 287 Peugeot vehicles to be assembled in Kenya http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/peugeot-vehicles-to-be-assembled-in-kenya-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445873 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632551_resized_2017psakenyapeugeot3008automotivecomponents20171022.jpg PEUGEOT 3008 Kenya will start assembly of the new Peugeot 2008 sports utility vehicle in June 511 287 Global car manufacturer tests 3D printing for production http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-car-manufacturer-tests-three-dimensional-printing-for-production-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445628 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631945_resized_ford3dprintingautomotivecomponents20171022.jpg THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING Ford has started testing 3D printing technology for more efficient low-volume production 511 287 Smart tyre for future urban fleets designed http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/a-smart-tyre-for-future-urban-fleets-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445747 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632240_resized_goodyearintelligripurbanautomotivecomponents20171022.jpg INTELLIGRIP URBAN Goodyear announced its smart-tyre technology aimed at improving ride-sharing vehicles 511 287 S African company wins Japanese award for the first time http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-african-company-wins-japanese-award-for-the-first-time-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445726 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 NCPC-SA to emphasise efficiency at Naacam show http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ncpc-sa-to-emphasise-efficiency-at-naacam-show-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445948 1490336284 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632725_resized_jmsaautomotiveenergysaving20171022.jpg JOHNSON MATTHEY FACTORY Johnson Matthey South Africa joined a flagship energy-management project of the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa 511 287 Authorities help to curb counterfeit car part imports http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/authorities-help-to-curb-counterfeit-car-part-imports-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Components Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445655 1490362559 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631997_resized_paulramaraautomotivecomponentscounterfeit20171022.jpg PAUL RAMARA Counterfeit components coould be tracked through market investigation by checking car part agents that import goods from Asia, the Middle East 511 287 Components packages in marketing stage http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/label-holder-for-automotive-components-packages-in-marketing-stage-2016-09-14 Aarifah Nosarka Automotive Components Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 427735 1474962078 1475186400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000587932_resized_conceptainerresized1022.jpeg POUCHLESS HOLDER The product is designed for attaching control documentation to bins, crates and racking in diverse industries. 511 287 New components can grow automotive sector http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-components-can-grow-automotive-sector-2016-09-15 Aarifah Nosarka Automotive Components Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 427842 1474962078 1475186400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Components supply remains stable despite unstable industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/component-supply-remains-stable-despite-unstable-industry-2016-09-13 Aarifah Nosarka Automotive Components Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 427640 1474962078 1475186400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000587754_resized_adamorlinresize1022.jpeg ADAM ORLIN Belt tightening is a trend likely to continue 511 287 Healthy components industry needed to drive local content http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/healthy-component-industry-needed-to-drive-local-content-2016-09-14 Aarifah Nosarka Automotive Components Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 427764 1474962078 1475186400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Scope for increased localisation of auto components http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/scope-for-increased-localisation-of-auto-components-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385544 1443507827 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000469059_resized_automotivecomponentsindustrynaacam1022bloomberg.jpeg LOCAL INITIATIVE A developed local supply chain could enable component manufacturers to buy more reliable and cost-effective subcomponents and materials, locally 511 287 French manufacturer receives International Engine of the Year award http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/french-manufacturer-receives-international-engine-of-the-year-award-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385574 1443507827 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000469179_resized_automotivecomponentspsapeugeotengineawardpuretech1022bloomberg.jpeg FITTING PART The PureTech family of three-cylinder engines is fitted on several Peugeot models 511 287 Tyre brands awarded top spots in auto magazine tests http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tyre-brands-awarded-top-spots-in-auto-magazine-tests-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385583 1443507827 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000469207_resized_autocomponentsgoodyearefficientgripsuvcopy1022.jpeg TOP SPOT Goodyear’s premium EfficientGrip SUV tyre came out top across 15 wet and dry disciplines 511 287 Manufacturer ramps up automotive composites production http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/manufacturer-ramps-up-automotive-composites-production-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385510 1443507827 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000468883_resized_automotivecomponentsaatpartsawaitingmachiningandfinishingaatcomposites1022.jpeg LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN The composite parts are made using laminate construction of advanced carbon weave-epoxy material 511 287 Market uncertainty drives need for efficient auto imports http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/market-uncertainty-drives-need-for-efficient-auto-imports-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385661 1443507828 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000469429_resized_autocomponentstranmission1022bloomberg.jpeg MARKET IMPERATIVE Automotive components imports remain vital as these parts are needed for the aftermarket sector 511 287 Aluminium auto panel production expected to accelerate http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/aluminium-auto-panel-production-expected-to-accelerate-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385516 1443507827 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000468906_resized_automotivecomponentsaluminiumbodypanelsafsa1022bloomberg.jpeg ACCELERATING TREND The amount of aluminium used in vehicles is expected to increase by about 100% or more in North America and globally 511 287 First auto incubation centre programme participant graduates http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/first-auto-incubation-centre-programme-participant-graduates-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385561 1443507827 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000469118_resized_automotivecomponentsaidcfordcaiphus1022.jpeg CAIPHUS MOKOTEDI Mokotedi is one of the first black economic-empowerment entrepreneurs who joined the incubation programme in 2011 511 287 Brake reduces vehicle stopping distance by up to 40% http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/brake-reduces-vehicle-stopping-distance-by-up-to-40-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385566 1443507827 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000469138_resized_automotivecomponentstoricellibrakeautoliv1022.jpeg FUTURE INNOVATION The brake’s patented solution uses a 0.3 m2 vacuum plate below the vehicle, which activates in 0.1 seconds and produces a downforce of 15 000 N 511 287 Tandem axle lift enables enhanced road traction, fuel savings http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tandem-axle-lift-enables-enhanced-road-traction-fuel-savings-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385530 1442566661 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000468974_resized_volvotandemaxlelift5copy1022.jpeg NEW FUNCTION Volvo Trucks’ tyres can now be lifted 140 mm off the road surface when the second driven axle is disengaged 511 287 Possible labour issues a challenge for automotive industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/possible-labour-issues-a-challenge-for-automotive-industry-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385518 1443507828 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000468921_resized_fawpavilionautomotivetruckassemblyplantcoegaportelizabeth1107141022duane.jpeg RISK FACTOR South Africa’s automotive industry, government and labour are continuously engaging to avoid another strike to protect the industry and retain employment 511 287 Auto production needs to be streamlined, says control specialist http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/motion-control-solutions-specialist-highlights-need-to-streamline-auto-production-2015-10-02 Mia Breytenbach Automotive Components Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0200 385556 1443706657 1443736800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000473896_resized_lmguides1022.jpeg 511 287 Industry committed to green development http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-committed-to-green-development-2014-06-20 Dylan Slater Automotive Components Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 333334 1402065185 1403215200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000320582_resized_feltexfehrer1022.jpg SAVINGS INCURRED Feltex is reaping the rewards of an NCPC resource efficiency and cleaner production assessment done in 2011 511 287 Exports drive local manufacturing capabilities http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/exports-drive-local-manufacturing-capabilities-2014-06-20 Dylan Slater Automotive Components Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 333325 1402986429 1403215200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000320543_resized_kenmanners1022.jpg KEN MANNERS The local development and manufacturing of automotive components is the primary driving force behind the success of SP Metal Forgings 511 287 Counterfeit parts threaten motorists’ safety http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/counterfeit-parts-threaten-motorists-safety-2014-06-20 Dylan Slater Automotive Components Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 333216 1402986429 1403215200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000320191_resized_spoorfisherpaulramara1022.jpg PAUL RAMARA Counterfeiters are constantly becoming more skilled in copying genuine parts 511 287 Advanced gearbox for compact segment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/advanced-gearbox-for-compact-segment-2014-06-20 Dylan Slater Automotive Components Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 333205 1402986429 1403215200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000320149_resized_suzukiautoshift1022.jpg AUTO SHIFTING The gearbox offers both fully automatic and manual shift modes 511 287 Touch screen to replace dashboard buttons http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/touch-screen-to-replace-dashboard-buttons-2014-06-20 Dylan Slater Automotive Components Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200 333212 1402986429 1403215200 99999999999 Megan van Wyngaardt 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000320172_resized_volvoxc901022.jpg CONNECTED DRIVING The in-car control system is designed to keep eyes on the road and hands on the wheel as much as possible 511 287